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.
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.
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.
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.
Safe Harbor needs help
As Socorroans wrap up a busy summer, we tend to forget our needy neighbors and right now, we are fast running out of funds to feed, bathe, and clothe those who need our help.
Socorro Police Department
• 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.
Socorro County seeks public input for the county's infrastructure capital improvement plan for fiscal years 2015-2018 and future Community Development Block Grant projects.
The American Geophysical Union, or AGU, has announced its 2013 Fellows inductees. Included among this year's honorees is New Mexico Tech professor Dr. Paul Krehbiel, physics professor and co-developer of the Lightning Mapping Array.
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.
The military has been training in the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest for a long time. Most of us who live, work, hunt or hike in the area north of Highway 60 experience frequent low-flying helicopters and other aircraft. The noise of these aircraft rattles our houses, wakes us up at night, and scares wildlife and cattle. Many have also encountered ground-based training – with pyrotechnics, combat simulations, and dozens of soldiers traveling over the forest at night.
Contestants gathered early Saturday morning at Sedillo Park by the municipal pool for the annual Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlon. Participants 14 and under up to those in their 70s, some more fit than others, and one in a wheel chair showed up to what many of them called the best organized and well-run triathlon in the state. The swim is 400 meters, the bike course is 20 kilometers and the run is 5 kilometers.
The fourth annual Socorro Chile Harvest Youth Triathlon on Friday evening was staged at the New Mexico Tech swimming pool and adjacent areas. The swim, bike and run event was a family event as parents were making last minute adjustments to their children's equipment and disposition.
The 2013 firewood cutting season begins on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest. The season will run through February 2014, weather permitting.
Socorro County Sheriff’s Department
• A Mountainair man reported about 1:30 p.m. he wrecked his pickup when a left front tire failed on U.S. Highway 60. The pickup pulled to the left and he was unable to correct it. The pickup hit a small juniper tree and came to rest against a barbed wire fence north of the road. The man said he was not injured and had his vehicle towed home.
Tech’s parking lot project intrudes on neighborhood
I would like to acquaint the residents of Socorro to a major project within the city of Socorro, which may have gone completely unnoticed.
GRAHAM – Lee Graham, 76, passed away peacefully Monday, July 29, 2013, with his family by his side. He was born in Albuquerque on Oct. 11, 1936, to Claude Reeves and Ruth Ella (Baldwin) Graham.
Gabriel and Palajeres Silva were married at San Miguel Church in Socorro on June 26, 1916. The marriage began a Silva legacy, honored this year with a reunion held in July.
Teachers return to school Aug. 1
Students (other than kindergartners) start Aug. 5
Socorro Consolidated Schools is focusing on bringing parents into a more active role for the 2013-2014 school year.
An epidemic is sweeping the nation. Girls are at a disadvantage when it comes to success in math and science, and the future does not look bright if parents don't act now.