The Draft Red River Comprehensive Plan will be presented at the Working Session of the Town Council’s December 18th meeting and the general public is invited to attend. A facilitated discussion by Consensus Planning will follow the presentation. The consultants have been working with the community for the past year on the Comprehensive Plan. The public input process included three public meetings, in addition to stakeholder interviews and steering committee meetings. The Comprehensive Plan focuses on the physical development of the community, and promotes the health, safety, and welfare by addressing the on-going desire for sustainable economic development, the adequacy of municipal infrastructure to serve existing and future development, the availability of community services including public safety, the need for workforce housing, and hazard mitigation to keep the community safe given its interface with the Carson National Forest.
Town of Red River Comprehensive Plan (6.4 MB PDF)
Thanksgiving kicks off the Christmas holiday for so many people but nowhere is this done with more style than Red River! Switch on the Holidays begins in Brandenburg Park at 7 o’clock with Christmas caroling and the annual tree lighting then moves indoors for cocoa, cider, cookies and a special visit from Santa Claus!
It is a New Mexican Christmas tradition to place luminarias or farolitos (paper bags with sand and a lighted candle inside) around houses and along streets. It is also a tradition to place luminaries along a one-way three-kilometer loop at Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area. Guests ski or snowshoe under the warm glow of candlelight and if it begins to snow the effect is just incredible. This is quite possibly the most beautiful holiday experience in North America! Join the Enchanted Forest crew on Christams Day for complimentary chile con queso, green chile stew, posole, desserts and hot drinks in the warming hut.
Race to the top of The Face at the Red River Ski & Summer Area! Contestants are timed and compete for cash prizes and bragging rights. Not into that much throttle? Grab a spot at the Lift House or on the snow to watch this fun (and loud) event!
The week is filled with costume balls, bead tossing, singing and dancing, Cajun and Creole gourmet delights, parades, kids costume contest, cajun cook-off, burning of the Loup-garu, crawfish boils, downhill gator race, and more!
Authentic German food and music, arts & crafts exhibitors, microbreweries & wineries, entertaining games & contests, food vendors, and family friendly activities. Get your commemorative taster mug or stein when you get to the park!
$5 admission fee.