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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
Editor:
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.

Expansion of military operations in Magdalena Ranger District: What’s the rush?

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.

Locals take top awards at triathlon

Champions are Terry Moore Casey in the middle taking first place honors for the women at the Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlon on Saturday morning. In the sunglasses Kim Carlsen, who finished second and, in the white T-shirt, Anna Luna, who placed third in the event

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 Blotter (8/1/2013)

Socorro County Sheriff’s Department
June 6
• 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.