May 9, 1972
SAMMY GONZALES, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Abran Gonzales, gave the town of Socorro a boost when he recently offered to help an older man passing through town to fix a flat tire. The man, from Baltimore, was so impressed with this courtesy, that he wrote a Letter to the Editor about the incident. As he rightly pointed out- the picture visitors carry away with them of a community is the kind of people they encounter. And Sammy left a lasting impression of Socorro on this appreciative visitor.

FLORINDO L. BACA, Supermart’s Grand Champion winner for the First Anniversary Sale, was given just three minutes to pick up as much food as he could for his Grand Prize.
He ended up with $99.54 of food stuff in two baskets.
The management let him pick out $25 worth of meat to his choice, all wrapped and waiting for him in the meat counter. He even managed to open the mild refrigerated compartment as he whizzed by.
Mr. Baca is employed at Socorro Post Office.

May 12, 1999
Doorbusters this week include:
Salad Tomatoes $.99 for 2 pounds
Longhorn Cheese $1.89 a pound
Shurfine Milk $1.99 a gallon
Kraft Hand Snack Puddings $.99 a 4 pack10

ON WHAT WAS supposed to be their day off recently, two Socorro County Sheriff’s deputies captured a pair of alleged carjackers on Interstate 25 just north of Socorro. Deputies Shorty Vaiza and Paul Armijo were working the construction area on the Southbound lanes of the freeway on May 4 when Vaiza got a call to be on the lookout for a white four-door sedan which had been stolen in Valencia County. Only moments later, Vaiza spotted the car and radioed Armijo to identify the vehicle and follow it once It entered the construction zone. Vaiza said that by the time he reached Armijo the car had pulled over and the two suspects had jumped out of the vehicle but ended up going quietly with the deputies. Vaiza said that the two men were also suspects in an armed robbery of a pickup truck in Albuquerque. Apparently the two men lost control of the truck and sideswiped the white sedan. Vaiza said the two approached the driver of the white sedan and requested a ride to the hospital. When the driver allowed them into the car, they kicked her out and stole her money. Vaiza said she got her property back the same day.

May 15, 2014
SOCORRO’S SHANIA BERGER captured the A-3A girls golf state championship, which took place Monday and Tuesday at New Mexico State Golf Course. Berger shot a 72 and 73, finishing two strokes ahead of Bosque’s Sarah Greene. As a team the Socorro Lady Warriors tied for first place with Bosque but lost a one-hole play-off and took home second-place honors. Berger’s teammate Mia Salome posted scores of 79 and 81 to tie for fourth place in the 31-player field. On the boy’s side, Isaiah Anaya finished in a threeway tie for second place with scores of 78 and 77. Meanwhile, teammate Sean Moor shot a 79 and 80 to tie for sixth place. The Socorro boys placed second behind Hope Christian.