Archive for April, 2014

Do Your Part, Don’t Let a Wildfire Start!

Posted April 16, 2014 By High Country Posts

LNFALAMOGORDO, NM; April 16, 2014 – As many visitors prepare for a long Easter Holiday weekend on the Lincoln National Forest, here are a few reminders and safety tips to help keep people and the Forest safe! There are NO fire restrictions in place at this time, however, the Lincoln National Forest is currently in HIGH fire danger. A HIGH fire danger rating means that fine fuels, such a grass, can ignite easily and fires can start quickly from most causes; unattended campfires are likely to escape; fires can spread rapidly and short-distance spotting is common; high intensity burning may develop on slopes or in concentrations of fine fuels; fires may become large and their control difficult unless they are attacked successfully while small. Read the remainder of this entry »

Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – Bensen Fire

Posted April 10, 2014 By High Country Posts

Map of Bensen Fire – 96 Acres

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Fire Update –  4/15/14,  10:00 A M

Start Date and Time:  4/10/14, 2:09 PM

Location:  3 miles west of Sunspot Observatory; 9 miles south of High Rolls; 20 miles southwest of Cloudcroft

Latitude:  32 deg, 45 min, 50.04 sec

Longitude: 105 deg, 52 min, 33.6 sec

Incident Commander Type 4:  Joe Kimble; and Type 4 Trainee: Gordon Wells.

Cause:  Human-Caused, Under investigation

Size:  96 acres

Area Vegetation:  Ponderosa Pine, Pinon Juniper, Grass, Logging  Slash Read the remainder of this entry »

Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger Increases

Posted April 10, 2014 By High Country Posts

LNFALAMOGORDO, NM; April 10, 2014 – A combination of  low moisture, persistent drought, winds and warm weather in southern New Mexico has prompted Lincoln National Forest fire officials to elevate the fire danger rating to HIGH.  All three districts, Smokey Bear, Sacramento and Guadalupe are experiencing conditions that warrant the “HIGH” fire danger rating, which will be displayed on all forest-wide fire danger rating signs, effective Friday, April 11thRead the remainder of this entry »

Landowners Must Allow Fishing On Public Streams

Posted April 10, 2014 By High Country Posts

(SANTA FE)—Attorney General Gary King says a private landowner can not exclude others from fishing in a public stream that flows across the landowner’s property.

An official legal opinion on the matter was requested by State Representative Luciano “Lucky” Varela, who asked, “May a private landowner exclude others from fishing in a public stream that flows across the landowner’s property?” Read the remainder of this entry »

NM Game and Fish Releases Bobcats Back Into the Wild

Posted April 8, 2014 By High Country Posts

New Mexico Dept. of Game and FishSANTA FE – Three young bobcats are back in the wild after being released April 4 by Department of Game and Fish staff near Glorieta Mesa near Santa Fe.

The Wildlife Center in Española rehabilitated the bobcats after they were found in residential areas of Eldorado near Santa Fe last spring. Read the remainder of this entry »

Harlem Ambassadors Tour is Coming Your Way

Posted April 6, 2014 By High Country Posts

harlem ambassadorsHoops and hijinks are coming to Cloudcroft, NM on April 29, 2014 when our very own local challengers, the BIG BAD BEARS, take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show the whole family will enjoy. The show starts at 7:00 PM at CLOUDCROFT HIGH SCHOOL GYM.

Proceeds from the event benefit CLOUDCROFT KIWANIS CLUB and will be used to support scholarships, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Project Eliminate (getting rid of Tetanus), support Key Club, Builders Club and K-Kids and other community projects. Read the remainder of this entry »