Welcome to our new website! Stay tuned for more new and exciting news. Top Stories Welcoming a New Breed February might be the shortest month of the year, but on the ranch it’s an exciting time when the cattle herd begin calving. No matter how many cows you have seen, their newborn calves are always an adorable sight in the pasture. You might think all cattle look the same, but this year, we welcomed some new redheads; our first Akaushi calves. Read More Valentine’s Pretzel Treat Want to give the impression you've got your life completely in order? Send these adorable treats over to your neighbor or... Read More I Kissed a (Horned)Frog In honor of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to share the story of how I met my own valentine and fellow horned frog, Taylor. TCU is a relatively small school where everybody knows everybody, especially if you are involved in Greek life or other student organizations. However, the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity rarely had social events together and the Ranch Management majors did not tend to find themselves on the other side of campus in the art building. Despite being in the same graduating class for all four years, Taylor and I never crossed paths until after graduation when our roommates got married. Read More Super Bowl Sundae With the Super Bowl this evening, many people will find themselves hanging out in living rooms all across America, surrounded by friends and family and tempted by treats that all too often derail their resolutions to eat healthier in the new year. I wanted to share one of my favorite “indulgent” recipes that saves on calories and keeps any diet plan on track. Read More Life in Focus… and a little about me. Hello and welcome! I'm Jess- writer, photographer, and marketing consultant for Ad-venture Marketing. I am one of many creative... Read More Regional News 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 PRESS RELEASE: Ruidoso Downs, Casino, Horse Sale Company Purchase Completed To Group of Four Horsemen/Businessmen At the signing completing the sale at Ruidoso Downs were (standing, left to right) Jeff Tebow (representing buyer and board... Read More Search for: Events Calendar Upcoming Events Sat 24 Scouting In Artesia Display – February through March February 6 - March 31 Artesia NM United States Sat 24 Big Brothers Big Sisters 4th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake Fundraiser February 24 Artesia NM United States Sat 24 Pecos Valley Stampede February 24 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am Roswell NM Sat 24 National Players Present: Alice in Wonderland February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Artesia NM United States Sat 24 Sunstruck February 24 @ 2:00 pm Roswell NM United States View More… 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!