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Upcoming Events in Sierra County

Posted September 15, 2012

SCCA Dinner / Fundraiser Sponsored by The Women of the Moose
5pm-7pm, The Moose Lodge, 202 East Smith Avenue, Truth or Consequences

The Women of the Moose are hosting "Lucy’s Enchilada Dinner" as a fundraising event for SCCA (Sierra County Cancer Assistance). Members and qualified guests are welcome. Join SCCA for dinner and meet the folks who 'Care, Share, and Give Back to our Community' by assisting those who are undergoing cancer treatment with rides to doctor appointments, moral support, and more. $7 per person. Contact: Steph Ross, 575-740-3971, srfoxie@gmail.com.

Free Fishing Day
All day, at fishing sites throughout New Mexico

Anglers of all ages - residents or non-residents alike - can fish without a license, stamp or validation twice each year. All other rules (as well as park entry fees, if you fish at any of our three State Parks) apply.

Call for more information. Contact: Department of Game and Fish, 505-476-8095.

9/29/2012 - 9/30/2012
2nd Fall Series Race
10am-5pm, Elephant Butte Lake

Sailboat race sponsored by Rio Grande Yacht Club.

Contact: Jan Zink, 575-313-0392.

9/29/2012 - 9/30/2012
Elephant Man Triathlon
3:30pm Saturday ("Elephant Kidz" youth race); 8am Sunday (adults)
Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Complete info about this race, sponsored by HEROs Inc., is on the Elephant Man website. Adult contestants can compete in a challenging intermediate-length triathlon which includes a rare opportunity to run across the Elephant Butte Dam. Park entrance fees apply. Contact: Kori Mannon, 575-744-0055, kori@valornet.com.


Trip Advisor Special!

Posted September 14, 2012

Check out our special Trip Adviser offer: Reduced room rate of $65 includes lake view room and two passes to Riverbend Hot Springs.
Must mention this special offer at the time of reservation and present unexpired coupon at check-in. Not valid with other discounts.

Sierra County: A Great Place to Visit

Posted September 14, 2012

Sierra del Rio Golf Course opened for play in 2007 in Elephant Butte.  This public 18-hole championship-caliber golf course has been completely redesigned and reconstructed into a world-class course.  Golf is played year-round here.  The facility includes a golf shop and a full service premier restaurant.  Encircling the golf course is a residential community with a unique mix of neighborhoods presenting an enriching blend of lifestyles.  Check out this event on Monday:


"Diamond in the Desert"

Posted September 13, 2012

Called the "Diamond in the Desert", the City of Elephant Butte is nestled on the shores of New Mexico's largest lake.  Elephant Butte Lake's residential community began forming in the 1940s when the lake had filled.  The community has always attracted people who love the beauty of the Lake and a quiet and easy lifestyle close to nature.  The area has long been known as a retirement and resort area ideal for those with a passion for fishing, boating, golfing, and the splendors of nature.  As word spread of the Lake's attractions, more people settled in the area.  The city offers a varied selection of gas stations, boat, car and RV  sales and service, restaurants, an Inn, realtors, banks, churches, post office, beauty salons, and other service-oriented businesses.  The area continued to grow, prompting it in 1998 to incorporate as the City of Elephant Butte.  Approximately 1400 people call the City of Elephant Butte home year-round with the summer's lake activities increasing the number to over 3000.  This is a community poised for grownth in the years to come.

NM Friends of Foster Children 8th Annual Golf Tournament

Posted September 10, 2012

NM Friends of Foster Children will be having their 8th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at our own Sierra Del Rio Golf Course. On Friday, Oct. 19th, there will be a Hospitality Suite here at the Inn from 4:30 - 7:30pm followed by the Golf Tournament on Saturday with the Shotgun Start scheduled for 9am. At 2pm that afternoon, there will be an Awards Luncheon. For more information, call the Friends toll free at (866) 857-2976.


Sierra County: A Great Place to Visit

Posted September 10, 2012


Sierra County: A Great Place to Visit

Posted September 9, 2012



Sierra County: A Great Place to Visit

Posted September 8, 2012

Three full-service marinas on Elephant Butte Lake and several boat ramps within the state park offer year-round opportunities for boaters to enjoy sandy beaches and picturesque coves all along the lakeshore. Try your luck at fishing (bass,...
stripers, wall-eye,catfish, crappie!), go wading along sandy shorelines, bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in deserted inlets. Elephant Butte Lake State Park is a paradise for campers with plentiful facilities for any style from primitive tent camping to large RVs. Family fun starts here at the Lake!

Sierra County: A Great Place to Visit

Posted September 7, 2012

Elephant Butte Lake State Park plays host to a spectacular annual Fourth of July fireworks display attracting over 100,000 folks.  This weekend, the annual Balloon Regatta displays dozens of colorful hot air balloons ascending over the water.  Spring, summer and fall are the seasons for drag boat races and sailboat regattas, all free to the public!

Sierra County: A Great Place to Visit

Posted September 2, 2012

Photo: Camping is another favorite year round activity at Elephant Butte Lake.  Over 200 developed campsites and 150 RV hookups offer a scenic outdoor experience.  Comfort stations, dump stations and outdoor showers are available.  The state park also offers picnic shelters, group shelters and playgrounds for campers and day use visitors.
The Luchini Trail is close to the park's main entrance.  The 1.6 mile walking trail introduces visitors to the Chihuahuan Desert vegetation with over a dozen marked plants typical to the area.  Allow 45 minutes.



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