A majority of the fire districts in Colfax County are under a burn ban until further notice. The ban became effective Thursday (Jan. 4) and includes the Farley, Miami, French Tract, Vermejo Park and Raton districts.
"No outside smoking is permitted except within a 3-foot diameter barren area. The use of exterior fireplaces, stoves, chimeneas, or charcoal-briquette barbeques (except for gas propane stoves and barbeques), and all open flames in the above-designated areas of Colfax County are prohibited. Chainsaws will be permitted provided the manufacturers spark arrester is in place," reads the public notice posted on the county's website. For more information, contact Colfax County Fire Marshall Larry Osborn at (575) 445-8931.