Churches and Organizations

Churches First Baptist Church 314 10th St. (575) 648-2968 Santa Rita Catholic Church 213 Birch St. (575) 648-2853 Trinity United Methodist Church 1000 D Ave. (575) 648-2993 Service Organizations Carrizozo Chamber of Commerce Carrizozo Rotary Club Meets Thursdays at noon at Four Winds Restaurant Carrizozo Woman’s Club 908 11th St. (575) 648-2546 American Legion Historical…

Governance

Town of Carrizozo The Town of Carrizozo was incorporated in 1917. It is a mayor-council government system. There are 4 trustees. The mayor breaks a tie. Meetings are typically the 2nd Tuesday of the month. During the pandemic, hearings are held by Zoom video conferencing. Links are available on the local email newsletter.Departments include police,…

Properties

Commercial Properties in and around Carrizozo 1209 E AvenueLong ago, this property was the site of the Sunset Motel. Most recently, the Carrizozo branch of City Bank was situated here. All utilities are in place to the property line, but not at each of the twelve former motel units. Concrete pad on north end of…

Job Openings

There are approximately 70 business and organizations in Carrizozo. Most business activity takes place around the intersection of US 54 and 380, along Central and on 12th Street. Town of Carrizozo Click Here Carrizozo Schools Click Here Lincoln County Detention Center Click Here New Mexico Courts (includes entire state) Click Here Lincoln County Click Here…

Education

There are 5 independent school districts in the county, including Carrizozo Municipal Schools. Typical of low-density rural schools in New Mexico the Carrizozo elementary, middle and high schools average 145 to 150 students. With low numbers comes a high teacher to student ratio. In addition to football, basketball, baseball and volleyball, Carrizozo schools offer Natural…

Arts and Culture

Perhaps it is the isolation and remoteness that attracts creatives to Carrizozo. Or maybe it is the transcendental light that illuminates even the darkest corners of crumbling adobes and cracks in the malpais. Whatever it is, Carrizozo has an inordinate number per capita of working artists, writers, craftspeople, musicians and historians who work at home,…

Sports and Recreation

There are 2 nature trails near Carrizozo; one on the former golf course and another at Valley of Fires Recreation Area that attract bird watchers, nature lovers and walkers. A small lake near the nature trail is stocked with trout and the town swimming pool is open during the summer. Also just off the nature…

Economy

Carrizozo’s economy mirrors the regional economy in its dependence on local-serving government-related jobs. Carrizozo has less accommodation, food service and retail services than neighboring towns, including Ruidoso which is primarily a tourist-based economy. At the crossroads of two major highways, Carrizozo caters to automobile traffic passing through to other destinations, art-lovers and residents having business…