The results are in, and Tuesday's municipal elections resulted in wide margins all around. A total of 2,068 votes were cast in Socorro, and 230 in Magdalena.
Sentencing for Johnny Marquez, who pleaded no contest to two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct of a Minor in a Second Degree in 2012, has been continued by 7th District Court Judge Edmund "Ted" Kase until Apr. 11.
Bibles with ripped out pages and tattoo making machines were only some of the contraband uncovered during Monday's surprise shakedown of cells at the Socorro County Detention Center.
Every year, people walking, running or bicycling across America often pass through Socorro on their journey along Highway 60, the "Coast to Coast Highway."
More than a dozen state and local agencies will work together in a week-long exercise focused on agriculture-based emergencies from March 3 through 8 at the Socorro County Fairgrounds.
When the 2014 New Mexico Legislature wrapped up Thursday, Feb. 20, local governmental agencies in Socorro County were slated to receive more a combined total of more than $2 million for Capital Outlay projects.
One of the best examples of the future of agriculture in Socorro County can be found in two student-centric organizations — 4-H and Future Farmers of America.
The sounds and smoke of muskets, cannonade and other weapons used in the Civil War will be filling the air this weekend at an encampment where the Escondida Bridge crosses the Rio Grande.
Now that everyone should have received their W-2s and other income documentation, it's time to start planning for that great American tradition of filing out income tax forms. The task can be made a little easier this year, thanks to a program new to Socorro.
In front of a full house Tuesday night, the Magdalena Village Board of Trustees, in a 2-1 vote, disbanded the Magdalena Water Team – the committee that was formed in January to help the board make decisions on water system plans. Mayor Sandy Julian said since the New Mexico Rural Water Association provides the same service, the local volunteer water committee was not needed.
A Socorro man has been arrested and charged with four felonies in connection with a burglary and car theft on Feb. 2.
Local artist Peter Rice unveiled his latest mural this week — spanning an entire wall in the library of Midwest New Mexico CAP on Garfield Street, formerly known as Torres School.
Retiring Veguita Fire Chief Tony Ortega was honored at the Tuesday, Feb. 11, County Commission meeting. In giving him an inscribed plaque, Commission Chair Danny Monette said that for over 35 years, Ortega has been a valuable asset to the public safety of Veguita and northern Socorro County.
If everything goes according to plan, people will soon be able to keep up with City Council business live on the internet.
No one is too young or old to create works of art. Everyone — kids, parents, grandparents, cousins, uncles, aunts, and friends and neighbors — is invited to this year's Community Arts Party, Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the City of Socorro's Finley Gym.
The Socorro Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees chose to change its regular meeting schedule to every fourth Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m.
The Magdalena Village Board accepted a proposal from King Industries of Alto to perform future work on the municipal water system, including the rehabilitation of the three existing wells.
Vertu Art Gallery is throwing a party from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, to commemorate its first year in business at 113 Abeyta West in Socorro. Gallery owner and artist Georgette Grey has a lineup of some of Socorro's finest art and artists for the show.
The Socorro Community Theater takes glee in offering theater goers a bonafide ghost story as it presents The Woman In Black at the historic Garcia House the next two weekends.