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A Glimpse into History: The Sierra County Advocate, 1907

Sierra County Advocate 1907

We enjoyed seeing a few pages from the Sierra County Advocate’s April 19, 1907 issue. That’s more than 110 years ago!

Elephant Butte Dam Centennial Celebration
October 7-22, 2016

Elephant Butte Dam during construction

When Elephant Butte Dam was completed in 1916, it was an engineering wonder, the largest facility of its kind in the world.

Truth or Consequences Centennial Celebration

Truth or Consequences Centennial 2016

A lively schedule of events is planned for a Centennial Celebration to be held June 10-12.

November 19, 1983: “Stephen King Day” in T or C

stephenkingticket

Stephen King in Truth or Consequences? Yes, that happened, on November 19, 1983.

Touring Spaceport America

The Genesis sculpture outside Spaceport America

The Spaceport America tour lasts approximately 4 hours, and includes a look at the Gateway to Space, the Spaceport Operation Center, the runway, and history & information on the area.

Spaceport America Visitor Center in the Historic LBJ

Lee Belle Johnson Center

The City of Truth or Consequences, with enthusiastic support from the New Mexico Historic Preservation Office, is currently overseeing revisions to the Lee Belle Johnson Center, which is set to open in late June as an interim Spaceport America Visitor Center.

Museums & Organizations Preserve the History of Sierra County New Mexico

Geronimo Springs Museum entrance Truth or Consequences New Mexico

Two historical societies, some fabulous museums (Geronimo! Pioneer Store!) and the Kingston Spit and Whittle Club keep history alive in Sierra County.

Healthy New Year! Move into 2015 with a Walk, Run, Yoga Retreat or Healing Workshop

first day hike across Elephant Butte Dam

Sierra County rings in 2015 with Health: First Day Hikes, a Full Moon Run and 2 wellness workshops.

2014 State Architectural Tour of Truth or Consequences and Elephant Butte

post office with Boris Deutsch mural, downtown Truth or Consequences New Mexico

On October 25 2014, an Architectural Tour of Truth or Consequences and Elephant Butte will be held for members of the New Mexico Architectural Foundation.

T or C to Host 16th New Mexico Archaeology Fair October 4th

“Travel Through Time” at the 16th New Mexico Architectural Fair at Ralph Edwards Park in Truth or Consequences on October 4 from 10am-4pm.

New Mexico True TV Visits T-or-C and Chloride

New Mexico True TV in T or C

Truth or Consequences New Mexico and the nearby historic mining town of Chloride receive the New Mexico True Television treatment.

Stegomastodon Fossil: A Major Discovery at Elephant Butte Lake

Whether you’re highly adventurous or a newbie, chances are good you’ve done it at Elephant Butte Lake State Park – by “it” we mean you’ve gotten your vehicle stuck in the sand and had to dig yourself out, or get someone to help you dig out. It’s almost a rite of passage for newcomers to […]

First Day Hike at Luchini Trail and Elephant Butte Dam

First Day Hike on Elephant Butte Dam - January 1, 2014

New Years Day hikes at Elephant Butte Lake – one at Luchini Nature Trail, the other on the historic Elephant Butte Dam which has been closed to traffic since September 11, 2001.

“Common Ground” Explored by Hillsboro and Kingston Artists over Labor Day

Black Range artist David Farrell

Labor Day Weekend 2013, join artists and residents of Hillsboro and Kingston New Mexico as they celebrate Common Ground in the wake of the Silver Fire.

The Frank Winston Carriage House in Winston

Frank Winston Carriage House

If you’re in Winston, check out the old carriage house. We are pretty sure you’ve never seen anything quite like it.

A Tweet Here, A Flickr There

It’s a great story. But it wasn’t really a hospital.

Happy Belated Birthday New Mexico

2012 centennial license plate

New Mexico turned 100 years old in 2012. Happy Birthday baby!

Truth or Consequences – What’s With That Crazy Name?

Hot Springs New Mexico

Truth or Consequences, the town named after a game show, was called Hot Springs until 1950. Piping hot mineral water is still available at 10 downtown spas.

Vintage Brochure – Hot Springs New Mexico, City of Health

vintage brochure on Hot Springs New Mexico

Excerpt from the narrative: “The early Spanish settlers built a stockade here and called this place ‘Los Ojos Calientes de Las Palomas (Hot springs of the Doves).”