LNFALAMOGORDO, CLOUDCROFT, HIGH ROLLS – July 30, 2015 –The temporary closure order for the Two Goats project area on the Sacramento Ranger District (Order No. 08-274) has been amended. The amended order became effective on July 27, 2015, and shall remain in effect until September 1, 2015, unless rescinded sooner. Read the remainder of this entry »

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More Likely Than Not

Posted July 12, 2015 By Mountain Seniors

By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
For the football fans out there, you already know what I’m going to talk about. The NFL used the phrase, “More likely than not,” and the phrase “More probable than not,” to describe whether they believed if Tom Brady knew anything about under-inflated footballs. (Deflate-Gate) In the nicest possible way they concluded nobody else would benefit from under-inflated footballs. So, it was “more likely than not” he knew something. Read the remainder of this entry »

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U.S. House of Representatives Pass Resilient Federal Forests Act

Posted July 12, 2015 By High Country Posts

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2647, the Resilient Federal Forests Act, by a bipartisan vote of 262-167. The bill aims to promote healthy forests that are less susceptible to wildfire and disease infestation through greater management and thinning. Congressman Pearce released the following statement in response to the passage of the bill: Read the remainder of this entry »

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West Nile Virus Returns to New Mexico

Posted July 12, 2015 By High Country Posts

NM Department of HealthThey are a concern every rainy season in New Mexico: mosquitos.

Not just because they’re annoying, not just because their bites itch, but also because of the illness in spreads year after year. We’re talking about West Nile virus.

Right now, New Mexico is one of only a handful of states reporting human cases of the virus, including Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, and it has a lot to do with all the recent rains we’ve had. Read the remainder of this entry »

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LNFAlamogordo, Ruidoso, Cloudcroft, Carlsbad, NM – July 8, 2015 – The Lincoln National Forest is notifying the public of the initiation of the Assessment Phase of the Lincoln National Forest Land Management Plan Revision.  The Assessment is the first phase in the multi-year Forest Plan Revision process. The Forest Land Management Plan describes the strategic direction for management of forest resources for the next fifteen years on the Lincoln National Forest. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Survey Indicates Fishing Even Better in New Mexico

Posted June 29, 2015 By High Country Posts

New Mexico Dept. of Game and FishSANTA FE – The number of satisfied anglers in New Mexico grew by 10 percent in 2015 and now accounts for more than 72 percent of those surveyed.

“This is a real tribute to all the hard work done by our department to make New Mexico one of the best places to fish in the West,” said Mike Sloane, Chief of Fisheries for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.