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13 Events in September
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Sunday, September 1
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Heron Lake
Forestry Hike
A Ranger led morning hike on Heron Lakes East Meadow Trail of approximately 2.5 miles in length.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Heron Park Staff 575-588-7470




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Saturday, September 7
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caballo Lake
Black bears - The Lone Survivors
Celebrate National Wildlife Day and join us for a presentation on black bears - our state mammal. Meet at the Parcha Dam State Park Visitor Center. Free with valid park permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-743-3942




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Saturday, September 7
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Heron Lake
New Mexico Pueblo's Program
Heron Lake Visitor Center will host a presentation from Chris Judson on the history of some Pueblos within New Mexico.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Heron Park Staff 575-588-7470




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Saturday, September 7
08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Oasis
Star Party
Join the Clovis Astronomy Club for a night of star gazing on September 7, 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, September 7
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Percha Dam
Black bears - The Lone Survivors
Celebrate National Wildlife Day and join us for a presentation on black bears - our state mammal. Meet at the Parcha Dam State Park Visitor Center. Free with valid park permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-743-3942




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Saturday, September 7
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Master of the Mountains
Challenge yourself in this fun, four-part adventure relay in the mountains of northern New Mexico. This annual event includes a 10K trail run, a 3-mile paddle course around Lake Maloya, a 20-mile bicycle route and a shotgun shoot. Much of the event takes place in Sugarite Canyon State Park. Participants are required to attend orientation the evening of Sept. 6, 2019. To register, visit ratonmom.com
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: staff 575-445-5607




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Saturday, September 7-Sunday, September 8
05:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Ute Lake
Springs Bassmaster Tournament
One, two day bass tournament. This is a card tournament so all fish will be returned to the water asap after being caught. Starts at sunrise.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Saturday, September 7
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, September 14-Sunday, September 15
05:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Ute Lake
American Bass Anglers
2 day bass tournament starting at sunrise
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Saturday, September 21
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, September 21
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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Sunday, September 22
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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Saturday, September 28
06:45 PM - 09:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Our Place in Space
Join Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group for a star party featuring a the Milky Way galaxy. Ancient people of east Asia saw the Milky Way as a silverly river in the sky, Galileo- using his telescope could see the haze as vast numbers of individual stars. Philosophers and astronomers viewed it as "the universe" well into the 20th century. Learn how the work of astronomers like Herber Curtis and Edwin Hubble changed our view of our place in space starting in the 1920's. Dress appropriately for a cool autumn evening.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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