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LIVE MUSIC TODAY

8:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. – Brendan Dawes Band performs at WPS in Midtown Ruidoso from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. For contact and location information from The Directory, click here.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES TODAY

All activities are weather permitting

Lincoln National Forest is OPEN to public access, with no restrictions. For specific information on dos and dont's, please visit the Lincoln National Forest website at:  www.fs.usda.gov/lincoln and follow us on Twitter at:  lincolnsmokey@twitter.com. For information on hiking, camping or other activities visit the Smokey Bear Ranger Station on Mechem Drive, just north of Cree Meadows Drive.

Sunrise to Sunset - Fitness trail hiking. Sierra Blanca Trail circles The Links at Sierra Blanca Golf Course. It is fairly level and asphalt covered. There are 1 mile, 1.5 mile, 2.9 mile and 3.5 mile loops. You can park at White Mountain Sports Complex off Hull Road, at Village Hall on Cree Meadows Drive or behind White Mountain Schools (when school is not in session). Restrooms are available next to the baseball field. Grindstone Trail was recently developed by Eco-Servants and includes about a 2.5 mile loop beginners trail and a 4 mile loop. This is a soft, cross country type trail with some slight hills. Parking at the lake. Porta-potties available. Non-motorized vehicles allowed. Wingfield Park Events Meadow Trail is in Midtowm Ruidoso, one block south of Sudderth Drive. There are 1/4 mile and 3/4 mile loop trails of crushed stone. Parking at the park and restrooms available. Non-motorized vehicles permitted. Ruidoso River Trail at Two Rivers Park, behind the Chamber of Commerce on Sudderth Drive, is about a 1/4 mile of soft surface trail along the Rio Ruidoso. Alto Lake Trail, located off Highway 48 north of Ruidoso, is about a .5 mile loop around the lake and about a 1.5 mile trail over the dam and through some beautiful scenery. The trail around the dam is narrow in places on the south side but level. Going over the dam is steep and rocky, but easy walking once you are past that. Parking is available at the entrance. Porra-potties and picnic tables are available. Cedar Creek Fitness Trail, maintained by the U.S. Forest Service, is behind Smokey Bear Ranger Station on Mechem Drive. There are 1/4 mile and 1/3 mile loop trails with outdoor fitness equipment available for use. Parking is available, but no restroom facilities. Dogs and bikes are not allowed on this trail. Additional hiking is all around Ruidoso and Ruidoso Downs. See the rangers at Smokey Bear Ranger Station for maps. You can hike a short distance with the family or walk for days without seeing anyone.

Sunrise to Sunset - Tennis Courts are available at School House Park, on Sudderth Drive, and at the White Mountain Sports Complex, off Hull Road. Open to the public and free. Parking and restrooms are close by both facilities.

Sunrise to Sunset - Basketball Courts are available at All American Park in Ruidoso Downs. Located next to the playground, these concrete courts are free and open to the public.

Sunrise to Sunset - Ruidoso Dog Park, located on the south side of the parking lot at White Mountain Sports Complex off Hull Road. Two fenced areas for small and large dogs to run and play. Donated by the humane Society of Lincoln County, this is a great place to take the dogs for some exercise and fun. Outside the park, dogs are required to be on a leash in Ruidoso.

Sunrise to Sunset - Sand Volleyball Court, located at the White Mountain Sports Complex. Usually available on a first-come-first-serve (pun there) basis. Free and open to the public. Made possible by SADD and DWI funding at Ruidoso Schools.

7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Golf at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Championship Golf Course. Call for tee times 575-464-7945, or book on-line. 

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Golf at Cree Meadows Golf and Country Club on Country Club Drive. Whether you are looking for a golf course to play while visiting Ruidoso, or a golf course to call home as a member, you have found it!   Our 18-hole, regulation golf course continues to be a favorite among local golfers. Since 1947 our course has been a rewarding experience for gutsy golfers. The short layout of the course, at just over 6000 yards, makes it ideal for novice golfers as well as golf outings. Load up your clubs and make quick drive to Cree Meadows Country Club. Our golf course is sure to quickly become your favorite while our amenities ranging from full restaurant to complete practice facilities will keep you coming back. Call 575-257-2733 or click here to book a tee time

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Golf at the Links at Sierra Blanca just off Mechem Drive. The Links at Sierra Blanca is a classic Scottish Style course that has consistently been ranked as one of the Best Courses in New Mexico by Golf Digest magazine. Known for our outstanding staff, you'll discover why we think the Links should be ranked Ruidoso, New Mexico's #1 golf course for friendliness. We specialize in group and corporate outings so call us when you are planning your next company golf tournament. Call 575-258-5330, 800-854-6571 or click here to reserve you tee time up to two weeks in advance.

8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Skateboard Parks, located off White Mountain Drive at North Park in Ruidoso and at All-American Park in Ruidoso Downs.

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Picnics at the parks. Pavilions are available for rent at School House Park, Two Rivers Park and Kids Connection. To reserve a pavilion, call 575-257-5030.

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Lincoln Historic Monument open in Lincoln. Buildings and displays include the Anderson-Freeman Visitor's Center, Montano Store, Torreon, Jan Juan Mission, Tunstall Store, Dr. Wood's House, and the Lincoln Courthouse Museum. Admission is $5 per person, $1 for Seniors Group (10), 16 and younger admitted free. New Mexico residents admitted free on Sunday. New Mexico Seniors admitted free on Wednesday. 

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Horseback Riding at Runnel's Bonito Stables on Bonito Lake Road. $20 an hour. Bring cash because they don't have a phone or electricity at the stable, so no credit cards.

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Horseback Riding at Alto Hombre Gordito Hideout. Horse stables and guided horseback riding into the Lincoln National Forest. A great way to discover the fun of horseback riding. $30 per person per hour. Make reservations at least 24 hours in advance. Call for reservations 575-336-7877 or toll free 1-877-466-2734. This season trails are open for ATV, jeep, 4 wheel, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. ATV trail descriptions map is $15, and $5 for extra copies of trails. 

OTHER THINGS TO DO TODAY

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Lincoln Historic Monument open in Lincoln. Buildings and displays include the Anderson-Freeman Visitor's Center, Montano Store, Torreon, Jan Juan Mission, Tunstall Store, Dr. Wood's House, and the Lincoln Courthouse Museum. Admission is $5 per person, $1 for Seniors Group (10), 16 and younger admitted free. New Mexico residents admitted free on Sunday. New Mexico Seniors admitted free on Wednesday. 

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Biennale Grande exhibit at the Hubbard Museum of the American West.  Runs until July 15.

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Carlsbad Cavern’s Lechuguilla Cave 3-D Photo Exhibit opens At The Hubbard Museum of the American West. Organized and circulated by the Carlsbad Museum & Art Center , the exhibit features a 3-D photo tour of the world famous Lechuguilla Cave . The “Underground of Enchantment” exhibit opens at the Hubbard Museum on February 11th and will run through May 20, 2012. Lechuguilla Cave is, as of June 2011, the sixth longest cave (130.24 miles) known to exist in the world, and the deepest at 1,604 feet in the continental United States . It is most famous for its unusual geology, extremely rare formations and pristine condition. Discovered in 1986, the Lechuguilla Cave is only accessible for permitted scientific exploration, and this exhibit will be the only means for the general public to see, in spectacular 3-D images, the wondrous beauty of a true New Mexico treasure. The Hubbard Museum of the American West is located at 26301 Highway 70 in Ruidoso Downs and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Visit www.hubbardmuseum.org or call 575.378.4142 for information. The Hubbard Museum of the American West is owned and operated by the City of Ruidoso Downs.

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Smokey Bear Park is open in Capitan. The Smokey Bear Historical Park is located on highway 380 (better known as 118 Smokey Bear Blvd.) in the heart of the Village of Capitan and is open everyday of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years day. Entrance fees into the park are $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children 7-12.  Children 6 and under are free.  Smokey Bear Historical Park is operated by EMNRD-Forestry Division.

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Ruidoso River Museum open at 101 Mechem Drive in the building which previously housed Rush Ski Shop. The museum will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday through Monday.  The museum will be open 7-days a week now during the Christmas Holidays.  Admission is $5 for Adults and $2 for Children. 

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Fort Stanton Museum and Gift Shop open to the public You can see the historic buildings, picnic on the grounds and enjoy the day at Fort Stanton. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - The Carrizozo Heritage Museum at 103 12th Street is open for regular season hours, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

10:25 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Simulcast Horse Racing at Billy the Kid's Race Book at Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino..

9:00 p.m. - Karaoke with DJ Pete at The Quarters in Midtown Ruidoso starting at 9:00 p.m.

Sierra Cinema - For a listing of movies playing and show times, click here.

Campgrounds - Click here for a listing of campgrounds in the area.

 Ruidoso's Flood History by Frank Potter. Click here.

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