CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - Carlsbad this week got a gritty taste of extreme desert weather more common to the Middle East than southeastern New Mexico.
The National Weather Service says a strong wind storm with gusts around 60 mph produced haboob-like conditions, with wind blowing a wide and tall wall of dirt and debris through the area late Wednesday.
According to the Carlsbad Current-Argus , weather service meteorologist Melissa Huffman in Midland, Texas, says it was an anomaly for the Carlsbad area.
Huffman says her office began receiving reports of a really bad dust storm Wednesday evening and that visibility was reduced to zero.
She said the dust storm resulted from a complex thunderstorm that moved to the southeast from Albuquerque.
A District Court judge has ordered city leaders respond to a petition filed by an animal activist on the city's trap-neuter-return approach of managing feral cats.
Police responded to dozens of weather-related crashes in only a matter of hours Sunday.
A small plane crashed at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning on the Canyon Rim Trail near N.M. 502 and the entrance of Los Alamos.
Sunday night in Albuquerque and around the world people gathered for candlelight vigils to remember the loss of their children.
Department of Agriculture officials are warning customers to not get burned when buying firewood.
Church groups, parents and teachers met Sunday at the 20th annual Albuquerque Interfaith Convention. State education reform was their central focus.