Sharing science and discovery is the theme for Socorro fourth graders as they dance in "Eureka!" — this year's National Dance Institute Residency production in Socorro.
In the wake of September's record rain and subsequent flooding, interest in flood insurance is rising. Property anywhere in Socorro County can be insured against flood damage, because the entire county is now a participating community in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a federal program managed and subsidized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The Socorro City Council held another public hearing regarding its franchise agreement with Socorro Electric Cooperative during the council's regular meeting Dec. 2, and the mayor speculated the franchise agreement likely won't be ready before the city's next election in March 2014.
Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District irrigation ditches are carrying drainage water from just above Brown Arroyo east of Socorro to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge south of San Antonio this fall and winter as a result of an agreement between the two entities that took effect after the regular irrigation season closed Nov. 1.
The founders of The Grizz Project of Magdalena Aiding Animals Inc. have started an ambitious new project to match up trained companion animals with people who need them.
The Socorro County Sheriff's Department wants people to have a safe holiday season, and also not get ripped off.
The Socorro Flea Market may have been one of the busiest spots in town Friday morning, Black Friday in Socorro. Parking lots at the larger retail chains in town were bustling more than usual, and sales were up slightly. There was a slight rush early at Walmart, according to manager Nico Vassol, but by 8:30 a.m. the bulk of activity seemed to be at the customer service counter, where customers were making exchanges and returns from purchases made the night before, when Thanksgiving Day sales were on. Walmart offered advertised specials beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28, and continuing at various times throughout the weekend.
Socorro County's computer network crashed Nov. 24, leaving the sheriff's department and jail without phone service for a few days.
The youth services librarian job is a dream come true for Herweg-Samuels, a mother of three children.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation of Los Angeles has stepped up to help Socorro build a bridge — a bridge from the rich past of the area to the expansive future of its children.
Marine, Air Force and U.S. Forest Service representatives met with residents of the Cibola National Forest's Magdalena Ranger District area to talk with them about a proposal to continue and expand military training in the area.
The Socorro Electric Cooperative board of trustees certified the District III vote for Melissa Amaro at its meeting Nov. 21.
A semi crash by Lemitar blocked lanes on Interstate 25 for a time on Sunday and took all day to clean up.
While a total of 184 people voted in the District III Socorro Electric Cooperative trustee election on Nov. 16, co-op attorney Lorna Wiggins has said the vote is not valid.
The mayor of Socorro expressed irritation about the way Socorro Electric Cooperative conducts business during the Socorro City Council's regular meeting Monday, even broaching the possibility of putting the city's electricity franchise out for bid to get a different provider.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, and the group has accomplished its goal — the San Antonio wildlife preserve is now considered "one of the crown jewels of the refuge system," according to refuge manager Kevin Cobble.
The Socorro City Council received a brief update on weeds and abandoned buildings during the council's regular meeting Monday.
Z.W. Farnsworth was already "on the job" Monday night during Magdalena's village meeting of the Board of Trustees. Farnsworth was formally named acting fire chief and then later gave his first report, which entailed addressing a number of items the fire department must do to come into compliance with the State Fire Marshal.