For the second year in a row a 4th of July 5K color run took place at the Socorro Rodeo Complex to raise money for the Rising Stars Dance Studio. More than 130 runners and walkers took to the course around 7:30 to start off their Independence Day.

The village of Magdalena is getting all gussied up for the influx of out-of-towners, visitors, friends, and family this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the 48th annual Old Timers Reunion weekend. Along with the dozens of horse trailers and RV campers, the village expects upwards of a thousan…

Music, entertainment, a parade, candy and fireworks marked a festive Fourth of July in Socorro celebrated at the Macey Center on the campus of New Mexico Tech. All-day activities included dancing to various bands and various entertaining acts, prior to the beautiful array of fireworks.

The Tresco Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center is once again bringing out patients to the Sedillo Park pool facility during weekday afternoons. Patients both mentally and physically disabled come out for an afternoon dip with the help of Tresco employees as well as pool lifeguards dur…

On June 29 and 30 the Socorro Rodeo Complex hosted a special Dominic Chavez Benefit team roping event to raise money for the Chavez family. Chavez works for the MRGCD and is a well respected member of the rodeo community. In March of this year he was clearing brush in ditches near the river …

As part of the fifth year the Socorro Teen Center has been doing summer programs 19 kids ages 12-17 traveled to Albuquerque for a three hour afternoon of fun and water slides at Cliff’s Amusement Park. Socorro Consolidated Schools provided transportation for the group.

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For the second summer in a row the Five Star Chile Farm, ran by Commissioner Glen Duggins and his son Kyle, kicked off its summer youth camp on June 19. Working with the Socorro Youth Center and Director Cindy Rivera, kids have the opportunity to visit the Lemitar farm on Wednesday mornings …

To help combat vehicle theft in Socorro County Damien Ocampo’s State Farm Agency teamed up with Socorro Police, Sheriff’s Office and the Los Lunas Police Department for a free VIN Etching event on June 23. Many stolen vehicles that are recovered have their vehicle identification numbers scra…

Local 14-year old Socorro technology enthusiast Ixchel Valentino was the youngest female participant in a group of 12 to attend a special youth robotics training camp at the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque. The intensive five day course offered students the opportunity to learn f…

New Mexico Tech’s Macey Center was the site of Beta Sigma Phi’s statewide convention last weekend, bringing approximately 140 members to Socorro. Beta Sigma Phi is an international women’s civic sorority formed to create friendships and be community involved.

To label the re-envisioning of the classic “Aladdin” as typical would be an understatement. In only five days theater enthusiasts from Socorro Consolidated Schools worked with the Missoula Children’s Theatre, with the support of NMT Preforming Arts Series, to create a unique two show experie…

The Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge worked with the Amigos de la Sevilleta organization to set up a hummingbird banding event on June 15. A netted trap mechanism was put into place on the north side of the visitors center. The wildlife rangers had little to no luck catching hummingbirds o…

Local residents of Luis Lopez and San Antonio did a much needed cleanup June 11 along Highway 1. Ten bags of trash and recycling, mostly beer cans were removed from the area between Windy's Farm Road and  from the fire station to the west. Watch the newspaper for future dates in the area.

The Rio Grande CowBelles hosted a “Beef for Father’s Day” event in front of John Brooks on June 15. In congruence with the New Mexico Beef Council, the main goal was to further citizens’ awareness of the quality, cooking methods and consumption of beef in Socorro County.

Bonner Oates, DDS, was named the Veteran (age 65 and older) Handicap Champion at the New Mexico State Trap Championship conducted the last Sunday in May. A member of the Belen Trap Shooting Club, Oates has been shooting trap for the past 19 years. 

Despite battling an early afternoon rainstorm that cut festivities short, the 2019 Summer Bash at Sedillo Park kicked off the post-school spring semesters on June 1 with the official opening of the community pool. Recreation Director Cindy Rivera was on hand overseeing the variety of activities.

Last Friday the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics rolled through Socorro with a dozen runners. Officers from the Socorro Police Department, Socorro County Sheriff’s Department, Magdalena Marshal’s Office and New Mexico State Police, as well as firefighters  from the Socor…

More than 50 Socorroans paid tribute to America’s fallen service men and women at the Memorial Day observances at Isidro Baca Veterans Park on Monday. Highlighting the ceremony were remarks by City Councilor Gordy Hicks, Lt. Co. Dennis Hunter of the Civil Air Patrol and a 21-gun salute by me…

The power of the theater bringing people together was center stage during the New Mexico Tech Performing Arts Series final performance of its spring season. The Santa Fe Opera Apprentices tour put on a one act performance of “Unshakeable”, a post pandemic saga set in New Mexico.