Northern New Mexico

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Young musicians will have the chance to step into the spotlight for an upcoming event put on by the Santa Fe Boys and Girls Club. The ‘Battle of the Bands’ seeks to give young artists in the area an opportunity to win prize money and valuable first-hand experience.

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Experts from around the country are predicting that this year's fire season is going to be bad, especially for New Mexico. Currently, the state's extreme drought is causing vegetation to become dangerously flammable – which is worrying local fire departments. KSFR's Bryce Dix spoke with Santa Fe County Fire Department Fire Prevention Specialist Jeffry Folgate about they will be tackling the season and to give advice on how Northern New Mexicans can prevent fires from happening.