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This Week's Fishing Report

Posted April 14, 2012

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing is good using grubs, minnows, crank baits, spinners and jerk baits for white bass. The best reports come from anglers fishing in the McRae Canyon area, the east end of Long Point and near the Black Bluffs. Fishing is fair using minnows and jigs for crappie. Fishing is fair using jerk baits, crank baits and spinner baits in less than 10 feet of water for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing is fair-to-good using chicken liver and stink bait for catfish. No reports on other species. Surface temps on the main lake range from high 50s to mid 60s.

Caballo Lake:Walleye fishing is good using crank baits, minnows, jerk baits and bottom bouncer/night crawler rigs. Fishing for white bass is good using grubs, crank baits and minnows. Fishing was fair-to-good using dough bait, worms and chicken liver for catfish. This water is murky.

Rio Grande River: Water flow below Elephant Butte is 1,110 cfs. Fishing is fair using white grubs for walleye and a few white bass. Fishing is fair using worms for trout. Water is also being released from Caballo Lake downstream at the rate of 1,400 cfs.

What to Do in Sierra County This Weekend

Posted April 14, 2012

4/15/2012  TorC Community Chorus Spring Concert, "A Celebration of the Night"5:00 pm, Lee Belle Johnson Senior Recreation Center, 301 Foch Street, Truth or Consequences"A Celebration of the Night" will include songs "All Through the Night," "I Could Have Danced All Night," a medley from "The Phantom of the Opera," "Some Enchanted Evening" and "The Gandy Dancers Ball." Solo artists will also perform. Joe Mac Donald, director, Doris Dawkins piano. Cost: $6 adults, $4 for 12 and under.Contact: T or C Community Chorus, Lee Sonne, 575-740-0786, leeandherbass@hotmail.com.

4/15/2012  Centennial Family Reception Featuring the Torres Family  2pm, Geronimo Springs Museum, 211 Main, Truth or Consequences  A brief presentation will open the festivities, with a large number of displays following. Open to the public. No charge.Contact: Geronimo Springs Museum, Marilyn Pope, 575-894-6600, info@geronimospringsmuseum.com.http://geronimospringsmuseum.com

4/15/2012 - 12/16/2012  Cowboy Action Shooting  9:00am-1:30pm, Elephant Butte - call for directions  Monthly Cowboy Action Shooting, 1st,3rd,& 5th Sundays. SASS afficialited Monticello Range Riders.We are a none proffit shooting club,open to new members, Juniors,men,ladies,& seniors,all ages & gender.All of our costume gear clothing etc. is period correct,to category chosen. All firearms shoot low power Amo. There is SAFETY rules involved keeping the event safe for shooters & spectors alike. More info, www.sassnet.com  Total SASS club is over 100,000 members strong. Happy Trails J.W.BrockeyContact: Monticello Range Riders, J.W. Brockey, 575 744 4484, buz7@windstream.net.http://monticellorangeriders.com

4/21/2012 - 4/22/2012   3rd Spring Series Race  10am-5pm, Elephant Butte LakeSailboat race/regatta. Please contact the sponsor for information.Contact: Rio Grande Yacht Club, Dick Alexander, 970-946-9118.

4/22/2012The Fort Bayard Story, 1866-1899 2pm, Hillsboro Community Center, Elenora Street, Hillsboro  Neta Pope and Andrea Jaquez, award-winning authors of the book "The Fort Bayard Story, 1866-1899," will appear at the Hillsboro Community Center for a presentation and book signing. "The Fort Bayard Story" is this year's winner of the Gaspar Perez de Villagra Award, which is offered by the Historical Society of New Mexico (HSNM) for an outstanding publication in the field of history. Sponsored by the Hillsboro Historical Society Cost: free, donations welcome. Contact: Hillsboro Community Center, Max Yeh, 575.895.3300, maxyeh@windstream.net.http://www.SierraCountyEvents.com/flyer/FortBayardBookSigning.pdf


 

NM Centennial - Weathering the Storm Pt. 3

Posted April 2, 2012

Los Conchas Fire of 2011

A downed powerline in the Jemez Mountains in late June sparked what became the largest fire in state history.  It charred 158,000 acres and destroyed 63 residences on Cochiti Mesa and surrounding communities.

No houses burned in Los Alamos, but the town and national lab were evacuated for the second time in 11 years.

Floods brought on by the monsoon season further devastated canyons scorched by Las Conchas, and it will take years for the forest terrain to recover.  The one-two punch also devastated much of the popular Dixon's Apple Orchard.

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


Fun Easter Facts

Posted April 2, 2012

* Americans spend more than $2 billion on Easter candy annually

* 90 million chocolate bunnies are produced each year (76% of people eat the ears first...ouch!)

*Marshmallow Peeps are the most popular nonchocolate treat

NM Centennial - Weathering the Storm Pt. 2

Posted March 16, 2012

Hatch Flood of 2006:  In August 2006 heavy rains breached an arroyo north of Hatch.  More than 3 inches of rain fell in less than three hours on the already saturated Hatch Valley in southern New Mexico, forcing evacuations as far south as Rincon and closing all roads into Hatch.  Water was reported to be chest high.
About a week later, the arroyo overflowed again.
About 400 homes were affected by the flooding, according to new reports, and many farmers were not able to harvest their late summer chile crops because their fields were too muddy.  About half the year's crop was lost.
More "Weathering the Storm" later.
Thanks to "New Mexico, 100 Years of Statehood" published by the Albuquerque Journal for this information.

New Elephant Butte Lake Shirts

Posted March 16, 2012

Stop in across the street at Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort and pick out your favorite T-shirt showing your love for Elephant Butte Lake.  They're only $15 and $20 and they are going fast so stop by today and claim your favorite!!

Doctor's Professional Foot Therapy...

Posted March 15, 2012

...is a line of foot products formulated by Doctor Kenneth B. Rehm to help manage skin and nail problems common to the diabetic foot.  They have been clinically tested with patients at the Diabetic Foot and Wound Treatment Center in San Diego, California...Elephant Butte Spa carries this line in our Gift Shop.

We have the ToesEase Foot & Nail Cleanser (50 ready pads).  This formulation is specifically designed to loosen fungus, bacteria, and debris from the skin and nails so they can be cleaned more efficiently.  ToesEase also soothes and softens the skin, nails, and cuticles for more effective skin and nail management and safer, easier trimming of the toenails.  Key ingredients include Tea Tree Oil, Garlic Extract and Oil of Oregano.

We have the ToeSoak Foot Shampoo which is a wonderful addition to the diabetic foot care regime.  This soothing, relaxing and cleansing formula may be used as a foot soak or in the bath or shower to aid in cleansing and exfoliating dry skin.  Great for those who can't reach their feet...the Key ingreadients include: Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Concentrate, Tea Tree Oil, Dead Sea Salt, Oil of oregano and Garlic Extract.

An excellent companion to these products would be SheaTerra for Dry Skin.  This product includes time tested ingredients for relief of extremely dry skin....100% natural.

We also have Dr. Rehm's Original Foot Log which is designed for simple use.  Sit down, relax, and roll the foot log back and forth under your feet.  Try it both barefoot and with stockings:  you will notice different sensations.  This includes a 64 page book on Foot Pain. 

NM Centennial -Weathering the Storm

Posted March 8, 2012

Compared with the tornado ravaged Midwest, the earthquake- and tsunami- prone West Coast and the hurricane battered Gulf, New Mexico has been dealt a pretty fair hand when it comes to natural disasters.

San Marcial Flood of 1929: This was the last flood the village of San Marcial, south of Socorro, could take.  Previous floods had devastated this stretch of river but the 1929 flood wiped out San Marcial.

The old village at its peak had more than 1,000 residents, a Harvey House hotel, a railroad yard and farms.  The town had been destroyed in 1866 and rebuilt.  Flooding struck again in 1920 and 1921.

On August 10,11,and 12 of 1929, heavy rains in Socorro County swelled the Rio Grande River.  By August 12, the river had spilled its banks at San Acacia and flowed toward Socorro.

The flood destroyed crops and homes, and San Marcial was never repaired or repopulated.

Another round of heavy rains at the end of September caused the river to spill over its banks and flood the town again.  That flood destroyed railroad tracks and the road that led to and from the town.  The waters couldn't drain, and stayed stagnant over the winter according to historical reports.

More "Weathering the Storm" later.

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

Gentleman Jack & Cranberry

Posted March 8, 2012

The next time you are in the Ivory Tusk Tavern, be sure to ask for Gentleman Jack & Cranberry.  This cocktail is made with Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Chambord Raspberry Liqueur and Cranberry Juice!!

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Bass Tournament, Weekend of March 17th

Posted March 8, 2012

It's time for bass tournaments again!!  St. Patrick's Day weekend the Duke City Bass Bums will have a tournament from safe light to 3pm.  Weigh in is at Marina del Sur.  Catch and release cool

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