Charlie Morecraft is a walking, talking example of why you should take nothing for granted.
It's been a long time since the residents of San Antonio heard the crack of a ball against a bat in the local park, or picnicked in the grass on a balmy day, and for good reason. Not enough grass. Too many goatheads.
On New Year's Eve, a 40-year old Socorro County woman was arrested for DWI and taken to the detention center. Five days later, when she was released, she contacted Sheriff's Deputy William Armijo and told him she woke up in her cell on the second morning naked from the waist down, with her sweatpants and underwear around one ankle.
On the heels of an accident involving a Socorro Transportation Department shuttle bus on Interstate 25 last week, the city administration has decided to temporarily suspend out-of-town shuttle operations.
Equally at home in a folk music setting or on a rock stage, Daisy Morgan, Stas Edel and Ryen Laphan of Audio Frenzy have invented a new term to describe what they do: terra metal.
The city's first council meeting of April began with a look back to the 18 years served on the city council by Bill Hemenway, who died on March 8 after a long illness.
Lemitar resident Dan Brandes wasn’t happy last year when the combination of drought and fireworks made for a tense Fourth of July season. So this year, he decided not to wait until summer to speak up.
Socorro's newly formed Police Oversight Commission has officially closed the file on four citizen complaints. In one case, the complaint was dropped. In two others, the attorney reviewing the allegations of police misconduct was unable to contact the people who actually filed the complaints.
The initiative, introduced in January by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, has a dauntingly short timeline. There's only a week left for public input, and six short weeks after that to draft a plan.
A car accident around noon and reports of a stabbing victim at Socorro General Hospital a little while later culminated in the arrest Thursday afternoon of Luciano "Bandit" Griego, 25.
Dr. Frank Huang, a professional engineer and an associate professor in New Mexico Tech's Environmental Engineering Department, has a plan that he thinks could benefit both his students and the taxpayers of the city of Socorro. Huang's students need working projects that will provide them with hands-on experience in environmental engineering. The city has an extensive infrastructure in constant need of maintenance and upgrades, and limited funds for engineering services.
Due to some unforeseen circumstances, Socorro County will be taking a bigger bite out of its cash reserves this year than anticipated.
As part of the America’s Great Outdoors initiative, a new study is being undertaken of the recreational and educational opportunities that might exist along the 180-mile stretch of the Rio Grande between Cochiti and Elephant Butte. The goal of the study, announced in January by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, is to find a way to enhance the economic vitality of the Middle Rio Grande valley’s riverine system while increasing recreation.
A brown and white pitbull wearing a black and white spiked collar attacked and killed a 10-year old terrier at Granada Park on Friday, March 16. The little dog was dead within minutes.
Every two years, after a municipal election, the new Socorro city council has an opportunity to appoint a new city clerk and police chief. This year, because the four incumbent councilors who were up for re-election ran unopposed, the new city council is the same as the old city council.
About 40 people showed up to meet the candidates for superintendent of the Socorro Consolidated Schools District at a meet and greet Thursday evening at the high school. A few school principals and administrators, a handful of teachers, some staff members and the candidates’ family members were rounded out by a scattering of parents and community residents at an event intended to introduce the candidates to Socorro, and vice versa.
Property burglarized March 10 from a Socorro residence, valued at $40,000 or more, turned up two days later at a Bosque Farms flea market. The vendor selling the goods has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies.
The Socorro County Board of Commissioners moved one more step ahead in the process of helping Cottonwood Valley Charter School acquire three new permanent buildings last week. At their March 13 meeting, the commissioners passed an ordinance authorizing the county to apply for $1,129,524 from the New Mexico Finance Authority for modular classrooms for the school through an arrangement known as an intercept agreement.
Doug Figgs is headed to Tucson in May, and it’s all because of Cathy.
When it comes to serial drunk driving offenders, there’s plenty of frustration to go around. From the police making the arrests to the attorneys prosecuting the cases to the general public concerned for their safety, no one wants to share the road with drivers who make a habit of endangering lives by getting behind the wheel when they’re in no fit state to drive.