The New Mexico town of Truth or Consequences not only has a funny name, but a funky history.
It was called Hot Springs, named for the ancient mineral water that bubbles beneath its downtown. Early settlers braved Apache raids to soak in these so-called healing waters.
Today the town’s economy is built around those springs, and there are concerns about how much of that precious natural resource is left.
- Mónica Ortiz Uribe, correspondent for Fronteras Desk, a public radio collaboration in the Southwest that focuses on the border, immigration and changing demographics. She tweets @MOrtizUribe.