Ballfield Revamp Urged


After reaffirming a long-standing need to fully renovate and re-seed the Louis Armijo Sports Complex’s (LASC) “C-Field,” members of the Truth or Consequences (T-or-C) Parks and Recreation Board agreed to re-quest movement on the project February 5.
During his regular report covering department activity and needs, Parks and Recreation Manager O.J. Hechler said he had purchased grass seed and was looking to the board for direction as to when a proper effort might be initiated.
Hechler said the reseeding would require play to be suspended on the C-Field for a considerable amount of time. Offering an estimate, he told the board he felt it would take a minimum of two to three months to successfully accomplish. However, Hechler indicated a three-month period was more likely.

Soccer Field On Target For 2018


During their regular meeting November 6, Truth or Consequences’ (T-or-C) parks and recreation advisory board members learned that efforts to complete the Louis Armijo Sports Complex soccer field were poised to begin. Since an earnest start earlier this year, this project has been on hold awaiting delivery of irrigation components and working through contractor scheduling issues.
Sierra County Youth Soccer Organization (SCYSO) president Rene Guaderrama was on hand for the evening’s session and reported contractors would resume installation of the field’s irrigation system within the coming days. He said this aspect of the project was expected to be completed by the end of November, which would allow the field to be worked and prepared for seeding in the spring.
If all goes as planned, Guaderrama said he would expect play to begin on the new field in the fall of 2018.
When completed, the new soccer fields will provide local youngsters with a dedicated facility for future play. Passing this milestone will also free up access to the sports complex baseball fields.

Park, Rec Discuss Upgrades

City of Truth or Consequences

With city manager Juan Fuentes on hand, The Truth or Consequences (T-or-C) Parks and Recreation Advisory Board utilized their October 2 regular meeting to review ongoing projects and to discuss plans to upgrade the Louis Armijo Sports Complex’s (LASC) softball field.
Offering a brief update on the J.A. Hodges municipal swimming pool, the city manager said efforts were underway to obtain specific quotes for a much-discussed resurfacing project. He said grants/projects coordinator Traci Burnett was in the process of securing estimates and stressed the present goal was to have firm cost projections in hand before the upcoming October 11 city commission meeting.