Lincoln National Forest’s Fire Danger Increases to HIGH

Posted April 1, 2016 By High Country Posts

LNFALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – March 31, 2016 – A combination of low moisture, persistent drought, winds and warm weather in southern New Mexico has prompted Lincoln National Forest fire officials to elevate the fire danger rating to HIGH.  All three districts, Smokey Bear, Sacramento and Guadalupe are experiencing conditions that warrant the “HIGH” fire danger rating, which will be displayed on all forest-wide fire danger rating signs, effective Friday, April 1st. Read the remainder of this entry »

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LNFALAMOGORDO, NM – March 31, 2016 –The Lincoln National Forest is seeking public comment on a plan to begin an overnight rental program for the Wofford Lookout Cabin and Tower located on the Sacramento Ranger District. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Where We Live, How We Live…Living with Wildfire

Posted March 27, 2016 By High Country Posts

Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week      March 27 – April 2, 2016

swfireThe focus of the week is to increase awareness and to promote actions that reduce the risk from wildfire to homes and communities.  

The Lincoln National Forest will be sharing helpful links throughout the week (starting March 27), via email and twitter…stay tuned!  Read the remainder of this entry »

      

LNFALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM, March 25, 2016 – For Immediate Release.  The Lincoln National Forest has not yet implemented any fire restrictions, however a combination of low moisture, persistent drought, winds and warm weather in southern New Mexico has prompted fire officials to elevate the fire danger rating to MODERATE. This rating reflects conditions on all three districts, including Smokey Bear, Sacramento and Guadalupe. Fire danger is expected to increase as spring conditions intensify and hot summer weather approaches. Read the remainder of this entry »

      

Cloudcroft Real Estate Update for full year 2015

Posted March 13, 2016 By High Country Posts

Greetings from the Team at Blue Canyon Realty, Cloudcroft, New Mexico!  We are writing to share the latest mountain real estate news… but first a little about our beautiful mountain area.

The snows have come and we are so excited to see that Ski Cloudcroft has opened and is bringing visitors up for some long awaited snow play! Read the remainder of this entry »

      

NMDOT Continues Vital Work of Clearing Roads

Posted December 31, 2015 By High Country Posts

NMDOTSanta Fe, NM – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) continues the vital work of clearing roads throughout the state. Crews have been out working 24-hours a day since the beginning of the storm, working to keep roads safe for the traveling public and to reopen roads in the areas most heavily impacted by the storm. Available equipment is maximized so it is kept on the road and staffed, even if labor must be brought in from other areas. Below is an estimate of what has been accomplished by crews up to this point. Read the remainder of this entry »