The results are in, and Tuesday's municipal elections resulted in wide margins all around. A total of 2,068 votes were cast in Socorro, and 230 in Magdalena.
Sentencing for Johnny Marquez, who pleaded no contest to two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct of a Minor in a Second Degree in 2012, has been continued by 7th District Court Judge Edmund "Ted" Kase until Apr. 11.
Bibles with ripped out pages and tattoo making machines were only some of the contraband uncovered during Monday's surprise shakedown of cells at the Socorro County Detention Center.
Every year, people walking, running or bicycling across America often pass through Socorro on their journey along Highway 60, the "Coast to Coast Highway."
Due to "poor customer relations and lack of representation," as well as the seemingly-endless stalemate the city has fallen into with Socorro Electric Cooperative, Mayor Ravi Bhasker began a discussion about "alternative options" at the March 3 City Council meeting.
On a Monday afternoon, students attending Socorro Consolidated Schools Family School northwest of the old Torres School on Garfield St. have been dismissed. The school serves 22 Socorro-area home-school students, providing them access to free books and materials as well as other children — and their parents with support from certified teachers. Two half-time teachers provide instruction four days a week.
Once again, as it has since 1923, water is flowing in Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District ditches. This year's season is shaping up to be déjÃ vu all over again, to paraphrase Yogi Berra. Like last year at this time, how much irrigation water will be available this season is anyone's guess.
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More than a dozen state and local agencies will work together in a week-long exercise focused on agriculture-based emergencies from March 3 through 8 at the Socorro County Fairgrounds.
Rumors of Socorro General Hospital's demise have been greatly exaggerated, to paraphrase humorist Mark Twain.
When the 2014 New Mexico Legislature wrapped up Thursday, Feb. 20, local governmental agencies in Socorro County were slated to receive more a combined total of more than $2 million for Capital Outlay projects.
As a part of the high school FFA's community partnership with the city of Socorro, FFA member and Socorro High School senior Greg Stover designed and fabricated a decorative sheet-metal sign for Sedillo City Park's softball field. The sign was installed last week.
Socorro High School's Science Olympiad team snagged third place overall in the high school division at the state competition at New Mexico Tech this weekend, topping all the state's public school competitors. Albuquerque Home Schoolers and Albuquerque Academy took first and second places, respectively. The winning team travels to Orlando, Florida, for the national competition in May.
Incumbent Mayor Ravi Bhasker and challenger City Councilor Michael Olguin, Jr., will answer voters' questions from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today, Feb. 20, at the Socorro County Annex, 198 Neel Ave. Light refreshments will be served.
The U.S. Corps of Engineers will break ground on the first phase of a long-awaited river levee project this summer, according to project manager Jerry Nieto.
One of the best examples of the future of agriculture in Socorro County can be found in two student-centric organizations — 4-H and Future Farmers of America.
The sounds and smoke of muskets, cannonade and other weapons used in the Civil War will be filling the air this weekend at an encampment where the Escondida Bridge crosses the Rio Grande.
Magdalena-area residents can now join a grass-roots "Biggest Loser" contest. The top loser will get a lot less than the $250,000 Rachel Fredrickson did, the controversial winner on the popular NBC show. On the other hand, Magdaleneans won't have to travel to California or even Socorro for personal coaching and healthy foods, according to organizer Alice Lawton.
A Socorro man has been arrested and charged with four felonies in connection with a burglary and car theft on Feb. 2.
Local artist Peter Rice unveiled his latest mural this week — spanning an entire wall in the library of Midwest New Mexico CAP on Garfield Street, formerly known as Torres School.