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.
Rumors of Socorro General Hospital's demise have been greatly exaggerated, to paraphrase humorist Mark Twain.
As a part of the high school FFA's community partnership with the city of Socorro, FFA member and Socorro High School senior Greg Stover designed and fabricated a decorative sheet-metal sign for Sedillo City Park's softball field. The sign was installed last week.