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Two hikers rescued from La Luz Trail

30 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A rescue team brought two hikers to safety after an hourslong effort Thursday night in the Sandia Mountains. The hikers were dropped off at Sandia Crest. They planned to hike from the crest to the Sandia Tram. However, 2-3 feet of snow packed the trail and

Hikers lost near Sandia Peak found, treated for hypothermia

26 Views   How to move them from remote mountain location is next challenge BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. — Four hikers whose location on Sandia Mountain was not known for hours on Wednesday have been found, but getting them safely moved from where they are has yet to be determined.

US gets OK for cattle-shooting operation in New Mexico

52 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Plans by the U.S. Forest Service call for shooting the cattle with a high-powered rifle from a helicopter and leaving the carcasses in the Gila Wilderness. The work is scheduled to begin Thursday. Environmentalists say the cattle are damaging streams and other sensitive areas.

Improvements coming to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail

47 Views   Improvements to recreational access along the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail are forthcoming. Scott Brocato spoke with members from the Bureau of Land Management and the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, as well as the New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands, about what to expect.

Avalanche warning issued for northern New Mexico

50 Views   An avalanche warning has been issued for areas of the Wheeler Peak Wilderness and Columbine Hondo Wilderness areas near Taos. The Taos Avalanche Center has issued the backcountry avalanche warning as conditions for an avalanche may increase as a winter storm moving through New Mexico could increase the danger.

Carlsbad Riverblitz Scheduled for 3/4

49 Views   Carlsbad’s Riverblitz is coming up. The annual cleanup event is scheduled for March 4th. Mayor Dale Janway says the focus of this cleanup is along the Pecos River.

East Mountain prescribed burns postponed

47 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Inclement weather has postponed a prescribed burn in the east mountains. The forest service planned to burn debris piles near Sulphur Canyon north of I-40 and west of Highway 14.