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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 (https://goo.gl/RmzvB1 ) that Arsenio Anaya was arrested earlier this month while traveling on Highway 65 toward Montezuma, New Mexico. According to New Mexico State Police, the 53-year-old Anaya made a U-turn on a blind curve to avoid the checkpoint and led police on a brief chase. Police say he was arrested after turning into a driveway.

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. Officials say the Memorial Park design was approved by the families of the victims. The families helped select trees, shrubbery, benches, and other design features.

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 large wildfires. At least 100 State Forestry personnel are supporting firefighting efforts around the region. State Forester Donald Griego says the West has seen one of the worst fire seasons on record with more than 2 million acres (809,371 hectares) burned. With New Mexico's fire season winding down, he says his agency has been able to share resources.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is pressing forward with plans to limit increases in state spending on Medicaid health care for low-income and disabled residents by adding monthly premiums and copayments from patients, as Senate Republicans in Washington contemplate fundamental changes to Medicaid. State officials briefed lawmakers Wednesday on an array of proposed changes to the state's Medicaid health care program designed to keep costs down while improving the delivery of health care for New Mexico's poorest residents.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico will be expanding drug and alcohol testing for its athletes. Interim University President Chaouki Abdallah met with coaches Tuesday and announced the expanded program. University officials told the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/2fhQLwP) that expanding the program was the right thing to do. The new initiative will be an additional layer of testing that coaches already had the option of doing with their athletes, though each sport had to fund it out of its own budget. Most budgets at UNM have been frozen for several years.

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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 (https://goo.gl/RmzvB1 ) that Arsenio Anaya was arrested earlier this month while traveling on Highway 65 toward Montezuma, New Mexico. According to New Mexico State Police, the 53-year-old Anaya made a U-turn on a blind curve to avoid the checkpoint and led police on a brief chase. Police say he was arrested after turning into a driveway.

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. Officials say the Memorial Park design was approved by the families of the victims. The families helped select trees, shrubbery, benches, and other design features.

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 large wildfires. At least 100 State Forestry personnel are supporting firefighting efforts around the region. State Forester Donald Griego says the West has seen one of the worst fire seasons on record with more than 2 million acres (809,371 hectares) burned. With New Mexico's fire season winding down, he says his agency has been able to share resources.

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