Friends, family remember matriarch Earle Bursum

Earle Bursum

Earle Powell Bursum was 80 when she passed away in Socorro Nov. 9, and in those years she managed to raise four children, spearhead the establishment of El Camino Real Historic Trail Site and supported many civic groups and organizations, all the while maintaining an 8 top 9 handicap on the golf course.

Blood ties lead to nepotism discussion

Neither Sheriff-elect William Armijo or his deputy first-cousin, Lee, knew that a Socorro County ordinance stated direct relatives could not work in supervisor-subordinate roles, the two men said at the Tuesday commission meeting.

MRGCD names new chief engineer

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, Derrick J. Lente, announced Monday the board selection of Mike A. Hamman as its chief engineer and CEO following the retirement of Subhas Shah.

Commission rules on wolf reintroduction

The New Mexico Game Commission ruled at its monthly meeting last week that it will no longer automatically issue permits to allow private landowners to hold carnivores in captivity for the purpose of reintroducing them into the wild.