I came into the room where the boys were playing to find the three-year-old sitting on the floor balling. Beside him his three older brothers were playing peacefully with their cars completely undisturbed by their brother’s problem. It was not because their mother and I were not trying to te…

I recently attended a Socorro Co-op rate increase meeting in Tierra Grande. After Joseph Herrera gave his presentation, I asked why Socorro Co-op hadn't followed Kit Carson co-ops lead and buyout our contract with Tri-State generation and transmission. Also I asked why Socorro Electric Co-op…

During the fourth century after Christ many Christians who refused to renounce their faith in Jesus were killed. Some suffered miserable deaths. The Church honored these heroes of faith by observing a special day of prayer.

Ravi Bhasker seems so very desperate to take over the SEC at ANY COST. But what's puzzling is that there is not even a peep from the councilors. Is this ridiculously costly attempt ever going to be put on a referendum for the opinions of the people who pay the taxes and keep the cities noses…

This letter is a warning to wives in Socorro County. Please check your Socorro Electric Cooperative (SEC) billing statement. Make sure your name appears on the bill as well as your husband’s name or what is happening to me could happen to you.

My wife and I want to thank the Socorro Fire Department and all the kind people who came to the aide of me and my wife on Saturday the 22nd at the Socorro airport. After a long walk earlier that morning, my wife and I were walking back to my vehicle when my legs just folded under me. Me and …

During the EPA meeting to inform the community about the plan of action to remediate the Eagle Picher Superfund site, someone was puzzled as to why no City Council members were on hand.  The City already did their part as they had owned the property and paid a large amount to the EPA in 2011…

While the recent Yazzie/Martinez v. State of New Mexico decision has understandably received intense interest for its landmark ruling that New Mexico’s public schools are not adequately funded, there has been less attention on another, equally important aspect of the ruling: the finding that…

If it is August, it means the Perseids! This is one of the best meteor showers going. This year, from an observational standpoint, should be an excellent one for viewing the shower. With no Moon to hinder viewing, the shower should entertain us during the evening of the 12th and the morning …

I love seeing multiple generations helping one another in food shopping. Two weeks ago, I watched as a young adult helped his aging mother carry the groceries into the car at John Brooks’.

When a group of Socorroans — school-age children, their parents and numerous others — pensively, some prayerfully, rounded the Plaza several times early this spring, they were participating in the March for Our Lives, a call-to-action requested by the survivors of Parkland, Florida’s high sc…

To the Editor, RE: Defending the CFPB The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created by Congress after the Great Recession to protect consumers and reduce the risk of another economic collapse.

I want to send my heartfelt thanks to the City of Socorro and all involved with bringing the Clint Benjamin Rope for Hope event to the new Rodeo Complex in Socorro.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 San Miguel Christmas Giving Tree. We received over 500 gifts that were distributed to agencies that included Birthright, CYFD (Foster Care), Puerto Seguro (Homeless Assistance), El Puente (Domestic Violence), Maternal Child Healthcare, Good …

It is my view that Mr. Wheelock is mistaken about Trump voters. I would suggest that HRC & the never Trumpers are the “low information voter”. They are so “PC” that they were afraid they would not get their “Participation Trophy”, so they through tantrums (demonstrations), both before an…

It’s Christmas again and we celebrate the birth of Jesus. An impressive man no matter your religion. He spent his adult life teaching people how God wants us to live. Our world would be a wonderful place if we all lived as God wants us to. Especially if the powerful among us lived that way.

What is the intent of the Office of the State Engineer when it comes to dealing with large water withdrawals from one basin to another (inter-basin transfers)?

On Dec. 16, the Socorro Cooperative Nursery School held its Christmas Program with several parents, grandparents, and other family members in attendance. The last time I visited the Socorro Cooperative Nursery School was eighteen years ago when my daughter Ashley Pyke was one of Don’s studen…

After trying to live up to what I’ve long considered the highest principles of society – love, understanding, respect, decency, and yes, tolerance – I have to admit President-elect Trump has taught me my limits.

Farmers Insurance was collecting teachers’ names from its clients to be selected for Teacher of the Month. Clara Reyes and Sara Mojica from Farmers Insurance (Clara Reyes Agency) presented gifts to me and my students several days ago, and told us that I was selected. Thank you to all who gav…

To my elected officials: Susanna Martinez, Tom Udall, Martin Heinrich, James Roger Madalena, Benny Shendo, Ben Lujan, Stephanie Garcia-Richards and Michelle Lujan Grisham

The Seventh Day Adventist Community Outreach Program has been very busy so far this year offering prayer and the Love of God to Socorro!

We as a nation need to focus on what’s best for our country, not only care for ourselves. Look at the people running for presidency, it’s pathetic. Look at the stuff we spend billions of dollars on. What about the poverty in our country, our educations? We have failed to realize what’s most …

If you’re like me, you’ve grown numb and despondent to news coming out of this election cycle. We know Hillary is the poster child for everything wrong with Washington, and we know that Donald is an anything-goes populist with no real principles guiding his actions.

In all the debates about Mexican Gray Wolves, there’s one opinion that rarely gets considered. God’s opinion. The most honorable opinion of all.

Years ago the hilarious, sometimes obscene, yet acutely observant comedian George Carlin spoke of our nation being a drug culture. He said one sees drug stores with neon signs constantly blinking, “DRUGS, DRUGS...” What would he say about today’s out of control use of prescription and illici…

During the almost nine years I have lived in Socorro County I have found most of the people I have met, and with whom I have done business and become friends, to be honest and helpful. Quite frankly, I have taken for granted that members of the community are genuinely nice people.

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