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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

Ute Park Fire grows to 30,000 acres

The three-day old Ute Park Fire continues to grow, though more slowly today, making burning quickly  up hills, torching trees and throwing embers into new fuels, according to a 8:40 p.m. update … more

Questa History and Community Trail opens to public

Questa celebrates National Trails Day June 2 with a free walking tour on the new history and community trail. Questa historian Flavio Cisneros will guide a walking tour along the .6-mile route … more

Questa Farmers Market kicks off second year

The Questa Farmers Market will run every Sunday from June 3 to Oct. 14.The Questa Farmers Market opens Sunday, (June 3), with live music and local foods. Mario Trujillo, the lead vocalist of the … more

Ute Park Fire tops 27,000 acres in dry, windy conditions

The Ute Park Fire burning in northeastern New Mexico entered its third day of activity Saturday (June 2) with high winds and plentiful dry fuel pushing the blaze across 27,290 acres, according to a 9:53 a.m. update from fire officials. The fire is burning one mile east of Ute Park along U.S. 64. U.S. 64 remains closed in both directions in … 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

Ute Park Fire grows to 16,500 acres in northeastern New Mexico

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

Ute Park Fire burns an estimated 8,000 acres through night

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
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