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TOWN FISH STOCKING 9/3/18

2018-09-05

6/12/18: 300lbs
6/14/18: 300lbs
6/18/18: 300lbs
6/26/18: 300lbs
6/29/18: 300lbs
7/2/18: 300lbs
7/6/18: 300lbs
7/9/18: 300lbs
7/13/18: 300lbs
7/16/18: 300lbs
7/19/18: 300lbs
7/23/18: 300lbs
7/27/18: 300lbs
7/30/18: 300lbs
8/03/18: 300lbs
8/06/18: 300lbs
8/10/18: 300lbs
8/13/18: 300lbs
8/16/18: 300lbs
8/20/18: 300lbs
8/23/18: 300lbs
8/27/18: 300lbs
8/30/18: 300lbs
9/03/18: 300lbs

TOWN FISH STOCKING 8/27/18

2018-08-27

6/12/18: 300lbs
6/14/18: 300lbs
6/18/18: 300lbs
6/26/18: 300lbs
6/29/18: 300lbs
7/2/18: 300lbs
7/6/18: 300lbs
7/9/18: 300lbs
7/13/18: 300lbs
7/16/18: 300lbs
7/19/18: 300lbs
7/23/18: 300lbs
7/27/18: 300lbs
7/30/18: 300lbs
8/03/18: 300lbs
8/06/18: 300lbs
8/10/18: 300lbs
8/13/18: 300lbs
8/16/18: 300lbs
8/20/18: 300lbs
8/23/18: 300lbs
8/27/18: 300lbs

MVD OFFICE CLOSED

2018-08-24

The Red River MVD Office is closed August 24th through September 3rd. The MVD Office will re-open on Tuesday, September 4th.

FISH STOCKING REPORT – 8/17/18

2018-08-17

6/12/18: 300lbs
6/14/18: 300lbs
6/18/18: 300lbs
6/26/18: 300lbs
6/29/18: 300lbs
7/2/18: 300lbs
7/6/18: 300lbs
7/9/18: 300lbs
7/13/18: 300lbs
7/16/18: 300lbs
7/19/18: 300lbs
7/23/18: 300lbs
7/27/18: 300lbs
7/30/18: 300lbs
8/03/18: 300lbs
8/06/18: 300lbs
8/10/18: 300lbs
8/13/18: 300lbs
8/16/18: 300lbs

ROAD CLOSED

2018-08-17

The road between Jumping Jack and Jacks & Sixes on River Street will be closed for the LJT Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights starting ugust 16, 2018 at 4:30pm through Sunday August 19, 2018.

ROV USE IN TOWN LIMITS

2018-07-30

With the summer tourism traffic in full swing, we have had an increase in visitors receiving citations for not following the rules and regulations for operating ROV’s in town limits. ROV’s or side by sides(steering wheel) are the only off-highway vehicles allowed to ride in town, NOT ATV’s (or straddle) these off-highway vehicles still need to be trailered to trails. Attached is the current list of all rules and regulations which includes a map of town showing where it is acceptable to ride.

**Please note that use of ROV’s on our town roads is only allowed to access the trails. ROV’s are not to be driven to and/or parked at businesses for dining or shopping purposes.

CARSON NATION FOREST LIFTS FIRE RESTRICTIONS JULY 16

2018-07-16

Fire restrictions on the Carson National Forest were lifted as of 8 am this morning. Download the official release.

CARSON NATIONAL FOREST TRANSITIONING TO STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS

2018-07-09

Taos, NM (July 9) – For Immediate Release. Effective Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 8:00 am, the public will be allowed entry to all Carson National Forest lands including trails, day-use areas, campgrounds and forest roads. This access will be subject to Stage 2 fire restrictions. The area surrounding the Sardinas Canyon Fire will remain closed for public and firefighter safety. Fire and area closure restrictions will be strictly enforced on the Forest.

“We looked at the predicted weather patterns, forest-wide fuel moisture, and available firefighting resources,” said Forest Supervisor James Duran. “Given that we received rain and higher humidity, the potential for large wildfires has been reduced. I am comfortable with Stage 2 restrictions.”

Stage 2 fire restrictions prohibit the use of:

– open flames, including campfires, fires, and wood, coal or charcoal stoves
– all forms of smoking
– firearms
– explosives
– chainsaws
– welding
– Vehicles are required to have spark arresters, stay on roads, and not park over vegetation.

The area around the Sardinas Canyon fire will remain closed due to ongoing fire activities and for the safety of the public. This closure will include the southern portion of Forest Service Road 76 and the La Junta, Duran and Upper La Junta campgrounds.

Violation of these restrictions carries a mandatory appearance in federal court, consequent fines up to $10,000, and possible jail time.

Complete fire restriction and area closure information can be found on the Carson National Forest website, http://www.fs.usda.gov/Carson.

“I want to thank the public for their compliance, awareness and patience during these drought conditions,” said Duran. “Remember, we are still in fire season and under fire restrictions. I ask that you remain vigilant.”

Download the press release.

TOWN OF RED RIVER FIRE RESTRICTIONS LIFTED

2018-07-09

As of noon today (Monday, 07/09/2018) all fire restrictions within Town of Red River limits are rescinded. This only effects the Town and does not change the status of Taos County or Carson National Forest restrictions.

View the order to rescind restrictions here.

TOWN FISH STOCKING – 7/9/18

2018-07-09

6/12/18: 300lbs
6/14/18: 300lbs
6/18/18: 300lbs
6/26/18: 300lbs
6/29/18: 300lbs
7/2/18: 300lbs
7/6/18: 300lbs
7/9/18: 300 lbs

ROV USE INSIDE TOWN LIMITS – CURRENTLY PROHIBITED

2018-07-09

This is a reminder that operation of ROV’s inside of Town limits is for the sole purpose of accessing trailheads and forest roads from the operators lodging or unloading location. Due to the current forest closure, including all trails, ROV use inside town limits is prohibited at this time.

TOWN FISH STOCKING 6/29/18

2018-06-29

6/12/18: 300lbs
6/14/18: 300lbs
6/18/18: 300lbs
6/26/18: 300lbs
6/29/18: 300lbs

ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND RED RIVER

2018-06-27

Even with forest closures and fire restrictions, there’s still plenty to do in Red River. See the following resources for more information:

Forest Closure Alternatives
Allowed activities in and around Red River
Additionally, The Playhouse is open daily as well from 12p-8p (later on Fridays and Saturdays) with black light putt-putt; roller skating, pool (billiards), ping-pong and foosball.

TOWN FISH STOCKING REPORT 6/27/18

2018-06-27

The latest Town of Red River trout stocking report is below:
6/12/18: 300lbs
6/14/18: 300lbs
6/18/18: 300lbs
6/26/18: 300lbs

SUMMER OPERATIONS CONTINUE AT RED RIVER SKI & SUMMER AREA

2018-06-27

Red River Ski & Summer Area received the great news this afternoon that their special exemption was granted by Forest Service officials. Please refer to this official press release regarding their summer operations that will remain open through the closure.

FISHING INFORMATION UNDER STAGE 3 FIRE RESTRICTIONS

2018-06-26

Download this list of fishing places available under Stage 3 Fire Restrictions and Carson National Forest closure.

PLANNED POWER OUTAGE THURSDAY 6/28

2018-06-26

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative has scheduled a planned power outage that will be taking place on Thursday, June 28, 2018, to allow crews to perform annual preventative maintenance on the Red River Substation. The outage is scheduled from 2am – 4:30am.

Affected areas include: Town of Red River, Cottonwood Park, Upper Red River (Tall Pines Resort), Bitter Creek, Red River Ski Area, Red River Sewer Plant, and Moly Corp. Guard Shack Office.

If you have any questions, please call Richard Martinz at Kit Carson Electric Coop. (575) 758-2258 or 1-800-688-6780. Thank you.

ROV RULES & REGULATIONS

2018-06-25

Attached is the current list of all rules and regulations which includes a map of town showing where it is acceptable to ride.

**Please note that use of ROV’s on our town roads is only allowed to access the trails. ROV’s are not to be driven to and/or parked at businesses for dining or shopping purposes.

If you or your guests have any questions regarding the attached policies, please feel free to call us or send them by Town Hall or the Visitor Center. We are happy to assist. If you would like some printed copies of the attached policy to distribute, they are available for you at the Visitor Center or Town Hall.

Download the rules and regulations.