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How towns promoted themselves back in the day - Ruidoso News

There are 7 comments on the Ruidoso News story from Jun 7, 2011, titled How towns promoted themselves back in the day - Ruidoso News. In it, Ruidoso News reports that:

When a friend gave me a stack of old New Mexico Magazines, I dove in. The articles were entertaining enough, but the ads were the real attention grabbers.

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Concerned Citizen

Ruidoso, NM

#1 Jun 9, 2011
wow!! Finally a piece worth reading from you. I enjoyed it.
Jack Shuster

Ruidoso, NM

#2 Jun 9, 2011
It's nice when this writer just picks up something already published instead of attacking the Martinez administration. I hope she notices that Ruidoso is still promoting itself and Lincoln County.
DNA

Santa Fe, NM

#3 Jun 10, 2011
I understand that some NM's are asking Arnold S,
Anthony W, John E., to promote their towns and casinos. Free maid service and oil change.
Still Standing

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Jun 10, 2011
I enjoyed this article. We need to get back to being proud of this state. There are so many people and places to be proud of. Lets reserect the kitsch and the fruit stands and the authentic indian and mexican crafts that people from other places want so bad. Let us relish the indian taco stands in Mescalero. It's all wonderful stuff, and if we can make a few tourist dollars while we are at it, so be it.
witchoneworksthe best

Portland, OR

#5 Jun 10, 2011
Jack Shuster wrote:
It's nice when this writer just picks up something already published instead of attacking the Martinez administration. I hope she notices that Ruidoso is still promoting itself and Lincoln County.
What's ironic is that the Martinez gang is what has given New Mexico a black eye with their unethical, above-the-law, witch-hunt mentality in Dona Ana County, and has apparently taken this style to the house in Santa Fe.
John Liberty

San Rafael, CA

#6 Jun 10, 2011
The irony here is in all the now dead communities that were unable to weather the economic shift that happened to NM in the last half century. Banking on a single source of economic activity (whether it's tourism, oil, or ag) is a recipe for disaster. Someone once told me about all my eggs in one basket ...

Ruidoso will have a lot of figuring out to do in the next decade or so. With the rising cost of fuel it will be harder for the tourism industry to make money, and credit will shrivel up locally. Add to that the increased cost of living brought on by inflation, and Ruidoso's population will face some significant challenges in the years ahead.
thosewerethedays

Portland, OR

#7 Jun 10, 2011
John Liberty wrote:
The irony here is in all the now dead communities that were unable to weather the economic shift that happened to NM in the last half century. Banking on a single source of economic activity (whether it's tourism, oil, or ag) is a recipe for disaster. Someone once told me about all my eggs in one basket ...
Ruidoso will have a lot of figuring out to do in the next decade or so. With the rising cost of fuel it will be harder for the tourism industry to make money, and credit will shrivel up locally. Add to that the increased cost of living brought on by inflation, and Ruidoso's population will face some significant challenges in the years ahead.
I think the economic shift we're experiencing is called corporate fascism. Someone once taught me about what a monopoly is.....and what consequences we can expect from having a central bank called the Federal Reserve for almost the last 100 years. Who btw, has never been audited.

The discretionary dollar for the middle-class and working-class is becoming less and less. The cash-out refinance option from the real estate ponzi is gone. The jobs being created during our so called recovery are paying about half what they were during the bubbles of the 90's and early 2000.

Every city, town, village in America is literally in a battle for their economic survival. I think the ones who can make tough, common sense decisions,get some creative marketing, put aggressive cost-cutting measures in place, and get a grip on reality that this depression that the average American is in isn't going away anytime soon, will be able to survive the 'the Academia and Media's recovery' in the next ten to fifteen years and be in a position to prosper when an actual recovery happens.

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