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Monday wildfire update: Carson NF to reopen Tuesday

The Carson National Forest will reopen for public hiking, biking, camping and other recreational activities Tuesday, (July 10) at 8 a.m. Meanwhile, wildfires are still burning around the region. more

Reimagining fire and people on 'the edge'

The area around Los Alamos is a fractured landscape where changes in climate and wildfires expose the dividing lines between different human communities … more

Philmont Scout Ranch backcountry closed for first time

The Philmont Scout Ranch, the 140,000-acre Boy Scouts of America outdoor destination in Northeastern New Mexico, announced Thursday it will close its backcountry areas for the first time in its … more

Mud slide closes U.S. Highway 64 between Eagle Nest and Cimarron, Thursday (July 5)

New Mexico State Police and the state Department of Transporation closed  U.S. Highway 64 Thursday evening (July 5), eastbound and westbound, from mile marker 287 to mile marker 309 Cimarron. The highway is closed due to mud slide. more

Rock and mud slide closes NM State Road 38, Thursday (July 5) temporarily

Red River Nightly Rentals posted this video on Facebook on Thursday (July 5) at approximately 5 p.m. –– showing a rock and mud slide on Highway 38 between Red River and Questa today. New … more

State Game Commission properties closed to public

Due to drought and extreme fire danger, State Game Commission properties adjacent to the Carson National Forest, including the north and south Colin … more

The El Salto showdown

In a place where demographic and economic shifts have started to erode the old Spanish culture of Northern New Mexico, the land of El Salto is more important than ever. A festering power struggle saw some modicum of resolution Saturday. more

Fires ignite across New Mexico, Colorado, stretching resources

The extreme drought in New Mexico has made for a worrisome fire season thus far. In addition to the relatively small wildfire burning east of U.S. Hill in Taos County, fires have broken out across … more

Rainy season predicted after Fourth holiday

The rains, while welcome, present a high risk of flash flooding off of burn scars left by wildfires such as the Ute Park blaze that swept through 36,000 acres of land around the Philmont Scout Ranch and near Cimarron. The flash flood risks are expected to continue through Saturday, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.  more

Firefighters make steady progress on Sardinas Canyon Fire

The human-caused Sardinas Canyon Fire burning about 18 miles southeast of Taos topped 2,200 acres in rugged mountain terrain and was about 12 percent contained by Tuesday (July 3). more
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