Truth Or Consequences, NM

Homeless man charged with making threats in Sierra County

SIERRA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A homeless man is accused of making threats to the staff at the Sierra County government building. A criminal complaint states 60-year-old Tommie Rodriguez walked up to the treasurer’s window Tuesday and asked for help claiming he was robbed. Police say he got agitated when they couldn’t do anything for him […]
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New Mexico Science Teacher Receives Grant

09.23.22- Our Land Senior Producer Laura Paskus speaks with a high school science teacher from Truth or Consequences who recently received a national grant. Sergio Torres was recently recognized by the Society for Science for his work helping his students become better researchers and scientists, with a focus on addressing environmental challenges into the future.

New Mexico counties seek aid after August floods wreak havoc

This story has been updated to correct a name that was misstated. The director of the Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments is Priscilla Lucero. It was subsequently updated on Sept. 13 to include the governor's disaster declaration for Hidalgo County. CLIFF – Heavy rainfall in New Mexico's southwest caused severe damage in the counties of Hidalgo, Catron, Grant and Sierra beginning around Aug. 19 for several days. As local officials seek federal aid local lawmakers pressed...

Evaluations highlight concerns, harm at state health centers

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new evaluation of state-operated hospitals for veterans, the mentally ill and the elderly describes inadequate oversight that threatens the ability to provide quality care, including harmful conditions at a veteran’s home in Truth or Consequences. Presented Thursday to legislators, the evaluation from the Legislature’s accountability and budget office describes improvements in management of finances, marketing and tracking of clinical outcomes for patients. But the quality of patient care and oversight at the New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences in particular continues to be a point of concern. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said state officials are confident that the facility can return to compliance.

Hot Springs in Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico

Truth or Consequences is a city located in New Mexico. It is the county seat of Sierra County and had a population of 6,475 in 2010. It got its name from a radio show that featured the same name. The show was aired in the 1950s, and the town renamed itself in honor of the show. If you are a visitor to this area, consider visiting the city’s hot springs.
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People visit Elephant Butte during Labor Day weekend

ELEPHANT BUTTE, N.M. (KRQE) – With the extended holiday weekend, people are having some fun in the sun at Elephant Butte, where they are enjoying the water. “It’s family time, you know; we enjoy coming out here because the family gets together. We seem to have a very good time out here. The water’s nice, the climate is good,” says one man.

Virgin Galactic Is Building a New High-Tech Astronaut School in New Mexico

Click here to read the full article. Virgin Galactic is expanding its aerospace empire. This week, Richard Branson’s space tourism company announced it had secured land for a new astronaut campus and training facility in New Mexico. Located near Spaceport America in Sierra County, the fancy new site will be the first of its kind used exclusively by future astronauts and members of the public ahead of their spaceflight. Upon completion, the campus will include high-tech training facilities, a wellness center, a recreation room and an observatory that will offer tailored experiences. There will also be overnight accommodation and various dining options...

Virgin Galactic Secures Land for New Astronaut Campus and Training Facility

WHY IT RATES: With space tourism becoming a reality, Virgin Galactic has secured a site in New Mexico and is already designing a campus for Future Astronaut training, where soon-to-be space travelers and their guests will enjoy a signature stay ahead of their scheduled spaceflight. — Laurie Baratti, TravelPulse Associate Writer.

Governor Breaks Ground On New Mexico State Veterans’ Home In Truth Or Consequences

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham with veterans Tuesday breaking ground on new residences at the New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences. Courtesy photo. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham speaks with a veteran Tuesday during the ground breaking event for new residences at the New Mexico State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences. Courtesy photo.

Virgin Galactic space training camp

Southern New Mexico is getting a new astronaut camp built by Virgin Galactic. The new camp will be built near Spaceport America in Truth or Consequences. The new building will have training facilities, accommodations for astronauts, an observatory, and even a wellness center. The company has yet to set a...

Virgin Galactic to build astronaut campus and training facility in New Mexico

SIERRA COUNTY, N.M. — Virgin Galactic has announced they will move forward with building a new astronaut campus and training facility in Sierra County. The facility will include training facilities, accommodations, tailored experiences, an observatory, wellness center and dining options. The facility will only be available to future astronauts of Virgin Galactic and three of their guests.