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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

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-03-16 00:46:41

Moon Mountain recreation development plan questioned

Residents of Ruidoso have mobilized on several occasions to protect Moon Mountain, a 640-acre chunk of state trust land in the middle of the village, from development and to retain an open green space for wildlife. Supporters have long advocated for the village to either lease or acquire the land as

RUIDOSO NEWS - 2018-03-15 17:35:58

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

RUIDOSO NEWS - 2018-03-15 20:19:10

Hospital bids come in higher than budget

Commissioners express disappointment that fundraising for the new hospital fell short Two companies submitted responses to Lincoln County's request for proposals to build a new hospital in Ruidoso, but not all of the commissioners know the names of the firms or which one appears to be the low bidder

RUIDOSO NEWS - 2018-03-15 19:42:43

New Ruidoso mayor and council take oaths of office

Former mayor Tom Battin will remain on the council to fulfill the last two years of the new mayor's council term Newly-elected Ruidoso Mayor Lynn Crawford and other reelected members of the village council recited their oaths of office Monday during a reorganizational meeting. Outgoing mayor Tom Bat


Quilt returns to decorate youth drop-in center

The quilt entitled "A Home for Teens" was won in a raffle last year A quilt won last year at High Mountain Youth Project's bed race was donated recently to decorate the drop-in center in Ruidoso for students experiencing homelessness. Pat and Dave Northington, winners of the quilt created by A Quilt

RUIDOSO NEWS - 2018-03-16 20:41:53

ENMU-Ruidoso looks for ways to enhance life for older population

Part of the university's outreach is the fdevelopment of Creative Aging Forty members of the Creative Aging Organization met last month with Dr. Ryan Carstens, the new president of Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso to examine what the college can bring to enhance life for the aging populace in t


Deadline is April 27 for Optimists scholarship applications

Members of the Optimist Club of Ruidoso expanded the number of scholarship application locations for graduating high school seniors across Lincoln County and Mescalero. Blank applications may be picked up at Washington Federal Bank in Ruidoso. Application forms also are available at all high school


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


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


Lost Hiker Brewing opens Enchanted Vine

More than 100 fun-loving locals and visitors enjoyed the grand opening of Lost Hiker Brewing Company's new home in Alto over the weekend. The massive barn-style event venue named "Enchanted Vine," presented live musicians, artists, crafts creators, wine selections from neighboring Noisy Water Winery