MARCH 21, 1974
BOTH THE SOCORRO HIGH School Band and Chorus came back from the District Music Festival with Division I ratings. The Central District Large Group Music Festival was held at Moriarty High School in Moriarty last Saturday. The SHS Concert Band was awarded two superior ratings in both performance and sight reading. To achieve these ratings, the band prepared and performed three numbers. Joe F. Arvizu is Director of Bands. Both the high school and Junior high school chorus groups performed for the contest event. They received a Division II or Excellent rating.

PAUL WOOFTER RESIGNS as a trustee for the Socorro hospital. Woofter, considered an old hand at board business said in his resignation letter, “I’ve never been on a board like that everyone pulls in a different direction and they don’t get anywhere. There’s too much nit-picking.”

SUPERMART HAD A FIGHT inflation sale where one could get a quarter of a pork loin sliced into chops for a mere 88 cents per pound.
Other great prices included: 12-ounce package of Sigman’s all-meat bologna for 79 cents a pound; grade A eggs for 55 cents a dozen; s 5-pound bag of oranges for 55 cents; and three Pillsbury cake mixes for $1.

KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN had a great family special. For a family of four you could get 10 pieces of chicken (regular or crispy), 1 pint of a salad of your choice, 1 pint of mashed potatoes, a 1/2 pint of gravey and 6 rolls for only $5.

RONNIE GREEN IS 17 years old and a senior at Socorro High School, where he is a member of the National Honor Society and belongs to the “S” club. He played trombone in the band for three years and was named to the All-District band as a freshman and sophomore. He also belongs to the German Club for three years. Ronnie lettered this year in Varsity Football and last year in basketball. He has played Golf all through high school and lettered his junior year. Last summer he represented Socorro High at Boys’ State where he served as a Comm. Chairman.

MARCH 24, 1999
SOCORRO POLICE ARE continuing their investigation into the March 4 explosion near Torres Elementary school. New Mexico State Police and Albuquerque bomb squads were called to the school to sweep the building that is home to Socorro Headstart, the Eastern New Mexico University Tech-prep program, and Socorro Schools Kindergarten. No additional devices were found, and the state police determined the device used was akin to a very large firecracker. The device appeared to have been made from a cardboard tube, fueled by gunpowder, and triggered with a fuse. Socorro Police Chief Johnnie Trujillo said Monday that the department’s investigation into the incident is continuing, and investigators are still interviewing witnesses. Trujillo said it appears that the incident was not specifically directed toward the school.

IT WAS QUITE A DAY for three Socorro High School students who participated in the Regional Science Fair held at New Mexico State University. Not only did the students place high in their divisions they also brough back special awards. Daniel Perley placed first in the Earth and space category with his project “Dynamics of the Formation of Tidal Structure in Interacting Galaxies as Determined by Newtonian-Model Computer Simulations.” He received a $100 New Mexico Space Grants consortium award and advanced on to the state science fair. Harley Kozushko received $200 from Intel ISEF, $100 from Agriculture in the Classroom, $100 from New Mexico Technology Group and placed first in the computer sciences category with his project simple called Y2K. He also received a plaque for excellence in applied science which was given by NewTec and New Mexico Technology Group. He also advanced to the state competition. Fatima Gutierrez did well with her project which was a study on the abilities of beagles. She received an award from the U.S. Army and placed third in the behavioral sciences category.

MARCH 27, 2014
IT’S BEEN A GREAT three and a half year run for Old Town Bistro at the historic Juan Nepomuceno Garcia House on Abeyta Street, but the good times are soon to end. The business will close on March 31. Owner J.P. Moore cites “financial issues” for his family’s decision to shutter the popular restaurant and music venue. The Moore’s provided a venue for many musicians, often providing free accommodation for out-of-town performers at their bed and breakfast. In return, their business has been a focal point for the local live music scene. The high points for the Bistro have been the special music events, including the Bob Dylan festival, Socorrofest and 49ers weekend. Local singer/guitarist Johnny Dean will be the last open mic at the establishment.