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News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. MDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - A northern New Mexico man is facing his eighth drunken driving charge after police say he tried to avoid a sobriety checkpoint. The Las Vegas Optic reports that Arsenio Anaya was arrested earlier this month while traveling on Highway 65 toward Montezuma, New Mexico.

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) - An eastern New Mexico county is still working on getting a federal disaster declaration from storms that caused an estimated $4.5 million in damage. The Eastern New Mexico News reports Roosevelt County Superintendent Ricky Lovato said he recently took representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security on a tour of roads damaged by flooding in August.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Officials in Albuquerque are unveiling design plans for a Memorial Park in honor of the 11 women whose bodies were found in a mass grave and are believed to be victims of a serial killer. The Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department and City Councilor Klarissa Pena will release details this week of a park after years of work securing land and funding.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Firefighters with the New Mexico State Forestry Division are answering the call for help as states around the West are dealing with numerous large wildfires. Officials say at least 100 State Forestry personnel are supporting firefighting efforts around the region.

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