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News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. MST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The long-running restoration and trail project along the Santa Fe River is moving along. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Santa Fe County started construction on a mile-long stretch of the River Trail between Frenchy's Field and Siler Road in November and expects the work to be complete by July.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Bernalillo County Sheriff's officials say they're investigating the discovery of a dead body in northeast Albuquerque. Albuquerque TV station KOB says the discovery was made around 1:30 a.m. Sunday after sheriff's detectives were called to the scene. The body reportedly was found near an irrigation ditch. Sheriff's officials say it is too early to confirm a cause of death, but it's being treated as suspicious.

BERNALILL0, N.M. (AP) - Sandoval County Sheriff's officials say a former UFC fighter has been arrested in Rio Rancho. They say 39-year-old Isaac Vallie-Flagg, of Albuquerque, was taken into custody Friday while allegedly attempting to burglarize a commercial property. Authorities say Vallie-Flagg cut the chain to the property's gate and drove onto the grounds. Sheriff's deputies say he was in possession of numerous identification cards and Social Security cards, a handgun and a semi-automatic rifle with a silencer.

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - You can still visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park in southeastern New Mexico during the federal government's partial shutdown but don't expect to go underground to see the namesake cavern itself. Park officials say all park roads and trails remain open but that the cavern and the park's visitor center are closed to visitors.

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