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NMSU Women Extend Win Streak to 9 Games

February 01, 2015 Sports
By Mike Rowse Exactly two weeks ago the New Mexico State women's basketball team saw itself on a six-game winning streak and were off to a 3-0 start in Western Athletic Conference play after a home win versus Seattle. But Aggie head coach Mark Trakh cautioned that a tough three-game road swing loomed ahead for the young NM State squad, a road trip that would show him if his team was really for…

Silver School Board Candidate Forum 012915, part 2

Editor's Note: This is part 2 of the final Silver School Board Candidate Forum, held Thursday, Jan. 29

By Margaret Hopper

The last Silver School Board candidate forum, sponsored by Community Access Television of Silver City, KOOT FM 88.1 Radio and Silver City Daily Press was held January 29, 2015.
After a short break, the questioning resumed.

Question: Technology changes so quickly, how would you prepare students for future changes four to eight years later? Read more...

Confusion on school board boundaries continues

In an update written at 11:08 a.m. Friday morning, January 30, 2015, school board president Trent Petty informed both Stewart McClintic, Silver City Daily Press reporter, and Margaret Hopper, Grant County Beat freelance reporter, that the voting irregularities, which the county clerk's office assured the school district would all be resolved over the weekend, were not.

In Petty's email, he outlined the map issue, comparing the 2013 board election with the 2015 election now in progress. In 2013 election, the clerk's office had the map, used it and there was no confusion reported, he said. This election cycle, the clerk didn't have the map, didn't know the boundaries, and suddenly the election is the responsibility of the school board.

Petty stated in this update: "As I told you Wednesday, I had 2 voters turned away from the clerk's office after the article (in the Press) came out, so it is still going on."

Last Silver City School Board Candidate Forum, part 1

Editor's Note: The forum was long and extensive. We decided on a simplified format to make it easier for the voter to make a decision before heading to the polls on Tuesday, Feb. 3.

By Margaret Hopper

Under the combined sponsorship of CATS TV/KOOTS Radio and the Silver City Daily Press, a last-minute forum was held at the Grant County Administrative Building in the commissioners' meeting room Thursday, January 29, 2015. Nick Seibel, SCDP owner/publisher, moderated the meeting and Lori Ford, CATS executive and Stewart McClintic, reporter for the Daily Press, supplied questions to the candidates along with the audience. Frances Vasquez and Trent Petty are running for a seat in School District 3; Mike McMillan and Anthony Gutierrez are running in District 5.


Road Closure- San Lorenzo to Kingston

CLOSURE- San Lorenzo to Kingston
NM 152 from mile post 22-37 roadway is closed due to snow packed and icy conditions, intermittent snow is causing limited visibility. Please seek alternate route.

Steven Morales runs, but he can't hide

By Roger Lanse

Steven Morales, 36, of Silver City, was booked into Albuquerque's Metropolitan Detention Center on Wednesday, Jan. 28, after being arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT), in connection with the alleged homicide of Esteban Ortega, 22, of Silver City. Read more...

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