Murder Mystery – Murder at the Monster Bash

Posted March 6, 2017 By High Country Posts

Got murder?
Ivana Crump’s monster bashes are to die for … literally.

The Cloudcroft Light Opera Company (CLOC) will present “Murder at the Monster Bash” on Saturday, March 18th at 6 pm in the Cloudcroft High School gym. All proceeds benefit the Cloudcroft FFA program at the high school and Mrs. Watson’s (culinary) classes. Read the remainder of this entry »

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ALAMOGORDO, CLOUDCROFT, NM, March 2, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  The Lincoln National Forest is in the early stages of planning a project in the Sacramento Mountains located within the Sacramento Ranger District, south of Cloudcroft, NM.  The forest is proposing a landscape scale forest restoration project to address forest health and hazardous fuels concerns.  Read the remainder of this entry »

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ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM, March 2, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  A combination of low moisture, long term effects of persistent drought, winds and increasingly warm weather in southern New Mexico has prompted Lincoln National Forest fire officials to rate the current fire danger as MODERATE. All fire danger rating signs on the Lincoln National Forest will be displaying MODERATE beginning Monday, March 6th.  This rating reflects conditions on all three districts, including Smokey Bear, Sacramento and Guadalupe. The fire danger is expected to increase as spring conditions intensify and hot summer weather approaches. Read the remainder of this entry »

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New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Habitat Improvement Projects

Posted February 28, 2017 By High Country Posts

Public Comment Sought on the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse habitat improvement projects on the Sacramento Grazing Allotment

ALAMOGORDO, CLOUDCROFT, NM – February 28, 2017 – The Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest is proposing to construct habitat improvement projects on the Sacramento Grazing Allotment to aid in the protection of New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (NMMJM) critical habitat. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Lincoln National Forest – New Fire Start – Seven Cabins Fire

Posted February 26, 2017 By High Country Posts

Status: The Seven Cabins fire was reported Sunday morning (2/26/17).   Forest Service firefighters arrived on scene around 10:30 am and determined the fire to be 5-7 acres.  The fire is burning in very rough, rugged terrain – through dense slash, juniper and grass.  Winds gusting to 20 mph resulted in additional fire growth (now estimated at 50 – 100 acres).  The Incident Commander ordered additional firefighting resources to assist with the suppression efforts.  Several interagency engines from within zone (Pecos Zone) responded today and three crews are expected to arrive tomorrow (2/27/17). Read the remainder of this entry »

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ALAMOGORDO, RUIDOSO, CLOUDCROFT, CARLSBAD, NM – January 9, 2017 – The USDA Forest Service is seeking grant applications for forest restoration projects on public and tribal lands in New Mexico by 5 PM, MST, Thursday, February 23, 2017.    

“Approximately $3 million will be awarded under the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program this year in New Mexico,” said Southwestern Regional Forester Cal Joyner.  “The Forest Service will provide grants of up to $360,000 for projects that will be implemented in four years or less.” Read the remainder of this entry »