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RED RIVER, NEW MEXICO – Town of Red River has been accepted to the New Mexico Main Street’s Frontier & Native American Communities Initiative program. As a part of the seven selected communities across the state, the Town will receive New Mexico Main Street’s professional services and technical assistance to implement its community economic development project.

Town of Red River To Conduct Business Incubator Feasibility Study 

Town of Red River Office of Economic Development & Tourism in partnership with the New Mexico Economic Development Department, Small Business Development Center at UNM-Taos and Red River Chamber of Commerce is conducting the feasibility study for the creation of a business incubator. 

This step is vitally important to identifying potential clients for a new incubator, the availability of resources available for the clients, obstacles to the incubator’s success as well as to provide an implementation plan for the incubator development. 

Town of Red River Is Accepting Applications for FY23/24 Lodger's Tax Special Event Funding Grant

The Town of Red River is accepting proposals for the use of lodger’s tax funds for special events for the time period July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024.

USDA Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) Enterprise Opportunity For Small and Emerging Businesses

The Town of Red River would like to invite small and emerging businesses within Town limits the opportunity to collaborate on an USDA Rural Business Development Grant. 


RED RIVER, NEW MEXICO – Red River is known across the country as “The Ski Town of the Southwest.”  The Red River Ski & Summer Area opens for business the day before Thanksgiving every year to downhill skiers and snowboarders ready for fresh snow.  Just a short walk from anywhere in town, the Red River Ski & Summer Area is a favorite for people wishing to spend more time on the mountain and no time on a shuttle.  Many lodges are available with “ski in, ski out” accommodations, and two of the main lifts leave from the center of town.  To ensure that winter sports are available regardless of the weather, the Red River Ski & Summer Area is the snowmaking leader in the Southern Rocky Mountains.


RED RIVER, NEW MEXICO – Sick of the generic American mall filled with Madison Avenue, mass-produced merchandise? Wouldn’t you love to find a shop unlike any you’ve ever seen?

On Saturday, November 26th, help support small business and peruse a unique lineup of stores throughout Red River, New Mexico’s “Main Street in the Mountains”. Besides ski shops with everything you’ll need to hit the slopes (Opening Day at Red River Ski & Summer Area is Wednesday, November 23), Red River’s shops feature unique apparel, fine art, gorgeous jewelry, souvenirs, and a plethora of specialty items – whatever you're looking for, Red River has it.


RED RIVER, NEW MEXICO – Town of Red River has won the Best Digital Campaign in the State of New Mexico awarded by the New Mexico Hospitality Association.

Small Business Saturday in Red River

Town of Red River is joining the national movement known as Small Business Saturday that encourages people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses. Small Business Saturday continues to be an annual holiday shopping tradition — just one part of the larger Shop Small Movement that supports small businesses every day and everywhere. This event is held during the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, it will be on November 26, 2022.

Flu Vaccination Clinic

The Taos Public Health Office will be conducting a Flu vaccination clinic for individuals ages 6 months and older.

Cost: No cost to individuals. We Will vaccinate regardless of insurance status.

Date: Friday, October 28th, 2022.
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Red River Fire Station (220 E High St, Red River, NM 87558)

Olympian Mariah Duran To Dedicate Red River's New Skate Park

New Mexico’s own Mariah Duran, Olympian and Back-to-Back X Games Gold Medalist, is coming to help dedicate Red River’s Mallette Park’s new skate park this Friday, September 30th, 2022.

Carson National Forest To Reopen This Friday

RED RIVER, NEW MEXICO – Carson National Forest administration has announced today, June 23, 2022 that the forest is re-opening for the public access  and local fire restrictions will be rescinded tomorrow, June 24, 2022 starting 8:00 am.

Broadway Play Is Coming to Red River

RED RIVER, NEW MEXICO Theater is coming back to Red River this weekend after a long hiatus. The Rail Haus at the Alpine Lodge is hosting the Pavement Ends Studios’ Production The One-Act Play that Goes Wrong at their historic venue. Alpine Lodge and KWK Events have contracted the award-winning group out of Alva, OK to bring this incredible theatrical performance to this culturally rich weekend in Red River in addition to the Art & Wine Festival hosted by the Red River Chamber of Commerce.


RED RIVER, NEW MEXICO – As the motorcycles begin rolling into Red River and the Enchanted Circle region, Town of Red River officials have been working hard getting ready for this weekend. “Preparations for this event have been on-going since March to assure that everything is in place for visitors and residents to have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Weekend,” says Red River Town Marshal, James Johnson.

Johnson, who became Red River’s Town Marshal last year, feels confident about the cooperation between agencies equating to a safer event for everyone. “U.S. Forest Service and local and state public safety and emergency response officials have combined efforts to ensure the current fire restrictions orders are being followers by all visitors and residents alike,” says Johnson. “This a great weekend for Red River, so we encourage everybody to have a good time, obey the current protocols, and be safe.”

Town of Red River To Implement Fire Restrictions

Due to the long-term drought conditions and rapidly escalating fire danger in the Red River area, Town of Red River has made a decision to implement fire restrictions within the town boundaries.

Workforce Housing Needs Assessment Survey for Individuals

The Town of Red River is working to assess the current state of workforce housing in our community and will be developing a plan to improve the quality and availability of housing for the hardworking employees in our community.   As part of that process, we are asking for your input to help quantify the unmet housing needs of our workforce.

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Free Part-time Tech Career Training + Career Support

Are you interested in starting a new career and joining the growing industry of technology? We have a part-time opportunity for you so you can start 2022 with new skills in digital marketing, tech sales, or project management. 

Red River Is Nominated for Best Ski Town by USA Today

Do you LOVE Red River? If so, we've been nominated for Best Ski Town and we'd love your vote for USA Today's 10Best Contest below! Just click this link ( and then hit the blue Vote button for us. You are allowed to vote once each day, so if you wake up each day and reaffirm your love for us, go ahead and vote again

Hiking Trail Closure Alert:


Please be aware that the US Forest Service will close portions of the Bull of the Woods, Lost Lake, Williams Lake and Wheeler Peak trails Friday, August 20 through Thursday, August 26 for local community traditional purposes. The trails will reopen for public use on Friday August 27. For more information please visit the Carson National Forest website.


Adam LaDell
District Ranger

Forest Service

Carson National Forest, Questa Ranger District

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Caring for the land and serving people

Notice of Public Hearing

The purpose of this public hearing will be to report on past Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program activities and to receive public input on community development needs and suggestions for future CDBG projects. Learn more about it here: CDBG Public Meeting Notice

Town of Red River Statement on Wildfire

On April 29, 2021, authorities were notified of a wildfire near Columbine Canyon Campground. Due to the quick response of emergency management services including the Town of Red River Fire Department, Red River Marshal’s Office, Questa Fire and EMS, Taos County Sheriff’s Office, Wheeler Peak Fire Department, and Carson National Forest, the fire was contained quickly. All road closures should be lifted soon.

COVID-19 Testing

The Air National Guard and the NM Department of Health are providing FREE Covid-19 testing on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Red River Conference Center. 

Notice of Open Meeting

The New Mexico Self Insurers’ Fund is hosting an open-to-the-public meeting on December 21, 2020 via Zoom.

Next Reopening Phase Beginning June 1st

Guidelines for June 1 - 30th

Q & A with Mayor Linda Calhoun

Q&A with Mayor Calhoun about COVID-19 can be viewed here.

An Update on the 2020 Memorial Day Rally

Red River Town Council voted not to allow vendors and will not issue itinerant permits for the 2020 Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally.

Red River Mardi Gras

Tourism and Economic Development Director, April Ralph, was a guest on New Mexico Living on Albuquerque's KRQE Channel to discuss Mardi Gras in Red River

Santa and His Elves

Santa and his elves delivered gifts to some very special families tonight.

Harvesting the Capitol Christmas Tree

The Capitol Christmas tree as it makes its way through Red River.

Groundbreaking for New Dog Park

Come see the newest park the town has to offer.

Notice of Open Meeting

The New Mexico Self Insurers’ Fund to host an open for public meeting on December 21, 2020.