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Friday, March 3
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history of early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet me at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.75 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, March 4
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history of early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet me at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.75 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, March 4
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Oliver Lee
Coffee Chat
Join us in the visitor center for a Coffee Chat with park volunteers and staff! We'll be on hand to answer questions about our area's history, plants, and wildlife. This is your chance to be social, meet your fellow campers, and maybe learn something new. This event is made possible by the Friends of Dog Canyon once a month.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, March 4
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Live Birds of Prey
Join us in the Chihuahuan Desert Garden to meet a hawk, owl, and vulture in person. New Mexico Raptors was started in 2006 by wildlife educator, Laura McCann. This non-profit organization is dedicated to teaching New Mexicans about wildlife conservation and the importance of raptors in our environment. NMR does live birds-of-prey presentations throughout the state with injured non-releasable birds that are native to the Land of Enchantment. Bring your own chair.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Friday, March 10
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Star Party
Come explore the night sky above Cerrillos Hills State Park. Catch a green laser guided tour of bright stars, constellations, then marvel at close-up views of star clusters, nebulae, distant galaxies and Mars through telescopes.
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: Park staff 505-474-0196




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Friday, March 10
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history of early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet me at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.75 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, March 11
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history of early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet me at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.75 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, March 11
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Pancho Villa
20th Annual Camp Furlong Day
The public is invited to attend Pancho Villa State Park’s 20th Annual Camp Furlong Day. This event occurs as a part of the greater Fiesta de Amistad in the village of Columbus, NM. During the day, tours of the park exhibit hall will be available. Also, a guided historical tour of the village of Columbus will occur at 9AM. The State Park will offer three special guest speakers providing historical presentations & slide shows in the Park’s Exhibit Hall.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Jonathin Horsley 575-531-2711




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Saturday, March 11
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Sumner Lake
New Mexico Raptors
Join us for a live Birds of Prey presentation by New Mexico Raptors. NM Raptors will inform and entertain you with several birds of prey and afterwards you are welcome to join us for refreshments and enjoy the park.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Jacob Terrell 5753552542




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Friday, March 17
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history of early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet me at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.75 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, March 18
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Star Show
Join us for a night of star gazing. Members from the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will operate a 16" telescope to view amazing night sky objects. Through several telescopes you will see nebulae, globular clusters, star clusters, planetary nebulae, galaxies and more! Show starts at sunset located at the Observatory - next to the visitor center parking lot. $5 per vehicle park entrance fee.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-524-4068




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Saturday, March 18
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Meet the West
Meet the West Garb your boots and join us at Oliver Lee's Dog Canyon Ranch! • Guided tours of Ranch House • History of the area and Native American storyteller • Selfie photo booth • Stick horse races for kids Stop by the Ranch House and enjoy cowboy coffee, and lemonade, and feel free to bring camping chairs as seating at the ranch is limited. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Dog Canyon. Thank you to our partners: Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Mesilla Valley State Park, and the Las Cruces BLM Office.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, March 18
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history of early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet me at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.75 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Friday, March 24
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history of early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet me at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.75 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, March 25
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Leasburg Dam
Bird Tour
Join us on a guided tour. A Mesilla Valley Audubon birding expert will take you on a hike around Leasburg Dam State Park and help you learn how to identify birds. Meet at the Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center at 8am. Bring binoculars, appropriate hiking shoes and dress for the weather.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-524-4068




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Saturday, March 25
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history of early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet me at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.75 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Friday, March 31
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Oliver Lee
Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history of early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet me at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.75 miles away. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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