Follow Me to the Senior Center Resistance is Futile

Posted September 30, 2014 By Mountain Seniors

By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
It’s October already, so I thought I’d give you an update on how some of my friends have been doing over the past year. If you remember, it was about this time last year that Jerrilyn was mistaken for a Texas tourist, and lassoed by a band of raccoons. Falling hard to the ground, she broke her leg. Today she is fully healed and doing just fine! However, these pesky raccoons found a real Texan, our friend Sharon. She fell to the ground, breaking both her ankles. After some rehab, she has gone back to Texas. We wish her well! We would put up wanted posters for the culprits, but they were all wearing masks. Gloria just celebrated her 90th birthday; her husband Randy is still chasing her around the house ~ Gloria is still faster! Read the remainder of this entry »

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Cloudcroft Schools to hold blood drive

Posted September 11, 2014 By High Country Posts

Cblood driveLOUDCROFT, NM— Cloudcroft Municipal Schools will hold a blood drive Friday, Sept. 12, from noon to 6 p.m. in the high school gym located at 1 Swallow Place.
“This is an opportunity for people to come and help save lives by giving back,” said Molly Flotte, school nurse and blood drive coordinator. “This usually takes about an hour and one pint of blood can help as many as three people.”
Everyone is encouraged to donate and possibly help people in their community or servicemembers serving their country. Donors are asked to keep in mind they may be able to give blood three times in one year. Read the remainder of this entry »

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By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
This is a broad subject, but we have some obvious no-brainers: like any president ever securing our border; the Senate passing a budget; Republicans agreeing with Democrats on anything; peace between Israel and Palestine. I know; it’s all depressing, so let’s try a slightly different subject.
Things that should not have ever happened. The first category is remakes of classic movies. John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn in “True Grit;” why would anyone think they could make that movie better? Read the remainder of this entry »

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Bear and Cub Captured Near Downtown Santa Fe

Posted August 27, 2014 By High Country Posts

New Mexico Dept. of Game and FishSANTA FE – Conservation officers captured a bear and her cub Friday morning about a half-mile from the State Capitol near downtown Santa Fe.

The healthy bear and her cub were not harmed during the capture and were on their way to be released in the Gila National Forest in southern New Mexico later Friday.

It was the third time officers captured and relocated the female bear and cub.This spring, the bear had two cubs when they were captured near downtown Santa Fe and relocated to the Jemez Mountains. Read the remainder of this entry »

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LNFAlamogordo, NM; August 26, 2014 – Representatives from the Lincoln National Forest, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Otero County Cattleman’s Association, Congressman Steve Pearce’s staff, N.M. Representative Yvette Herrell, Farm Bureau, N.M. Department of Agriculture, New Mexico Cattle Growers President Jose Varela Lopez, Otero County Grazing Advisory Board Members and the Range Improvement Task Force met with permitted livestock producers on August 25, 2014 to discuss ways to sustain grazing operations on the Lincoln National Forest while still protecting habitat for the endangered New Mexico meadow jumping mouse. This meeting was the continuation of previous joint conversation held between the groups. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Trestle Recreation Area will be Closed on August 30th

Posted August 4, 2014 By High Country Posts

LNFCLOUDCROFT, NM – August 4, 2014 – The Trestle Recreation Area, consisting of the Trestle Depot and trail network located west of Cloudcroft, New Mexico, will be closed to the public on August 30, 2014, from sunrise to sunset.  The Depot and recreation trails, including the “Switchback Trail” will be utilized by “Cloudcroft Running” during their walk/run event on August 30.

The Trestle Depot has been designated as the official “start” and “finish” of the race. Parking lot attendants will be on hand to help guide participants and spectators to parking spaces along the entrance road and loop road. Read the remainder of this entry »