Welcome to our new website! Stay tuned for more new and exciting news. Top Stories A Mother’s Love, a Father’s Determination Imagine going to the hospital to give birth to your first child, so full of hope and elation, and being completely unaware of... Read More Focus Carlsbad Spring 2019: Letter from the Editor We’ve covered a lot of topics during the seven years we’ve been in print, from dirty jobs and education to the outdoors and... Read More Local Finds! Gift Guide for Mom Mother’s Day will be here before we know it, so now is a great time to start thinking about the perfect gift for the special Mom... Read More A Father’s Legacy Nothing shows — or tests — the love of a father quite like starting a family-owned business. Defying the odds, the Forrest... Read More Fatherhood When it comes to fatherhood, I know I’d be way down the list if selections were made for “Father of the Year.” Looking back, it... Read More Regional News Ruidoso Downs’ Job Fair RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (April 10, 2018) — The Job Fair this Saturday at Ruidoso Downs and Billy The Kid Casino offers summer... Read More Press Release: Ruidoso Downs Race Track Announces Major Corporate Sponsors for 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (February 12, 2018) — Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino has announced its... Read More NMDA Working with Law Enforcement on Gas-Pump Skimming Cases LAS CRUCES – Have you ever used a credit or debit card to purchase gasoline at the pump? If so, you may want to brush up on your... Read More Pecan Weevil Quarantine In Effect **FAQs have been added to this release** SE NEW MEXICO – The New Mexico Department of Agriculture issued an emergency pecan... Read More Ruidoso Downs Announces Trial Purse Increases And Supplemental Nomination Incentive RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (October 27, 2017) – The trial purses for the 2018 Triple Crown series – both futurities and derbies –... Read More Search for: Events Calendar Upcoming Events There are no upcoming events at this time. Welcome to FocusNM Focused on…Our People…Our Stories…Our Communities! Jessica’s “Life In Focus” | Staci’s “Notebook” | Molly’s “Cowboy’s & Culture” Focus Voices Latest Issues Reach all of Southeastern New Mexico with our Regional Issue. Call your ad rep for details. Be on the look out for the Focus on Artesia Spring 2018 Issue, coming soon!