This week’s storm had cause heavy ice accumulations around the Mountainair Ranger District, according to a press release from the Forest Service.

The ice caused many trees to break or sag heavily with the possibility of breaking. Because of the heavy accumulation of hazard trees, the Forest Service is temporarily closing Capilla Peak Campground until the hazards can be mitigated.

The public is asked not to enter the campground for any reason at this time.

For more information, please call the Mountainair Ranger District at 505-847-2990.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at news.ind.editor@gmail.com.