Santa Land 2016

Posted November 16, 2016 By High Country Posts

santa-land-posterSanta Land is a FREE event for children of all ages at the Cloudcroft Pavilion. The event begins at 4 p.m. with booths, games and Mrs. Claus handing out cookies. The jolly old elf arrives around 5 p.m. riding a flashy Cloudcroft Fire Department truck.

Booth spaces are also available for arts and crafts vendors, please call Cindi Bradshaw (575-491-5380) for more information. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Christmas Tree Permits – Sales Begin November 14th

Posted November 14, 2016 By High Country Posts

Christmas TreeALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – November 14, 2016 – The Lincoln National Forest will begin selling Christmas Tree permits on Monday, November 14th for $10.00 each – only one per household.  A limited number of permits will be available to be sold on a first-come first-served basis.  An individual may purchase up to four permits for (four) separate households.  The last day to purchase a permit is December 23rd while offices are open and permits are available. Read the remainder of this entry »


Survey finds endangered mouse on Lincoln National Forest

Posted October 31, 2016 By High Country Posts

LNFCLOUDCROFT, NM – October 31, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Biologists’ recent trapping efforts have confirmed the presence of the New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse (NMMJM) in an area where it historically occurred in the Sacramento Mountains.  Beth Humphrey, District Ranger on the Sacramento Ranger District said, “This is a remarkable discovery!  There are only a few populations of this species left, with suitable habitats found in isolated areas of New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona.  To confirm their existence here on the Lincoln National Forest gives hope that this species can recover over a period of time.”  Read the remainder of this entry »

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LNFAlamogordo, Cloudcroft, NM – September 30, 2016 – Fire officials on the Lincoln National Forest’s Sacramento District plan to take advantage of favorable weather and burning conditions during the upcoming fall and winter months.

District personnel will focus on multiple projects that include pile and broadcast burning.  These prescribed fire projects are located at various sites within the Sacramento Ranger District: Read the remainder of this entry »



CLOUDCROFT, NM, September 29, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  Starting immediately, portions of the Trestle Recreation Area on the Sacramento Ranger District near Cloudcroft, NM will be closed for maintenance.  The trail system will remain open during this time. (Please see map that accompanies this News Release).

District personnel will be maintaining restrooms, and staining decks and railings in the area.  We are asking our visitors’ cooperation in being patient and allowing us the time needed to complete this work so that we can continue to provide an outstanding recreation experience into the future.  Read the remainder of this entry »


Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger dips to LOW

Posted August 12, 2016 By High Country Posts

LNFALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM, August 12, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  As the summer temperatures begin to taper off and we receive more frequent pulses of rain showers over the general area, the fire danger lessens on the Lincoln National Forest.  Effective Monday, August 15, 2016, all Forest-wide fire danger rating signs will display the LOW adjective.  The LOW fire danger rating applies to the entire forest, which includes Smokey Bear, Sacramento and Guadalupe Ranger Districts. Read the remainder of this entry »