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Wednesday, June 16

Walk-in Wellness Clinic

10am-1pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

Weekly in June: reserve a slot for a half hour massage with Teina Barret by calling 760-336-9189. Other types of treatments may be added soon. Suggested donation: $25+ per half hour.

Contact: Abigail Nace, 503-997-5147,

Thursday, June 17

Thursday Night Social Ride

6pm, Meet at Rotary Park, Riverside between Wyona & Clancy,

Join in an evening pedal around town with other bike riders — just like when you were a kid! The Social Cycling group meets Thursdays at 6 for a leisurely group ride. It’s free and open to any rider, locals or travelers alike, at any level. Don’t have wheels? Rent a bike from Morning Star Outfitters. Fire pit and s’mores afterwards.

Contact: 737-217-1810, . more info

Saturday, June 19

Saturday Farmers Market

8:30-11:30am, Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside at Cedar,

The market happens Saturdays from June through October. The 2021 Farmers Market is back at Ralph Edwards Park! Find fresh seasonal produce, baked goods, prepared foods, and handmade items. Pay with EBT, DUFB, debit, or cash. Vendor spots available.

Contact: Colleen Davis, The Bountiful Alliance, 575-894-9375,

Saturday, June 19

Hillsboro’s Farm Market

10am-3pm, Farmers Market Corner, Highway 152,

The Hillsboro Farm Market happens Saturdays in season, across from the Black Range Museum on Highway 152.

Contact: Cindy Yarmal,

Saturday, July 10

Second Saturday Art Hop

6-9pm, online and downtown commercial / hot springs district,

Participating businesses include galleries, studios, shops and restaurants on Broadway, Main, and points in between. Check the Second Saturday Art Hop page on Facebook for late-breaking information.

Contact: MainStreet Truth or Consequences,

Chloride – this month’s featured escape!

Visiting Chloride is an excellent way to learn about life in the 1880s. After the discovery of Silver Chloride in 1879 and the subsequent “silver rush,” Chloride grew to a substantial town of almost 3,000 people. The town had multiple saloons, shops and hotels.

Chloride NM Doodle Dum, photo by Moshe Koenick
photo: Moshe Koenick

Today, Chloride is home to just 11 residents. Taking a walk down Wall Street, visitors will see that many of the original structures still stand. The old Pioneer Store is a museum; the “inventory” of the store, closed in 1923, remains on the shelves for us to peruse. Don’t miss a visit to the Monte Cristo Gift Shop and Gallery where you will find art and textiles hand made by local artists; be sure to visit with Linda Turner to learn about Chloride’s history and the evolution of this ghost town into an “off the beaten track” visitor destination. Don’t want to drive back to civilization quite yet? You can stay in Chloride at one of their three available cabins, or at the Apache Kid RV park.

Want to know more? Check out this New Mexico True TV segment!

Located just 40 miles west of Truth or Consequences, Chloride welcomes visitors from 10am-4pm 7 days a week. For more info call 575-743-2736.

Sierra County Recreation and Tourism
301 S. Foch, Truth or Consequences NM

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