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Hot Springs Festival 9/24/11

Posted September 17, 2011

In 1914 the town of Palomas Hot Springs formally changed its name to Hot Springs. To celebrate its history as a hot springs destination for almost 100 years, the City of Truth or Consequences, MainStreet Truth or Consequences, and the Historic Hot Springs District will host a street fair-style block party featuring live music, vendors, tours of the town's commercial hot spring spas, and an opportunity to dangle your toes in our famous hot mineral springs.

Musical lineup includes Jaylah Danielle, Casual Fridays, Sin Serenade, and The Yarborough Band. Most events are free. See the website or MainStreet's Facebook page for more information.

Contact: Steve Buckley, 575-740-2794, manager@torcmainstreet.org.

Rio Grande Sailing Club 1st Fall Series Race

Posted September 17, 2011

9/24/2011 - 9/25/2011  10am-5pm, Elephant Butte Lake. Standard park entrance fees apply. For information see the RGSC website or contact the Rio Grande Sailing Club, Pat Byrnes, 866-834-3697, husker@valornet.com.


Free Fishing Day on 9/24/11

Posted September 17, 2011

Free Fishing Day
All day at Elephant Butte Lake, Caballo Lake and the Rio Grande River.

Anglers of all ages - residents or nonresidents - can fish without a license, stamp or validation twice a year. All other fishing rules apply.

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

Dinner / Fundraiser Sponsored by The Women of the Moose

Posted September 16, 2011


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 us for dinner and find out what SCCA is all about and meet the folks who "Care, Share, and Give Back to our Community." $7 per person. Contact: Steph Ross, 575-894-8941, srfoxie@gmail.com.  The Sierra County Cancer Assistance is a wonderful group of people who worked so hard to get this organization up and running.  Several times a week, volunteers drive friends to Las Cruces and Albuquerque for chemo treatments and doctors appointments.  This event is for a wonderful cause.cool


Itinerary for the Women's Retreat, October 28 - 29, 2011

Posted September 11, 2011

Friday, October 28th:

6:30 pm   Registration & Refreshments (cookies & coffee)

7:00 pm   Welcome, Announcements, & Prayer

7:10pm    Worship Music

7:25pm    Introduction of Speakers

7:30pm    Message

8:50pm    Door Prizes & Love Offering

9:00pm    Closing Prayer

Saturday, October 29th  

8:00am   Breakfast (assorted pastries, scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit & beverages)

8:45am   Welcome, Announcements & Prayer

8:50am   Worship Music

9:00am   Message

10:15am  Break, Door Prizes

10:30am  Special Music

10:35am  Message

11:20am  Friendship Circle

12:00pm  Prayer & Lunch

1:00pm   Craft Session, Games or Hiking

2:15pm   Snacks (dessert, popcorn)

2:30pm   Door Prizes

2:40pm   Love Offering, Worship & Prayer

2:50pm   Message

3:50pm   Recap & Closing Prayer

Contact us by phone, 744-5431 or email liz@elephantbutteinn.com or fax us 744-5044 for a registration form.

Next Weekend, 9/9 -9/11 at the Butte

Posted September 3, 2011

Next weekend is going to be a blast at the Butte!  It's the weekend of the 4th Annual Elephant Days..in celebration of Elephant Butte becoming New Mexico's newest city. Events kick off Friday afternoon with quilt, woodworkers and woodcarvers shows opening at 3pm.  A parade at 11am Saturday morning kicks off a day of fun, food, vendors.  The Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta is happening right next door at the state park.  You can download a schedule of events for the entire weekend : http://elephantbuttechamberofcommerce.com/ebcc_annual_celebration.html

Going on at the same time: Catch and Release Bass Tournament..starts at safe light - 3pm on Saturday and from safe light to 1pm Sunday.  Weigh in is at Marina del Sur on the south side of the Boat Ramp.  Park entrance fees apply.  Contact Tim LeMaster at 505-994-1424 for more information.

And don't forget:  Kids like to fish too!  Saturday, the 10th will feature the annual C.A.S.T. for Kids Fishing Tournament.  This tournament began in 1991 and unites volunteers who love to fish with disabled and disacbantaged children for a day of fishing in the outdoors.  Standard park entrance fees apply for spectators.  Contact Chris Bolen, 575-744-5923 for more information.

Still haven't found the right event for you? Check out the Drag Boat Races from 8 - 4 in Hot Springs Cove.  Pay the standard park entrance fee to watch drag boats racing on the lake.  Contact Ray Vickers at  575-740-0341.

You'd rather be golfing??  The T or C Municipal Golf Course will have the 2nd Saturday Golf Event starting at10am.  Pay greens fees plus $20.00 to play for prizes.  Contact Howie Tucker at 575-894-2603 or email him at howieprodog@yahoo.com

The Sierra County Farmers' Market will also be in the Ralph Edwards Psark from 8:30 - 11:30...We also have an Action Pistol Shoot at the Adobe Hills Shooting Range..set up at 8am..shoot at 9am..the shoot is for 22-45 caliber, lead bullets only.  Contact Carol Anton at 575-744-5411 or email her at riovaqueros@gmail.com

Wow...we're still not through.  The Rio Grande Sailing Club will have events and races all weekend from 10am - 5pm...even if you don't sail, it is beautiful to watch these boats in action.  Contact Pat Byrnes, 866-834-3697, husker@valornet.com

At Caballo Lake State Park Visitor Center will be special Ranger Presentation:  Adobe Construction.    Join Park Ranger Larry Herrera and learn how to make adobe bricks and structures.  Free with a valid park pass.  Contact Salvador Gonzales, 575-743-3942, salvador.gonzalez1@state.nm.

Again...we're still not through....On Hot Springs Landing, 509 Bass Road...enjoy a Trunk Show at Grasshopper Silk's Autumn Open Studio, owned by Sandy Hopper.  See her latest silk creations..'One of One' hand dyed silk event wear, colorful scarves and shawls, and beautiful floating meditation panels.  Enjoy lovely views of Elephant Butte Lake and light refreshments while you visit with the artist.  Grasshopper Silk Studio is part of the New Mexico Fiber Arts Trail.  Visitors are always welcome; the studio is handicap accessible.  Contact Sandra Hopper, 575-740-4958, ant@grasshoppersilk.com

Head downtown to T or C for the September Art Hop from 6 -9pm on the 10th.  Galleries, studios, shops and restaurants are open late!  September's special Hop events include Jessica Colby signing hernew book of poetry plus new paintings by Celeste Rich at Celestial Creations.  Contact promotions@torcmainstreet.org

Can  you believe people say there is nothing to do here if the weather is bad and they can't go on the lake??  cool

Make Us Your Football Headquarters!

Posted August 27, 2011

Make the Ivory Tavern your NFL Football headquarters on the weekends! Cool drinks, great snacks and food and two large-screen TV's...bring your friends...have a "tavern-gate" party with us!

We have Pet Friendly Rooms!

Posted August 27, 2011

Pet Friendly Rooms

The Elephant Butte Inn welcomes our Guests with Pets! We have special rooms set aside for our furry friends so please be sure to let the front desk know that you have brought your pet. There is a one-time charge for your pet: $15.00 for small pets and $20.00 for large pets. We charge $75.00 for any unregistered pets. laugh

This Week's Fishing Report

Posted August 13, 2011

Elephant Butte Lake:  White Bass continue to be very good early in the mornings and evenings with sassy shad lures.  Walleye fishing is slow to fair with jogs and crank baits.  Striped bass, averaging 30 inches, are reported as fair in the deep channel north of the dam.
Caballo Lake:  Fishing remains the same at fair to good.  Water levels are coming up and the lake is near normal level.  White bass are being caught with white and candy apple red bombers.  Crappie and walleye are reported as good when using shad.  A few large catfish have been taken with chicken liver or stink bait.
Rio Grande River: The flow is 125 cfs below Elephant Butte Dam. Catfish are fair using worms, liver or stink bait.  cool

Amazing Candles in the Gift Store

Posted August 7, 2011

We have the most amazing candles for sale in our Gift Store..they are pure and naturally blended...Aroma Naturals is the specific line.  These are pure plant & flower aromas.  They enhance your well being, lift your spirits and comfort the mind all while decorating your favorite room or work environment.  They are made in small batches to ensure quality and to protect the integrity of each aroma.  Live well and celebrate with  natural candles that refresh your space.  There are many different aromas...Ambience is my favorite:  orange & lemongrass..yummy!  You can get the large 3" x 3.5" pillar for only $14.00 or the smaller 2.5" x 4" pillar for only $8.00cool


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