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Alamogordo Achievements

Murals at the Magnuson Hotel

Nate Mandalia’s family has owned the Magnuson by Desert Aire Hotel on White Sands Boulevard for 15 years. For the last two years, Nate has been running it as…

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Children’s Music Theater

Heather Bash was born and raised in Alamogordo, but her roots go deeper than that; both of her parents were born here too. Her grandparents were involved in founding…

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Miss New Mexico 2019

Misa Tran found her love for pageants when she was just in 8th grade, and this year she achieved the goal of a lifetime when she was crowned Miss…

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World Travel Club

Shannon Woods was born in California, but has lived in Alamogordo for over 30 years. She has always loved living here, and travel throughout the United States when she…

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100 Women Alamogordo Logo

100 Women Who Care

100 Women Who Care was started by Karen Dunigan in Michigan in 2006. Her idea was simple but effective: a group of 100 women would get together, each writing…

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Team Red, White and Blue Alamogordo

Amanda and Kevin Jewell both grew up in Alamogordo. When Kevin joined the Army after college, they saw firsthand how hard the transition from military to civilian life could…

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Balloons over White Sands, New Mexico

White Sands Balloon and Music Festival

The White Sand Balloon Invitational has been a long standing tradition here in Alamogordo. For nearly 3 decades, hot air balloon pilots from all over the world have been…

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Alamogordo Summer Adventures Challenge Achievement

The Alamogordo Summer Adventures Challenge just ended, and wow was it a hit! All summer long, residents and tourists to Alamogordo have been able to pick up a Challenge…

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Keep Alamogordo Beautiful

Josh Sides has a mission, and that’s to Keep Alamogordo Beautiful. In fact, that’s the name of the program he heads up for the city. Funded by the New…

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Alamogordo Big Give

In 2008, Oprah’s Big Give was hitting TV screens all over America. Each episode followed its contestants as they traveled the country, donating time and money to help individuals…

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Jim Bonnell

Alamogordo High School Alum To Be Honored With NM Platinum Music Award

On Friday, August 23, 2019, Jim Bonnell, an Alamogordo High School alum, will be honored with a New Mexico Platinum Music Award for Lifetime achievement in music! Jim Bonnell…

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