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Monette Ford closes doors

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain: Socorro’s only new car dealership called it a day last week.

In business since 1963, Monette Ford closed its showroom and doors last week. The action was necessitated due to the economic climate, according to Danny Monette.

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.