Video: Morning News February 18, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Firefighters are still battling the bosque fire on the Isleta Pueblo. The fire has burned at least 100 acres and is about 25-30 percent contained.

New Mexico’s fire season is off to a very early start and there’s a good chance we’ll be seeing more fires like the one in the bosque soon. Bernalillo County firefighters say fire danger is unusally high for this early in the season and it’ll likely be a rough spring. Fire crews are training for the worst.

The budget battle continues this morning at the Roundhouse. The State Senate could vote on a $6.2 billion compromise budget today. This is the one that provides extra money for schools, and gives Governor Susana Martinez some of her education reforms.

Here’s your chance to go out for a good meal and help others get the food they need. Until tomorrow, go to any Chili’s in New Mexico, mention a food bank and 15 percent of your bill will go to a local food bank including Roadrunner in Albuquerque. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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