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Ruidoso Visitor Center NewsletterWeekly Happenings
 March 5 - 11, 2013
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View our beautiful mountain community live!
Aaron Lewis 
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino 
March 8    8 PM
Known for his rocker music, he has since ventured into country music with his debut solo album, Town Line.  Tickets start at $25. Call 575-464-7777 or visit the web @
Fiddler on the Roof 2
Fiddler on the Roof 
Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts  
March 9   7 PM
Called "One of the most glowing creations in the history of musical theater" by the New York Times, never has a musical so poignantly woven music, dance and laughter into such an electrifying experience.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online.   

Call 575-336-4800 or 

Miss Ruidoso Pageant  
Mountain Annie's Center for the Arts 
March 9   7 PM
Miss Ruidoso is a part of the Miss America system of pageants and supports their main sponsor "Children's Miracle Network" which helps children in need.  Come support our candidates!
For information call Pageant Director, Barbara Westbrook @ 575-630-0275 or email
Winter Park 

Our tubing area has more lift capacity and the largest tubing snow making system in the Rockies.

We're located 1/4 mile west of Highway 48 on lower Ski Run Road in the Eagle Creek Sports Complex. For more information call 575-336-7079 or visit us on the web @ 

  Ski Apache
For the latest happenings and and an update on ski conditions call (575-464-1234 or visit 

Sacred Grounds  

Coffee & Tea House 

*Every Friday 6 to 8:30pm

Open Mic with Tradd Tidwell hosting.   

*Saturday Night Movies
"Away We Go"
6:30 pm   March 9th
Burt and Verona are very much in love and find they are expecting.  Verona's parents are deceased and when the couple learns that Burt's parents are leaving the country just before the baby is due, they realize that they have no reason anymore to stay put.  So, the couple embarks on an ambitious (and comedic) trip across America to visit friends and family in order to find their perfect home.   
For more information call 575-257-2273 or visit the Grounds on the web @
The 21st Annual Fall American
Photography Competition & Exhibition
The Hubbard Museum of the American West and the Photographic Society of Lincoln County are proud to announce the 21st Annual Fall American Photography Competition and Exhibition. The Photo Exhibition will be open to the public November 3, 2012 to March 17, 2013. This is an amazing exhibit! Museum hours are 9 am to 4:30 pm daily.  For more information call 575-378-4142 or visit the web @ 
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Nightly entertainment  in and around Lincoln County 


TUESDAY March 5 

The Quarters - DJ - 9 pm     

Win, Place & Show - Cowboy Mafia - Country - 8:30 pm  


Club 49 @ Inn of the Mountain Gods - Comedy Night - 8:00 pm  

Grace O"Malley's - Karaoke  

Win, Place & Show - Cowboy Mafia - Country - 8:30 pm  

The Quarters - DJ - 9 pm  


Cree Meadows Country Club - DJ Pete - 6 pm 

Win, Place and Show - Cowboy Mafia - Country - 8:30 pm

The Quarters - DJ - 9 pm to 1 am

FRIDAY March 8 

Grace O'Malley's - DL Marble and The Amazing Hippies - 8:00 pm  

Cree Meadows Country Club - Terry Bullard - Country Western - 5 pm to 8 pm 

Sacred Grounds - Open Mic - All Artists Welcome - 6:30 pm  

The Quarters - DJ - 9 pm   

Win, Place & Show - Cowboy Mafia - Country - 8:30 pm

Wendell's Restaurant - Mike Francis - Pianist - 5 pm to 10 pm

Club 49 @ Inn of the Mountain Gods - Aaron Lacombe Band - Country - 8 pm


Wendell's Restaurant - Mike Francis - Pianist - 5 pm to 9 pm  
Club 49 @ Inn of the Mountain Gods -Aaron Lacombe Band - Country - 8 pm    

Grace O'Malley's - DL Marble and The Amazing Hippies - 8:00pm    

Win, Place & Show - Cowboy Mafia - Country - 8:30 pm 

Quarters - DJ - 9 pm   

SUNDAY March 10 

Foot of the Cross - 2 Days Walk and Friends

Win, Place & Show - Cowboy Mafia - Country - 8:30 pm    

The Quarters  - DJ - 9 pm  

MONDAY March 11 

Win, Place & Show -Live Music - 8:30 pm  

The Quarters - DJ - 8:00 pm


  Don't drive after drinking! Call Dollar Cab 575-937-6803.

Cree Meadows Golf

The Cree Meadows Golf Course:  Yards: 5952; Par: 71; Rating: 66.9; Slope: 116.  301 Country Club Drive, (575)257-5815. 
The Links at Sierra Blanca in Ruidoso: Yards: 6,793; Par: 72; Rating: 71; Slope: 121; 105 Sierra Blanca Drive, (800)854-6571.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Championship Golf Course: Yards: 6,834; Par: 72; Rating: 72.1; Slope: 132. Hotel guests can make tee times three months in advance. Non-guests can reserve tee times up to two weeks in advance. Rt. 4, Mescalero, (575)464-7941 or (575)464-7945. 
Rainmakers Golf Course:  Yards: 7,200; Par: 72, Rating: 72.4; Slope: 133. 230 Pueblo Loop, Alto.  (575)336-4653.  Rainmakers is a private course open to the public for a limited time.    

Area Museums

Hubbard Museum of the American West 
Ruidoso River Museum - 1-575-257-0296 
Smokey Bear Historical Park 
Smokey Bear Museum & Gift Shop 
Ft. Stanton Museum & Visitor's Center 
"Old Lincoln State Monument" - 
Carrizozo Heritage Museum - 
Corona Museum - 1-575-849-3277
White Oaks Schoolhouse Museum 
Miner's Home & Tool Shed Museum 

Three Area Casinos
Billy the Kid Casino 
is always looking for new ways to please their valued customers.  Check back often to see what new and exciting games and promotions are coming to BTK Casino.  Info:  575-378-4431 or Happy Hour 5-7 pm in Billy's Sports Bar & Grill (Wed-Sun) Race book 7 days.  Daily specials on food & drinks.
Casino Apache Travel Center
- The Casino offers everything you need to rest and refuel.  Located on Highway 70, we offer up all your favorite games from endless Slots and Video Poker to Blackjack, Roulette, and 3 Card Poker.   Casino Hours:  Sunday - Thursday 8 AM to 4 AM and Friday - Saturday Open 24 Hours. Info:  1-877-277-4577 or
Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino
- Enjoy the best Las Vegas style casino in the Southwest.  From penny slots to a complete complement of table games including Blackjack, Craps, Poker, Three and Four Card Poker, Roulette, Ultimate Texas Hold'em and Let it Ride... Casino Hours:  Sunday - Thursday 8 AM to 4 AM and Friday - Saturday Open 24 Hours   Info:  1-877-277-4577 or

Things to do for Families and Kids

- Premier family entertainment complex, includes 3 different age appropriate go kart tracks, an 18 hole miniature golf course, the bumper boat lagoon, the giant mountain maze, a four person climbing wall, a huge game room, and much more. Open weekends.  575-257-3275
HUBBARD MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN WEST - See how life was lived a hundred years ago in the American West. Located on Hwy 70 East, just past the Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Open daily 9-5. Adults $6; Seniors & Military $5; Children 6-16 $2.  575-378-4142 
MOUNTAIN BIKING - Bikes for sale or to rent are available at The Bike Shop located at 2810 Sudderth Drive,575-257-4905
DISC GOLF- From Sudderth Drive, take Carrizo Canyon Road 0.8 miles; turn right on Grindstone Canyon Road 0.3 miles; turn left on Resort Drive 0.3 miles to entrance of Grindstone Disc Golf Course.  Call 575-257-5030 for more info. 
KID'S KONNECTION PLAYGROUND - Located behind the schools on Hull & White Mountain   575-257-5030 
HORSEBACK RIDING - Grindstone Stables, 575-257-2241,;Inn of the Mountain Gods, 575-464-5141 ; Please call for hours of operation and reservations; Runnels Bonito Riding Stables, 575-354-2778   
RUIDOSO BOWLING CENTER - 1202 Mechem Drive, Behind Farley's - 575-258-3557
RUIDOSO PUBLIC LIBRARY - 107 Kansas City Road, 258-3704, 
RUIDOSO RIVER MUSEUM - 101 Mechem Drive, Thursday thru Monday 10 AM to 5 PM, 575-257-0296
TENNIS COURTS - Free public courts available behind the Lodge at Sierra Blanca and at Schoolhouse Park on Sudderth Drive. 
SIERRA CINEMA - Three screen movie theater, 721 Mechem Drive - 575-257-9444 

SAND VOLLEYBALL - White Mt. Recreational Sports Complex - 575-257-5030

SKATEBOARD PARK - North Park (Closed During Inclement Weather) - 575-257-5030  


BOATING AND FISHING - Grindstone Lake - April 1 to October 31 - Parks and Recreation 575-257-5030 


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For up-to-date weather


 Upcoming Events
Now that you have experienced Ruidoso, you must plan another trip soon. Here is a partial list of upcoming events: 



Rodney Carrington - Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino - March 15 

Mountain Living Home and Garden Show - Ruidoso Convention Center - March 16



The Fab Four - Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts - April 6

The Texas Tenors - Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts - April 20

High Mesa Artists Studio Tour - Highway 37 - April 27 - 28 

Elvis Lives! - Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts - April 28



Fiesta De Hondo - Hondo, NM - May 11 

AspenCash Motorcycle Run and Trade Show - Ruidoso Convention Center - May 16, 17, 18, 19

Annual Hook & Ladder Firefighter Chili Cook off - Wingfield Park - May 18 

Noon Lions Gun & Collectible Show - Ruidoso Convention Center - May 24, 25, 26

Opening Weekend - Ruidoso Downs Racetrack - May 24 - 27  

Flying J Chuckwagon Dinner and Show Opens - Flying J Ranch - May 25 

Dollar Cab 575-937-6803 - Taxi Service within Ruidoso and surrounding areas.
Lincoln County Transit 575-378-1177- Call ahead for pick up.
Shuttle Ruidoso 575-257-1815 - Shuttle Service to El Paso and Roswell airports.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 575-257-1154 - Affordable car rental.
Ruidoso Rent-A-Car 575-630-0446- Hourly, daily & weekly rentals.


Current Stage:  No fire restrictions are currently in place as of 7/11/2012 call 1-877-864-6985  

 for information about fire restrictions on the Lincoln National Forest or visit

 101 Things to do in Lincoln County
The Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center has compiled a very comprehensive and detailed list of Attractions and Things To Do while in Ruidoso.  Click Here to see the "101 Things to Do in Lincoln County".  Please check the list and if you have questions or need additional information please call: 1-877-RUIDOSO (784-3676),  575-257-7395.
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