Lincoln, NM

Deming and Luna County community calendar for Friday, Aug. 5, 2022

It’s chile roasting season for the Luna County 4-H. Members will be roasting and selling green chile from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 20 and 21 at the Southwestern New Mexico State Fairgrounds (4300 Raymond Reed Blvd.). Make your pre-orders now by calling 575-546-8806.. Your choice of mild or hot chile will be roasted and sacked for $30. A large sack of unroasted chile will be $40.
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Forest Service rebuilding after New Mexico wildfires devastate lands, threaten flooding

Wildfires earlier this spring burned thousands of acres in Lincoln National Forest, leaving burn scars that could bring risks of flooding in the rainy summer months. The McBride Fire torched about 6,159 acres around the Ruidoso area from April 12 to May 27, destroying at least 200 structures – mostly homes and cabins in the popular tourism town – and killing two people.

New Mexico Wildfire alert: Cienegita Fire update

Incident location: Four miles northwest of the Village of Ruidoso, New Mexico Impacted area: 37 Acres. The Cienegita fire started on 6/3/2022, located approximately four miles northwest of the Village of Ruidoso, New Mexico, on the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation. The fire was determined to be caused by several dry lightning strikes that hit the area that afternoon. The fire reached 37 acres the following day while both ground and aerial resources directly attacked the fire in tandem and Pecos Type 3 incident management team was assigned to the fire. Crews and aerial resources made excellent progress the following days bringing the fire’s total containment to 95% by 6/7/22. The afternoon of 6/8/22, command of the fire was handed back to the local agency.
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Muggier morning, heavier rain develops this afternoon

Good Sunday morning everyone! We’re waking up to mainly cloudy skies with some showers and storms for south central New Mexico. The metro saw quite a lightning show last night as storms pushed their way through the Sandia with the NE heights picking up nearly a quarter of an inch. The clouds and moisture are giving us some beautiful sunrises this morning. The showers are now making their way to Socorro and Ruidoso. So keep that umbrella handy this morning and keep it handy given the significant pattern change. Our ridge of high pressure, which limited widespread storms, is now moving away from the state. This allows our upper level winds to shift and tap into moisture from the Pacific Ocean. So storm chances and flash flooding will be rather high, particularly over the higher elevation across northern and western NM.

Sarah Wren

Sarah Jo-Helen Wren, 39, of Lincoln, New Mexico, died Friday, July 8, 2022, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Sarah was born on January 12, 1983, in Litchfield, the daughter of Andrew and Lisa (Logsdon) Wren. She graduated from Lawrence Education Center and attended Jones Junior Community College in Ellisville,...

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...

Art & Wine – 51 Years of the Ruidoso Art Festival

The 2022 Ruidoso Art Festival will be held July 22, 23, and 24 at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Featuring over 100 of the nation’s most talented artists, as well as local wineries and wine tastings, the Ruidoso Art Festival is a much anticipated annual event that brings thousands of visitors to the village every summer. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance online.