Archive for November, 2011

Follow Me to the Senior Center “A Christmas Story”

Posted November 29, 2011 By Mountain Seniors

by Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
It was about a week before Christmas- one of those cold dreary days- the night before it had snowed three or four inches, followed by a nice coating of ice. A typical Kansas City winter storm. I was delivering the mail, being oh-so-careful. My route was in a very hilly area, with the homes perched along the top, and the road about fifty feet below. I had just climbed up to one home, and was only a few feet from their mailbox, when I heard a soft voice saying, “Yoo-hoo, Mailman, can you take my letter?” Read the remainder of this entry »

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New Mexico Fishing Report

Posted November 29, 2011 By High Country Posts

Updated – November 29, 2011 This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, 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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Notes from the Birdhouse – We All Die Famous In A Small Town

Posted November 28, 2011 By The Bird House

I love living in a small town but sometimes I just want to escape.  Like when the cattle trucks come through our little village and stop at the gas station across the street from me.  It does not take long for the cows to start mooing.  They are calling out to me.  They know I’m here and they can feel my pity for them.  They are mooing my name Ruuuuuuth, Ruuuuuuuth over and over again.  They sound so scared, pitiful  and helpless. Don’t get me wrong I am a steak eater but I am an animal lover more, especially to the ones that know my name.  On more than one occasion I have thought about sneaking over there and unlatching the door. Read the remainder of this entry »

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White Sands National Monument Holiday Open House

Posted November 27, 2011 By High Country Posts

White Sands National Monument to Host Fourth Annual Holiday Open House December 2
Alamogordo, N.M. – The public is invited to join in a special holiday open house at White Sands National Monument on Friday, December 2, 2011.

In what will be a spectacular holiday display for that night only, 500 luminarias will cast a warm glow on the historic adobe visitor center at White Sands National Monument. Complimentary light hors d’oeuvres, hot cider, and hot chocolate will be served. A hands-on children’s activity will be offered, and live music by Bill Urban’s band Strangers and Pilgrims will fill the night. Read the remainder of this entry »

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The Sacramento District Review – December 2011

Posted November 24, 2011 By High Country Posts

In this Month’s Issue:

Wood Used to Make Musical Instruments
Christmas Tree Sales
Bark Beetle
The Ranger’s Report

The Sacramento District Review is a monthly newsletter prepared by the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest.
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Forest Restoration Workshops

Posted November 21, 2011 By High Country Posts


Alamogordo, NM (November 21, 2011) – The Lincoln National Forest will host Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) workshops during the month of December.  In Fiscal Year 2012, the USDA Forest Service expects to distribute approximately $3 million through cost share grants to implement forest restoration projects on public lands in New Mexico.  Projects must be designed through a collaborative process that includes affected communities and stakeholders. Read the remainder of this entry »

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