City News (Archive)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Public Service Announcement
MONSOON SEASON AND FLOODING
It’s that time of year again, and with the Monsoon season fast upon us, we need to be attentive to our surroundings. The conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain for several hours or several days that saturate the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low lying areas. The following our things to do in case you are confronted with a flood hazard.
Listen to your radio and television for flood warnings and reports of flooding in progress or other critical information from the National Weather Service.
Be prepared to evacuate.
When a flood or flash flood is issued for your area, head for higher ground and stay there.
Stay away from floodwaters. If you come upon a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around and go the other way. Remember six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off your feet.
If you come upon a flooded road while driving, turn around and go the other way. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of your vehicle and move to higher ground. Most vehicles can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.
Keep children out of the water. They are curious and often lack good judgment about running water or contaminated water.
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood hazards.
Make sure you have insurance that covers floods associated with storms, heavy rains and other conditions.
Always have a contact list. Check on family members and neighbors.
Keep a preparedness kit with the following: flashlight, first aid kit, extra batteries, multipurpose tool, emergency blankets, maps, extra car keys, house keys, rain gear and extra clothing.
If you have a cell phone keep it close by.
Have tools and supplies close by in case you have to secure your home.
Always have a three day supply of water and food (non-perishables) for each family member.
Keep a 7 day supply of medications and other medical items.
Sand bags are “now” available to the residents of Alamogordo at the following locations listed below. Remember if you need assistance loading sand bags, nock on the Fire Station door, and someone would be more than happy to help. Please
remember the NMDHSEM recommends sand bags not be stacked more than three bags high, and should only be used to protect openings and entrances to homes, businesses or critical infrastructures. If you have a special emergency need for assistance with sandbags, please call 575-439-4300, or 575-439-4298.
Fire Station-1, 619 Texas Ave.
Fire Station-2, 2100 Walker Rd.
Fire Station-4, 3310 E. 10TH St.
Fire Station-5, 1492 S. Florida Ave.
Fire Station-6, 3100 N. Florida Ave.
Fire Station-7, 2010 Oregon
REMEMBER IN CASE OF A FLOOD: GO IN, STAY IN, AND TUNE IN.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Starting Monday September 15, 2014, City of Alamogordo Utility Maintenance crews will begin the process of replacing a water service line that is currently leaking in the 300 block of N White Sands. The estimated time frame for the work to be completed will be two weeks (weather permitting). Please be advised, traffic patterns will be disrupted during the time City crews are replacing the leaking service line, re-paving, and replacing anything else that needs to be addressed. This will be a co-operation between Utility Maintenance and Utility Construction crews. Our goal is to complete these tasks as quickly and safely as possible. We are dedicated to work hard for the citizens of Alamogordo, and aim to do so here as well.
Wednesday, August 28, 2014
Utility Maintenance will be performing work tomorrow 8/28/14 that will result in two water outages. Both water outages will start at 8:00 a.m. and water will be back in service at 4:00 p.m. The first job site is @ the new Albertson's location, on 10th Street and Cuba Ave. A fire hydrant is being re-located by Renegade Corp. The second job site will be @ the NMSBVH campus, located @ N. White Sands Blvd. and Indian Wells Rd. General Hydronics is installing new valves for the schools water system. Please be advised, these outages could affect the surrounding area(s).
Also, with the Labor Day holiday, Trash pick up will be affected. The schedule is as follows:
The holiday is Monday, Sept 1, no trash pick up.
Monday's routes will be picked up on Tuesday, Sept 2.
Tuesday's routes will be picked up on Wednesday Sept 3.
All Thursday and Friday routes will remain the same.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Don't forget! Tonight at 6PM at the Willie Estrada Civic Center - The City Commission will meet to discuss Flooding. The meeting is open to the Public and folks are encouraged to attend
Public Service Announcement
Monday, August 18, 2014
Utility Maintenance has scheduled 2 water outages for this week. The first outage, will be on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. General Hydronics will be installing 2 fire hydrants, from the 1300 block, through the 1800 block of E. Dewey Ln. Please be advised the surrounding area(s) could be affected. The outage will start at 8:00 a.m. and water will be back in service at 3:00 p.m. These fire hydrants are the two of the last four, that need to be replaced for the 50 fire hydrant replacement project.
The Second water outage will be on Thursday, August 21,2014. General Hydronics will be working in the area of N. White Sands Blvd. and Indian Wells Rd. Surrounding area(s)could be affected as well. The water outage will start at 8:00 a.m. and water will be back in service at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
City Commission Meeting TONIGHT at 7 pm. For more information on the Agenda Items please visit the Clerk's Page
Monday, August 11, 2014
The Fireside Chat with the City Manager has been cancelled for TODAY. The regular monthly meetings will resume on Monday, September 8, 2014 at the Alamogordo Public Library.
Friday, August 8, 2014
For anyone who is dealing with cleanup of your property due to the flood and currently pays waste charges on their city water bill - Southwest Disposal is offering a bulk pick up free of charge. If you call Southwest directly at 575.434.1109 and mention that this relates to the flooding incident on August 1, 2014, they will arrange to remove your materials. Materials must be placed at the curb, or near the roadway at the curb line. Carpet must be cut to a length no longer than 6 ft and rolled and tied.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
**Emergency water outage in the Mckinley Dr. area. Maintenance crews have to cut out a 6" gate valve that is leaking. In order to accomplish this we have to turn water off on Mckinley Dr. and the surrounding area(s). Time frame is from 10:45 a.m until 3:00 p.m. Please be advised that this is an emergency and that is the reason for the short notice.**
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The Fireside Chat with the City Manager has been cancelled for August. The regular monthly meetings will resume on Monday, September 8, 2014 at the Alamogordo Public Library.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Just a reminder that the Alamogordo Family Recreation Center POOL will be closed beginning August 11th. The pool will remain closed for approx. 10 weeks while crews resurface the deck and replace the dome track. The rest of the recreation center however, will remain open.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Kids kingdom will be closed from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday July 19th, 2014 to accommodate repair and maintenance work being performed by the Holloman Big Give
July 14, 2014
FIRESIDE CHAT TODAY IS CANCELLED- Sorry for the inconvenience! See you in August.
June 23, 2014
The Utility Maintenance Division will be setting temporary traffic control on N. White Sands Blvd from 6th Street to 8th Street for roughly two weeks. There are two service line leaks on N. White Sands Blvd., we will be digging these service lines up and replacing them with all new line. We do apologize for any inconvenience.
June 19, 2014
Did you know?
Did you know that to sell puppies or kittens within the City Limits, you must be licensed to do so?
7-04-010. - Licensing.permanent link to this piece of content
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to offer dogs or cats for sale for profit or as a hobby within the city unless such person, firm or corporation shall have first obtained from the city clerk a license therefore as provided in this article.
(b) The fee for a license to sell a single litter of dogs or cats within a year shall be fifty dollars ($50.00). The fee for a license to sell more than a single litter of dogs or cats within a year shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00).
(c) All licenses expire on the first day of January of each year.
(d) The license application shall contain the following information at a minimum:
(1) Name of applicant;
(2) Address of applicant;
(3) Telephone number of applicant;
(4) The proposed location from which the animals will be sold;
(5) The clerk may require such other information as is deemed necessary in order to determine whether to approve or deny a license under this article.
(Ord. No. 1328, § 5, 5-13-08)
June 18, 2014
Emergency Water Break
The Utility Maintenance Division will be conducting an emergency water outage today. A 6" gate valve has a severe leak and we need to stop the it. This leak is on Granada between 15th Street and 18th Street. The areas that will be affected are 15th Street, Granada, Los Robles, El Dorado, Del Prado, Plaza Del Prado, Serrano, La Cresta, and 18th Street. The water outage will begin at 11:30 a.m and back in service at 5:30 p.m. Our crews have to cut out a 6" gate valve and install a new 6" valve so, this task is quite large and will take some time to complete.
June 16, 2014
Scheduled Water Outage
The Utility Maintenance Division will be conducting two outages.
First, an outage will be performed tomorrow 6/17/14 on North Scenic Dr. This outage is performed to determine the affected area. Water will be restored shortly after we get our results.
Second, on Wednesday 6/18/14, we will be conducting a water outage beginning at 8:00 a.m. and lasting until approx. 1:00 p.m. The area(s) predicted to be affected will be from 1st St. to E. 10th St. on N. Scenic Dr., including Jean Ct., Eastmont Ct., and Eastridge Dr. We have to conduct this water outage so we can replace a 2" gate valve that is leaking and causing damage to the road way.
June 13, 2014
Washington Avenue Paving Improvements
Alamogordo, NM – Due to construction activities beginning Monday, June 16, 2014, Northbound Washington Ave. will be closed from Mountain View to Tenth Street. This closure is anticipated to last ten (10) days. Once this phase of construction is complete, Southbound Washington will be closed from Mountain View to Tenth Street. This closure is also anticipated to last ten (10) days.
After this phase of construction is complete, Washington Ave (both North and Southbound) will be closed from Mountain View to First Street. This closure is scheduled to last ten (10) days.
Southbound Washington, from Mountain View to First Street will remain closed.
Motorists are advised of the temporary traffic control that will be in place during construction and should seek alternate routes if possible. Businesses and Residents in the project area will have access to their property during construction.
For more information please contact Edward Balderrama, Project Manager, City of Alamogordo, 575.439.4339
May 9, 2014
Fireside Chat scheduled for Monday, May 12, 2014 is cancelled due to ongoing Budget Hearings. Chats will pick up again in June.
May 7, 2014
The previous streets added to the crack seal contract: South Scenic Drive (1st Street to county line) and North Florida Avenue (3rd Street to 10th Street) are nearly complete, and additional crack seal material is left on the contract.
Therefore, the following streets will be added:
7th Street - N. Florida Ave to Cuba Ave
Mercury Ave - S. Florida to White Sands
Mars Ave - S. Florida to Panorama
As the operations get close to a street, the contractor will place fliers on doorways to notify residents to move their vehicles off the pavement for a specified day. We appreciate your cooperation. You may contact David Busick, Public Works Inspector at 921-2561 or by e-mail at email@example.com if you have any issues during the project. You may also contact Jason Thomas, City Engineer with any issues or questions at 439-4337 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is crack sealing? Well look at this video by another City that uses it as a street maintenance tool.
April 29, 2014
The Utility Maintenance Division will be replacing a water service line that is leaking on the 200 block of N. White Sands Blvd. Because we are replacing this leaking service line, there will be a change in traffic pattern for a period of time. The time frame we are looking at is, start date: May 5, 2014, completion date: May 13, 2014
April 28, 2014
Alamogordo's Great American Cleanup will take place at Kids Kingdom on Sat. May 3rd, 2014 from 8am-4pm. Bring yourself, your friends, your business to the park for a community effort to help preserve and repair this city landmark. Contact Jason Richards at 439-4250 or at email@example.com to get signed up
April 21, 2014
The RX Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, April 26th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
Bring in your prescription drugs that are no longer needed, have expired, remain unused, for any reason, for PROPER disposal. This frees up space in your medicine cabinet and makes your home safer! The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Prescription drugs can be deliberately or accidentally mis-used and should not be left in the home when no longer needed.
Drop off sites will be at:
· Lowes Grocery Pharmacy, and
· the Alamogordo Police Department Earth Day booth, right by the Chamber of Commerce building entrance.
times are from 1000-1400.
April 21, 2014
There will be a water outage tomorrow 4/22/14 in the area of 14th and N Florida. This water outage is to do a repair on a 8" gate valve that was damaged during the road work that is currently under way. The outage will be from 8:30 a.m until 12:00 p.m. This water outage is not part of the hydrant replacement project that is currently in progress as well.
April 16, 2014
Traffic Pattern Change Fairgrounds and Florida
City crews are completing the installation of an overhead warning flasher and signage to change the intersection of North Florida and Fairgrounds Road to an ALL-WAY STOP (4-way stop). It is presently a two-way stop for Fairgrounds Road. Motorists and pedestrians will soon start seeing "Changes to Traffic Pattern" signs and flashing warning lights to alert drivers. The City plans to launch the change on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014.
This initiative is based on a warrant analysis report that recommended changing the intersection to an all-way stop.
April 14, 2014
Fuel Industries Dig for Atari
On March 31, 2014 the New Mexico Environment Department, Environmental Protection Division, Solid Waste Bureau approved the Waste Excavation Plan produced by Souder, Miller and Associates for FUEL Industries. FUEL Industries, in an agreement reached with the City in 2013, would like to film and record the unearthing of the infamous Atari video games - E.T. the Extra Terrestrial that was supposedly buried there in 1983.
As a condition of FUEL Industries accessing and filming on City Property, FUEL agrees to comply with all conditions as stated in the Waste Excavation Health and Safety Plan. In addition to receiving instruction on general site construction safety procedures, all film personnel will also be supervised by the Site Supervisor & Safety Officer during excavation activities. Continuous monitoring of air and excavated waste will be overseen by Souder Miller and Associates and Operational Consultants. Site control, security, hazard assessment, accident prevention, and other issues are all addressed in detail in the Waste Excavation Plan and Health and Safety Plan and is available HERE.
The City has been made aware of the Waste Excavation Plan and Health and Safety Plan and is working in cooperation with all parties involved to exercise precautions and to ensure the safety of its citizenry.
The dig will begin on Friday, April 25, 2014 with digging taking place throughout that weekend. The public is invited to come see what is uncovered on Saturday 4/26. Digging should be completed by that Sunday, with fresh fill being put into the trench by Monday April 28, 2014.
April 2, 2014
Construction at Panorama & Hamilton will begin April 7. The contractor will be working Monday through Thursday from 7 am to 5 pm. The road will not be closed to traffic but there will be traffic control set up and the intersection will likely get congested. Suggested alternate routes are Desert Lakes Drive south of the project area and First Street if you will be traveling north. We thank you for your patience.
April 2, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Alameda Park Zoo
9am - 4pm
9:00 am - Opening Ceremonies
10:00 am - Desert Peppers Line Dancers
10:30 am - ZUMBA with AlamoShape
11:00 am - Butterfly Release (Pavillion)
11:30 ACE and Desert Sun Awards Ceremony
11:45 - Larry Anderson
12:15 - Alamogordo 4-H Club
12:30 Greek Hellenic Dancers
1:00 - ZUMBA with AlamoShape
2:00 pm - Scout and Youth Competitions
2:45 - Overstreet Taekwon Do Demonstration
3:00 - Fiesta Dancers
3:15 - Raffle Winners Announced
Live Music - Food - Exhibits - FREE ADMISSION!!!!!!!
April 2, 2014
March 27, 2014
The Alamogordo Border Patrol Station in the El Paso Sector will be hosting a full-scale active shooter exercise March 27 in collaboration with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The exercise will be held at the Lincoln National Forest Office in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
The purpose of this exercise is to evaluate the response capabilities of the law enforcement and emergency services community in the Otero County, New Mexico area with respect to their ability to respond, de-escalate and control an active shooter scenario. This exercise will focus on the cooperation between municipal, county, state and federal agencies working together in unison to appropriately address with this type of high- risk situation.
The following agencies have been invited to attend:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) U.S. Border Patrol – El Paso Sector
New Mexico State Police (NMSP)
New Mexico Department of Public Safety / Motor Traffic Division (NMDPS-MTD)
New Mexico State University – Alamogordo Branch
New Mexico Department of Transportation
Otero County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO)
Alamogordo Police Department (APD)
Alamogordo Fire Department (AFD)
American Medical Response (AMR)
General Champion Regional Medical Center (GCRMC)
Otero County Emergency Services
U.S. Air Force – Special Response Team (USAF-SRT)
U.S. Forestry Service (USFS)
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – Albuquerque Division, Las Cruces Field Office
March 17, 2014
NOTIFICATION OF CONSTRUCTION
We appreciate your patience during the construction. Contact the City of Alamogordo Project Manager, Nancy Beshaler, at 575.439.3230 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or the City Engineer, Jason Thomas, at 575-439-4337 or via email at email@example.com with questions or if you experience problems in connection with this project.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 10-15-1, NMSA 1978 (2001 CUMM. SUPP.) THAT THE OTERO COUNTY SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY AND GREENTREE SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY WILL HOLD THEIR JOINT ANNUAL MEETING ON THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014, AT 6:00 P.M., AT THE GSWA OFFICE, 26590 US HWY 70, RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Beginning next Tuesday morning 3/18, Utility Maintenance will be re-directing traffic on 10th St. and N. White Sands Blvd. We currently have two 1" service lines leaking and they are going to get replaced next week. This is going to require us to re-direct traffic in order to accomplish our major task in replacing the water service lines. This traffic control set up will be up for at least two weeks but, we will be working as fast as we can so normal traffic patterns can resume as normal, and hopefully faster than projected.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
March 11, 2014
If you received a call, whether an actual person or a "robo-call" requesting any information regarding your bank accounts, debit or credit card information or any other personal information, please hang up the telephone. First National Bank will never call you and ask personal information regarding any of your accounts with us because we already have that information. If you have recently released any information regarding any First National Bank accounts or services to an unsolicited caller claiming to be from First National Bank please call us so that we may take steps to secure your information.
If you have any questions, please contact your Financial Institution.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
On March 6, 2014 the Official Canvass of the Election Results began. During the canvass, it was discovered that a transcription error had been made by the Clerk’s office and the Absentee Voters count for District 4 was entered incorrectly into the spreadsheets used to announce the Unofficial Results on March 4, 2014. Instead of reading “45” under Joshua Rardin it should have read “5” in the Absentee Voters Row.
As a result of the canvass, the Clerk’s office made the correction and it was discovered that the District 4 candidate receiving the most votes was Jennifer A. Turnbull.
The following are the results of the Canvass, including the correction:
Mayor at Large
Susie Galea - 1679
Robert Rentschler - 956
Joe Ferguson - 396
Paul Sanchez - 436
Nadia Sikes - 409
Jennifer A. Turnbull - 229
Keith Duncan - 76
Joshua Rardin - 211
Mike Rosales - 295
Chris Dewitt - 1002
Steve O. Lee - 1993
Municipal Infrastructure Gross Receipts Tax
For - 2319
Against - 1152
GO Bond #1 Family Fun Center
Against - 1401
GO Bond #2 Florida and First
For - 2049
Against - 1483
Total votes cast -
Non Resident –45
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Remember: Non Resident Voters do not count in the Total Votes Cast so that accounts for the difference in the totals. Also Under votes and Over Votes were not included. They will all be listed on the official canvass after Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Tuesday March 4, 2014
Election Results (UNOFFICIAL)
The polls are closed and the numbers are in here are the unofficial results
Mayor at Large - Susie Galea
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
TODAY IS ELECTION DAY! Do yourself a favor, go VOTE! Take a neighbor, a friend, a co worker and exercise your civic responsibility and make your vote count!
Folks are invited to join us tonight to learn the results of the Election. Beginning at 7 pm when the polls close, the Clerk's office along with media, candidates, and more will gather at City Hall in the Commission Chambers to learn the outcome! We will be live on 88.9 FM KHII Cloudcroft & 97.5 FM Alamogordo Radio; and Community Radio 95.1 KALH will also live stream at www.kalh.org Unofficial results will also be published on this page as well as the City website.
As of 9:00 am the Election Number are...
Tays Special Events Center - 95 Voters
Sgt Willie Estrada Civic Ctr - 140 Voters
OTero County Fairgrounds - 64 Voters
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The North and South bound lanes as well as the East and West bound turning lanes of the White Sands and New York Intersection will be temporarily closed to through traffic between the hours of 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM Monday through Friday beginning February 27, 2014. South Bound Traffic on New York Avenue will be detoured to 1st Street. Completion of the project is expected by March 28, 2014. The periodic closures are for the purpose of installing Xeriscape median beautification in the intersection medians. Thank you for your patience during this project.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Emergency water outage tomorrow 2-27-14, starting at 8:00 a.m. lasting until 12:00 p.m. We ran into a problem with a 6" water valve leaking severely and is in need of replacement. Both the utility crews and General Hydraunics crew will be working close together on this one. General Hydraunics is putting out door tags informing residents about the water outage for tomorrow morning. However, in any outage situation we like to get the word out as much as possible. The outage will affect Hamilton Rd. and Tres Lagos, and the surrounding areas are a possibility. Thank You!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
We here at the City of Alamogordo Utility Maintenance Division, have responded to a water main break on 24th Street, between Eudora St. and Lawrence Blvd. This water main break is going to require an emergency water outage. We will be turning the water off until 5:00 p.m. or, until completion of the water main repair.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
Monday, February 24,2014
2014 Major Road Projects
Beginning in March 2014, the City of Alamogordo will begin work on several road projects throughout the city. The following is a tentative list of dates for each. Please remember dates are always subject to change.
Project Name Start Substantial Completion Duration (days)
Panorama Boulevard /
Reconfiguration March July 120
Pecan Drive Extension
(to Fairgrounds) March September 160
Re-Alignment May October 180
We understand this will cause some inconvenience and appreciate your patience. We will do our best to keep roads open when possible and when necessary, we will work diligently to create alternate routes and detours in an effort to make this process as painless as possible. Each new completed road project is a step into Alamogordo’s future and an enhanced quality of life!
UPDATE ON WATER OUTAGE
We excavated the break area, only to find a 6" valve and tapping saddle has failed and is in need of replacement. The water is back in service right now and will be for the rest of the day. However, due to a few circumstances, we will be performing another water outage tomorrow, 2/25/14. This outage will start at 8:00 a.m. and will last until 5:00 p.m. The areas that will be affected by this outage are 4th Street, Alaska Avenue, and the surrounding area is a possibility. We have notified the Sacramento Elementary staff as well.
Monday, February 24, 2014
We have a water main line break in the 4th and Alaska Avenue area. In order to repair this line and get it back in service, we have do perform a water outage that will be affecting the area of Alaska Avenue and the 1st St. through 5th St. area. The estimated time frame to fix this break will be, 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, February 24, 2014
House Bill 55
The City of Alamogordo would like to thank the legislators for their recent support of house Bill 55. The bill lists the Capital Outlay Projects for the County including four (4) specific to Alamogordo.
Alamogordo Desalinization System $4,000,000
Alamogordo Desert Lakes Golf Course Storage Pond $300,000
Alamogordo Family Recreation Center Restrooms $100,000
Alamogordo Police Department Vehicles $200,000
While the bill passed, the Governor still has twenty (20) days to veto any items she so chooses. We are hopeful Governor Martinez will see the value in these projects here in Alamogordo and support the work of our legislators during this recent session.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
There is going to be an all day water outage that will affect the Walker area, Airport Rd, Eagle Drive and possibly Amber Skies. Crews will be replacing four hydrants. Crews will have water restored by this evening.
Friday, February 14, 2014
City Offices will be CLOSED on Monday, February 17, 2014 in observance of Presidents' Day. Offices will open again, and early voting will resume on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 8 AM.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
EARLY VOTING BEGINS TODAY!
Come on in the the City Clerk's office located inside City Hall at 1376 E Ninth St, Alamogordo, NM anytime between 8 am - 5 pm.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Join us this evening at 5:30 pm at the Alamogordo Public Library for the Fireside Chat with the City Manager.
Tuesday January 14, 2014
For immediate release
Indian Wells and Pecan Drive/Washington Avenue Alignment
The traffic signal at the intersection of Indian Wells and Pecan Drive is scheduled to be operational on January 14, 2014. The traffic signal will be set in an all flash mode for 7-days, after the 7th day the traffic signal will go into its regular signal cycle.
Motorist are advised that during the all flash mode, the intersection will be consider an all way stop and should use extreme caution.
If you should have questions or experience any problems in connection with this project, or need further information, please contact Edward Balderrama, Project Manager at 575-439-4339 or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Crews will begin work on water lines located at the 300 block of N White Sands starting Monday, January 13th. Traffic control will be set up for two weeks which will change the pattern of traffic. We thank you for your patience as we repair these lines.
If you would like more information please call Utility Maintenance Dispatch at 439.4130
Thursday, January 9, 2014
One More Chance
While the filing date of January 7th has passed, there will be one additional day to file for office as a Write-In Candidate and that is on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, ALL PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE CITY CLERK FOR CANDIDATE PACKETS. The ballot will only provide a blank line for any certified write-in candidates.
January 9, 2014
The City will host a Groundbreaking event marking the next phase in Alamogordo’s future—bringing brackish groundwater from the Snake Tank well field to the Desalination Facility and providing treated drinking water to the citizens of Alamogordo. The Groundbreaking will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm at the Snake Tank Well Field Approx 23 miles North of Alamogordo off Hwy 54.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The City of Alamogordo Community Services Department and Keep Alamogordo Beautiful once again will be sponsoring the annual Curb Your Tree recycling event in January 2014. We ask that all participants place their live Christmas trees at the curb of their residence in plain sight no later than 7:00 am on January 4, 2014. Discarded trees will be picked up that day by Keep Alamogordo Beautiful to be recycled. Please ensure that all decorations are removed from the tree.
There will also be two drop-off sites available if you are not ready to dispose of your tree by January 4th. You can drop your tree off at the Civic Center located at 800 First Street or in the Alamogordo Senior Center parking lot located at 2201 Puerto Rico Avenue. These two locations are available for tree drop-off from January 6th, 2014 through January 17th, 2014.
Contact Erik Marion with the Keep Alamogordo Beautiful Program at (575)439-4139 with any questions regarding this program.
Thank you for your continued support of the Keep Alamogordo Beautiful Program.
December 9, 2013
FIRESIDE CHAT WITH THE CITY MANAGER
Today at 5:30 pm, join the City Manager at the Alamogordo Public Library for a chat! Jim will be there ready to visit with you and any concerns you have. We look forward to seeing you there.
December 5, 2013
HOLIDAY STROLL AT THE ZOO
The Holiday Stroll at the Zoo will be held on December 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Admission Price is $1.00 or 1 can and/or kind of food item for the local food bank. There will be music, lights, luminaries and Hot Cocoa, Cider, and cookies.
December 5, 2013
HOLIDAY CLASSIC FUN RUN
The City will host its Annual Holiday Classic 5k and 10K this Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Family Recreation Center. Register early! Call 575.439.4142 for more information.
November 26, 2013
November 22, 2013
Indian Wells and Pecan Drive/Washington Avenue Alignment
The intersection of Indian Wells and Pecan Drive is scheduled to be open on November 25, 2013. Washington Avenue, from Indian Wells to Dewey Lane, will remain closed as a safety precaution until the traffic signal is operational. The traffic signal is scheduled to be operational by mid-January 2014.
Motorist are advised of the temporary traffic control that will be in-place until the permanent pavement striping/marking are installed, which is scheduled for the week of December 2, 2013.
Motorist should use extreme caution in the Project area and if possible should seek alternative routes. Businesses and Residents in the Project area will have access to their property during construction.
If you should have questions or experience any problems in connection with this project, or need further information, please contact:
Edward Balderrama, Project Manager
City of Alamogordo. Phone: 575-439-4339
November 4, 2013
PUBLIC INPUT REQUESTED SKATE PARK DESIGN
The City of Alamogordo will hold an open meeting on November 7, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm to obtain public input for the design of the new Skateboard Park. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with Spohn Ranch’s skatepark designers. The meeting will be held at the Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center.
For further information, please contact Edward Balderrama, Project Manager, City of Alamogordo. Phone: 575-439-4339 Email: email@example.com
October 28, 2013
Reminder: Water Restrictions currently in effect will be lifted as of Friday, November 1st, 2013. For more info on the ordinance click here.
Indian Wells Closure
Indian Wells Road from Oregon Avenue to Stanford Avenue will be closed starting on October 24th. Anticipated to remain closed for approximately 4 weeks.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Planning and Zoning Meeting tonight at 6:00 pm in Commission Chambers inside the City Hall.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Community Development Public Hearing
Tomorrow, September 26, will be the second Public Hearing regarding the Community Development Block Grant. Join us at 6:30 pm at the Sgt Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center at 800 1st Street. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public input on Community Development needs and suggestions for future CDBG Projects.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Special Study Session Tonight at 6 PM to discuss Street Improvement Projects followed by the Regular City Commission Meeting at 7 PM. Join in at the Commission Chambers inside City Hall, 1376 E Ninth Street. Agendas available here.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
ICIP SPECIAL MEETING
The Alamogordo City Commission will meet TODAY, Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 7:00pm for a Special Meeting to discuss the ICIP Projects at Firestation #5, 1492 S Florida Ave. Agenda Available here.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
CDBG GRANT HEARINGS
The City of Alamogordo, New Mexico wishes to inform all interested parties that 2014 Community Development Block Grant hearings will be held:
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program was established under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, in order to assist communities in providing essential community facilities, providing decent housing for residents, promoting economic development and maintaining a suitable living environment. The State of New Mexico estimates the 2014 appropriation of $8,500,000 to be distributed statewide on a competitive basis.
State and national objectives of the CDBG Program require that assistance be made available for activities that address at least one of the following:
Applications are limited to a maximum of $500,000, except for planning applications which have a limit of $50,000. Eligible activities and categories will be described. All interested parties are invited to attend, to submit project ideas, to provide supporting data and testimony, and other pertinent information. With sufficient notice, a translator will be provided for non-English speaking residents. Those unable to attend the public hearings may send written comments to:
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
ICIP Town Hall - Thursday September 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm
This coming Thursday, September 5, the City will hold an Open House at the Civic Center located at 800 1st Street. We ask for public input on Capital Improvement Projects for the City. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.
City Offices will be closed
Monday, September 2, 2013
in observance of the Labor Day Holiday
August 19, 2013
The City Water Crews will be diverting traffic today on White Sands at 7th Street to address on a leak in the area. Anticipate the detour to last the rest of the week. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Thank you and Happy Monday!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The City announces that we will be closing the East half of the Bark Park at Griggs Sports Complex for renovations to the lawn area and walking path construction beginning 8/15/2013. The area will be closed a minimum of 45 days to allow the new grass to establish. The West half of the Bark Park will remain open to the public throughout the project.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The Water Break at Hopi has been repaired. The White Sands line will be replaced today and all water has been restored except to one vacant building on White Sands.
Friday, August 9, 2013
Senior Volunteer Program Fundraiser
The Senior Volunteer Programs are holding a Krispy Kreme Fundraiser. Sales are going on now through September 9, 2013. Money must be collected at time of order. Pick up will be September 13th from 8am - 5pm at the Senior Center. Stop by the Senior Center and get your order in today!
Monday, August 5, 2013
Email Systems are Operational
City employees are now operating with a fully functional email and calendar. We still are unable to locate emails and appointments that were made between July 19 - July 31.
Thank you for your patience.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
For immediate release
City Information Systems
The City of Alamogordo Offices are currently transitioning from one email system to another. During the transition, we experienced a loss of information in which all emails and calendar appointments, both incoming and outgoing from July 19, 2013 to July 31, 2013 were permanently lost.
Currently, City Offices are operating without email and electronic appointment setting capabilities. We fully anticipate that the issues will be corrected and we will be restored to full operational ability by Friday, August 2, 2013. We ask that if you need to reach us, please do so via phone.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience as we navigate through this unexpected event.
For more information please call our offices at 439.4205 or 439.4203.
July 19, 2013
Fire Department Rescue Skills Training
The Alamogordo Fire Department will be conducting hands on Rescue Skills Training with the structures secured as part of the Pecan Realignment Project.
The City of Alamogordo has acquired three buildings: two (2) residential and one (1) commercial as part of the Pecan Realignment Project. This training will be carried out beginning 20th July- 4th August. The Alamogordo Fire Department will be using this opportunity to train its Firefighters in rescue equipment, apparatus and building structure awareness.
You will see simulated smoke, Fire Department Operations, and other skills performed. Please don't be alarmed at these sights. We want to assure the residence of Alamogordo that these trainings will be conducted with the utmost of safety and security to the community.
If there are any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact our office at 439-4298.
July 18, 2013
The City is transitioning to a new email system beginning today, July 18th at 5 pm and continuing through Monday, July 22 at 8 am. Employees will not have access to their email, so if you need to reach someone, please call. Our Directory is available via this website.
July 15, 2013
UPCOMING ROAD CLOSURE
On Monday, July 22, 2013, Pate Construction crews will close Cuba Avenue just north of First Street for construction of a new concrete box culvert under the roadway. The work in this area is anticipated to take approximately three (3) months and to be complete late October. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through this area and find an alternate route. A detour plan for Alamogordo High School staff, parents, students, and buses will be provided during school registration and a copy will be located on the City’s Website and Facebook Page.
Contact Pate Construction at (575) 437-0091 or the City of Alamogordo Engineering Department at (575) 439-4230 with questions or if you experience any problems in connection with this project.
July 15, 2013
Upcoming Events at the Library
The Friends of the Alamogordo Public Library are sponsoring a Chautauqua as part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, "Ground-Breaking Reads".
This special event will take place July 27th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Alamogordo Public Library in the Rhodes Room.
Ann Beyke (pronounced Bike-ee), an actor from Albuquerque, portrays Rachel Carson who was a marine biologist when few women dared even tread the water. Rachel Carson's lifelong love of nature and science led to research on how uncontrolled chemical use in our cities, towns and farming communities devastated wildlife and food sources. Silent Spring, her bestselling book on the topic, detailed this devastation and led to the eventual ban on the use of DDT in the United States. Carson’s work made environmentalism an integral part of our lives.
This program is made possible by the New Mexico Humanities Council, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and sponsored locally by the Friends of the Library.
WHAT? The Summer Reading Program Chautauqua Performance
THE PROGRAM: “Rachel Carson – Portrayal by Ann Beyke”
DATE: July 27, 2013
TIME AND LOCATION: 2:00 p.m. in the Rhodes Room of the Alamogordo Public Library
Admission is Free
July 12, 2013
Program Coming to the Library
Mr. Carl Schmitz, Visual Resources and Art Research Librarian of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation will be at the Alamogordo Public Library to present:Modern Art New Mexico: Albuquerque in the '50s.
Inspired by a recent exhibit at Albuquerque's South Broadway Cultural Center, this presentation will share the story of artists who found their muse in New Mexico and for a time made it a center in the art world. Abstract art's development and critical reaction will be traced using visuals that range from newspaper articles to full-color images of artwork and video clips.
This special program will be held Tuesday, July 16th at 6:00 PM, and is free and open to the public. For further information, please call the Library Reference Desk at 439-4148.
Tuesday, July 3, 2013
Fourth of July Parade
The Fourth of July Parade will begin tomorrow at Oregon Ave and head West down Tenth St to New York Ave.
The Fireworks Show will begin tomorrow evening at approx. 9:00 pm
City Offices will be closed all day in observance of the Holiday.
Happy Independence Day!
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
OPEN HOUSE TODAY
The City will be hosting the Juniper Improvements Pubic Information Open House today beginning at 4:30 pm at the Willie Estrada Civic Center. We look forward to seeing you there!
June 28, 2013
We encourage all our neighbors to use caution and be careful while celebrating the upcoming Independence Day Holiday. Click here for the Public Service Announcement.
June 24, 2013
Streets crews will be working with the Engineering department digging test holes on 5 locations of Washington Av between 1st St and 10th St, and 6 locations on N. Florida Av between 10th St and 16th St tomorrow, June 25th through Thursday, June 27th. There will be lane closures, traffic delays, and partial road closures to those locations on those days. Traffic is advised to avoid these streets if possible for these three days. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
June 21, 2013
Juniper Improvements Public Information Open House
The City Announces a Public Information Open House to share information on 3 conceptual layouts for improvement to Juniper Drive. The Meeting will beTUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center
June 21, 2013
July 4th Parade
Sign up for the 4th of July Parade at the Family Recreation Center or by calling 439.4142
June 18, 2013
Public Meeting - Cottonwood Area Water Pressure
Tonight City Staff will hold an Open Meeting to address the concerns regarding Water Pressure in the Cottonwood area. Meeting will be held at the Willie Estrada Civic Center at 800 1st St. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00pm.
June 6, 2013
Water Quality Report
Our 2012 Water Quality Report is now available here.
May 24, 2013
City offices will be closed Monday, May 27th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.
The next regularly scheduled City Commission Meeting is Tuesday, May 28th at 7:00 pm in the Commission Chambers inside City Hall located at 1376 E Ninth Street. The Agenda can be found here.
Wednesday, May 29th is the deadline to have items placed on the next meeting agenda which is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7:00pm. A request to be placed on the agenda can be found here.
May 17, 2013
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Section 10-15-1, NMSA 1978 (2001 Cumm. supp.) that the Otero County Solid Waste Authority will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at 6:30 p.m., at the Alamo Senior Center, 2201 Puerto Rico, Alamogordo, NM.
May 14, 2013
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME!
White Sands Pup Fish Home Opener today at 10 am! The weather is perfect for America's Favorite Past time, BASEBALL! Go Pupfish!
May 13, 2013
GUS MACKER/ARMED FORCES DAY
As part of the Gus Macker/Armed Forces Day Weekend Celebration, WAshington Ave will be closing from 1st Street to Mountain View beginning Friday, May 17th at 7 am. Please be sure to make plans and seek alternate routes.
May 7, 2013
The Public Housing Authority announces they have 2, 3 and 4 Bedroom units available! Applications are available at the Housing Office located at 104 Avenida Amigos Alamogordo, NM 88310 or call (575) 437-5621. Learn More
April 30, 2013
WATER RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT MAY 1
· Odd numbered addresses (street number ends in 1,3,5,7,9)
may only water on: SUNDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, & FRIDAYS
· Even numbered addresses (street number ends in 0,2,4,6,8)
may only water on: TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS
· All outdoor watering must take place BEFORE 9 am and AFTER 6pm
(This conserves water by reducing evaporation)
WATERING IS NOT PERMITTED ON MONDAYS. THANK YOU.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
CITY ANNOUNCES FAIRGROUNDS ROAD OPEN
Beginning at Noon TODAY, Fairgrounds road will be open and run from Scenic to White Sands. We are excited that the completion of this road will allow for additional access to area parks, businesses and also Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center.
Additionally, the thoroughfare will create more convenient routes of travel for many drivers. Thank you for your patience during this project and drive safe.
April 24, 2013
FIRESIDE CHATS WITH THE CITY MANAGER
There will be no MAY Fireside Chat, as we will be diligently working on our annual budget. However, they will return on June 10th. And moving forward Chats will be held on the second Monday of each month from 5:30 - 6:15 pm. Please disregard the meeting time listed in the City profile as it is incorrect. There is no May chat. Thank you and we look forward to continuing this series with our new City Manager, Jim.
April 18, 2013
There was an emergency water break in the 100 block of New York and crews are turning off water between 1st and 2nd st on New York in order to fix it.
Pup Fish Host Families
The White Sands Pup Fish are still in need of Host Families for the upcoming season. We invite you to participate in this fun and rewarding program and showing these young men how warm and welcoming a community Alamogordo truly is. For more information, call Raul at 439.4159.
WATER BREAK 505 DELAWARE
The Utility Maintenance crew are working on a water break in this area. They will have water off to residents between 5th and 6th st on Delaware ave. We do not have an ETA as to when the work will be complete. I will send updates as I receive them.
April 15, 2013
CITY ANNOUNCES NEW CITY MANAGER
The City Council as well as the staff look forward to the opportunity to work with Mr. Stahle. His background, as well as his enthusiasm for the position, make him a great fit for our City and we are excited for this next step forward.
April 9, 2013
FIRESIDE CHAT - MONDAY APRIL 15, 2013
Join Bob for his Fireside Chat Monday, April 15th at 5:15pm. Bob will be joined by Public Works Director, Brian Cesar for a discussion on Public Works projects and street projects. As always the chat will be at the Alamogordo Public Library. We look forward to seeing you there!
While we will continue the chats for the foreseeable future, this one will be Bob's last. We have very much enjoyed his time with us and we invite you to wish him well as he says farewell.
April 9, 2013
City Commission Meeting Tonight
Tonight the City Commission will once again meet for their regularly scheduled meeting. If you are unable to attend, please visit our Public Information Page or Alamogordolive.com to watch livestreaming video. The agenda is also available on the City Clerk page.
April 8, 2013
In the market for a new friend? Animal Control will partner with the Senior Center on April 11, for their monthly Pet Adoption. Stop by the Senior Center between 9 and 11 am for a furry new friend to take home.
April 4, 2013
City announces Speed Limit Decrease and traffic Pattern Change on Arapaho. Crews will be installing Speed Limit signs on both ends of Arapaho today. The temporary speed will be reduced to 15MPH. In addition, crews will also be installing 2 Right Turn Only symbols on Arapaho where it intersects with 1st Street. One symbol will be placed just before the curve (N.E. bound) and one will be placed in the 1st Street median facing Arapaho. At the termination of the Florida Construction project the Speed Limit will be changed to 25MPH, and the Right Turn Only Symbols will be removed
CITY MANAGER CANDIDATE MEET AND GREET
Please join us for the opportunity to meet the finalists for the City of Alamogordo,
City Manager position.
March 26, 2013
PHASE I COMPLETE
The City of Alamogordo is proud to announce the completion of Phase I of the Westside Infrastructure Improvements Project. Phase I is an integral component to the overall long-term City’s 40 Year Water Master Plan initiative of constructing a 6.0 MGD (Million Gallons per Day) desalination water treatment plant.
Phase I, which consisted of having placed a 24 inch water pipeline that stretches from the Westside Booster Station to the Luz Gate Road, will connect to an initial 1.8 MGD Mobile Desalination Facility and the Snake Tank Well Field. The mobile desalination facility will treat brackish water through a concentrated, pressure induced filtration and reverse osmosis membrane brine system, producing fresh potable water.
Phase II of the Westside Infrastructure Project, will complete the pipeline from the Westside Booster Station to the initial 1.8 MGD Mobile Desalination Facility. Phase III will complete the pipelines in the Snake Tank Well Field.
Phase I of the Westside Infrastructure Improvements Project has been possible thanks to the New Mexico Finance Authority Drinking Water Revolving (EPA) Loan Fund. The City of Alamogordo initially requested a 23 year loan in the amount of $6,565,000 at a 2% interest. However, the City is proud to announce that it only spent $4.7+ million, leaving a savings of $1.8+ million for this loan project.
For additional information please contact:
Brian Cesar, Public Works Director
1367 E. Ninth Street
Alamogordo, NM 88310
March 25, 2013
EASTER IN THE PARK
This Saturday, March 30, join in for the Easter in the Park Celebration! Parade begins at 10:00 am from City Hall and travles south along Washington to the park. There will be games and prizes so don't miss it!
March 21, 2013
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 10-15-1, NMSA 1978 (2001 CUMM. SUPP.) THAT THE OTERO COUNTY SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY AND GREENTREE SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY WILL HOLD THEIR JOINT ANNUAL MEETING ON THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013, AT 6:00 P.M. AT THE TULAROSA COMMUNITY CENTER, 1050 BOOKOUT ROAD, TULAROSA, NEW MEXICO.
A COPY OF THE AGENDA FOR THIS MEETING MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE UTILITIES ADMIN. OFFICE, 2600 N. FLORIDA, ALAMOGORDO, OR THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE, CITY HALL, ALAMOGORDO, NM 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED MEETING TIME. DRAFT MEETING MINUTES ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE UTILITIES ADMIN. OFFICE, 2600 N. FLORIDA, ALAMOGORDO, NM, TEN (10) BUSINESS DAYS AFTER A REGULAR OR SPECIAL MEETING IS HELD.
March 20, 2013
Per City Resolution No. 2013-10, garbage rates will increase effective April 1, 2013. For detail information please go to our website at ci.alamogordo.nm.us or call us at (575) 439-4260. Thank you.
March 19, 2013
There will be a water outage TOMORROW, March 20, 2013 from 8 AM to 4PM in the area of South Florida and Arapaho. Crews working on the box culvert there are lowering the water lines. Thank you for your patience!
March 19, 2013
On Monday, March 25, 2013 for a period of approximately four weeks, Cutler Repaving Co. will commence milling and paving the following streets (in no particular order):
Tulane Ave from 23rd St to 25th St
Baylor Ave from 23rd St to 25th St
Harvard Ave from 23rd St to 25th St
N Florida Ave from Dooley St to N Scenic Dr
24th St from Cornell Ave to Harvard Ave
Snow Dr from Hubbard Dr to Dewey Ln
Dewey Ln from Snow Dr to Washington Ave
Stanford Dr from Dewey Ln to Indian Wells Rd
Pecan Dr from Dewey Ln to Indian Wells Rd
Ridgecrest Dr from 10th St to N Scenic Dr
Heights Circle from Spruce Ave to Aspen Dr
Oak Dr from Maple Dr to Juniper Dr
15th St from Vermont Ave to Michigan Ave
Santa Cruz Dr from S Florida Ave to Plainview Dr
Sherwood Dr from S Florida Ave to Montwood Dr
Candlewood Dr from Sherwood Dr to Sherwood Dr
Montwood Dr from Sherwood Dr to Sherwood Dr
Area residents will be provided individual notifications as crews begin the work.
Drivers should use extreme caution in these areas while crews are milling or paving. Lane closures and/or detours should be expected. All affected residents must relocate vehicles off the listed streets for a short duration to allow crews to mill and pave the streets.
Contact the Public Works office at (575) 439-4244 with any questions or if you experience any problems in connection with this project.
March 12, 2013
City Commission Meeting Tonight!
City commission meeting starts at 7PM. Watch live at alamogordolive.net.
March 11, 2013
NEW ROAD PROJECT
On Monday, March 18, 2013, Pate Construction crews will close South Florida Avenue just south of First Street to Arapaho Trail for construction of a new concrete box culvert under the roadway. Traffic will be detoured around the project site onto Arapaho Trail. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through this area or find an alternate route. The work in this area is anticipated to take approximately 3 months and to be complete in June.
Contact Pate Construction at (915) 539-2899 or the City of Alamogordo Engineering Department at (575) 439-4230 with questions or if you experience any problems in connection with this project
March 7, 2013
Earth Day Festival
The Alameda Park Zoo will host the 19th Annual Earth Day Fair on April the 27th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. More than 80 different organizations will be participating in this year’s event. There will be appearances from Smokey the Bear, Woodsy the Owl, and a number of different local entertainers. Information on local and global environmental subjects will be available and several organizations will be providing children’s activities and games. The local Science Fair Winners from Otero County public schools will have their projects on display. Health care organizations will be providing information and activities. As always, we will release hundreds of Butterfly’s into the zoo’s Butterfly Garden. Admission is free and there will be food and drinks for sale from local non-profit organizations.
For information on the fair or how to participate contact Stet Reid at (575)415-3494, firstname.lastname@example.org
March 7, 2013
Planning and Zoning Meeting Tonight
Join the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission tonight at 6:00 pm in the Commission Chambers inside City Hall. On the agenda for tonight, further steps on Main Street USA and further discussion about attendance at NM League of Zoning Officials Training in May.
Monday, March 4, 2013
White Sands Blvd. Beautification Advisory Committee Meeting
The Committee will meet today, March 4th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Commission Chambers inside City Hall. Order of Business includes a review of the revised Mission Statement and Definition of Beautification as well as a review of the tour of White Sands Blvd. with the Master Gardeners.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Fireside Chat this Wednesday!
It's March which means we are ready for another Chat with City Manager, Bob Carter. This month he will be joined by our Recreation and COmmunity Services Staff to talk about current and upcoming programs and activities for our youth. As always we meet in the Southwest Room in the Alamogordo Public Library. This month our chat begins at 4:30 pm Wednesday, March 6th. See you there!
UPDATE: The evacuation has been lifted. All residents, including those individuals residing in the Apartments at 1416 Cuba are allowed to return to their homes.
While all residents are now allowed to return home, 15th Street between Oregon and Cuba will remain closed until Friday, March 1st.
The information is being provided for your information and review.
February 21, 2013
Library Celebrates 113 Years!
The Alamogordo Public Library is celebrating its 113th Anniversary on March 2, 2013 from 2-4 pm! Join us as we have different members of the community read their favorite Dr. Suess stories. For more information, visit the Library's webpage.
February 21, 2013
Easter in the Park
The annual celebration will be held March 30, 2013 beginning with the parade at 10:00 am. The Parade route starts in the City Hall Parking Lot and continues South to Washington Park. Registration Begins Wednesday March 6 at the Alamogordo Family Recreation Center. Free games and prizes for children 10 and under! Games will begin immediately after the parade! For more info please call 439.4142
February 20, 2013
Keep Alamogordo Beautiful is Looking for Volunteers
We are looking for folks like you to participate in upcoming beautification projects and litter clean-ups. The program strives to provide the local community with education and the means to sustain the area we live in. If you are interested in learning more call (575)439-4250 or check out our new Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/KeepAlamogordoBeautiful?ref=hl.
- Great American Cleanup- March 1st through May 31st citywide litter and beautification.
- Easter in the Park- March 30th begins with a parade at 10:00 am then concludes with free games for ages ten and under at Washington Park.
- Earth Day Celebration- April 27th at Alameda Park Zoo starting at 9:00 am.
- Armed Forces Day/ Gus Macker- May 18th and 19th at Washington Park beginning at 8:00 am both days.
February 15, 2013
PUPFISH HOST FAMILIES
The White Sands Pupfish are in need of Host Families here in Alamogordo. If you are interested in this program, please call Raul at 439.4159
February 12, 2013
CITY COMMISSION MEETING TONIGHT 7PM
Don't forget the City Commission Meets tonight at 7:00 PM for its regularly scheduled meeting in the Commission Chambers inside City Hall. The agenda can be found here.
February 8, 2013
WATER LINE BREAK
We have a crew on scene at an emergency water line break at Desert Gold trailer park. To perform repairs, they will be shutting off water to all residents and businesses between the Old Walmart and 818 Hwy 70 West on the south side.
Water will be restored as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.
February 7, 2013
WHITE SANDS BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE
The White Sands Blvd. Beautification Advisory Committee will meet tonight at 6:00 p.m. for a Special Meeting in the City Commission Chambers of City Hall,
February 5, 2013
WATER MAIN BREAK
City Maintenance Crews are working on a water main break in this area near Hampton Inn and have turned off the water to several residences. The ETA for restoration is before nightfall. Should the situation change, we will keep you informed. We apologize for the inconvenience.
February 4, 2013
ALL WAY STOP
Just a reminder to motorists that the intersection at Panorama and South Florida is officially an ALL WAY STOP. Please exercise caution and observe all traffic signs. Thank you for your continued cooperation.
February 1, 2013
Holiday Decorations to be Cleared at the Cemetery
February is here! As posted at the entrance to Monte Vista Cemetery “All holiday arrangements will be removed by Febuary 1st”. Therefore, as of today, Christmas or New Year decorations will be picked up by cemetery staff. The decorations will be stored near the cemetery building for two weeks giving the public opportunity to retrieve them. Afterward the decorations will be disposed of. Cemetery staff will be available for questions or concerns on this matter and can be reached at 575-439-4350.
We wish to thank all parties for your cooperation.
January 30, 2013
Did You Know?
Did you know that the Alamogordo Animal Control has a Pet Adoption Event on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Alamo Senior Center? Well we do! And this month that event just happens to fall on Valentine's Day! Come down and find the love of your life or at least a super cute new valentine in the main atrium of the Senior Center. Event runs from 9:30am to 11:00am
January 30, 2013
Mainstreet USA Public Information Session - One Week from Today
The City of Alamogordo is exploring the possibility of taking part in the Main Street USA program. This program creates a public/private partnership to assist local merchants and property owners in a specified, limited geographic area in renovating and revitalizing a business district. The partnership is one in which the private sector takes the lead, with the support and technical assistance of the local government and the Main Street New Mexico program.
Representatives from the New Mexico Department of ...Economic Development (which operates the program in New Mexico) will be holding a public information session to explain the benefits and costs of this program.
All members of the public and the City's business community are encouraged to attend the meeting. There will be a presentation on the structure of the program, and an opportunity to ask questions and/or raise issues that need to be addressed if this program goes forward.
We particularly encourage merchants or property owners in the historic downtown of Alamogordo (8th to 12th Streets, White Sands to Indiana/Maryland Aves.) to attend.
January 30, 2013
Fireside Chat with the City Manager and Bobby Duncan, Tuesday February 5
Join City Manager, Bob Carter and Police Chief, Bobby Duncan for some coffee and a conversation about the issues that affect you. The event will be held in the Southwest Room of the Alamogordo Public Library at 1:15 pm, Tuesday, February 5. We look forward to seeing you there!
January 23, 2013
AARP free tax preparation
Beginning Monday, February 4. and running through April 15, 2013, the Civic Center will once again host the AARP Free Tax Preparation. Services will be offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This service is open to any individual, not just seniors (no businesses please). There are no reservations taken, so be prepared to wait.
Paid property tax receipt
Social Security card
a Picture ID.
For more information contact Sharon Masters at 439.4551.
January 23, 2013
Swim Lesson Registration
Starting today, the Family Recreation Center is accepting registration for Session 8 Swim Lessons. Lessons will begin on January 28th and run through February 22. Fee: $30.75 per child. Stop by the Family Recreation Center or call 439.4142 for more information.
January 22, 2013
Commission Meeting Tonight
The Regular City Commission Meeting will be held tonight at 7:00 PM. If you are unable to attend, watch the live feed provided by Alamogordolive.net! Click on the link to view http://www.alamogordolive.net/
January 22, 2013
Low Water Pressure
Residents in parts of Alamogordo will notice lower water pressure due to a recent correction in various water pressure zones. Affected areas include Ironwood Dr, Fernwood Ave, Rosewood Ave, Driftwood Ave, Mosswood Dr, Teakwood Dr, Greasewood Dr and Basswood Dr .
The City of Alamogordo apologizes for the inconvenience. For further information, please contact the Utilities Department at 439-4240.
Crosswalk Clean Up Complete!
Thank you to our citizens who participated in the January Fireside Chat! One of the items brought to our attention was the need to clean up the crosswalks on 10th Street. Our Street Crews quickly went to work on the crosswalks, making them more visible and removing them where necessary. As always we appreciate constructive feedback and invite you to join us for our next Fireside Chat on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 1:15pm at the Alamogorod Public Library. For more information or to watch January's Chat, visit the Public Informaiton Office Page or view our Calendar of events.
January 15, 2013
PSA - Building Demolition and Road Closures
Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday January 16, 2013 through Friday, January 18, 2013, City Crews will be working to demolish structures at 1405 Indian Wells. In conjunction with the demolition, some traffic will be diverted, including closures and detours. The following intersections will be effected:
Indian Wells at Pecan
Indian Wells at Washington
25th Street at Pecan
We ask motorists and pedestrians to use caution during this time and plan alternative routes accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience
January 10, 2013
Police Chief Duncan to be Sworn In
Our new Police Chief, Bobby Duncan will begin his employment on Monday January 14, 2013. He is going to take is Oath on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 11:00 am. His oath will be issued by Judge Lee in the Municipal Court room at City Hall. Please feel free to join us and get to know Mr. Duncan.
January 9, 2013
City Commission Calls Special Meeting
Special Commission Meeting to be held tomorrow Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.. Click here to see the agenda.
January 2, 2013
Happy New Year Alamogordo!
The City would like to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year. We are excited for 2013! Join us for our Fireside Chats starting January 8th at 5:15 PM at the Alamogordo Public Library. These small relaxed forums will allow for open dialogue between City Staff and you. Let's get the conversation going and see what great things we can do for Alamogordo this year!
December 27, 2012
What to do this weekend? Here are Two Great Events!
Tomorrow, December 28th, the Senior Center will hold its New Year's Party from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm and will be followed by a fireworks display. For more information call the Senior Center at 439.4150.
Additionally,the final Centennial Event of the year will be held at the Alamogorod Public Library. The "Things Remembered" Centennial Ball will begin at 7:00pm on December 28th. Tickets are available NOW at the library, the cost for admission is a one book donation! For more information call Amy Rivers at 575.430.7543.
December 27, 2012
City Parks Department and Keep Alamogordo Beautiful to Offer Tree Pick Up and Drop Off Locations
The "Curb Your Tree" Recycling event will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013. The City asks that you have your tree curbed no later than 7:00 AM on the 5th of January with all decorations already removed from the tree. If you aren't quite ready to dispose of your tree by the 5th, there will be drop off locations available beginnig on the 7th of January... [Learn More]
December 20, 2012
Alamogordo DPS Responds to Shooting Rumors
Alamogordo Department of Public Safety has met with members of the Otero County Sheriff’s Department, the New Mexico State Police and the Alamogordo Public Schools regarding the public’s growing concerns about the welfare of our children in the public school system. [Read More]
December 19, 2012
City Manager Announces New Public Safety Director
Please join the City of Alamogordo in welcoming our new Director of Public Safety, Mr. Robert “Bobby” Duncan.
Mr. Duncan comes to us from the State of New Mexico Department of Public Safety/NMSP. Among Mr. Duncan’s many achievements, he received his Associates Degree from NMSU-Las Cruces, as well as a Bachelors Degree in Education from Southern Illinois and finally a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of New Mexico. While attending the FBI National Academy, Mr. Duncan received the “Excellence in Leadership Award”. Mr. Duncan served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at White Sands Missile Range for 5 years.Mr. Duncan has been married to his wife, Mary Jane for 25 years and is a father to two children, Valerie and Flavio.We believe that Mr. Duncan will make a valuable addition to our Department as well as our City and we look forward to moving forward in what we know will be a positive direction.
December 18, 2012
City Commission Meeting Tonight 7:30 pm
Tonight the City Commission will meet for its last meeting of 2012 at City Hall. The Agenda is available here as well as on the City Clerk's Home Page. Meetings are streamed live online thanks to Alamogordolive.net.
December 14, 2012
Public Housing News
The Public Housing Authority has a short waiting list on all units. Approximately 1-3 months. Fill out an application at the office located at 105 Avenida Amigos.
December 13, 2012 3:38pm
SCHEDULED POWER OUTAGE TOMORROW MORNING
PNM has scheduled breaker maintenance for tomorrow December 14, 2012 at 4:30 am. This maintenance will cause an outage anticipated to last approximately 5 minutes. For more information or to get updates from PNM Directly, call 888.342.5766. Say “outage” and follow the voice prompts.
December 13, 2012
Fireside Chats to Begin in January
Beginning in 2013, the City Manager along with Department Directors will hold monthly Fireside Chats. These small, relaxed gatherings are meant to enable comfortable and constructive conversations about various topics and City initiatives. Chats will be held in the Southwest Room at the Alamogordo Public Library and are open to the public. We strongly encourage residents to join us. Learn More
December 11, 2012
"Extra Mile" Nominees to be Recognized at Commission Meeting December 18
Nominees will be recognized at the next regularly scheduled meeting, to be held on December 18, 2012. The Mayor is commissioning a plaque that will hang in City Hall and show appreciation to those who go the extra mile. Read more about the nominees.
December 10, 2012
Water Break - 600 Block of White Sands Blvd.
The Utilities Department is responding to a line break at the 600 Block of White Sands Blvd. Crews will be replacing lines and expect completion of the project by Friday, December 21. Traffic is being diverted so please use caution in that area. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
December 7, 2012
Proposed Project: Widen Juniper Drive
December 5, 2012 3:55pm
Additional Streets Added to Crack Seal Project
Click here to see if your street is one of them.
December 4, 2012 7:30 pm
December 3, 2012
Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting - Tuesday December 4, 2012
The City of Alamogordo City Commission will meet as scheduled on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. The Agenda has been published and can be viewed at the City Clerk's Page along with the Agenda Book.
November 27, 2012 8:13 am
Emergency line locates are being called in now. We are in the process of repairing. Thank you for your patience.
November 26, 2012
Holiday Classic Fun Run this Saturday, December 1, 2012
It's that time of year again, the Family Recreation Center will hold its annual Holiday Classic Fun Run. There will be a 1 mile fun run for kids followed by a 5K and 10K. Stop by the Family Recreation Center or click here to register.
November 21, 2012
City Commission Appoints New Commissioner for District 6
During the City Commission's regularly scheduled meeting last night, Commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Mr. James Talbert the newest Commissioner to represent District 6. Within minutes of him being appointed, Mr. Talbert was seated at the dais and sworn in and ready to conduct business. We are excited to welcome Mr. Talbert and look forward to working with him. To read Mr. Talbert's Letter of Interest click here.
November 20, 2012
Thanksgiving Holiday Reminders
- City Offices will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2012.
- Southwest Disposal will not provide service on Thursday, November 22, 2012. Customers who receive service on THursday, will instead be picked up on Wednesday, November 21.
November 20, 2012
Holloman Air Force Bases Announces F-22 Flying Schedule
The weekly F-22 Flying schedule can be found here thanks to the 49th Wing Public Affairs Office at Holloman AFB. We share this information with citizens so that they may be aware of possible sonic booms that may be created during the flights.
November 16, 2012
Next City Commission Meeting - Tuesday, November 20th
The City of Alamogordo City Commission will meet Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm for their regular scheduled meeting. Meetings are held in the Commission Chambers inside City Hall located at 1376 E Ninth Street. The Agenda is available on the City Clerk's Page or by clicking here. For a more in depth look at what will be discussed at the meeting, view the full Agenda Book. (This Agenda Book is an extensive document and may take a moment to load)
November 15, 2012
America Recycles Day - November 15, 2012
In honor of "America Recycles Day", The City of Alamogordo and the Volunteers for Recycle Otero County would like to remind Citizens that by recycling, you are saving our precious resources and performing an invaluable service to your community. There are several recycling drop offs as well as a list of materials accepted included in this brochure. Anyone with questions or to inquire about volunteering please contact Otero County Solid Waste 575.973.1735...[Read More]
November 14, 2012
AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR 2013 TAX SEASON
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer run tax preparation, and assistance service, is seeking volunteers to help Otero County taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2012 tax returns. Please contact Sharon Masters, Retired Senior Vounteer Coordinator at 439-4145...[Read More]
November 14, 2012
Public Service Announcement - Fire Hydrant Inspections
Starting on Monday, November 19, 2012, the Department of Public Safety, Fire Services Division will be inspecting and subsequently flowing certain hydrants around the City. Citizens can expect to see water running from fire hydrants during this testing...[Read More]
November 12, 2012
City Commission Seeks Applicants for District 6 Vacancy
On November 5, 2012 the City Commission officially declared the District 6 position, previously held by Commissisoner and Mayor Pro Tem, Ed Cole, vacant. Candidate packets are available at the City Clerk's Office or by clicking here . Deadline to apply is Friday, November 16, 2012.
November 12, 2012
DPS Promotions Yield 3 Sergeants, 3 Lieutenants, and 2 Captains
On Friday, November 9, 2012 DPS and City Staff along with a host of others joined in recognizing our men and women at DPS as they received promotions that will most assuredly move the department in a positive direction. Promotions were awarded to the following:
Sergeant: David Kunihiro, David McColley, Adam Prudencio
Lieutenant: Tim, Keelin, Dusty Collins, Richard Henley
Captain - Operations: Michael Lawrence
Captain - Detective/Training: Israel Trujillo
November 8, 2012
Public Service Announcement - Roads To Be Crack Sealed
Staring Monday, November 12, 2012, for approximately 45 days, Dismuke Construction Co. will be crack-sealing asphalt pavement on various roads within the City of Alamogordo... [Read More]
November 7, 2012
Registration for Holiday Classic Fun Run Begins
November 7, 2012
City Recognizes Season 3 Alamogordo Idol Winner Nanette Wimbrow
Thank you to all the Fans and Sponsors for your support.
We look forward to seeing you again next year!
November 1, 2012
Water Conservation Measures Change Nov 1
Effective Thursday, November 1, 2012, the City of
October 29, 2012
Flood Insurance Map Revision
The City intends to revise the flood hazards on Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) panels 0939D and 0943D affected by the South Diversion Channel out of
Flow Path 6 from the confluence with Flow Path 7 to approximately 50 feet downstream of Marble Canyon Road
Flow Path 7 from the confluence with Flow Path 5 to the mouth of Marble Canyon Road
Flow Path 8 from the confluence with Flow Path 5 to approximately 1,880 feet upstream of Scenic Drive
Flow Path 15 from the confluence with Flow Path 8 to approximately 1,300 feet upstream of Scenic Drive
Flow Path 26 from the confluence with Flow Path 5 to the divergence from Flow Path 6
Flow Path 27 from approximately 280 feet downstream of Sunbeam Avenue to approximately the mouth of Marble Canyon
Flow Path 28 from the confluence with the South Diversion Channel to approximately 2,000 feet upstream of Scenic Drive
The South Diversion Channel from the Washington Detention Basin to approximately the mouth of the Marble Canyon
As a result of the revision, the 1% annual chance water-surface elevations shall increase and decrease and/or the 1% annual chance floodplain shall widen and narrow with the area of the revision. Maps of the revision area are provided under Flood Information.
The City of Alamogordo Code Enforcement Division has added 43WEEDS (439-3337) to report issues of weed control within Alamogordo. If your call is not immediately answered, please leave a contact name and number, your call is important to us.