SIERRA COUNTY GOVERNMENT

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Are you thinking about moving to Sierra County? We are located in southern New Mexico on the northern-most edge of the Chihuahuan desert. The Rio Grande dissects the county from north to south.

Our County Seat, Truth or Consequences, is located 148 miles due south of Albuquerque, NM, and 119 miles north of El Paso, TX.

There are three official municipalities in the county - Truth or Consequences, Elephant Butte, and Williamsburg - as well as several historic and picturesque small towns.

Elephant Butte is home to the largest body of water in the state. A second lake, Caballo, is located further sount. And we are proud to have three State Parks in the county!

Two Chambers serve area businesses: Truth or Consequences / Sierra County Chamber of Commerce, and the Elephant Butte Chamber of Commerce. An active Mainstreet program hosts events and works to beautify “T or C,” as it's referred to by locals.

Outdoor activities include rock hounding or hiking in the desert, camping and exploring the wilderness, and soaking in one of the 11 hot spring facilities in Truth or Consequences. See more activities here.

Retail businesses include everything from appliances to hand-made items. A complete list of Sierra County businesses on the Tourism site.

Government

Sierra County Government
855 Van Patten
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-6215

Elephant Butte City Government
103 Water
Elephant Butte NM 87935
575-744-4892

Truth or Consequences City Government
505 Sims
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-6673

Village of Williamsburg
309 Veater Rd. PO Box 150
Williamsburg NM 87942
575-894-6385

Schools

T or C Elementary School
1500 N. Silver
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-8360

T or C Middle School
1802 Pershing St.
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-8380

Hot Springs High School
1801 Pershing St.
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-8350

WNMU Western University
(also known as Gardner Learning Center)
601 Sunset
Williamsburg NM 87942
575-894-9050

Manzano Christian School
K-12
1300 S. Broadway
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-5646

Day Care

Appletree Education Center
Pre-K to 5 years old
1300 S. Broadway
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-5646

Head Start
1407 E. Sixth
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
(575) 894-1056

Utilities

Phone / Internet:
Windstream Communications
TDS
FastWave

Cable TV:

DirectTV
Dish Network
TDS

Water, Sewer, Trash:

City of Truth or Consequences Utility Department
505 Sims
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-6939

Electric:

Sierra Electric Cooperative, Inc
610 Hwy 195
Elephant Butte NM 87935
575-744-5231

Natural Gas:

New Mexico Gas Company
P.O. Box 97500
Albuquerque NM 87199
888-664-2726

Propane:

Cortez Gas
415 E Third Ave.
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-2433

Medical

Sierra Vista Hospital
800 E. 9th Avenue
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-2111

Sierra County Rural Health Clinic
800 E. 9th Avenue
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-3221

Ben Archer Health Center
1960 N. Date Street
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-7662

Dr. Basel Aswad
612 N. Date Street
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-0025

Dental:

Ben Archer Health Center
1960 N. Date Street
Truth or Consequences NM 87901

MH Felts, General Dentistry
800 N. Cedar
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-7711

Veterinarian:

Sierra Veterinary Services LLC
1607 N. Date Street
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-6773

Public Safety

T or C Police Department
507 McAdoo St.
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-1185

T or C Fire Department
310 E. Ninth Ave.
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-2132

Sierra County Sheriff's Office
2501 S. Broadway
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-9150

Financial

Bank of the Southwest
509 Broadway
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-7171

Bank of the Southwest

501 Highway 195
Elephant Butte NM 87935
575-744-5593

BBVA Compass Bank

210 Main Ave
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-3075

Citizen’s Bank of Las Cruces

1920 N. Date
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-0820

First Savings Bank

915 N. Date
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-7148

White Sands Federal Credit Union

1914 N. Date
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-1411

Groceries

Baquera‘s Grocery
13716 N. Highway 187 87930
Arrey NM
575-267-9276

Bullock’s 630 N. Broadway
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-6622

Walmart Supercenter 2001 H.R. Ashbaugh Drive
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-0343

Winston General Store
Highway 52 at Broadway
Winston NM 87943
575-743-6915

Sierra County Farmer’s Market
(8:30–11:30am Saturdays, Memorial Day weekend through Halloween)
Ralph Edwards Park
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-9375

Religion

Central Christian Church
808 Fir St.
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-2890

Church at the Butte
516 NM-195
Elephant Butte NM 87935
575-744-4487

Church of Christ
1500 E Third Ave.
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-3410

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
200 W 6th Ave.
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-7917

Church of the Nazarene
220 W 5th Ave.
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-3755

Desert Springs Lutheran Church
1685 Caballo Rd.
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
575-740-4214

Episcopal Church of St. Paul
407 N Cedar St.
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-9596

Fellowship Alliance Church
1601 E 6th Ave.
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-0507

First Baptist Church
220 N Broadway
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-3005

First Christian Church
203 E Third Ave.
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-2869

First United Methodist Church
426 Austin St.
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-2553

Full Gospel Tabernacle Church
800 E 3rd Ave.
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-3771

Karma Jur Med Ling Dharma Center
813 N. Pershing Street
Truth or Consequences NM 87901

Kingdom Hall
175 W 9th Ave.
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-6113

New Testament Baptist Church
201 NM-181
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-2284

Our Lady of Perpetual Help
515 N Date St.
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-7804

Seventh Day Adventist Church
205 N Ash St.
Truth or Consequences NM 87901
575-894-9828

Sierra Church of Christ
901 Hillcrest Circle
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
575-640-3063

Truth Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church
1911 S Broadway
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico 87901
575-740-1954

Annual Events

Annual events are held from February through December in Sierra County. The list of celebrations and festivals is kept up-to-date on the Sierra County Recreation and Tourism website.

Statistics

Population: 6,023 (2016 Census)

Ethnic Distribution: 66% White, 30.2% Hispanic, and 1.84% Other. (datausa.io)

Climate: (source: usclimatedata.org)


Month High (°F) Low (°F) Precipitation (inches)
January 57 27 0.47
February 62 32 0.35
March 69 37 0.31
April 78 44 0.24
May 87 54 0.35
June 95 62 0.83
July 95 67 2.05
August 92 65 2.09
September 87 58 1.61
October 77 47 1.14
November 65 35 0.59
December 56 27 0.87

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