Fort Stanton Upgrade, One of Handful of Lincoln County Projects In Line For New Mexico Capital Outlay Funding
Roughly $165,000 in state funding could soon be approved for work at the Fort Stanton Historic Site near the town of Capitan.
Lawmakers meeting in the recently-concluded winter session of the New Mexico State Legislature approved funding for the historic facility as part of a larger $4.5 million in capital outlay spending for Lincoln County.
Built in 1855, Fort Stanton later served as a Marine Hospital and tuberculosis sanatorium. The property and buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The largest project funding approved for Lincoln County by the legislature is seeing $1.5 million for improvements to the City of Ruidoso’s sewer system.
Ruidoso is also in line for up to $750,000 in funding for the construction of the Wingfield House Museum; and $200,000 for a bridge replacement project.
The town of Carrizozo has been approved for $250,000 for a municipal water system upgrade; while lawmakers also approved up to nearly $200,000 in projects for the town that include improvements to the Sloan-Simpson Park; work on a storm drain system; and upgrades to the Corona Zia Senior Center.
More than $300,000 is slated to go to Ruidoso Downs for planning and design work to the Ruidoso Downs Community Center; the building of a slope drain in Palo Verde; and a parking lot repair project at the Greentree SWA.
All of the projects are now awaiting the final approval of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
By Garry Boular
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