The city almost didn't have water. The city's water and wastewater director gave a blow-by-blow of the crisis. It revealed the utter decrepitude of the system caused by long neglect.
Two items on the Nov. 15 agenda match: The waterline failures have created a state of disaster and we're too broke to fix it, according to the latest financial report. A third item, issuing $4.5 million in bonds to renovate the old armory into a police station doesn't match.
A day of history, tours, and talks is scheduled for Saturday November 18th.
Ten years ago Truth or Consequences Mayor John Mulcahy, showing leadership and a green mindset that we could use more of, contacted Van Clothier of Stream Dynamics in Silver City to do a “storm water harvesting assessment.”
Free screening of the movie "Journey Down the Gila".
Today's intelligence: A wish list of Colorado River stakeholders' water use priorities has been gathered and released by the Bureau of Reclamation to inform the drafting of new water-sharing rules.
Damsite Historic District is holding a day of dam and town history that shouldn’t be missed. History buffs as well as those with just a casual interest will not be disappointed in the day’s offerings. And, it’s free, including the boat tours.
Truth or Consequences master storm water drainage plan attached here; public comments are due by Oct. 25
This is a call out to citizens to comment. The more eyes, the more likely a good drainage plan will be put into effect. Those with knowledge about "green infrastructure" that will store and use storm water to enhance plant life for health, well being and sustainability are especially needed.
A new study on the hot springs may be useful to the City of Truth or Consequences in its protest against the Riverbend Hot Springs application to appropriate 400 acre feet a year more of hot mineral water. Find the study attached to the article.
Today's intelligence: New Mexico District 35 Senator Crystal Diamond has a new name and surprise campaign finance clout. Plus: U.S. Department of Justice lays out its objections to a federal judge's recommended settlement of the Rio Grande water dispute between New Mexico and Texas.
It's hard to give input on a plan that is not available. I am seeking a copy I will make available in a follow-up article once I get it. Hopefully that will be soon.
The Sierra County Public-Interest Journalism Project opens a fund-raising drive to support the Citizen.