Red River Lodging at Deer Lodge

Deer Lodge Red River re-designs website to add online reservations and news blog.

{mosimage}Located at the base of Flagge Mountain, Deer Lodge is ½ block off of Main Street. Our location offers tranquility, yet is conveniently located within walking distance to the river, shopping, restaurants, Community House, Conference Center, parks, ski area & nature trails. It is not uncommon the see deer stroll through our property in the early mornings and evenings.

All our rooms are street level with parking right in front of your door. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available, but pets are welcome in all our units with a one time non-refundable $20.00 pet fee. We provide cable TV in all rooms and wireless Internet is available to all our guests. The Deer Lodge offers comfortable and clean

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Grants Support Administration’s Renewable Energy Goals and the Healthy Forests Restoration Act

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced the award of $6.2 million in grants to more than two dozen small businesses and community groups to develop innovative uses for woody biomass, including renewable energy and new products, from national forests.

“These grants help communities, entrepreneurs and others turn residues from forest restoration activities into marketable forest and energy products,” said Johanns. “Not only will these projects reduce the risk of wildfire, they will help us to achieve the President’s energy goals. Our farm bill proposals would take this effort to the next level by providing funding for research and new woody biomass projects.”

The Administration’s farm bill proposals would accelerate the development of new technologies to better utilize low-valu...

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Ranch Becomes Part of the Little Missouri National Grasslands

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced that the USDA Forest Service has purchased a 5,200 acre parcel—which houses the historically significant and natural resource rich Elkhorn Ranch in western North Dakota.

The Elkhorn Ranch—located in the Badlands of western North Dakota—was the site where President Theodore Roosevelt operated a ranch in the 1880s. The ranch, purchased for $4.8 million from a private owner, becomes part of the Little Missouri National Grasslands. The Forest Service will honor existing legal rights and valid permits. Traditional uses such as livestock grazing, oil and gas development, and hunting will continue...

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Forest Service Publishes New Rule For Energy-Related Permit

The Forest Service today announced a new rule that permits it to respond quickly to applications for oil-and-gas exploration on Forest Service land already under federal leases.

The rule is a categorical exclusion for land under lease that has already undergone environmental analysis consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) guidelines. The additional analysis previously required by a new oil-and-gas exploration and development application took a minimum of six months. With the new rule, an application can be processed much faster unless there are extraordinary circumstances such as the presence of threatened or endangered species or their designated habitat, wilderness areas, inventoried roadless areas, wetlands, and archeological or historic sites...

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BLM Launches Effort to Facilitate Renewable Energy Development on Federal Lands

In response to the increased national demand for clean renewable energy, the Bureau of Land Management today announced it will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) analyzing areas with high potential for geothermal energy development.

According to a notice published in today’s Federal Register, the PEIS will examine the environmental impacts of boosting geothermal leasing in areas with high potential for near-term exploration and development of geothermal resources. If deemed appropriate by the PEIS, the BLM will amend the land use plans in those areas to allow for expanded leasing. 
 
“The BLM is sitting on the largest supply of geothermal energy in this country, and it is time to launch an aggressive program to develop those resources,” said BLM Acting Directo...

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Santa Fe Santa Cruz Lake

Santa Cruz New Mexico Vacation Rentals
{mosimage}Thirty miles north of Santa Fe, NM , the snow-fed waters of the Rio del Medio and the Rio Frijoles begin a 2,000-mile journey and a 7,000-foot descent to the Gulf of Mexico. For a time they gather at Santa Cruz Lake at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Chimayo, behind the 125-foot Santa Cruz Dam.

Built in 1929 by the Santa Cruz Irrigation District, the dam is 535 feet across and 90 feet deep at the overflowing spillway. The lake covers 121 surface acres with water in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, providing recreational opportunities for anglers, picnickers, campers, and boat lovers alike.

Santa Cruz Lake Recreation Area is located on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)...

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Taos Rio Grande Gorge Orilla Verde

Rio Grande Gorge Vacation Rentals
{mosimage}Orilla Verde Recreation Area is nestled along the banks of the Rio Grande, within the steep-walled Rio Grande Gorge. The local terrain is comprised of rugged, wide open mesas and chiseled steep canyons.  The elevation along the river is 6,100 feet and rises 800 feet at the gorge rim. The Taos Valley Overlook offers stunning and breathtaking views of the Rio Grande Gorge and Sangre de Cristo Mountains from the mesa top above the river.

{mosimage}Gentle waters with occasional small rapids flow through Orilla Verde, providing an ideal setting for many recreational activities...

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New Mexico Wild Rivers Vacation Guide

Wild Rivers New Mexico Vacation Rentals

{mosimage}The Wild Rivers Recreation Area has been set aside to allow visitors to experience the beauty of two national Wild and Scenic Rivers protected by Congress. Here the Rio Grande and Red River are preserved in their natural, free-flowing state for present and future generations to enjoy and appreciate.

The Rio Grande or “Great River” has sliced an 800-foot deep volcanic canyon through the high plains of northern New Mexico, rich with history, rugged beauty, and exciting recreational opportunities. This natural wonder is intensively used, yet 90 percent remains in a natural condition; the other 10 percent is developed for concentrated recreational use. Whitewater access draws visitors to the riverbank...

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Taos Rio Grande Gorge

Rio Grande Gorge Vacation Rentals

{mosimage}The Rio Grande flows out of the snowcapped Rocky Mountains in Colorado and journeys 1,900 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. It passes through 800-foot chasms of the Rio Grande Gorge a few miles east of Taos New Mexico, a wild and remote area of northern New Mexico. The canyon provides a wide variety of Taos recreational opportunities, luring fishermen, hikers, artists, and whitewater boating enthusiasts. In 1968, the Rio Grande and Red River were among the first eight rivers Congress designated into the National Wild and Scenic River System to protect outstanding resources values.

{mosimage}A spectacular vista of the Upper Gorge is from the High Bridge Overlook...

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Angel Fire New Mexico Property Owners

Angel Fire New Mexico Vacation Rentals

The majority of residents are employed locally and are in the tourism industry. The primary employer is Angel Fire Resort which offers summer and winter employment. Being a tourist destination brings thousands of visitors to this quiet town during the winter months. Summer, however, provides a more relaxed pace of vacationers simply enjoying the cool, fresh air and the wonderful smell of pine trees. Being a relatively young town, Angel Fire is not without its growing pains. There is an increasing number of people making Angel Fire their full-time residence. As a result the Village of Angel Fire has taken over the Village sewer and water system, They are working right now on expanding the system...

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