Compiled by Denise Ortega

SEPTEMBER 12, 1972

THE BANK OF SOCORRO will make reservations for you to UNM’s exciting football and basketball games…either by the individual game or for the whole season of thrilling home games in Albuquerque. Bank President Bob McNeil, former Lobo basketball coach, made arrangements with Bob King, UNM Athletic Director for this service. No more standing in line up in Albuquerque to receive your tickets.

THE MONTGOMERY WARD franchise was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Raitt over three other possible locations in the western area all because Socorro has “beautiful air” and because the “people are fantastic.” The store’s grand opening last Friday and Saturday was a great success, with many well-wishers and clients pleased to take advantage of no freight charges during the grand opening. During the rush of orders the Raitts noted especially the patience and understanding of their local clients.

SEPTEMBER 14, 1997

NEW GARBAGE CANS. The City of Socorro next week will begin distributing new garbage cans to all city households. Residents will be asked to sign a form that they have received the 90- gallon garbage cans. Some 2,800 households will receive the plastic, blue containers. The city paid $117,000 for the cans; $120,000 was originally budgeted. They were purchased through the Central Solid Waste Authority. The plastic cans are lifted with a motorized “tipping arm.”

FIVE JAILERS on duty will receive a formal reprimand after a man escaped from the Socorro County jail on Sunday morning, September 7. They will receive the reprimand because they did not follow correct procedure. However no one will be terminated.  The detention officers are supposed to make sure everything’s in order. When their shift changes, they are supposed to do a head count and make sure everybody’s there. A formal reprimand letter will be placed in each employee’s personnel file.


FOURTH GRADERS from Socorro and surrounding areas put their excess energy to good use Friday in “Reach Out! The Sweet Sounds of Motown.” This has been the 17th year of the National Dance Institute residency in Socorro. All fourth graders as well as some students in other grades in the Socorro Consolidated School District and Cottonwood Valley Charter School participated in a dance class every day with a professional dancer and musician for the past three weeks, learning dance, theatre, music, choreography and stage directions. NDI teaches students excellence, discipline, teamwork, self-esteem, and state educational benchmarks in arts and physical education.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2012

SAN MIGUEL WALLS REFRESHED. About 50 New Mexico Tech students, community volunteers and parishioners gathered Saturday to re-plaster San Miguel Mission’s adobe walls. Rain and snow deteriorate the mud plaster protecting the lower sections of the church’s adobe brick walls. Last spring, Victoria Ramirez learned the church needed volunteers to plaster the walls, so she decided to ask Tech students to pitch in. Father Andy Pavlak, San Miguel’s pastor, wanted to have the walls re-done before the parish’s annual fall fiesta.