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Motorcycle rallies continue to roll in Ruidoso

AspenCash will be at the Ruidoso Convention Center and Golden Aspen at Ruidoso Downs Race Track When Blayne Maldonado was just 6-years-old in 2003, he rode at the front of the annual Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally parade on a custom motorcycle built for him by his father. This year, Maldonado will be

RUIDOSO NEWS - 2018-03-22 18:18:59

Local woman awarded Live Your Dream scholarship

ALAMOGORDO - Roxanne Rosales, a student at New Mexico State University-Alamogordo (NMSU-A), was recently awarded the $5,000 Live Your Dream scholarship from the Soroptimist International Club of Las Cruces. Up until very recently, Rosales was unsure she'd be able to escape her nightmarish reality a

ALAMOGORDO DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 00:27:50

Humane Society received PetSmart grant for new shelter and low-cost spay and neuter program

The largest share, $50,000, will go toward construction of a new animal shelter in Ruidoso Officials with the Humane Society of Lincoln County announced Thursday the organization received a new $70,401 grant from PetSmart Charities, the leading contributor to animal welfare in North America. From th

RUIDOSO NEWS - 2018-03-22 16:39:09

Mescalero woman pleads guilty to assault

Incident occured a year ago on the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation Kathryn Cojo, 33, an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Nation who resides in Mescalero, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Albuquerque, to an assault charge under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office.


Alamogordo to get QF-4 display

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) - The city of Alamogordo is getting a big and much-anticipated gift. Holloman Air Force Base has donated one of its two remaining Q-F4's. The city plans to display the retired aircraft to honor those who helped build it and worked on it. The Q-F4 will sit at the south end of


Dona Ana County sees slight population growth

LAS CRUCES - Dona Ana County saw a slight increase in population in 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday, March 22. About 1,705 residents - on par with the size of the town of Mesilla - were added to the ranks of the county's population, representing growth of slightly l

LAS CRUCES SUN-NEWS - 2018-03-23 12:00:03

More marchers, new start line for 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March

LAS CRUCES - Bright and early Sunday morning, more than 8,400 people will participate in the annual Bataan Memorial Death March, in the largest turnout ever for the event. "We didn't know what the final number would look like, but we're very excited," said Drew Hamilton, of the White Sands Missile R

LAS CRUCES SUN-NEWS - 2018-03-22 13:30:06

Alamogordo residents react to redesign plans for ruined playground

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) - The city of Alamogordo has released plans for a replacement playground for the Kids' Kingdom, which was burned to the ground. While investigators still haven't released an official cause, they say it was definitely human caused. It's been devastating to the community sinc


Another bus added for tour of world's first atomic test

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - Another bus has been added for a special tour of the spot of the world's first atomic test during a special one-day open house. The Alamogordo Daily News reports that the New Mexico Museum of Space History has secured a third bus for a special tour of the Trinity Site after sourin


Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport manager briefs county on updates

ALAMOGORDO - Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport Manager Jim Talbert provided several airport updates at this month's regular Otero County Commission meeting Thursday, March 8. Talbert, who knows the ins and outs of the airport, told County Commissioners that the airport has been busier than eve


Alamogordo granted F-4 for static display

ALAMOGORDO - Airport Manager Jim Talbert visited the City Commission this week to spread the news that the General Services Administration has granted the city with an F-4 to display. "We got one," Talbert said to commissioners, receiving applause in respond. "We have one of the QF-4 that were avail


Alamogordo students peacefully protest Parkland shooting

ALAMOGORDO - An estimated 130 students from Alamogordo High School, Academy Del Sol, Chaparral and Holloman Middle schools peacefully participated in the National Student Walkout Wednesday morning. Thousands of students participated in an estimated 2,800 student-led protests across the nation on We


State environment officials to talk about Bonito Lake

Some commissioners satisfied quarry is not a risk for dredged material disposal Officials with the New Mexico Environment Department are expected to attend the March 20 regular Lincoln County Commission meeting to discuss the restoration of Bonito Lake and the disposal of dredged material in a quarr


Firefighter with ties to fire chief fired after stealing from the county

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) - KRQE News 13 has learned a New Mexico fire chief's son was fired for stealing from the fire department where he also worked, and it's just the latest trouble for that department. It was 2015 when the Otero County Emergency Services director noticed something fishy with the


2018 Iditarod nears end, Alamogordo man hot on the trail

Former Alamogordo resident Nicolas Petit and his team of 16 dogs eagerly began the 1,000-mile trek to Nome in the 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Wochit NOME, Alaska - After talking a wrong turn on his way to the White Mountain checkpoint in the 2018 Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race, former Alamogor


Hitch-N-Post on the Hill to host grand opening Thursday

Subscribed, but don't have a login? ALAMOGORDO - Hitch-N-Post BBQ is hosting a grand opening ceremony to celebrate their new restaurant on the New Mexico State University-Alamogordo (NMSU-A) campus Thursday. Hitch-N-Post on the Hill is located inside the NMSU-A Student Center, 2400 Scenic Drive, Th


City approves $11,000 for Recreation Center renovations

Subscribed, but don't have a login? ALAMOGORDO - In one of their first items of business, the newly seated City Commission approved an $11,139 change order for the Family Recreational Center locker room renovation. The locker room renovation project, being completed by White Sands Construction, inc


Village overjoyed as construction begins on bridge damaged by flood

RUIDOSO, N.M. (KRQE) - Ten years after a major flood swept through Ruidoso, the village is finally rebuilding a major bridge that was nearly wiped out, and it's a big job with some big cargo. Huge concrete beams have been arriving on trucks all day Thursday. They will soon make up the upper canyon b