Fire Season 2018
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Fire officials: Lobo Fire sends up fresh smoke plume, more flames

A fresh plume of smoke in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains north of Taos Wednesday (July 18) sent a shiver through fire skittish county residents who scrambled to find out what was … more

Carson National Forest lifts burn ban but town, county keep theirs

The Carson National Forest is no longer under an all-out burn ban. Forest Service officials announced Monday (July 16) fire restrictions in the Carson National Forest will be lifted as of this … more

Small wildfire burning in Columbine Wilderness north of Taos

The lightning-caused Lobo Fire was about 1/4 acre in size at about 1 p.m. Saturday (July 14). more

Grab the tent: Carson National Forest reopens with fire ban

The Carson National Forest reopened to the general public for hiking, biking, camping and other recreational activities Tuesday (July 10).The announcement … more

Smoldering wildfires mostly halt after dry, harrowing month

Here's a wrap-up of the status of several fires, current as of Wednesday (July 11) afternoon. Sardinas Canyon Fire, Taos County (18 miles from Taos)... more

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

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

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

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
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