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Date: February 10, 2017
Contact: Becky Latanich, (505) 757-7241

Dark Sky Photography at Pecos National Historical Park

Pecos, NM: Pecos National Historical Park will offer a free night photography session with park noted volunteer park photographer Stan Ford on February 25th. This evening program will explore the methods and practice of nighttime photography. Visitors interested in the tour are advised to reserve a spot as space is limited to 10 attendees.
 
Attendees will meet at the Visitor Center at 5:00 p.m. and learn techniques before walking or driving to the church. The program will end at 8:00 p.m. Attendees should plan to bring a red-bulb flashlight, their own camera equipment, adequate clothing for a winter night in Northern New Mexico, and water or snacks.
 
For more information and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 
You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org). Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PecosNHPnps or follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/pecosnhp) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pecos_nps).
 
From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the park will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left.
 

 

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Date: February 10, 2017
Contact: Becky Latanich, (505) 757-7241

Park Announces Spring Fishing Season for 2017
 
Pecos, NM:– Beginning March 9, 2017, Pecos National Historical Park will be offering fishing permits for interested anglers along the Pecos River. The 2017 spring fishing season will run from March 9 through April 17.
 
Within the park, three miles of the Pecos River are divided into three sections or "beats." This approach offers anglers roughly one mile on the Pecos River to fish with up to two other people for the day. Two beats (for up to six anglers per day) are available on a reservation system; one beat (for up to three anglers per day) is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note, a special permit along with a $25 per day fee is required for each angler. Only credit card payments will be accepted.
 
Pecos National Historical Park will begin taking reservations on February 27, 2017. Call the dedicated phone line at (505) 757-7272. Please leave your name, the number of people that will fish (up to 3 per one-mile beat), the date you would like to fish, and contact information including the name and phone number for each person on the reservation. Remember the park is closed to fishing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
 
Reservations are accepted in the order they are received. You will get a confirmation by phone from the fishing permit ranger within a reasonable time.
For more information related to fishing and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP Fishing Line at (505) 757-7272. Additional information about the fishing program is available on the park website (https://www.nps.gov/peco/planyourvisit/fishing.htm).
 
For more information about the park in general, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/peco. You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org). Please like on us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PecosNHPnps or follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/pecosnhp) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pecos_nps).
 
From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the park will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left.
 

 

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Date: May 18, 2017
Contact: Becky Latanich

Park Offers Special Tour of Arrowhead Pueblo

Pecos, NM:– Pecos National Historical Park will offer a free ranger-led tour of the seldom-seen Arrowhead Pueblo on Sunday, May 28th. This one mile round trip visit to the 14th century pueblo will explore the historical, archaeological, and cultural significance of this 100+ room ruin. Visitors interested in the tour are advised to reserve a spot, as space is limited. Attendees will meet at the Visitor Center at 1:00 p.m. and caravan to the trailhead with the ranger.
 
For more information and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 
You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org). Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PecosNHPnps or follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/pecosnhp) or Instagram(https://www.instagram.com/pecos_nps).
 
From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the park will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left.
 

 

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Date: May 19, 2017
Contact: Becky Latanich, 505-757-7241

Cowboy Musician and Night Sky Program Hosted at the Forked Lightning Ranch House

Pecos, NM:– Join us for an evening under the fabled western sky. Pecos National Historical Park will offer a free performance by cowboy musician Dr. Steve Cormier followed by a night sky program on Saturday, June 3rd. Both programs will take place on the grounds of the Forked Lightning Ranch House.  Due to limited space, reservations are required.
 
Dr. Cormier’s will present traditional cowboy music that reflects his experience as a ranch and farm hand. His performance will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the courtyard of the Forked Lightning Ranch House. Visitors are invited to bring blankets to lie out on the courtyard lawn to enjoy the performance. 
 
Following Dr. Cormier’s performance, explore the heavens during a ranger-led night sky program that begins at 8:30 p.m. Visitors are invited to bring their own telescopes or use the park’s telescopes to gaze and explore the park’s night skies. This event is weather-dependent and red-bulb flashlights and appropriate clothing are recommended.
 
The events will take place at the Forked Lightning Ranch House. Visitors are asked to turn at the Trading Post (pink building on the east side of Highway 63) and speak to the ranger on duty there for further directions. The gate will open at 6:30 p.m.; the gate will shut at 7:15 p.m. Please note that after 7:15 no further entry will be permitted.
 
For more information and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 
The park extends a special thanks to the New Mexico Humanities Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs for assisting with Dr. Cormier’s presentation.
 
You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org). Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PecosNHPnps or follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/pecosnhp) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pecos_nps).
 
From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In three miles, the trading post will be on your left. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the trading post will be on your right.
 

 

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Date: June 1, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Fly Tying with Truchas Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Pecos, NM: – The Truchas Chapter of Trout Unlimited brings its expertise in fly-tying to Pecos National Historical Park the weekend of June 17th-18th. Drop by the park visitor center between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for hands-on fly-tying practice and to learn more about this artful tradition.
 
For more information, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 
You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org). Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PecosNHPnps or follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/pecosnhp) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pecos_nps).
 
From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the park will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left.
 

 

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Date: June 8, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Park Offers Special Tour of Arrowhead Pueblo
 
Pecos, NM:– Pecos National Historical Park will offer a free ranger-led tour of the seldom-seen Arrowhead Pueblo on Saturday, June 24th. This one mile round trip visit to the 14th century pueblo will explore the historical, archeological, and cultural significance of this 100+ room ruin. Visitors interested in the tour are advised to reserve a spot, as space is limited. Attendees will meet at the Visitor Center at 1:00 p.m. and caravan to the trailhead with the ranger.
 
For more information and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 
You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org). Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PecosNHPnps or follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/pecosnhp) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pecos_nps).
 
From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the park will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left.
 

 

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Date: June 15, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Park Offers Special Botanical Walk
 
Pecos, NM: – Pecos National Historical Park will offer a free botany walk on Sunday, June 25th. Park volunteers Susan and Dr. Ken Bower, who are members of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico, are passionate and extremely knowledgeable amateur botanists. On this one mile roundtrip walk along the main trail, they will lead visitors in an exploration of ethnobotany, landscape history, and the interactions between wildlife and the park flora that make Pecos special. Attendees will meet at the Visitor Center at 10:45 a.m. and proceed on to the trail from there. The tour will end at 12:30 p.m. Please come early as this is a popular program.
 
For more information and to make reservations, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 
You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org). Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PecosNHPnps or follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/pecosnhp) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pecos_nps).
 
From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the park will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left.
 

 

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Date: June 19, 2017
Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241

Flint Knapping Demonstrations at Pecos NHP
 
Pecos, NM: – Step back in time with Ron Fields this weekend, June 24th and 25th. Ron, who is the park archaeologist at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, will demonstrate the techniques involved in manufacturing stone tools and the use of these tools in manufacturing Phragmites compound arrows that would have been in use among the inhabitants of Pecos Pueblo as well as the Apache and other Native American groups that live and lived in the American Southwest. Drop by the park visitor center between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. this weekend to learn more about this artful tradition.
 
Ron first discovered his passion for archaeology when at the age of nine he was blackberry picking with his family in Ohio and he discovered a stone ax. After that he has been on a life long journey discovering as much as he can about our ancestors. In his forty-year quest he has worked as a Site Interpreter, Field Archaeologist, and Environmental Scientist. .He has worked at SunWatch Archaeological Park, Mesa Verde, Petroglyph National Monument, and is now at Salinas Pueblo Missions. He has worked in New Mexico, Missouri, Wyoming, Texas, and California performing contract archaeology. He received his Master’s in Anthropology at the University of New Mexico and is in the PhD Program at the same institution. His area of interest is prehistoric technology and especially atlatl/dart and bow/arrow technologies in North America. His quest is to answer when and how fast the dart-to-arrow transition occurred in the American Southwest.
  
For more information, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.
 
You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org). Please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PecosNHPnps or follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/pecosnhp) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pecos_nps).
 
From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In two miles, the park will be on your right. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left.
 

Last updated: June 20, 2017

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Pecos National Historical Park
P.O. Box 418

Pecos, NM 87552

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