"Being that we have had such chaos in this country right now, voting in person seems like the safest way to have my voice heard," said Sandra Tuttle while waiting in line to cast her ballot early at the Taos County Administration Complex, on Albright Street. She waited along with about 30 people - all wearing masks and standing a few feet apart.
Dale Johnson gets some powder to the face while sledding near Salazar Road in Taos.
Sancho Wilson, Dale Johnson and Lucy Nichols enjoy sledding off of Salazar Road near Ranchos De Taos.
Towns and Villages around Taos County will hold their regularly scheduled meetings this week, all of which are open to the public. The Town of Taos will hear an update from Bill Patten, chief executive officer of Holy Cross Medical Center, and the village of Angel fire will hear from Village Manager Jay Mitchell about current road conditions.
The Luna Fire got some relief over the night as a cold front and several inches of snow entered the area. As of this morning, the fire has burned a total of 10,142 acres, and has reached 27% containment. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
As Thursday (Oct. 22) brought stronger winds to the area, the Luna Fire saw an increase in acreage to 10,300 acres, according to official reports.
The fire headed north, touching parts of Quemado Canyon to the southwest, and headed northwest into the head of La Junta Canyon, and northeast into Bull Canyon, according to local landowner Andrew Sandoval, who has remained in the area to protect his property and keeps an eye on the fire maps each day.
The Luna fire, as seen looking north from Mora, NM