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Great Review from Travelin' Jack

Posted July 23, 2012

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“INN-credible...that's how Travelin' Jack, Bulldog reporter rates this resort!”
5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2012NEW

Travelin' Jack, Roving Bulldog Reporter and Pet Travel Guru had his paw-socks knocked off at all the great pet-friendly attributes at this lakeside resort. Here are some of his favorite things about this hotel (and neighboring RV) resort:
1)Rooms are either lakeview or mountainview...with direct outdoor access to the lawn.
2)Spacious rooms with nice accoutrements.
3)Doggie Treat upon arrival (woo-hoo!) includes dog biscuits and potty pick-up bag
4) Lush green lawn, sandy beach area, walking paths surround the Inn.
5) Ivory Tusk Tavern (that serves great NM and American fare) has a pet-friendly outdoor patio.
6) Each room has porch area for enjoying the morning coffees, evening sunsets and chats with friendly tourist neighbors
7) Reasonable pet fees ($15 per stay for small pets, $20 for large pets)
8) Sister RV resort has (are you ready for this BIG PLUS?) a Self-Serve Dog Bath! The easy to use bath is available to all dogs, local and visiting, and is a handy state-of-the-art set up to make Fido (or in this case Travelin' Jack) spotless clean and oh-so-sweet to smell!
9) RV Resort also has smallish but nice partially shaded fenced off-leash park. There is a handy Dog Station nearby to make clean up easy.
10) Elephant Butte city has a walking/biking/dog trail directly in front of the inn. This nice walkway is paved, has shaded covered rest areas, and has Doggie stations AND WATER STATION. The water station is geared to tall people, short people...and DOGS!
11) The staff is very pet-friendly throughout the property...from welcoming Front Desk to Staff to housekeepers and grounds-keepers. The family owned pride in this property is evident. They go to great lengths to ensure a comfortable and pleasant stay for both people and pets!
12) Lobby area and even the Gift Shop are pet friendly.
13) ELEPHANT BUTTE IN EARNS TRAVELIN' JACK'S PRESTIGIOUS 5-PAWS RATING!

Room Tip: Ask for a pet-friendly room. We prefer downstairs rooms.
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Elephant Butte Lake Restocked!

Posted July 19, 2012

This week Game and Fish Department arrived at Rock Canyon and put 11,000 Black Bass into the lake...this will be great news for our fishermen!!

 

 

What to Do in Sierra County This Weekend

Posted July 16, 2012

Saturday, 7/21/2012
Bass Tournament
6am-3pm, Rock Canyon, Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Fishing tournament sponsored by Division 60 of the American Bass Anglers. Cost: $5 day use fee. Contact: Steven Higley, 575-430-7655.

Xterra Dreadmon/ Dam Site Du Youth Race
7am, Dam Site Restaurant and Marina, Elephant Butte Lake State Park

The Xterra Dreadmon is the first of two challenging (adult) triathlons taking place in the historic Elephant Butte Dam area as part of a special double event. Competitors will swim 880 yards, cycle 13.92 miles and run 3.26 miles.

The ‘Dam Site Du’ youth race is a duathlon; entrants will bicycle between 1 and 5 miles, then run between a ¼ mile and 1 mile, depending on their age group. Park entrance fees apply for spectators. Contact: HEROS Inc, Scott Kennicutt, 575-740-3929.

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! 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, 575-894-9375 or 607-227-4137, colleen@sierracountyfarmersmarket.org.

Race Day Celebration
All Day, Dam Site Restaurant, south end of Elephant Butte Lake

Meet the athletes competing in the Xterra Dreadmon and watch the kids run the Dam It Man Youth Race. Upbeat musical entertainment will be provided by the Fiesta-favorite Ska band Casual Fridays. Contact: 575-894-2073.

Sunday, 7/22/2012
Dam It Man Triathlon
7am, Dam Site Restaurant and Marina, Elephant Butte Lake State Park

The Dam It Man is the second of two demanding triathlons on this special double race weekend. A tough sprint-distance race comprised of a 400 meter swim, 12 mile bike, and a 3 mile run, it will draw top-flight athletes from across the west. Park entrance fees apply for spectators. Contact: HEROS Inc, Scott Kennicutt, 575-740-3929.

 

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

 

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