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From: City of Las Cruces PIO <pio@las-cruces.org>
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 8:51 AM
Subject: NR: Most Las Cruces Parks Closed for Holiday, but Some Specialty Areas, Trails Available for Use 

 

NEWS RELEASE

COVID-19 Park Schedules and Rules

SHOOTING RANGE SESSIONS

Open dawn to dusk every day except Thursday. Sessions are first come first serve. 

No permit requests are being taken at this time.

Rules:

  • One vehicle per bay or 5 individuals max per bay.
  • All individuals using shooting range must practice social distancing.
  • Wear face coverings in public settings except when eating or drinking.
  • If patron chooses to wait until next available bay, please remain in your vehicle.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frank Conway: 1919 - 2011

 

 

PGC and shooters across the country mourn the passing of PGC founder member Frank Conway.  Frank's health had been declining swiftly and he passed Monday, April 25.  Frank was the last of the members (to the best of my knowledge) who started Picacho Gun Club in the mid-1960's.  Rarely missing a meeting and always active in every project the club had, Frank also held every office in the Club ..... and more than once!10  As Chief Instructor, he always had a firearms related topic and it was often a talk from his incredible store of knowledge about all things firearms and shooting.  As a gunsmith, most of us felt that Frank was the only man to go to ..... he was unique in that if he didn't have a tool to do the job, he made one!   Frank was truely one of a kind and he will be sorely missed.   Our thoughts and prayers go out to Christine, Franz and Thomas and their families.

 

 

 

 

Butterfield Shooting Range Update:

*Butterfield Range now has 4 new bays at the action pistol thanks to Mark Johnston, Park’s Administrator, Ralph Martinez, Butterfield Range Supervisor, Bill Davis, Caliper Construction,  Bill Martin and Craig Tharp.  It took Bill’s worker only 3 days with a D-6 to clean and push the dirt.  Ralph sent out his best equipment workers to work the week before and they had the bays all lined up.  They kept working after the D-6 was finished and build up all the bays.  More information and pictures will be available at the meeting.  A “Special Thank You” goes out to Jim Radel for staking out the bays.

Third Thursday Workdays :     

Below is a list of the jobs we need to work on:                                                                         

1. Clean out the storage building (This can be done any day)                                                    

2.  Finish painting the Silhouette poles and paint the bleachers.       

Please call Cindy 644-1579 or e-mail rteach25@comcast.net if you want to help on Thursdays.  The gate is latched not locked just come in and close the gate.  If we are not at the building we will be at one of the ranges working.


 


 

   Attention concealed carry license holders!

NM-DPS is reviewing reciprocity agreements with other state and there are ongoing major changes.  Before you cross a state line, please check directly with the states you will be entering.  The following is the link to the NM Reciprocity page.  On that page, click on the state you need and it will link you directly with that state's reciprocity page.

New Mexico DPS Reciprocity Agreements 

The website Hand Gun Law is another on-line resource.  It has a map that allows you to view the pertinent informational links.  If you elect to carry in another state, remember that you are bound by the laws of that state.

PLEASE CHECK NM-DPS AND STATES THAT YOU ARE TRAVELING IN OR THROUGH.