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Wildfire burns 80 acres at private Vermejo Ranch

A fire that started Thursday (June 14) at Vermejo Park Ranch in Colfax County has grown to 80 acres and elicited a response from four crews of wildland firefighters. more

Questa mine's water rights up for sale

In late May, Chevron Mining Inc. put up for sale or lease a whopping 1,400 acre-feet per year of water and 4,000 acres of land in Taos County. more

Bone-dry summer leads to all out fire ban on public lands

It was to be expected: all public lands in Taos County are now under severe fire restrictions.The Bureau of Land Management imposed fire restrictions on … more

First the fire, then a flood?

Before the Ute Park Fire broke out, everyone was praying for rain. But after burning through nearly 37,000 acres of Colfax County, the fire presents a new set of challenges for firefighters and … more

Firefighters make big headway taming Ute Park Fire

Firefighters continued to rein in the week-old Ute Park Fire, calling the 36,740 acre fire 66 percent contained in a Friday morning (June 8) update. The cause of the blaze remains unknown and … more

Carson NF offices closed Tuesday

All Carson National Forest offices will be closed on Tuesday (June 12) to allow all employees to attend mandatory training. Forest Service offices in Taos, Peñasco, Questa, Tres Piedras, El … more

Firefighters begin to rein in 36,000 acre Ute Park Fire

Fire officials report the Ute Park blaze is about 36,083 acres in size but is now 23 percent contained as of 7 p.m. Sunday (June 3), according to an update on Inciweb. They remain concerned about … more

Predicted thunderstorm presents new challenges on Ute Park Fire

Residents evacuated from Cimmaron and surrounding neighborhoods spent a second night away from their homes Saturday (June 2), joined yesterday evening by people from Ute Park who were told to leave … more

Cimarron village cleared out as 16,000 acre Ute Park Fire looms

CIMARRON, N.M. – Duane Shell stood outside his house Friday (June 1), the streets of Cimarron thick with a yellow smoke from a fire burning not far past the baseball field and little airport. Except for Snell and about 15 stragglers who didn't heed the mandatory evacuation order, the town was mostly empty by mid day. more

Santa Fe National Forest scoots out campers as forest closes

Santa Fe National Forest officials patrolled the forest Friday (June 1), letting campers and visitors know they need to leave as a forest-wide closure took effect.   Forest officials implemented … more
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