Noisy Water Gazette 
A Publication of the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce

October 2013
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Becky and I welcome the chance to visit with each of our members and find out how we may be of service to you.  Please stop in at the Chamber any time!  We have an open door policy at the Chamber of Commerce and welcome your visits. We are here to serve you! 

Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.  If you are having a special sale or event, send the information and/or flyer to and I will send it out in an eflash and the monthly newsletter. 
Deborah Douds
Membership Coordinator

"Voice of the Chamber" 


By Becky Brooks

Executive Director 


Our Members are our Customers! Our business is serving their businesses!


The Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce is all about business advocacy, community service and promoting Lincoln County.  


This month your Chamber of Commerce held another Youth Association Scholarship Golf Tournament. We will be able to give out over $5000 in Scholarships to our various Youth Associations. We sincerely thank everyone that sponsored the Event and each and every golfer that played with us!


We will be hosting an "Evening with Your Legislators" on December 12th at the Ruidoso Convention Center. We will also have a Reception for our Legislators during their Session on February 5th at The Inn & Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe. Both of these events give you an opportunity to talk to our Leaders and find out more about what is happening in government on a State level.


On a local government level, we will be hosting Candidate Forums before our next elections. In 2014 the Village of Ruidoso will be electing a new mayor and filling several Council seats. When more information is available on the Village elections and the elections in Ruidoso Downs and Lincoln County, we will share it with you.  We encourage you to come to the forums to see who is running and find out more about their visions.


We hope you enjoyed the "Aspenfest Parade" and we are looking forward to our "Festival of Lights Parade" that will be on December 7th. We love the parades...who doesn't love a parade? You can get your application for the Festival of Lights parade at our office or on


We want to keep you informed of Events, Business After Hours, and other opportunities that you have available to you as a member of this Chamber. If you use Facebook, like the Chamber's page to keep informed! CLICK HERE to go the the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce's Facebook page and LIKE us! You can always check our website out at to see what is happening in the community.


This year we want to continue to improve our role in the Community and want your input as to how you envision your Chamber's steps to make that happen. We recently sent all of our Customers a survey so we could rate how our Chamber is perceived and find out what our Membership would like us to focus on.   Some of you have participated in the survey and we Thank You for taking the time to do so. I truly want to know what we can do for you. The survey was anonymous so if you have specific issues please call me!


Festival of Lights


Theme:  "Winter Wonderland"
When:  Saturday, December 7th at 5:30 pm
Where:  Midtown Ruidoso

CLICK HERE to download a parade application.

Christmas Jubilee

Nov. 8, 9, 10

Shop 'til you drop and bring the kids for a visit with Santa at the Ruidoso Convention Center. 

Fri. Noon-6, Sat. 10-6 & Sun. 11-4

Admission only $1! And Active Military and children under 12 Free





The Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce wants to congratulate La Junta Guest Ranch, our Member of the Month for September!  La Junta Guest Ranch was nominated by customer who stated that Property Manager Sheri Rodgers "makes a stay at the La Junta Guest Ranch memorable and personal, and her unique promotion of your beautiful mountain community on Facebook begins before check-in." We would like to thank La Junta Guest Ranch and Sheri Rodgers for being an outstanding ambassador for Ruidoso!



Pictured above from left to right is Jarrod Bassman and David Brown, Owners; Sheri Rodgers, Property Manager; Becky Brooks, RVCC Executive Director; Brad Treptow, RVCC Board President; Deborah Douds, RVCC Director of Membership; and Dave McIntosh, RVCC Board Member. 


If there is a business in the community that you would like to nominate for Member of the Month, contact Deborah Douds or Mirissa Good at the Chamber of Commerce, 575-257-7395, or stop by the Chamber and pick up a nomination form and return it to the Chamber of Commerce.  


TUESDAY, NOV. 19, 2013
5 TO 7 PM


Hot Deal

Do you have a Hot Deal you want to share? 


One of the advantages of our new website is the ability to post Hot Deals or discounts. Attract attention to your webpage by posting a hot deal!  If you have a discount or Hot Deal you want to share on our website (, contact Deborah Douds or Becky Brooks at the Chamber of Commerce, and we will get it posted on our website.  Don't wait!  Get your Hot Deal posted today!    


Greeter Corner
October 2013

K'Aun Kingsley
October was a bit of a busy and a shaky month for the Greeters as their president ended up in the Heart Hospital in Albuquerque under going some heart procedures, which included receiving a shiny new pacemaker. However, being the outstanding group of ladies that the Ruidoso Valley Greeters are, they carried on and did a beautiful job of getting ready for the Christmas Jubilee in this all important month before the big event!


The month began with a wonderful Champion of Service ceremony for the owners of the Hometown Tire store. What a gracious and grateful family that the Greeters were privileged to recognize.


Of course, the Aspenfest Parade is always a wonderful event for the Greeters as they get to welcome in the beautiful Christmas season by escorting Santa into our village. One of the Greeters favorite treat is being served hotdogs with all the trimmings by the Lion's Club following the parade.


October the 17th the Greeters performed a ribbon cutting for Michael J's restaurant. On the 26th the Greeters helped out at the Military Appreciation Day at Wingfield Park. A new event for the Greeters but one that all involved really enjoyed and considered an honor to help honor our great service men and women.

RVCC New Members!  

Gypsy Hounds  

Leslie Sisk
2537 Sudderth Drive

Ruidoso, NM 88345  

(575) 258-1231            


Gypsy Hounds Boutique in Ruidoso is the place to find great gift ideas, such as the Gypsy Hydes collection of Vintage Leather Belts and Cuffs, Clothing, Jewelry, Purses, Wallets and Home Décor.    


Casa Blanca Restaurant   

Ashlee Hendrix 

501 Mechem Drive      

Ruidoso, NM 88345     

(575) 257-2495


Since 1984, Casa Blanca has provided Ruidoso's locals and tourists with authentic Mexican food, famous margaritas and incredible atmosphere.       


Atrinea Health    

Sean McLaughlin 

1401 Sudderth Drive   

Ruidoso, NM  88345

(575) 257-7712


Atrinea Health provides compassionate, state of the art healthcare services from annual checkups and health screenings, routine immunizations, and common illness, to adult/adolescent/childhood disorders, health management and minor surgical procedures.  Our medical care treats the whole you!   

Renewals!  Thank you for your investment!  

Ad Venture Marketing
Betty Blair
Budget Lodge
Carpenter, Clark
Cheri Kofakis
Chiropractic Associates of Ruidoso
Comfort Inn - Midtown
Escape Resort at Ruidoso
Fairway Meadows Condos
Flournoy Condo Rentals
Forest Home Cabins
Frontier Medical Equipment, Inc.
Home's and Land
Humane Society of Lincoln County
Hummingbird Cabins
Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Posse
Mary Weaver, Prudential Lynch Realty
Mountain Tech Automotive
MTD Media
No Bones About It
Otero Federal Credit Union
Prudential Lynch Realty
Ruidoso Sand and Gravel
Ruidoso Valley Greeters
Ruidoso Visitor Guide
Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts
Swiss Chalet Inn and Swiss Bar & Grill
The Quarters Restaurant and Bar
The Rancher's Steak and Seafood
The Ruidoso Convention Center
Thundering Paws Pet Resort
Tularosa Vineyards
Village Buttery, Inc.
Websites That Work
Whitlow Construction, LLC
Win Place and Show
THANK YOU to our Ponderosa Members!




This "Livable Community' survey is the first public project of a focused ENMU-Ruidoso advisory group, which is an outgrowth of the Creative Aging class offered at the campus during the fall of 2012.  


The survey concerns both current and future needs of the 50-plus population of Lincoln County regarding what resources (housing, transportation, health services, etc.) are already in place and which areas need to be improved to make Lincoln County an outstanding age-friendly community.

Festival of Lights


Festival of Lights Events

Christmas Jubilee - Nov. 8, 9, 10

Shop 'til you drop and bring the kids for a visit with Santa.
Convention Center.Fri. Noon-6, Sat. 10-6 & Sun. 11-4
Admission only $1! And Active Military and children under 12 Free


Ski Apache Opening Day - Nov. 27 (tentative)
Enjoy one of the best ski areas in New Mexico. Please check our website details and pricing.

Ruidoso Winter Park Opening Day - Nov. 28 Thanksgiving Day (tentative)
The Annual Opening for Ruidoso's "Premier Snow Play Area"!  Open from 10 am - 5 pm. You will be whisked to the top of the hill on moving conveyors.  There's no need to walk uphill, which means MORE tubing and MORE FUN.  As Bert the Conqueror of the Travel Channel says: "This is the Holy Grail of Snow Tubing"  


Christmas in the Park at Schoolhouse Park - Dec. 5
Join the Village of Ruidoso in their annual lighting of the Yule Log. Free. Santa and cookies will be there, of course. 6 pm.


Parade of Lights - Dec. 7
Beautifully lit and fantastically festive, the Festival of Lights-Parade of Lights starts at 5:30 pm from the corner of Sudderth/Mechem, through Midtown, down to the Chamber of Commerce. The Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Toys for Tots. We are encouraging everyone to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Parade of Lights. During the parade Toys for Tots will have a float and will be collecting toys. Marines will be walking along the float picking up the toys that are brought to the parade. This year lets all help make sure every child has a Christmas by bringing a toy to the parade to donate.


Three Redneck Tenors Christmas Spec-tac-yule-ar at Spencer Theater - Dec. 13
The "3 Redneck Tenors Spec-tac-yule-ar" stars the singin' cousins, Billy Joe, Billy Bob, and Billy Billee (real life Broadway and Opera stars) - the same gut-busting trailer park trio to last adorn the Spencer stage in their "Great Adventure".

Cowboy Christmas Ball - Dec. 14
Come and have dinner and dance the night away with The Yarborough Band at the Ruidoso Convention Center from 8-11 p.m. Sponsored by The Lincoln County Sheriff's Posse. Tickets are $40 in advance and can be purchased from any Posse member or at the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce. Dinner 7 p.m. 575-354-0196


Ruidoso Dance Ensemble's "The Nutcracker" - Dec. 21-22
Tickets are $28. Ruidoso Dance Ensemble's original adaptation of Tchaikovsky's Christmas classic, featuring outstanding student and guest dancers, is always a delightful trip into a magical world of dancing nutcrackers, soldiers, sugar plum fairies, candy canes,mice and little girls and boys! 1-888-818-7872
Ski Apache Torch Light Parade and Dummy Gelunde - Dec. 21
Dummy Gelunde is at 3pm.  The Parade is at 6. Veteran skiers and their lighted torches will ski down the mountain. Assorted snacks and refreshments will be available. Free admission! Spectators are encouraged to be there by 5:45.



2013-2014 Board of Directors  



Brad Treptow - Lincoln County Medical Center - President - 575-257-8238


Dallas Draper - The Rancher's Steak & Seafood - President Elect - 575-257-7540


Bart Garrison - High Country Agency - Treasurer - 575-257-4651


Gail Bailey - Ruidoso Convention Center - VP of Membership - 575-258-5445


Eric Alvarez - Ruidoso Downs Racetrack & Casino - VP of Business Development - 575-378-4431


John Underwood - H. John Underwood, LTD - Professional Council - 575-258-9090


Rhonda K. Albers - Coldwell Banker - Real Estate Council - 575-808-0259


Pat Pillar - Atrinea Health - Healthcare Council - 575-257-7712


David McIntosh - Boarderstop/Action Ski- Retail Council - 575-257-6800


Irma Devine - Village of Ruidoso - Non Profit/Government Council - 575-257-4343


Jane Terrell - Ruidoso Flower Shop - Retail Council - 575-257-2812  


Faith Giarratano - La Quinta Inn & Suites - Lodging Council 


Karen Morris - Pinecliff Village - Lodging Council - 575-378-4427 



RVCC Staff

Becky Brooks

Executive Director  


Deborah Douds

Director of Membership 


Mirissa Good

Executive Assistant 


Roxie Langford

Information Specialist/Event Coordinator


We Exist to Serve, Protect and Promote our Members.   



Visitor Center Staff

Shannon Miller

Roxie Langford

Pat Reever  



Fax: 575-257-4693 

Noisy Water Gazette


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Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center

720 Sudderth Dr.

Ruidoso, NM 88345

Phone 575.257.7395