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Top Stories for Tuesday, January 27th, 2015:


Poet Signs New Book




Bonnie Buckley Maldonado gave a reading and signed copies of her new book, “Secret Lives of Us Kids: A Childhood Memoir 1941-1945,' at Western New Mexico University on Sunday. The book tells the story of her childhood growing up in the oil fields on the border of Montana and Canada. The stories were comprised of retellings from her brother, Patrick, and passages from a daily diary she kept during that time. “Tell your stories,' she advised her audience. “Tape them, write them, do something with them.Your children and grandchildren will appreciate it.' Maldonado was Silver City’s first poet laureate. She has published several other books of poems about her early life in Montana. Above, Maldonado signs a copy of “Secret Lives of Us Kids: A Childhood Memoir' for Frances Vasquez, right.


(Press Staff Photo by Benjamin Fisher)


By PATRICK MALONE

The New Mexican

Budget experts estimate $ 101 million in state money isn’t accounted for, although the state of New Mexico isn’t sure exactly how much cash it has on hand.

The fi gure, which reflects unreconciled expenditures between 2006 and 2013, takes on a new signifi cance this year as lawmakers grapple with declining revenue estimates tied to the falling price of oil while they try to crafta budget.

On Monday, the head of Gov. Susana Martinez’s...




By STEWART McCLINTIC

Daily Press Staff

During Bayard’s semimonthly City Council meeting, Hector Carrillo, director of Copper Little League baseball, reported that before the season begins in March a couple of things need to be addressed.

Carrillo asked the council to use Howie Morales Stadium again for this year’s season, which the council approved.

He said because there is a new parking lot right by the stadium, there should be some improvements made to the backstop of...




On Thursday, the Silver City Daily Press, Community Access Television of Silver and KOOT Radio 88.1 FM will host a forum for the Silver Consolidated Schools Board of Education candidates in the Grant County Administration Center boardroom.

Lori Ford, director of CATS and KOOT, and Silver City DailyPress education reporter Stewart McClintic will ask questions of the board members running for re- election and their challengers.

Trent Petty, the board president, will face...