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Two events this weekend at Smokey's Garden in Ruidoso

Smokey’s Garden is there for the public to use and enjoy, a Forest Service spokeman said. It is a community garden managed by Smokey Bear Ranger District employees that is open to the public Monday through Sunday all year long. The crops and plants in the garden are supported by harvested rain water

RUIDOSO NEWS - 2018-08-17 17:30:00

Recycling changes in Ruidoso as markets evaporate

Jeff Kaplan, director of general services for the village of Ruidoso, summed up the current situation of recycling markets that are disappearing and what changes in the market mean for residents and municipality.

RUIDOSO NEWS - 2018-08-16 23:30:00

2018 Lincoln County Fair Highlights

TheLincoln County Faircelebrated their 65th year at the Capitan Rodeo grounds, August 8-11. From the bright and vivid colors of the sunflowers, to the 1200 pound livestock in the beef cattle division, the fair once again was a success bringing the community together while celebrating members of the

RUIDOSO NEWS - 2018-08-16 23:19:00

Bat disease prevention steps taken at Fort Stanton Cave and others in New Mexico

With more than 2,100 natural caves and thousands more abandoned mines in New Mexico, bats are at potential risk of infection if people spread or track microscopic spores of the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) into or out of caves and mines, federal officials said. Initial tests by an Arizon

RUIDOSO NEWS - 2018-08-16 18:06:00

McDonald's and New Mexico franchisees pouring millions into renovations

In total, McDonald’s and franchisees across the country are investing $6 billion to modernize McDonald’s restaurants by 2020, including the fast-food restaurant in Ruidoso


Alamogordo police investigating homicide; suspect in custody

“Upon arrival, we located a male subject suffering from a gunshot wound,” Kunihiru said. “The male subject was transported to Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center where he passed away from his injures.”

ALAMOGORDO DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-17 17:43:00

Otero County high-speed police chase ends in officer involved shooting

“We were monitoring all the intersections in the area,” House said. “We got a tip where the vehicle was located. Upon our arrival, he took off again through various streets of La Luz back down Alamo Street to 545 toward the highway. At approximately the dollar store, we did initiate a spike stripe a


School Board discusses first day of school

The Ruidoso Municipal School Board conducted a regular meeting at the Administration office August 14, at 5:30 p.m., 200 Horton Circle. The meeting was called to order by Superintendent Dr. Bickert. Board members in attendance were, Vice President Marc Beatty, President Luther Light, Secretary Gilli

RUIDOSO NEWS - 2018-08-16 23:15:00

Bob 'the Fireman' Bullard fills his Boots one more time

After his service, Bullard decided it was just time to retire. He served as Captain during one of the worse disasters in Odessa, the ‘Champion Chemical Fire’ of 1992.(Photo: Courtesy Photo/Bob Bullard)


Otero DA dismisses 35 felony cases

Twelfth Judicial District Attorney John P. Sugg told the Journal that the deputy, who reportedly no longer works for the agency, refused to take a polygraph test, invoked his right to a lawyer and then wouldn't speak with the FBI. The FBI has been investigating the allegations for at least a year, b


Mayor Lynn Crawford to speak to Woman's Club on village issues and plans

Ruidoso Mayor Lynn Crawford will be the guest speaker Monday, Aug. 20, at the monthly meeting of the Ruidoso Federated Woman's Club.


Search and rescue team plays vital role in mountain region

The volunteer organization is dedicated to the preservation of life by providing search and rescue teams capable of managing and effecting search and rescue operations. When called out by the New Mexico State Police, they mobilize to search and rescue lost hunters, hikers, downed aircraft and perso


Bridge replacement scheduled for NM48 near Capitan

A temporary crossing will be constructed. A new guardrail and permanent signing will be installed. Striping, traffic control and other miscellaneous construction will be part of the project. Motorists can expect short delays while work is occurring. The project is expected to take six6 months to c

RUIDOSO NEWS - 2018-08-15 23:00:00

Advocates for free-roaming horse herds north of Ruidoso grow impatient with court and fear one herd is missing

In one of the hearings on the 2016 case, the judge himself said he never imagined it would drag on for such a long period, those attending the hearing reported.


Jamie Estes & AKA will perform to fight Hunger

Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House, 2704 Sudderth Drive, will be hosting a fund-raising event on Sunday, August 19 at 12 p.m. to benefit the Lincoln County Food Bank.


Ruidoso school district receives Literacy Grant

The Ruidoso Municipal School District is getting a $1,276,280 grant from the New Mexico Public Education Department's Literacy Grant Fund, according to a NMPED press release.


Beef donation from Fort Sumner rancher will feed many Lincoln County Food bank customers

August 9, was a wonderful day for our Lincoln County Food Bank. Emmet Fallon, cattle rancher in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, generously donated more than 600 two-pound packages of grass-fed Black Angus beef.


After 3 UFO encounters, retired educator and Nogal resident calls himself a believer

Richard “Bill” Thorp has lived in Lincoln County 31 years, he’s a retired educator and past vice president of the Lincoln County Historical Society. He also claims to have encountered unidentified flying objects three times, twice in the Nogal area and twice when others saw the phenomena too.


History represented in coin and currency program at Capitan Library

David Higgins, a retired finance professor who taught at universities in Arizona, Wisconsin and Texas, will speak on the "Sweep of American History and Culture as Revealed through Currency and Coins" Sunday at the.Capitan Public Library.


Three arrested after multiple agency raid on Hondo home

Two men and a woman were arrested Sunday, Aug. 12 , after a multiple agency raid on a house in Hondo in eastern Lincoln County.