A mountain resort town, Ruidoso, New Mexico lies in the rugged Sierra Blanca mountain range of south-central New Mexico, where it merges with the Sacramento Mountains to the south. Ruidoso is a rapidly growing resort community due to the region's alpine scenery, Ruidoso Downs racetrack, and slopes of Ski Apache, the Mescalero Apache Indian-owned ski resort on the Sierra Blanca. The tribe also operates the Inn of the Mountain Gods resort in the area, which includes a casino, hotel, and golf course.
Ruidoso is home to a rich history, seasonal recreation and world class entertainment. Enjoy winter skiing or snowboarding at Ski Apache, summer at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and year-round on the hiking and mountain biking trails of the Lincoln National Forest. Don’t miss a show at Spencer Theater, Inn of the Mountain Gods or from some of the local troupes. Festivals abound year-round with the Ruidoso Art Festival, Festival of Lights, Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally and Mountain of Blues Festival. Perfectly situated, our mountain resort is ideal for weddings, conventions, or family reunions and has everything including horseback riding, golfing, shopping, dining and art. Try your luck at one of the three area casinos and on the horses.
The appointment by Ruidoso Mayor Tom Battin of Joe Gomez, a former member of the village council, to fill a vacancy on the board created by the resignation of Gloria Sayers was ratified at a meeting Tuesday.
At the Sept. 22 Ruidoso Downs Council meeting, Public Works Director Cletus Richards told the council about the selection and service contract awarded to Dennis Engineering to complete a public water system contract for a Agua Fria water project.
It's easy to see that Joe Mendez embraces his new job and his new community.As Ruidoso's emergency management assistant coordinator, Mendez will be using his background in education and in emergency management to train department heads, utility officials, teachers, school administrators, first responders and others about the key elements of emergency management.