Tag Archives: New Mexico

Southern New Mexico National Forest Sets Fire Restrictions

High fire danger and drought conditions     ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — The Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico is restricting campfires and other potential starters of wildfires because of high fire danger tied to ongoing drought conditions. The ...

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New Mexico Issues 10-Year Plan to Boost Forest Health

The latest drought map shows much of the U.S. Southwest mired in drought     By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Restoring forests, using fire as a management tool and getting more buy-in from private land ...

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Crews Contain Two Fires on New Mexico’s Rio Chama Bosque

Evacuation orders lifted     ABIQUIU, N.M. (AP) — Crews were working Sunday to fully contain two small wildfires on the Rio Chama bosque near Abiquiu that forced some evacuations of residents. Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s officials said evacuations were ...

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New Mexico Governor Signs Prescribed Fire Measure

More than half of New Mexico is dealing with exceptional drought     By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday signed legislation that will clear the way for more prescribed ...

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Audit Raises Concerns of Wildfire Risk at Nuclear Lab

Risk reduction efforts not always done     By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the nation’s premier nuclear laboratories isn’t taking the necessary precautions to guard against wildfires, according to an audit by the ...

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New Mexico Lawmakers Consider Prescribed Fire Measure

Clarifying liability and creating certification for private landowners     SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s energy and natural resources agency is putting its support behind legislation that it says would clear the way for more prescribed fires as ...

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Fire Danger Increases in New Mexico

More hot, dry weather ahead     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico is the latest to join other forests in New Mexico and neighboring Arizona that are all at a high, very high ...

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