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Legislators’ meeting hears updates, funding requests

At the Socorro County legislators' meeting on Thursday morning, Socorro County presenters gathered at City Hall to present to Rep. Don Tripp and Sen. Howie Morales updates and requests for their organizations. According to Tripp, this is the meeting's fifth year and it was the biggest crowd he has seen.

Friends cater to library needs

Friends of the Library was created in 1976 after the library became a part of the city in 1973, said President Penny Lommen. Lommen has been president of Friends of the Library for two years.

City approves weather related leave

At the city council meeting Monday night, City Clerk Pat Salome discussed with council members the resolution of the personnel manual amendment on inclement weather, and what employees can do if the situation occurs.

Cops to Tots delivers presents

The Socorro Police Department will make sure some local children's wishes come true this Christmas through the Cops to Tots program. The 19th annual Cops to Tots not only delivers presents to children, they deliver smiles as well.

Black Friday sales started early

Black Friday gets earlier each year; people are getting up early, lining up and waiting in the cold in front of stores to get their discounted purchases. Some of the sales no longer start on Friday, but as early as Thursday night.

Winter wonderland emerges during ninth annual art stroll

Lights, music, art and luminarias are all a big part of the Ninth Annual Luminarias on the Plaza Art Stroll, which takes place Dec. 1 at the Old Town Plaza from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Established in 2004, the Socorro County Arts formed this as their first event, said Art Stroll coordinator Joy Miler.

Author's 'wall of smoke' has a taste for murder

Author Jim Wolf, 79, wrote the novel "Wall of Smoke," which is about Miguel Alonzo, a non-Navajo on the Navajo Nation police force who is coordinating an investigation of two deaths that occur at Twin Rivers Navajo Reservation.