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Frank Vilorio...Land of Enchantment Fishing Adventures

Posted February 23, 2015

New Mexico's largest lake, Elephant Butte lake, is #3 in the nation for Trophy Stripers!  Frank Vilorio is one of the most experienced striper guides in the nation!

Check out his website: www.stripersnewmexico.com

Local 575-744-4346   Cell: 575-740-4710



Rio Grande Guide Service

Posted February 22, 2015

Spring is almost here and it's time to start fishing!!!! We have several fishing guides in Sierra County...we'll highlight them this week.

Rio Grande Guide Service offers professionally guided fishing trips...and much more.

Do you know a wounded warrior soldier that could benefit from a peaceful day on the most beautiful lake in New Mexico? Then nominate a soldier to win a trip of a lifetime! USA Wounded Warriors Program have teamed up with 92.3 The Fox in El Paso to send so...ldiers fishing. Equipment, Bait, and lunch for the lucky soldier and their guest is all inclusive. Nominate that special soldier in your life for an amazing trip of a lifetime! (Yes, you can nominate yourself!)

Kayak Rentals in Elephant Butte

Posted February 21, 2015

Straight from the owner of Zia Kayak Outfitters:

The Largest Kayak Dealer in New Mexico.

We want you to spend some time looking over the individual web pages specially designed for each of our products. In addition to information and pricing, we have inserted personal comments. How you navigate to the other pages is by clicking on the group subjects on the left and then select individual items within.

We stock the best of the best in the sit on top kayak industry. But, in addition to our four lines of kayaks (Hobie Kayaks, Malibu Kayaks, Cobra Kayaks, and Diablo Paddlesports Kayaks), we also stock paddling attire, water shoes (that can be worn all the time), kayaking accessories, PFDs, dry suits, hats, sunglasses, and fishing gear. When it comes to fishing gear, we only stock "the good stuff" and our prices meet or beat Bass Pro and Tackle Warehouse.

Hobie Kayaks, of Hobie Cat fame, are the ones you can paddle, peddle or sail! Sit-on-Top style kayaks are the rage around the country and we are the first introducing them to New Mexico. At the same time, the fastest growing water sport in the world is Stand Up Paddleboarding. We carry both hard hull and inflatable SUP boards and we carry a line of hybrid SOT/SUP combo kayaks.

Typically, people curious about kayaks come in to our shop and view the varied models. What we do is give you a free training on paddling, getting in and out of a kayak and schedule time to provide a personalized demo of a few kayaks out on the lake. With our assistance, after learning about and then experiencing time on the water in some kayaks, people are able to make the right purchasing decision.  We pride ourselves in knowing our customers got the perfect model that will maximize their enjoyment and use.

For those not yet ready to actually own a kayak, but want to spend some time kayaking or stand up paddleboarding, we have a rental fleet of single, double and SUP kayaks at the ready!

Our hours of operation are 10:00am to 6:00pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. We are closed Tuesday & Wednesday.

Come by and say "hey" and please let everyone know that Zia Kayak Outfitters welcomes them. Not only is Zia Kayak Outfitters New Mexico's only fishing kayak dealership, we have many items in inventory never before seen in this area...

Regards, Russ & Edna Trager (575.744.4185)


Zia Kayak Outfitters
1 575-744-4185

310 Rock Canyon Road
Elephant Butte, NM 87935

Just north of Pat's, bear right at "Y"
See Us at Flashing Lights across from Fire Department

Rock Canyon Marina

Posted February 17, 2015

Today, we feature the third marina on Elephant Butte Lake, Rock Canyon Marina. This marina is the furthest north on the lake. Rock Canyon offers a quiet place to try a new adventure on one of their stand up paddle boards. Night fishing slots are also available on weekends during summer hours. Take an afternoon and come down and feed the fish!!




Damsite Marina

Posted February 16, 2015

At the south end of the lake, nestled in a cove next to the lake's namesake (Elephant Butte) you will find Damsite Marina.  Come down and see if you can catch that lunker on one of their premium night fishing slots which are open weekends during the summer.




Marina Del Sur

Posted February 15, 2015

Spring is almost here and it is time to start sharing information of local businesses, events and resources available to our Spring and Summer guests!

Today, we feature Marina Del Sur!  This is one of four marinas on New Mexico's largest lake!  It is located near the main State Parks entrance.  This marina is home of the largest marina store on the lake.  They have a wonderful large patio where you can watch boats as you enjoy ice cream.

Contact information:  575-744-5567




New Year's Eve at the INN

Posted December 21, 2014

Stay "INN" for New Year's Eve Package..$99 includes tax

Package includes 1 night stay for 2, 2 Champagne Toasts, Party Favors and 2 Full Breakfasts the next morning with coffee and two Mimosas! —

First Day Hike, January 1st, 2015

Posted December 19, 2014

The New Mexico Parks, the official sponsor of "Adventure" will have Historic 1st Day Hikes at Elephant Butte Lake State Park on January 1st for two "1st Day Hikes"!

These Hikes will run from 10am - 2pm:

Historic Elephant Butte Dam Hike (East Side)

**starts at the overlook on SR 51/177 at 10am

**Approximately 3/4 mile long hike across the dam

**Presentation on the history of Elephant Butte Dam

**Moderate Level

Dirt Dam Hike (West side)

**Meet at Dirt Dam parking lot off of SR195

**Approximately 3.6 miles long

**Moderate Level

Dam will be accessible from both ends.  Fees are waived for this event. 

For more info, call 1-575-744-5923



Rotary Club Toys for T or C

Posted December 14, 2014

Once again, the Bank of the Southwest is sponsoring their annual "Dream Tree" program and are joining with the T or C Rotary Club to provide a bountiful offering of Christmas cheer for area youngsters.

Anyone interested is encouraged to stop by either branch office, select one or more tags representing less fortunate youngsters from the community, and purchase a special Christmas gift for the identified child.

All gifts must be returned (unwrapped or in gift bags) to either of the bank branches no later than noon on Friday, December 19.

For further information, call 894-7171.

Thanks to the Sierra County Sentinel for this information.

New Mexico State Veterans Home Car Show Next Weekend

Posted November 2, 2014

Date(s) - Sat, Nov 8, 2014
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

New Mexico State Veterans Home, 992 South Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Contact: Sam Shannon | New Mexico State Veterans' home 



Trophy Plaques and Dash Plaques will be awarded for People’s Choice and Judge’s Picks. Judging starts @ 11:30 / door prizes begin @ 1:00 PM / awards start @ 2:00 PM. Vehicle Entry Fee: $30. Concession Stand on Site. Swap Meet Area Available! (10′ x 10′ space $25.00) Free for spectators – hosted by New Mexico State Veterans Home.

Cost: free for spectators



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