ALAMOGORDO and CLOUDCROFT, NM, February 1, 2018 – The Lincoln National Forest’s Sacramento Ranger District is proposing to authorize the following projects:

  • Alamo Peak Special Use Permit;
  • City of Alamogordo Water Pipelines Special Use Permit;
  • Cloudcroft Wastewater Treatment Plant Special Use Permit;
  • Penasco Valley Telephone Special Use Permit;
  • Tri State Special Use Permit;
  • Rails To Trails Trail Projects;
  • Otero County Electric Cooperative Range Powerline;
  • Clayton Trick Tank;
  • Perk Bridge Culvert;
  • Wills Canyon Headcut Repair; and
  • Upper Rio Penasco Stream Restoration I.

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Cloudcroft Real Estate Update for full year 2017

Posted January 22, 2018 By High Country Posts

“How’s The Mountain Market?”

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

Our Mission is to serve our clients with a level of real estate counsel and expertise that is effective and exceeds your expectations.  There are so many elements to mountain real estate that you just don’t encounter in cities or even down the mountain in Alamogordo.  By “Specializing” in Otero county mountain real estate we are keenly aware of all the land mines that are encountered in the mountains because that is what we deal with daily.  Read the remainder of this entry »


ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, and CARLSBAD, NM – January 12, 2018 – Minimal amounts of precipitation and snowpack across the forest over the past few months have contributed to the Lincoln National Forest’s current unseasonably dry fuel conditions.  Fire officials monitor conditions year-round and based on the current conditions, fire danger rating signs across the Forest will display an adjective of MODERATE beginning Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  Read the remainder of this entry »


CLOUDCROFT and ALAMOGORDO, NM – January 4, 2018 – The Sacramento Ranger District is currently closing several recreation sites for the winter season. At this time, all fee campgrounds, Lower Karr Picnic Area and the Trestle Depot Recreation parking area are closed until April 2018. Karr Canyon Road will be closed from the Courtney Mine Trailhead to the Sunspot Highway. Read the remainder of this entry »


Forest Service Visitor Map Price to Increase January 1st

Posted December 18, 2017 By High Country Posts

Alamogordo, Cloudcroft, Ruidoso, Carlsbad, NM – December 18, 2017 All USDA Forest Service visitor maps will increase in price from $10 to $14 effective Monday, January 1, 2018. 

Rising costs of production, printing, and distribution have driven the need for the price increase of the paper and plastic-coated visitor maps, the first such increase in almost a decade.  The agency continually updates its maps, seeking to enhance them as well.  The Forest Service also expects to shorten the revision cycle as its cartographers continue applying new digital technology to the map revision process.  Read the remainder of this entry »


Christmas Tree Permits – Sales Begin November 13th

Posted November 12, 2017 By High Country Posts

ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – November 9, 2017The Lincoln National Forest will begin selling Christmas Tree permits on Monday, November 13th for $10.00 each – only one per household.  A limited number of permits will be available to be sold on a first-come first-served basis.  An individual may purchase up to four permits for (four) separate households.  The last day to purchase a permit is December 22nd while offices are open and permits are available. Read the remainder of this entry »