Archive for March, 2014

Sign Replacement Project Continues on Hwy 82 In Otero County

Posted March 27, 2014 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 last September to ensure safety and make sure the signs met federal standards.  However, due to weather, the project was suspended. Read the remainder of this entry »

New Mexico Dept. of Game and FishSANTA FE – Hunters who applied for bighorn sheep, oryx or ibex licenses for the 2014-15 seasons and are unsuccessful in the drawings will be eligible for full refunds of application fees and license fees, the Department of Game and Fish announced Wednesday.

Application fees normally are nonrefundable whether a license applicant is successful or not. Read the remainder of this entry »

Court Ruling Gives NM Resident Hunters Better Odds

Posted March 25, 2014 By High Country Posts

New Mexico Dept. of Game and FishALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico resident hunters scored a big victory Monday with a U.S. District Court ruling that allows the Department of Game and Fish to reinstate quotas that give state residents a big advantage over nonresidents when applying for bighorn sheep, oryx and ibex hunting licenses.

“This is an important decision and a huge win for New Mexico hunters,” said Paul Kienzle, newly elected chairman of the State Game Commission. Read the remainder of this entry »

Prescribed Fire Activities Planned On Guadalupe Ranger District

Posted March 22, 2014 By High Country Posts

LNFALAMOGORDO, NM – March 22, 2014 – The Soldier Prescribed Fire project is located 40 miles southwest of Carlsbad and approximately 8 miles south of the community of Queen, NM.  Firefighters plan on treating up to 3,300 acres with prescribed fire through broadcast burning. Broadcast burns are controlled applications of fire to fuels, under specified environmental conditions that allow fire to be confined to a predetermined area. Fire behavior and fire characteristics will result in meeting resource management objectives that include:  reducing the threat of wildfire, improved wildlife and range conditions and improved watershed conditions to the Dark Canyon area. Read the remainder of this entry »

Prescribed Fire Activities Planned At Ski Apache

Posted March 18, 2014 By High Country Posts

LNFALAMOGORDO, NM – March 18, 2014 – Prescribed fire operations will be conducted on the Lincoln National Forest’s Smokey Bear Ranger District at Ski Apache ski area in March and April, as weather and fuel conditions allow.

The primary goal of this prescribed fire project is to reduce slash piles, left over from hazard tree removal from the Little Bear Fire.

Public and firefighter safety is always our priority with both prescribed and wildland fires. Read the remainder of this entry »

The Dog Canyon Experience at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park

Posted March 14, 2014 By High Country Posts

NM State ParksAlamogordo, NM – What do a full worm moon, a lepidopterist, and xeric gardening have in common? They will all be featured at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park for their 9th Annual Dog Canyon Experience March 15 and 16, 2014.

Join us for an action-packed weekend of events!  You supply the comfortable shoes and sunscreen, we supply the adventure! Read the remainder of this entry »