The Socorro Warrior 2012-2013 junior wrestling season ended in March with 20 total wrestlers participating from ages 5 to 15.
For graduating senior captain Enrique Koerdell of New Mexico Tech's men's rugby team, it was "closure." Koerdell's Pygmies didn't beat the Santos RFC in Santa Fe Saturday — in 40 years only one Pygmy squad has — but they came close.
The eighth annual Historic Forts Day will be held this Saturday at El Camino Real International Heritage Center south of Socorro. Enjoyed by the entire family or history buffs alike, the annual event focuses on living history of the Territorial military days, Fort Craig, and the Camino Real trail.
Astronomers using a worldwide collection of telescopes including the Very Large Array west of Socorro have discovered the most prolific star factory in the universe, surprisingly in a galaxy so distant that they see it as it was when the universe was only 6 percent of its current age.
SOBTF thanks community for clean-up help
I want to thank the government entities and agencies, private groups and individual citizens who made the annual Bosque Spring Clean-up a success on April 5.
GALLEGOS – Emily Gallegos, 73, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 10, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lemitar on May 26, 1939, to Raphael and Anuncacion (Vallejos) Santillanes.
Low-income seniors, pregnant and postpartum mothers, and children under 6 can get a free food basket every month if they qualify under the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Council for Helping Others program.
Almost 100 mathematicians converged on New Mexico Tech last weekend for a two-day conference about college-level math. They arrived from New Mexico, Arizona and El Paso for a joint meeting of the New Mexico Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges and the Southwestern Section of the Mathematical Association of America. The conference was co-chaired by Dr. William D. Stone and Dr. Annette LaRussa of the NMT Math Department.
The Save Our Bosque Task Force is having its fourth annual Bosque Benefit Brunch on Saturday at the Socorro Plaza from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast burritos, fresh fruit salad, juices and coffee will be available for purchase. Local musicians will provide entertainment starting with Doug Figgs at 10 a.m., Stasia Kerkmans at 11 a.m., and Roon members Johnny Dean and Jim Ruff at noon. A silent auction will feature fine art, jewelry and local crafts.
An intensive three-day training session scheduled for this weekend at Speare Hall on the New Mexico Tech campus should prepare students to pass the Federal Communications Commission Technician Class Amateur Radio Operator's license examination. People interested in upgrading their ham radio license can also take exams on Sunday afternoon.
Socorro Search and Rescue sponsored a mock search held March 30 in the foothills of the Magdalena Mountains southwest of Socorro.
Here is the first paragraph of a story published in a New Mexico college newspaper. The words are exact except for the last two, which I have changed to "you know." They refer to oral sex and I am betting my readers, bright devils you are, will get the drift.
The recent news of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death affords an opportunity to open the issue of who will be remembered as significant players in the death of capitalism. Mrs. Thatcher's image as a beacon for freedom may seem secure among mainstream media for the moment but to objective observers it is looking increasingly likely that in the long term the blind passion for "free markets" she shared with the global plutocratic class she abetted will be understood as the beginning of the final chapter for the most productive economic arrangement in history. (Use of the term "productive" here is not necessarily equivalent to "good.")
Josh Kerns was hired in December 2012 as the city of Socorro's new recreation director. He brings with him several years of experience running successful recreational programs in the area. He implements a positive philosophy for any current structure that will improve participation.
New Mexico Tech's men's and women's rugby clubs combined to host the "Eighth Sometimes Annual Socorro Challenge" on April 13, and although neither team managed a victory, from all other indications the nine-team tournament was a success.
Russell Moses, the director of Socorro's Boot Camp Boxing Gym, took four participants to the state Junior Olympics Boxing Tournament held at Los Lunas High School last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Three were named champions and the other was named runner up.
Socorro Police Department
• A Socorro woman reported another Socorro woman’s purse was found inside a third Socorro woman’s sweater. The reporting woman said she learned from the victim, an elder woman, that an American Express card was missing from the purse. When the reporting woman confronted the suspect, the suspect denied taking the card and left. The reporting woman canceled the card and was told by the company a transaction just occurred at a local ATM machine. The officer attempted to find the suspect but was unsuccessful as of the time of the report.
TORRES – Rose Torres, 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 4, 2013 with her loving children at her side. She was born in Tokay, NM on September 25, 1920 to Isaias and Estanislada (Bustos) Romero. During World War II, Rose worked in the ship yards in Oakland Ca. and then in 1950 she married the love of her life, Tony.
SEC needs to notify members of mapping
Last week I discovered a young man that was attempting to climb over our fence. When I approached him, he informed me that he had to get to the power poles on our property and all he wanted to know was if the hot wire on the top of the fence was on. He did not ask permission to come on our property or explain why he needed access to our property until I questioned him.
Pilot George Slad will take a drawing winner on a flight over Socorro and surrounding areas as a prize. Tickets are $5 and available at Cottonwood Valley Charter School.