Sunset Through Smoke

The sun settles through layers of smoke due to the Las Conchas fire, 
viewed from the Santa Fe dog park.

Resource info for evacuees of Los Alamos and surrounding areas:

To find hotels offering discounts or families offering shelter in their homes, visit

Art Bouffard of the New Mexico Lodging Association said hotels in Santa Fe, Española and some in Albuquerque are  offering discounts ranging from 40 to 70 percent to people affected by the fire.
Bouffard said people will be required to have ID showing their residences are in areas affected by the fire.

Shelters have been set up at the Cities of Gold Casino in Pojoaque and the Santa Claran Hotel and Casino.

The Santa Fe Indian School at 1501 Cerrillos Road is opening its Abeita Gym for evacuees. The school needs cots, but evacuees may bring air mattresses and other bedding.

People can call the school’s public information officer, Edward Calabaza, at 238-8203, for more information.


The Santa Fe Humane Society can accommodate evacuated pets, but is asking evacuees to consider boarding pets with relatives or at boarding kennels first. Call 983-4309 or check the website

The Española Humane Society also can help by taking pets and by serving as a staging area for livestock, except cattle. Call 505-753-8662.


Challenge New Mexico, near the Santa Fe Humane Society off Caja del Rio Rd., is accepting horses. Call 988-7621.

Northern New Mexico Horsemen’s Association, at the Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds, is accepting horses, mules, donkeys and goats. The association also will help people find places for other types of livestock. Call 471-6654.

Cattle can be taken to the rodeo grounds. 

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  1. The Northern New Mexico Central Labor Council

    Serving Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Taos, San Miguel, Mora, and Colfax Counties

    Is Joining With Area Labor & Community Orgaizations In Asking the Commuity Of Grear Santa Fe To

    Assist Our Neighbors!

    Help Is Needed For Our Neighbors In Los Alamos

    And Surrounding Areas Due To The Severe Spreading Fire.
    The People In These Communities Have Had To Evacuate And Move To Shelters.

    Food And Other Items Are Needed.

    The FOOD DEPOT (Please Click For More Information)
    122 Slier Road In Santa Fe

    (505) 471-1633, Is Collecting The Following:

    Bottled water
    # - Handheld snacks such as granola and breakfast bars, trail mix, nuts, dried fruit
    # - Protein items such as peanut butter and beef jerky
    # - Meal supplies such as dried beans, rice and pasta
    # - Personal care items such as deodorant, toothpaste/toothbrushes, bar soap, shampoo/conditioner, hand wipes
    # - Paper products such as toilet tissue, napkins, cups, plates, towels, plastic cutlery
    # - NO clothing or household items will be accepted

    Area Labor Unions and Other Socially Active Organizations Are Being Asked to Donate Money to Help Purchase Some Of These Items … Or Go Out And Buy $100-200 Worth Of These Items And Deliver Them To The Food Depot (Please Click for More Information).

    Items should be delivered Tuesday Afternoon (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, or on Wednesday Morning 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, and Wednesday Afternoon From 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, and Thursday If Necessary)

    Thanks To All Who Can Lend A Hand ...