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With 22 precincts and a population of over 21,000, Lincoln County is geographically large - over 4,000 square miles. Its population hub is in the southern portion of the county in the Greater Ruidoso Area. The town of Carrizozo serves as the county seat. Other towns and neighbor communities include Ruidoso Downs, Alto, Nogal, Capitan, Hondo, Corona, Glencoe, San Patricio and its namesake, Lincoln.
The current 2018 DPLC Officers include:
Nina Grunseth 
Steve Duffy
Vice Chair

Nina is a native of Minneapolis, and has been on the Food and Beverage industry for over 15 years. She is the President of the Humane Society of Lincoln County and lives in Ruidoso with her husband and three doggies.

Steve is a native of Philadelphia, but has lived in New Mexico for over 26 years. He is a professional fundraiser and a former Chair and Secretary of the DPLC. He co-resides in For Stanton and Mesilla.

Connie Carichner
Richard Cintron

        Richard Cintron


Connie is from Alto, NM and has been active in the DPLC for many years.

Richard, his wife and two teenage boys recently moved to Ruidoso from Los Angeles, CA.  


Nina Grunseth, DPLC Chair