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Sheriff’s K-9 Program Looking For Help

Sierra County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Clay Cheney considers his partner, Susie, to be one of the most important members of the law enforcement community…

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Snowy Start

The past work week began with a reminder that winter has not quite given up the ghost, surprising many of Sierra County’s residents and visitors with up to two inches of snow Monday, February 23…

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PARCC Protest Prompts Concerns

Students at Hot Springs High School have planned to walk out of classes Friday morning, February 27, in protest of mandated standardized tests. The tests are set to begin in earnest on Monday, March 2.
The student action is a move to express opposition to the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) tests…

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School Board’s Eyes On Testing

During their February 12 meeting, members of the Truth or Consequences School Board received an update regarding the district’s
preparations for the coming semester’s round of standardized student tests…

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County Opposes Wolf Program

In a unanimous vote, Sierra County Commissioners during their February 17 session approved a resolution (#103-065) establishing their opposition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Wolf Recovery Program. ..

Elephant Butte

195: What Will We Call It?

Community resident Dallas Lipscomb shared a sample street sign featuring his suggestion for the new name of Elephant Butte’s adopted portion of Highway 195…

City of Truth or Consequences

City Orders Golf Course Pump Be Fixed

As part of their February 10 regular meeting agenda, Truth or Consequences City Commissioners returned to issues surrounding the municipal golf course’s irrigation system. After considering the available options, they unanimously …

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Recognizing Centenarians

Aging and Long-Term Services Cabinet Secretary Gino Rinaldi is reminding New Mexicans that the Department recognizes anyone who is celebrating their 100th birthday with a Centenarian certificate signed by Governor Susana Martinez…

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Deserving Praise

During a special ceremony February 10, T-or-C Mayor Sandra Whitehead presented T-or-C Volunteer Fire Department Chief Paul Tooley…

Police beat

Two Arrested After High Speed Chase With Police

Truth or Consequences Police were involved in a high-speed chase on Tuesday, February 3, with a man wanted for violating his probation…

City of Truth or Consequences

City Moves Toward Contract With FST

After receiving a number of public comments during a special meeting Tuesday evening, February 3, Truth or Consequences City Commissioners unanimously approved a motion…

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Commission Hears Status Of County

Over the past two weeks Sierra County leaders have met with state legislative representatives, and are planning more visits in the days ahead…

Sierra Vista Hospital

SVH ER Project Nears Mid Point

With the pouring of foundation concrete earlier this week, construction of Sierra Vista Hospital’s (SVH) new emergency room edged toward the project’s halfway mark…

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Upscale Resort, Restaurant To Welcome Worldly Travelers

Media mogul Ted Turner is, literally, inviting the world to experience what residents in Sierra County have long cherished – the breathtaking scenery, outdoor adventure, and cultural, historical and geological wonders that are so abundant in the area…

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School Election Tuesday

Sierra County voters are encouraged to participate in the Truth or Consequences District Schools Board Election, which focuses on the 2015 School Bond Issue, on Tuesday, February 3…

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Saying Goodbye To Andy’s

Truth or Consequences residents joined with owners Andy and Susan Carr in saying goodbye to a long-standing city landmark Tuesday morning, January 20, as the former Andy and Susan’s Bar and Package was somewhat unceremoniously demolished…

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It Could Cost More To Flush

In a unanimous vote of members in attendance at the January 20 regular meeting, the Truth or Consequences Public Utility Advisory Board (PUAB) supported a recommendation calling for a ten-percent customer rate increase for municipal wastewater services…

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School Testing Poses Hurdles For Students

Among the agenda items addressed by members of the Truth or Consequences District School Board on January 15, was a brief review of recent revisions in the annual PARCC (the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) tests, which will soon be occupying the attention of area students…

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Olivas Resigns From City Commission

With this move, Olivas stated that he would no longer be able to fulfill his obligations as a member of the city commission and was therefore, “with deep sadness,” submitting his resignation…

Police beat

Police Solve Burglaries, Make More Arrests

The Truth or Consequences Police Department has continued their investigation into burglaries in the area, and just this week made two arrests solving a case, and a third arrest while investigating a suspicious vehicle…

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First Volunteer Dept. To Reach ISO Class II

New Mexico State Fire Marshal John Standefer commended T-or-C Fire Chief Paul Tooley (back) for his efforts in helping the City’s fire department to become…

Police beat

Four Arrested In Morning Raid

Joint efforts between law enforcement officers from five agencies resulted in the arrests of four individuals in Truth or Consequences Thursday morning, January 8…

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EB Councilor Stagner Resigns

During reports at the outset of the Elephant Butte City Council January 7 meeting, second term councilor Sarah Stagner formally announced her intention to resign from the board following the January 21 session…

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Developer Purchases ALCO Property

Like all business ventures, keeping a low-key profile until everything is signed and the ink dried is a good idea – but for a jobs-hungry town like Truth or Consequences…

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Affordable Solar Begins Tracking Installation

The city of Truth or Consequences has begun installation of its 1.8 MW solar tracking installation, after months of zoning…

Police beat

Chief Responds To Critics Re: Crime

In a special December 24 press conference, Truth or Consequences Police Department (TCPD) Chief Priscilla Mullins addressed a number of statements reportedly expressed through local social media outlets, which have criticized her department’s handling of recent property crimes…

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Bill Seeks To Strip Spaceport Authority Of Some Power

A bill filed ahead of the 2015 New Mexico Legislative Session seeks to repeal the state Spaceport Authority’s (SA) power to issue bonds, as well as limit the use of proceeds of the county regional spaceport gross receipts tax…

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Gross Receipts Tax Goes Up Jan. 1

With this year’s approval of the so-called ‘Hold Harmless’ bill by state legislators, and a subsequent measure by Sierra County Commissioners approving a related tax hike, area residents and businesses will see an increase in the county’s Gross Receipt Tax (GRT) rate, effective January 1, 2015…

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First Official Action

After the newly elected candidates were sworn in Friday morning, December 19, they all took a moment to join efforts in cutting the celebratory cake…

Sierra Vista Hospital

SVH Addresses Helicopter Issues, Renews Contract

As part of his report to Sierra Vista Hospital (SVH) governing board members during their regular session De-cember 17, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mike Zimmer-man announced the completion of a new contract with Tri-State CareFlight..

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A Christmas Miracle

On September 1, Labor Day, 16-year-old Dylan and his 18-year-old brother, Dakota, were driving from Hatch back to their Albuquerque home…

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Farewells Top County

The Sierra County Commis-sion’s December 17 regular session included a number of important action items and reports, but also marked the final regular meeting for outgoing Commission Chairman Walter Armijo and Commis-sioner Bobby Allen…

City of Truth or Consequences

City Ok’s Solar Assignment

Postponing a decision during their December 9 meeting, Truth or Consequences City Commissioners convened for a special session Monday morning, December 15 to address the proposed assignment of future operation and maintenance of the city’s new solar energy farm…

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Old Fashioned Christmas In T-or-C

MainStreet Truth or Consequences will be hosting the 7th Annual Old-Fashioned Christmas on Friday night, December 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. in downtown Truth or Consequences…

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Floating Lights Parade &  Luminaria Beach Walk

Lago Rico, Inc., the operator of Elephant Butte Lake’s marinas and the historic Damsite Recreation Area is pleased to announce the return of the annual Floating Lights Parade to the waters of beautiful Elephant Butte Lake on Saturday December 13 at 6:30 p.m…

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Spaceport America Requesting Op Funding

When the New Mexico Legislature convenes Jan. 21 it will decide whether taxpayers will finance another $2.5 to $4 million to cover predicted shortfalls at Spaceport America (SA), following the October crash of a Virgin Galactic (VG) rocket…

Elephant Butte

Council Moves Elephant Days

With only one more regular session set to take place before the 2015 calendar year begins, Elephant Butte City Councilors took time to review and address the city’s holiday celebrations and ever-growing event schedule during their workshop and regular meeting Wednesday afternoon, December 3…

Police beat

New Orleans Murder Trial Witness Found Hiding In T-or-C

Truth or Consequences Police Detectives worked quickly this week to take a woman into custody on an outstanding warrant from Mississippi, after learning she was wanted for writing worthless checks and needed as a material witness in a murder trial in New Orleans…

Spaceport America

Kawasaki Films International Commercial At Spaceport

Spaceport America is best known for its space launch customers like NASA, SpaceX, UP Aerospace, and Virgin Galactic…

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EB State Park Receives Exemplary Award

New Mexico State Parks honored staff, volunteers and partners during its annual awards ceremony on November 13 in Elephant Butte. A total of 21 awards were given and five retirees honored…

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Supporting Those Who Keep Profits At Home Helps Everyone

As the Christmas holiday draws closer, this community has a bittersweet reminder of why supporting local businesses is so important…

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Wolf EIS Completed

After reviewing extensive public comments, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has completed its evaluation of proposed changes to its Mexican wolf reintroduction program in Arizona and New Mexico that will allow greater flexibility to conserve one of the nation’s rarest mammals and greater responsiveness to the needs of local communities in cases of problem wolf behavior…

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A Time For Giving A Helping Hand

The recipients of the dinners were elderly or disabled which were selected by the housing authority…

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County To Purchase Property

After holding closed-door discussions before the conclusion of their regular meeting Tuesday, November 18, Sierra County Commissioners reopened the public session and approved a motion to proceed with the purchase of property and facilities at 2501 South Broadway, currently occupied by Whitehead Chevrolet…

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Locals Named Among Healthiest Families In State

The “Top Healthy Families in New Mexico” were recognized and honored at the 3rd Annual New Mexico Healthy Family Award Banquet on Monday, November 17. When measuring family outcomes, New Mexico is often on the bottom of the lists…

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Small Group Making Big Difference

A team of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members will be working with AppleTree Education Center to create space for a community arts center and mentor area youth. The group of 11 young adults arrived November 2 and will be serving here until December 14…

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Delayed Honor Well Earned

As part of the New Mexico State Veterans Home’s Veterans Day ceremony, T-or-C School District Superintendent Dr. Craig Cummins, Hot Springs High School (HSHS) Principal Patti Nesbitt, School Board President Jay Johnson and School Board member Rita Ortiz joined to present a long overdue diploma to former HSHS student Porfirio G. Shaffer…

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Teens Invited To Participate In First Maze

Sierra Health Council is hosting the first ‘Teen Maze Sierra County’ on November 14-15 at the Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth Ave., for middle school and high school aged students…

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Visitors See Area As Top Destination For Annual Travelers

Harry and Nancy Trueblood aren’t representatives of any tourist bureaus in the state – but they have the potential to bring hundreds of people to spend their time and money here…

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Business Continues At Spaceport As VG Regroups For Future

Virgin Galactic’s (VG) SpaceShipTwo rocket crash last week will delay the launch of the space tourism business here until a new rocket can be completed – while other commercial and industrial space ventures at Spaceport America continue…

Sierra Vista Hospital

SVH Audit Shows Improvement

During their regular session Wednesday, November 5, Sierra Vista Hospital (SVH) Governing Board members were assured the facility is on-track toward a long stated goal of operational self-sufficiency. ..

Spaceport America

Thursday’s Launch  Becomes Third For NASA

New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) officials announced the launch this week of the third NASA “Flight Opportunities Program” rocket from Spaceport America…

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90-Million-Year-Old Turtle Discovered

In a second major archeological find for Sierra County this year, a Truth or Consequences man has found a 90-million-year-old fossilized turtle…

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Local Horse Earns Superior Race Horse Status Award

Mr. Taka B has earned his “Superior Race Horse Status Award,” an achievement that is very hard to come by…