Latest Jemez Mountains Stories

2011-06-29 11:00:00

The wildfire in New Mexico is closing in on the Los Alamos laboratory, which is the birthplace of the atomic bomb. Officials at the nuclear-weapons lab said at one point the 95-square-mile fire was as close as 50 feet from the grounds. Firefighters quickly put out a small patch of land at the laboratory that caught fire on Monday, and teams continue to stay alert for any new blazes that appear in the lab's perimeter. "We are throwing absolutely everything at this that we got," Democratic...

2008-09-22 09:00:30

By Journal Staff Report A prescribed burn is scheduled to begin in the Jemez Mountains on Monday. The burn area is located on Peggy Mesa directly east of Pajarito Peak, approximately 8 miles northwest of Jemez Pueblo and 7 miles southwest of Jemez Springs. The burn, which could run through Oct. 3 as weather permits, is meant to take advantage of good fall weather and ideal burning conditions, according to a Santa Fe National Forest press release. The broadcast burn will be done by...

2008-07-11 09:00:31

By STACI MATLOCK SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST Use: Routes to favorite undeveloped campgrounds remain largely intact More than half the existing roads on the Santa Fe National Forest will be closed to motorized use of all types and some user-created dirt bike trails will be shut down under a proposal released Thursday by the agency. But off-road enthusiasts, ranchers, wood cutters, hunters and campers will still have enough roads to access their favorite spots on the 1.5 million-acre...

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