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Fishing in Sierra County

Posted October 1, 2012

Elephant Butte Lake and Caballo Lake are well-known as excellent fishing destinations.  Both lakes are well-stocked with largemouth, smallmouth and striped bass, channel catfish, walleye, crappie and trout.  Anglers enjoy successful catches throughout the year.  There are several local private fishing guide services available.  They provide full day and half day fishing trips on Elephant Butte Lake.  For information on fishing licenses, contact the Elephant Butte Lake State Park at 575-744-5923 or 1-888-99-BUTTE.  www.wildlife.state.nm.us

Hamilton Military Museum

Posted September 24, 2012

Dedicated in November 2009, the Hamilton Military Museum is located at Veterans Memorial Park, next to the Vietnam War Memorial replica and Walk of Education in T or C, NM.

Through the generous donations of men and women who have served and their families in the armed forces, this museum and its contents are a living memorial and history of our country and the dedication of those who served. This is their story. Many rare and educational exhibits may be found within the museum: historic war displays range from a military button collection to Buffalo Soldier memorabilia, and there’s a special focus on local heroes.

Displays are continually being updated and expanded.

Veterans Memorial Park in T or C

Posted September 20, 2012

Veterans Memorial Park (996 S. Broadway in T or C) is the permanent home of a half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall. After touring the U.S. and Ireland it was installed here and dedicated November 8, 2003. The Wall is inscribed with 58,220 names of men and women who gave their lives for America during the Vietnam War. The Walk of Education, a concrete walkway in the shape of a 5-pointed star, features plaques for each of the wars in which our country has fought. Toward the back of the park is a Columbarium. This structure has room for the cremains of individuals and their spouses who have fought for this country.

 

Sierra County...A Great Place to Visit

Posted September 16, 2012

 Geronimo Springs Museum is located in downtown Truth or Consequences. The museum has numerous displays on the history of Sierra County from prehistoric times to the present day. After browsing the colorful gift shop and well-stocked book store, enter the room featuring both mastodan and mammoth skulls found in the county. There are also displays of fossils, rocks and minerals of the area.
Continue on to rooms featuring Apache history, Hispanic heritage, farming and ranching in the areas as well as early history of Sierra County and the hot mineral springs of the area. There are large displays of arrowheads, military dress and equipment, and early settlers.
The Da-whe (Zuni for all kinds of pottery) is a very special room displaying a world class pottery collection including Mimbres, Tularosa, Alma and Hohokam pottery. Many other Native American artifacts like tools, jewelry and effigies are on display. There is an authentic miner's log cabin that was brought ffrom the Gila National Forest.
The Ralph Edwards Room tells the story of how the city came to be called Truth or Consequences. See memorabilia and information on annual Fiestas, photographs of Hollywood personalities who have attended Fiestas and videos of old Truth or Consequences game shows.
Adjacent to the museum is the colorful Las Palomas Plaza at Geronimo springs. This amazing ceramic sculpture, created by New Mexico artist Shel Neymark, commemorates where Native Americans and cowboys came to bathe in the hot mineral water. The plaza features waterfalls and troughs through which the hot mineral water flows.

 

Upcoming Events in Sierra County

Posted September 15, 2012

9/21/2012
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.

9/22/2012
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

 

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