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Welcome from the Chamber Day Trips & Area Attractions Area Map: Ruidoso Regional Attractions Art, Culture & Entertainment in Lincoln Co. The Spencer Experience The Art of Ruidoso Gaming Fun in Ruidoso Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino Ruidoso Downs Race Track Shopping, Dining & Wining Calendar of Events Enjoy the Great Outdoors Area Map: Hiking Trails Area Event Venues Area Map: Ruidoso & Ruidoso Downs Getting to Ruidoso, New Mexico Local Churches & Fellowships Lodging Guide Family Fun & Activities Smokey’s Story Lincoln County Wildlife & Pet Guide Historic Lincoln Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Flying J Chuckwagon Unique Museums of Lincoln County Fun in Fort Sumner Historic Fort Stanton Estimados Visitantes de Mexico 6

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Welcome The Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center welcomes you to Ruidoso, Lincoln County, NM! The Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to experience the ultimate Playground of the Southwest. Lincoln County is home to a rich history, seasonal recreation and world-class entertainment. Enjoy winter at Ski Apache, summer at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and year-round hiking and mountain biking. Ruidoso offers year-round class act performances at the Spencer Theater and the Inn of the Mountain Gods. Festivals abound year-round with the Ruidoso Art Festival, the famous Cowboy Symposium, Festival of Lights, Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally and Mountain of Blues Festival. Perfectly situated, our mountain resort is ideal for weddings, conventions or family reunions. We hope you enjoy your experience, whether it be horseback riding, golfing, shopping , dining or taking a scenic drive. If you are feeling lucky, be sure to visit one of our three area casinos. Bring the family and enjoy the uniquely beautiful Lincoln County area.

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Day trips & area attractions Billy The Kid Scenic Byway This beautiful scenic byway through the Hondo Valley and along Hwy 380 has many different stops including The Hubbard Museum of the American West, The Billy the Kid Scenic Byway Visitor Center, Capitan, and Lincoln. Attractions: The Billy the Kid Byway Visitor Center is located next to the Hubbard Museum of the American West and is a good place to start your journey. Visitors can view the layout of the Byway inside the visitor center. Go to www.billybyway. com/bywaycenter.html for more information about the Visitor Center. The Fort Stanton State Monument is a must-see attraction when visiting Lincoln County. Nestled on Highway 220 that bisects the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway, New Mexico’s newest State Monument features over 155 years of southwestern history ranging from its initial creation as a military garrison

to its significance as the first tuberculosis hospital in the state to an internment camp for German seamen during World War II. Go to fortstanton.org for more information. The Hubbard Museum of the American West is located on Hwy 70 next to the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Billy the Kid Casino. This museum has a few permanent collections including the Anne Stradling Collection and a Native American Fine Art Collection. The museum also features wonderful exhibits throughout the year. Call the museum at 575.378.4142 or go to www.hubbardmuseum.org. See page 66 for additional local museum listings and information.

The Hurd La Rinconada Gallery is located along the Byway at mile marker 281, on the family’s ranch in San Patricio in the beautiful Hondo Valley. Call the gallery at 1.800.658.6912 for more information about their guest homes and hosting events or go to www.wyethartists.com. The Hondo Iris Farm and Gallery

is located on Hwy. 70 at mile marker 284, and is one of New Mexico’s most beautiful gardens. During April, May,and part of June the garden is filled with thousands of blooming, prize winning iris. During the other summer months, lilies, poppies, wild flowers and other varieties of native plants are in full bloom. Iris and other plants are for sale. The garden also features a wooded area, picnic tables, a gold fish pond, a rose garden, and a .hummingbird porch. Admission is free. Call 575.653.4062 or go to www.hondoirisfarm.com for more information. See page 18 for additional local gallery listings and information.

The historic town of Lincoln is located on Hwy 380, and if you blink, you might miss it. The whole town is part of an historic district and is basically one museum. There are several buildings to tour including the old Lincoln County Courthouse. Call the Lincoln State Monument at 575.653.4372 or go to www. nmmonuments.org for more information. Capitan is located on Hwy 380 and has shopping, restaurants and scenic drives. Capitan is also home to the original Smokey Bear. Smokey Bear Historical Park is located at the intersection of Hwy 380 and Hwy 48 in Capitan. This visitor center is run by the Forest Service and has an exhibit of displays that tells the story of Smokey Bear. It also includes Photo courtesy of DAV ID HALL

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exhibits of how the forest service fights fires and prevents them. Outside of the center are the original Smokey’s grave and a walking path. The Smokey Bear Gift Shop and Museum is next to the visitor center. For more information, call Smokey Bear Historical Park, 575.354.2748. At Fox Cave, you can shop inside a real cavern and there’s a surprise in every nook and cranny. Have you ever wanted to pan for gold? At Fox Cave, you can. History buffs can appreciate this gem of Lincoln County. Although Fox Cave was never actually Billy the Kid’s hideout, it is in “Billy the Kid Country.” Highway 70 cuts through areas in which Billy and his friends rode, slept, ate, and went to parties (not to mention had various shoot-outs during the Lincoln County War). Fox Cave is a fabulous place to enjoy a cold drink and marvel at the natural architecture of the cave and the area’s scenic mountains. Inside the cave’s enormous interior are hundreds of pieces of jewelry as well as aisles of rocks and crystals. Fox Cave is open seven days a week. It is located on the edge of Highway 70 West and is clearly marked by roadside signs. For more information, please call 575.378.9954.

Cloudcroft

Cloudcroft, a quaint little town sitting at about 9,000 feet, has something for everyone. Enjoy fishing in Rio Penasco, the southern-most spring creek in the United States. Hiking trails throughout the Lincoln National Forest are maintained by the U.S. Forest Service. 575.682.2551. Or visit Chippeway Riding Stables and saddle up and ride through the beautiful mountains of south central New Mexico. Call

575.682.2565. Also, Cloudcroft is home to one of New Mexico’s best bike races along the Rim Trail. Call 575.682.1229. The Lodge Resort and Spa at Cloudcroft is a retreat unlike any other. Enveloped by an age-old mystique, it stands gracefully atop the Sacramento Mountains. Stay the night, enjoy fine dining, or golf at one of the highest elevation courses in the United States, The Lodge Golf Course, a nine-hole course in Scottish traditional format. Call The Lodge Resort and Spa and Golf Course at 800.395.6343. Ski Cloudcroft offers snowmobiling, cross country and alpine skiing, as well as snowboarding and tubing. Ski Cloudcroft features a double chairlift, rentals, and snack bar. Call 575.682.2333. Located in the heart of Cloudcroft, the James Sewell Ice Rink offers fun for the whole family at its outdoor ice rink with ice skate rentals, warming hut, snack bar and tube rentals. 575.682.4585. For more information call the Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce at 575.682.2733.

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Alamogordo Area

Alamogordo is about an hour south of Ruidoso on Hwy 70. It has the Alameda Park Zoo, the toy train depot also in Alameda Park, the New Mexico Museum of Space History, and an IMAX Theater. Call the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce at 1.800.826.0294. White Sands is past Alamogordo on Hwy 70. Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world’s great natural wonders -the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating VisitRuidoso.com |

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the world’s largest gypsum dune field. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dune field, along with the plants and animals that live here. Call the White Sands Monument at 575.479.6124 or go to www.nps.gov/whsa/index.htm.

Carrizozo Area

There are many different things to see and do in Carrizozo and the surrounding area. The Carrizozo Heritage Museum and many of the art galleries are on 12th St and a couple of buildings are on the New Mexico Register of Historic Buildings. Attractions: The Carrizozo Heritage Museum is located on 12th St. and shows Carrizozo’s railway history. The Carrizozo Women’s Club on 11th Street is an outstanding example of Pueblo Revival Architecture built of adobe. The ceiling in the unique round room, which is completely freestanding, contains viga logs in an intricate

wagon wheel pattern. Built in 1929 by the WPA, the building is one of the showplaces in Carrizozo and is included on the State and Federal Registers of historic buildings. 12th Street is home to most of the art galleries in Carrizozo. Roy’s Gift Gallery and Soda Fountain on Main Street, Hwy 54, is on the New Mexico Register of Historic Buildings. It was originally a doctor’s office and is now a real old-fashioned soda fountain. Three Rivers Petroglyphs is located on Hwy 54, about 30 miles South of Carrizozo. More than 21,000 glyphs of birds, humans, animals, fish, insects and plants, as well as numerous geometric and abstract designs are scattered over 50 acres of New Mexico’s northern Chihuahuan Desert. For more information, pick up a Three Rivers brochure at the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, go to the website www.blm.gov/nm/ st/en/prog/recreation/las_

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cruces/three_rivers.html, or call The Las Cruces BLM District Office at 575.525.4300. The Trinity Site is where the first atomic bomb was detonated and is a National Historic Landmark. One entrance is on Hwy 380 West of Carrizozo. The other is near Alamogordo. The tours take place twice a year, the first Saturday in April and October. There is no charge. Call 800.826.0294 or 575.479.6124 for more information. The Valley of the Fires is the youngest lava flow in the continental US and is located on Hwy 380, about 3 miles west of Carrizozo. There are picnic tables, RV and tent sites, and walking trails. Brochures can be picked up at the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, or the Valley of Fires website, www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/prog/ recreation/roswell/valley_of_ fires.html, or call the recreation area, 575.648.2241.


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Art, Culture & Entertainment in Lincoln Co. by BEC K Y BROOK S A N D D E B O R A H D O U D S

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people have assumed that to find fine art they needed to travel to the Northern portion of New Mexico, but Lincoln County is a haven for artists and art lovers alike. We are home to the World Class Spencer Theater, which has become famous for its unique architecture, outstanding acoustics and excellent artistry. In addition we have diverse museums and art galleries that showcase a wide range of fine art as well as traditional arts and crafts. Our artists are spread out through every nook and cranny of Lincoln County. The Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts an Annual Juried Fine Art Show during the fourth weekend of July; a tradition for more than 40 years. First held in 1971 as an Outdoor Tent Show, the Ruidoso Art Festival has evolved into an event that attracts thousands of art enthusiasts. In past shows we have had the privilege of featuring local artists such as Michael Hurd, son of famed artists Peter Hurd; Henriette Wyeth; and also Gordon Snidow, a worldrenowned artist of Western Americana. Today Michael Hurd owns and operates the Hurd-La Rinconada Gallery located in the beautiful Hondo Valley, showcasing the spectacular works of the Hurd Family: Peter, Henriette Wyeth, and their son Michael. The Gallery also features selection of works by renowned artists

N.C. and Andrew Wyeth. The City of Ruidoso Downs is home to the Pinon Pottery Studio and Gallery. Also located in the Downs is the Hubbard Museum of the American West, where one can find some of the most historic western art, western and cowboy artifacts, saddles, wagons, kid’s corral and hands-on exhibits, as well as the “Racehorse Hall of Fame” located at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, which offers a superb collection of racing memorabilia and racing history. For horse racing buffs, it is a must-see stop while in Ruidoso! There is a diverse array of artists and art galleries scattered throughout the Village of Ruidoso. Tanner Tradition is owned and operated by the Tanner Family, who has worked directly with the Native Americans since 1972 to showcase their Artwork. The quaint Mid-town Ruidoso has Mountain Arts

Gallery where you can enjoy the work of renowned Artists of the West and Southwest including the artwork of the very talented Teri Sodd. We also have the Kenneth Wyatt Galleries where one can explore the works of three generations of the Wyatt Family. Another Gallery that offers a mix of paintings, sculptures, and jewelry is the Adobe, where one can find the ever popular works of jeweler, Monroe Jackson. Josie’s Framery specializes in custom framing featuring works by regional Artisans and Photographers. Ruidoso also offers a host of potters including the well known Alan Miner of Earth-N-Stone. Located in the heart of Ruidoso is Mitchell’s Silver, Turquoise and Gifts; a favorite spot for any Jewelry lover. Mitchell’s has been selling high end authentic Native American crafted jewelry since 1983. They have one of the largest selections of handmade jewelry in Ruidoso. Just North of Ruidoso in the Alto area, we have the Gallery of John Soden, the very talented photographer who is often seen out and about toting his treasured camera capturing pictures of our breathtaking landscapes as well as our local events. Alto is also known for their Annual Gallery Tours of Art including the Art Loop Studio Tour and Alto Artists’ Studio Tour. A special treat for any art-lover is touring


in more than 10 fascinating trips “Back In Time.”

the Spencer Theater and seeing the four major Glass Installations by the eminent artist Dale Chihuly, where one might also want to take in any one of their impressive array of professional performances throughout the year. We have new and upcoming art establishments popping up that include Thundering Horse Gallery, a fine art gallery specializing in original western paintings, bronze and metal sculptures, unique fine art ceramics, handcrafted wood bowls and furniture, Taos drums and custom jewelry. Also, we anticipate the opening of The Snidow Museum of Art. The museum will be home to one of Gordon Snidow’s working studios, a beautiful outdoor pavilion and open space where patrons can reflect on the scenery that has inspired his greatest works. Gordon Snidow is the next great American artist to carry the torch in the effort to preserve the history of the American West. Lincoln County is chock full of educational and informational museums that are attractions for all ages. “Dowlin’s Old Mill”, the birthplace of Ruidoso, can be found in the heart of town and is the perfect spot for that iconic photograph of yourself or your entire family in days gone by. In a day trip tour of the “Billy The Kid Scenic Byway” you can easily take

Two of the oldest places that people love to visit are Lincoln and Fort Stanton. Both are steeped rich in the history from the Pre-Civil War Era to the Days and Times of Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War. Capitan, home to Smokey Bear, offers history on the National Forest Service Mascot and Lincoln County’s most famous Bear, Smokey! Fox Cave was formed by over thousands of years of erosion of the rock by the Ruidoso River and today you can explore the unlimited treasures contained within the walls of this historic cave. You’ve only dreamed about the endless magic and mystery it holds! Entertainment abounds in Lincoln County! While you are here be sure to catch at

least a few of the performances. Beginning Memorial Day and lasting through early Fall you can go back in time at the Flying J Ranch and where for more than 30 years, folks have been stepping back into the legendary era of the Great American Cowboy at the Flying J Ranch. We invite you to experience an evening of great chuck wagon cooking and western music much like cowboys would have enjoyed after a long day on the trail. If you enjoy going to the Horse Races, then don’t miss the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack where the horses run Memorial Day through Labor Day. We hope that you will plan a trip to visit our incredibly beautiful, cool mountains sometime soon. Plan to really take some time to explore and absorb the Arts, Culture and Entertainment that Lincoln County has to offer.

LIMITED EDITION BRONZE SCULPTURES BY RORY COMBS ORIGINAL PAINTINGS HEIRLOOM NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY SARINOVA GLASS CUSTOM JEWELRY FINE ART POTTERY TAOS DRUMS AND LAMPS

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The Spencer Experience The Spencer Theater is a world-class

performance hall located 12 miles north of downtown Ruidoso. Unique architecture, outstanding acoustics, intimate seating and excellent artistry are the Spencer’s celebrated features. Since 1997, the non-profit facility has presented an impressive array of professional performances throughout the year, including Broadway shows; European and American symphony orchestras and chamber orchestras; modern dance and Celtic dance companies; salsa and ballroom dance classes and several dance parties; classical and contemporary ballets; comedy troupes and stand-up comedians; drama and comedy theatre; pop, rock, folk, flamenco, Celtic, Native American, jazz and country performers or bands; children’s theatre (Class Acts & Student Performing Arts series); comic opera, big band revues; futuristic music and dance troupes; and numerous tributes to American theatrical and literary icons, as well as music legends. The theater has also “teched” several Broadway shows (Big, Cabaret, Seussical, Fosse, Sweeney Todd, Jesus Christ Superstar and Rich Little as Jimmy Stewart), a definite honor for any road-house theater. When “teching,” the staff and temporary crews prepare the show’s final details in wardrobe, lighting, sound and staging for national premieres and cross-country tours. Designed by the world renowned architect Antoine Predock and decorated with four major glass installations by the eminent artist Dale Chihuly, the Spencer

Theater has garnered numerous awards, the most prestigious of which was its naming as one of seven outstanding theaters in the world by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology in 2004. The ranking was shared with such similarly distinguished facilities as Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall and the Sprague Memorial Hall in New Haven. The Spencer features:

• $22 million structure featuring 514 intimate seats • 5,000 sq ft stage with 52 fly lines • State-of-the-art lighting and acoustics • Crystal Lobby • A loggia and fountain • Three chorus dressing rooms and four-star dressing rooms, accommodating 52+ artists • A greenroom and open air courtyard • A private Founders Room • Pre-performance dinners for Founders Room Members • Two fully stocked bars • Two kitchens to accommodate artists, stage crews and Founders Room diners • A 964-square-foot outdoor stage and grassy amphitheater • A west patio with patio seating • 74 acres of land • Spectacular views of the Sacramento Mountains and the Capitan Mountains.

The facility is available for rentals (parties, weddings, meetings, reunions, memorials, lectures, fund-raisers, shows and movies). Call 575.336.4800 or email: charles@spencertheater.com for rental information! www.spencertheater.com

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Lincoln historic site

OLD LINCOLN DAYS

Friday – Sunday, August 1st – 3rd

Lincoln Historic Site 12 miles east of Capitan on US 380 575.653.4372 Open seven days a week. Admission for all six museums is $5. Children 16 and under free.

Enjoy a weekend of living history, special performances and more.

fort Stanton

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FORT STANTON LIVE!

Saturday & Sunday, July 12th – 13th , 2014

Two days of fun for for the entire family, including a military ball, living history reenactments, garrison camp tours, live music and more.

Fort Stanton Historic Site 7 mi. SE of Capitan near U.S. 380 575.354.0341 Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays in summer, and Mondays through Thursdays in winter. Grounds open daily 8am – 5pm. Free; donations appreciated.

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the art of ruidoso

The art community in Ruidoso and

Lincoln County is thriving! Our creative artists and craftspeople work in every type of medium and style.

DJ’s Jewelry Visit this log cabin to view DJ and Kelly’s designer collection of Native American jewelry in 14K gold and sterling, precious and semiprecious gemstones; specializing in quality domestic turquoise. 618 Carrizo Canyon Road, Ruidoso. 575.630.1514

Earth-N-Stone A unique studio gallery featuring the works of Alan Miner. Handmade stoneware, pottery, steel sculpture and lots of rocks. 2117 Sudderth Dr., Suite 14, Ruidoso. 575.257.2768

Expressions in Bronze Gallery Featuring the Native American painting and bronze sculptures of Dave McGary. 2002 Sudderth, Ruidoso. 575.257.1000 www.davemcgary.com

Gallery 401 Discover a unique collection of sophisticated, one-of-a-kind country antiques and decorative accessories from France, England, Mexico, Central America and New Mexico. 401 Twelfth Street, Carrizozo, NM. 575.648.2762

Gallery 408 Enjoy The Painted Burros of Southern New Mexico on the rooftops of Twelfth Street and the adjacent Sculpture Garden. Shop the Gift Gallery for handmade books, prints, jewelry

and other fine craft items. 408 Twelfth Street, Carrizozo, NM. 575.648.2598

Hondo Iris Farm and Gallery Located in one of New Mexico’s most beautiful gardens, Hondo Iris Farm and Gallery features paintings, sculpture and jewelry by resident artist Alice Seely. Folk art, ceramics, and clothing from around the world are part of the collection. Hwy 70, Mile marker 284 (between Ruidoso and Roswell.) 575.653.4062 www.hondoirisfarm.com

John T. Soden Gallery The gallery of John T. Soden features his landscape photography in both black and white and color. 1086 State Highway 48, Alto. 575.336.2155

Josie’s Framery Located in the heart of Ruidoso, Josie’s specializes in custom framing. Featured works by regional artisans and photographers. 2917 Sudderth, Ruidoso. 575.257.4156

Kenneth Wyatt Galleries Explore the works of three generations of the Wyatt family, including fine art, paintings, prints, books, sculpture, cards and jewelry. Dr. Kenneth Wyatt is one of the most well-known and prolific Western artists of

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today. Additionally, he inspires people all over the world with his outstanding Christian art. Also featured is Veda Wyatt, Jill WyattMarshall and Jake Marshall. 2205 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso. 575.257.1529 www.kennethwyatt.com

Longcoat Fine Art Featuring contemporary masters and historic works of art. 2825 Sudderth, Ruidoso. 575.257.9102 www.longcoatfineart.com

McMillan’s Fine Hand Crafted Furniture McMillan’s offers unique handcrafted furniture and oneof-a-kind lamps, mirrors and wall art. Exceptional attention to detail goes into every piece of solid hardwood furniture. Showroom located at Gavilan Canyon Road. 575.336.2485 www.mcmillansfurniture.com

Mountain Arts Gallery and Framing Enjoy the work of renowned artists of the West and Southwest. Artwork by Teri Sodd and more. 2530 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso. 575.257.9748 www.mountainartsgallery.com

Piñon Pottery Vicki Conley has been making pottery in Ruidoso Downs for over 25 years. She does a variety of work including functional stoneware, decorative roku and horsehair pottery. The gallery carries work by several area artists including Anita Keegan, Shirley Lall, Virgil Stephens and Nancy Phillips. Mile marker 26465, Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs. 575.378.4270 www.pinonpottery.com


Renaissance and Revolution Art Gallery Bringing the best of art, past and present, into an eclectic convergence of creative excellence. 2710 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso. 575.257.7982 renaissanceandrevolution.com

Simon Gomez

The artisans at Simon Gomez have been making custom jewelry for over 38 years. Gold, silver and platinum. 4500 Sudderth Dr., Four Seasons Mall, #4, Ruidoso. 575.937.7493

Tanner Tradition

Since 1972, the Tanner Family has worked directly with the Native People to bring their art and jewelry to the market place. The tradition continues here in Ruidoso with Lynn Tanner, a fifth

generation Indian trader and his wife, Kathy Dawn. 624 Sudderth, Ruidoso. 575.257.8675

The Adobe

Enjoy a rich mixture of paintings, sculptures, antiquities and jewelry. The Adobe features some of the finest silversmiths in the world, along with artists of regional and national prominence. 2905 Sudderth, Ruidoso. 575.257.5795 www.theadobefineart.com

pinon pottery

Handmade Pottery & Artwork by Area Artists

Thunderhorse Gallery

A fine art gallery specializing in original western paintings, bronze sculptures, unique fine art ceramics, handcrafted wood bowls and furniture, Taos drums and an array of custom jewelry. 200 Mechem Drive, Suite 1. 575.257.3989 or email us at info@thunderhorsegalery.com

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Gaming fun in Ruidoso If you’re feeling lucky... Billy the Kid Casino The Billy the Kid Casino offers great fun for your money. Located next door to Ruidoso Downs Race Track, the casino, off-track racing venue and restaurant combine history with entertainment. Walking into the casino is like walking back in time. The historic courthouse where Billy the Kid made his last escape is recreated in great detail. You can belly up to the bar with the local desperados or browse through the delightful gift shop. Three hundred slot machines

provide all the noise and glitter of Las Vegas, while the off-track betting facility broadcasts races from around the country.

Casino Apache Located on Hwy 70, Casino Apache Travel Center offers 25,000 square feet of gaming action that includes 499 slot and video poker machines, as well as 10 table games featuring Blackjack, Roulette, Three Card Poker and Let It Ride. The Casino Apache Travel Center features a convenience store

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with a variety of snacks and fresh coffee selections, discount gas prices and diesel refueling. Laundry and shower facilities are available for commercial truck drivers.

Inn of the mountain gods resort & casino With more than 38,000 square feet of space to play, Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino is one of New Mexico’s premier entertainment destinations. The Inn is situated high in the picturesque mountains of Mescalero, New Mexico just outside of Ruidoso. The resort and casino are owned and operated by the

Mescalero Apache Tribe. Guests can test their luck on one of the more than 900 slot and video poker machines and enjoy the high-energy action at each of the 37 table games. A wide array of games includes Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Let It Ride. The Inn also features a live Poker Pit, with nine tables, satellite TV and Texas Hold’em. The Inn features clean mountain air, stunning panoramic views, and a variety of exciting

entertainment options. Relax and enjoy the stunning views of snowcapped mountains, the lake and a championship golf course. Original works of art adorn the property. Numerous dining options are available, and there are activities to please everyone, including an indoor pool, workout facility, skeet shooting, horseback riding, fishing, and gondola rides. Big game hunting is offered with some of the finest elk, bear and turkey in North America. For more information, call 575.464.7777 or visit www. innofthemountaingods.com.

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Far from the ordinary...

DJ and Kelly invite you to our log cabin to view our designer collection featuring works from many great artists including:

Charlie Favour | Jerry Tucker | Kurt Kunkle | Monroe Jackson

575.630.1514 618 Carrizo Canyon Rd. Ruidoso 10 am-5 pm | Mon- Sat (closed February) Personal Checks Accepted

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Ruidoso Downs race track Millions upon Millions! Ruidoso Downs has been the home of the World’s Richest Quarter Horse Race® since the All American Futurity was first contested on Labor Day in 1959 with a $129,000 purse. In 2014, Ruidoso Downs’ races are still setting records. The All American Futurity purse has soared to an all-time record $2,600,000 this Labor Day and boasts the highest purse for any two-year-old race of any breed in North America. But, there is more. The All American Derby purse projects to reach $2,000,000 and will have the largest purse offered to a three-year-old or older quarter horse. This summer the Rainbow Futurity ( July 20) and the Rainbow Derby ( July 19) are each on track to become $1,000,000 races.

The Ruidoso Futurity ( June 8) and the Ruidoso Derby ( June 7) are each expected to have $900,000 purses. The very popular Zia Festival is on July 26 with more than $1 million in purses for New Mexico-bred thoroughbreds and quarter horses. It is a New Mexico celebration with the grandstand filled with vendors selling their New Mexico arts, crafts and wares. The summer racing season starts on May 22 (the Friday before Memorial Day) and runs through Labor Day. The weekly racing schedule is Friday through Monday with a 1 p.m. first post time. There will be Thursday cards on the Fourth of July and All American Futurity trials (August 14). Futurity trial days will have an earlier post time. Don’t miss Billy The Kid Casino,

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Billy’s Race Book and Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill located adjacent to the race track and open year round. The Billy The Kid Casino offers the most popular slot games, and there is always simulcast wagering action in Billy’s Race Book from tracks coast to coast. During the second full weekend in October, Ruidoso Downs turns into the nation’s premier western festival: the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium. You will be amazed by the best traditional country music performers, the authentic chuck wagons and toomuch-fun western swing dancing. For information, go to www.cowboysymposium.com. Catch all the action at Ruidoso Downs and Billy The Kid Casino, located on Highway 70 in Ruidoso Downs. Visit www.raceruidoso.com or call 575.378.4431.

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Shopping, Dining & Wining Enjoy the good life! Shopping Unique and amazing shopping experiences await you in Ruidoso, New Mexico! Midtown, the main shopping district, is located on Sudderth Drive. Enjoy the many specialty boutiques, quaint eateries, and souvenir shops as you stroll the streets of Ruidoso. This area is especially famous for its many shops featuring original items made by local craftsmen and artisans.

the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway offers many unique shopping opportunities as you visit Hondo Valley, historic Lincoln, and Capitan. Whatever your shopping desire– casual browsing or serious shopping – you don’t want to leave Ruidoso empty-handed!

Dining Asian

Circle J BBQ 1825 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.4105

Buffets

Gathering of Nations Buffet Inn of the Mountain Gods 287 Carrizo Canyon Rd., Mescalero 1.800.545.9011

Coffee Shops, Teahouses & Cafes Blue Goose 201 N. Eagle Dr. 575.257.8652

Other shopping areas can be found throughout the Sudderth and Mechem Drive areas. Also

The Great Wall of China 2913 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.2522

IRISH PUB

Yee’s Express 623 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.5888

Chef Shawn’s Eatery 2415 #5 Sudderth Dr. 575.808.8456

Bakeries & Delis

Cornerstone Bakery Café 359 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.1842

American Fare & Traditional Irish Dishes 24 Imported & American Brews on Tap The Finest Selection of Scotches & Irish Whiskeys Weekend Brunch Gorgeously Appointed with Fireplaces & Cozy Snugs Great View from our Firepit & Dining Patio Reservations Accepted Book Your Parties Here!

Happy Hour Karaoke Open Mic Night World Tavern Poker League KEEP UP WITH GRACE ON FACEBOOK!

Cornerstone Bakery Café 359 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.1842 Lawrence Brothers GA Bakery & Deli 721 Mechem Dr. 575.257.4015 Walmart Supercenter Bakery 1800 West Hwy 70 Ruidoso Downs 575.378.1400

Bar-B-Que

Apache Tee Restaurant Inn of the Mountain Gods 287 Carrizo Canyon Rd., Mescalero 1.800.545.9011 Can’t Stop Smokin’ 418 Mechem Dr. 575.630.0000

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Dream Catcher Café 2629 Sudderth Dr. 575.802.2222 Renee’s Real Food 35 Smokey Bear Blvd., Capitan 575.973.03514 Sacred Grounds Coffee & Tea House 2825 Sudderth Dr. Suite B 575.257.2273 Starbucks Coffee 2722 Sudderth Dr. 575.630.0096 The Treehouse Café 118 Lake Shore Dr., Alto 575.336.8444


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The Wild Herb Market 1715 Sudderth 575.257.0138 Tina’s Café 522 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.8930 Village Buttery 2107 Sudderth 575.257.9251 Viva LLC 2811 Sudderth 575.808.8181 Zocca Coffee & Tea 1129 Mechem Dr. 575.258.1445

Casual Dining

Billy The Kid Restaurant and Grill, Ruidoso Downs 1461 Hwy 70 E, Ruidoso Downs 575.378.4431 Carrizozo Cafe Ave. E, Carrizozo 575.430.9708

Farley’s Food Fun & Pub 1200 Mechem Dr. 575.258.5676

Dream Catcher Café 2629 Sudderth Dr. 575.802.2222

Four Winds 111 Central Ave., Carrizozo 575.648.2964

Schlotzsky’s 2812 Sudderth 575.257.7811

Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub 2331 Sudderth Dr. 575.630.0219

Subway 148 Sudderth Dr.; 1129 Mechem 575.630.0251; 258.1394

Hall of Flame Burgers 2500 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.9987

Village Buttery 2107 Sudderth 575.257.9251

Lincoln County Grill 2717 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.7669

Desserts

Log Cabin Restaurant 1074 Mechem Dr. 575.258.5029 Rio Grande Grill & Tap Room 441 Mechem Dr., Ruidoso 575.808.8456 Schlotzsky’s 2812 Sudderth 575.257.7811

Cinnabon 2812 Sudderth 575.257.7822

Smokey Bear Restaurant 310 Smokey Bear Blvd. 575.354.2557 Subway 148 Sudderth Dr.; 1129 Mechem 575.630.0251; 257.1394 The Quarters Restaurant & Grill 2535 Sudderth 575.257.9535

Corona Grill U.S. 54, Corona 575.849.2424

Willie’s Place 102 Hwy 380, Carrizozo 575.648.4200

El Corral Café 511 Main Street, Corona 575.849.1238

Buffet’s Candies 1925 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.5669

Smokey B’s at Apache Casino Hwy 70 W. Mescalero 575.464.7777

Chef Lupe’s 1101 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.4687

Cree Meadows Country Club 301 Country Club Dr. 575.257.9186

2 Scoops 2306 Sudderth Dr. 575.258.4048

Catering

Can’t Stop Smokin’ 418 Mechem 575.630.0000 Cornerstone Bakery Café 359 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.1842 VisitRuidoso.com |

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Papa Bear’s Cupcake Emporium 2314 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.0074 Roy’s Ice Cream Parlor S. Hwy 54 , Carrizozo 575.648.2921 Sweet Retreat 2501 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.5500 TCBY Located inside Schlotzsky’s 2812 Sudderth 575.257.7822 Viva LLC 2811 Sudderth 575.808.8181

Distinctive Dining

Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon Supper & Western Show Highway 48, 1½ miles past

Ski Apache turnoff 575.336.4330 or 888.468.3595 www.flyngjranch.com Laughing Sheep Farm Restaurant 1 mile W. of Lincoln at mile marker 96 575.653.4041

Fast Food, Takeout & Delivery

Brewer’s / Shell Stations 418 Sudderth Dr.; 1 Ski Run Rd. 575.257.0845; 575.336.2325 Chisum 32/Hub City Convenience Store 101 Sun Valley Rd., Alto 575.336.4046 Club Gas 1137 Mechem Dr. 575.258.3211 Kentucky Fried Chicken 331 Sudderth 575.257.2119 McDonald’s 144 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.7547 Mr. Burger 1203 Mechem Dr. 575.258.3616

delicious

southwestern mexican & tex-mex cuisine!

Home of the World Famous Casa Margarita!

(575) 257-2495

501 Mechem Drive Ruidoso, New Mexico

Now under new ownership!

Paul’s New Mexican Take-Out Hwy 380 W. Carrizozo 575.648.2885 Porky’s 2306-2 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.0544; 973.8267; 973.1226 RK Burgers & Frozen Custards 1097 Mechem Dr. 575.257.8560 Roy’s Ice Cream Parlor 1200 S. Hwy 54, Carrizozo 575.648.2921

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Smokey’s Country Market 116 Smokey Bear Blvd., Capitan 575.354.2219 Sonic Drive-In 102 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.4787 Taco Bell 654 Sudderth 575.257.4246

Fine Dining

Ellis Store County Inn Hwy 380 MM 98, Lincoln 800.653.6460 Rebecca’s at the Lodge At Cloudcroft 601 Corona Place, Cloudcroft 800.395.6343 The Dolan House (Reservations Required) Hwy 380, Lincoln 575.653.4670 The Wortley Hotel Hwy 380, Lincoln 575.653.4300 Tinnie Silver Dollar 28 miles east of Ruidoso, Tinnie, NM 575.653.4425 Wendell’s Inn of the Mountain Gods 287 Carrizo Canyon Rd, Mescalero 1.877.277.4577


Mexican

Casa Blanca 501 Mechem Dr. 575.257.2495 Chileo’s 135 Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs 575.378.4033 Comal 2117 Sudderth Dr. 575.258.1397 Disco Taco 141 W. Hwy 70 575.378.4224

La Sierra 100 Lake Shore Dr., Alto 575.336.4673

The Rancher’s Steak & Seafood 2823 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.7540

Lucy’s Mexicali Restaurant 2408 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.8754

Texas Club Grill & Bar 212 Metz Dr. 575.258.3325

Old Road Restaurant 692 Old Road, Mescalero 575.464.4674

Vegetarian/Vegan Grill Caliente 2800 Sudderth Dr. 575.630.0224

Ole Taco 319 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.5040

The Treehouse Café 118 Lake Shore Dr. 575.336.8444

Pizza & Italian Café Rio 2547 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.7746

The Wild Herb Market 1715 Sudderth 575.257.0138

El Paisano 442 Smokey Bear Blvd., Capitan 575.354.2206

Domino’s Pizza 1717 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.3030

Wine Shopping

El Paraiso Mexican Restaurant 721 Mechem Dr. 257.0279

Michael J’s 601 Mechem Drive 575.257.9559

Pena’s Place 2963 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.4135

Michelina’s Italian Restaurant 2703 Sudderth 575.257.5753

Grill Caliente 2800 Sudderth Dr. 575.630.0224

Mountain Top Pizza 1501 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.4657

Jorge’s Café 2064 W. Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs 575.378.9804

Pizza Hut 725 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.5161

El Camino Nuevo 1025 Mechem Dr. 575.258.4312

La Hacienda 340 Sudderth Dr. 575.378.1079

The Treehouse Café 118 Lake Shore Dr., Alto 575.336.8444

Steak & Seafood Cattle Baron 657 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.9355 K-Bobs W. Highway 70 575.378.0025

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www.michaeljsrestaurant.com Open at 5 pm Tuesdays - Saturdays ~ Summer Hours ~ Wednesdays - Sundays

601 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345 Pasta • Soups • Salads Veal • Chicken Seafood • Steaks Nightly Specials Home-made Desserts

Enjoy Great Italian & American Cuisine in our Casually-Elegant Dining Room or on our Outdoor Patio *Reservations Recommended

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Wine Shopping Eagle Ranch Pistachio Groves/ Heart of the Desert Pistachios and Wines Wine tasting, pistachios, gifts, and gift baskets. 575.434.0035 www.HeartoftheDesert.com End of the Vine Wine tasting, wine accessories, other products, and gift baskets. 2801 Sudderth Dr. 575.630.9463 www.endofthevine.com The Cellar Uncorked Wine tasting 2332 Sudderth Dr. 575.630.0037 www.rellenobros.com Lawrence Brothers Large selection of local and national wines. 721 Mechem Dr 575.257.4014 Noisy Water Winery Wine Tasting, handmade New Mexico cheeses, and other products. 2342 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.9335 www.rellenobros.com Tularosa Vineyards Wine tasting and wine accessories. 575.585.2260 www.tularosavineyards.com Walgreens Large selection of local and national wines. 138 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.0054.

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Family gatherings and group functions in the historic Rustic Pines Hall accommodates up to 50. Located just 2 miles from town in the tall pines of the magical Upper Canyon, directly across from the Rio Ruidoso. Cozy cabins in a Forest Setting Internet Fireplaces Decks and Grills Pet Friendly Kitchens Hot Tubs Minutes from All Attractions

your hosts John and Glenda Duncan 1013 Main Rd. Ruidoso, NM 88345 877-810-5440 575-257-3881 EASY TO FIND HARD TO LEAVE www.noisywaterlodge.com


2014

CALENDAR OF EVENTS April 2014 April 5th thru Labor Day ”Beyond Tradition” Fiber Art Exhibit, Hubbard Museum of the American West - 575-378-4142 www.hubbardmuseum.org

May 2014 May 1 - Memorial Day • Hondo Iris Festival - Hwy 70, Mile Marker 284. Hundreds of prize winning Iris bloom in May at one of New Mexico’s most beautiful gardens. Open everyday in May, 8-5. Free Admission. 575.653.4062 www.hondoirisfarm.com. 2 - 4 • Smokey Bear Days, Smokey’s 70th Birthday! Capitan, NM - Smokey Bear Historical Park: 575-354-2748

13 • RHS Benefit Golf Scramble at Alto Lakes Country Club - More Info: Melissa at Cree Meadows: 575-257-5815 14 • Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club - Inn of the Mountain Gods 575-464-7089 www.innofthemountaingods.com 15 - 18 • AspenCash Motorcycle Rally, Inn of the Mountain Gods 575-937-4977 www.motorcyclerally.com 16 • The Voyagers, Spencer Theater - 575-336-4800 www.spencertheater.com 16 - 18 • Sierra Blanca Opener Adult Softball Tournament

Eagle Creek Sports Complex, Ski Run Road - www.usssa.com 21 • Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, Inn of the Mountain Gods 575-464-7089 www.innofthemountaingods.com 23 - 26th • Ruidoso Downs Racetrack Opens - Opening Weekend - 575-378-4431 24 • Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon and Stage Show Opening Day 575-336-4330 - flyingjranch.com 24 - 25 • 2014 Ruidoso Noon Lions Gun & Collectible Show 575-937-7911 - 575-802-0205 www.ruidosonoonlions.org 24 - 26th • King of the Mountain Baseball Tournament, USSSA Baseball - Larry Hernandez: 915494-7710 - www.usssa.com 30 • Queen of the Mountain (Fast Pitch) Softball Tournament Eagle Creek Sports Complex. Julie Rodriguez: 575-602-1717

3 • Gary Lewis and the Playboys - Spencer Theater: 575-336-4800 www.spencertheater.com 4 • Al Hurricane & Al Hurricane Jr. at the Inn of the Mountain Gods - 575-464-7089 www.innofthemountaingods.com 6 • RHS Benefit Golf Scramble at the Links at Sierra Blanca - More Info: Melissa at Cree Meadows: 575-257-5815 7 • Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club - Inn of the Mountain Gods 575-464-7089 www.innofthemountaingods.com 10 • Flying J Wrangler Stage Show--Fundraiser for Ruidoso Hospice - Ruidoso Home Care & Hospice: 575-258-0028

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June 2014 1 • Queen of the Mountain (Fast Pitch) Softball Tournament Eagle Creek Sports Complex. Julie Rodriguez: 575-602-1717 6 - 8 • Queen of the Mountain Too (Fast Pitch) Softball Tourn. Eagle Creek Sports Complex Julie Rodriguez: 575-602-1717

Friday Saturday & Sunday

August 1,2 &3 Preview Party at Spencer Theater

Thurs. July 31

5-7PM

Visit our website.

altoartists.com

Phone 877784-3676 575-937-4498

7 • 17th Annual Ruidoso Mountain of Blues Festival, Wingfield Park - More Info: Dean Fowler at the Quarters Bar & Grill: 575-9535 www.ruidosoblues.com 14 • Ruidoso Sprint Triathlon Ruidoso Athletic Club. - More Info: Frederic Moras, Race Director: 575-937-7106 www.bicycleruidoso.com 20 -22 • Cool Pines Classic, USSSA Slow Pitch Tournament Eagle Creek Sports Complex, Ski Run Road - www.usssa.com

July 2014 1 • “It’s Reigning Cats & Dogs” Benefit for Lincoln County Humane Society, Spencer Theater More Info: Sue Healy: 575-8088424 - www.furrball.org 4 - 6 • Lincoln County Art Loop, Lincoln County - Every July, on the first weekend following the 4th, Lincoln County artists open their studios to the public for a self-guided tour to view their collected works. - 1-877-3776576 - www.artloop.org 11 - 13 • Christmas in July Bridge Tournament, Ruidoso Convention Center - More Info: Johnny Glover: 575-437-0552 or Kaye Kernodle: 575-257-1898 12 - 13 • Fort Stanton Live!, Alto Fort Stanton Museum: 575-3540341 or Larry Auld: 817-4546368 - www.fortstanton.org 18 - 20 • Last Chance Qualifier, USSSA Slow Pitch Tournament www.usssa.com

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25 -27 • Ruidoso Art Festival, Ruidoso Convention Center - Discover treasures to complement any lifestyle or budget - Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce: 575-257-7395 -www. ruidosonow.com/art-festival

August 2014 1 - 3 • Old Lincoln Days, Lincoln, NM - Street vendors, food, parade & mountain man camp. Lincoln State Monument: 575653-4372 www.billythekidpageant.org 1 - 3 • Alto Artists Studio Tour, Alto, NM - This free, self-guided tour offers you the chance to explore behind the scenes of the Alto art community. More Info: Artist Sam Blatchley: 575-9374498 - www.altoartists.com 22 - 24 • Noon Lions Antique Show & Sale, Ruidoso Convention Center - More Info: Don Fowler: 575-802-0205, www.azantiqueshow.com 30 - 31 • All-American Gun & Western Collectible Show , Ruidoso Convention Center More Info: Grindstone Graphics: 575-257-6171 www.trekwest.com/gunshow

September 2014 3 • Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, Inn of the Mountain Gods 575-464-7089 www.innofthemountaingods.com 5 - 7 • Williams Chiller Classic (Fast Pitch) - More Info: Julie Rodriguez 575-602-1717 10 • Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, Inn of the Mountain Gods 575-464-7089 www.innofthemountaingods.com 12 - 14 • Williams Chiller Classic Too (Fast Pitch) - More Info: Julie Rodriguez: 575-602-1717 17 • Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, Inn of the Mountain Gods 575-464-7089 www.innofthemountaingods.com


17 - 21 • Annual Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally, Inn of the Mountain Gods - More Info: Patric Pearson: 575-973-4977 www.motorcyclerally.com 24 • Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, Inn of the Mountain Gods 575-464-7089 www.innofthemountaingods.com

October 2014 1 • Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, Inn of the Mountain Gods 575-464-7089 www.innofthemountaingods.com 4 - 5 • Fall Brawl Baseball Tournament - More Info: pagesports@valornet.com 4 • Aspenfest Parade, Midtown Ruidoso - The Parade is in conjunction with Aspenfest Weekend, which allows residents and visitors alike to participate in the celebration of our caring community, the cool crispness of the coming fall and the beauty that is Ruidoso. More Info: Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce: 575-257-7395 www.ruidosonow.com/aspenfest 4 • Aspenfest Rod Run and Car Show, Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino - www.ruidosonow. com/aspenfest/ 4 • NM State Open Chili CookOff and Chile Society Pod Chili Cook-Off - More Info: Paul Mulkey: 575-390-6675 www.ruidosonow.com/aspenfest 4 - 5 • Aspenfest Arts and Crafts Fair & Mountain Top Crafts & Collectibles Show at the Grandstand between the Car Show and Chili Cook off at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. More Info: Bonnie Richardson: 575378-4661 - www.ruidosonow. com/aspenfest 8 • Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, Inn of the Mountain Gods 575-464-7089 www.innofthemountaingods.com

10 - 12 • Annual Cowboy Symposium, Ruidoso Downs Racetrack - Each year, during the second full weekend in October, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico plays host to the nation’s finest cowboy festival with old west storytellers, musicians (including the world famous Texas Playboys), western artists and craftsmen for three days of events, cowboy competitions, horse demonstrations, western swing dancing, kids rodeo and educational activities. More Info: Sunny at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack: 575-378-4431 www.cowboysymposium.org 17 - 18 • Annual Ruidoso Oktoberfest, Ruidoso Convention Center More Info: Grindstone Graphics and Marketing: 575-257-6171 www.oktoberfestruidoso.com

November 2014 14 - 16 • Christmas Jubilee, Ruidoso Convention Center Join us for Ruidoso’s Favorite Shopping Experience. The Annual Christmas Jubilee offers some-thing for everyone. Bring the kids and meet Santa. Shop for unique gifts and get a head start on Christmas. - More Info: Rita Weber: 575-258-5405 27 • Ski Apache Opens, (Tentative Date) - 575-464-3600 www.skiapache.com 27 • Ruidoso Winter Park Opens, (Tentative Date) - 575-336-7079 www.ruidosowinterpark.com

December 2014

Fudge • Divinity • Popcorn Pinon Candy • Caramels Pecan Brittle • Pecan Rolls And so much more!

6 • Annual Light Parade 5:30 pm. This parade goes through the shopping area in Ruidoso, “Midtown”, and starts at the cor-ner of Sudderth and Mechem and goes down to the Chamber of Commerce and Pizza Hut. More Info: Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce: 575257-7395 - www.ruidosonow. com/festival-of-lights/ VisitRuidoso.com |

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ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS Winter Fun

Ski Apache: As the country’s southernmost ski area, Ski Apache offers the best warmweather powder skiing in the world with snowmaking on 33% of the mountain. Located on the north ridge of the 12,002’ Sierra Blanca Peak, the 360 view of our mountain is sure to take your breath away. The slopes offer a mix of wide beginner slopes, tough bump runs, a huge bowl, nice cruising runs and a terrain park with jumps, tubes and rails. With an annual snowfall of 180 inches, Ski Apache offers 55 runs and trails and 11 lifts--including New Mexico’s only passenger Gondola to the top, the Gazebo. Ski Apache boasts the highest hourly lift capacity in the state (16,500+/hour). The ski season runs from Thanksgiving through early April and lifts are open from 8:45 am to 4:00 pm. Call 575.464.1234 for snow reports. 575.464.3600 • skiapache.com Sleigh Rides: Sleigh rides through the Upper Canyon area of Ruidoso have been a tradition for many years. This enchanting experience is a great way to take in the beautiful lights of the

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Upper Canyon’s special holiday display. Sleigh rides begin at the circle at the top of Sudderth Dr. Rides begin at dusk and run through the evening. Winter Park: First-class tubing area, bumps, jumps, bobsled curves; lift to get you to the top; Kidz Korral; giant tubes for 4-6 riders; snow clothing rental; full snack bar; snowmaking capability. 575.336.7079. (Operational during the winter only.)

Outdoor Recreation

Camping: There are two RV Parks in the Ruidoso Area that have tent camping and amenities: Hall’s Hideaway, 575.258.4263; Along the River RV, 575.336.4444. There are campsites on BLM land near Fort Stanton. Other camping areas are located around Fort Stanton on Hwy 220. Maps can be picked up at the Ruidoso Visitor Center. There are also corrals for horses. Call Roswell BLM office at 575.627.0272. www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/prog/ recreation/roswell.html.

All other campsites are in the Lincoln National Forest. Call Smokey Bear Ranger Station at 575.257.4095. www.fs.usda.gov/ recmain/lincoln/recreation. Disc Golf: Disc golf is played like regular golf, only using flying discs rather than golf balls. Call Ruidoso Parks and Recreation at 575.257.5030. Fishing: The Rio Ruidoso and Grindstone Lake are the more popular places to fish. Carrizo Creek flows all year and runs along Carrizo Canyon Road into the Rio Ruidoso at Two Rivers Park. Fishing licenses can be bought at Walmart or Western Auto. www.wildlife.state.nm.us/ recreation/fishing/index.htm. Seeping Springs RV Park also has a private trout lake. This is a good place to take kids fishing. 575.378.4216. www.seepingspringsfishing.com. Funtrackers: This is a family fun center with Gokarts & Spin Zone, Mini Golf & Bumper Boats, and an Arcade. 575.257.3275. www. funtrackers-ruidoso.net. Geocaching: Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPSenabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Go to www.geocaching.com for more information about geocaching and sites in Lincoln County.


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Golf: Lincoln County has many public golf courses. Cree Meadows Golf and Country Club: 18-hole golf course with restaurant and lounge. 575.257.2733. Golf Course at Rainmakers: Semi-private 18-hole golf course. Clubhouse available. 575.336.4653. Inn of the Mountain Gods Golf Course: 18-hole golf course. Apache Tee Restaurant next to course. 575.464.7941. The Links at Sierra Blanca: Scottish-style 18-hole golf course. Snack bar available. 575.258.5330. Hiking: The White Mountain Wilderness Area just north of Ruidoso is known for its wonderful hikes. Be sure to take water with you, and if you come from a lower elevation, make sure you do a few walks around town to get acclimated before you attempt a more strenuous hike. (See Hiking Trails map on page 35.) The White Mountain Wilderness Area is managed by the Forest Service. Contact the Smokey Bear Ranger Station at 575.257.4095 for more information about the Lincoln National Forest. Other hiking trails are located around Fort Stanton on Hwy 220. Maps can be picked up at the Ruidoso Visitor Center. There are also campsites and corrals for horses. This is BLM land, so be sure to check to see if fire

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restrictions are in place. For more information call the Roswell BLM office: 575.627.0272. www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/prog/ recreation/roswell.html. There are other hiking/walking trails around the Ruidoso area. Call Ruidoso Parks and Recreation at 575.257.5030. Visit www.ruidosonow.com/ brochures and download the Fitness Trails PDF, or go to www. discoverruidoso.com/TrailsAround-Ruidoso. Horseback Riding: There are three businesses that take visitors into the Lincoln National Forest. Grindstone Stables: Located on Resort Dr. Trail rides and sleigh rides in the winter. During the summer months, please call and make reservations. 575.257.2241. Inn of the Mountain Gods: Located just past the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino. Trail rides. During the summer months, please make reservations. 575.464.7424. Runnels Bonito Stables: Located 3½ miles above Bonito Lake on Bonito Lake Road. Trail rides. No reservations required. No credit or debit cards. 575.354.2778. Other Horseback Riding: There

are mountain biking/hiking/ horseback riding trails on the BLM land around Fort Stanton along with corrals and campsites for those Photo courtesy of GRI NDS TON who bring their E STA BLE S horses with them. Please be sure to check to see if fire restrictions ATVs/OHVs are permitted. are in place. Maps of these trails Permits for vehicles can be can be picked up at the Ruidoso purchased online at www.wildlife. Visitor Center or downloaded state.nm.us/ohv/ohv.html. Call online at www.blm.gov/nm/st/ the Roswell Game and Fish en/prog/recreation Office, 575.624.6135 or the Smokey Bear Ranger Station, Hunting: Hunting information 575.257.4095. can be found on the NM Fish and Game website www. Picnicking: The Hondo Iris wildlife.state.nm.us/recreation/ Farm is a great place to have a hunting/index.htm. There are picnic and wander around one also two businesses that conduct of New Mexico’s most beautiful guided hunting: Mescalero gardens. Admission is free, Hunting Lodge, 575.464.9770, children and pets are welcome. 575.464.7448; S-S Outfitters, In addition to hundreds of prize 575.653.4249. winning iris, there is a botanical Mountain Biking: There are garden, a hummingbird porch, some nice trails in and around a gold fish pond, and a wooded Ruidoso, including on BLM land area. Picnic tables abound. www. around Fort Stanton. hondoirisfarm.com, 575 653 4062. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday Off-roading: There are few 10-5 year round (everyday in May designated roads/trails for ATVs/ when the iris bloom.) OHVs in Lincoln County. The Hwy. 70, MM 284. Forest Service roads are the only www.hondoirisfarm.com places in Lincoln County where

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area Map:

hiking trails

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the hiker to obtain more detailed information. Please visit the Smokey Bear Ranger Station • 901 Mechem Dr. • 575.257.4095

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Trail #

Trail Name

Miles

15

Scenic

0.6

19

Southfork

6.0

22

Mills

4.7

25

Crest

21.7

33

Bluefront

5.2

35

Aspen

2.4

36

Bonita

4.6

37

Little Bonita

4.6

39

Argentina

2.5

44

Three River

5.6

49

Barber Ridge

4.0

50

Doherty Ridge

4.2

53

Water Canyon

3.9

55

Church Mntn

2.0

78

Lookout

1.0

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area event venues

Create a memorable experience

amid the natural beauty of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Whether you are planning a wedding, reunion, retreat, or other special event, Ruidoso offers a variety of beautiful panoramic venues, all perfect for your special day. Host your special event in Ruidoso and create a lifetime of memories.

not include the lodging or the use of the kitchen and are for the ceremony only. 105 La Rinconada Ln 575.653.4331 Innsbrook Village Country Club and Resort Meeting/reception facilities for 60 people. 146 Geneva 575.258.3589

Ellis Store Bed and Breakfast Meeting/reception facilities for 25 people. Hwy 380, Lincoln 575.653.4609

La Junta Lodge Meeting/reception/banquet facilities for 65 people. 111 La Junta Lodge 575.336.4361

High Country Lodge Meeting/reception facilities for 70 people. 859 State Hwy 48, Alto 575.336.4321

Little Creek RV Park Meeting facilities for 125 people. 290 State Hwy 220, Alto 575.336.4044

Comfort Inn Meeting/reception facilities for 6575 people with catering capabilities. 2709 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.2770

Hotel Ruidoso Meeting/reception/banquet facilities for 65-75 people. 110 Chase Street 575.257.2007

The Lodge at Sierra Blanca Meeting/reception/banquet facility for 70 people. 107 Sierra Blanca Dr. 575.258.5500

Cree Meadows Country Club North 40 Banquet Room: 180; Dining Room: 110; Lounge: 111. 301 Country Club Dr. 575.257.9186

Hurd La-Rinconada Gallery and Guest Homes We have several wedding packages. Two include lodging and the use of our kitchen. The other two do

The Lodge at Cloudcroft Meeting/reception/banquet facilities for 200 people. 601 Corona Place 800.395.6343

Best Western Pine Springs Inn Banquet room for 200 people. Highway 70, Ruidoso Downs 575.378.8100 Best Western Ruidoso Inn Meeting/reception facilities for 100 people. 97 Camelot Dr. 575.257.3600

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Noisy Water Lodge Meeting/reception facilities for 50. 1013 Main Rd. 575.257.3881 Rainbow Lake Cabin & RV Resort Meeting/reception/banquet facilities for 70 people. 806 Carrizo Canyon Road 575.630.2267 Pine Ridge RV Meeting facilities for 50 people. 124 Glade Rd 575.378.4164 R&R RV Park Meeting facilities for 20-25 people. 595 Gavilan Canyon Road 575.258.1187 Ruidoso Convention Center Meeting/reception/banquet facilities for 300 people. 111 Sierra Blanca Dr. 575.258.5445 Ruidoso Mountain Inn Meeting facilities for 15 people. 400 West Hwy 70 575.257.3736

GET TOGETHER IN RUIDOSO.

San Patricio Retreat The Retreat Center provides a peaceful sanctuary for healing and spiritual workshops, 12-Step retreats, personal retreats, parish ministries, meetings, weddings, and educational workshops. 119 La Mancha Rd., San Patricio 575.653.4415 • sanpatricioretreat.org Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts An ultra private landmark performing arts center with indoor and outdoor venues for your perfect day. Parking for over 200, a full service bar, executive chef and kitchen. 108 Spencer Rd/Hwy 220 575.336.4800

Southern New Mexico’s #1 Mountain Destination

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RUIDOSO & RUIDOSO DOWNS

area Map:

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getting to ruidoso, new mexico Nestled beneath

Sierra Blanca Peak, the highest point in southern New Mexico, Ruidoso is the largest village in Lincoln County and one of New Mexico’s fastest growing cities.

Driving to Ruidoso

From Albuquerque, NM: Take I-25 South. Travel 82 miles to exit #139 US 380 East toward San Antonio and Carrizozo. Travel 75 miles through Carrizozo to Highway 37. Turn right toward Nogal, Alto & Ruidoso. Travel 14 miles to NM 48, turn right. Total Miles - 180. Driving time approximately 3 hours. From El Paso, TX: Take US 54 to Alamogordo. Merge onto US 54/70 North in Alamogordo. Travel through Alamogordo to Tularosa. Merge

right to US 70 East. Travel 30 miles to Ruidoso. Total miles 133. Driving time approximately 2 ½ hours. From Roswell, NM Take US 70 West to Ruidoso. Total miles – 75. Driving time approximately 1 ½ hours.

Flying into the Area

Visitors to Ruidoso often fly into either El Paso or Albuquerque. American Eagle also flies into Roswell. Private planes can fly into the Sierra Blanca Regional Airport in Ruidoso.

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Mileage to Ruidoso Abilene, TX • 397 miles Albuquerque, NM • 180 miles Amarillo, TX • 288 miles Austin, TX • 600 miles Carlsbad Caverns, NM • 170 miles Dallas, TX • 558 miles El Paso, TX • 133 miles Fort Worth, TX • 529 miles Houston, TX • 750 miles Lubbock, TX • 220 miles Las Cruces, NM • 114 miles Midland/Odessa, TX • 308 miles Monterrey, Mexico • 700 miles Oklahoma City, OK • 548 miles Phoenix, AZ • 477 miles San Antonio, TX • 551 miles Tucson, AZ • 369 miles White Sands, NM • 70 miles

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Local Churches & fellowships Worship with us... Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church 613 Sudderth Dr. Unit D 575.257.0018 Alto Baptist Church 105 Canaan Tr. 575.336.1979 Calvary Chapel of Ruidoso 127 Vision Dr. 575.257.5915 Casa De Oracion 220 Junction Rd. 575.257.4170 Christ Church in the Downs 604 W. Harris Ln. Ruidoso Downs 575.378.8464 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1091 Mechem Dr. 575.258.1253 Church of the Nazarene Hwy 48 Angus Hill 575.336.8032 Church Out of Church Flying J Ranch Hwy 48 575.258.1388

Community United Methodist Church 220 Junction Rd. 575.257.4170 Episcopal Church of The Holy Mount 121 Mescalero Trail 575.257.2356 First Assembly of God 139 El Paso Rd. 575.257.2324 First Baptist Church of Ruidoso 270 Country Club 575.257.2081 First Baptist Church of Ruidoso Downs 361 W. Hwy 70 575.378.4611 First Christian Church Gavilan Canyon and Hull Rd. 575.258.4250 First Presbyterian 101 S. Sutton Rd. 575.257.2220

Gateway Church of Christ 415 Sudderth Dr. 575.257.4381 Grace Harvest Church Gavilan Canyon Rd. 575.336.4213 J Bar J Country Church 40 Hwy 70 West 575.257.6899 Jehovah’s Witness 1102 Gavilan Canyon Rd. 575.336.4147 Pacto Viviente Church 106 E. Circle Dr.,Ruidoso Downs 575.378.9140 or 575.937.6664 Peace Chapel ULC 100 Pinon Lane, Alto 575.336.7076 Ruidoso Baptist Church 126 Church Dr. 575.378.4174 Ruidoso Seventh-Day Adventist Church 207 E. Parkway, Ruidoso Downs 575.378.4161 Sacramento Mountains Unitarian Universalists Fellowship For locations and meetings call 575.336.2170 or 575.257.8912 Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran 1120 Hull Rd. 575.258.4191 St. Eleanor’s Catholic Church 120 Junction Rd. 575.257.2330 St. Joseph’s Catholic Mission 114 Mission Trail, Mescalero 575.464.4473

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Worship Times: Sunday 10am

Tuesday Fellowship and Bible Study 5:30pm Wednesday Jr/Sr High School Youth 6pm

facebook.com/jbarj J Bar J Country Church is a Non-Denominational Fellowship.

26180 US Highway 70 E Ruidoso Downs, NM (575) 378-8050 Pharmacy (575) 378- 5400

Luxury Condo Sales & Vacation Rentals Right on the River & Steps from Midtown!

Vision Center (575) 378-5287 Bakery (575) 378-1400 Deli (575) 378-8050 TLE (575) 378-1700

Give Us a Call Toll-Free

855-485-8015 RuidosoRiverResort.com

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W E W E LC O M E YO U TO O U R

Beautiful condos nestled among the breathtaking Sacramento Mountains

Service that makes the difference!

1-7 BEDROOM RENTALS

Located at the intersection of Highway 48 and Sun Valley Road, just behind the Alto post office and across from the Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club entrance.

(575) 336-9900

1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Homes Available with Hot Tubs and Other Great Amenities! Sales Long-Term Rentals

www.AltoAlpsCondos.com

Kitchen . Fireplace . Grill Hot Tub . Central Heat/Air Free WiFi . Laundry Room Park . Fitness Room On-site Massage Therapist AAA 3-diamond award!

Nightly Rentals 2600 square-foot All Purpose Building www.Enchanted-Mountain.com www.ruidoso4rent.com www.RuidosoNightlyRentals.com

Great for Family Reunions, Weddings, Military and Business Retreats!

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VisitRuidoso.com and the Official Ruidoso Visitor Guide® are your “go to” resources for lodging, attractions, dining, and events for Ruidoso, New Mexico.

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lodging guide

Nestled beneath Sierra Blanca Peak, the highest point in southern New Mexico, Ruidoso offers an exciting year-round mixture of outdoor activities, natural wonders, culture, arts, dining, shopping and more. Whether you want to ski the slopes, visit the race track, or just relax in your chair on the porch while taking in the scenic mountain views and cool pines, Ruidoso is the place for you.

the ruidoso area

Welcome to the Official Ruidoso Visitor Guide®, your best source for everything you need to know about the beautiful mountain playground of Ruidoso and the surrounding area.


Bed & Breakfasts PROPERTY / CONTACT INFO

# OF UNITS

RATES

13

$$

5

$$-$$$

8

$$

6

$$

AMENITIES

Casa del Cocinero

1118 Hwy 48 • Alto, NM 88312 575-336-7815 • 800-360-3500 www.casadelcocinero.com

Dragonfly Inn

112 Calle El Ojito • Hondo, NM 88336 432-559-0400 www.nmdragonflyinn.com

Ellis Store Country Inn Bed & Breakfast MM 98 US Hwy 380 • Lincoln, NM 88338 575-653-4609 • 800-653-6460 www.ellisstore.com

Wortley Hotel

585 Calle La Placitas, Hwy 380 • Lincoln, NM 88338 575-653-4300 www.wortleyhotel.com

Cabins & Lodges PROPERTY / CONTACT INFO

# OF UNITS

RATES

10

$$-$$$

29

$-$$$

9

$-$$$

9

$-$$$

31

$-$$$

3

$

18

$$

25

$-$$

5

$$

A Frame Cabins

1016 Mechem Drive • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-258-5656 • 800-333-7079 www.aframecabinsruidoso.com

Apache Village Cabins

311 Mechem Drive • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-2435 www.apachevillagecabins.com

Bottlehouse Cabins

266 Ski Run Rd. • Alto, NM 88312 575-336-1145 www.bottlehousecabins.com

Canyon Cabins

416 Main Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-2076 • 866-207-0870 www.canyoncabinsruidoso.com

Canyon Creek Lodge

900 Carrizo Canyon Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-9131 • 800-765-3108 www.canyoncreeklodge.net

Capitan Cabins

321 3rd Street • Capitan, NM 88316 575-354-6010 www.capitancabins.com

Casey’s Cabins

2640 Sudderth Dr. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-6355 • 855-299-6239

Cottage Central Cabins

606 Sudderth Drive • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-2576 • 888-776-1591 www.ruidosolodging.com

Cozy Bear Cabins

103 5th Street • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-630-0094 www.cozybearruidoso.com

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AMENITIES


PLEASE CONTACT EACH INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY FOR DETAILS AND COMPLETE INFORMATION ABOUT UNITS, AVAILABILITY, RATES & AMENITIES.

PROPERTY / CONTACT INFO

# OF UNITS

RATES

13

$-$$$

6

$$-$$$

5

$$$

14

$$$

32

$$

5

$$$

AMENITIES

Dan Dee Cabins

310 Main Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-2165 • 800-345-4848 www.dandeecabins.com

Elk Run Cabins

1068 Hwy 48 • Alto, NM 88312 575-336-8338 www.elkruncabinsandrv.com

Escape Resort

1016 Mechem Drive • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-258-1234 • 888-762-8551 www.theescaperesort.com

Forest Home Cabins

436 Main Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-4504 • 800-678-7647 www.foresthomecabins.com

High Country Lodge

859 Hwy 48 • Alto, NM 88312 575-336-4321 • 800-845-7265 www.highcountrylodge.net

Hurd-La Rinconada Gallery & Guest Homes 105 La Rinconada Lane • San Patricio, NM 88348 575-653-4331 • 800-658-6912 www.hurdgallery.com

$: Under $89 • $$: $89-$139 • $$$: $140+

WE ARE YOUR MARKETING AGENCY! PRINT & WEB DESIGN SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS EVENT PLANNING & MORE!

1.866.207.0821

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Cabins & Lodges PROPERTY / CONTACT INFO

# OF UNITS

RATES

12

$$

12

$$-$$$

18

$-$$$

24

$$

6

$$$

2

$-$$$

11

$$-$$$

27

$-$$$

3

$$$

8

$$$

5

$$-$$$

28

$$$

4

$$-$$$

23

$$-$$$

8

$$

Idle Hour Lodge

112 Lower Terrace Dr. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-808-8484 • 855-252-1406 www.idlehourlodge.com

La Junta Guest Ranch

111 La Junta Drive • Alto, NM 88312 575-336-4361 • 800-443-8423 www.lajuntaguestranch.com

Mountain Air Cabins

1129 Main Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-5600 • 866-630-9073 www.mountainaircabins.com

Noisy Water Lodge

1013 Main Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-3881 • 877-810-5440 www.noisywaterlodge.com

Oso Cabins

P.O. Box 716 • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-937-1003 www.osocabins.com

Pine Ridge RV

124 Glade Rd. Hwy 70 W • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-378-4164 www.pineridgerv.com

Ponderosa Cabins

104 N. Laurel Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-937-4562 • 800-257-5865 www.ponderosacabins.net

Rainbow Lake Cabin and RV Resort

806 Carrizo Canyon Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-630-2267 • 877-630-2267

www.discoverruidoso.com/Rainbow-Lake-Cabin-and-RV-Resort

Riverdeck

101 Slay Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-7498 www.ruidosoriverdeck.com

Riverside Cottages

300 Main Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-2510 • 800-950-2510

Ruidoso Condos and Cabins 1200 Sudderth Dr. • Ruidoso, NM 575-630-2222 • 855-268-2213

Ruidoso Lodge Cabins

300 Main Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-2510 • 800-950-2510 www.ruidosocabins.com/ruidoso-lodge-cabins

Ruidoso Skies

300 Main Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-2510 • 800-950-2510 www.ruidosocabins.com/ruidoso-skies

Shadow Mountain Lodge and Cabins 107 Main Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-4886 • 877-361-4103 www.smlruidoso.com

Sherwood Forest Cabins

711 Main Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-2424 www.sherwoodforestcabins.com

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AMENITIES


PLEASE CONTACT EACH INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY FOR DETAILS AND COMPLETE INFORMATION ABOUT UNITS, AVAILABILITY, RATES & AMENITIES.

PROPERTY / CONTACT INFO Sierra Blanca Cabins

215 Country Club Dr. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-2103

Story Book Cabins, Inc.

410 Main Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-2115 • 888-257-2115

# OF UNITS

RATES

AMENITIES

9

$$-$$$

26

$$-$$$

21

$$-$$$

21

$$

37

$$-$$$

4

$$-$$$

Upper Canyon and Cabins

215 Main Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-3005 • 888-478-4367 www.uppercanyoncabins.com

West Winds Lodge

208 Eagle Dr. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-4031 • 800-421-0691 www.wwlodge.com

Whispering Pine Cabins

422 Main Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-4311 • 866-766-3445 www.whisperingpinecabinsruidoso.com

White Mountain Cabins

113 Main Rd • Ruidoso, NM 575-257-4886 • 800-441-4331 www.shadowmountainlodge.com

$: Under $89 • $$: $89-$139 • $$$: $140+

Two Amazing Retreats! SHADOW MOUNTAIN LODGE

Chuck & Marily n

Duncan

VOTED #1 FIVE STAR LODGE

ALSO VOTED ONE OF THE TOP 25 ROMANTIC RESORTS IN NORTH AMERICA

1,2,3,4 & 5 Bedroom Cabins Newly Remodeled Cabins Fireplaces – Whirlpools • Hot Tubs Wi-Fi - Full Kitchens • Pet Friendly

Romantic Whirlpool Cabins & Mountain Lodge Rooms Beautifully Landscaped Grounds Fireplaces • Full Kitchenettes • King Beds Wi-Fi • Pet Friendly • Hot Tub

WPCabins.com • 866-766-3445

SMLodge.com • 877-361-4103

422 MAIN ROAD, RUIDOSO 107 MAIN ROAD, RUIDOSO Located in the Historic Upper Canyon, Ruidoso’s preferred area of lodging. On line Reservations beginning at $99 plus ongoing specials.

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Condos & Vacation Rentals PROPERTY / CONTACT INFO

# OF UNITS

RATES

22

$$-$$$

120

$$$

60

$$

45

$-$$$

9

$$

13

$$-$$$

60

$$$

28

$$-$$$

63

$$$

5

$$$

90

$$$

28

$$$

56

$-$$

Alto Mountain Village Condos Hwy 48 N. • Alto, NM 575-336-9900 www.amvrentals.com

Condotel Corporation

1103 Mechem Dr. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-258-5200 • 800-545-9017 www.ruidosoreservations.com

Crown Point Condominiums

220 Crown Dr. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-7641 www.crownpointcondos.com

Cozy Cabins

546 Sudderth Dr. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-802-0207 www.cozycabinsruidoso.com

Enchanted Mountain Real Estate 708 B Mechem Dr. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-2333 • 888-454-7325 www.enchanted-mountain.com

Fairway Meadows Condos

120 Lower Terrace • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-4019 • 800-545-9013 info@fairwaymeadowscondos.net

Four Seasons Real Estate

712 Mecham Drive • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-9171 • 800-822-7654 www.casasderuidoso.com

High Sierra Condominiums

504 Excalibur Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-6913 www.highsierracondos.com

Hummingbird Cabins

1204 Mechem Dr. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-258-3555 • 866-505-3555 www.hummingbird-cabins.com

Hurd-La Rinconada Gallery & Guest Homes 105 La Rinconada Lane • San Patricio, NM 575-653-4331 • 800-658-6912 www.wyethartists.com

Innsbrook Village Country Club and Resort 146 Geneva • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-258-3589 • 800-284-0294 www.innsbrookcondos.com

Lookout Estates

220 Lookout Dr. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-5064 • 800-545-5137 www.lookoutestates.com

Pinecliff Village

401 Hwy 70 West • Ruidoso, NM 88355 575-378-4427 • 866-964-8971 www.pinecliffvillage.com

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AMENITIES


PLEASE CONTACT EACH INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY FOR DETAILS AND COMPLETE INFORMATION ABOUT UNITS, AVAILABILITY, RATES & AMENITIES.

PROPERTY / CONTACT INFO

# OF UNITS

RATES

60

$$-$$$

35

$$$

21

$$

8

$-$$$

34

$$-$$$

1

$$$

38

$$-$$$

37

$$-$$$

37

$$-$$$

28

$$

12

$$$

AMENITIES

Pinon Park Vacation Rentals

108 Jack Little Dr • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-258-4129 • 800-487-4666 www.pinonparkrentals.com

Prudential Lynch Realty Property Mgmt 616 Mechem Dr. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-4011 • 800-530-4597 www.prudentiallynchrealty.com

Rancho Ruidoso Condominiums 1000 Little Creek Rd. • Alto, NM 88312 575-336-8103 www.ranchoruidosocondos.net

RE/MAX High Sierra Property Mgmt

508 Mecham Drive, Suite C • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-4567 • 877-656-0663 www.ruidosohighsierra.com

RentRuidoso.com

2927 Sudderth Dr. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 877-762-1262 www.rentruidoso.com

Riverstone Ranch, Inc. 979-732-6366

Ruidoso Investment Property

422 Main Road • Ruidoso, NM 88345 866-766-3445 www.whisperingpinecabinsruidoso.com

Ruidoso Resort Rentals and Sales 200 Resort Dr. • Ruidoso, NM 505-255-4332

Ruidoso River Resort and Inn 206 Eagle Dr. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-630-8015 • 877-624-2254 www.ruidosoriverresort.com

Village Lodge

1000 Mechem Dr. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-258-5442 • 800-722-8779 www.villagelodge.com

West Winds Condos

208 Eagle Dr. • Ruidoso, NM 575-257-4031 • 800-421-0691 www.wwlodge.com

$: Under $89 • $$: $89-$139 • $$$: $140+

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Hotels & Motels PROPERTY / CONTACT INFO

# OF UNITS

Apache Motel

RATES $

344 Sudderth Dr. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-808-8555

Arrowhead Motel & RV Park

616 Hwy 70 West • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-4241 • 888-547-6652 www.arrowheadmotelandrv.com

15

$

98

$-$$$

58

$$

20

$$

46

$-$$

20

$

54

$-$$$

50

$-$$$

17

$-$$

21

$-$$

55

$-$$$

273

$$-$$$

65

$$

120

$$-$$$

Best Western Pine Springs Inn 1420 E. Hwy 70 • Ruidoso Downs, NM 575-378-8100 • 888-353-2793 www.bwpinesprings.com

Best Western Ruidoso Inn

97 Camelot Drive • Ruidoso NM 88345 575-257-3600 • 877-901-4055 www.bestwesternnewmexico.com

BestWay Inn

2052 Hwy 70 • Ruidoso, NM 88346 575-378-8000 www.bestwayinnruidoso.com

Budget Lodge

601 Sudderth Drive • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-4071 • 575-257-7030 www.budgetlodgeruidoso.com

Chaparral Motel

102 Central Ave. • Carrizozo, NM 88301 575-648-1196

Comfort Inn Ruidoso

2709 Sudderth Drive • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-2770 • 866-859-5146 www.comfortinn.com

Days Inn

2088 Hwy 70 • Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 575-378-4299 • 800-DAYSINN www.daysinn.com

Economy Inn

2019 W Hwy 70 • Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 575-378-4706 • 575-648-1199

Four Winds Motel

653 Hwy 380 • Carrizozo, NM 88301 575-648-3260

Hotel Ruidoso

110 Chase St. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-2007 www.hotelruidoso.net

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino 287 Carrizo Canyon Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 575-464-7777 800-545-9011 www.innofthemountaingods.com

La Quinta Inn & Suites

26147 US Hwy 70 E • Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 575-378-3333 • 866-737-0533 www.lqruidoso.com

Lodge At Sierra Blanca

107 Sierra Blanca Drive • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-258-5500 • 866-211-7727 www.thelodgeatsierrablanca.com

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AMENITIES


PLEASE CONTACT EACH INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY FOR DETAILS AND COMPLETE INFORMATION ABOUT UNITS, AVAILABILITY, RATES & AMENITIES.

PROPERTY / CONTACT INFO Motel 6 of Ruidoso

412 Hwy 70 W • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-630-1166 • 800-466-8356 www.motel6-ruidoso.com

Nob Hill Lodge

105 El Paso Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-9212

Quality Inn & Suites

307 Hwy 70 W • Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 575-378-4051 www.qualityinn.com

Rainbow Inn

103 Central Ave • Carrizozo, NM 88301 575-648-4006 www.rainbowinnnm.com

Ramada Inn & Suites

26141 Highway 70 West • Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 575-378-1199 • 800-272-6232 www.ramada.com

Ruidoso Mountain Inn

400 W Hwy 70 • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-3736 www.ruidosomountaininn.com

Sitzmark Chalet Inn

627 Sudderth Drive • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-4140 • 800-658-9694 www.sitzmarkchaletinn.com

Smokey Bear Motel

316 Smokey Bear Blvd. • Capitan, NM 88316 575-354-2253 • 800-766-5392 www.smokeybearmotel.com

Super 8 Motel

100 Cliff Drive • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-378-8180 • 800-454-3213 www.super8.com

Swiss Chalet Inn

1451 Mechem Drive • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-258-3333 • 866-322-0333 www.sciruidoso.com

Travelodge

159 W Hwy 70 • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-378-4471 • 800-447-8455 www.travelodge.com

# OF UNITS

RATES

83

$

16

$-$$

74

$-$$$

14

$

61

$-$$$

104

$$

17

$

26

$

61

$

58

$-$$

59

$-$$

AMENITIES

THE LODGE at sierra blanca

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RV Parks & Campgrounds PROPERTY / CONTACT INFO Along The River RV Park 127 Hwy 37 • Alto, NM 88312 575-336-4444 www.alongtheriverrv.com

Arrowhead Motel & RV Park

616 Hwy 70 West • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-4241 • 888-547-6652 www.arrowheadmotelandrv.com

Blue Spruce RV Park

HOOKUP INFORMATION 32 Full RV Hookups 30 & 50 Amps 14 Full RV Hookups All Amps

302 Mecham Dr. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-7993 www.bluesprucervpark-ruidoso.com

23 Full RV Hookups All Amps

Bonito Hollow RV Park & Campground

35 Full RV Hookups 29 Partial Hookups 19 Pull Thr.-30 & 50 Amps

Circle B RV Park

150 Full RV Hookups 68 Pull Throughs 30 & 50 Amps

Deer Crossing RV Park

15 Full RV Hookups 15 Pull Throughs All Amps

Eagle Creek RV Resort and Lodging

49 Full RV Hookups 14 Pull Throughs 30 & 50 Amps

Elk Run RV Park

20 Full RV Hookups 10 Pull Throughs 50 Amps

Hall’s Hideaway RV Park

36 Full RV Hookups 30 & 50 Amps

221 Hwy 37, MM1 • Alto, NM 88312 575-336-4325 www.bonitohollow.com

26514 Hwy 70 • Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 575-378-4990 www.circlebrv.com 27680 Don Mauricio Loop • San Patricio, NM 88348 575-653-4838 www.deercrossingrvpark.com 159 Ski Run Rd. • Alto, NM 88312 575-336-1131 www.eaglecreekrvresort.com 1068 Hwy 48 • Alto, NM 88312 575-336-8338

525 Gavilan Canyon • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-258-4263 • 888-329-1220

Horseman’s Bunkhouse & RV Park

417 Harris Lane • Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 575-802-3810 www.horsemansbunkhouse.vpweb.com

6 Full RV Hookups All Amps

Lazy Days RV Park

103 Full RV Hookups 1 Pull Through 30 & 50 Amps

Little Creek RV Park

64 Full RV Hookups 9 Pull Throughs 50 Amps

Mama Bear RV Park

18 Full RV Hookups 3 Pull Throughs All Amps

Mountain High RV Park

70 Full RV Hookups 30 Pull Throughs 30 & 50 Amps

26536 E Hwy 70 • Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 575-378-8068 www.lazydaysrvcampground.com 290 State Hwy 220 • Alto, NM 88312 575-336-4044 www.littlecreekrvpark.com 214 W. Smokey Bear Rd. • Capitan, NM 88316 575-354-2394 1 Mile North of Ruidoso on Hwy 48 575-336-4236 www.mthighrv.tripod.com

Pine Ridge RV

124 Glade Rd. • Hwy 70 W • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-378-4164 www.pineridgerv.com

60 Full RV Hookups 18 Pull Throughs

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AMENITIES


PLEASE CONTACT EACH INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY FOR DETAILS AND COMPLETE INFORMATION ABOUT UNITS, AVAILABILITY, RATES & AMENITIES.

PROPERTY / CONTACT INFO

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R&R RV Park

19 Full RV Hookups All Amps

Rainbow Lake Cabin & RV Resort

49 Full RV Hookups 6 Pull Throughs All Amps

Recreation Village

30 Full RV Hookups 12 Pull Throughs All Amps

Riverside RV Park

31 Full RV Hookups All Amps

595 Gavilan Canyon Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-258-1187

806 Carrizo Canyon Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-630-2267 • 877-630-2267 www.ruidoso.net/rainbow 717 E. White Mountain Dr. #2 • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-258-4568 • 866-608-0935 www.recreationvillagervpark.com

298 Gavilan Canyon Rd. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-3428 • 866-257-3428

Riverview RV Park

640 Sudderth Dr. • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-769-6109

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6 Full RV Hookups

RV Resort

26039 Hwy 70 • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-2600 www.rvresortofruidoso.com

66 Full RV Hookups

Sands Motel & RV

Hotel - 12 Rooms 21 Full RV Hookups

Seeping Springs Trout Lake & RV Park

50 Full RV Hookups 15 Pull Throughs All Amps

Shadow Ridge RV Park

17 Full RV Hookups 7 Pull Throughs 30 & 50 Amps

Silver Leaf RV Park

16 Full RV Hookups 6 Pull Throughs 30 & 50 Amps

Stone Mountain RV Resort

13 Full RV Hookups 5 Pull Throughs 9 Back-In - 30 & 50 Amps

Twin Spruce RV Park

111 Full RV Hookups 37 Pull Throughs 30 & 50 Amps

1400 Central Ave • Carrizozo, NM 575-648-2989

4 Miles East of the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack 575-378-4216 www.seepingspringsfishing.com

16 Hwy 70 W • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-2320

26610 Hwy 70 • Ruidoso, Downs, NM 88346 575-378-1855 www.silverleafrvpark.com

510 Hwy 37 • Nogal, NM 575-354-0698

621 Hwy 70 • Ruidoso, NM 88345 575-257-4310

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Lodging & RV Parks directory

Within Walking Distance to Midtown On the River Pet Friendly • Cozy Fireplaces • Kitchenettes

Condominiums NIGHTLY RENTALS AVAILABLE

575-257-6913

highsierracondos.com

Full Hookups with Cable Quiet by Small Natural Spring Lake

Fishing open to the Public No License Required

(Poles, bait, and cleaning provided)

seepingspringsfishing.com

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Full Hookups - 30/50 Amp WiFi • Pull Thru Sites Laundry • Putting Green Lodging by Reservation Pavillion w/Tables & BBQ Groups Welcome

159 Ski Run Road Alto, New Mexico 88312

Cable Friendly People Full Hookups Rec Hall & More!

Located between TR’s Market & Flying J - One Mile North of Ruidoso Village Limit on Hwy 84 in Alto

575-336-1131

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Spacious Level Sites Full Hookups Propane Swimming Pool Free WiFi Cabin

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• 50/30 Amp Service and Full Hook Ups on All Sites • Military Discounts

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26039 Hwy 70 • Ruidoso, NM 575-257-2600

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Fairway Meadows Condos

Modern Accommodations at Affordable Prices Singles, Doubles, Suites Indoor Pool and Spa Indoor Corridors with Elevator Guest Laundry

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412 Hwy 70 West 575-630-1166 1-800-4-MOTEL6


Family fun & Activities Bowling: Ruidoso Bowling Center, 1202 Mechem, behind Farley’s. 575.258.3557

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D-Lazy-2: Carriage rides and sleigh rides. 575.257.7836 Disc Golf: Free. Located on Resort Drive off Grindstone Canyon Road. Flying J Ranch: Hwy 48, 1.5 miles North of Ski Apache turnoff. 458.3595, 575.336.4330. www.flyingjranch.com Funtrackers: 700 block of Sudderth Dr., next to Pizza Hut. Go-carts, water bumper-boats, arcade and miniature golf. 575.257.3275

Horseback Riding Stables: Reservations recommended. Bonito Stables, 575.354.2778; Cowboy’s Stables, 575.378.8217; Inn of the Mountain Gods Stables, 575.464.7424; Grindstone Stables, 575.257.2241 The Hubbard Museum of American West: Hwy 70, east of the racetrack. 575.378.4142 www.hubbardmuseum.org Hiking and Camping: Stop by the Ranger Station at 901 Mechem Dr. for more information.

Laundry Facilities Truck Parking Our rooms come equipped with: 32" LED Flat Screen TVs, coffee maker, fridge, microwave, hair dryer, full size iron and ironing board Free! WiFi, Newspaper, Breakfast, Local Calls & Business center

D-Lazy-2 Kids Corral: Located on Sudderth, across from Funtrackers and Pizza Hut. 575.257.7836 Skate Park: Off White Mountain Dr., Ruidoso’s only skateboard park. 575.257.5030 Kids Konnection: Playground, located behind schools on White Mountain Dr.

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Public Swimming Pool: 500 block of Sudderth Dr. 575.257.5030 VisitRuidoso.com |

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Seeping Springs Trout Lake: Hwy 70, 4 miles east of the racetrack; paddleboats and trout fishing. 575.378.4216 Sierra Cinema: 721 Mechem Dr. 575.257.9444 Smokey Bear Historical Park: North of Ruidoso in Capitan. Visitor Center dedicated to the education of forest fire prevention; gravesite of Smokey Bear. 575.354.2748 Tennis Courts: The Lodge at Sierra Blanca, 107 Sierra Blanca Dr. Public tennis courts, 500 block of Sudderth. 575.257.5030 Two Rivers Park: Playground and picnic area next to the river, located on Sudderth Dr. next to the Center. Winter Park: Tubing and sledding area at the base of Ski Run Road. Giant tubes, a Kidz Korral and snack bar. 575.336.7079. www.ruidoso.net/winterpark

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Smokey’s Story On May 4, 1950

the Los Tablos fire started in the Lincoln National Forest. On May 6, a second fire, the Capitan Gap fire, started in the same general area. These two fires destroyed 17,000 acres of forest and grasslands. On May 8, a high wind made it impossible to keep the blaze under control. The very next day a fire crew found a frightened bear cub clinging for life to the side of a burnt pine tree. The poor cub was badly burnt. Thus the name “Smokey Bear” was given. Smokey was taken to the nearby Flatley Ranch to be cared for and then flown to a veterinary hospital in Santa Fe. Upon his recovery, Smokey was flown to Washington D.C. and hundreds of people greeted the cub along the way. In July of 1950, Smokey was presented at schools all over the U.S. In a study given to children across the United States, after the words “Only You” were given, more kids could complete the slogan, “Can prevent forest fires” than any other slogan at the time. New Mexico adopted the Black Bear as State Animal in 1962 and a female bear companion, Goldie, from Magdalena, N.M. was sent to the Washington Zoo, where Smokey had made his home. No cubs were ever born to Smokey and Goldie. Upon his death in 1976, Smokey

was returned to his home in the Capitan Mountains and laid to rest in a small park named after him in the heart of the Capitan Village. The first and only time the U.S. Postal Service ever issued a stamp honoring an individual animal was in 1984. It depicted a bear cub clinging to a burnt tree with the now famous Smokey Bear emblem in the background. Capitan was chosen for the first day sale of this commemorative stamp.

The Back Story Prior to finding Smokey, in 1944 the Forest Service and the Ad Council originated Smokey Bear in a poster for fire prevention campaigns. The campaign was so popular that congress passed a bill into law governing the

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commercialization of the name and image of Smokey Bear in 1952. Smokey was even given his own zip code because he was receiving so much mail!

The Museum Smokey Bear Club, Inc. was formed in 1956 to further conservation efforts. The log cabin was constructed with the $2,300 that were raised and the rest of the materials and labor were donated. In 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower presented Capitan with the very first “Smokey Oscar” for its efforts in conservation. The little log cabin museum opened its doors to the public in 1960 in Capitan, N.M. and is still open today! The Village of Capitan is located in Historic Lincoln County and is nestled between the Capitan and Sacramento Mountains. About 2,000 citizens call Capitan home. Capitan was founded in the 1890’s and incorporated in 1941. Located in the heart of the Lincoln National Forest, the area is known for its big game hunting and fishing.

Paid for by Village of Capitan Lodger’s Tax


Smokey Bear Historical Park invites you to Capitan, NM

Fun for the whole family! Smokey Bear Stampede ~ 4th of July

Ranch Rodeos • Parade • Calf Scramble • Dances Concessions • Fireworks Display (Fire Restrictions Permitting) 10K and 2 Mile Fun Run

Lincoln County Fair ~ Early August Exhibits & Judging • 4H • FFA Culinary • Sewing • Leather • Art Gardening • Animals • Horse Show • Auction

Original Smokey Bear Museum now the gift shop with Smokey Bear memorabilia, owned and operated by the Village of Capitan. Pending future home of Capitan Train Depot Museum. Capitan, NM offers a variety of local merchants. PROUDLY SPONSORED BY

Smokey Bear Hometown Association, Village of Capitan Lodgers Tax and the Smokey Bear Historical Park

BE SMART!

DON’T LET WILDFIRES START!

For more information about all other annual events in Capitan, NM contact: Bennie Long 575-354-2748 or email at Smokeybear.park@state.nm.us Smokey Bear’s Hometown Association

OUR MISSION: To encourage the awareness and appreciation of Smokey Bear’s fire prevention messages and to raise money to support and improve the Smokey Bear Historical Park. Membership is open to the public. VisitRuidoso.com |

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Lincoln County Wildlife & Pet guide “Fed Bears Are Dead Bears”

New Mexico Game and Fish says being smart with garbage can really help reduce encounters with the large animals. Remember, feeding the bears encourages them to be comfortable around people. If they are used to being around people, they are more likely to be more aggressive and become a public nuisance.

Here are some things to do to discourage bears in your yard: • Remove hummingbird feeders if bears have been in them. • Clean BBQ grills thoroughly. • Do not stack wood against your home. Bears like the rodents as snacks. • Do not keep pet food outside. Pets make great snacks for bears. • Do not leave food out and pick up trash when picnicking. • Pick up trash immediately if it is scattered by bears or other animals. • Do not leave the lids of dumpsters open for bears to climb into. Cubs can climb in, but won’t be able to climb out. And, this encourages bears to get human food, which is not good for them. • Do not get too close to bears to take pictures, especially mamas with cubs. They will get aggressive to protect their babies.

Other Animals in Our Area We have all kinds of other animals too: • Squirrels • Skunks • Chipmunks • Foxes • Raccoons • Mountain Lions • Bobcats • Snakes: timber rattlesnake, bull snake and garter snake • And the Sacramento Salamander only lives in this area.

Deer and Elk Bull Elk

Visitors love Ruidoso for the variety of wildlife. Deer and elk are very prevalent in the area. Drivers are encouraged to be aware of deer herds and in and around Ruidoso, especially at night. Elk herds do enter the Ruidoso

MB LAY Photo courtesy of DAV ID TRE

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area, but are mostly found in the higher altitudes in Mescalero and Alto. Deer can be seen just driving around Ruidoso during the day and the evening. Elk are more elusive and can be seen more in the early morning and evening hours.

Birding Various birds can be seen in Ruidoso and the surrounding area. Including: • Great Blue Heron • Red Tailed Hawk • Northern Goshawk • Wild Turkey • Greater Roadrunner • Broad-Tailed Hummingbird • Rufus Hummingbird • Calliope Hummingbird • Acorn Woodpecker • Hairy Woodpecker • Say’s Phoebe • Steller’s Jay • Western Scrub Jay • Mountain Chickadee • Pygmy Nuthatch • Western Bluebird • Black-Headed Grosbeak • Blue Grosbeak • Spotted Towhee • Western Meadowlark • Dark-Eyed Junco (Gray-Headed) • Wintering Bald Eagles and ducks at Mescalero and Grindstone Lakes. • Migrating Osprey may be seen at Bonita and Grindstone Lakes.


Photo courtesy of M AR SH A PA RR

MB LAY Photo courtesy of DAV ID TRE

Birding Websites: Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

www.allaboutbirds.org

Lincoln County Bird Club:

www.facebook.com/ lincolncountybirdclub www.lincolncountybirdclub.com

New Mexico Audubon Society:

nm.audubon.org/birds-newmexico

Pet Information The Humane Society of Lincoln County 575-257-9841 Gavilan Canyon Road Ruidoso, NM 88345 Open 1pm to 5pm, Monday through Saturday. Humane Adoptions, Central Impound Facility, Village Licensing.

Veterinarian

Ruidoso Animal Clinic 575-257-4027 160 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso Emergencies for regular clients and out of town visitors. Open Monday thru Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm. Open two Saturdays per month from 8:30 AM to Noon. (Next To Sonic)

Lost Pets

If you have lost a pet, be sure to follow these guidelines. • Call the Shelter for Animals immediately at 575-257-9841. • Visit and tour our stray kennels daily to identify your pet. Leave a lost report at our front desk. • Call KBUY radio 575-257-7336 and they will air your lost report twice a day free of charge.

Animal Control

• Owners must clean up their dog’s waste and dispose of it in the provided trash receptacle. • Owners must be present in the park while their dog is unleashed. • Owners must carry a leash and remove their dog from the dog park at the first sign of aggression. • Puppies younger than 4 months, unhealthy dogs and those in heat should be left at home.

Ruidoso • 575-257-7365 Lincoln Co. • 1-800-687-2419 Capitan • 575-354-2248 Ruidoso Downs • 575-378-4422

• Limit of 3 dogs per owner.

Ruidoso Dog Park

• Please be sensible in supervising your children if there are dogs present which are unknown.

Next to Sierra Blanca Trail (The Links) off Hull Road and behind the White Mountain Recreational Complex and White Mountain Schools. There are two fenced areas, one for small dogs, and one for large dogs. Both have water fountains for people and dogs as well as benches.

Dog Park Rules While enjoying the dog park, please respect the rules designed to keep people and dogs safe and happy while at the park. • Dogs must be leashed until safely inside the off-leash area and must be leashed upon exiting. • Collars and rabies tags must be visible. VisitRuidoso.com |

• Food is not allowed. • Children under 14 years old must be supervised by an adult.

• Be considerate of others. Ensure your dog’s interaction is welcome.

Grooming, Boarding and Pet Supplies

All For Pets 575-630-0034 • 200 Mechem Haute Dogs 575-258-8880 • 1301 Mechem Hondo Valley Kennel 575-378-4047 • Hwy 70 East, RD No Bones About It 575-257-7531 • 2501 Sudderth Thundering Paws Pet Resort 575-336-7297 • 114 Lone Mesa

Forever Remembered Pet Cremation Service

Rick and April Simpson, Owners 575-653-4249

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historic lincoln Lincoln, New Mexico is tucked away in a beautiful mountain valley 35 miles northeast of Ruidoso.

During the 1500s, ancestral Apaches expanded their range westward in New Mexico from the Pecos River country. In the 1600s, the Spaniards encountered the Apaches in southeastern New Mexico. The Comanche and Mescalero Apache tribes used the Bonito River valley as a thoroughfare, and the Apaches established permanent residence in the area by raiding the mostly Hispanic settlers that began trickling in as early as the mid1700s. In 1855 Fort Stanton was established on the upper Rio Bonito to protect the settlements. By 1859 a community of seven or eight families and a number of single men comprised the village of La Placita. The village grew steadily and in 1869 was renamed for President Abraham Lincoln and declared the seat of Lincoln County. A peace treaty was signed in 1871 and a reservation for the Mescalero Apache was created. Lincoln, New Mexico is considered by many historians to be the most authentic old west town in the United States. A host of characters, including Billy the Kid, launched the small town into the history books. Lincoln also has the dubious distinction of having been the most violent town in western American history. President Rutherford B. Hayes once called the single road through Lincoln “the most dangerous street in America.”

Here is a tale fueled by ambition, greed, corruption and violence. Although Billy the Kid was the most famous character in Lincoln during its historic heyday, he had only a supporting role in the larger history of Lincoln – the Lincoln County War (1878-1881). The War was a capitalistic struggle that took root in 1877 when a wealthy, young Englishman, John H. Tunstall, saw an opportunity to establish a mercantile store in Lincoln and competed with L.G. Murphy and Company for the area business and the lucrative government contracts at Fort Stanton and the Mescalero Agency. Murphy and his partners, Emil Fritz and James J. Dolan, had built an imposing, two-story building at the west end of town in 1874, which became known as “The House.” It included a store, a billiard room, a bar, a Masonic lodge and living quarters. The firm held a monopoly in the area and thrived. However, in September 1874, John S. Chisum, the largest cattleman in the Southwest, outbid Murphy on a beef contract for the Mescalero Apache Agency. Also much of the population was now living on credit given by Murphy and Company as the nearest bank was 200 miles away in Santa Fe. Meanwhile, Murphy’s partner, Emil Fritz, died. Alexander McSween, Murphy’s lawyer, was sent to New York to

collect his $10,000 life insurance policy. On the way back, he happened to meet Tunstall in Santa Fe and encouraged him to visit Lincoln where they would devise a business scheme, aided by McSween’s inside knowledge of Murphy and Company’s operations. Tunstall was convinced and, with McSween and Chisum, opened a large store and bank in the center of Lincoln in August of 1877 to rival “The House.” In October, an 18-year-old named William H. Bonney rode into town. Eventually history would remember him best as Billy the Kid. He went to work for Tunstall on his ranch. McSween was accused of embezzling the insurance money collected from Fritz’s estate, and Dolan attempted to shake Tunstall of McSween’s goods and property. A confrontation occurred and on February 18, 1878, Tunstall was murdered by a Dolan-formed posse. The murder polarized Lincoln, and the town rapidly fell into anarchy. A group of gunmen supporting McSween, called The Regulators, was organized. Among this group was Billy the Kid. The Dolan side, meanwhile, had deputized a group known as The Boys, led by Jesse Evans. Frank Angel, special agent with the Department of Justice, described The Boys as “the most desperate outlaws of the Territory.” Angel’s report condemned Dolan and company and led to the removal of Governor Axtell and the resignation of Thomas Catron, US Attorney for New Mexico, but it came too late to be of any help to McSween’s cause. There were killings on both sides, including the assassination of Sheriff William Brady and a deputy by The Regulators. In July 1878 the feud came to a climax, a fiveday gun battle that resulted in the death of Alexander McSween and many others. On the last night of the conflict, it was estimated that a stunning 2,000 shots were fired. Billy the Kid, who had assumed

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Photo at left:

“THE HOUSE” LATER BECAME THE COURTHOUSE


leadership of The Regulators, made a daring escape from the burning McSween house, amidst a hail of bullets. In a five-month period, 30 men were buried, all murdered but one. For the next six months, outlaw bands overran the county, murdering and pillaging, with no one to stop them. The sheriff took refuge at Fort Stanton, while the Kid and McSween’s ring held Lincoln. With the events in Lincoln County making national headlines, a new governor, Lew Wallace, arrived and finally allowed the army forces at Fort Stanton to intervene.

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Of all the murders, thefts, and property destruction, only one man -- Billy the Kid -- was ever tried, convicted and sentenced. This was for the murder of Sheriff Brady. He was to hang in Lincoln on May 13, 1881, but he made his famous escape from the courthouse, killing his two guards, on April 28, 1881. Today, Lincoln’s idyllic and picturesque setting belies its violent past. Lincoln State Monument, a National Historic Landmark, preserves 16 historic adobe and stone buildings. As visitors stroll in the footsteps of Billy the Kid, Sheriff Pat Garrett, cattle baron John Chisum, Kit Carson, General John J. “Blackjack” Pershing and other infamous people, they can visit six museums, shops and restaurants and see the famous town much as it looked during the Lincoln County War. The State Monument museums are open seven days a week, except for Christmas, New Year’s, Easter and Thanksgiving Days. The Tunstall Store and Dr. Woods House are closed during winter months, November 1-April 1. Admission to the museums is $5.00 per adult; children under 17 are free. For more information call the Lincoln State Monument at 575.653.4372.

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Lincoln county cowboy symposium Hosted by Ruidoso Downs

Racetrack, this event is home to the world’s richest chuckwagon cookoff and was selected as the “Best Cowboy Cultural Event” by the National Cowboy Symposium Association. Held the second full weekend of October, this three-day event attracts visitors from all over the country. Western yodelers, fantastic fiddle players by the dozen, cowboy singers and storytelling poets all come together to entertain on one of the five different stages located throughout the racetrack grounds. You will also find chuckwagon cooks and western artists and craftsmen. Featured on the Food Network’s

All American Festivals, the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium boasts prizes totaling $10,000. Competitors are judged on taste, authenticity of wagons and dress. Tickets for the chuckwagon meals sell out quickly. The meal includes an authentic trail meal of beef, pinto beans, potatoes, biscuits, dessert, all of which are cooked over an open flame.

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Demonstrations and workshops are offered to the public. Activities include roping, horsemanship, blacksmithing and lots activities for the kids. Kids’ competitions include mutton bustin’, dummy roping, stick horse barrel racing, goat roping and a goat/sheep scramble. For more information call 575.378.4431 or visit the website at www.cowboysymposium.org.

Photos courtesy of DAV E S HULTZ


FLYING J CHUCKWAGON Since 1982, the Flying J Ranch has

been serving up ranch style suppers and performing western music for over 500,000 people from all over the world. People from every state and from many foreign countries have visited and enjoyed the western hospitality for which the Flying J Ranch is famous. The authentic chuckwagon meal served at the Flying J Ranch consists of sliced beef or chicken in special Flying J Sauce, a foilwrapped potato, cowboy beans, homemade biscuit and butter, spice cake, chunky applesauce, and real chuckwagon coffee, lemonade or tea. When the dinner bell rings, everyone lines up to be served a cowboy meal where no one goes away hungry.

The Flying J Wranglers are a world-class group of musicians who bring an authentic blend of western harmony, world champion yodeling, championship fiddling, banjo picking, and comedy that the whole family will enjoy. The Wranglers perform a variety of old and new

western cowboy songs and a few of their own foot-stomping originals.

Ruidoso Inn

Pine Springs Inn

97 Camelot Drive • Ruidoso • Next to “Castle”

111 Pine Springs Dr. • Ruidoso Downs • Across from the Racetrack

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unique museums of lincoln county Explore our history... Capitan Train Depot Museum Capitan, NM

The Capitan Train Depot was first built as a part of the El Paso and Northeastern Railroad in 1899. The original location was at Coalora, about 1 ½ miles west of Capitan as a depot to handle the growing needs of a coal field. The coal field was closed about 1905 and in 1906 the depot was moved to its present location in Capitan. The railline was extended to Capitan and the depot served as a terminal for freight and passengers until the 1940’s. The building was used as a depot and as storage for George Titworth’s local mercantile company. When the rails were torn up in 1943 to make the steel available to the war effort, the depot became storage for a variety of enterprises. In 1973 the building was given to the State of New Mexico as part of Smokey Bear Park. The Capitan Depot Museum, LLC has restored it for use as a local museum with an emphasis on its railroad days and its ties to farming and ranching in Lincoln County. www.capitandepot.com 575.336.2862.

Carrizozo Heritage Museum Carrizozo, NM

The focus of this fledgling museum is the community’s past as a railroad boom-town. One exhibit features a typical one-room school with a window overlooking a since-demolished county seat building. Nice barbed-wire exhibit and gift shop. 103 12th Street, Carrizozo (intersection US 54 and 380). Open Wednesday through Saturday, 10-2. Closed January and February. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. 575.648.2102.

Corona Museum

Corona, NM In far north Lincoln County, the Corona Museum shares space in an old hotel with a lending library. The museum features heirlooms and antiques from local families dating from the late 1800s and early 1900s. If Corona had had an army base in the mid-1940s, the alien “Roswell Incident” might have been called the “Corona Incident.” Corona is the closest civilization to the actual site. Located about 46 miles north of Carrizozo on US 54. Open May 1 - November 1; Monday through Saturday, 9-5. 575.849.8371.

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Ft. Stanton State Monument & Museum

Ft. Stanton, NM This 150-year-old pre-Civil War fort (1855) was home at one time to Kit Carson, the Buffalo Soldiers, “Black Jack” Pershing, WWII German prisoners and Billy the Kid. The fort is open daily for self-guided tours. “Fort Stanton Live!” is an annual July event; the fort is converted into a living history stage with military re-enactors, storytellers, Mescalero Apache dancers, Buffalo Soldiers and more. Located NM 220 between NM 48 and US 380 (northeast of Ruidoso). Museum hours vary. Admission is free. 575.630.0044. www.fortstanton.org

Hubbard Museum of the American West

Ruidoso Downs, NM Home to New Mexico’s first Smithsonian Institution Affiliate museum, The Hubbard Museum of the American West is a monument to times and places that are not quite as far off as you may think. It is a place where the visitor can not only experience the West, but actually participate as one passes through various portals of time encompassing three area cultures – Native American, Hispanic and Pioneer. The museum’s 10,000 plus piece

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collection includes wagons, carriages, saddles, firearms, artwork and Native American artifacts. Bring the kids to visit the state-of-the-art interactive learning center and children’s area. Open seven days a week, excluding some holidays. 9 am 4:30 pm. Admission: Adults, $6; Seniors and Military, $5; Children 6-16, $2; Under 6, Free. Located on US Hwy 70, immediately adjacent to the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway Center in Ruidoso Downs. 575.378.4142. www.hubbardmuseum.org

Lincoln Museums

Lincoln State Monument - Old Lincoln County Courthouse, Skipworth - Dr. Woods Mansion, Tunstall Store Museum, Torreon & Montano Store, AndersonFreeman Museum, Lincoln, NM. Lincoln’s idyllic and picturesque setting belies its violent past. The single road through Lincoln was once described by President Hayes as “the most dangerous street in America.” This National Historic Landmark is considered by many historians to be the most authentic old west town remaining the United States. The center of the Lincoln County War, the little hamlet was launched into the history books by a host of famous characters including Billy the Kid, Kit Carson, Pat Garrett, John Chisum and Lew Wallace. Today you can visit six museums operated by the Lincoln State Monument and see numerous other historic buildings much as they looked in 1880. Extensive exhibits document the history of the region, focusing on the Lincoln County War (depicted in the movie “Young Guns”). Visit restaurants and gift shops. Old Lincoln Days and Pageant are held annually the first full weekend in August and other special events occur throughout the year. State monument museums are open every day,

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except Christmas, New Year’s, Easter and Thanksgiving. The Tunstall Store and Dr. Woods House are closed November 1 through April 1. Located 12 miles east of Capitan on US 380 (30 miles north of Ruidoso). Admission to the museums is $5 per adult; children 16 and under are free with paying adult. Free admission is offered to New Mexico residents on Sundays and to New Mexico Seniors on Wednesdays. 575.653.4372.

Miner’s Home & Toolshed Museum

White Oaks, NM A restored 1800s family home from the gold-boom era. Selfguided tour. The nearby cemetery is the resting spot for the first governor of New Mexico, Susan McSween Barber and Deputy James Bell (killed by Billy the Kid when he escaped from the Lincoln County Courthouse). Located 12 miles northeast of

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Carrizozo, via US 54 and NM 349. Open daily, 9-5; Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. www.whiteoaksnewmexico.com

Smokey Bear Historical Park and Museum Capitan, NM

Everything you ever wanted to know about Lincoln County’s most famous bear. Kids love the full-size talking bear. View a short documentary in the small theater detailing the rescue of the bear cub found in a 17,000acre forest fire in the nearby Capitan Mountains. Smokey is buried in the park next door. Located at 118 Smokey Bear Blvd., Capitan (US 380 between Carrizozo and Lincoln). Open daily 9-5. Admission: Adults $2, kids 7-12, $1, 6 and under free. 575.354.2748. www.smokeybearpark.com

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Smokey Bear Memorabilia Museum & Gift Shop Capitan, NM

A small one-room cabin on the other side of the historic park contains a collection of (not-forsale) items that feature Smokey’s image. If you are looking for Smokey souvenirs, this is the place to be. Located at 102 Smokey Bear Blvd. Open in the summer, 9-5 daily. Admission is free. 575.354.2298. www.villageofcapitan.com

Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

Alto, NM The seven-story landmark architecture of Antoine Predock is worth the photo alone, but inside there are four major installations by Seattle glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. The Spencer also has a live touring performance approximately every 11 days year-round. Located on NM 220 on the way to Ft. Stanton from NM 48 (northeast of Ruidoso). Open Tuesday and Thursday (except show dates) for guided tours. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. 888.818.7872. www.spencertheater.com

White Oaks Schoolhouse Museum

159 West Hwy 70 at the “Y” (Hwy 70 & Sudderth Dr)

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White Oaks, NM Once the second largest city in the state, White Oaks is just a ghost of what it was before residents tried to charge the railroad for right-of-way (and lost) and the gold mines ran out. One of the surviving gems is the finest example of an easterninfluenced, brick, four-room school house left in New Mexico today. Much of the structure is exactly as it was when it was built in 1895. There is a small museum on the second floor. Located 12 miles northeast of Carrizozo, via US 54 and NM 349. Open Sat., 10-4 and Sun., noon-4; Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission: $2 per person. 575.648.2521. www.whiteoaksnewmexico.com


Fun in Fort Sumner Old Fort Days Celebration: The 2nd weekend in June. World’s Richest Billy the Kid Tombstone Race; Old Fort Days Rodeo; Talent Roundup; Goat Roping; Billy the Kid Tombstone Triathlon and more. Contact De Baca County Chamber of Commerce, 575.355.7705; fortsumnerchamber@hotmail. com or www.fortsumnerchamber. com. Billy the Kid Museum: Established in 1952 by Ed and Jewel Sweet and in its 61st year as a family-owned and operated business. Open daily. Summer hours May 15 - October 1, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm; Winter hours October 1May 15, Monday - Saturday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm; Adults-$5; Senior Adults-$4; Children

7-15 yrs-$3; Ages 6 and under FREE. 575.355.2380. www. billythekidmuseumfortsumner. com. Old Fort Sumner Museum and Gravesite of Billy the Kid: Open daily 8:30 am-5:00 pm year-round. Adults $4; Senior Adults-$3; Children 7-15 yrs$2; Ages 6 and under FREE. 575.355.2492. Bosque Redondo Memorial, NM State Monument: Walk with us into the Navajo and Mescalero Apache cultures and trace the history of their incarceration at Bosque Redondo known as “The Long Walk.” Open daily Wed. through Mon, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Admission: $3

(free to seniors on Wednesdays and to New Mexico residents on Sundays). 575.355.2573. Email info@bosqueredondomemorial. com., or visit bosqueredondomemorial.com. Village of Fort Sumner: Our friendly western village offers many amenities including a stroll along the historic Pecos River, water sports at Lake Sumner, Old Fort Museum and Billy the Kid’s Gravesite, Bosque Redondo Memorial, Dazend Movie Museum and historical murals at the De Baca County Courthouse. www.fortsumner.net. New Mexico Wind Energy Center: Located 20 miles northeast of Fort Sumner and perfectly suited for eastern New Mexico’s windy landscape. The wind center consists of 136 turbines, each standing 210 feet high. The facility can produce up to 200 megawatts of power, enough electricity to power 94,000 average-sized New Mexico homes.

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Annual Old Fort Days Celebration 2nd weekend in June. Fun for the entire family. Enjoy the World’s Richest Billy the Kid Tombstone Race, Rodeo, Goat Roping, Old West Trade Show and so much more!

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historic fort stanton Fort Stanton State Monument

is a must-see attraction when visiting Lincoln County, featuring over 155 years of southwestern history ranging from its initial creation as a military garrison to its significance as the first tuberculosis hospital in the state. The Fort Stanton Museum features excellent exhibits and an orientation video, bringing to life the rich history and heritage of Fort Stanton. The museum is located in an award-winning building, recently restored through a “Save America’s Treasures” grant.

as John “Black Jack” Pershing, Kit Carson, Buffalo Soldiers, and Billy the Kid spending time at Fort Stanton. Territorial Governor Lew Wallace actually

Named for Captain Henry W. Stanton, who was killed in a battle with the Apaches, the Fort was established in 1855 and operated as a military fortification through 1896. During the Civil War, Union forces abandoned the Fort and attempted to burn the structures, but a sudden rain storm saved the buildings from destruction.

In 1899, Fort Stanton was acquired by the Merchant Marine Service as a hospital for tuberculosis patients. During the hospital era from 18991953, many new buildings were constructed, including a hospital, dairy, new living quarters and literally hundreds of tent-houses for the patients.

Fort Stanton did not lack for the famous and infamous during the military period, with figures such

wrote parts of his famous novel Ben Hur while staying at Fort Stanton.

From 1953 to 2007, Fort Stanton became the home of numerous state and private agencies ranging from a hospital to a therapeutic

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recovery center to a detention facility. In 2007, the state proclaimed the site as the newest New Mexico State monument. Fort Stanton LIVE! is one of the country’s largest living history events, in one of the nation’s most authentic historic sites! Featuring Civil War era military demonstrations, lifeas-it- was reenactments, period entertainment, military ball, and even a Victorian ladies tea! Folks of all ages will enjoy a REAL journey back in time! Held Saturday and Sunday, July 12th & 13th at Fort Stanton Historic Site, near Ruidoso. www.fortstanton.org

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interpretations 10 am – 4 pm. Anyone interested in becoming a Living Historian is invited to join the drill at 8 am on Saturday. On the third full weekend of each month, the Living Historians of the Fort Stanton Garrison re-enact the pre-Civil War Company K, 8th US Infantry (1858). The soldiers set up camp at Fort Stanton on Friday evening, and on Saturday ruidoso visitorinteractive guide ad 2014:Layout they present historical 1

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Estimados Visitantes De Mexico Bienvenidos a Ruidoso.

Si es la primera vez que nos visitan, en estas paginas encontraran sugerencias para saquen el mayor provecho de su visita. Si ya nos han visitado, tal vez encuentren algunas nuevas ideas.

Temporada de Inverieno Desde finales de Nov. hasta principios de Abril, lo principal es el esqui en la nieve en las pistas de Ski Apache, nuestra area de ski, con 54 pistas para novatos y avanzados. Les sugerimos que renten su equipo la tarde anterior, para que no pierden tiempo el dia que vayan a esquiar. En estas tiendas de renta de equies se habla Espanol: Rocky Mountain Sports (575-258-3224), Alto Ski Shop (575-336-4386)

de Mayo a Septiembre, con la Carrera de caballos mas cara del mundo con premios de 2.5 millones de dolares. Y su casino “Billy the Kid”, con 300 “maquinitas”, restaurante y bar, todo esto en un ambiente que recuerdo la epoca del legendario Billy.

Para Dias de Campo Dentro de Ruidoso Hay pesca de trucha y lanchas de pedales para los niños en Seeping Springs a 3 km. Mas del hipodromo. No se necesita licencia para pescar aqui.

Si es la primera vez que esquien, se recomienda que tomen las clases. Boleto Gratis para esquiadores por primera vez, con la compra de boleto para clases de esquiar.

En Two Rivers Park, al lado de Rio Ruidoso, hay asadores para carne, mesas y juegos infantiles. Esta detras de la Camara de Comercio.

Otra opcion para los que no esquian y es muy divertido para chicos y grandes es aventarse en los tubos para nieve en la pista que se encuentra a la entrada del entronque par air al area de esquiar.

En Lincoln National Forest hay asadores para carne en el bosque. Esta apoximadamente 1 km. Sobre el camino a Cedar Creek. Vease el mapa. Prender carbon en los asadores puede estar retringido, segun el peligro de incendio forestal que se presente.

Temporada de Verano

En el alberca municipal hay natacion y hay canchas de tenis municipals con iluminacion en la noche.

La principal diversion: las carreras de caballos en el Hipodromo de Ruidoso Downs,

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Dias de Campo Afuera de Ruidoso

En la reservacion Apache Mescalero esta tal vez el lugar menos concido y mas bonito para acampar o pasar el dia en bosque cerrado, al lado de Rio Ruidoso, al final de Upper Canyon. Bonita Lake apoximadamente 25 minutos de Ruidoso hacia Capitan siga los señalamientos. Tiene asadores de carne, mesas y bancas alrededor del lago. Hay lugares para acampar. Se puede pescar en lago, pero se necesita licencia. Las licencias para pescar se compran donde se venden el equipo de pesca: Wal-Mart, Western Auto, etc. Hay cinco campos de golf, tres de los cuales abiertos al publicio: Cree Meadows, Inn of the Mountains Gods y el “ Links at Sierra Blana”. A 100 mts. Sobre el camino a Cedar Creek, lado izquierdo, se encuentra una magnifica pista para caminata, entre altos y verdes pinos. En Flying “J” Ranch hay espectaculo de tipo Viejo Oeste con balazos en un autentico scenario texano. Con el show tambien hay cena y musica. Se presenta todas las noches menos los domingos, de Mayo a Septiembre. Paseos en ponys para ninos pequeños. Se sugiere hacer reservaciones, telefono 575-336-4330. La hora de llegada es la 6:00 de la tarde.

Durante Todo el Año

En el centro del pueblo, calle Sudderth, hay muchas tiendas y galerias donde podran comprar desde recuerdos de todos precios hasta pinturas y esculturas de calidad. Por la noche, para cenar y bailar hay resturantes italianos, mexicanos y Americanos. En


los bares del pueblo pueden divertirse balinado con musica en vivo de diferentes estilos. Vale la pena conocer el “ Museo Hubbard del Oeste Americano”, enseguida del hipodromo, con se escultutura escuestre (una de las mas grandes del mundo) y el centro de informacion turistica “Billy the Kid” donde les podran informar de todos las atracciones del area.. Pueden asistir al boliche, donde hay diversion para chicos y grandes, incluyendo juegos electronicos y service de cafeteria y bar. El Nuevo Hotel-Casino de los Mescaleros “Inn of the Mountain Gods”, cuenta con 3,500 metros cuadrados de casino: 1,000 “maquinitas” y 34 mesas de juego. Pruebe su suerte en “maquinitas” desde un centavo hasta grandes apuestas en mesas de pokar, 21, dados y ruleta, todo en un ambiente casual, divertido y a la vez elegante. Sigue operando el Apache Travel Center, casino, gasolinera y tienda, antes de llegar a Ruidoso sobre la carretera 70, que viene de El Paso. Si us estancia es por varios dias, tengan presente que los alrededores existen atracciones. En el pueblito de Lincoln esta la cuna de legendario “ Billy the Kid”; hay varios museos, tiendas, restaurants y hospedaje de tipo Bed & Breakfast (Cama y Almuerzo). En Alamogordo tienen el museo especial y el cine tipo Omnimax y 15 minutos mas adelante, rumbo a Las Cruces, el Parque Nacional de Arenas Blancas (White Sands). Las cavernas de Carlsbad, mundialmente famosas, estan a solo dos y media horas (via Roswell-Artesia¬) lo que hace possible ir por la manana y regresar la noche. Para más información sobre hospedaje, restaurantes y atracciones en Ruidoso, visite VisitRuidoso.com. Haga clic en la esquina superior izquierda para ver el sitio web en español.

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