Archive for December, 2013

The Sacramento District Review – January 2014

Posted December 30, 2013 By High Country Posts

In this Month’s Issue:
Trees and Their Many Uses
We Want to Hear From You!
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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Follow Me to the Senior Center – What Goes Around . . .

Posted December 29, 2013 By Mountain Seniors

By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
Whatever happened to “the happy ending?” My wife tells me I watch too much TV, and maybe it’s true. In two of my favorite shows the writers have messed everything up. In NCIS Los Angeles Just as Deeks and Kensi are getting together, they ship her off to parts unknown. In A Person of Interest they finally rounded up all the bad guys, but they killed off Carter. Don’t they know the hero is supposed to beat up the bad guys and get the girl? And don’t get me started with Star Trek; they blew up Vulcan. I don’t care what time line you are in, you can’t blow up Vulcan!
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Don’t Make an Ash of Yourself!

Posted December 27, 2013 By Mountain Seniors

by Marrianne Young
As denizens of a forested community, fire is not a possibility but an eventuality. How we come through it is up to us. That gives us great power over our future, but with great power comes great responsibility (I think Superman’s daddy said that)!

The “Firewise” program is designed to greatly diminish the chance and impact of fire on our community, but in order for it to succeed, we have to be a part of it. More than that, we need to be a conduit for change in our homes, our communities, and our forest. To that end, the Village of Cloudcroft is sponsoring “Firewise” right here. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Prescribed Burning to Resume on Lincoln National Forest

Posted December 23, 2013 By High Country Posts

LNFALAMOGORDO, NM – December 23, 2013 – Fire officials on the Lincoln National Forest’s  Sacramento Ranger District plan to take advantage of favorable weather conditions as they resume prescribed burning operations in January. Two projects that firefighters will focus on are located south and east of Cloudcroft, NM.  Winter weather provides an excellent burning environment, however, ignitions are dependent on fuel and weather conditions on the day of the burn. Cool daytime temperatures help moderate fire intensity; good ventilation ensures that smoke will disperse and result in minimal air quality impacts; predicted high winds can cause ignitions to be postponed. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Snowmobilers Reminded to Register Their Machines

Posted December 19, 2013 By High Country Posts

snowmobileAs snow continues to fall in much of New Mexico, the Department of Game and Fish is reminding snowmobile operators to observe safety requirements and register their snowmobiles before using them on public lands.

The New Mexico Off-Highway Vehicle Act of 2005 and subsequent legislation in 2009 was designed to protect the safety of off-highway vehicle users and ensure responsible use of off-highway vehicles on public lands. Read the remainder of this entry »

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December and New Year Events at NM State Parks

Posted December 6, 2013 By High Country Posts

NM State Parks

Santa Fe, NM – Whether you enjoy bird-watching, hiking, hand bells or literally want to plunge into the New Year, New Mexico State Parks is your official sponsor of adventure!

“Our New Mexico culture is rich with celebrations during December. New Mexico State Parks has something everyone can enjoy, whether it is fishing, hiking, or coming together as a community to enjoy holiday spirit,” said State Park Director Tommy Mutz.

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