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Due to increased risk of human-caused fire and current fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office is temporarily closing public lands into or upon the San Pedro Mountains in Santa Fe County, effective Thursday (June 29). Closure … more
Caterpillars are defoliating aspen groves along State Road 475, the road to the Santa Fe ski basin, the U.S. Forest Service said, but damage to the trees that form one of the Santa Fe National Forest's most popular vistas might not be as severe at … more
Heaps of garbage dumped in arroyos reveal more than broken laws and environmental contamination. In them are the stories and symptoms of pervasive drug use, family trauma and abuse of some of the oldest and neediest people around. more
Residents in Taos noticed a particularly hazy day Thursday (June 29) as several fires in the Southwest continue to burn, including the 60,000-acre Brian Head Fire in Utah. more
The Bonita Fire in the western section of the Carson National Forest is substantially over.The wildfire began June 3 because of a lightning strike and was located near Vallecitos and Cañon Plaza in … more
New Mexico Gas Company has finalized a contract with a Colorado firm for the re-routing of about six miles of natural gas pipeline in the Río Grande Gorge along State Road 68.The project, approved by the Bureau of Land Management in late April, … more
With July Fourth just around the corner and firework stands popping up along the sides of roads in Northern New Mexico, federal agencies based in Taos are putting out some simple tips to keep your family -- and the public at large -- safe during hot and dry conditions that are rife with the potential for wildfires. more
Cheap, easy-to-use drones are more popular than ever before. Now professional drone operators and government agencies are trying to drive home the same message to people just starting to toy with the technology: Get savvy on the rules before you fly. more
Updated June 27 at 9 p.m.: Firefighters fought a fast-moving, "high-risk" wildland fire in the area of Witt Road near Taos Canyon late Tuesday afternoon (June 27). By around 8 p.m. the blaze appeared to be under control, though no official confirmation has been recieved from officials. more
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signaled Wednesday (June 21) he is open to leaving intact two national monuments in New Mexico that his office is eyeing as part of a controversial nationwide … more
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