Compiled by Denise Ortega

MAY 2, 1972

PETE GALLEGOS was honored at a surprise retirement party at the Bureau of Reclamation offices in Albuquerque by the Bureau staff on April 26. Mr. Gallegos has been Division Superintendent in Socorro beginning with the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District in April 1941 and continued on as Superintendent when the Bureau of Reclamation took over the project in February 1955 up to his retirement last Friday, April 28.

MAY 4, 1972

A GREAT COACH, known through the southwest, never had a team come in less than second in its conference- that was Charles (Chuck) Finley who died late Monday afternoon. Coach Finley was a familiar figure at all sports events even after he retired from Socorro School. He began his coaching career at Socorro High School in the 1930s. Finley retired in 1971.

THREE UNITS OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT and 17 firemen responded to a call Sunday that a bomb had been planted in the Loma Theater. The matinee was disrupted, but the alarm was phony. Another frightening but unwarranted bomb alert resulted in Junior High students being turned out on the street Tuesday afternoon as their building was searched for a bomb.

APRIL 30, 1997

CAROL AND HARRY KROYER are the owners of Holy Cow! Ice Cream shop. Holy Cow! Has Dreyer’s Ice Cream in 16 flavors, shakes, floats, malts, sundaes of all kinds, Italian sodas, brownies, cookies and coffees.  For the health-conscious, there is low-fat sorbet, sherbet or frozen yogurt. Specialty ice cream cakes can be ordered for various occasions, such as birthday parties and the Kroyers will throw in the party favors.

MAY 4, 1997

NEW SCHOOL JOB for Freeman. The woman chosen to be the assistant superintendent said she wants to see more technology in the schools. Cynthia Freeman is the successor to JoAnn Salome who will soon be taking over the reins as superintendent of the Socorro Consolidated School district. Freeman will oversee technology and testing programs. She’ll also be responsible for personnel, summer programs and support services such as inventory and transportation.

SOCORROANS ERMIE AND TOBY JARAMILLO will definitely be watching KRQE, Channel 13 on Sunday because that’s when their grandson will be on “Touch by an Angel.” Six-year-old Jerad Armijo will play the part of the young Chris. Jerad got the part after being discovered at a modeling invitational. He also got paid. Previously Jerad played a magic jumping bean in the Missoula Children’s Theater production of “Jack in the Beanstalk.”

APRIL 28, 2012

THE SOCORRO HIGH SCHOOL boys and girls golf teams are ready and raring to go to the New Mexico State Championship, but there’s one more hurdle to hop. Both teams will be competing in their district championship Monday, April 30, which will take place on the Warriors’ home course. In order for a team to earn their spot in the championship, they must shoot lower than or equal to a team qualifying score at any given tournament throughout the golf season.

MAY 2, 2012

FIRE CREWS are investigating a fire that destroyed a structure Sunday just east of Socorro, said Socorro Fire Chief Joe Gonzales. Crews responded to a fully-engulfed structure about 1:42 a.m. at the end of Hope Farm Road at a house that has had no gas and no electricity for some time. Gonzales said the fire was “a suspicious act” since no utilities were hooked up to the house. He said officials were unable to find evidence of a flammable substance because the building collapsed. Crews mopped up hot spots until 5 a.m.

ROBYN HARRISON will now grace the Socorro Chamber of Commerce as the new assistant director. Robyn brings her positive attitude and her get-it-done spirit to her new position. She joins Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Terry Tadano and Communications Director Jennifer Polle.