Ruidoso, NM

Guide to the Ruidoso Mural Walk

Looking for a date that’s fun, free, and unique? Take a stroll through Midtown and enjoy the Ruidoso Mural Walk! Comprised of 10 incredible murals by various artists, these works of art brighten the Midtown district and provide visitors with surprises around every corner. You can easily take a...
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Tiger Girls Take Tournament Honors, Ready For District

Varsity Tiger girls’ basketball completed their third and final tournament of the season on a high note, traveling to compete in the Tularosa Tournament January 20-22 and coming home having earned second place after a narrow, one-point, 37-38 loss to Tularosa in the championship game. The Tigers started the...
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Best way to honor downwinders? Extend, expand RECA

Every summer when I was growing up, I looked forward to the time I would spend with my family in Tularosa. A quiet oasis, these weeks were spent picking fruit from the trees in my grandparents’ yard and racing empty banana split boats through the irrigation ditches with my cousins. My grandfather, Demetrio “Dee” Herrera Montoya, served as mayor of Tularosa for many years. He passed away in 2010 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He and my grandmother were children when the world’s first nuclear weapon was detonated on July 16, 1945, approximately 45 miles from their homes in the Tularosa Basin.
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Silver Alert issued for Mescalero man

MESCALERO– A Silver Alert was issued by the Bureau of Indian Affairs on Jan. 24 for Robert Dayaye, 71, of Mescalero. Dayaye is described as a 71-year-old Native American male, 6 feet tall, weighing 167 pounds, with brown eyes and long gray hair. Dayaye was last seen on Jan....

FBI: Man From Mescalero Pleads Guilty To Federal Assault

ALBUQERQUE – Romeo Martinez, 23, of Mescalero, pleaded guilty Jan. 25 in federal court to assault resulting in serious bodily injury in Indian Country. Martinez will remain in custody pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled. According to the plea agreement and other court documents, June 29, 2021, Martinez,...

School board member faces charges after allegedly failing to report child abuse

CARRIZOZO, N.M. (KRQE) – Faithe Samora, who serves on the Carrizozo school board, is accused of failing to report at least two alleged incidents involving her husband and 12-year-old son. Court documents say the boy reported the allegations about a week ago to someone, and that someone contacted the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families […]

One Day Itinerary for Romance in Ruidoso

Nothing is more romantic than a vacation for two in a scenic spot! Ruidoso’s small town charm, mountain scenery, and many amenities makes it the perfect retreat for a couple looking to get away and reconnect for a weekend. We’ve planned the perfect day for you if you’re looking for a romantic time together this February.

Tularosa battles past NMMI

Against the No. 2 ranked team in Class 2A, the New Mexico Military Institute boys’ basketball team laid it all out on the line until the final second. On Thursday night, the Tularosa Wildcats won their ninth-straight game, 46-23, over NMMI at the Godfrey Athletic Center. Since Jan. 2005,...

Roswell 2nd place, Goddard 4th in Sierra Blanca Invite

The Roswell and Goddard high school wrestling teams recently attended the Sierra Blanca Invite in Ruidoso. The Coyotes placed second in team scores while Goddard placed fourth. First place went to Ruidoso with a total score of 144.5. “I’m really proud of my team for winning some hardware,” Coyotes head...

Colts battle in second half, drop to Ruidoso 55-44

It was the first home game of the season for the New Mexico Military Institute Colt basketball team. Trailing by 17 at halftime, the Colts fought hard in the second half, outscoring the visiting Ruidoso Warriors 32-26. Despite the second half surge, Ruidoso came out on top with a 55-44...

4 Local Outdoor Adventures You Can Enjoy Year-Round

While it’s no surprise Ruidoso has different outdoor activities available during different times of year, there are also a few special activities that can be experienced and enjoyed by guests year-round! If you’re feeling outdoorsy and want to see the land of enchantment up close, add these to your list.

Hutton Broadcasting Purchases

In 2020, Santa Fe-based Hutton Broadcasting expanded its multi-media business into southern New Mexico by launching, acquiring Neighbors magazine, and offering a wide range of services in the state’s second largest market. In 2022, the family-owned company’s expansion in the southern part of the state will continue with the acquisition of

Irene K. Tregembo

RUIDOSO, N.M. - Irene K. Tregembo, age 100, of Capitan, N.M., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, at Goodlife Senior Living and Memory Care in Ruidoso. She was born on Jan. 20, 1921, in Wakefield, Michigan, the daughter of Emil and Susan (Strough) Nelson. She attended the Wakefield Schools, graduating with the class of 1939.

SAWDUST STORIES: On road trips and podcasts

I’m waiting out what passes for a blizzard in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, with two people I love more than most any in this world: my best friend and my son. When the first flakes start to fall, Karen, Alex and I settle in at a table in the back room of the Western Bar & Café, where a pellet stove glows in the corner and every inch of every wall and ceiling is covered with dollar bills marked with patrons’ names or tender messages.
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With 3 Hills, New Mexico’s Largest Snowtubing Park Offers Plenty Of Space For Everyone

The temperature is dropping, the days are short, and snow is on the ground–it can only mean one thing: time for tubing! Ruidoso’s Winter Park is known as the premier tubing and snow play area in New Mexico. (It has three separate hills dedicated for tubing!) Lace up those snow boats, put on a heavy jacket and some waterproof pants, and head on over to Ruidoso’s Winter Park.
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Tigers win two out of three at Ruidoso Madness Shootout

The Tigers started the Ruidoso Madness Shootout by sinking their teeth into the Santa Fe Prep Blue Griffins on Thursday (Jan. 6) and came away with the win, 72-36, and racked up one loss and a final win by the tournament's end. On Friday (Jan. 7) the Tigers lost in...

House hunt Ruidoso: See what’s on the market now

Whether you’re looking for a new home on acreage or a fixer-upper close to amenities, you can probably find a listing here to suit you: Very nice Manufactured D/W in good neighborhood, circular driveway, and large front deck for entertaining. Spacious LR with fireplace along with nice dining

FBI: Mescalero Man Gets 10 Years For Abusing A Child

ALBUQUERQUE — James Darius Caje, 28, of Mescalero, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, was sentenced Jan. 11 in federal court to 10 years in prison for sexual abuse of a minor. Caje pleaded guilty June 10, 2021. According to the plea agreement and...

Goddard Rockets enjoy successful tournament run

The Goddard Rockets boys basketball team won all three games of a tournament in Ruidoso. Against Taos on Friday, Goddard senior Noah Reese led the team in scoring and rebounds with 23 points, including 11 free throws, and 15 boards. Junior Mitchell Schooley contributed with nine assists and eight points. The Rockets won 65-60 in overtime.