Fax: (575) 437-6334 [72][73], The Earth Day Fair is held annually on the last Saturday in April at Alameda Park Zoo. Mayor:Richard Boss A Sunbaked Biscuits cookie factory opened in 2006 and received $800,000 in job-training incentives from the state. The displays include historical background materials, scientific information, kiosks with a variety of information, videos available for viewing and an exhibit of electronic image analysis of the shroud, among other interesting artifacts. [113], Alamogordo was incorporated in 1912. Allison Kuhn won outstanding team leader, Otero Electric Co-op Making Progress Restoring Power in Cloudcroft, Mescalero and Mountain Villages, KALH Radio Alamogordo Town News Exclusive PreTrial Interview with Attorney Johnathon C Miller, Ole Time Revival Feel Welcome to Counselor Johnathon C Miller Sets stage for Couy Griffin Trial, 2nd Life Media AlamogordoTownNews.com Event Calendar. My previous employment includes working for Mazda Motor of America in Irvine, Ca., Seeds of Life Ministries, and the United Way of Otero County here in Alamogordo, NM. During the 1950s60s, Alamogordo was an unofficial center for research on pilot safety and the developing United States' space program. Council District Map. [171], "Alamogordo" redirects here. [161] The Mayor of Alamogordo Susan Payne receives threats and calls for her death as reported in a live interview with KALH Radio's Anthony Lucero in a breaking news report. One recurring event is Walk Out West, a 1.5-mile (2.4km) walk held each October in Alameda Park Zoo. 8. [112] The Sidney Paul Gordon Shooting Range, located about 3 miles (4.8km) north of town at 19 Rock Cliff Road in La Luz, is a supervised range with rifle, pistol, and archery ranges. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day and New Years Day, 2021 Copyright Alamogordo Center of Commerce | Webmaster, 1101 New York Avenue, Alamogordo, NM 88310, 1104 N. White Sands Blvd. Susan Payne Response: "My campaign is being funded by friends and supporters.". See pricing and listing details of Alamogordo real estate for sale. Listen 3:23. This story has been updated to reflect the date of the Otero County canvass. [115]:Article VII The city manager is considered the chief executive officer of the city and is tasked to enforce and implement the City Council's directives and policy. hello@alamogordo.com, Open 362 days a year, 7 days a week, from 8:30 am 4:30 pm Payne said that as mayor she would strongly valuepublic input. [104], Alamogordo's sole professional sports team is the White Sands Pupfish, a baseball team that played at Jim Griggs Field from 2011 to 2019, in the independent Pecos League, but did not play in a 4 team, abridged 2020 season hosted in Houston due to pandemic concerns. Allison Kuhn won outstanding team leader, Otero Electric Co-op Making Progress Restoring Power in Cloudcroft, Mescalero and Mountain Villages, KALH Radio Alamogordo Town News Exclusive PreTrial Interview with Attorney Johnathon C Miller, Ole Time Revival Feel Welcome to Counselor Johnathon C Miller Sets stage for Couy Griffin Trial, 2nd Life Media AlamogordoTownNews.com Event Calendar. Alamogordo Water Committee - Committee Member, Community Development Advisory Board - Past Member, National Advisory Board - Love INC National, Otero County Economic Development Council - Board Member, Graduate - Leadership New Mexico Local Government Leadership Program, Love INC National - Community Service Award, State of New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Community Hero Award, 1376 E Ninth Street, Alamogordo, NM 88310. AlamogordoTownNews.com -Would you support the growth of more bars, restaurants, galleries, and entertainment venues inAlamogordos New York Avenue area? Click here to subscribe. I see these types of events as truly thebackbone of our community. 16. Edward Lee Howard, a former CIA case agent who allegedly gave classified material to the Russians and later defected to the Soviet Union, is an Alamogordo native. Alamogordo today has very little manufacturing and has a primarily service and retail economy, driven by tourism, a large nearby military installation and a concentration of military retirees. He shared, "Don dedicated a lot of his life to the City of Alamogordo . "The latest numbers show 38 residential listings for all of Alamogordo which is simply not enough We do not want families that work in our city or on base, moving to places like Las Cruces and commuting because we cant provide them decent housing Id like to see and be involved in perhaps attracting more developers to consider building rentals in our area. On April 26, 2014, video game archaeologists began sifting through years of trash from the old Alamogordo landfill. Susan Payne Response: "We already have one, so yes, I suppose, I would, since I have nothing to hide.". . Last night at the first regular commission meeting of the year, newly elected Mayor Susan Payne was sworn in along with District 2 Commissioner Stephen Burnett, and re-elected District 4 Commissioner Josh Rardin. Susan Payne Response: "I support all of our businesses and would never pick just 5". [140] . 1000 N. New York Ave. Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310 Phone: 5750-437-7427 (Administrator) Fax: 575-443-2904. (575) 437-6120 or (800) 826-0294 19. A bank teller . The FY 2008 budget projects income of $61,454,402[118]:7 Payne is the Executive Director of the non-profit organization Love In the . Alamogordo, NM Friday, December 16, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Public Information Office City of Alamogordo 1376 E. 9th Street, Alamogordo, NM 88310 Office: 575-439-4264 Email: coapio@ci.alamogordo.nm.us PRESS RELEASE Former Mayor Don Carroll's legacy will be honored on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, in a naming He asked me to cover the prayer vigil we were the only press to do so and his attorney was happy with the coverage as was he and moved to tears. During the 2000 census, there were 13,704 households, and 9,728 families residing in the city. Copyright 2023 2nd Life Media AlamogordoTownNews.com. Several major motion pictures were filmed in or near Alamogordo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Sanchez-Chen) After the water dries, the winds pick up the gypsum crystals and distribute them over the basin. Karl Melton represents District 3 on the Alamogordo City Commission. SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) Cowboys for Trump cofounder Couy Griffin was found not guilty Wednesday of a misdemeanor charge of failing to register a political committee at a trial in southern New Mexico. There is a property in my district which ahs literally been a health hazard, that isfinally being demolished after many years and much effort. [30] The gypsum crystals of White Sands National Park are formed in Lake Lucero. Our hope is for unity and a focus on moving forward out of the fog of Covid-19 with a focus on growth and prosperity for all of the diverse populations of Alamogordo. [35]:38, There were 13,704 households, out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. Its focus has generally been on job creation and recruiting and expanding businesses in Otero County, including helping them satisfy business regulations in New Mexico and lining up funding. Incumbent Fernando Leal lost his seat on the Tularosa School Board with 96 votesto NaomiSainz' 117 votes. Im honored to have really pushed for reasonable negotiations as part of my first few monthsin office and extremely proud that we were able to find resolution after all those months. A branch office of PreCheck Inc., a company performing background checks of health-care workers, opened in 2006. This year my grandson is involved with the ChaparralChoir so Im sure I willbe attending concerts and finally Im a huge supporter of STEM.". It has a religious format, and a weekly local news magazine broadcast Thursday through Saturday. Susan Payne, mayor of Alamogordo, New Mexico, visits the 704th Test Group, Feb. 7, 2022, on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. He is also the owner of Conservative Compliance, a consulting firm offering political compliance services. "I am a huge proponent of citizen involvement and input and will always be available to listen," Payne said"Some of my greatest knowledge has come simply from taking the advice of others and paying attention to other people's experiences. The Saudi government is considered one of the most conservative and . Alamogordo Homes for Sale $187,582; Ruidoso Homes for Sale $272,952; Holloman AFB Homes for Sale-Tularosa Homes for Sale $151,734; Mescalero Homes for Sale-Ruidoso Downs Homes for Sale $179,978; Alamogordo Mayor Elect Susan Payne Sworn in as Mayor. They say just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Alamogordo police were called to an area near Ridgecrest Drive after reports of a man walking around with a gun. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 32.0% of the population. The local NPR outlet is KRWG-FM in Las Cruces, which reaches Alamogordo through a local relay transmitter.[139]. [127] [44], Among scientists, Edward Condon, a physicist and a past director of National Institute of Standards and Technology, was born in Alamogordo. Cable television service is provided by Baja Broadband. Boss gave a farewell speech at the last City Commission meeting of 2021 on Tuesday, Dec.14, where he recognized outgoing Commissioner Nadia Sikes who served as the District 2 commissioner for over nine years, and Payne recognized Boss and his wife Kim for their commitment to the City of Alamogordo. I hold a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Park University. New Homes. I am personally not opposed tobringing this back before commission and actually talked about that at the Mainstreet meeting lastweek.". - Manage notification subscriptions, save form progress and more. 14. Alamogordo is a charter city with a council-manager form of government. Last night at the first regular commission meeting of the year, newly elected Mayor Susan Payne was sworn in along with District 2 Commissioner Stephen Burnett, and re-elected District 4 Commissioner Josh Rardin. 12. ", "I dont have all the answers and probably never will," Payne said. Ken was first elected mayor of Las Cruces in 2007 and is currently in his fourth, four-year term. They relocated from California because they wanted to raise their children in a safer environment. , January 5, 2023. Alamogordo High School Alamogordo Proud Breaking Stereotypes and Winning in Welding Competition, Alamogordo was the only team to be represented with female welders. Susan Payne Response: "Ive devoted my entire time in office to both. I assure you I dont really get a paycheck for this position but Iam grateful for the medical and dental insurance that my paycheck goes toward even if its not enoughto cover all of it.". Early morning listening to the Tiger band practice. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in March. Where to Find Us. publicize this ranking. Much of the work will be done at Fort Bliss, with some at White Sands Missile Range and some at Holloman Air Force Base. [58], OCEDC has recruited several new employers by using financial incentives. AlamogordoTownNews.com -Why are you running for office? [94], The Lady of the Mountain Run is held in December at the Griggs Sportsplex. Commissioner Susan Payne Candidate for Alamogordo Mayor Answers AlamogordoTownNews.com 26 questions for the Canidates. . Simply put, the city already has begun this process andI support efforts made to that end.". According to some estimates, Holloman accounts for half of the Alamogordo economy. We can no longer care for our family pet. New Mexico; Otero County; Alamogordo; Alamogordo Real Estate Facts. smcdonald@ci.alamogordo.nm.us: 7: Mayor Pro-Term, District Six: Term Expires December 2023: Dusty Wright: 575-430-3395: dwright@ci.alamogordo.nm.us: Subscribe To Our Email List. Rainfall is low and usually confined to the monsoon from July to September, when half a typical year's rainfall of 11.63in (295.4mm) will occur although December 1991 did see 5.45in (138.4mm). Nicole Maxwell can be contacted by email at nmaxwell@alamogordonews.com, by phone at 575-415-6605 or on Twitter at @nicmaxreporter. Congratulations to our new Mayor and Commissioners. Send a Compliment! Available in Caramel, Mocha, or Vanilla. It is the place where my husband was born and it is the place where we raised all three of our children. 6C. "It has been a great place to raise our family and now we get to watch our grandchildren thrive as well. 20. Some notable parks include:[106], Not inside the city but nearby are several national and state parks. The Charlie T. Lee Memorial Relief Route, which is designated as U.S. Route 54 and 70, is a bypass road constructed to the west of the city in 2001 to relieve congestion on White Sands Boulevard.[150][151]. In the south part of the city, U.S. Route 70 splits from U.S. Route 54 in a southwestern direction towards Holloman Air Force Base, White Sands National Park, White Sands Missile Range, and Las Cruces. Published: Mar. I have a lot of supporters out there and I thank each and every one of them and I will not let them down.". Also, it has nothing to do with my ability to be Mayor.". Published March 3, 2023 at 3:06 AM MST. Bureau of Elections It is primarily used for general aviation. Her opponent in the race, Mayor Pro Tem Nadia Sikes, received 26% of the vote with 1,053 votes. Listen to this article below via our podcast. Please help update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Click here to review the Subdivision Ordinance Update! Susan Payne and her husband Ray moved their family to Alamogordo in January of 1994. While I recognize I have big shoes to fill, I am prepared to work hard to make our city a model for the rest of our state. If so, how do I volunteer and what would my duties be? 2023 www.alamogordonews.com. Create a Website Account - Manage notification subscriptions, save form progress and more. Most of all we are excited about the future of our city and the direction we are heading. and expenditures of $73,655,777. Alamogordo was one of the fourteen cities profiled in the 2005 documentary 14 Days in America. There was a business on White Sands thatI was able to get cleaned up. AlamogordoTownNews.com - When is the last time you visited New York Avenue and shopped or spoke in person with theshop owners of that business district? Im excited to start my term asMayor and continue to build on the foundation that Mayor Boss established. Find Great Info Here! The median age was 34 years. [105], Alamogordo has numerous small parks scattered through the city, and a few larger ones. [146] Fuel Entertainment partnered with Xbox Entertainment Studios and Lightbox to make a documentary about the 1983 massive game burial of Atari games, said to be one of the gaming culture's greatest urban legends. Alamogordo Mayor & City Administration. [157]:4244 Alamogordo. It is primarily a showplace for vendors of handmade items, but also features music, entertainment, and food. 0:59. "I am running for mayor because I want to see our city be the very best it can be," Payne said. 29. More:City of Alamogordo in need of workers, has 80 job openings. - Manage notification subscriptions, save form progress and more. What will you do personally to support growth andrevitalization of the corridor? The two main issues Payne sees in Alamogordo are employment and housing. City Hall AlamogordoTownNews.com - Would you support a local city and or county ordinance that requires annual reporting andtransparency of finances on anyone in elected office with annual reports on campaignfundraising? The last Federal agency to occupy it was the United States Forest Service who used it as the headquarters of the Lincoln National Forest until October 2008, when that agency moved to a newly constructed building. Alamogordo Map. The City Commission of the City of Alamogordo meets in regular session the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall. Plan Your Trip to Alamogordo. I have participated in many Keep Alamogordo Beautiful events including painting and cleaningup balloon park.". [47], Alamogordo was founded as a company town to support the building of the El Paso and Northeastern Railroad,[13]:2 a portion of the transcontinental railway that was being constructed in the late 19th century. LEILA FADEL, HOST: Former attorney Alex Murdaugh will spend the rest of his life in prison. "I would like to say thank you to allmy supporters," Payne said. Alamogordo City Commissioner and now Mayor-Elect, Payne also serves as executive director of Love In the Name of Christ, or Love INC. The 2007film Transformers spent $5.5 million in New Mexico and $1 million in Alamogordo. Jessica Onsurez, News Director for the Alamogordo Daily News and now The Las Cruces Sun News, covers top stories from Alamogordo and Otero County. He gave 25 years of service to the City of Alamogordo as Mayor, Mayor Pro-Tem, and as a City Commissioner, elected in March of 1982. The City saw more funding for Capital Outlay than it had in many years, and our relationships with key organizations including Holloman AFB, the Alamogordo Center of Commerce, and the Alamogordo Public Schools were strengthened. Santa Fe, NM 87501 (800) 432-2036. The Otero County Sheriff's Office is also responsible for the public safety of the Alamogordo, New Mexico: Address : 3208 North White Sands Boulevard, Alamogordo, New Mexico, 88310. It is an adult tournament that raises money for scholarships for Alamogordo High School students. The first call to the press he made was to our reporter to the station we own. AlamogordoTownNews.com -Where do you stand on the exposed broken sewer line issues and amending the law so the citywould be responsible from the sidewalk to the street? Term: December 2023. The Political Climate in Alamogordo, NM is Somewhat conservative. Susan Payne Response: "By participating Im going to guess you mean attended? Susan Payne Response:"Before I ran for office I would spend each commission meeting literally watch commissioners arguewith each other. Website : website. Alamogordo briefly made international news in late 2001 when Christ Community Church held a public book burning of books in the Harry Potter series, and several other series, on December 30. The 2007 film Transformers was shot primarily at White Sands Missile Range, with additional filming at Holloman Air Force Base, both in the Alamogordo area. [18][19], In 1983, Atari, Inc. buried over 700 thousand Atari 2600 video game cartridges, most notably E.T. Among notable items in the collection is a 47-star US Flag; New Mexico was the 47th state admitted to the Union, and US flags were made with 47stars only for one month, until Arizona was admitted. [51], An estimated 6,700 military retirees live in the area. "I feel like (employment)is something that is going to have to be dealt with even past the city level," Payne said. [120] The German government formerly operated the Deutsche Schule Alamogordo (German School) for children of German Air Force personnel stationed at the German tactical training center at Holloman Air Force Base until the 2019 withdrawal of German forces. . "What I do have to offer is a unique perspective having worked with our low income population as well as our business and military community.". [53], Otero County Economic Development Council is a nonprofit organization founded in 1984. 22. The hospital is a shared military/civilian facility that is also the hospital for nearby Holloman Air Force Base. 5. Driving around and seeing our young people playing in our parks and green spaces. Males had a median income of $28,163 versus $18,860 for females. United States. Ah cheer up, Chris - maybe the governor's State Police troopers can catch Couy doing an illegal lane change! 2 . Rent. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.07. [13]:4,67 Eddy influenced the design of the community, which included large wide thoroughfares and tree-lined irrigation canals. " I'm excited to start my term as Mayor and continue to build on the . [9] The Mescalero Apache were already living in the Tularosa Basin when the Spanish came in 1534, and Mescalero oral history says they have always lived there. My campaign slogan was 'committed to community, dedicated to progress'and I will not waver from that promise," Payne said. I'm sure the NM State Police will send you a video of the notorious cowboy criminal being cuffed and perp-walked. Alamogordo is known for its connection with the 1945 Trinity test, which was the first ever explosion of an atomic bomb. 1301 N. White Sands Blvd. The New Mexico Department of Health had maintained measures such as a mask mandate for public indoor spaces and a requirement for health care workers and certain other employees to be current on vaccinations. Get points plus better traffic and directions. Otero Arts Puppet Show, Authors Lecture and More, Childrens Art Exhibition Opening Night Otero Arts. games was discovered after about three hours of digging,[148] and hundreds more were found in the mounds of trash and dirt scooped by a backhoe. The race is down to two candidates as the 3rd withdrew thus the silence in response. [13]:53 Construction began on the Alamogordo Army Air Field (the present-day Holloman Air Force Base) in 1942, and the Federal government has been a strong presence in Alamogordo ever since. AlamogordoTownNews.com -Do you support an arts and cultural zone and diversity? Alamogordo. [150] At the south end of the city, White Sands Boulevard is a major named street that merges into U.S. Route 54/Charles T. Lee Memorial Relief Route, running south to El Paso, Texas. [163], The Otero County Community Health Council prepares a detailed health profile[164] It has a Council-manager government form of government (called Commission/Manager in New Mexico). With the Mayors race in the final throws of the election by the end of day on 11/2/21 Alamogordo will have elected a new mayor. The Museum shop has a large collection of local history books. If so, how do I volunteer and what would my duties be? At one time it was downtown however a couple of business owners were not happy aboutthis and because of the way the ordinance was written, the event was moved to Alameda Park. AlamogordoTownNews.com - Would you participate in a public drop in, questions and answers and/or a public forum hostedat Roadrunner Emporium 928 New York Avenue in mid-October? Dr. Thomas Hall, 75, passed away on February 8, 2023 in Alamogordo, New Mexico. With any set of questions, responses bring more questions for specifics in details, examples of progress and a need for more information. Projects were completed that had been on the books for years, and new ones that will improve the quality of life for years to come have been funded and started, said Alamogordo City ManagerBrian Cesar. Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM. Dr. Thomas Hall. Alamogordo. This could lead some military personnel to end up living in another community like Las Cruces and commuting to Holloman Air Force Base.