ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - New Mexico is about three weeks out from the official start to Spring, which is known as windy season in the state.
However, Monday's winds has kept the Bernalillo County fire fighters busy.
They had to fight a small blaze near a chicken coop off of Lagunitas in the South Valley.
Fire crews were able to get it under control, but the winds hampered their efforts for a while and almost spread the fire out of control.
That is one of the major concerns on Tuesday. Another is visibility on the road. That's usually the case on Interstate 25 between Albuquerque and Los Lunas, a lot of loose dirt and sand always blows through that area.
Drivers are advised to use caution.
An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.