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News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. MDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed a Silver City attorney to fill a state District Court vacancy in southwestern New Mexico. Martinez's office on Friday announced her appointment of William Perkins as a Sixth Judicial District judge to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Timothy Aldrich. The district includes Grant, Luna and Hildalgo counties.

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - A historic hotel on Route 66 in New Mexico is for sale. The Gallup Independent reports an organization that owns Lexington Hotel in Gallup, New Mexico, say it no longer has the funds to keep the hotel running. CARE 66 Executive Director Sanjay Choudhrie says the organization still owes about $1 million on the facility that is home to about 30 men, many of whom are veterans. Choudhrie says the hotel provides rooms to people who once lived on the streets.

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - Southeastern New Mexico school athletes will have a chance to meet newly minted National Football League Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports Brian Urlacher, inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame earlier this month, will make a special appearance at the Energy Summit in Carlsbad next month.

HAGERMAN, N.M. (AP) - Miracle Rey is about to make history in her southeastern New Mexico town. The Roswell Daily Record reports she'll be the first female football player to don pads at Hagerman High School when the team faces off against the Capitan Tigers on Aug. 24 to start the season. She says her dream is to become the first woman to play in the NFL.

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