I just talked with the weatherman and he said to batten down the hatches because the skies were going to turn nasty this weekend. He said we’re gonna’ have sheets of rain and peals of thunder and lightning and it’ll be frightening. So I said to him, I guess that means the big Macey Center 4t…

I don’t know about you, but it’s getting to where some new habits are starting to take shape. And it is - to quote everyone in the world - getting crazier and crazier. The handwashing, the no face touching, the handwashing, the six feet rule. And why six feet? Isn’t that how deep they bury y…

As a member of Socorro Electric Cooperative Inc., you are part of a larger cooperative family that has delivered reliable and affordable power across your community and others like it for decades. And just as the way your electricity use has likely changed over the years, the way your power …

Here’s how bad it’s getting, working from home. A late breakfast of a banana and beef jerky, and Fritos scoops and salsa con queso for lunch. Sometimes I feel like an unsupervised kid staying home from school and sneaking snacks, but as long as I have my laptop, my email, and my telephone, I…

Moths are out in large numbers in many areas around New Mexico and probably other areas. They are coming in from the desert areas and nearby mountains because of lack of rain. Many of the plants they live on are drying out and they need moisture. The moths are attracted to urban areas becaus…

Amidst the outcry for re-opening, I'd like to extend my appreciation to our mayor, Dr. Bhasker, for demanding that masks be worn in public places of business. If you think about it, this extra step prevents the virus from jumping from community to community, neighborhood to neighborhood and/…

I’m a retired school teacher, and except for a weekly meeting of some sort, I pretty much stay home most of the time, working on fiber and writing a book. So, the stay-at-home order and social distancing are not much of a hardship for me. Yet, what is different for me is the intensity of my …

I was apprised by a friend last week of a peccadillo in this space when I was talking about my favorite newspaper movies. How in the world I got Al Pacino mixed up with Dustin Hoffman is beyond me. Maybe it was my distraction over the current state of the world, or maybe, just perhaps, it wa…

Recently Socorro County witnessed and experienced a great loss in the passing of Marcus Pino as he lost his battle with COVID19. Marcus Pino was first a kind and loving person and a leader in his community. He was a loving son, Father, grandfather, grandson, uncle, nephew and cousin/brother …

A line from Blanch DeBois in the classic American play, "A Streetcar Named Desire," sums up the feeling of most folks in the newspaper business as well as small-town businesses ... “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”

This ends up being a very personal message to my big Alamo Navajo Magdalena Socorro family. It is a message to Caitlyn, Shoshanna, Mary Ann, Kyle, Kim, Dora, Noah, Robert, Kee, Casey, Cecelia, Libby, Nina, Alayna, Fae, Mikey, Gita – to all of you, younger and older, whom I love that I haven’…

On Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 9:50 p.m. MDT, those of us in the Northern Hemisphere will welcome spring with the arrival of the vernal equinox. If this seems early to you, you’re right! In fact, this is the earliest the vernal equinox has occurred in all time zones in 124 years. Traditiona…

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