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Silver High School and La Plata Middle School will send teams to state Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad 2015

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

At the annual regional Science Olympiad, students from 8 schools, including from Las Cruces, Hatch Valley, Deming and Silver City took part in activities from wheeled vehicles to rocket launch, from Wright Stuff (small model airplanes), and from a balsa wood bridge building competition to the Scrambler, which was a wheeled conveyance carrying an egg on the front. These active events were in the Brancheau P.E. Building gym. Other students took various tests in Harlan Hall. They ranged from entymology to geology to chemistry.

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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?-- Continue reading

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 Co-- Continue reading

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.

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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.

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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.-- Continue reading

Steven Morales arrested in Albuquerque

By Roger Lanse

Steven Morales, a suspect in the homicide of Estevan Ortega, whose body was found Jan. 14 inside a vehicle near Pinos Altos, was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at about-- Continue reading

Michael Martin Named to Dallas Fed's Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council

Michael Martin Named to Dallas Fed's Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council

DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has named Michael Martin of White Signal, N.M., a member of its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council.

The council is composed of 12 representatives from financial institutions of various sizes in Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico.

The council provides senior Dallas Fed officials grassroots information on a variety of topics, including economic and banking conditions, regulatory policies and payments issues.

Martin is president and CEO of Western Bank in Lordsburg, N.M. He was elected to the board of directors of Western Bank in 1999 and was formerly employed with Cargill Inc. as general manager of its wire division.-- Continue reading

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