Socorro County has started the process of getting disaster relief funds to pay for repairs on infrastructure damaged by heavy rains this summer.
U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Midway Elementary School on Monday as part of his Strong Start, Bright Future back-to-school bus tour.
A Lemitar man who allegedly crashed his vehicle into another on the interstate while driving drunk Sept. 4 and killed a woman was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Socorro Magistrate Court, but the hearing was continued.
The Socorro City Council had the city's franchise agreement with Socorro Electric Cooperative on its Sept. 3 meeting agenda, but the item was not discussed for lack of an attorney.
The Socorro County Detention Center has a new certified trainer on staff to educate guards at the jail, a move anticipated to save the county money in many directions.
The Socorro County Commission started the ball rolling on a land trade with the city that will secure a location to build the county's new jail.
A library for rural communities in northern Socorro County and a walking route into the city of Socorro were suggested during the Socorro County Commission's regular meeting Aug. 27.
Two men arrested for a shooting incident at Clarke Field on Aug. 12 were released from custody following their Magistrate Court preliminary examination Aug. 21 because witnesses did not testify.
The Socorro County Sheriff's Department, in a joint operation with federal agencies and the 7th Judicial District Attorney's office, arrested a man Aug. 19 for growing 23 marijuana plants near Escondida.
The Socorro County Commission heard about washed-out roads during department reports at the commission's regular meeting Aug. 13.
The Socorro County Commission held a public hearing for input on projects to include in the county's wish list for funding over the next five years during its regular meeting Aug. 13, although nobody except county staff and commissioners brought up discussion.
The Socorro City Council held a public forum for the city's infrastructure capital improvement plan Aug. 20, and the public seemed to have pets on their mind.
If you get lost in a New Mexico wilderness, don't expect the police to find you. You are more likely to be rescued by a volunteer — and more are needed.