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What to Do in Sierra County This Weekend

Posted July 8, 2012

Saturday and Sunday, 7/14 and 7/15

Bass Tournament   5:30am-4:00pm, Elephant Butte Lake. Bass tournament. Please contact the sponsor for information.Contact: Sun Country Bass, Josh Tidinburg, 575-713-1979.

Drag Boat Races  8am-4pm, Elephant Butte Lake State Park/ Hot Springs Landing.  Drag boats will race against each other for the fastest quarter mile. Cost: day use fee required.Contact: SWDBA, Ray Vickers, 575-740-0004.

NM Centennial - Into the Great Beyond: Spaceport America

Posted July 8, 2012

Hoping to cash in on the interest in commercial space travel, New Mexico is building a $209 million spaceport about 25 miles southeast of Truth or Consequences.  Spaceport America will be home to Virgin Galactic, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson's commercial space tourism business.  Branson has signed a 20-year lease with the state and plans to give space tourists a two-hour ride to the edge of space--at $200,000 a ticket.

Virgin Galactic officials say about 400 people have purchased, or made down payments, for the rides, projected to begin as early as 2013.  Funded by state tax dollars, Spaceport America's futuristic $33 million, 110,152-square-foot terminal/hangar is nearing completion and work is under way on an adjacent, 14,000-square-foot, $2.9 million Spaceport Operations Center.  The goal of the spaceport is to bring jobs, tourism and educational opportunities to the state.

Thanks to "New Mexico, 100 Years of Statehood" published by the Albuquerque Journal for this article.

 

What to Do in Sierra County this Week

Posted July 1, 2012

Wednesday, 7/4/2012
Independence Day Celebration
10am-10pm, Dam Site Resort, Elephant Butte Lake State Park

This annual 4th of July party is full of music, games, food, and fun. Contact: Dam Site Resort, 575-894-2073.

Saturday, 7/7/2012
Bass Tournament
6am-3:30pm, Elephant Butte Lake State Park
Fishing tournament sponsored by the American Bass Association. Cost: $5 day use fee. Contact: Bobby Brewster, 575-740-7320.

Saturday, 7/7/2012
Sierra County Farmers' Market
8:30-11:30am, Ralph Edwards Park
South of Riverside Drive between Birch and Cedar, Truth or Consequences

Buy local! Fresh produce, eggs, baked goods, and crafts will all be available, complete with live music accompaniment by a different musician each week! All products sold are locally grown and/or made in Sierra County. EBT and Debit cards are accepted and there's plenty of free parking. See the Farmers' Market website for more information and late-breaking news. Contact: Colleen Davis, 575-894-9375colleen@sierracountyfarmersmarket.org.

Saturday, 7/7/2012
Adobe Workshop - Preservation and Maintenance of Earthen Structures
9-11:30am or 1-3:30pm, Main Street Gallery, 108 Main Street, Truth or Consequences

Open to all community members, this workshop (co-hosted by New Mexico MainStreet) will focus on preservation of historic adobe buildings within the T or C MainStreet District. Cost: suggested donation of $10; please register in advance. Contact: MainStreet Truth or Consequences, Steve Buckley, 575-740-2794, manager@torcmainstreet.org.

What to Do in Sierra County This Weekend

Posted June 18, 2012

6/23/2012, Saturday

Elephant Butte Chili Challenge Cook Off

11am-2pm; awards at 3pm, Elephant Butte State Park

Red or Green will be the question of the day at the 21st Elephant Butte Chili Challenge Cook Off, a charity event. Cost: $2 per cup.

Contact: Elephant Butte Chili Challenge Cook Off, Brenda Nelson, 575-495-1311, bnelson.blackcanyon@gmail.com

6/23/2012, Saturday

Sierra County Farmers Market, Truth or Consequences

8:30 - 11:30am, Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside between Birch and Cedar, Truth or Consequences

Visit the Sierra County Farmers Market for seasonal, locally grown, fresh picked fruits and veggies; locally baked breads and other items such as jams & jellies; fresh eggs, pet items, and craft items such as cards, woodwork, jewelry; and much more. Local artists perform live music each week. EBT and Debit accepted. Come and become a supporter of our community. Entry and parking are free.

Contact: Sierra County Farmers Market, Colleen Davis, 607-227-4137 or 575-894-9375, colleen@sierracountyfarmersmarket.org.http://www.sierracountyfarmersmarket.org

 

Clay Mac, New Mexico's Legendary Fiddler...Here at the Inn!

Posted June 17, 2012

Check out our Facebook page for lots of photos of the fun last night with the Clay Mac Band!

NM Centennial - Shaped by Science, Pt. 5..Very Large Array

Posted June 11, 2012

New Mexico's mountains and dry, clear air have long made it a popular spot for astronomers.  Few examples are more famous that the Very Large Array.

The VLA uses 27 massive radio dishes to gather naturally occurring radio waves from distant galaxies.  The National Science Foundation facility was completed in 1980.  In the years since, it has served as one of the world's premier radio astronomy research centers.

Our thanks to the Albuquerque Journal's "New Mexico..100 Years of Statehood" publication for this info.

What to Do in Sierra County This Weekend

Posted June 11, 2012

6/15/2012 - 6/24/2012

Revenge of the Red Feather Ladies/Red Feather Ladies Get Their Man by Maxine HolmgremFriday and Saturday show , Senior Recreation Center, 300 S. Foch, Truth or Consequences.

The Red Feather Ladies is a combination of 2 one act comedies directed by Charles Kuhne and Rick O'Neill. The cast: Carol Borsello as Betty, Prime Plume of the Red Feather Ladies Investment Club, Cathy Lacey as Jane, a society lady; Susie Wisdom as Charlene, the naive one; Lucille Benda as Louise, a former cheerleader; Cathy Mitchell as Roseann, a southern lady; Ginger Henry as Barbara, the hypochondriac.

Each lady has a secret in the 1st play; each tries to remedy the problem in the 2nd play. Show and dinner tickets are sold separately. Show - general admission $10. Senior and Student $8. Dinner - add $5.

Contact: Truth or Consequences Community Theatre, Inc, Carol Anton, 575-744-5411, tcctheatre@gmail.com.http://Truth or Consequences Community Theatre, Inc

6/16/2012 - 6/17/2012

Annual Junior Open Fishing Tournament 6am-12noon, Marina del Sur, Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Youths grades K-12 are encouraged to participate in this annual Father's Day event, which includes a cookout after weigh-in Saturday. Prizes are awarded after tournament action is complete on Sunday. Each contestant must furnish his or her own boat. Sign-up by Friday afternoon. Cost: $15 per entrant.Contact: Elephant Butte Bass Anglers, 575-740-0265

http://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/Press/JuniorOpenFishingTournament.html

6/16/2012 - 6/17/2012

Drag Boat Races

8am-4pm, Elephant Butte Lake State Park/ Hot Springs Landing.

Drag boats will race against each other for the fastest quarter mile. Cost: day use fee required.Contact: SWDBA, Ray Vickers, 575-740-0004.

6/16/2012

Sierra County Farmers Market, Truth or Consequences8:30 - 11:30, Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside between Birch and Cedar, Truth or Consequences

Visit the Sierra County Farmers Market for seasonal, locally grown, fresh picked fruits and veggies; locally baked breads and other items such as jams & jellies; fresh eggs, pet items, and craft items such as cards, woodwork, jewelry; and much more. Local artists perform live music each week. EBT and Debit accepted. Come and become a supporter of our community. Entry and parking are free. Cost: free entry free parking.Contact: Sierra County Farmers Market, Colleen Davis, 607-227-4137 or 575-894-9375, colleen@sierracountyfarmersmarket.org.http://www.sierracountyfarmersmarket.org

6/17/2012

Sass cowboy action shooting 10 a.m., Long Point road west, Elephant Butte, New Mexico

Sass timed event cowboy action shooting, multiple steel targets. Old West shooting and dress accordingly.For more info call 575 744 9222 Cost: free monthly shoot.Contact: Monticello Range Riders, J.W Brocky, 575 744 9222, buz7@windstream.net.http://monticellorangeriders.com

 

This Week's Lunch and Dinner Specials...

Posted June 11, 2012

 

                  JUNE 11th – JUNE 23rd

  Lunch Specials:

Monday:

 Shredded Prime Rib Burrito         $9.95

Flour tortilla filled with prime rib, potatoes, jack & cheddar cheeses, red or green chili with rice and beans.

Tuesday:

Smoked Turkey and Ham Melt     $7.95

Smoked turkey and ham topped with melted jack, green chili and bacon on sourdough with your choice of side.

Wednesday: 

Fried Chicken Caesar Salad     $9.95

Diced, deep fried chicken tenders tossed in Caesar dressing with romaine, croutons and parmesan.

Thursday:

Fried Chicken Sandwich      $7.95

Fried chicken breast topped with sautéed onions, green chili topped with melted cheddar on a Kaiser roll with mayo, lettuce and tomato with your choice of side.

Friday:

B.L.T. Pita with Swiss    $6.95

 Pita bread filled with bacon, swiss cheese, sliced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and mayo with your choice of side. 

Saturday:

Chili Relleno Burrito with Beans $8.95 -With beef or chicken $9.95

Flour tortilla filled with beans, a chili relleno, red or green chili with jack and cheddar cheeses served with rice and beans on the side.

Dinner Specials:

Monday:

Blackened Yellow fin Tuna with Chipotle Aioli   $17.95

Blackened tuna topped with chipotle aioli served over basmati rice with vegetable and your choice of soup or salad.

Tuesday:

Grilled Chicken with Spinach Alfredo and Linguine   $19.95

Grilled chicken tossed in a creamy spinach alfredo sauce with linguine and your choice of soup or salad.

Wednesday:

Shrimp Mushroom Creole     $23.95

Sautéed shrimp tossed in a spicy mushroom creole red sauce with linguine and your choice of soup or salad.  

Thursday:

Southwest 8oz Sirloin        $17.95

Flame broiled 8oz sirloin topped with grilled onions, green chili and tomatoes with melted jack and cheddar cheeses served over beans, fried potatoes, red or green chili with a flour tortilla.

Friday:

Fried Catfish with Hushpuppies & Fries   $10.95

Fried 8oz catfish with coleslaw, cottage fries, hushpuppies, tarter sauce & lemon.  (No soup or salad included)

 

This Week's Fishing Report

Posted June 11, 2012

 

This Week’s Fishing Report

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing is fair to good trolling white, chartreuse, chrome and fire tiger Bombers for white bass and an occasional walleye.  Good reports from the Long Point and McRae Canyon areas.  Fishing is fair using tubes, senkos, Pop Rs, jerk baits and Crank baits for largemouth and smallmouth bass.  Crappie fishing was slow but a few were taken by anglers using minnows and small jigs.  Fishing is fair using chicken liver, shrimp and stink baits for catfish.  Surface temps on the main lake are in the high 60s.

 

Caballo Lake: Fishing is fair to good trolling white crank baits, sassy shad, spinners and spinner/minnow combinations for white bass.  Fishing is fair trolling spinner/night crawler combinations, crank baits and jig-night crawler combinations for walleye.  Fishing is fair using stink baits for catfish.

 

Rio Grande River: Water flow below Elephant Butte was 1390 cfs on Monday.  Fishing below Caballo is fair using stink baits for catfish.

Many thanks to the Sentinel for this information.

What's Happenin' This Weekend

Posted June 4, 2012

SATURDAY
6/9/2012
Bass Tournament
6am-3:30pm, Elephant Butte Lake State Park
Fishing tournament sponsored by the American Bass Association. Cost: $5 day use fee. Contact: Bobby Brewster, 575-740-7320.

Action Pistol Shoot
Set up 8am; shoot 9am
Adobe Hills Shooting Range, north on Kopra to Gun Club Road, Truth or Consequences  
Pistol Action Shoot for 22-45 caliber; lead bullets only, no fmj. $5 per weapon.
Contact: Rio Vaqueros, Carol Anton, 575-744-5411, riovaqueros@gmail.com.

Sierra County Farmers' Market
8:30-11:30am, Ralph Edwards Park
South of Riverside Drive between Birch and Cedar, Truth or Consequences
See the description at 6/2/2012 and the Farmers' Market website for more information.

2nd Saturday Art Hop
6-9pm, downtown Truth or Consequences / Hot Springs Historic District

Galleries, studios, shops and restaurants are open late on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Geronimo Springs Museum will offer free admission, musical entertainment, and refreshments, while a show of paintings by Dave Barnett, "Songs of the Desert," will continue at RioBravoFineArt. For info on other openings and special events, check Art Hop's Facebook page or the MainStreet website. Contact: promotions@torcmainstreet.org.

SUNDAY
6/10/2012
2nd Sunday Poetry Reading
1pm, Black Cat Books & Coffee, 128 Broadway, Truth or Consequences
Read or listen on the 2nd Sunday of every month. Free. Contact: Rhonda Brittan, 575-894-7070.

 

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