SANTA FE, NM – The New Mexico State Parks Division invites schools and teachers to apply for transportation grants to take school children to State Parks during the 2015-2016 school year. This is the eighth year of the Kids ‘n Parks Transportation Grants, a component of the highly successful New Mexico Outdoor Classroom Program. Applications are due by October 16th. Read the remainder of this entry »

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LNFAlamogordo, Cloudcroft, NM – September 24, 2015 – Fire officials on the Lincoln National Forest’s Sacramento District plan to take advantage of favorable weather and burning conditions during the upcoming fall and winter months.
District personnel will focus on multiple projects that include pile and broadcast burning. These prescribed fire projects are located at various sites within the Sacramento Ranger District: Read the remainder of this entry »


Hunter Attacked by Bear Near Wagon Mound

Posted September 15, 2015 By High Country Posts

New Mexico Dept. of Game and FishRATON – Department of Game and Fish conservation officers are searching for a bear that attacked a 60-year-old man from Missouri who was elk hunting Thursday afternoon west of Wagon Mound.

The hunter climbed a tree to try to escape the attacking bear, but received bites to his foot through his boot when the bear climbed up after him. He was taken to the Alta Vista Hospital in Las Vegas, N.M., where he was treated and released.Officers used dogs to search for the offending bear soon after the attack, but rain caused the scent to deteriorate and the bear was not found. A trap was set in the area. Officers will continue to search for the bear to test it for rabies. Bear hair was found at the attack site and will help in identifying the offending bear. Read the remainder of this entry »


CLOC Preps for Last Melodrama of 2015 Season

Posted August 28, 2015 By High Country Posts

2015 CLOCThe “actors” with the Cloudcroft Light Opera Company are set to return to the stage for their third and final melodrama of the 2015 season. “The Ballad of Gopher Gap,” begins the first of five free performances Friday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the CLOC Pavilion in Cloudcroft.

This family-friendly show is directed by Team Courvoisier, a.k.a. Tony and Becky Courvoisier, and their son, Scotty, a senior at Cloudcroft High School. Performances are Aug 28-29, and Sept. 4-6, and begin at 7:30 p.m., but attendees are encouraged to arrive early as the seating is first come-first serve. Read the remainder of this entry »


Trestle Recreation Area Closed August 29

Posted August 24, 2015 By High Country Posts

LNFAlamogordo, Cloudcroft, High Rolls, NM – 8/24/2015 – The Trestle Recreation Area will be closed August 29, 2015 from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm while Cloudcroft Running hosts a foot race. Cloud Climbing Trestle Trail T5001 and T5001A, Old Cloudcroft Highway Trail T5002 and Switchback Trail T5004 will be closed while the race takes place. The gate will be opened after the race.  For more information about the race visit


Kids Fish for Free at the 21st Annual Kids Fishing Day

Posted August 18, 2015 By High Country Posts

LNFRuidoso, NM – 8/18/2015 – Children 12 and younger fish for free at the 21st Annual Kids Fishing Day, Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Alto Lake, outside Ruidoso, NM.  The event runs from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and is hosted by The Forest Service, New Mexico Game and Fish, Ruidoso Parks and Recreation Department, Eastern New Mexico University, Trout Unlimited, Walmart and Mesilla Valley Fly Fishers. Read the remainder of this entry »