Veguita man sentenced to six years for sex assault

Juan Guzman-Montesinos, 58, was sentenced Friday in Socorro District Court to six years in a correctional facility after agreeing to a plea deal to third-degree felony criminal sexual contact with a minor under the age of 13.

Hospital conducts Ebola preparation exercise

Courtesy photo: Socorro General Hospital staff members go through an Ebola preparation excercise Dec. 4.

Medical personnel at Socorro General Hospital got the chance to test their skills at handling a highly-infectious disease on Dec. 4., with an exercise mimicking the admittance of a patient exhibiting symptoms of Ebola.

Water grab app sent back

The Office of the State Engine (OSE) has given San Augustin Plains Ranch LLC (APR) until Christmas Eve to be more specific on what it plans to do with the 54,000 acre-feet of water per year it wants to pump from the San Agustin aquifer under Socorro and Catron counties.

BLM opens 30-day comment period on SunZia proposal

As part of federally mandated protocol, the Bureau of Land Management published a notice of the 30-day comment period on the proposals to the environmental assessment of the SunZia Southwest Transmission Line.

GRADS celebrates 25th year

Birth always brings new beginnings for families but when it happens in high school, the responsibilities can be weighty for students.

Radar used to uncover city’s beginnings

Photo courtesy of Brenda Wilkinson: A bystander, left, watches as archaeologists Tiffany Osborn and Michael Bletzer look at preliminary data from the ground penetrating radar device on the south side of San Miguel Church.

In the continuing search for evidence of Socorro's origin, Jornada Research Institute (JRI) conducted additional research in November to find traces of the Piro Pueblo of Pilabó, which lies underneath modern Socorro near San Miguel Church.