RUIDOSO IN THE NEWS
The Village of Ruidoso appears often in the press. Below is a selection of published articles and media mentions.
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In a roundup of America's most picturesque small towns, USA Today named Ruidoso as New Mexico's prettiest small town.
The festival was low-key and unpretentious, which the folks who made it up the hill appreciated. For a smaller festival, Wind Rider spent its money in the right places, delivering two stages both producing incredible sound and lighting. — BULLETMUSIC.NET
When we think of Ski Apache, we think about amazing trails, stunning views, and an incredible skiing experience. With 55 trails, 11 lifts, a snow-making operation, and more than 750 skiable acres, Ski Apache makes skiing in New Mexico even sweeter. Here are a few of our favorite things about Ski Apache. - SKI NEW MEXICO
"Whether you’ve come to hike, ski, or bask in such a beautiful area, Ruidoso has you covered with these 10 dining options." - TheCultureTrip.com
Each winter, the lakes in Lincoln County become home to about 20 bald eagles, who arrive in November from Canada, Wyoming and Colorado. - Ruidoso News
The new Cornerstone Bakery & Café is triple the size of the old one, but at lunch time on its first day at the new address Tuesday, three times as many customers were occupying three times as many tables, savoring meals put in front of them by three times as many servers. — Ruidoso News.
GO FOR IT | Play like an athlete and relax like a hedonist in high-altitude Ruidoso. - NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE
For 15 years, Drew Gomber led tourists on tours of historic Lincoln and Lincoln County in New Mexico, helping them walk in the footsteps of Billy the Kid, follow the paths of people who fought in the Lincoln County War and explore the sites of legendary gunfights.―TRUE WEST MAGAZINE
"Perched on the eastern slopes of Sierra Blanca Peak (11,981ft), Ruidoso is a year-round resort town that’s downright bustling in the summer, attracts skiers in winter, has a lively arts scene, and is also home to a renowned racetrack. Neighboring Texans and locals escaping the summer heat of Alamogordo and Roswell are happy campers here (or more precisely, happy cabiners). The lovely Rio Ruidoso, a small creek with good fishing, runs through town." - LONELY PLANET
"A town that makes a good part of its living providing hospitality to Texans can’t have too many barbecue options, so the arrival of a Dickeys Barbecue Pit franchise in Ruidoso Downs can only be good news." - Ruidoso News
Best Chuckwagon Show & Supper: Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium, Ruidoso, NM
Founded by legendary New Mexico cowboy singer Ray Reed in 1990, the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium has grown from its humble roots in Glencoe, New Mexico, to one of the biggest annual festivals celebrating the cowboy way of life. Held at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino every October, the three days offer visitors world-class cowboy music, a championship chuckwagon cook-off, numerous events for the whole family and a Western Expo with over 110 vendors. - TRUE WEST magazine
Best Chuckwagon Show & Supper: Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium, Ruidoso, NM: "Founded by legendary New Mexico cowboy singer Ray Reed in 1990, the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium has grown from its humble roots in Glencoe, New Mexico, to one of the biggest annual festivals celebrating the cowboy way of life. " - TRUE WEST MAGAZINE
Nestled amongst the towering peaks of New Mexico's Sacramento Mountains, Ruidoso is a cool oasis of good times with the best people. - AMERICAN COWBOY MAGAZINE
"If Thanksgiving Day cooking isn't on the menu, don't worry, local restaurants have the day covered." - Ruidoso News
The next time you find yourself in New Mexico — and Ruidoso in particular — sample some of these creative delicacies made with the Southwest’s best and get ready to give your tongue a tingly treat. Be careful, though, once you experience green chiles in all their glory, pretty soon you’ll be craving them. - iExplore.com
"Ruidoso has a little bit of everything, making it the perfect vacation spot for the family. Whether you crave culture or are an avid outdoorsman, you can find it all in this sliver of New Mexico." —TravelMindset.Com
It’s no secret the Southwestern United States is full of adventure, but it’s where you’ll find it in New Mexico that may surprise you. Located in the center of the state, Ruidoso is a charming town bordered by rugged Sierra Blanca on nearly all sides. Proud of its heritage and brimming with adventure, Ruidoso is the mountain escape you’ve been looking for.
Ruidoso’s full-time population of about 8,500 swells to an area-wide 35,000 in summer months. “We have what we call the ‘Texas barometer,’” says Ken Berry, a veteran waiter at rustic Tina’s Café on Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso’s main artery. "When it hits 100 degrees somewhere in Texas, we need to get ready.” —DALLAS NEWS
"Ever want to be an explorer? Perhaps a treasure hunter, but the idea of lugging a metal detector around seems like too much work? Geocaching, a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS to hide and seek containers with other participants in the activity, may be for you." - Ruidoso News
American Cowboy magazine lays out 12 road trip itineraries with the best places to eat, play, and stay in the West, including Ruidoso.
"Before White Oaks became known as the liveliest town in New Mexico Territory the area was first roamed by the Piros Indians before they were forced out by the fierce Apache. Though the region is arid and dotted with lava rock, the Indians found it abundant with game and made it one of their hunting grounds." - Legends of America
Best Architecturally Preserved Western Town: Lincoln, NM
No gas stations, convenience stores or modern businesses ruin the Old West vibe of Lincoln, which dodged the progress bullet and remains cocooned in sleepy authenticity. The courthouse where Billy the Kid made his escape still stands in its massive glory and every building along the snaky street is historic.
First-time visitors to the friendly mountain resort of Ruidoso are often stunned by the dramatic beauty of the landscape surrounded by the Lincoln National Forest, with 12,000-foot Sierra Blanca, southern New Mexico's highest peak, dominating the skyline.— NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE
Ruidoso, NM a majestic gem of a mountain getaway. Frequently on the list of stopovers from California to Texas and much shorter road trips. Come here for leisure and pleasure, or as a base camp to Southern New Mexico’s national parks and sights. There’s a reason Neil Patrick Harris calls this mountain mecca home! - BuzzFeed.com
People (but no scum) come from miles and miles around to drink and hear cowboy music in this 100-year-old brick building.―American Cowboy Magazine
Touring our #5 town of the year, from Dowlin’s Mill to White Oaks - True West magazine
https://theculturetrip.com › USA › New Mexico. Feb 9, 2017 - Discover some delicious, varied food in Ruidoso, a cozy mountain town in New Mexico.
Jan 23, 2008 - These following ski and snowboard resorts have a western flair that can make any ... beautiful timber lodges and restaurants to be found at any resort in North America. ... I haven't found agood place for cowboy dancing, but the Mahogany Ridge has ... Today, real cowboys speak ofRuidoso with reverence.
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Dec 23, 2014 - It's clear that the WPS is not only the best bar to have a good time in, ... at the WPS,Ruidoso is a Western town more than it is a cowboy town.
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Ruidoso Inn stands out from other Ruidoso ... Museum of American West, the Ruidoso Convention Center and the Billy the Kid ...
Dec 28, 2016 - After after sleeping under the stars, head into town and you will discover that historic hotels, inns and restaurants are the staple of Western ...
Dec 29, 2015 - Best Place to Live Like an Old West Cowboy (Summer) ... of the West, returning to its roots as the place to see the best in Western art, bar none. .... Readers' Choice: Lincoln CountyCowboy Symposium, Ruidoso, NM. Best ... festival has celebrated the poetry, music and traditional arts of the American West.
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Vol. 4, No. 4 - Magazine
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