GPK Media https://gpkmedia.com News for Truth or Consequences, Elephant Butte, and all of Sierra County New Mexico Mon, 22 May 2017 22:36:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 School Board Votes Against 4 Day Week https://gpkmedia.com/school-board-votes-4-day-week/ Thu, 18 May 2017 17:46:11 +0000 https://gpkmedia.com/?p=9959 You could hear a pin drop. The room was just that silent. The school board had just voted. For a full minute or more people looked around. It seemed like no one outside the board knew what had happened. Finally a couple voices spoke up. “What just happened here?” The question was amplified by stirrings from a confused audience that was not at all sure what had just been proposed and passed by the board. ...

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County Approves Retiree Health Care https://gpkmedia.com/county-approves-retiree-health-care/ Thu, 18 May 2017 17:46:00 +0000 https://gpkmedia.com/?p=9960 With a unanimous vote May 17, Sierra County Commissioners approved Ordinance #17-011 establishing a Retiree Health Care Act. With this action, the commission assured county employees, retirees, spouses and their dependants would begin receiving the added benefits and security July 1....

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Village Welcomes New Trustees https://gpkmedia.com/village-welcomes-new-trustees/ Thu, 18 May 2017 17:41:46 +0000 https://gpkmedia.com/?p=9963 After formally accepting the resignation of Trustee Wanpen Root during their May 11 regular meeting, the Village of Williamsburg Board of Trustees turned their attention to two new applicants and subsequently approved the appointment of both candidates with unanimous votes....

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NMDOT Continue Date St. Focus https://gpkmedia.com/nmdot-continue-date-st-focus/ Fri, 12 May 2017 00:51:20 +0000 https://gpkmedia.com/?p=9902 New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) officials convened a public meeting at T-or-C's Hot Springs High School Wednesday, May 10 to review their most recent plans for the renovation Date Street's northern business corridor. The NMDOT effort is primarily aimed at improving the dangerous intersections at New School Road and Smith Street, but also includes other upgrade plans from Ninth Avenue northward to the H.R. Ashbaugh Drive intersection near Walmart.

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School Threats Causing Big Concern https://gpkmedia.com/school-threats-causing-big-concern/ Thu, 11 May 2017 18:45:49 +0000 https://gpkmedia.com/?p=9905 “Rumor and hear-say” of a possible planned attack on Hot Springs High School (HSHS) are said to be the cause of low attendance on Tuesday, May 9.
According to Truth or Consequences Police Chief Lee Alirez, HSHS faculty notified TCPD School Resource Officer Ted Ontiveros on May 8 of a rumor that ...

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Film Fest Kick Off https://gpkmedia.com/film-fest-kick-off/ Thu, 11 May 2017 16:48:58 +0000 https://gpkmedia.com/?p=9907 Now that everyone has had a few days to rest up from last weekend's annual Fiesta celebration, Truth or Consequences (T-or-C) officials are primed to host this weekend's annual Hot Springs Festival. This year's gathering will feature three full days of activities, music and events, centering at Healing Waters Plaza, all assembled to create a focus on healing and wellness and of course, the city's famous thermal waters.w...

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Community Loads Up For Fee Free Day https://gpkmedia.com/community-loads-fee-free-day/ Thu, 04 May 2017 18:25:41 +0000 https://gpkmedia.com/?p=9867 Truth or Consequences (T-or-C) and Sierra County residents lined up to take advantage of the city solid waste division’s free clean up day Saturday, April 29. What has become a regular seasonal offering to community members, the event provides residents an opportunity to clear out garages and properly dispose of the clutter that just seems to accumulate throughout the winter months....

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Parents Charged Over Student’s Absences https://gpkmedia.com/parents-charged-students-absences/ Thu, 04 May 2017 18:24:59 +0000 https://gpkmedia.com/?p=9866 The parents of two Truth or Consequences Middle School students will face a judge regarding their children’s’ excessive absences as the end of the school year nears. Charges of violating the compulsory school attendance policy have been filed in Sierra County Magistrate Court against Rosaura Mota, 42, of Arrey; and Dawn Farner, 41, and her husband Steve Farner, 48, both of T-or-C...

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New T-Ball Field Open https://gpkmedia.com/new-t-ball-field-open/ Thu, 04 May 2017 18:24:49 +0000 https://gpkmedia.com/?p=9865 T-or-C City Manager and Rotary Club President Juan Fuentes presided over the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new T-Ball field at Louis Armijo Sports Complex during Sierra County Little League’s opening day, Monday, May 1. The Elephant Butte and T-or-C Rotary Clubs helpped fund the expansion of the field, including the construction of dugouts and safety rails along the fencing.

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Animal Shelter Funds Green Lighted By FDA https://gpkmedia.com/animal-shelter-funds-green-lighted-fda/ Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:42:53 +0000 https://gpkmedia.com/?p=9830 Late Wednesday afternoon, April 26, Truth or Consequences (T-or-C) city manager Juan Fuentes confirmed that officials with the New Mexico Department of Finance Administration (DFA) have green-lighted the long anticipated community animal shelter project.
Prior to the notification, T-or-C officials were poised to move forward with construction, but were forced into a holding pattern when state authorities initiated a temporary funding freeze amid ongoing budget concerns...

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