Anglers, get out your gear. It’s time to spend a weekend fishing, and don’t worry, it’s all for a good cause.

On Oct. 23 and 24, the Enchanted Circle Trout Unlimited fishing tournament will take place. This is the ninth year of the tournament designed to raise funds to help conservation efforts in local rivers. The exact location is yet to be determined. Look for updates on or go to the ECTU website at

Annual fly-fishing tournament

Oct. 23 - 24, 2021

$1,000 fee per team of 3 fisherpersons + 1 volunteer professional guide

Scoring = Count each fisherperson’s best 3 fish

Fishing 2 local rivers, 1 each day

Sign up at Taos Fly Shop; make checks to ECTU

COVID permitting, an informal outdoor celebration dinner at conclusion

Annual auction

Online only in 2021, September, October

Fishing gear and trips, rafting, art

Individual membership fees, donations

ENCHANTED CIRCLE TROUT UNLIMITED, the Northern New Mexico chapter of the national Trout Unlimited organization, is a conservation organization whose mission, carried out at the grassroots level, is to “protect native and wild trout watersheds, reconnect watersheds by removal of migratory barriers, restore habitat, flows and water quality, and sustain by land conservancy, youth education and membership development.”

Angel Fire offering discounted passes

Ski and snowboard lovers looking to get an early jump on the next snow season can now get their seasons off to the right (and most inexpensive) start. Angel Fire Resort is offering $300 off its season passes.

The deal lasts through Sept. 30.

According to a news release, these will be the lowest season pass prices offered all year. The release also says pass holders will get “direct access to the lift every day this winter season (Dec. 10, 2021-March 20, 2022), and no blackout days or restrictions.”

Perhaps best of all, the pass comes with three days of skiing at all Powder Alliance Resorts across North America, Canada, and Japan. That includes:

Angel Fire, NM

Bogus Basin, ID

Castle Mountain Resort, Alberta, Canada

China Peak, CA

Dodge Ridge Mountain Resort, CA

Eaglecrest Ski Area, AK

Kiroro, Japan

Loveland Ski Area, CO

Mission Ridge, WA

Mountain High, CA

Mt. Hood Skibowl, OR

Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA

Silver Mountain Resort, ID

Ski Marmot Basin, Alberta, Canada

Timberline, OR

White Pass, WA

– Compiled by Taylor Hood

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