Monday’s 5 Facts, Top Morning Headlines

5 Facts You Need to Know

  1. Today will be mostly cloudy with wind and snow in the morning. There’s a chance of rain and snow in the afternoon with highs in the mid 30s to lower 40s and east winds 10 to 20 mph. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and snow showers and after midnight.
  2. Santa Fe began the morning with snowfall. Over the weekend, it made for a beautiful sight, but a very cold day. Lots of people bundled up against the wind and snow in the metro area as the weather changed.
  3. Hundreds packed the Roundhouse over the weekend to protest two bills. Both deal with a proposed helmet law in New Mexico. One requires motorcyclists to wear a helmet, the other would allow riders older than 18 to opt out if they buy a $700 registration sticker. Democratic Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino says his proposals make motorcyclists think twice about the dangers of riding without a helmet. The bill will be heard in committee on Tuesday.
  4. People in part of Albuquerque are being asked to conserve water while a major pipeline is repaired. It affects those living east of Eubank and I-40. The water authority will shut down a pipeline to make repairs and customers will get their water from a pair of reservoirs. To make sure it lasts, they’re asking people to only use as much water as necessary through Thursday morning.
  5. A dog, found protecting a litter mate, is now fighting for his own life. Santa Fe Animal Control found 2-year-old Patrick with lacerations and bite marks all over his body. He was sticking very close to another dog, who had recently been hit and killed by a car. Animal control officers believe he that dog was Patrick’s brother. The pit-bull mix is recovering at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. Workers there say it could be several weeks before he’s healed and ready for adoption.

Top Morning Headlines

A woman is in jail, accused of stabbing a man to death in northeast Albuquerque. Natasha Lee was booked into MDC on an open count of murder. APD said Lee and the man were arguing about how he was talking to women at a friend’s house. The argument spilled outside near Wyoming and Central where police say Lee stabbed him several times. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

A proposal that would ban kids from buying e-cigarettes has passed the state house. State reps unanimously approved the bill on Friday. Right now, nearly 40 states keep minors from buying e-cigarettes, but New Mexico isn’t one of them. The proposal now moves to the senate. 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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