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Video of Ute Park Fire from Taos Interagency Dispatch Center

This video was taken Thursday (May 31) at 8:18 p.m. more

Lightning-sparked Bonita Fire near El Rito winds down

The Bonita Fire in the western section of the Carson National Forest is substantially over.The wildfire began June 3 because of a lightning strike and was located near Vallecitos and Cañon Plaza in … more

Colorado firm clinches $14M pipeline contract

New Mexico Gas Company has finalized a contract with a Colorado firm for the re-routing of about six miles of natural gas pipeline in the Río Grande Gorge along State Road 68.The project, approved by the Bureau of Land Management in late April, … more

Fireworks, unattended campfires pose costly fire risks

With July Fourth just around the corner and firework stands popping up along the sides of roads in Northern New Mexico, federal agencies based in Taos are putting out some simple tips to keep your family -- and the public at large -- safe during hot and dry conditions that are rife with the potential for wildfires. 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

Cold snap headed to New Mexico tonight

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Taos County and other parts of New Mexico as extremely cold temperatures are expected to hit the state tonight.  According … more

LANL suspends workers who violated nuke protocols

Pending "rigorous retraining," Los Alamos National Laboratory temporarily suspended workers who violated safety protocol for handling nuclear materials last month, the National Nuclear Security Administration said Tuesday. The agency said the incident posed no threat to workers or the public. more

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

Miranda Canyon gets another cleanup Saturday.

Everyone is invited to help out the Carson National Forest and the Taos County government Saturday morning (Oct. 21) for a cleanup of Miranda Canyon from 9 a.m. to noon. more

Water outlook for 2018 in the Río Grande Basin 'deteriorates'

The monthly water forecast released Tuesday (Feb. 6) by Natural Resources Conservation Service calls the dry trend "remarkable" with little chance of recovering snowpack for the coming … more
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