Compiled by Denise Ortega

JULY 25, 1972

FIRST STATE BANK announces the opening of their new motor bank on Abeyta Avenue directly north of the existing bank building.  The Motor Bank with two drive-up windows will be open continuously Mon.-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Services offered at the Motor Bank are: checking account, deposits and cashing, savings deposits and withdrawals, loan and escrow payments.

JULY 27, 1972

A BOMB THREAT was received through an anonymous phone call that a bomb had been placed to go off in the truck belonging to City Magistrate Judge Mike Trujillo. Chief of Police Saavedra and police officer Raymond Baca investigated but found it was a crank call.

RASCO STORE, La Villa Shopping Center

  • Seven-piece Teflon Set $12.99
  • Banana Chaise Lounge $11.9
  • Assortment Table Lamps $14.99
  • 20” 3 Speed Portable Fan $14.99
  • Giant Ice Tea “Cooler” Glasses $.39

JULY 23, 1997

NATIONAL GUARD REUNION. The Socorro unit of the National Guard will celebrate a 50-year reunion starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at Sedillo Park, with a barbecue, music and entertainment. Bennie Baca will serve as master of ceremonies following a welcoming address by Mayor Ravi Bhasker. Everyone is invited to visit with current and retired guardsmen and celebrate the history of the Guard in the community.

JULY 27, 1997

SOCORRO BASEBALL. A summer full of awards has Socorro High School’s baseball team looking forward to the season ahead. Three players received 5AAA district honors. Paul Ulibarri was named as second team all-district outfielder and given an honorable mention as a utility player. Carl Lukesh received a 5AAA honorable mention as a short stop and was named as all-district, second-team pitcher. Senior Lenny Baldonado received 5AAA District first base honorable mention and had the highest slugging average for the varsity team.

JULY 21, 2012

NEW PRINCIPAL. The superintendent of Magdalena schools announced the district’s new principal at a board meeting. Kim Ortiz, the principal at Sarracino Middle School in Socorro, accepted Superintendent Mike Chamber’s offer after a second interview. Along with working at Sarracino for the last two years, Ortiz worked at Parkview Elementary School for five years and served as a head teacher at the alternative high school in Socorro for a year. She also has four years of experience as a teacher at Socorro High School.

JULY 25, 2012

SCHOOL BEGAN early this year for students of the Alamo community on Monday, July 23. The K-12 school switched from a traditional nine-month schedule to an extended school year structure. Students will attend for nine weeks, then have a three-week break. The Alamo school believes the new schedule will help students retain more information instead of regressing over the course of a three-month summer vacation. During the practice run the previous year, the school saw student success. Class times remain the same.