Toby Saiz, who recently bought three lots on JO Gallegos Road, wants to put mobile homes on them to use as rentals. He already owns a single-wide trailer and is ready to move it onto one of the properties. There’s just one problem: the land is zoned R-3, which means the minimum size requirement for a mobile home there is 24 by 36 feet. His single-wide doesn’t meet that requirement — most don’t.
In recreating the Battles for Socorro – which resulted in the Confederate Army gaining temporary control of the city for about nine weeks 150 years ago – re-enactors portraying Confederate soldiers on Feb. 24 took down the American flag in front of city hall, and replaced it with the "First National" flag of the Confederacy.
For at least a dozen years, the members of Socorro’s Fiber Arts Guild have met together to give form and expression to their creative impulses, to share techniques and to luxuriate in a riot of colors and textures. Lately, they’ve been meeting on the second Saturday of every month in Janet Elwood’s “playhouse,” surrounded by her stashes of fabrics, yarns, needles and hooks.
The populist movement that began last September with the occupation of New York’s Zuccotti Park, to protest corporate influence in politics and income inequality, hasn’t garnered many national headlines lately. That may have lead many to believe the “99 percent” have lost their momentum, if not their way. However, if Sunday’s gathering at the M Mountain Coffeehouse is any indication, the Occupy movement is alive and well and gaining traction in Socorro.
The question Mark Lujan is most frequently asked by homeowners in New Mexico is: We live in the desert. Why on earth do we need flood insurance?
Socorro police have identified the body of a man run over and killed at the corner of Highway 85 and B Street sometime after midnight on Saturday, March 3, as 60-year old Gregory Saylor. He is believed to have been run over by the rear tire of a semi-trailer that came up over the curb when the driver was making a right-hand turn onto B Street.
Clarence Drake, 43, a resident of San Antonio who pleaded guilty to a fifth DWI offense in January, was sentenced Wednesday to one year of electronic monitoring by ankle bracelet, to be followed by a year of supervised probation.
Lois Aldrich, who celebrated her 103rd birthday Sunday at Good Samaritan Society-Socorro, can look back on her life and remember events that most people only know of from history books. Born on March 4, 1909 — the day William Howard Taft was inaugurated as president — she has lived through 17 presidents, two world wars and the Great Depression.
Former Socorro County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Baca has pleaded guilty to three charges stemming from complaints that he took advantage of his law enforcement position to coerce young female drivers into sexual favors.
Twelve-year-old Nadya Romero, a member of the Enterprise for Progress 4-H club and vice president of the 4-H County Council, stood before the mayor and city council at its last meeting and asked for help. On behalf of more than 200 Socorro youth enrolled in 4-H, Romero appealed to the city to help fund a 4-H agent position slated to be cut at the end of the fiscal year by the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service. Backing Romero up in city council chambers were two dozen 4-H youth, parents and leaders.
Now that Socorro County is collecting lodgers tax, an advisory board is needed to oversee how those funds will be spent.
County residents have 75 days left to pay their second half property tax bills, and the Socorro County Treasurer's Department is making it as easy as possible to get that done. In addition to paying in person, by mail or over the phone, property owners can now pay online.
A Reserve, N.M. man, arrested near Magdalena last March for driving while intoxicated, was found guilty in Socorro Magistrate Court on Feb. 21 of a third DWI. This is the second time Bruton has been convicted of a third DWI offense; he pleaded no contest to a third DWI offense in Reserve Magistrate Court in 2005, after being charged there with a fourth DWI in 2004.
Aerojet's Senior Business Analyst Kathy Spring is not the type of person who likes a lot of fuss. In fact, she'd much prefer to be behind the scenes, quietly making a difference, than out in front of the spotlight, the focus of a lot of embarrassing attention.
Questions have been raised about the erection of a monument in the middle of a Socorro cemetery last week, honoring Confederate soldiers who died in New Mexico during the American Civil War.
Socorro Mayor Dr. Ravi Bhasker is under scrutiny by the New Mexico Medical Board, a state agency responsible for evaluating complaints against medical doctors for violations of the Medical Practice Act.
The U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday that the mail processing operation at the Socorro Post Office will be consolidated to Albuquerque at some point after May 15.
The badly decomposed body of an unidentified man was found on the banks of the Rio Grande about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16.
A Socorro man who was fired from the city of Socorro parks department a year ago over allegations that he had stolen copper wire from a New Mexico Tech property yard while on the job, has been accused of stealing electronic equipment from Walmart.
The Socorro County Board of Commission decided Tuesday to call off the special mail-in election on funding for a new jail. Instead, the question of whether the county should issue general obligation bonds to finance a new 100-bed detention facility will likely appear on the ballot in the general election in November.