EB Forwards SDR Activity


As has been reported, Elephant Butte City Councilors approved a series of action items during a March 29 special meeting, which affirmed the board’s decision to proceed with acquisition of the Sierra del Rio (SDR) golf course and facilities.
During the board’s April 5 regular meeting, councilors further approved a resolution (16/17 121), which formally established a new enterprise fund (597) for the golf course, and included a transfer of approximately $250,000 from the city’s general fund account.
City Clerk Treasurer Karen Rieth confirmed that request for proposal (RFP) process was underway, which was seeking potential operators for the golf course, clubhouse bar and restaurant, or a combination thereof.

Where Wild Winds Blow


While the old saying promises that March will “go out like a lamb,” it seems the old lion wasn’t quite ready to let go of the month this year. A strong storm blew through Sierra County Friday, March 31, knocking down this large tree at the T-or-C Municipal Golf Course. As the relentless spring winds rattled nerves and tested lashings throughout the area, the storm also brought some much-welcomed rain and a solid dusting of snow to higher elevations of the county.

EB Town Hall Airs Out SDR Offer


Elephant Butte city councilors were joined by a large contingent of community residents for a special town hall meeting Wednesday afternoon, March 8. Filling the city’s community center to capacity, the crowd was on hand to learn more and to share their views about a proposal, which could allow the city to acquire the Sierra del Rio (SDR) golf course.
After welcoming everyone to the session, mayor Eunice Kent offered a presentation highlighting the history and other details about the proposal from Turtleback Mountain Partners (TMP). The mayor’s presentation also examined impacts the city might realize by either accepting, or refusing the offer.

EB Considering Offer To Save SDR

Sierra Del Rio

Aside from a number of standard business items, the Elephant Butte City Council’s February 15 regular meeting focused on a sole agenda item; an offer to assume ownership of the Sierra del Rio (SDR) golf course and facilities. After hearing from community members and closing the public meeting for an extensive executive session discussion, councilors ultimately opted to postpone consideration of the proposal.

Commission Discusses Muni Course Needs

City of Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences (T-or-C) city commissioners devoted a significant portion of their October 13 meeting to a review of the municipal golf course’s current conditions and ongoing needs.
Interim course manager Terry Taylor attended the evening’s session, and in a report to the board outlined course operation as well as efforts he has taken to address a recent loss of grass on the facility’s greens and fairways…

City Orders Golf Course Pump Be Fixed

City of Truth or Consequences

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 approved a motion to initiate a work-around solution proposed by public utility board member Jeff Dornbusch.
In a previous report, it was noted that the city’s original plan was to utilize effluent wastewater for irrigation of the municipal golf course, Vista Memory Garden Cemetery and Hot Springs High School facilities…