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Hospital conducts Ebola preparation exercise

Courtesy photo: Socorro General Hospital staff members go through an Ebola preparation excercise Dec. 4.

Medical personnel at Socorro General Hospital got the chance to test their skills at handling a highly-infectious disease on Dec. 4., with an exercise mimicking the admittance of a patient exhibiting symptoms of Ebola.

Water grab app sent back

The Office of the State Engine (OSE) has given San Augustin Plains Ranch LLC (APR) until Christmas Eve to be more specific on what it plans to do with the 54,000 acre-feet of water per year it wants to pump from the San Agustin aquifer under Socorro and Catron counties.

Radar used to uncover city’s beginnings

Photo courtesy of Brenda Wilkinson: A bystander, left, watches as archaeologists Tiffany Osborn and Michael Bletzer look at preliminary data from the ground penetrating radar device on the south side of San Miguel Church.

In the continuing search for evidence of Socorro's origin, Jornada Research Institute (JRI) conducted additional research in November to find traces of the Piro Pueblo of Pilabó, which lies underneath modern Socorro near San Miguel Church.

Friends, family remember matriarch Earle Bursum

Earle Bursum

Earle Powell Bursum was 80 when she passed away in Socorro Nov. 9, and in those years she managed to raise four children, spearhead the establishment of El Camino Real Historic Trail Site and supported many civic groups and organizations, all the while maintaining an 8 top 9 handicap on the golf course.