Archive for April, 2013

The Sacramento District Review – May 2013

Posted April 29, 2013 By High Country Posts

In this Month’s Issue:
A Trail For All Ages
Evening Lecture Series
Slash Pit Schedule
Kids Corner
The Sacramento District Review is a monthly newsletter prepared by the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest.
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CLOUDCROFT, NM – April 26, 2013 – The Sacramento Ranger District will open the Forest Service slash pit near Cloudcroft, NM, to accommodate private landowners who need to dispose of slash. The slash pit, located one mile northeast of the Village of Cloudcroft, near the junction of NM Highways 244 and 82, is scheduled to be open on the following Saturdays: April 27th, May 4th, 11th, and 25th, and June 8th.  Plans to keep the pit open through the summer are contingent upon certain conditions, including:  acceptable weather conditions, fuel load levels, the availability of District employees for staffing, and Forest Service related logging and thinning project activities in the vicinity of the slash pit that may temporarily impede access to site. Read the remainder of this entry »

Notes from the Birdhouse – Just Punch It!

Posted April 23, 2013 By The Bird House

Okay are we getting warm yet?  Here is a photo I took from my front porch.

This photo was taken a couple of winters ago.  That year we had around 154 inches of snow, or so we’ve been told.  I hate snow but I have to admit it was an awesome winter, everywhere you looked was clean and white.  This was also before my employment with the Bird House so I was helping Hub deliver mail.  Unfortunately, no amount of snow can stop the mail. We bundled up and left for work.  It was not long before we pulled up to a set of mailbox units.  I jumped out and put the mail into the respective boxes,  jumped back in the warm truck and made a comment about how pretty this area was.  Before I could catch the words that lead to this hair raising day,  I asked, “What is up there?”  He says, “Let me show you.”  Hub is always excited to show me different places around where he grew up.  He shot me a kooky smile, and we were off. Read the remainder of this entry »

New Mexico Fishing Report

Posted April 23, 2013 By High Country Posts

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Read the remainder of this entry »

The Lincoln National Forest is planning to implement Stage II Fire Restrictions on the Guadalupe Ranger District, effective April 21st, 2013, at 8:00 am.

STAGE II FIRE RESTRICTIONS include the following prohibitions:

  1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, wood or stove; Exceptions: The use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns, propane grills, or heating devices is allowed, provided such devices meet the fire underwriter’s specification for safety.
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Notes from the Birdhouse – Pay Phone

Posted April 1, 2013 By The Bird House

Last night daughter and I were coming home from a day of shopping and dinner.  On the way up the mountain we were listening to the Top 20.  The song “Pay Phone”  came on the radio. I asked her, why in the world would they call it that? Kids nowadays have no idea what a pay phone is. We then started talking about how different the world was back when I was a kid.  It was a few minutes later when Stella asked, how in the world did y’all remember all those telephone numbers? Read the remainder of this entry »