PORTALES, NM – The Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners extended their declared an extreme drought and fire danger emergency within the unincorporated areas of Roosevelt County during their regular Commission meeting July 28, 2022, with agricultural burning permitted. This was based upon current drought indices published by the U.S. Drought Monitor Report, lack of precipitation, low humidity, and abundance of wildland grass and dry, fine fuels that there is a serious likelihood of fire danger in Roosevelt County.

The resolution will remain in effect for 45 days, and the commission will review it again at the Sept. 6, 2022 regular meeting. For more information, please contact the Administrative Offices at 575.356.5307.

Click here to view Resolution 2022-32.

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