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October in Elephant Butte

Posted October 1, 2011

Wow...where did the summer go?  It's already time for the Sierra County Fair next weekend.  I hope you and your family are able to go to the fair and enjoy some quality time together.
 For those of you that know the LaFont family, Elias Severino LaFont Anselmo was born this week.  He is the beautiful new son of Jeff and Madeline LaFont Anselmo.  Bet you can't guess where Susie is right now, huh?

Next Sunday, the 8th is a Sunrise Regatta on the lake..the Rio Grande Sailing Club will be out in full force...it is always so beautiful to see the sailboat regattas...let's hope they have great sailing weather.
I have an exciting event to tell you about.  The Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort will be having a special "Elephant Butte Oktoberfest" on Friday, October 21st.  Bring your rig to the RV Resort and stay overnight for free!  We will have beer, brats and all the side dishes for a terrific Oktoberfest celebration.  We'll have entertainment out on the big patio...just a wonderful evening for our community. The fun starts at 4pm but you can get your rig in earlier.  The Resort is not completed yet but this weekend we had our first guests...power and water is running.  The laundry and showers are up and running.  We are stocking the store right now and plan to start building the recreation building next.  To make a reservation, just call 744-5996!
I have attached our daily lunch and dinner specials for you.
The Chamber will have its annual Casino Night here at the Inn on Saturday, October 22nd...be watching for details.
Be sure to make us your Football Headquarters...it's a lot of fun to have a group of people in the tavern cheering for their team and booing the opposition...good snacks..cold drinks..doesn't get much better than that.
Alex Rentz will be our guest massage therapist at the Ivory Spa on Sunday,10/02/11.  Alex has over 25 years experience in body work and currently teaches the massage therapy program in Northern Community College. We are delighted to have Alex working with us. Make your appointment now...744-5431...his schedule fills up fast!  If you can't make it tomorrow, he will be back the weekend of October 15th!  We'll have a great special that weekend:  Have a massage for the regular price...get a second one at half price!!  You could schedule a couples massage...one of you would be charged only half the normal rate. The couples massage could be scheduled at the same time or at different times..whatever works for you.  This deal doesn't come around very often

 October is Caramel Month and the Inn is the place to be to celebrate! For a special treat, try our Carmel Turtle Ice Cream Cake..(check out the photo on our website or Facebook..yummy!) Ice cream with a chocolate graham cracker crust, caramel topping drizzled over the top, whip cream and if you are a cheesecake lover, check out the Grand Slam Pie..it's a sophisticated snickers-like cheesecake...hints of caramel, nuggets...heaven! Don't miss your chance to treat yourself to a little piece of culinary heaven!!

Thank you for your patronage and support of the Elephant Butte Lake Resort!  cool




Elephant Man Triathlon

Posted September 25, 2011

What an amazing weekend!!  Check out our photo album on our Facebook page!

Constitution Week

Posted September 18, 2011

Did you know this is Constitution Week in America?

Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.

The law establishing the holiday was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as "Citizenship Day". In addition to renaming the holiday "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day," the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day. In May 2005, the United States Department of Education announced the enactment of this law and that it would apply to any school receiving federal funds of any kind. This holiday is not observed by granting time off work for federal employees.

When Constitution Day falls on a weekend or on another holiday, schools and other institutions observe the holiday on an adjacent weekday. This was the case in 2005, when Constitution Day was generally observed on Friday, September 16 and 2006 when the holiday was observed on Monday, September 18.

Universities and colleges nationwide have created "U.S. Constitution and Citizenship Weeks" in order to meet the requirements of the law. For example, the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) has created a celebration week that includes "Constitution Trivia Contests", distribution of free copies of the U.S. Constitution, a campus & community fair (in which volunteer and community groups can share information with students), a web page with facts and links related to the Constitution and history of the United States. MSOE has also distributed thousands of free "Presidential quote" t-shirts to all students on campus.

I got this information from wikipedia.......Enjoy the week! cool

Men Who Cook Fundraiser

Posted September 17, 2011

Men Who Cook - An Inaugural Event Sponsored by Sierra Health Care
6:30-10:30pm, Sierra Health Care, 1400 Silver, Truth or Consequences

Join men from all walks of life cooking for a cause! Guests will enjoy tasty dishes, conversation, and dancing under the stars. For ticket delivery call 575-740-3966, or purchase tickets at these locations: Bank of the Southwest (509 Broadway), Sierra Health Care (1400 Silver) or Sierra County Economic Development (400 W 4th). All proceeds will enrich the lives of seniors served by Sierra Health Care. $20 individual / $30 per couple. Contact: Marcia Weist, 575-740-3966, mweist@sierrahealthcare.com.

Elephant Man Triathlon

Posted September 17, 2011

9/24/2011 - 9/25/2011
Elephant Man Triathlon
5pm Saturday (youth race); 7 & 8am Sunday (adults), Elephant Butte Lake State ParkElephant Man Triathlon

Complete info is on the Elephant Man website. Adult contestants can compete on 1 of 2 courses - the Long Course, a combination of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike, and a 13.1 mile run, and the Short Course - a 1 mile swim, a 26.5 mile bike, and a 6 mile run. The youth race begins at 5pm on Saturday evening. Park entrance fees apply. Contact: Kori Mannon, 575-744-0055, kori@valornet.com.

Ranger Presentation: Adobe Construction

Posted September 17, 2011


1-2pm, Percha Dam State Park

Adobe is a natural building material made from sand, clay, water, and some kind of fibrous or organic material - sticks, straw, and/or manure. Adobe structures are extremely durable, have great thermal mass, and account for some of the oldest existing buildings in the world. Join Park Ranger Larry Herrera and learn how adobe bricks and structures are made. Free with valid park pass. Contact: New Mexico State Parks, Salvador Gonzalez, 575-743-3942, salvador.gonzalez1@state.nm.us.

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



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