More Than 2,000 Youth Elk Licenses for Sale Beginning July 9

Posted June 29, 2014 By High Country Posts

New Mexico Dept. of Game and FishSANTA FE –More than 2,000 youth antlerless elk licenses will go on sale through the Department of Game and Fish’s Online License System at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 9. To purchase a license, customers will need to log in to their Online License System account at

The sale is designed to encourage youth hunting and includes almost 1,500 licenses for hunters using any legal weapon and 540 licenses for hunters using a muzzleloader or bow. Licenses will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and hunters must be younger than 18 years of age on opening day of the hunt to be eligible. Read the remainder of this entry »

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By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
Not that I actually watch a lot of TV (okay, I do), but getting the Albuquerque stations can make us in Otero County feel a little irrelevant sometimes. For example, have you seen the commercial where a guy comes out of his garage on his new, bright red, riding lawnmower, wearing a golf shirt and goggles? Looking spiffy, right? The cute housewife across the street, while unloading her groceries, catches a glimpse of Mr. Macho, and is so taken back, she drops everything. (Like that would ever happen) In the next scene the guy is racing past his neighbor on his lawnmower. Okay, so what’s the guy doing in his neighbor’s yard? Read the remainder of this entry »

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Hotter & Drier NM Proof of Climate Change

Posted June 3, 2014 By High Country Posts

attorney general(SANTA FE)—Attorney General Gary King announced his support for today’s adoption of a new carbon emissions reduction rule proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“New Mexico is already experiencing the beginning of climate change; it’s getting hotter and drier and stream flows and water supplies are declining” says AG King.  “We have an obligation to protect future generations from these threats, which could have profound effects on our communities, farms and businesses if not addressed.” Read the remainder of this entry »

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June 7th is Free Fishing Day in New Mexico

Posted June 3, 2014 By High Country Posts

New Mexico Dept. of Game and FishSANTA FE – Whether you feel like testing the waters for the first time or you are an old hand at fishing, Saturday, June 7, is the perfect time to get out and make a cast or two at lakes and streams across New Mexico — no license required.

“We want to encourage New Mexican’s to get out with their families and enjoy their wildlife resources, and celebrating National Free Fishing Day is a great way to do that,” Department Fisheries Chief Mike Sloane said. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Follow Me to the Senior Center – Rats!

Posted May 30, 2014 By Mountain Seniors

By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
You know you’re getting old when you start thinking episodes of Dr. Oz are interesting. After listening for about twenty minutes, it was obvious that just about everything you eat is bad for you! Except maybe things like salmon, rice, spinach, and the occasional treat of nuts and berries. Remember the good ol’ days, when you could eat a whole pizza, or down a dozen doughnuts, and not think twice about it or gain a pound? Smoking cigarettes and drinking beer were no problem. We got our exercise chasing women. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Stage I Fire Restrictions Begin May 21st on LNF

Posted May 16, 2014 By High Country Posts

LNFALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM; May 13, 2014 –  The Lincoln National Forest will implement Stage I Fire Restrictions Forest-wide, effective May 21st, 2014, at 8:00 am.

STAGE I FIRE RESTRICTIONS include the following prohibitions:

  1.   Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal grills, coal, wood or stove; except in Forest Service designated recreation sites and campgrounds where Forest Service grills and fire rings are provided:

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