The City's Administrative Offices, Public Works Dept., and Planning & Zoning Dept. will be closed Monday, February 20, 2023 in observance of President's Day. Regular Business hours will reconvene Tuesday, February 21, 2023.
Due to inclement weather, the Administration offices, Public Works department and the Planning and Zoning offices will be on a two hour delay Thursday, February 16, 2023. Regular business hours will convene at 10:00 a.m.
Due to inclement weather, the Administration offices, Public Works department and the Planning and Zoning offices will be on a two hour delay Tuesday, February 14, 2023. Regular business hours will convene at 10:00 a.m.
The Lodgers Tax Committee of the City of Ruidoso Downs has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 8:30 AM. The meeting will be held at the City of Ruidoso Downs Council Chambers, 123 Downs Drive, Ruidoso Downs, NM. Meetings are open to the public.
The Planning & Zoning Commission of the City of Ruidoso Downs has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 4:30 AM. The meeting will be held at the City of Ruidoso Downs Council Chambers, 123 Downs Drive, Ruidoso Downs, NM. Meetings are open to the public.
Due to inclement weather, the Administration offices, Public Works department and the Planning and Zoning offices will be on a two hour delay Tuesday, January 24, 2023. Regular business hours will convene at 10:00 a.m.
The Public Works Dept., Planning & Zoning Dept., and the Administrative offices will be closed Monday January 2, 2023 in observance of New Years Day. Regular business hours will reconvene Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Happy New Years to you and your family!
The City of Ruidoso Downs Public Works Department, Administration offices and Planning & Zoning Department will be on a 2 hour delay tomorrow December 29th. Offices will open at 10 a.m. Please stay safe and warm.
The City of Ruidoso Downs offices will be closed Friday, December 23rd, and Monday, December 26th in observance of the Christmas holiday. Regular business hours will reconvene on Tuesday, December 27th.
The City of Ruidoso Downs offices will be closed on Friday, December 23rd, and Monday, December, 26th in Observance of the Christmas Holiday. Regular Business hours will reconvene on Tuesday, December 27, 2022.
Attention Residents: Due to some roads still being snow packed, Greentree will not be picking up trash today, December 13th. They will pick up tomorrow, December 14th. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Effective Monday, November 21st Residents of the City of Ruidoso Downs will use the roll-off container in Greentree Solid Waste Authority only with the approval of the City of Ruidoso Downs to dispose household miscellaneous waste only, excluding tires, appliances, construction material, etc.
In Observance of Columbus Day, the City offices will be closing at 3 pm on Friday, October 7, 2022 and will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2022. Regular office hours will reconvene on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.
The Public Works department will be preparing Downs Drive to be paved. Work is a continuation of the Short Drive and Harris Lane project, made possible by NM DOT funding. City Hall is still operating at normal business hours. Visitors might have to use Harris Lane entrance or Hwy 70 entrance depending where work is located. Thank you for your patience.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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/
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
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.
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...
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 email@example.com
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.