Tularosa or Bent
Anyone familiar with these places? I've been to Tularosa a few times - mostlly farming and a pleasant place. Its still pretty hot in the summer.
Bent is tiny but desirable in that its cooler in teh summer but not as cool as Ruidoso and also warmer in the winter. They have water and it seems to have many long time families who ae somewhat politically powerful or astute as NM is awlasy after their water.