Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
A candidate forum was held on Thursday for the four candidates vying for seats on the Cobre Consolidated Schools Board of Education. Incumbent Frank Gomez is running unopposed for position 1, Gilbert Guadiana and Eloy Medina are running for the position 2 seat, and Gabriel Holguin is running unopposed for position 3. The positions are at-large, so they do not involve separate districts.
An estimated three to five-hundred people were out despite the snow to take part in the People’s Procession, which took place on Saturday. The walk began at La Capilla and continued to Gough Park, where those who joined in heard speakers and singers. The People’s Procession featured a variety of local groups, organizations and churches who had come together to demonstrate their message of peaceful solidarity and hope.
The American Legion Post 18 installed new members at its Saturday, January 14th meeting. The following members were installed as Officers for 2017: Leon Edwards, Commander; Tom Raines, 1st Vice Commander; John Robbins, 2nd Vice Commander; Don Ernst, Finance Officer; Don Luhrsen, Chaplain/Adjutant; Bradley Brock, Service Officer; and J. D. Sherwood, Sergeant-at-Arms.
Border Patrol Agents responded in the late night hours On January 13, at approximately 11:15 p.m., the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office contacted the El Paso Sector Border Patrol to request assistance in locating two lost hikers in the Franklin Mountains. Several other agencies were already on scene. At approximately 2:30 am, Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue team members were able to locate the two stranded hikers in a remote area of the mountain. The hikers were escorted down the mountain and reunited with family members at approximately 4 am. No medical assistance was required.
President Donald Trump said Monday he has selected former Republican congresswoman Heather Wilson of New Mexico to be secretary of the Air Force. Wilson would be the first Air Force Academy graduate to serve as Air Force secretary if confirmed by the Senate.