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MONTHLY UPDATE - JANUARY '19


IN THISÂ ISSUE A New Year in the High Desert Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce Featured Member Upcoming Events ON THE COVER: The winter season has been settling in across far west Texas, with cold and frost being more common than warmth and sun here lately. Pictured is one such scene out at the Sproul Ranch, where freezing fog has left its signature frosting along the two-lane dirt track. Photo credit: HE Sproul Ranch and the Harvard Hotel/Facebook.


Happy New Year from far west Texas!

2019 came in cold, frosty, and foggy for folks west of the Pecos River. High temps for the first day of the new year hovered between ice-cold and wintry. However, the chilly weather didn't stop this group of hearty hikers from taking on the First Day Hike over at Davis Mountains State Park! The First Day Hike led by Ranger Ty saw the intrepid adventurers ascend to the Limpia Canyon Overlook, the highest point within the State Park's boundaries. Photos courtesy of Davis Mountains S.P. Facebook.


There's a new face in town... ...and it's a pretty famous one. Smokey Bear is back in town helping locals and visitors alike keep a mindful outlook on fire danger around Fort Davis. Smokey can be seen at various places around and outside of town, so keep your eyes peeled! Oh - and don't forget...

only YOU can prevent wildfires!


75th Annual Stock Show The Big Bend Livestock Show Association held their 75th annual gathering on January 1012,  2019. Congratulations to all of the Jeff Davis, Brewster, and Presidio County students and parents for participating in this year's stock show. There's a whole lot of hard work, effort, time, and love that goes into the projects - and it shows!


Brr! The cold temps have brought on a lot of frost filled mornings and days here in the high desert. Local photographers took advantage of these conditions, shooting pretty shots with the conditions the season brought. Desert plants in winter, Dawn Healey. Snow falling, Fort Davis Chamber photo.


Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce FEATURED MEMBER

Martini fabrication • welding • Construction private homes • businesses • Inc. quality • historical preservation  • local  martinidesignbuild.com

503 Cemetery Rd 432-426-0278


"well, how much did y'all get over there?"

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Upcoming around Events Fort Davis


Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up • Saturday, January 26 Meet at Powell Visitor Center at 9:30 am and wear closed-toe shoes. Help keep our beautiful neighborhood beautiful even a few hours will help out a lot!

C.D.R.I. Join CDRI for their annual cactus & succulent sale - and plan on getting there early for the best selection. Gates open at 9am. Cactus & Succulent Sale • March 11 - 13


The Southwest 100 This is your chance to experience the remote and beautiful southwest. If you are looking for a challenging, iconic race with breathtaking views coupled with rich history, then this is the race for you. Are you up for it?

March 30, 2019


hiking at Davis Mountains Preserve. Photo by Jerod Foster.

GEAR UP Spring Break for

The Spring Break season is quickly approaching. Make your plans now to explore the wild and scenic high desert country of the Davis Mountains. There are ample opportunities to get outside and take in the wide open vistas. For help planning your adventure, contact us at the Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce.

Davis Mountains Preserve OPEN WEEKEND March 15 - 17, 2019 Davis Mountains State Park weekly, ranger hosted educational and outdoor events Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute miles of hiking trails and large succulent greenhouse


Back by popular demand, the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute and Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce host another iteration of their nocturne walkabout. For more information, see CDRI.org or visit them on Facebook.


hasta luego

"He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter." -John Borroughs

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