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HIDALGO COUN.TY HERALD FRIDAY AUGUST 6 2010 5 Southwestern NM offers Old West feel with modern dayappeal for summer visitors Information submitted by DIS- COVER SW NM/-I'orC With se,en counties and dozens of historic and unique site within them, Southwestern New Mexico is growing in popu- larity as a tourist destination for those seeking an Old West feel along with a mix of diverse cul- tures, authentic experiences and unique activities• Whether it's learning about Old West movies that were filmed in New Mexico. or seeing local artwork while listening to music - there are a number of intriguing events taking place in Southwest New Mexico for the month of August. including (but not lim- ited to): Hatch, NM. • Saturday, August 7 Annual Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlon - a three-part race for adults and kids including swimming, run- ning and biking. The swimming segment is 400 meters in the City of Socorro pool, followed by a 20K bike route with two turn- around points and a 5K run; each segment begins and ends at the Socorro City Pool. Awards will be given to the top three finishers overall and the top three finish- ers in each category. Each racer must provide the time they ex- pect to finish the 400-meter swim and the racers will start in order of their speed times. The online entry fee is $45 for adults ages 24 and older, $20 for ages 23 and younger, and $75 for relay teams. Contact Camille, (505) 350- 4116. Online registration avail- able at the link below. Registra- tion closes on August 2nd. More information: ssr/chile/ Las Cruces. NM • Friday, August 6 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Las Cruces Downtown music, entertainment, open ,mic opportunities, shopping, refresh- ments and more. The Ramble is held the first Friday of each month. Contact Flo Hosa Dougherty at 575-523-2950 or BluegateFloDoc @ for details. • Thursday, August 12 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Lecture Series: Made in New Mexico Westerns. This is the second compilation of clips from 22 different Western movies of the over 150 that have been made. at least in part. in New Mexico. since 1898. Local film historian and reviewer Jeff Berg, ,;vill present his set of films in chronological order from 1930 to 2004. The 95 minute presenta- tion includes rare scenes from westerns shot, in part. in City of Rocks State Park, around Las Cruces and other locations in the state. Located at the NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum at 4100 Dripping Springs Rd. in Las Cruces. Call 575-522-3085 or visit nmfarmandranchmusuem .org for more information. Sunday, August 15" from 12 a.m (Midnight) to 2 a.m. Sky Safari - view the night sky with the Las Cruces Museum of Natu- ral History in Las Cruces located at 700 S. Telsh0r Blvd in the Mesilla Valley Mall. High-pow- ered telescopes will be furnished along with expert guides from the NMSU Astronomy Department. Viewing: Perseids Meteor Shower. Sky Safari continues through December 31st. Cost: Free. Con- tact Kimberly Hanson at or 575- 522-3120 for details. Visit http:// 5327249/NM/Las-Cruces/Sky- Safari/Las-Cruces-Museum-of- Natural-History/for more. -August 1-9, 2010 from 6:00 tal of the world." The 37th An- nual Hatch Chile Festival, which attracts thousands, is slated for September 4 and 5. 2010. Silver City. NM • Friday, August 20 and Sat- urday, August 21 Run to Copper Country Car Show - exhibitors feature meticulously restored au- tos. both the classic and the ob- scure, from 1973 and earlierl Awards and trophies are presented in a number of restoration and showmanship categories. There will be vendors, refreshments, raffles and oldies music. Throughout the show. the Cruziers also sponsor cruises downtown. Registration begins Friday, August 20, from 2 pm to 8 pm at the Holiday Inn Express and continues at Gough Park on Saturday morning. The car show. hosted by the Copper Country Cruizers. will take place on Sat- urday, August 21 at Gough Park, from 8 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. (pending weather). Located at Gough Park in Silver City. Cost: $35 per car. The public is invited to come enjoy the car show at no charge• Call Doug Colgan for details at 575-388- 3468 or Visit for more. Silver City has been ranked by a number of publications as one of the healthiest places to live and to retire. At 6,000 feet, it is nestled in the foothills of the Pinos Altos Mountains and bor- ders the Continental Divide. Once traversed by the likes of Billy the Kid. Geronimo and other unfor- gettable characters, Silver City is alive with history, art and culture. Truth or Conseauences, NM. • August through September from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. Art Hop - in downtown Truth or Conse- Chricahu= Museum Anyone Iookin should consi˘ Museum, local into Rodeo, I houses a live r( numerous snal Gila Monster s Desert worth thedrive ] for an interesting day trip er the Chiricahus Desert ed on Highway 80 headed ew Mexico. The museum ptilian display that features tes and lizards, including a nd a wide variety of rattle- snakes. The n)useum also carries many historical reptiQan artifacts and artwork and includes a wel-stocked gift shop.The mu- seum is open even days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rehabilitation work on Forest 150 o begin soon Sgbmitted by GILA NATIONAL FOREST/Silver City Rehabilitation and mainte- nance of Forest Road 150(FR 150, also known as North Star Mesa Road) is tentatively sched- Road Ranger District. The road receives low to moderate traffic by a wide van- ety of users including recreationists, hunters, cyclists, wood harvesters, private land owners, local area businesses, and Forest Service administrators. For more information or cur- rent road conditions on FR 150. please call the Wilderness Ranger " District Office at (575) 536-2250. Ramble - featuring galleries, shops, businesses and restaurants. Enjoy art openings, exhibits. LHS football practice begins August9 Lordsburg High School foot- ball players are to report to Mav- erick Stadium on Monday, Au- gust 9, 2010 for practice at 6:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Players must have a current physical, parental consent, concussion information and insurance forms for the 2010- 11 school year signed and on file at LHS before they are able to practice. Forms may be picked up at the Lordsburg High School of- fice between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. If football players need more information, please call Coach Baisa at 575-313-5243. p.m to 8:00 p.m Exhibit opening: quences featuring a number of uled to begin in August of 2010. Skylines andByways:Artwork galleries, studios and shops open [ OFisl00i00g /00epor00re00 from the City of Artists Promo- late on the 2nd Saturday of every " Travelers may encounter de- S h A courtesy NMI tional Association. This fine art month. Visit lays of 2-4 hours at times through- les . Dept. of I exhibit features works from local for details. Cost: free out the duration of the project. VGame & Fish- artists who are members of the .Saturday, August 14 and This project is funded in i The City of Artists Promotional Sunday, August 15 beginning at whole by, theAmerican Recovery , . Association (CAPA)."Skyways & Byways" will be on display in the Museum's Arts Corridor and fea- tures 46 paintings, along.with some photography pieces, sculp- tures and collages. The artists will be on hand for the reception, which is free to the public and includes refreshments. Located at the NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum at 4100 Dripping Springs Rd. in Las Cruces. Call 575-522-3085 for information or visit nmfarmandranchmusuem .org. Located in Dona Ana coonty in Southwest New Mexico. Las Cruces is one of the fastest grow- ing cities in the country because of it's relaxed atmosphere, history and attractions. Hatch. NM. lo- cated just north of Las Cruces. is known better as the "Chile capi- Napa will close .until further notice If you have balance on an account, : please remit to: 102 Animas St. Lordsburg NM 88045 575-546-1934 • 9 a.m. 60th annual T or C Open Golf Tournament - located at T or C Municipal Golf Course. 685 Marie St in T or C. Cost: $100, includes cart. range, fees. lunch. Call Howie Tucker for details at 575-894-2603 or hfw L.e:prqdog @ q,cog. ,.Visit torcrtm, org. Located between' Las Cruces and Albuquerque on Interstate 25, Truth or Consequences (T or C) is renowned for its recreational facilities and mineral waters. For more information on T or C and/ or Sierra County, call (575) 894- 6600 or (575) 740-3902 or visit For more information on Southwestern New Mexico, or details about upcoming events. v i ,s i t and Reinvestment Act. Road maintenance work will in- clude repair, replacement, or ad- dition of drainage structures such as dips, culverts, and lead-out ditches. Work will also include crushing/trimming of exposed bedrock, and surfacing segments of the road with gravel. Objec- tives of this project include im- proving road conditions and wa- tershed function along the "reaches of FR 150. and increas- ing safety for travelers. FR 150 begins approxi- mately 14 miles north of Mimbres, off of NM Hwy 35, and ends next to the Beaverhead Work Center at the Junction of NM Hwy 59. Approximately 40 miles of this road are on the Wil- derness Ranger District, and 5 miles are on the • Black Range Gila River - The flow is 219 cfs and the water is high and muddy. There has been a lot of rain and light pessure. Fishing is slow. Rio Grande - The .flow is 1.860 cfs below Elephant Butte Dam No fishing report. Bill Evans Lake: Winter trout waters - No report. Caballo Lake Walleye are fair with jigs and minnows, although most are small. White bass are good trolling white bombers, silver lures, worms or minnows. A few largemouth bass hav been the coves with minnows. Catfish are slow with night crawlers or chicken liver• Elephant Butte Lake - White bass are fair with shiners or sassy shad. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are good using white or green bomb- ers or shiners. Striped bass. in the 16-22 pound range, are fair to good trolling live bait. Catfish are fair with shrimp. No reports on other species. Glenwood Ponds - No report. Lake Roberts - Catfish are good at the upper end of the lake with worms or chicken liver. Trout are generally slow with an occasional good-sized one caught on a spinner. Quemado Lake - Trout are fair with peach Power Bait or worms. Tiger muskies are slow to fair with Z-rays, worms or salmon eggs. Snow Lake - Trout are reported as slow. mmmm nmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmm Open 7 Days a Week! 604 E. Motel Drive 6 AM - 8:30 PM Now Accepting Lordsbu NM CrediC,d, Z 575-542-898 , Are YOU Ready,,, to foster a New Mexico Youth? On any given day there are over 2000 ehildren in foster care in the State of New Mexico. And these children, youth and their families need your support. Are YOU Ready to provide a family setting for a child to help them feel safe, grow& learn? Are YOU Ready to become a foster family! READY- STAJtT., Find out more. 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