Briefs 05-08-14

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Angel Fire resort launches summer passes

Angel Fire Resort recently announced the launch of its brand new summer Adventure Pass. The pass will give all guests access to the Southwest’s No. 1 Bike Park, New Mexico’s only zipline tour, full use of the resort’s 18 hole PGA Championship golf course and lodging, at one of the most affordable prices in the state.
Summer Adventure pass — $109 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Package includes three nights of lodging, as well as the Ziplining Tour, a mountain bike park pass and round of golf, for each person.
Zip Line Package: $159 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Includes one-night hotel accommodations and Zipline Tour.
For information on these and all other events and summer activities contact Angel Fire Resort at 1-800-633-7463 or visit the website at angelfireresort.com.

Mother’s Day whitewater festival this weekend

The Mother’s Day Rio Grande Whitewater Festival, the second oldest river event in the country, will be hosted by raftnewmexico.org. This year’s event will expand the opportunities to participate beyond the water: for land lovers and boaters alike.
“This mother’s day event continues to bring boaters of all ages and disciplines together for a weekend of fun-spirited competition, education and adventure,” said Elisa Dry, a Red River native. Festivities will begin on Friday, and continue through the weekend. Event registration and schedule information will be at the Rio Bravo Campground in the Orilla Verde Recreation Area.
Registration costs are based on each event and range from $15 for individuals to $60 for teams. The first 75 registrations will receive an event T-shirt. Event sponsors will be on-site to provide firsthand testing of the latest gear from AIRE Inflatables and Four Corners Riversports.
This year’s race events include a mother and child competition through the gentle Orilla Verde section of the river. The timed downriver races start at Quartzite for rafts, kayaks and stand up paddleboards and will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, then at 1 p.m. there will be an Olympic-style slalom course and includes kayak, canoe and SUP racing divisions. The kayak rodeo for boaters to show off their acrobatic skills will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday.
Registration information and more details for the Mother’s Day Rio Grande Whitewater Festival can be found at raftnewmexico.org.

Taos Institute
call for artists

The Taos Institute for Glass Arts (TIGA) announces its call for artists for the 2014 Taos Art Glass Invitational — an international biennial juried exhibition from Oct. 11 through Nov. 9, with a private collector preview on Oct. 10. The deadline for entries is June 1.
Artists working in glass or glass combined with other media from around the globe are encouraged to submit an application.
A jury fee of $30 allows the artist to submit up to three images in one category. Additional images may be submitted in the same category at $5 per image. Artists will be notified by email of acceptance no later than July 1.
For complete entry rules including image format, liability and insurance, sales, return of work and rights reserved visit tiganm.org/invitational-call.html or call 575-613-6484 .

Monitor Staff Report