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,

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 »


It’s All Relative

Posted December 29, 2014 By Mountain Seniors

By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. For us it was good, but low-key. Nobody came to visit for the holidays. We had planned to go to a friend’s house for Thanksgiving, however, Jo Ann also planned to make the entire Thanksgiving meal for just the two of us on Wednesday. Jo Ann’s a great cook. The house was filled with that holiday smell. We ate a great meal; I praised her for all her hard work. Of course, after eating turkey comes the mandatory food-coma nap. I awoke about two hours later. I went downstairs for a turkey sandwich, just to find all the Christmas decorations up, including the tree. Usually putting up the tree involves crying and gnashing of teeth (that would be me). Hanging ornaments in just the right spot and stringing lights is not my thing. Jo Ann did all the work by herself. With a big smile, she came up and hugged me. I checked to see if she was on any new medication. (Nope). When I find out what she’s up to, I’ll let you know. Read the remainder of this entry »


Cloudcroft Is New Mexico’s Newest “Frontier Community”

Posted December 11, 2014 By High Country Posts

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Today, New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela announced the Village of Cloudcroft was selected to participate in the New Mexico Frontier Communities Initiative.  Established by the state Legislature and signed into law by Governor Susana Martinez in 2013, this community economic development partnership program is designed specifically to serve New Mexico’s rural communities that are currently not able meet the national benchmarks involved in New Mexico MainStreet program designation. Cloudcroft joins 15 other New Mexico communities as part of this economic development program. Read the remainder of this entry »


No More Mr. Nice Guy

Posted November 29, 2014 By Mountain Seniors

By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
You might be interested to know they used to call me ‘Mr. Excitement.’ Every weekend in college my friends and I would look for something new and bold to do. (Okay, it was one of those times none of us had girlfriends, and we were bored.) It was a late summer evening in 1969. We had decided upon miniature golf. When we arrived, there was a big crowd milling around. They were about to tee-off a pro-am miniature golf tournament. (I know, I had never heard of one before or since.) They weren’t playing for big bucks, not for tens of thousands, nor even a thousand. It was a ten-dollar entry fee, and a two hundred-dollar first prize. Read the remainder of this entry »


Sacramento Ranger District Hosts Open House on Thursday, Nov. 13

Posted November 7, 2014 By High Country Posts

LNFCLOUDCROFT, NM – November 7, 2014 – The Sacramento Ranger District, located at 4 Lost Lodge Road in Cloudcroft, NM, will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, November 13, 2014, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The theme of the Open House is “Riparian Management on the Sacramento Ranger District” and several booths will be set up and staffed by resource management specialists. The public is invited to attend and we look forward to seeing you there! Read the remainder of this entry »


Follow Me to the Senior Center Pillars

Posted October 30, 2014 By Mountain Seniors

By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
My wife Jo Ann and our daughter Betsey are getting ready to take a cruise. We booked one of those ships that had been stranded at sea three or four days. We also got the ‘hurricane’ discount for cruising in October. My tightwad friends, James and David, would be proud. Jo Ann and Betsey seem a little overly excited. They decided to pack their bags three weeks before the cruise. Then they repacked a week later, and have reorganized several times since then. If I had packed for a trip three weeks ahead of time, I’d be out of clothes in two days. Apparently Jo Ann’s five-dollar-a-week allowance is too much! Read the remainder of this entry »