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Violent times remembered

In a presentation at the Socorro Public Library at 7 p.m. Oct. 9, New Mexico Tech professor Bhaskar Mujamdar and Sandy Qureshi will talk about the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.

Fatal wreck takes 4

Law enforcement responded to the scene of a single vehicle rollover on U.S. Highway 60 approximately 7:23 a.m. Sept. 1, according to a release from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety.

Obituaries (8/15/2013)

HOUSTON – Darrell Lloyd Houston, 43, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013, in Phoenix. Darrell was born in Alamogordo on Aug. 6, 1970. He is survived by his parents Vernon and Betty Houston; sister Debra Berkey and her husband, DeGraff; and two well loved nephews Houston and John Berkey.

Letters to the Editor (8/15/2013)

Magdalena residents watch your forest
There they go again trying to pull a fast one! Cheryl Prewitt, spokesperson for the Cibola Ranger District, says “in the past they had to get a new permit every time … so we are working on getting a permit that will cover the whole thing (EDC Aug. 1).” Really? And what is that? “A joint proposal from the military entities and Forest Service,” for war games.

End-times report

What's with this whole "end of the world" thing people have going on? "World War Z" made half a billion dollars worldwide in a week and a half. The Discovery Channel is netting an average of 3 million viewers a week by dumping two strangers naked and wholly unequipped into various harsh climates. Two apocalypse comedies are slated for this summer, both chock full of stars.

Obituaries (8/8/2013)

MURPHY – Arlton C. Murphy, 76, a resident of Belen, passed away Tuesday morning, July 30, 2013. Art was a resident of Socorro for over 50 years. He retired to Belen 11 years ago with his wife, Carol.

The Blotter (8/8/2013)

Socorro Police Department
June 14
• A Socorro man was contacted on a traffic stop for having no registration about 11:28 a.m. by Fifth Street and Otero Avenue. He also didn’t have a valid driver’s license. Another officer noticed the man had a loaded syringe in the vehicle.

Occupy these truths

I have a few numbers for you to think about. They tell a classic American story of riches and rags. The tale spans the quarter century leading up to the Crash of 2008.