Every year, millions of men and women make New Year's resolutions to become more fit or healthy — to lose weight, exercise more, eat better. It can be more challenging to meet these goals in small towns and rural communities, where there appear to be fewer resources at the fingertips of those making such resolutions.
The Socorro County Chamber of Commerce has named Deb Caldwell to the position of Executive Director, replacing Terry Tadano, who has resigned after serving as the executive director for approximately six years.
The 3A Socorro Warriors met the 1A Magdalena Steers to the sound of a roaring crowd on Tuesday night in Socorro. Magdalena took the game in the fourth quarter, with 68 – 77 the final score.
Magdalena's Lady Steers junior varsity team held the highlight of last Friday's games against the Tularosa Wildcats, with a one-point win of 28 – 27, sfter a shot at 11 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
Socorro's Lady Warriors hit a two-game winning streak to kick off the new year, with a win on Jan. 4 against Laguna Acoma Lady Hawks 52 – 48 in a nail-biter roundball game.
Navajo Police and the FBI New Mexico Bureau were searching for an armed robber on Tuesday in Alamo, after he hit the Alamo convenience store on Monday night.
Magdalena elementary, middle school and high school students were honored in a Scholars Awards ceremony on Dec. 16, just prior to the school board meeting, for testing and other academic achievements. The scholar awards are based on test scores required by the state, and on academic achievements based on goals set by the teachers and students.
Some parents have been told that the entire coaching staff for the Socorro Warriors football team was fired.
Socorro High School dance team Charisma Blues participated in their first dance competition on Dec. 14, at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Spectators and the opposing Grady Broncos traveled through snow and ice on Dec. 21 to reach the Quemado High School hosted basketball games. The boys varsity team soared over the Broncos — literally and figuratively — with a final score of 84 – 49. The Junior varsity boys also won their game, 38 – 28. There was some overlap in players between JV and varsity for both teams.
The Socorro Warriors lost by one point with a buzzer beater by the Raton Tigers on Dec. 19 in the Pojoaque Invitational, with a final score of 53 – 54. They followed up with another tight loss, this time by three, in overtime, 64 – 67. The Warriors went on to beat Mesa Vista 68 – 48 in the final tournament round on Saturday.
The Quemado Lady Eagles showed marked improvement on Dec. 21 against the Grady Broncos, over their first game of the season against the Evangel Christian Academy in late November. The Ladies still demonstrate need for fundamental development, however, exhibited by their loss of 36 – 53.
A small camper trailer was completely lost in a structure fire on Friday the 13.
County Road Superintendent Marty Greenwood recommended Socorro County begin charging for new cattle guard installation, during his report to the county commissioners at their regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 10. The county installs new cattle guards on county maintained roads when new private boundary fences are errected, and replaces existing cattle guards as needed, as part of maintaining county roads. Greenwood reported that the increase in new fences being errected in some areas is becoming costly to the county.
Seniors Maria Alderete, Tamera Chavez and Ashley Pyke were selected to the 3A all-district team earlier this month, their final honor for Lady Warriors volleyball.
The Socorro Warriors played their usual strong first quarter on Tuesday evening at Hatch Valley, running their plays, nailing their shots and exhibiting good defense. The difference on Tuesday was that they didn't stop playing after the first quarter. They continued on to win their first game of the season, with a score of 86 – 61.
The Lady Warriors struggled from the start in Tuesday night's game against the Hatch Valley Bears, resulting in a 44 – 60 loss for the Ladies.
The Warriors came out strong in the first quarter of the game against Pojoaque last Saturday on their home court. Not quite four minutes in, they were up 11 to 9, and sinking virtually all of their shots, including a few 3-pointers. It looked like the Warriors were on a roll, until two minutes before the end of the quarter, when the Elks picked up steam and caught up, tying the game 24 -24, and then making the last shot of the quarter to pull ahead by two.
The Magdalena Steers took the Steers Stampede championship with a 84 – 35 win over the Hatch Valley Bears on Dec. 7.