ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Religious leaders throughout eastern New Mexico and West Texas are having their second day of prayer related to the drought.
They say this Sunday is focused on giving thanks for the rain that has helped ease dry conditions across the region.
Hoyt Skabelund is an active church member from Clovis who helped organize the first day of prayer in May and this Sunday's day of thanks. He calls the rains a "true miracle."
While much of New Mexico and Texas are still dealing with moderate to severe drought, conditions have improved significantly since the start of the year.
In just three months, exceptional drought — the worst category — has disappeared from New Mexico. The state also marked its second wettest September on record with average precipitation of more than 4 inches.
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An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
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