Lincoln County, NM

What is Art?

There is an art studio tour Labor Day Weekend. You can follow the red dots through Grant County to find working artists doing what they do and chat with them too. In Lincoln County you can find the Alto Artists Tour Aug. 5-Aug. 7. And most of our southern New...

Pickleball tournament raised $7K for those impacted by wildfires

On July 16, 2022 the Ruidoso Pickleball Club, led by Jim Richardson, hosted a Round Robin mini-tournament pickleball event. All proceeds were donated to the Community Foundation of Lincoln County, an organization which provides assistance to those affected by the McBride Fire. Sunny Hirschfeld, and Jean Briley and her husband,...

A 50 foot sign is expected to increase traffic safety on U.S. 70, Lincoln County revenue

The Lincoln County Commission was assured the County would see increased tax revenue from the Allsup's Convenience Store located in Hondo, New Mexico if it granted a variance allowing the store's parent company to install a 50 foot billboard. The Allsup's - one of many owned by parent company Yesway - is undergoing renovations to expand its offerings. Yesway purchased the New Mexico legacy brand Allsup's in 2019 and began expansion of that brand with the construction...

Lincoln County Commission tables resolution on local election integrity

The Lincoln County Commission declined to vote on a proposed resolution Tuesday which urged the New Mexico Legislature to review the election process to address public trust in the process. The resolution, Resolution 2023-07, was tabled when Lincoln County Clerk Whitney Whitaker instead urged Commissioners to rewrite the resolution to "support the county...

New Mexico planning to preserve Fort Stanton

Billy the Kid was gunned down in what became known as the Lincoln War, but the outlaw's legend lived on in the imagination of America for more than a century, primarily through historic sites such as the former fort for the U.S. Military in a now-rural portion of New Mexico surrounded by forests and ranchlands of Lincoln County. Fort Stanton changed hands frequently through its 137 years, and today the State of New Mexico is leading efforts...

Stranded immigrants found in New Mexico

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Lincoln County Sheriff says eight stranded immigrants were found along a New Mexico highway. Deputies found the undocumented immigrants under a tree along HWY 380 near the Valley of Fires, west of Carrizozo. According to Sheriff Michael Wood. The immigrants said they crossed into the US from Mexico and hitched a ride. […]

4th of July Weekend 2022

Celebrate Independence Day in Ruidoso! For 4th of July weekend, local businesses and eateries are going all out with exciting event lineups to keep visitors busy all weekend long. We’re seeing more events listed every day, so we’ll keep adding to the list below!. Don’t see an event...
KRQE News 13

Rains impact burn scars near Ruidoso

The rains have already had an impact on burn scars near Ruidoso. Lincoln County Sheriff Michael Wood documented this rain and soot mixture along Eagle Creek Canyon Road on Monday while checking areas affected by the Nogal and McBride fires.

Historian digs deeper into Lincoln County War mysteries

“Water in a Thirsty Land,” by Ruth R. Ealy and edited by David G. Thomas, chronicles Dr. Taylor Filmore Ealy’s 1874 to 1881 sojourn as a medical missionary in Indian Territory (Oklahoma) and New Mexico Territory as compiled by his daughter Ruth and privately issued in a limited edition of 40 copies.