Otero County Film Office
The Otero County Film Office serves all of Otero County from the county seat of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Alamogordo, surrounded by 16 small and unincorporated communities, is the metropolitan center of the Tularosa Basin. The city is the commercial and governmental center for the county. Alamogordo is a thriving center of 35,000+ residents. The city's mild climate and pristine scenery offer its people an ambiance that enriches their quality of life. The Tularosa Basin is surrounded by the majestic Organ, San Andres and Sacramento Mountain ranges.
Alamogordo was founded in 1898 as a terminal for the railroad. The community's activities promoted the growth of logging, tourism and health related enterprises. A national survey rated Alamogordo as one of the 50 healthiest places to live in the U.S. The basic beginnings are still in place. Many of the early buildings are still occupied by businesses. Tourism related activity and light manufacturing contribute to the economy. White Sands National Monument is a major film attraction as are the New Mexico Museum of Space History and the Lincoln National Forest.