The Socorro City Council approved its continued membership in the South Central Council of Governments for fiscal year 2013-2014 during its regular meeting May 6.
The FBI is investigating a one-vehicle rollover accident by Alamo that left two people dead last week.
About 60 San Augustin Water Coalition members were in attendance for an annual meeting at the Datil school gym May 11.
"One opposed, that's normal," Socorro Electric Cooperative board of trustees president Louis Aguilar said at the April 24 co-op board meeting when trustee Charlie Wagner voted against a motion and everyone else voted in favor of it.
Magdalena's Barak Stephens, a sophomore, continued to shine during the New Mexico State Track and Field Meet in Albuquerque over the weekend, taking home three medals and placing in five events. Stephens' highest achievement was third place in the 400-meter dash for Class AA.
There were a couple of unexpected "wild rides" in Magdalena last weekend during the Second Annual Wild Bunch Reunion Association Rodeo, when the Cowboy Slicker Race turned into a saddle bronc riding contest for one team. The contestants, Peggy Winders Dewey and Nicole Haley, were able to get control of their ride, and finish the race in second place. Rusty Trantham and Dough Caudle took home the first place prize in this contest.
A semi tractor trailer crash took out electricity and telephone service in San Acacia on April 19 because the driver wasn't driving, Socorro County Sheriff's Department deputies reported.
Mary Ann Chavez-Lopez spoke to the Socorro County Commission about expanding El Camino Real Housing Authority's area during the commission's regular meeting April 23. Following her presentation, the commission directed county staff to write a resolution to expand the housing authority.
The rabid fox that attacked a dog this spring near Magdalena was carrying a variant of the disease that spread from Arizona, according to the New Mexico Department of Health, which strongly urges residents to get their pets and valuable livestock vaccinated.
Les Martinez, New Mexico Public Schools Facilities Authority facilities maintenance and operations support manager, reported serious lapses in preventative maintenance at all district schools at the Socorro school board meeting Monday night.
The Socorro County Sheriff's Department praised a local citizen for responding to a burning pickup near the river last week and saving a man's life.
The mayor of Socorro updated the council on sludge found at the city's industrial park during the Socorro City Council's regular meeting April 15. The mayor said the mess has been cleaned up, but the state Environment Department still awaits testing results to see if the sludge is toxic.
The Socorro County Commission approved the county's third 2013 quarterly report to the state Department of Finance and Administration during the commission's regular meeting April 23.
Socorro Rotary Club president and webmaster Jim Rushing became a member three years ago, soon after he and his wife moved to Socorro. Invited to a club meeting, he saw a chance to give back to his adopted community.
Bartender 4 Mayor is releasing its first full-length CD May 10 at the Golden Spur Saloon in Magdelena where the band will be playing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. CDs and T-shirts will be available at that time for purchase.
ARTICLE I: Section 1. Requirements for membership.