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News Minute: Here is the latest Arizona news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. MST

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GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Officials say fire crews are gaining a handle on a southern Arizona wildfire that started Sunday. The Coronado National Forest and Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said Saturday that the fire about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of the small city of Green Valley didn't spread overnight.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The spring snowstorm that socked New Mexico has shut down highways and state museums. The National Weather Service on Saturday said road conditions in north and central New Mexico could be treacherous as a significant amount of snow and blowing snow has hit along Interstate 25 and Interstate 40.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A company has found new ways and opportunities to compost tree limbs, needles and small trunks amid a massive forest-thinning project in the Flagstaff area to protect against wildfires. The Arizona Daily Sun reports Good Earth Power AZ is set begin their commercial compost produce plans after it received approval from the Coconino County Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday. The contracting company has been trying to begin this project for two years.

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - The fate of a Utah woman who went missing two weeks ago while on a Grand Canyon hike with her step-grandson remains an unknown while their family awaits the positive identification of a body found in the park and believed to be the 14-year-old boy. The Grand Canyon National Park says a body found Friday is likely the boy, Jackson Standefer, of Chattanooga, Tennessee. LouAnn Merrell, the wife of Randy Merrell, co-founder of Merrell Boots Co., remains missing.

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