Compiled by Denise Ortega

MARCH 28, 1972

AMBULANCE HIT A Socorro ambulance making a run to Albuquerque was hit in the rear in the intersection of California and Manzanares Friday, Mar. 17, at 10:15. The ambulance pulled into the intersection going east on Manzanares with sirens and lights in operation. A man driving a grey ’56 GMC pickup was heading south on California when he pulled into the intersection and hit the ambulance in the left rear. The ambulance suffered approximately $130 worth of damage.


Coffee 2-lb Bag $1.57   1-lb Bag $.79

Longhorn Cheese $.79

Condensed All Laundry Detergent 49-oz Box $.68

Bath Tissue Brocade 4-Roll Pkg $.36


Tonight and Wed.

7 & 9:25 nightly


Sean Connery

Dyan Cannon

“The Anderson Tapes”

MARCH 30, 1972

JUNIOR FIREMAN Socorro Hose Co. No. 1 now has a compliment of 11 Junior Firemen to help out around the station and on fire calls. The Junior Firemen do no actual firefighting themselves but aid the firemen by doing such tasks as unrolling hoses and fetching equipment as it is needed. They also help in cleaning and putting away equipment at the station.

MARCH 26, 1997



Fri.-Thur. -6:45 & 9:15

Sunday Matinee- 1:00 & 4:30

SOCORRO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS took five first place wins and three of four berths to the International Science and Engineering Fair at the regional senior level competition last weekend. Amir Alam, a junior, will make his third trip to the ESEF as a delegate. Two students will attend the ISEF in Kentucky as alternates who are Raheel Alam and Laura Olson.

CAR CHASE ENDS in tragedy. A stolen car chase that began in Socorro County  ended in gunfire and death Tuesday afternoon. The person who took the car, a 16-year-old male, fatally shot himself in Lincoln County said Lt. Michael Hawkes of the Socorro State Police office. Before turning the gun on himself, the juvenile also fired upon officers, but no one was hurt, Hawkes said. State police received a call from the Socorro Shell manager at 12:04 p.m. saying a young man pumped gas without paying and appeared to be heading south.

VAN WINKLE WINS teen title. A high school senior has been selected as Miss New Mexico National Teenager.  Lynette Van Winkle said she’s looking forward to competing in the Miss National Teenager academic program in Nashville, Tenn., this August. Along with a trophy, Van Winkle won scholarships, $500 in cash tuition, and a scholarship to the John Robert Powers School of Modeling.

March 24, 2012

PITBULL KILLS FAMILY PET on playground. A brown and white pitbull wearing a black and white spiked collar attached and killed a 10-year-old terrier at Granada Park on Friday, March 16. The little dog was dead within minutes. As of the evening of Thursday, March 22, the pitbull had not been positively identified or impounded by animal control staff.

FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD Jaafe Cy Kellis of Magdalena will be one of 42 champion spellers competing Saturday, March 24 in the New Mexico Spelling Bee. The contest will take place at Sandia Preparatory  School in Albuquerque and is open to the public.

MARCH 28, 2012

FISHING DERBY teaching kids more than just angling. The chamber, in partnership with the Socorro Bass Club and others, are sponsoring the 2012 Community Youth Fishing Derby this Saturday at Escondida Lake.  The annual derby has three main goals: to teach youth about fishing techniques, ethics and sportsmanship; to provide a safe, fun and positive activity for youth they can enjoy the rest of their lives; to provide a recreational activity for youth and their families to spend with responsible adults.