Archive for July, 2011

Recycling Center is Coming to Cloudcroft

Posted July 31, 2011 By High Country Posts

By Sally Sutton
It’s coming! Cloudcroft will soon have a recycling center! The Start up date is currently this September. Along with Cloudcroft, there will be recycling centers in Alamogordo, LaLuz, Tularosa, Weed, and Mescalero. We will be able to recycle: tin cans, aluminum, plastic #1, plastic #2, mixed paper/magazines, and all cardboard.
Otero County Commisioner Susan Flores has asked, “Where should the recycling center be located in Cloudcroft?” Flores says the location needs to be very visible, accessible, well signed, and available at all times. County or Village land would be best. Read the remainder of this entry »

August Slash Pit Schedule – Sacramento Ranger District

Posted July 31, 2011 By High Country Posts

The Slash Pit will be opened the following days and times in August:

Saturday August 6 & Sunday August 7
Saturday August 13 & Sunday August 14
Hours of Operation:
8:30 a.m. – 1200 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

* Please note the slash pit can be closed during periods of inclement weather.  Additionally, the pit may also be closed if the road is muddy or slash pit is full and needs to be pushed or burned.  Please remember no commercial dumping or trash is authorized in the pit.  For additional information please call the Sacramento Ranger District Office at: 575-682-2551.

All Districts on Lincoln National Forest Open to Public

Posted July 29, 2011 By High Country Posts

Alamogordo, NM (July 28, 2011) – Effective July 29, 2011, at 8:00 a.m., Lincoln National Forest Supervisor Robert Trujillo will rescind the Stage 3 Emergency Area Fire Closure Order which opens all Lincoln National Forest Ranger Districts to the public. Due to current fire danger and weather patterns, the threat of wildfires is still high. For this reason, Stage 2 Fire Restrictions will remain in place on all Districts as follows:

Prohibited:  Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, tiki torches or wood stoves. Visitors are allowed to create a fire ONLY at the following Read the remainder of this entry »

BLM Lifts Fire Restrictions Statewide

Posted July 28, 2011 By High Country Posts

Santa Fe, NM – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is terminating all fire restrictions, effective Friday, July 29th. Most areas have received enough rainfall or increased humidity levels to safely remove the fire restrictions that have been in place since earlier this year. The BLM manages over 13 million acres of public land in New Mexico. Read the remainder of this entry »

New Museum and Film Unveiled at White Sands

Posted July 27, 2011 By High Country Posts

For the first time in over 30 years, White Sands National Monument has installed all new museum exhibits in the park’s visitor center. The new state of the art exhibits tell the story of the geology of the world’s largest gypsum dunefield, the unique plants and animals that have adapted to it, and how humans have used White Sands throughout history. An all new high definition orientation film, entitled A Land in Constant Motion, complements the exhibits with stunning cinematography. Read the remainder of this entry »

New Mexico Fishing Report

Posted July 26, 2011 By High Country Posts

Updated July 26, 2011
This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and, 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 »