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First flu death of season occurs in Lincoln County
Everyone 6-months and older should receive a flu vaccination. The first flu-related death in New Mexico tfor the 2018-2019 season occurred in Lincoln County, officials with the state Department of Health announced Monday.
Keithley’s Korner: Musician Randy Jones playing at Hidden Tap’s open mic night
Randy Jones has been entertaining Ruidoso tourists for decades. He’s mostly known for his nearly 20 years behind the ticket counter, serving up the beans and picking up various instruments while performing at the Flying J Chuckwagon through the years.
Eye-catching signs promotes Spencer Theater and community events
Submit applications for placement on the sign well in advance, because slots all may be booked for weeks. A new LED sign recently was installed in School House Park with good exposure to motorists on Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso.
Better communication and more snowmaking at Ski Apache urged by ski shop owners
Announcement of reduced operating schedule caught most by surprise. Quality snow for maximum skiing experience is the goal. Officials at Ski Apache, operated by the Mescalero Apache Tribe, and owners of ski shops in Ruidoso want to see the ski resort succeed, even during periods when weather is not
Murals and music part of midtown association's promotion of Ruidoso
A mural on the side of a business at Sudderth Drive and 102 Center Street has developed into a favorite spot for tourists to stop and snap a “selfie” photograph. The potential of matching up businesses with large blank exterior walls and professional artists to create memorable scenes of the area th
White Mountain Elementary's student of the month
White Mountain Elementary is proud to announce Caden Griffin as the December Student of the Month. Caden is a responsible fifth grader in Mrs. Trujillo’s class. He is well-known as a leader in his class and his grade level.
Lincoln County fourth financially healthy county in New Mexico
A recent study by SmartAsset ranks Lincoln County as the fourth financially healthy county in New Mexico. The New York financial technology company ranked counties based on debt as a percentage of income, bankruptcies, the poverty rate and the unemployment rate.
El Pasoan asking for change after incident at Ski Apache
A man who is hearing impaired is asking for change at a popular tourist destination. El Pasoan Charles Johnson says he had a frustrating experience at the Ski Apache Wind Rider Zip Tour in Ruidoso, New Mexico.
Ruidoso dentist part of team that gives woman a $50,000 smile
Dr. Kendal Trujillo assisted in the procedure in Las Cruces. Cande Laney walked into the office of Dr. Bryce Heiner in Las Cruces Friday with missing, broken and decayed teeth, and waked out with a brand-new, free $50,000 smile,
Snowy surprise for Ruidoso last week
Next week may see a stronger storm with more significant snow. Ruidoso residents woke up last Thursday to a snowy surprise. The storm that moved through the state was forecast to deliver more wind than snow for most places in New Mexico. Ruidoso was one of the few areas that saw white, Dwight Koehn
One man dead in Dec. 8 incident in Ruidoso
At about 12:21 a.m., Dec. 8, officers from the Ruidoso Police Department were dispatched to the 100 block of South Hickory in reference to a report of an unwanted subject. Upon arrival, they found Richard Murphy, 58, of Ruidoso, deceased, according to information from the department through village
Calendar with stunning photos of Fort Stanton Cave available
For folks who love Fort Stanton Cave and want to have some classic photos hot off the press, the 2019 Fort Stanton Cave Calendar is now available. The calendar offers a colorful series of monthly photographs from the Fort Stanton Cave Study Project’s October, 2018 expedition. This was an exciting ti
Rich and Anna Dozier recognized by Ruidoso Village Council
The two are big boosters of the village from business to beautification. Anna and Rich Dozier recently were recognized by the mayor and village councilors for their contributions to Ruidoso.
Top 20 bizarre New Mexico stories of 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Another year has come and gone. Here are some crazy stories that happened this year in New Mexico. Some are calling it a miracle. People from all over visited Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Chuch in Hobbs church after hearing about its weeping statue.
No findings in Ruidoso's Fiscal Year 2018 audit
The village has seen significant improvement in its financial condition as well as in its audits. The good news delivered at the Ruidoso Village Council’s December meeting was that the village’s 2017-2018 audit returned with no findings, an impressive outcome in view of the condition of audits datin
Scientists from New Mexico discover and name new dinosaur
A new species of dinosaur was discovered and named by a group of scientists from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque. The bones were found 20-years-ago in Southern Arizona and are a new species of ceratopsid, which is a horned dinosaur.
Historic number of women set to serve in New Mexico Legislature in 2019
SANTA FE - Mimi Stewart has served in the Roundhouse long enough to know she prefers a good mix of men and women. "Without enough women," she said, "it kind of turns into more of an old boys club. It really does."
Early Academy will provide college opportunities to Ruidoso High students
RUIDOSO, NM – Ruidoso Municipal Schools welcomed the announcement that its high school has been designated an Early College High School by the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) under new state guidelines and requirements.
Ruling in Mass. opioid treatment case could affect New Mexico
A federal judge’s decision enforcing opioid addiction treatment in a Massachusetts jail has proponents excited about a potential ripple effect in New Mexico. The ruling stems from the case of Geoffrey Pesce, 32, whose addiction to opioids cost him his job, his parental rights and more, according to
Scientists in New Mexico reveal new dinosaur species
Paleontologists from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque recently determined that bones of a dinosaur found about 20 years ago in southern Arizona represent a new species of the animal — known as a ceratopsid, or horned dinosaur — that walked the earth 73 million year