Water has always been New Mexico's most precious commodity. Through history Indians, Spaniards and Anglos have struggled for possession of the land's limited water resources. Some were even willing to kill for it.
Can we get married?
That’s a question two Santa Fe men want answered — and sooner rather than later. The couple, who were denied a marriage license by the Santa Fe County clerk in June, are asking the New Mexico Supreme Court to decide whether same-sex marriages will be legal here.
The homosexual community is going to have as much trouble being tolerant with views of the Christians as the Christians have in being tolerant with sexual immorality.
FERNANDEZ – Frank (Scooter) Fernandez III, born June 23, 1965, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 5, 2013.
Co-op trustee opponents out this weekend with petition
It is against the law, both legally and morally, to deny anyone the right to vote. Yet this is happening today in the service district of the Socorro Electric Cooperative. Although the Board of Trustees, the SEC management and lawyers are dragging in all sorts of side issues, the basic issue remains: District 5 members passed 31 resolutions at their district meeting in October 2012 which according to the SEC bylaws should have been voted upon at the 2013 Annual Meeting.
Magdalena Marshal’s Office
• About 8 p.m. an officer was called to a residence on Kelly Road in reference to a verbal domestic dispute. The parties were separated and no charges were filed.
OneDarkSky, a professional group dedicated to educating people about light pollution, is organizing an International Starry Night event set to coincide with the Perseid meteor shower on Aug. 10. Magdalena Ridge Observatory is proud to be one of several locations in various countries participating in this public global event.
Where did the practice of scalping begin? As every school child knows, Indians took scalps from their enemies and held dances and ceremonies over them.
Map geeks live in Albuquerque's North Valley. Their home is a modest suite in an even more modest one-story brown stucco office building on North Fourth Street. Even the sign for the Public Lands Interpretive Association is modest. Fourth Street is commonly thought to be the route of El Camino Real, or Chihuahua Trail, that connected Mexico with Ohkay Owingeh pueblo, north of Española. An Albuquerque planning document corrects that "misperception," reporting that El Camino Real had two routes through the North Valley, neither of them Fourth Street.
Now that so many more people are going to be eligible and able to afford health insurance, there's a big worry. There won't be enough doctors, enough nurses, enough clinics and hospitals. There will be long waits for an appointment with a doctor, long waits at clinics, waiting lists for surgeries, shortages of drugs and medical equipment. It's going to be a disaster. There's going to have to be rationing of health care.
Brandi Van Landingham-Jones and Jeff Jones, of Socorro, and Johnny Ray and Shannon Mounyo, of Socorro, announce the engagement of their son Cole Mounyo, of Socorro, to Bonnie McCauley, of Silver City.
Highway 60 a tourist attraction
Several issues ago you published an article concerning a newcomer who proposes that U.S. Highway 60 west become a tourist attraction.
That is an idea whose time has come. U.S. Highway 60 was originally known as “The Ocean to Ocean Highway” and went from Virginia Beach, Va. to Santa Monica, Calif., passing through New Mexico, from Clovis to Arizona, through Socorro.
I occasionally get calls from people who are getting bitten by something in their yard.
America once upon a time.
People listened to one another’s telephone calls on a party line and no one thought much about it.
Dayna Guerro, 16, of Alamo won the national championship for the Native American High School Girls Division in the sixth annual Jim Thorpe National Native American 5K road race championships, along with the New Mexico-United States of America Track and Field Association 5K road championships, held in Albuquerque on June 29.
STIERS – Sally (Padilla) Stiers, 90, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at her home. She was born in San Antonio, N.M., on April 1, 1923, to Marcelino and Carmelita (Lucero) Padilla.
Socorro Independence Run
The city of Socorro invites you to come and run a 5k or 10k with the City of Socorro Running Series. The Day of Independence is being held in conjunction with the annual New Mexico Tech Fourth of July Celebration, at the Macey Center on Thursday, July 4.
ROMERO – Gilbert “Gilly” Romero, 48, a resident of Socorro, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013 peacefully in his sleep while at home. He was prceeded in death by his mother, Dell Romero, and his sister Elaine Romero.
Socorro Police Department
• A Socorro man contacted on a traffic stop about 12:57 a.m. was highly intoxicated, along with a teenage family member, who was also intoxicated. The teenager was taken home and the Socorro man admitted to purchasing alcohol and drinking with the juvenile. The man was arrested. The officer entered the residence with the juvenile and found several items of drug paraphernalia. When the officer asked about them, the juvenile admitted to owning them and provided more paraphernalia, as well as THC wax concentrate. The juvenile was released to his father, who was at the home.