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Lobos Support The Nest

Winners Circle

Each year, the University of New Mexico’s football team spends eleven nights in the cool Ruidoso pines. “It is a good place to practice,” Lobos coach Brian Despain said. “We come for our fall camp, which is our preseason practice time.” The team practices at the White Mountain complex. While staying at the Lodge of…

Donor Spotlight – Araya Aragon


This weeks’ donation spotlight is not from a business, but from five year-old girl named Araya Aragon and her grandmother! Aragon, who lives in Farmington, stopped by The Nest while visiting her grandmother in Ruidoso.  She stopped by to donate toys for the children of the Nest. Her grandmother also donated six bags of new…

A HEALing Partnership


A HEALing Partnership The Nest and the Ruidoso Fire Department have a long-established working relationship that is based on trust. The bond of trust between the two organizations is due to the friendship between HEALs’ executive director Coleen Widell, and the Ruidoso Fire Department chief, Harlan Vincent. “We trust each other and our trust trickles…

Business Spotlight – Skarsgard Farms


Skarskgard Farms is delivering fresh, organic produce to Ruidoso every week. Each week, they have extra fruits and vegetables leftover.  HEAL Office Manager Susanne Manager contacted them and asked if they would consider donating the produce to The Nest.  They agreed.  Many thanks to the wonderful folks at Skarsfard Farms!  HEAL is now the charity…

Playtime at the Nest


The children living at the Nest domestic violence shelter have been enjoying summer in the courtyard, thanks to donations of sporting equipment from the Elks Lodge #2086 in Ruidoso. “We know how important family is,” Al Buse, Exalted Ruler of the Elks said. “We had an end-of-the-school-year party and had leftover materials.” The Elks Lodge…

A Sign of the Times


As the annual Deacon Bob Open charity golf tournament approaches each year, the need for hole sponsor banners and signs is always a pressing issue. This year, all of the signs are being made and donated by Fastsigns out of Midland, Texas. “We came into contact with the Nest as donors,” Fastsigns franchise owner, Mike…

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