LNFALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM, March 4, 2015 – For Immediate Release.  This year, the Lincoln National Forest will begin a four-year process to revise its Forest Plan, which is the guiding document that serves as a “vision” for land management activities.  Once approved, the Forest Plan will guide activities for the next 10-15 years. Read the remainder of this entry »


Catch 22

Posted March 1, 2015 By Mountain Seniors

By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
It’s that time of year again. Jo Ann and I were walking out of Wal-Mart, when we were ambushed by two cute little girls wearing green. That’s right ~ it’s Girl Scout Cookie time! We couldn’t resist their cute little faces, or the Thin Mints displayed on the table, so we bought a box. We got home and immediately opened the box. Jo Ann took one sleeve of cookies; I took the other. Two hours later there wasn’t a cookie to be found! This was not a Catch 22, simply cause and effect. No one can resist little girls and cookies! Read the remainder of this entry »


Post-Holiday Blues

Posted February 4, 2015 By Mountain Seniors

By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
This past Christmas took an unexpected turn. It was a few days after Thanksgiving; it was one of those slow days. I actually got to take an afternoon nap. I awoke to the pleasant smell of cookies baking. Strolling down the stairs, I then rounded the corner into our kitchen. Shocked at what I saw, the Christmas tree had been put up, complete with lights and ornaments. Jo Ann was smiling, proud of all her accomplishments. I put my hand to her forehead to see if she was running a fever. Then I checked her eyes to see if she had banged her head on something (nope ~ no trauma). Thirty-two years of me whining about helping put up the tree had finally paid off! If you’ll remember, just two years ago I caught Jo Ann spitting in my sink, so she wouldn’t have to clean hers. Progress has been made. Dare I push things a step further? Read the remainder of this entry »


Cloudcroft Real Estate Update for full year 2014

Posted January 22, 2015 By High Country Posts

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

The little Village of Cloudcroft is hopping with hunters and folks looking to play in the snow this month.  We are looking forward to the reopening of the Mountain Top Mercantile soon under new ownership a new name and with the addition of barbecue! Read the remainder of this entry »


Flu Cases Rising in New Mexico

Posted January 15, 2015 By High Country Posts

NM Department of HealthYou’re seeing the story more and more in the national news, and flu activity is increasing in New Mexico. Over the past few weeks, more and more of us are coming down with the flu.

As of January 3rd, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FluView report showed 46 US states were experiencing “high” activity, according to the report. New Mexico is one of them. Read the remainder of this entry »


Hunting Rules & Info Available on Game Department’s New Website

Posted January 5, 2015 By High Country Posts

hunting-rule-info-book-2015-2016-New-Mexico-Department-Game-Fish-300x480SANTA FE – Rules and information about applying for licenses and hunting big-game, small game and turkeys in New Mexico are available now on the Department of Game and Fish’s redesigned website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

The 2015-16 Hunting Rules and Information booklet includes all the information hunters need to apply for and purchase big-game and small-game hunting licenses and permits. Hunters are encouraged to review season dates, application deadlines and other information before applying for licenses or going afield. Read the remainder of this entry »