Record-setting wildfire in New Mexico declared contained

123 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than four months and $300 million later, the federal government has declared the largest wildfire in New Mexico’s recorded history 100% contained. The blaze was sparked in the spring by two errant prescribed fires conducted by the U.S. Forest Service.

Governor declares state of emergency for Las Vegas

144 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has declared a state of emergency for the city of Las Vegas as the city’s drinking water supply has been threatened by flooding from the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire.

Northern New Mexicans face severe burn scar flooding

229 Views   ‘I just ask the dear lord for strength’ People living in San Miguel and Mora counties face severe flooding from monsoon rain on burn scars. Margaret Sanchez has lived in Holman, New Mexico, for 18 years.  

US investigates New Mexico helicopter crash that killed 4

188 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal investigators say evidence indicates that a helicopter that crashed in New Mexico after helping fight a wildfire over the weekend descended at a fast rate. Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday that the agency has completed its initial documentation of

Several small fires contained in northern New Mexico

200 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Santa Fe National Forest is reminding people that fire season is not over yet. They say monsoon storms sparked several small fires, including one on the east side of the Atalaya Mountains, east of Santa Fe.