March 14 Morning Rush: ‘Bomb cyclone’ causes extreme conditions across New Mexico

Mornings

1. Clean up will continue throughout New Mexico after extreme weather was reported across the state. At least a dozen cars or semi’s being knocked around near Wagon Mound along I-25. The high winds derailed an entire train near Logan. The roof of a school in Roswell ripped off and whiteout conditions in the northern mountain. Wind gusts as high as a hundred miles an hour were reported near white sands.

Full story: ‘Bomb cyclone’ wreaks havoc across New Mexico


 2. Legislators are making big changes to New Mexico’s education system. The bill is now waiting for the governor’s signature. Both House Bill 5 and Senate Bill 1 passed. They provide teachers with a pay raise and give more funding to programs for at-risk students. They also allow schools to opt-in for K- 5 Plus programs that will extend instruction time for elementary students.

Full story: New Mexico lawmakers pass education reform bills


3. Lingering snow showers in the northern mountains will be the last of the impacts out of this week’s ‘Bomb Cyclone’. Another 4 to 8 inches of snow is possible within the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Full story: Kristen’s Wednesday Morning Forecast


4. A musical festival coming to Albuquerque is raising concerns. Parade of Bass is taking place at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum in May. Six years ago, a 14-year-old girl died from an overdose at a foam festival on the fairgrounds and her family sued the city. However, the city says an event of this size goes through several city departments before getting the okay. Organizers say they will work with APD to figure out how many officers and first responders they’re going to need at the event.

Full story: Popular music festival chooses Albuquerque Balloon Museum as new venue


5. The Lobos are advancing in the Mountain West Tournamen and are now set to take on the Utah State Aggies. The Lobos are coming off of a win Wednesday against Wyoming. They’re looking for another to keep their tournament dreams alive. The Lobos beat the Cowboys 78-68. Tip-off for Thursday’s game in Las Vegas is slated for 7 p.m.

Full story: Vance Jackson leads New Mexico to victory at Mountain West Tournament


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