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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
The following is a list of information that has been reported to The Taos News directly and via social media. Given the fast-paced situation, it is advisable to try and call in advance to confirm … more
This “Daily Incident Activity” map is from the Southwest Coordination Center: https://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/ more
4  p.m. update – As most people in the mountain village of Cimarron gathered their belongings and left their homes under a mandatory evacuation order Friday morning (June 1), village officials and staff continued a marathon session of answering questions and helping residents from their base at the village office. more
Firefighters worked through the night to tame a wildland fire burning in Ute Park east of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains that had blasted through 8,000 acres of grass and ponderosa pine on private and … more
Updated: 5:30 a.m. The Ute Park fire burning east of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains grew to nearly 5,000 acres Thursday night (May 31). Smoke from the fire settled into the community of Cimarron Friday morning. "The smell is strong and pretty heavy," wrote Cimarron city councilor Laura Gonzales about 4 a.m. on a Cimarron Information Board on Facebook. "I encourage anyone with respiratory issues to consider evacuating as soon as possible given the heavy smoke. This is not mandatory, just advisory." Officials closed U.S. 64 between Eagle Nest and Cimarron temporarily due to the fire, which had jumped the highway, according to the Red River Fire Marshal's office. The fire was last reported to be moving east northeast. more
Even with a little rain expected this weekend, dry conditions and flame-happy campers have caused even more fire restrictions on federal lands surrounding Taos County.  The Santa Fe National … more
The severe drought in Northern New Mexico has forced local leaders to impose burn bans across nearly the entire Taos County area. more
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