Special Olympian athletes waited with anticipation yesterday in the Socorro plaza for the torch bearers to appear. The ceremony honors these athletes as they prepare to head to the state championship meet this weekend. As volunteers from area police and fire departments appeared bearing the torch, the athletes joined them and ran into the plaza.
Name: Jericho Sanchez
Over 50 golfers from the Northeastern Senior Golf Association out of Albuquerque enjoyed a pleasant day of golfing at New Mexico Tech on Tuesday, wrapping up with a steak lunch and lots of chatter.
The Lady Eagles volleyball team was Quemado High School's shining star again this year, making it to the state championship tournament for the sixth year in a row.
The Socorro City Council kicked off the summer season with a fireworks proclamation and an announcement that the city pool opens Sunday during its regular meeting Monday.
Parents and supporters from Cottonwood Valley Charter School filled the room Monday evening for the board of education meeting of Socorro Consolidated Schools.
The annual members meeting of the Socorro Electric Cooperative took place May 15 at Finley Gym in Socorro, and the board took many pauses to consult with New Mexico parliamentarian Adam Hathaway.
Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District hydrologist David Gensler said the length of this year's irrigation season will depend on the monsoon. This year, there just isn't enough water in reservoirs up north to supply farmers with irrigation all summer without help from summer rainstorms.
Only one candidate and fewer than 20 people showed up for the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District Position 6 candidates' forum at the Socorro County Annex on Monday night. Incumbent candidate Chris Sichler went ahead with the forum, which was sponsored by the Socorro Soil Water Conservation Service.
All three Soliman brothers earning bachelor's degrees in 2013 wasn't planned.
The Warriors came home loaded with 17 new medals from the AAA state track meet held in Albuquerque last Friday and Saturday. The Lady Warriors can boast 12 of those medals, having competed in a total of 14 events at the meet last weekend. The boys brought home another five, including two first-place medals in jumping events, earned by Adam Paz.
The middle parking lot by Marina del Sol at Elephant Butte Reservoir was bustling at 6 a.m. May 18 as anglers arrived with the sun to compete in the Socorro Valley Bass Club's third tournament of the year. Anglers hit the water and the real action started as they headed for the best waters in the lake for the day. The real buzz, though, was when they returned at 3 p.m. to weigh their catch.
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.