Archive for April, 2011

Forest Service To Cut Hazardous Trees Along Highway 82

Posted April 29, 2011 By High Country Posts

Alamogordo, NM (April 29, 2011) – The felling of hazardous trees along U.S. Highway 82 on the east side of Cloudcroft, NM, will begin on Monday, May 2 through May 12, 2011, to reduce the potential threat of trees falling on to roadways due to strong winds in southeastern New Mexico. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Notes From The Bird House – Raven Part Deux

Posted April 28, 2011 By The Bird House

The first year I lived here, I was seeing things that this city girl had never been exposed to. For example, mountain lions, bears, and horny toad lizards were just a few of the unusual things I was privy to see. Each time I saw something new, I would call my husband and tell him my experience with the new discovery. It was not until I started seeing things that were not normally in this area that my husband started to doubt my sanity. Read the remainder of this entry »

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NM Rails-to-Trails Hiking Maps

Posted April 28, 2011 By NM Rails-to-Trails

NM Rails-to-Trails Association (NMRTA) was organized in 1994 in Cloudcroft, NM, with the goal of converting abandoned railroad lines located in the Sacramento Mountains of Southern New Mexico into multi-use, multi-access recreational trails.  The ultimate goal is to combine such trails with other trails to provide a sixty-eight mile-long loop trail that will lead from Cloudcroft to Sunspot to Oliver Lee Memorial State Park to Alamogordo to La Luz to High Rolls and back to Cloudcroft. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Last Chance Fire Update

Posted April 27, 2011 By High Country Posts

Friday, April 29th, 2011, 6:00 p.m.
Summary: The high winds returned to the fire today but because of the exceptional work performed by the crews everything held and there was limited smoke visible from the fire. The transition of the Pecos Zone Team to a local Forest Type III Incident Commander will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. tonight. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Sitting Bull Falls Day-Use Area Closure

Posted April 27, 2011 By High Country Posts

Closure Order Prohibits Access To Sitting Bull Falls Day-Use Area
Alamogordo, NM (April 27, 2011) – The Sitting Bull Falls day-use picnic area located on Eddy County Road 409 (commonly known as Sitting Bull Falls Road) on the Guadalupe District outside of Carlsbad, New Mexico, has been closed until further notice. Lincoln National Forest Supervisor Robert Trujillo signed a Closure Order effective April 25, 2011, that prohibits access to the day-use area. Read the remainder of this entry »

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New Mexico Fishing Report – April 26, 2011

Posted April 26, 2011 By High Country Posts

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Read the remainder of this entry »

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