South Central New Mexico News & Events
Check out the schedule for Las Cruces Space Festival week at LCSpaceFestival.com! ✨It's Las Cruces Space Festival week brought to you by Nusenda Credit Union! Are you joining us in the city of the crosses to celebrate all things space? Check out the schedule of events at LCSpaceFestival.com
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Save the date for this year's Elephant Butte Lake Kayak Fishing Tournament! ✨Come fish with us! May 20th: Zia Kayak Fishing Tournament! Top 10 win money and prizes... Catch-Photo-Release ... See MoreSee Less
Save the date for this year's Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo! ✨ ... See MoreSee Less
There is a guided hike this Saturday to the Prehistoric Trackways! ✨Join us for a guided hike this Saturday to the Prehistoric Trackways! Register at organmountainsdesertpeaks.org/docent/
Parking available in the large parking lot on the left, past the Ridgeline Trail Parking lot
Plenty of water
Good hiking shoes
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Check out these guided hikes in the Las Cruces area! ✨Here is the yearly schedule of guided hikes so you can plan on enjoying your public lands. ... See MoreSee Less
Have you visited the New Mexico Bureau of Geology Mineral Museum? ✨ ... See MoreSee Less
Good times this February in Elephant Butte, New Mexico! ✨THERE'S FUN IN STORE IN ELEPHANT BUTTE for history buffs and recreation enthusiasts in February! First up, on Weds., Feb. 1, from 6-7 p.m., there will be a talk in Elephant Butte Lake State Park on the conceptualization and construction of Elephant Butte Dam. Historian Will Dooley shares his knowledge of New Mexico's largest body of water and the dam, which turns 107 this year. (Entrance fee $5: for more info, call 575.744.5421 ) Next, on Sat., Feb. 18, a full day of family-friendly activities is planned — see schedule below — for Damsite Day 2023 in The Damsite Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Food and snacks will be available for purchase from the Geronimo Springs Museum and Big Lou's Kettle Corn. (The event is free; for more info and/or directions, call 575.894.2073 or visit the event page: bit.ly/3R8dZD5). We are fortunate to have so many things to do in our area year-round!
DAMSITE DAY 2023
11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Casita Art Crawl: Twenty artists and craftspeople will fill the Damsite's historic hotels and select casitas for a day of great art.
NOON Polar Bear Plunge: Bring your swimsuit to the Damsite Marina and take the plunge from the pier. Or just watch!
11 a.m-4:30 p.m. Rock & Gem Display: presented by the Sierra County Rock and Gem Society.
5 p.m.-8 p.m. Luminaria Walk: the Damsite grounds become aglow with 1,000 luminarias, plus bonfires and special lighting.
5 p.m.-8 p.m. Live Music: entertainment at the Welcome Center by RGee Duo.
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Enjoy some live music this month in Hatch, New Mexico! ✨ ... See MoreSee Less
Join New Mexico State Parks to learn more about the Elephant Butte Dam and how it came to be. Historian Will Dooley shares his knowledge of New Mexico's largest body of water and Elephant Butte Dam, which turns 107 in 2023.
Wednesday, February 1st | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | $5 Entrance Fee | Elephant Butte Lake State ParkCalling all History Buffs! 🧐
Join us for an evening to learn more about the Elephant Butte Dam and how it came to be. Historian Will Dooley shares his knowledge of New Mexico's largest body of water and Elephant Butte Dam, which turns 107 in 2023.
Wednesday, February 1st | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | $5 Entrance Fee ... See MoreSee Less
There's still time to see the cranes in South Central New Mexico this winter! You'll find them at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and the Bernardo Waterfowl Management Area✨ ... See MoreSee Less