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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

June 1 Cimarron village councilor Matthew Gonzales Facebook Livestream update

Via Facebook Livestream on Friday, June 1 at 1:04 p.m., village councilor Matthew Gonzales gave an update. 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

Evacuation center information for those affected by Ute Park Fire

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

June 1 video of Ute Park Fire from Taos Interagency Dispatch Center

This video was taken Friday (June 1) at 11:00 a.m. more
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