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Seventh Judicial District Court

Tribunal del Séptimo Distrito Judicial

Sierra County

Sierra County CourthouseSierra County is contains of 4,236 square miles, was founded in 1884 and as of the 2010 census had a population of 11,988. The county seat, and the Sierra County District Courthouse, is located in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. On March 31, 1950, Hot Springs, New Mexico, changed its name to Truth or Consequences as part of a nationally televised game show by that name. The Sierra County District Court building presently used by the Court was constructed in 1939, as a WPA project. In 2009, Sierra County renovated the Court building into its present, more modern configuration.

Chief Judge Matthew G. Reynolds, the Division II Judge for the 7th Judicial District, has his principal office at the Sierra County Courthouse. The Court has a staff of six Court employees. Sierra County District Court operates an Adult Drug Court program that began in January of 2006 as a volunteer program. In July, 2006 the 7th Judicial District Court received funding to support the program.

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