Commission To Honor Tafoya

City of Truth or Consequences

In response to a formal request from local resident Barry F. Stout during their February 9 regular meeting, the Truth or Consequences City Commission unanimously approved a motion to name the former National Guard Armory in honor of the late Rafael “Lee” Tafoya. Commissioner Kathy Clark entered the motion, which emphasized that the building would carry Tafoya’s name in perpetuity, throughout whatever use might be designated for the facility in future years.
During the board’s January 26 session, local resident Ivan Padilla read Stout’s written request into the record and expressed his personal support of the initiative. The letter emphasized Tafoya’s heartfelt association with the local National Guard unit and long service to the community as volunteer firefighter, friend and neighbor…