Archive for January, 2012

New Mexico Fishing Report

Posted January 31, 2012 By High Country Posts

Updated 1/31/2012 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 – Found

Posted January 30, 2012 By High Country Posts

Yesterday I found a visitor at work.
She was just hanging out on the truck that was parked beside my car.
I was about 10 feet from her and at first she pretended like I was not there.
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Cloudcroft Summer Art Workshops

Posted January 27, 2012 By High Country Posts

In keeping with a long tradition of bringing excellent art instruction  to the Sacramento Mountains, the Cloudcroft Art Workshops, LLC has  just announced its newest roster of artists and the dates they will hold  5-day workshops in Cloudcroft, NM.  The offerings this year bring back some familiar faces as well as introducing other artists and their followers to this delightful and refreshing mountain community.

Workshops are held in the Old Red Brick Schoolhouse on Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM until 4 PM.   A brochure listing all the classes is now available in several businesses around the Cloudcroft/Otero and Lincoln County areas.  For more information about the program, including registration, visit the CAW website at or e-mail directly  To speak to a member of the board, call Linda Shiplett at 575-687-2137.  Additionally, most of the featured artists have their own websites where pictures of their work are available.

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The Sacramento District Review – February 2012

Posted January 27, 2012 By High Country Posts

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In this Month’s Issue:
Volunteer Opportunities
Evening Lecture Series
Slash Pit Update
New Office Hours
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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By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
February is generally a dreary month, and this particular Valentine’s Day was no exception. The skies were overcast, snow was melting, and a light drizzle was falling. However, my daughter Betsey had the day off, and she was looking to buy a car. Not just any car, but a two-door, GEO Tracker with an automatic transmission. We checked the paper, and the only one listed was on the far side of town.

We jumped into the car and set out on our journey. While we were driving, I gave her every tip I could think of for negotiating with those evil used car salesmen. I finally said, “Figure out the maximum price you are willing to pay, the highest payment you are willing to make, and don’t go past it.” Read the remainder of this entry »

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Inter-agency Search Effort Rescues Lost Hikers

Posted January 22, 2012 By High Country Posts

On Monday, January 9, 2011, at approximately 3:45 pm, White Sands National Monument received word that two visitors had been hiking within the dunes since 12:00 noon and were lost and unable to find their way out. Russell Vandameer and Karen Renshaw, both of Oklahoma, left to go hiking with their three dogs, Stitch, Suzy, and Griswald. After finding a suitably beautiful spot within the dunes, Vandemeer proposed to Renshaw. The newly engaged couple than attempted to hike back to their car, but were unable to find their way back. Rather than continue to wander becoming more lost, they contacted a cousin via cell phone and requested that help be sent. Read the remainder of this entry »

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