Cloudcroft Area Real Estate Update for 3rd quarter 2013

“How’s The Mountain Market?”

Greetings from the Everett Team at Blue Canyon Realty, Cloudcroft, New Mexico!  We are writing to share the latest mountain real estate news… but first a little about our beautiful mountain area.

What a stunning summer in the Sacramento Mountains!  After a dry winter the summer monsoon rains came and our forest remained completely open showing off beautiful wildflower meadows.  We had some late saturating rains which brought to life some ponds and springs which have not held water or flowed in years.  Fall has continued to show the splendor of the mountains with gorgeous aspen and maple color.  We are all set for a wet winter with lots of snow. Continue reading

Christmas Tree Permits – Sales Begin November 1st

LNFALAMOGORDO, NM – October 29, 2013 – The Lincoln National Forest will begin selling Christmas tree permits on Friday, November 1st, for $5.00 each – only one per household.  A limited number of permits are available and will be sold on a first come first served basis. Purchases can be made during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Continue reading

National Forest Surveys Begin in October!

LNFALAMOGORDO, NM – October 18, 2013 – Visitor use surveys will launch in October, with a completion date of September 30, 2014.  Soon, you may see Forest Service and contract employees working in developed and dispersed recreation sites and along Forest Service roads. They will be wearing bright orange vests. Their presence will be marked by a “Traffic Survey Ahead” sign. “The interviewers are people from the local area. They are well-trained and want to know about your visit to the Lincoln National Forest,” said Sabrina Flores, coordinator for the 2014 National Visitor Use Monitoring survey on the Lincoln National Forest. “Participation in the survey is voluntary and the information that you provide is confidential,” Flores added. Continue reading

Lincoln National Forest Offices Reopen

LNFALAMOGORDO, NM – October 17, 2013 – The U.S. Forest Service is immediately beginning its process of reopening recreational facilities across the country and reinstating timber and stewardship contracts that had been suspended during the shutdown.  We expect to reopen recreational facilities as soon as employees return to work and we are able to evaluate the cleanliness and safety of each individual facility.  With timber and stewardship contracts, resumption of operations will depend on factors such as weather, terrain conditions and the readiness of contractors to mobilize.  We look forward to working with our stakeholders to make Forest Service programs and activities available to the public as soon as possible. Continue reading

Sign replacement project on U.S. 82

NMDOTCloudcroft – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) began replacing traffic signs on U.S. 82 and N.M. 244 in Otero County, to ensure safety and that the signs meet federal standards.

The project began late September and is to be completed by mid-March 2014. Motorists will encounter short lane closures in areas without shoulders and should see no significant delays. Continue reading