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4-Day AKC Dog Show October 11-14
in Truth or Consequences

AKC Dog Show in Truth or Consequences

Are you a cynophilist? (That’s a fancy word for dog enthusiast.) If so, then you won’t want to miss the AKC Dog Show happening in Truth or Consequences in mid-October!

Pickamania 2018 in Kingston NM

music pavilion at the Black Range Lodge

Pickamania — a weekend-long showcase of live music set in Kingston New Mexico, has evolved from its origins as a backyard party hosted in a garlic shed into a festival celebrating the love of acoustic music of all genres.

Hiking at Elephant Butte’s West Lakeshore Trail

hiking path at Elephant Butte Lake, New Mexico

West Lakeshore Trail, 5 miles from Truth or Consequences, hugs the western shoreline of Elephant Butte Lake, spanning a 12-mile stretch of scenic desert landscape.

Get Outdoors and Onto the Water!

Kayak rental

Memorial Day Weekend is nearly here! The weather is hotter’n blazes in southern New Mexico, but fortunately, there is a lot of cool refreshing water (2 lakes, the Rio Grande) just waiting for you to enjoy it!

Kayak Fishing Tournament May 19-21

Kayak Fishing Tournament

This catch-photo-release tournament is open to any non-motorized watercraft—canoe, kayak, rowboat, etc. Prize categories include largest & smallest largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye.

Fishstock II

Elephant Butte Lake stocked with black bass

Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Fish & Game, and a team of volunteers introduced approximately 40,000 fish into the waters of the reservoir on August 13 2015.

BIG 4th of July 2015 Weekend in Elephant Butte New Mexico!

July 4 at Elephant Butte Lake

Fourth of July 2015 at Elephant Butte Lake will include a Sand Castle Building Contest, RV & Boat Show, and the big Fireworks Show.

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.

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.

Fourth of July Weekend = Fireworks and Fun on the Water

2014 fireworks at Elephant Butte Lake

This is one of the best traditions in the county! And there are no bad seats. Come to Elephant Butte Lake on July 5 for the giant FIREWORKS SHOW that begins around 9pm. The (nominal, in any event) park fee is waived after 6pm for folks coming in to see the show. And if there’s […]

June 14 Weekend: Celebrate Flag Day at Elephant Butte Lake

Patriotic Flip Flops for Flag Day at Elephant Bute

Big weekend happenings are coming up mid-June, when Elephant Butte – a city that is working to achieve status as Most Patriotic City in the nation – celebrates Flag Day! (Check out their new website for all kinds of info!) On Saturday June 14, a Flag Day Parade along Highway 195, Elephant Butte’s main thoroughfare, will […]

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.

Labor Day Sunday at Winding Roads Park

boats on Elephant Butte Lake

Labor Day Weekend at the lake, old geezer style. No racing motors (except from afar), just a quiet park, wildlife and great views – the perfect staycationette.

Middle Percha Creek Flooding on August 4 (Filmed in Kingston NM)

middle Percha Creek flooding near Kingston

In the aftermath of the Silver Fire, there was concern that Hillsboro could flood. Turns out there was a flood but it didn’t get as far as Hillsboro. This video footage was submitted by Catherine Wanek of the Black Range Lodge.

Lots to Do at Elephant Butte Lake

video: Elephant Butte Water Activities

Boat, float, swim, splash, fish, sunbathe, build a sand castle, relax.

May 11 – International Migratory Bird Day!

Two Egrets at Elephant Butte Lake

In Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” Suzanne Pleshette gazed at the sky and asked “won’t they ever stop migrating?” The answer is no.

Isabelle Court – Welcoming Guests to the Geronimo Trail Visitor Center

Isabelle Court, an asset to the Geronimo Trail Visitor Center

Visitor Center employee Isabel Court goes the extra mile.

Veterans Day Car Show and Run For The Wall

Best car show in the state, y’all.

Paragliding at Elephant Butte Lake

paraglider in training

Imagine, if you can, soaring high over the lake while wearing your own pair of wings.

Elephant Butte Lake – Campfires Allowed!

campfires allowed 100' from the water at Elephant Butte & Caballo Lakes

Always a good idea to check with park rangers before building a fire, of course.