Don't worry: the answer isn't brown.
U. S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich's final version of their New Mexico Drought Relief Act of 2014 surprised many regional water stakeholders when it was introduced in Congress last Thursday.
Socorro's children have a better chance of avoiding "summer slide" – and winning some pretty awesome prizes – thanks to three summer reading programs happening now through July.
Irrigators didn't get very good news at the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District's annual spring meeting held at the Socorro County Annex on April 8.
Ox the hound traveled at least 20 rugged, dangerous miles in 10 days — successfully crossing a desert wilderness and Interstate 25 — before showing up at Trish and Woody Peabody's farm on Olive Lane in Lemitar on April Friday.
After seven years leading Socorro’s only public charter school, administrator Karin Williams is planning to hand the reins over to Dr. Avery Ewing, a young educator from Tennessee selected for…[Read more]
A windfall of $10 million from the federal government means the first two phases of the long-awaited U.S. Corps of Engineers Rio Grande Floodway levee project are now funded, nearly doubling the length of the river levee to be re-engineered in the next two years, according to project manager Jerry Nieto.
The 15th annual Socorro youth fishing derby at Escondida Lake is this Saturday, March 22. Registration starts at 7 a.m.; fishing is from 8 a.m. till noon.
Confirmed incidents of fox and dog rabies in the Magdalena area and Valencia County last year, as well as an outbreak of equine flu this year and the ever-present West Nile disease, has veterinarian Dean Wilkinson of Animal Haven Veterinary Clinic advising Socorro County residents to vaccinate their horses against these serious diseases this spring.
Socorro Mental Health, a non-profit community mental health center providing services to the residents of Socorro County for 23 years, was acquired on March 1 by Presbyterian Medical Services, a statewide non-profit rural health care network.
Today marks another closure of the Loma, Socorro's only movie theater.
Have you ever built a banana piano?
On a Monday afternoon, students attending Socorro Consolidated Schools Family School northwest of the old Torres School on Garfield St. have been dismissed. The school serves 22 Socorro-area home-school students, providing them access to free books and materials as well as other children — and their parents with support from certified teachers. Two half-time teachers provide instruction four days a week.
Once again, as it has since 1923, water is flowing in Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District ditches. This year's season is shaping up to be déjÃ vu all over again, to paraphrase Yogi Berra. Like last year at this time, how much irrigation water will be available this season is anyone's guess.
During a programmatic school board meeting at the district's Family School on Monday night, the only action completed was the approval of budget adjustment requests. The district's finance director Donald Monette reported the state has reduced the district's transportation budget by $27,554.
Most of the sandhill cranes and snow geese have flown north — along with the human crowds they attract — but there's plenty left to awe and inspire visitors at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge as spring approaches.