Ruidoso, NM

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.
  • Nominations for the Ruidoso village employee quarter awards are solicited from all of the employees, not just from the awards committee, Village Manager Debi Lee said.
  • For those who notice fewer elk, bear, mountain lions and deer wandering through town, blame the change on the ample summer rain.
  • Henleigh likes to roll her eyes when someone says something silly to her. The 9-year-old girl also loves cheer leading with the Little League Warriors Cheerleaders, which she has been doing for three years.
  • When lieutenant governor hopeful Deb Haaland visited Mescalero Wednesday, she told stories from her life to the gathered crowd, interweaving them with the issues important to herself, and, she said, to her running mate governor candidate Democrat and New Mexico Attorney General Gary King.
  • Not many people speak against passage of another eight years of property tax support for the local hospital, ambulance service and rural health clinics owned by Lincoln County, but managed by Presbyterian Healthcare Services based in Albuquerque.