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 »


Christmas Tree Permits – Sales Begin November 3rd

Posted October 24, 2014 By High Country Posts

LNFALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – October 23, 2014 – The Lincoln National Forest will begin selling Christmas tree permits on Monday, November 3rd for $5.00 each – only one per household.  A limited number of permits will be available to be sold on a first come first served basis.

Lincoln National Forest offices will be selling permits during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. District Offices are open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and the Supervisor’s Office in Alamogordo is open until 4:30 pm. Christmas Tree permits can only be purchased in person and will NOT be available by mail this year. Read the remainder of this entry »


Late-Season Archery Elk Licenses Available Online Oct. 29

Posted October 22, 2014 By High Country Posts

New Mexico Dept. of Game and FishSANTA FE – Two hundred seventy-five trophy bull elk archery hunting licenses will go on sale Wednesday, Oct. 29, first-come, first-served, on the Department of Game and Fish website,

The sale will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 29 and will be open only to New Mexico residents for the first 24 hours. Any remaining licenses will be available to nonresidents beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 30. Only hunters who did not hold a 2014-2015 elk license are eligible to purchase the late-season licenses. The bag limit for the late-season hunts is one bull elk with antlers that have at least six points on one side. Read the remainder of this entry »