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Early Monday (May 22) morning, a crew climbed out of a green U.S. Forest Service fire truck at “Drop Point One,” a bend in the highway and the middle of a 7,000-acre wildfire near … more
Updated May 22 at 6 p.m. Heavy smoke continues to build around Taos County as Carson National Forest crews control – and strategically expand – a wildfire that was discovered Thursday (May 18) after lightning struck a section of ponderosa pine forest 4 miles southwest of Tres Piedras. … more
Despite recent rains and snow, wildfire is just a lightning strike or escaped campfire away.A lightning-caused fire near Hondito Canyon on the Tres Piedras Ranger District was reported Monday (May 15). The fire is located 4 miles southwest of the … more
Taos Art Museum at Fechin House is teaming up with gardeners to offer outdoor educational programs for children and adults this summer.On Sundays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., visitors can tour the "Fechin Food Forest." The museum, in partnership with … more
Managers with the U.S. Forest Service will soon make a decision to either suppress or let burn a small wildfire ignited by a lightning strike Monday (May 15). more
Following heavy rains and late-season snowmelt, the Río Grande surged at a ferocious 3,300 cubic feet per second last week. On Thursday (May 11), the unusually rough waters claimed the life of … more
A malfunctioning septic system at the Arroyo Seco Community Center that has periodically sent a trickle of green water into a nearby creek is set to get an overhaul in the coming weeks. more
Nominations are open for four positions on the local Resource Advisory Council of the Bureau of Land Management, which advises the federal agency on public land issues. Applications are due by May 30. more
The U.S. National Park Service has approved a race through part of the Valles Caldera National Preserve on May 20 - nearly a year after a marathon runner was attacked by a bear at the preserve in the Jemez Mountains. The … more
For supporters of national monuments, the executive order was the latest assault on cherished public lands and the efforts taken by communities to protect the vast swaths of the American West. For others, it was a tangible step toward stopping what are seen as major and inexcusable land grabs through executive power. more
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