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Socorro Consolidated Schools Board Candidates

Editor's note: Positions for Socorro Consolidated Schools District are chosen by candidates and have no political affiliations or district gerrymandering. The candidates' responses have been ordered numerically and alphabetically. The names listed are as they will appear on the ballot. Early voting began Monday, and the main Election Day is Feb. 3. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day.

BLM to waive fees for MLK Day

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 19, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in conjunction with other agencies within the Department of the Interior, will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to the National System of Public Lands.

Willy, Friends concert to feature string trio

Spotlight is on the strings for the third of four concerts in the 2014 – 2015 Presidential Chamber Music Series set for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19 at New Mexico Tech's Macey Center and featuring "Willy Sucre and Friends" performing quartets for guitar, violin, viola and cello.

2015 comes storming in

Eric Heinz - El Defensor Chieftain: Anthony Silva, 14, front, and Joshua Silva, 14, hit a snow ramp together on a sled Saturday on the New Mexico Tech campus.

People stranded by snowfall, slick road conditions and freezing temperatures were all pieces of a whiteout that lasted from last Wednesday through Saturday morning in Socorro County.