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Lovin’ Life: Socorro folklore

Lovin' Life

Some things about Socorro and this area just can't be beat. I'm talking about those events and stories that don't happen anywhere else on earth and get handed down through the years, making up our folklore, and some reaching the level of out and out mythology.

Sevilleta wolves released into wild

Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Regina Mossoti of the Endangered Wolf Center and Colby Gardner of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service replace the radio collar of a female Mexican wolf at Sevilleta Wolf Management Facility prior to transporting the wolf for release in Arizona.

A pair of Mexican wolves, which were being held at the Sevilleta Wolf Management Facility, have been released into the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area which sits astride the Apache-Sitgreaves and Gila National Forests.

NWS wants SKYWARN spotters

The National Weather Service is currently recruiting SKYWARN spotters in its County Warning and Forecast Area, which includes Socorro County as well as Catron, Cibola, Lincoln, Torrance, Valencia and other counties in northern and central New Mexico.

Midway celebrates Earth Day

Photos by Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain: Two students listen to instructions from computer science teacher Barbara McLain last Friday during the Earth Day cleanup at Midway Elementary School.

No, it wasn't the Smurfs, but a bunch of tiny people in blue were hard at work last Friday, helping with keeping their community clean and beautiful.

SCSD board mulls changes

Lengthy changes to the Socorro Consolidated Schools District (SCSD) policies are planned for next year, and district board members voted Monday to dedicate two days to discuss the new guidelines.

Anaya gets hole-in-one

Socorro Warrior Isaiah Anaya recorded a hole-in-one at the Roswell Spring Classic held at the New Mexico Military Institute and Nancy Lopez Spring River Golf courses on Monday and Tuesday, April 20-21.