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Steers lose doubleheader to Laguna Acoma

Though the Magdalena Steers lost both ends of its season-opening baseball doubleheader to Laguna Acoma last Saturday, promise filled the air. A young and inexperienced Steers team was competitive, losing by scores of 6-1 and 9-3 that weren’t indicative of how close the games really were.

Up and coming

Magdalena High School baseball coach Manuel Martinez has an uphill battle, now in the second year of rebuilding a program that practically was started from scratch. But he and the Steers are climbing that hill, and the crest may not be as far off as it seems.

Attorneys amend complaint vs. co-op

Attorneys representing member-owners of Socorro Electric Cooperative filed an amended countersuit against the co-op in 13th Judicial District Court in Los Lunas on Monday. The amended version retains many of the same charges of breach of fiduciary duty by members of the co-op’s board of trustees and the former general manager, but differs from the original complaint by naming different parties to the lawsuit.

Former co-op manager wants change of venue

A district court judge set May 3 as the date for a hearing to decide whether a former Socorro Electric Cooperative manager's lawsuit against the co-op and two members of its board of trustees should be moved to another county. The hearing will be held in a 12th Judicial District courtroom in Carrizozo.

Warriors win home tourney

Kenny Gonzales got his proverbial baptism Saturday night, drenched with the contents of a water cooler at the conclusion of the Warriors Invitational high school baseball tournament, courtesy of his players.

Socorro boys first, girls second at home meet

After a false start, the Zimmerly Relays made it to the finish line, despite ominous skies, windy weather and cool temperatures on Saturday, with host Socorro winning the boys meet and its girls coming in second among four schools.

Alamo breaks ground on wastewater project

A long-awaited wastewater project on the Alamo Navajo Indian Reservation is officially under way. Officials from the Navajo Nation, the Alamo Navajo School Board, Inc. and community members participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the $2.6 million project last week at the site, located about a quarter mile northeast of Walters Park.

There’s light on the horizon

Exactly two years ago, I was preparing to write a column heralding Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote open government, freedom of information and the public’s right to know. Before I had a chance to formulate my message, Socorro Electric Cooperative’s board of trustees gave me something to write about. That very week they announced their own set of resolutions to present at the annual meeting that year. Much to my consternation, and that of a whole lot of other people, their resolutions ran in direct opposition to those proposed by the member-owners, including the ones that called for the co-op to operate with greater transparency by following the Open Meetings Act and Inspection of Public Records Act.