Officials in the Albuquerque area are imposing tougher fire restrictions, and portions of the wooded area along the Middle Rio Grande to the north and south of the city are closing.
Fire crews are reportedly making progress battling brush fires that have burned several structures in southern New Mexico along the Texas state line.
With another bad wildfire fire season expected across drought-stricken New Mexico, Angel Fire Resort is establishing a fund to aid firefighters.
Crews have contained a fire near New Mexico Tech's explosives research and testing site.
Starting Monday morning, those who enjoy the Cibola National Forest will have to deal with even more fire restrictions.
Worldwide levels of the chief greenhouse gas that causes global warming have hit a milestone, reaching an amount never before encountered by humans, federal scientists said Friday.
Despite Friday afternoon’s brief rain showers, the state is in its third straight year of severe drought, and it could have an impact on New Mexico’s tourism and recreation industries – a huge part of the state’s economy.
The drought is fueling fear about fireworks, nearly two months before the 4th of July.
Just in time for the weekend, a new improved section of Albuquerque’s popular Bosque Trail is open for bikers and hikers, runners and horses. But the fire danger is high, in spite of Friday afternoon’s rain showers.
Major stretches of river have already gone dry, farmers are leaving their land fallow and cities are clamping down on water use, but things in New Mexico just went from bad to worse Thursday.