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City of Ruidoso Downs Offices Closed in Observance of Independence Day

In Observance of Independence Day the City offices will be closing at Noon on Friday, July 1, 2022 and will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022. Regular office hours will reconvene on Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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City Hall Office Closed at 2:00pm Friday

The City offices will be closing early Friday, June 17, 2022 at 2 p.m. in Observance of Juneteenth. Regular office hours will reconvene Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Lincoln National Forest Closure effective May 25,2022

Forest Closed 5.25.22 (2)

*For more information on the Restrictions for the Lincoln National Forest please visit the Lincoln Nation Forest website.

City Offices Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

Monday, May 30, 2022 City Hall Offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. Regular Office hours will reconvene Tuesday, May 31, 2022.
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Level III Fire Restrictions for the City of Ruidoso Downs

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EFFECTIVE MAY 19, 2022, 8:00 AM
LEVEL III RESTRICTIONS FOR THE CITY OF RUIDOSO DOWNS

The following LEVEL II & LEVEL III Restrictions are now in place:

  • NO OPEN FIRE & ANY OTHER RECREATIONAL FIRE DEVICES ARE NOT ALLOWED
  • IGNITION AND/OR DETONATION OF FIREWORKS ARE PROHIBITED
  • ANY COOKING OR RECREATIONAL DEVICE THAT USES CHARCOAL OR WOOD IS NOT ALLOWED
  • GAS AND PELLET COOKING DEVICES ARE ALLOWED BUT MUST BE ATTENDED AT ALL TIMES
  • NO OUTDOOR SMOKING- SMOKING MUST OCCUR WITHIN CLOSED VEHICLES OR INDOORS PURSUANT TO THE DEE JOHNSON CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT
  • THE OPERATING OF CHAINSAWS OR OTHER EQUIPMENT POWERED BY AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE ARE NOT ALLOWED WITHOUT A PERMIT BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10 a.m. thru 6 p.m.
  • WELDING, METAL GRINDING, HOT TAR ROOFING, DRIVEWAY SEALING, OXYACETYLENE METAL CUTTING AND ANY OTHER WORK WHICH PRODUCES A HOT EMBER OR VISIBLE FLAME ARE NOT ALLOWED.

CITATIONS WILL BE ISSUED ONSITE - NO WARNINGS
WE WILL NOTIFY THE PUBLIC IMMEDIATELY UPON ANY CHANGES
(Please visit www.ruidosodowns.us for updated information)

THANK YOU,

Bruce Baker,
Assistant Fire Chief

Public Announcement:  Water Shut off on Wood Lane

Water will be turned off today around on Wood Lane and Miriam Rd. There is no estimated time of repair, but crews will diligently be working to restore water service. For more information, please contact Public Works Department at (575) 378-6162.  Please be patient, thank you.

Thank You for the Donation!

A huge Thank You and give our appreciation to the Private Donor who donated lunch to the City employees from Schlotzsky’s today, for our efforts toward the Fires. The donation was provided in Honor of Harvey Twite, Community Radio Founder & Broadcaster, and a Longtime Volunteer of many Emergency Services. 

Fire Restrictions

Fire Restrictions

City Offices Closed April 15, 2022

In Observance of Good Friday and Easter the City Offices will be closed Friday, April 15, 2022. Regular hours will resume Monday.

Limit Water Usage

“Please limit water usage on East Circle Drive, Colorado Lane, Utah Lane, and Nevada Lane.” 

Thank you for your cooperation.

City Offices Closed at 3pm April 12, 2022

The City offices will be closed at 3:00pm on April 12, 2022. 

Controlled Burn

The Public Works department will be conducting a controlled burn north of Highway 70 in the City of Ruidoso Downs from April 7, 2022, through April 19, 2022.

Public Announcement Water Shut off

Water will be turned off today around 10:00 am in the area of Wood Lane and Miriam Rd. There is no estimated time of repair, but crews will diligently be working to restore water service. For more information, please contact Public Works Department at (575) 378-6162.  Please be patient, thank you.

Public Announcement Water Shut off

The Water department will be turning off the water on Wood Lane and Miriam Rd today around 10am.

For more information, please contact Public Works Department at (575) 378-6162


Lincoln County Fire & Emergency Services- Control Burning in Lincoln County

Regards to burning in Lincoln County:
*ALL control burns must be out by dusk
*When burning, you must have a water source close by and available
*Notify Lincoln County Dispatch at 1-800-687-2419 or (575) 648-2342
What CAN you burn?                        What CANNOT burn?
-Tree branches/limbs                         *Garbage or trash, tires, building and construction material, treated lumber or anything other than natural vegetation.
*Pine needles
*Slash piles

Copies of the Burn Ordinance can be found by visiting
https://www.lincolncountynm.gov/ 

Construction on Service Lane

Public Announcement
Road Closure and Detours on Service Lane

Beginning on March 23, 2022, The City of Ruidoso Downs Public Works Department will begin construction on Service Lane.

During this time, Service Lane will be Closed to the Public.  Please follow the detour route, traffic control signs, and information , approach the area with caution at a very slow speed, and watch for personnel.  We ask that you use the West Side of Service Lane during work hours (7:30am to 3:00pm).  During this time you may hear noises from equipment and  trucks. Accommodations will be made for school buses.

For more information, please contact Public Works Department at (575) 378-6162

Helicopter in the area starting  March 21 for two to three weeks.

City of Ruidoso Downs Residents,
This Notice is to inform you that there will be a helicopter in your area starting  March 21 for two to three weeks.
 This will be done by a data acquisition company sub-contracted to Public Service Company of New Mexico to collect data on selected powerline corridors.  The image below shows the areas they will be flying , and the helicopter in use ( N29WW) 
The helicopter will be flying at 400 ft. above ground level ( AGL) at 45 knots. we will follow all aircraft rules and regulations and have been coordinating with the FAA daily on flights.
Flights will be carried out between 8:00am and 5:00pm.

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2 hour delay for the City Offices

City Hall offices will be on a 2 hour delay, Friday March 11, 2022. Regular business hours will reconvene at 10:00am

NMDOH Update

The New Mexico Department of Health released an update on February 17, 2022 for the Public Health Emergency Order Clarifying that Current Guidance Documents, Advisories, and Emergency Public Health Orders Remain in Effect; and Amending Prior Public Health Emergency Orders to Impose Certain Public Health Measures. Read more...

Poly Cart Schedule Change

***GREENTREE WILL BE PICKING UP POLY CARTS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY 3/7/2022 & 3/8/2022 ON TUESDAY 3/7/2022***

The Water on Wood Lane will be shut off at 10 am

The Water will be off on Wood Lane at 10 am Friday, February 18.

Seat Available for the City of Ruidoso Downs Lodger's Tax Committee Vacancy

Anyone interested will have to be an owner or operator of lodging subject to the occupancy tax within the Municipality per the City of Ruidoso Downs Code of Ordinances Title III:  Administration, Ch. 36 Taxation, Section 36.13 Lodger’s Tax Committee (A).

For any/all inquiries please submit a letter of interest to the Clerk’s office:

Selena Chavez

Assistant City Clerk
(575) 378- 4422
schavez@ruidosodowns.us

Thank You!

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2 hour Delay Friday, February 4, 2022

City Hall offices will be on a 2 hour delay, Friday February 4, 2022. Regular business hours will reconvene at 10:00am

City Hall offices closing at 3:30pm

City Hall Offices will be closing at 3:30pm, February 3, 2022.

2 hour delay

The City Hall offices will be on a 2 hour delay for February 3, 2022. Regular business hours will resume at 10:00am.

City Hall Office Closed at Noon

Due to Inclement of weather the City Hall Offices will be closing at 12:00pm on February 2, 2022.

Public Works Snow Removal Procedure

 Public Works Snow Removal Procedure 
  • Calls for service during normal working hours will be handled by Street Department Personnel.
  • Calls for service during off hours will be handled by the Police Department. (Notification of unsafe or high accumulations of snow above 3 inches shall notify the Streets Department.)
  • Different procedures may be followed depending on the severity or type of weather.
City Crews will plow and salt the streets in the following order:
  1. Downs Drive, City Hall, and Fire Department
  2. Streets that have a steep approach to highway 70.
  3. Bus Routes
  4. City streets throughout Ruidoso Downs (with North facing hills first).
  5. All other City streets and City Parking lots.

Two-hour Delay

City Hall Offices are on a 2 hour delay. Normal business hours will resume at 10:00 am for Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

City of Ruidoso Downs Offices Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The City of Ruidoso Downs Offices will be Closed on January 17, 2022 in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Regular Office hours will reconvene Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

State adopts revised CDC COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidelines

January 6, 2022
State adopts revised CDC COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidelines. SANTA FE - The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) announced on Wednesday that it is implementing revised federal guidance surrounding isolation and quarantine for COVID-19, effective on Thursday, January 6, 2022.
On December 27th, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reduced its recommended COVID guidelines for isolation (when you are sick or infected with COVID) and quarantine (following exposure) from ten days to five days, along with other critical guidance. 
At home tests are valuable tools to stop the spread of COVID, and the following updated protocols clarify what to do with a COVID-19 at-home test result. Read On.


Updated public health order in effect; New Mexico adopts CDC mask guidance for fully vaccinated individuals

New Mexico will be adopting the CDC's updated guidance on masks for those who are fully vaccinated. Per the CDC, fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear a mask in most circumstances. All individuals who are unvaccinated or not yet fully vaccinated are still required, per the public health order and CDC guidance, to wear a mask in public settings. Getting vaccinated is the ticket to a safe and healthy COVID-free future. We're close, and getting closer. Find vaccines near you at www.vaccineNM.org and get your shot!

State Announces Phase 2 COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility All New Mexicans 16+ Now Eligible For Vaccine

Beginning on Monday, April 5, all New Mexicans over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, entering “phase 2” of the state’s vaccine distribution plan.

New Mexico to loosen Red-Yellow-Green criteria, sets vaccination goal for removal of restrictions

April 28, 2021: The state has updated its gating criteria - which moves Lincoln County into the TURQUOISE level starting this coming Friday, April 30th. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham says New Mexico will fully reopen when 60% of New Mexicans are fully vaccinated. The Governor predicts New Mexico will reach this milestone by the end of June.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Information

The State of New Mexico will grant $170M of federal aid to New Mexicans for rental and utility assistance to households experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The rental assistance and utility assistance program will begin taking applications starting April 5, 2021, thru August 2021. See if you qualify at RentHelpNM.org

Days Inn Ruidoso Downs provides city employees with delicious treats.

Thank you to our friends Days Inn-Ruidoso Downs for the amazing treats they donated to our city employees!

Greentree Solid Waste Authority Labor Day Holiday Schedule

In observance of the holiday weekend, Greentree Solid Waste Authority offices and yards will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021. All Residential Poly Carts in Ruidoso Downs for Monday & Tuesday, Will Be Picked Up On Tuesday. Commercial Routes Will Run On Monday.

New Mexico to re-implement indoor mask mandate; vaccinations required in hospitals, congregate settings

Effective August 20, 2021, the state of New Mexico will temporarily re-implement a statewide requirement that facemasks be worn in all public indoor spaces, with only limited exceptions, and regardless of vaccination status, to stem the state’s rising tide of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations.

How to access your New Mexico Covid-19 vaccination records

If you need proof of COVID vaccination in the event that you did not receive a card from the pharmacy/clinic you went to, or if you have lost the card given to you when you got vaccinated, here is a link that will give you all of your vaccination records.

NMDOH to offer increased capacity for COVID-19 testing and vaccine scheduling

As cases continue to climb across the state, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), in close collaboration with other state agencies, public, private and tribal partners, has increased capacity COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.

Where to get a pain-free COVID-19 test in Ruidoso Downs at no cost to you!

Getting a COVID-19 test in New Mexico is easy, fast, and free. You can help slow the spread, save lives, and ensure your neighbors can safely get back to work – get tested! Find local testing sites at curative.com Order an at-home test: http://learn.vaulthealth.com/nm/

Public Notice of Eastern Regional Housing Authority Housing Assistance Applications

Eastern Regional Housing Authority will be accepting applications for the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program for ROOSEVELT COUNTY area as follows:

Public Notice of Temporary Water Service Disruption

Ruidoso Downs, NM - July 7, 2021: Due to the recent ongoing project known as the Riverside Waterline and Spring Tank Replacement, we will be temporarily shutting down water for a waterline tie-in the afternoon of Thursday, July 8 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This may affect Ruidoso Downs residents in the Sierra Lane, Colorado Lane, Nevada Lane, Utah, Mountain View Lane, B Street, Spring Road, A Street, and Reservoir Drive areas.

City of Ruidoso Downs Resumes In-Person Council Meetings and Municipal Office Access

Effective July 1, 2021, the City of Ruidoso Downs will resume in-person municipal office hours of Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm. (with the exception of Monday, July 5, 2021, when offices are closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday). City Council public meetings will also resume at City Hall and be accessible in-person to the general public.

Greentree Solid Waste Authority Independence Day Holiday Schedule

July 1, 2021: In observance of the holiday weekend, Greentree Solid Waste Authority offices and yards will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021. The dumpster collection route for July 5 will proceed as scheduled. Poly cart collection scheduled for July 5 and 6, will both be collected on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

Fourth of July Holiday Closure and Fireworks Notice

Please be advised that the City of Ruidoso Downs municipal offices will close at Noon on Friday, July 2, 2021, and remain closed on Monday, July 5, 2021, in observance of the holiday weekend. Please also note that fireworks are not permitted within the city limits.

N.M. lifts pandemic restrictions

Effective July 1, all pandemic-related occupancy restrictions on all forms of commercial activity will be lifted in New Mexico. All businesses across the state may once again operate at 100 percent of maximum capacity. In addition, all limitations on mass gatherings are gone; businesses, large events, and organizations may operate at 100 percent of maximum capacity, whether indoor or outdoor.

Fire Danger Level: Moderate.

July 1, 2021: Fire Danger Ratings have dropped to moderate after almost a week of rain.

Public Notice of Street Works

June 29, 2021: NMDOT along with Mesa Verde Construction will be continuing a Mill and Fill Pavement Improvement Project within the City Limits of Ruidoso Downs beginning the week of 06-29-21 thru the end of July 2021 from Parker Road area east to Hale Lake Road. Please use caution while driving through this area.

Public Notice of Water Release

June 23, 2021: The City of Ruidoso Downs Water Department along with File Construction will be continuing to release water from the Griffith Spring Tank #3 to lower the tank’s water level for a Construction tie-in. We had hoped it would be done last night but that wasn’t the case so hopefully, by this afternoon the release will be completed.

LEDA Recovery Grants Now Available

Applications are now being accepted for Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) Recovery Grants of up to $100,000 to support New Mexico small businesses that are experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic.

Controlled Burn

The Public Works Department along with the Fire Department will be conducting a Controlled Burn at Riverside Park beginning today at 11 am thru possibly Tuesday.

2 hour Delay for February 3, 2022

The City Hall Offices will be on a 2 hour delay for February 3, 2022. Regular business hours will resume at 10:00am.