Compiled by Denise Ortega

APRIL 25, 1972

FRESHMAN TRACKSTERS WIN at Grants. The Socorro ninth-graders scored 49 points, just 3 points behind Grants who won the meet with 52 points. Randy Valles had his best time on the hurdles this year placing second; he took third in the high jump and ran on the 440 relay team. Bob Romero won the shot put and placed 3rd in the discus. Gilly Gonzales won the 100-yard dash and placed third in the 220. Larry Volker tied the school record in the pole vault, winning it at 10’.

TWO FAMILIES will be involved in the spring production being presented this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday by NM Tech’s Fine Arts department: the Ramsdells and the Dennises. Penny  Ramsdell will portray the role of Nurse Ratched in Dale Wasserman’s adaptation of Ken Kesey’s moving drama “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” while Ross Dennis will appear in the role of the indefatigable patient Randle McMurphy, whose personality the play evolves around. Curtain time is at 8:15 p.m.

APRIL 27, 2022


Hoover Spin-Drying Washer $169.50

Hoover Dryer $129.50

Hoover Vacuum $29.50


Entertainment Center of Socorro

Open Bowling Mon., Sat. & Sundays

Happy Hour Thursdays and Fridays

All Bar drinks 40 cents

Pool Tournament Thursdays 7:30

Moonlight Bowling Friday at 8:00

Dancing Every Sat. Night

Country Music by Funkys

APRIL 23, 1997

HIGH TECH EMERGENCY SYSTEM INSTALLED. What if a tornado was heading toward Socorro and no one could be at the local radio station to warn citizens? A new emergency alert system at Socorro’s KMXQ solves that problem. With EAS (Emergency Alert System) an emergency warning could be activated even if no one is at the radio station. And if the crisis affects the state, information is broadcast on every station. EAS is now in place throughout the U.S., as required by the Federal Communications Commission.

SARA-BRIANNA SHIELLS was named Socorro’s 1998 Junior Miss. As Socorro Junior Miss, Shiells received a $1200 scholarship. Shiells also won two $500 scholarships for winning the Youth Fitness and Presence and Composure portions of the contest.

ERICA SICHLER of San Antonio Girl Scout troop 1397 sold over 500 boxes of Girl Scout cookies. She and her parents will attend an awards banquet where Erica will be honored for her achievements.  Six other individuals each sold over 300 boxes: Vanessa Anaya and Abigail Smoake of troop 1046; and Becky Woodard, Claire Kyle, Zoe Cornwell and Rebekah Claussen of Troop 5013.

APRIL 21, 2012

SOCORRO WOMAN SURVIVES fall from Interstate 25 overpass. Police are uncertain if it was an accident or a suicide attempt. She is recovering from leg and back injuries at an Albuquerque hospital. The 45-year-old woman, whose name was not released, went over the railing of the north overpass connecting frontage roads in Socorro at approximately noon on Wednesday. Judging by a sign on the overpass listing clearance at 16 feet, 2 inches, the woman fell more than 20 feet onto the pavement below. Assistant Police Chief Mike Winders said it was fortunate the woman wasn’t struck by traffic.

APRIL 25, 2012

COUNTY EMPLOYEES are walking it off. Socorro County employees took a few thousand steps in the direction of better health and happiness earlier this month by taking part in National Walking Day. The program, created by the American Heart Association, was initiated to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity. County employees who are taking part in the program can enter the minutes and miles they walk each day by clicking on the National Start Walking Day icon on the county’s website and are eligible for prize drawing at a health fair on May 9.