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16 Events in August
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Friday, August 2-Monday, August 5
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Ute Lake
"Disabled Veterans" Water Clinic
6th Annual "The Disabled Veterans" Water Sports Clinic and Adaptive Water Sports. Adaptive water sports for Disabled Veterans, Warriors in Transition and members of the General Public. Adaptive water sports to include: sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, water skiing, wake boarding and inner tubing. Most of the participants will camp on-site, some in local lodging facilities.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Jason Cline 505-501-9777




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Friday, August 2-Saturday, August 3
05:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ute Lake
Smith RV & Marine Open Tournament
Bass fishing tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Saturday, August 3-Sunday, August 4
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Conchas Lake
American Bass Anglers
Fishing Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Shawn Fisher 575-868-2270




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Saturday, August 3
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Living Desert
Boating Education Course
Get ready for your next boating outing by attending a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approved Boating Education Course. Anyone born on or after January 1st, 1989 who intends to operate a motorboat must successfully complete a state certified boating education course. Participants can view more information and register for classes here: www.boatnm.com If you have any questions, please contact Marine Enforcement Officer Amber Martinez at 575-457-2384 or email amberr.martinez@state.nm.us
Fees: Free
Contact: Amber Martinez 575-457-2384




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Saturday, August 3
08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Saturn: Time & Agriculture
Join Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group for a star party featuring a tour of Saturn and its beautiful rings. Though many times the size of Earth, Saturn would float in a large bathtub like a beach ball due to its low density. View the home galaxy, the Milky Way, from our dark sky spot and view deep sky objects through telescopes. A three day-old waxing crescent Moon graces the western sky. Don't forget about our beautiful Oliver Lee sunsets!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, August 3
08:15 AM - 05:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Boating Safety Course
Boat New Mexico - NASBLA approved course. FREE 8 hour Boating Safety Course offered by the New Mexico State Parks Division. There is no fee to take this course. Registration is required. Class size limited to 20 students Register on website: BoatNM.com Contact Christopher Bolen, Boating Education Coordinator, for more information. 575-373-5562 Everyone is encouraged to take a boating education course. Anyone born after 1/1/1989 who intends to operate a motorboat must successfully complete a state certified boating education course. Upon passing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Christopher Bolen 575-373-5562




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Saturday, August 3
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ute Lake
Trash pick up and sticker round up
Friends of Ute Lake will be having a trash pick up throughout the park to include shoreline and a sticker round up throughout the park. Hot dogs for lunch to feed all our hungry helpers!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Laken Humble (575) 487-2284




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Saturday, August 10
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Heron Lake
Educational Snake Program
Please join us as Chris Judson presents on our scaly friends, Snakes!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Heron Park Staff 575-588-7470




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Saturday, August 10
08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Oasis
Star Party
Join the Clovis Astronomy Club for a night of star gazing on August 10, 2019. This will take place in the visitor center parking lot at dusk. Regular entrance fees apply for non-annual permit holders. All ages are invited to attend. No pets will be allowed at this event. Bring your binoculars, telescopes, red lense flashlights, etc. if you have them and enjoy a night of learning under the stars.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Valerie Russ 575-356-5331




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Saturday, August 10
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Down and Dirty Mountain Bike Race
Go for the glory in this tough, 15-mile mountain bike event at Sugarite Canyon State Park. This adventure race will include several trail challenges in the scenic mountains of northern New Mexico. A minimum number of participants are required to prevent cancellation, so sign up early! Visit www.ratondad.com
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: staff 575-445-5607




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Sunday, August 11
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Heron Lake
Basics of Boating Safety
Heron Lake Park Rangers will give an informational course on safe vessel practices. This is NOT a NASBLA approved course. For more information about NASBLA approved courses call toll-free (888) NM-PARKS or visit https://wwwapps.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/BoatingSafetyStudent/
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Heron Park Staff 575-588-7470




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Saturday, August 17-Sunday, August 18
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Duke City Bass
Fishing Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Shawn Fisher 575-868-2270




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Saturday, August 17
07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ute Lake
3-D Bow Shoot
3D bow and arrow shoot. Participant will take part in a fun target shoot to test your skills. Targets are placed in some challenging locations. Also take your chance at the money target
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Saturday, August 17
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Villanueva
Amphibians and Reptiles
The presentation will include live animals and a slide show on amphibians and reptiles. Frogs, lizards, snakes, etc. Lots of fun, please feel welcome to join us.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Sam Encinias 575 421-2957




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Saturday, August 24
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Heron Lake
Educational Bat Program
Please join us as Chris Judson presents on our hairy airborne buddies, Bats!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Heron Park Staff 575-588-7470




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Sunday, August 25
07:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Ute Lake
Tip Top Bass Club
Bass Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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