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.
Deputy District Attorney John P. Sugg said Thursday the case of a local man charged with two felonies involving an alleged intrusion into home of 12th Judicial District Court Judge Angie Schneider, was poised to move forward as a judge was finally assigned.
An incident involving the recent break-in of a district court judge's home in Ruidoso has led to the adoption of a new police department policy regarding the safety of "high profile public officials," and a reorganization of the department itself, according to Ruidoso's village manager and chief of police.
Representatives from all sides of the SunZia transmission line project updated Lincoln County commissioners Tuesday on a compromise routing of the line that may open the way for work to move forward toward a 2018 commercial operation date.