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This schedule was last updated -- March 27, 2008

Grindstone Lake is open year round for Fishing and Boating. Non Motorized boats ONLY, are allowed from April 1 – October 31 with a boat permit. Maximum length of boat is 16 ft. HOURS FOR FISHING: From Boats: Sunrise to Sunset. From Shore: Sunrise – 10:00pm. Boat permits may be purchased at the Parks & Recreation Office at 801 Resort Dr., Monday- Friday (8am –5pm). Permits are $35/season, $10/3 consecutive days or $5.00 for one day. For weekend purchases please call 257-5030 to make arrangements to purchase your permit. Permits are also for sale at the Public Swimming Pool (at Schoolhouse Park) during the summer. A New Mexico Fishing License is required to fish at Grindstone Lake, as well as, all NM fishing and boating regulations are to be followed.

Skateboard Park is Open Year 'Round – Hours: Sunday - Thursday 8:00AM – 9:30PM, Friday & Saturday 8:00AM – 11:30PM, The Park shall be closed during inclement weather.

Read about the President's Healthy Forest Initiative

For current restriction on the Lincoln National Forest and Village of Ruidoso please click here or contact the Smokey Bear Ranger District at (505) 257-4095. Remember, no fireworks are ever allowed in the Lincoln National Forest and the Village of Ruidoso.

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Ruidoso in the News!
Check out these stories:

Oasis in the High Desert

Nestled beneath the summit of 12,000-foot Sierra Blanca, highest peak in the Sacramento Mountains ...
By Render Davis

February 27, 2005


Resorts That Offer Spas, Golf and Indian Lore
By Ralph Blumenthal

February 6, 2005

Skiing Where Apaches Once Took Refuge
By Maria Finn Dominguez

January 31, 2005

It's easy to see why aliens might feel right at home here...
The lower half of New Mexico is an otherworldly place—but you certainly don’t have to be abducted to have an unforgettable trip.
by Ed Readicker-Henderson

January 2005

Buying Vacation Rentals
In Southwest Hotspots

by Julie Bennett


December 17, 2004

Business Brisk in Ruidoso
by Erica Molina
El Paso Times

This article was published in the December 17, 2004 edition of the El Paso Times.

July 2004

Greetings from Ruidoso
by Laura Ruelas
El Paso Times

This article was published in the July 10, 2004 issue of the El Paso Times in the Living section. 

Tourism industry 
booming in Ruidoso

by Erica Molina
El Paso Times

This article was published in the July 7, 2004 issue of the El Paso Times in the Borderland section. It was also reprinted in the Ruidoso News.

May 2004

Discovery Channel features 
Dinosaur Planet

A four part series that uses 3-D animation and real life settings to illustrate what dinosaurs and their behavior may have looked like 70 - 80 million years ago.  Narrated by Christian Slater, Little Das' Hunt (2nd episode), was shot in High Definition TV entirely on location in Lincoln County.

As a young male, it's Das' (Daspletosaurus) job to herd unsuspecting prey towards the rest of the pack. But he's easily distracted and ruins several hunts getting him in deep trouble with his mother, the pack leader. When a volcano threatens, the dinosaurs are unprepared.

Daspletosaurus was nearly 30 feet long and weighed 6,000 pounds. Its teeth were curved like daggers, and serrated, and it may have fed on the armored ceratopids.

March 2004

Discovery Channel Premiere 
"Billy the Kid Unmasked"

Interactive Flash presentation – Billy the Kid

History says he lived hard and died young. But who was this legend of the American West? About the only thing experts agree on is that he was a mere kid during many of his adventures. But was he a cold-hearted killer? Or an all-American boy? You decide. Featuring Ruidoso's own and Wild West Historian Drew Gomber.

January 2004

Listen to what Professional Speed Skier Ross Anderson said about Ruidoso and Ski Apache on Native American Calling radio talk show.

Monday, January 5 - Current Events:
(Listen in RealAudio…)
After winning the national championship in 2001 and finishing second in the world, Cheyenne/Arapaho/Mescalero skier Ross Anderson is returning to the World Cup Speed Skiing circuit after a brief absence. He has been labeled the “Fastest American Indian on Mother Earth” because of his ability to reach a speed of 146-plus mph.

 November 2003

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Ruidoso is a featured travel destination in the Nov. 2003 Sunset Magazine in a series of articles about "Going Home". by Lawrence Cheek

Ruidoso is a featured destination on PBS's Weekend Explorer, the award winning series from Barnstomer Productions.  Follow the link to see it on your local PBS station and to read the interesting history about our area. 

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Los Angeles Times article by GRACE LICHTENSTEIN on Ski Apache December 9, 2001.  You need to register (free) with the LA Times in order to view this article.

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Associated Press writer Pete Herrera wrote this article in fall of 1999.  It appeared in numerous newspapers around the United States.

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