By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
Have you noticed the younger crowd (those under 60) tend to talk by abbreviation? It’s probably from all the texting they do. Now, I don’t text because I’m too cheap to pay for it. I only get about four phone calls a month; three of them are from my wife Jo Ann – they just go to voicemail. However, I have picked up some of the lingo. For example: TMI is too much information; BFF – best friends forever; LOL – laugh out loud; OMG – oh, my gosh; BYAM – between you and me; PDA – public display of affection; FYI – for your information, and XOXOXO – kiss/hug. Pay attention; you will be tested on this later! FYI, only girls sign cards and letters XOXOXO. Read the remainder of this entry »
By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
Cloudcroft - The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) began replacing traffic signs on U.S. 82 and N.M. 244 in Otero County last September to ensure safety and make sure the signs met federal standards. However, due to weather, the project was suspended. Read the remainder of this entry »
SANTA FE – Hunters who applied for bighorn sheep, oryx or ibex licenses for the 2014-15 seasons and are unsuccessful in the drawings will be eligible for full refunds of application fees and license fees, the Department of Game and Fish announced Wednesday.
Application fees normally are nonrefundable whether a license applicant is successful or not. Read the remainder of this entry »
ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico resident hunters scored a big victory Monday with a U.S. District Court ruling that allows the Department of Game and Fish to reinstate quotas that give state residents a big advantage over nonresidents when applying for bighorn sheep, oryx and ibex hunting licenses.
“This is an important decision and a huge win for New Mexico hunters,” said Paul Kienzle, newly elected chairman of the State Game Commission. Read the remainder of this entry »
ALAMOGORDO, NM – March 22, 2014 – The Soldier Prescribed Fire project is located 40 miles southwest of Carlsbad and approximately 8 miles south of the community of Queen, NM. Firefighters plan on treating up to 3,300 acres with prescribed fire through broadcast burning. Broadcast burns are controlled applications of fire to fuels, under specified environmental conditions that allow fire to be confined to a predetermined area. Fire behavior and fire characteristics will result in meeting resource management objectives that include: reducing the threat of wildfire, improved wildlife and range conditions and improved watershed conditions to the Dark Canyon area. Read the remainder of this entry »
ALAMOGORDO, NM – March 18, 2014 – Prescribed fire operations will be conducted on the Lincoln National Forest’s Smokey Bear Ranger District at Ski Apache ski area in March and April, as weather and fuel conditions allow.
The primary goal of this prescribed fire project is to reduce slash piles, left over from hazard tree removal from the Little Bear Fire.
Public and firefighter safety is always our priority with both prescribed and wildland fires. Read the remainder of this entry »