Archive for October, 2013

Cloudcroft Area Real Estate Update for 3rd quarter 2013

Posted October 31, 2013 By High Country Posts

“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. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Christmas Tree Permits – Sales Begin November 1st

Posted October 29, 2013 By High Country Posts

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. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Follow Me to the Senior Center – Home of the Brave

Posted October 28, 2013 By Mountain Seniors

By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
Originally I was going to title this article ‘Life is Hard.’ Now I’m not talking about every day, normal irritations. For example, have you ever noticed when driving down our mountain, everybody else is either driving too fast or too slow? With the limited number of places to pass, it can get very annoying. Fortunately, most of us Seniors don’t participate in road rage. We’re not going to cut anybody off or pick a fight. If for no other reason than it’s just too hard to get out of the car! Besides, with tinted windows we can yell and make hand gestures all we want . . . no one would be the wiser. When we turn sixty-five and retire, we expect that life will be good. We can sleep in, travel, and visit grandchildren. Sometimes life gets in the way. Read the remainder of this entry »

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National Forest Surveys Begin in October!

Posted October 18, 2013 By High Country Posts

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. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Lincoln National Forest Offices Reopen

Posted October 17, 2013 By High Country Posts

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. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Sign replacement project on U.S. 82

Posted October 14, 2013 By High Country Posts

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. Read the remainder of this entry »

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