A wildfire near El Rito, Rio Arriba County, that has burned 66 acres of wilderness close to Valle Grande Peak is now 100 percent contained, according to a press release from the U.S. Forest Service Thursday (Sept. 10).
The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security issued an emergency weather warning Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 1), advising of the potential for heavy rains and flash flooding across much of the central and western parts of the state.
Emergency services responded to a report of a single-wide mobile home on fire in the San Cristobal area, Taos County Undersheriff Steve Miera confirmed Friday morning. He said crews were currently cutting trees to get to the home, and it is currently not known if it’s occupied.
Taos County resident Aram Montoya was sentenced to life in prison, plus 21 years, after pleading guilty on Thursday (Aug. 26) to stabbing his wife last year and for his role in the murder of Joseph Morgas of Ranchos de Taos in 2019.
Municipal governments around the Enchanted Circle all hold meetings this week. The town of Taos and others will discuss their Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plans. The county will finish gathering public comments about cannabis and land use regulations. Red River, Questa and Taos Ski Valley will all also discuss new cannabis regulations.
The days of social distancing and masks are back in the town of Taos after the Town Council voted in an emergency meeting Friday (Aug. 13) to approve a new public health order.