Ironically, on the very same day (June 4) that lightning ignited what was to become the devastating Little Bear Fire in the Sacramento Mountains northwest of Ruidoso, the New Mexico Tourism Department joined with the Ruidoso Valley’s tourism industry partners in a weekend getaway contest in conjunction with the Department’s “Get the Picture” photo challenge.
“While some Lincoln County residents have gone through some very tough times with the fire, and we extend our sympathies to them all, we also want their fellow New Mexicans to know that Ruidoso is open for business and that all planned events and activities are on schedule,” said Monique Jacobson, Secretary of the Tourism Department.
“Our friends in Ruidoso are helping us encourage folks who have yet to join in the ‘Get the Picture’ fun by offering some incredible memory-making activities,” Sec. Jacobson said. “Let’s all help them in turn and encourage travel to our ‘Playground of the Southwest.’ ”
Ruidoso’s full-service hotels, historic inns, cozy lodges and bed and breakfasts all promise plenty of room at the inn. In addition, the area’s restaurants, ranging from simple to sophisticated, are ready to serve.
To enter visit http://www.getthepicture.newmexico.org