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Salinas is in Otero County, in the Alamogordo metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "salt mines"
The latitude of Salinas is 33.235N. The longitude is -106.059W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,482 feet.
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Otero County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Salinas political report.
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