The most recent coverage on COVID-19 in Alamogordo, New Mexico from 2nd Life Media Alamogordo and coronavirus statistics for Otero County.

  • 1. Artist Corner - Five Questions with Rene Sepulveda

    Rene Sepulveda former NCAA Award winning Track and Field Coach, Rehabilitative Coach turned artist creates sculptured works. One art critic recently said of his works that they are “incisive meditations of colorishis designs, shapes and composition complimenting natures wonders using lava rocks, tree roots, tree trunks, bark, cholla desert cactus as components of his canvas.” We sat down with the man who wears many hats; Former Award Winning NCAA Coach, Rehabilitative Fitness Coach, Author and Artist Rene Sepulveda, to find out more about his processes, inspiration, and his unique artistic journey with the release of his most recent exhibition the “Valley of The Fire Collection” (posted Sat. Apr 17 2021)

  • 2. Tularosa Boys & Mescalero Apache Girls Basketball Girls Remain Undefeated! Regional High School Sports Roundup

    Alamogordo Boys Baseball began the season with a double header, Boys Basketball Roundup, with Tularosa Boys continuing an undefeated season. In the Girls Basketball Roundup, the Mescalero Apache Girls Basketball defeated Lordsburg 48-39 continuing their undefeated season. Tunte Baca again led the Lady Chiefs with 16 points, Samantha Kazhe had 11 and Madisyn Yuzos with 9. and more... (posted Fri. Apr 16 2021)

  • 3. State Title Potential Boys & Girls Mescalero Apache High Basketball Teams on a role undefeated 4-0 Season so far!

    Last year the Mescalero Apache Lady Chiefs got their first taste at a state crown as they upended top-seed Peñasco by a 69-54 count. It appears the Lacy Chiefs and maybe also the Boys, are hungry for a title again this year. While its an odd year post Covid-19, with abridged schedules and no fans in the stadiums this year could indeed be a year to remember for the Apache Chiefs Boys and Girls Teams. Both are now 4 and 0 for the season and are certainly making an impression on all they compete against. Tonight's winning results confirm this is no fluke. (posted Tue. Apr 13 2021)

  • 4. History- The 1920's The Rise of High School Athletics Associations, the founding of the New Mexico Athletics Association & Alamogordo's 1st State Winners

    This article continues our series with excerpts and research from our book series on the history of New Mexico High School Athletics centered around Alamogordo High School from 1912 forward. The very first state medal winner in 1917 for an athlete from Alamogordo High School was named Wohlenberg who scored a 5 foot 7.75 inches and New Mexico State Medalist in High Jump...By 1916, the United States was starting to educate its children for more years than most other countries, even while admitting a surge of immigrants. The ruling elite feared that all this schooling would make Anglo-Saxon boys soft and weak, in contrast to their brawny, newly immigrated peers. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. warned that cities were being overrun with “stiff-jointed, soft-muscled, paste-complexioned youth.”...Sports, the thinking went, would both protect boys’ masculinity and distract them from vices like gambling and prostitution. “Muscular Christianity,” fashionable during the Victorian era, prescribed sports as a sort of moral vaccine against the tumult of rapid economic growth. (posted Sat. Apr 10 2021)

  • 5. History and A Spotlight on Women's Entrepreneurship - New Mexico Leads the Nation

    "In 1972, women-owned businesses represented just 4.6% of all businesses, but today, that number has skyrocketed to 42%...In New Mexico, women have broken glass ceilings throughout history. Women have served in elected office since before statehood: The first Hispanic female legislators in the United States served in New Mexico’s territorial legislature in 1895... New Mexico ranks first in the nation for female-owned businesses... (posted Wed. Apr 7 2021)

Otero County:
Current Covid-19 Statistics

6.77 cases per 100,000 people

0.72 infection rate

2.42% positive test rate

Population: 67,490

ICU capacity: 9

Cases in ICU: 1

Total cases: 4,827

Total deaths: 74

Current Covid-19 Statistics for
New Mexico

10.22 cases per 100,000

1.06 infection rate

2.88% positive test rate

Population: 2,096,829

ICU capacity: 429

Cases in ICU: 32

Total cases: 194,868

Total deaths: 4,003

Data provided by Covid Act Now. Many thanks.
 
Alamogordo Sat. Apr 17 2021

Artist Corner - Five Questions with Rene Sepulveda

Rene Sepulveda former NCAA Award winning Track and Field Coach, Rehabilitative Coach turned artist creates sculptured works. One art critic recently said of his works that they are “incisive meditations of colorishis designs, shapes and composition complimenting natures wonders using lava rocks, tree roots, tree trunks, bark, cholla desert cactus as components of his canvas.” We sat down with the man who wears many hats; Former Award Winning NCAA Coach, Rehabilitative Fitness Coach, Author and Artist Rene Sepulveda, to find out more about his processes, inspiration, and his unique artistic journey with the release of his most recent exhibition the “Valley of The Fire Collection”
 
 
Alamogordo Fri. Apr 16 2021

Tularosa Boys & Mescalero Apache Girls Basketball Girls Remain Undefeated! Regional High School Sports Roundup

Alamogordo Boys Baseball began the season with a double header, Boys Basketball Roundup, with Tularosa Boys continuing an undefeated season. In the Girls Basketball Roundup, the Mescalero Apache Girls Basketball defeated Lordsburg 48-39 continuing their undefeated season. Tunte Baca again led the Lady Chiefs with 16 points, Samantha Kazhe had 11 and Madisyn Yuzos with 9. and more...
Alamogordo Tue. Apr 13 2021

State Title Potential Boys & Girls Mescalero Apache High Basketball Teams on a role undefeated 4-0 Season so far!

Last year the Mescalero Apache Lady Chiefs got their first taste at a state crown as they upended top-seed Peñasco by a 69-54 count. It appears the Lacy Chiefs and maybe also the Boys, are hungry for a title again this year. While its an odd year post Covid-19, with abridged schedules and no fans in the stadiums this year could indeed be a year to remember for the Apache Chiefs Boys and Girls Teams. Both are now 4 and 0 for the season and are certainly making an impression on all they compete against. Tonight's winning results confirm this is no fluke.
 
 
Alamogordo Sat. Apr 10 2021

History- The 1920's The Rise of High School Athletics Associations, the founding of the New Mexico Athletics Association & Alamogordo's 1st State Winners

This article continues our series with excerpts and research from our book series on the history of New Mexico High School Athletics centered around Alamogordo High School from 1912 forward. The very first state medal winner in 1917 for an athlete from Alamogordo High School was named Wohlenberg who scored a 5 foot 7.75 inches and New Mexico State Medalist in High Jump...By 1916, the United States was starting to educate its children for more years than most other countries, even while admitting a surge of immigrants. The ruling elite feared that all this schooling would make Anglo-Saxon boys soft and weak, in contrast to their brawny, newly immigrated peers. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. warned that cities were being overrun with “stiff-jointed, soft-muscled, paste-complexioned youth.”...Sports, the thinking went, would both protect boys’ masculinity and distract them from vices like gambling and prostitution. “Muscular Christianity,” fashionable during the Victorian era, prescribed sports as a sort of moral vaccine against the tumult of rapid economic growth.
Alamogordo Wed. Apr 7 2021

History and A Spotlight on Women's Entrepreneurship - New Mexico Leads the Nation

"In 1972, women-owned businesses represented just 4.6% of all businesses, but today, that number has skyrocketed to 42%...In New Mexico, women have broken glass ceilings throughout history. Women have served in elected office since before statehood: The first Hispanic female legislators in the United States served in New Mexico’s territorial legislature in 1895... New Mexico ranks first in the nation for female-owned businesses...