Compiled by Denise Ortega

OCTOBER 3, 1972

THE SEVERO BACA house on Park Street was recommended for nomination as a historical site worth preserving at a meeting of the New Mexico Cultural Protection Review Committee in Santa Fe. Upon its nomination to the National Register, the building will be eli­gible for federal funding provided its architectural preservation meets with approval and its utilization as a facility is considered worthwhile. Tentative plans are to headquarter archives of the Socorro County area in one room in the restored building and to develop a community center for meetings, bicultural programs, art exhibits, etc.

OCTOBER 5, 1972

A 50-METER OLYMPIC SWIMMING POOL was selected from several designs by the city council Monday night. Councilmen agreed that the medium-sized installation is well suited to the city’s needs. With a projected cost of $266,000 and a capacity of 424 swimmers, the pool will also feature a separate wading pool and shower-dressing room facilities. Pool location has not been finally determined.

OCTOBER 1, 1997

MICHAEL BURSUM of Socorro was one of 236 New Mexico State University students awarded degrees after summer session two. Bursum was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in for­eign languages.


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49-0 ANNIHILATION. Awesome win for SHS. The game stunned all in attendance, coaches included, as Socorro soared to a 43-0 halftime lead before easing to a 49-01 annihilation of the No. 8-rated Broncos. The No. 1-ranked Socorro Warriors extended their lead to 5-0 and now are midway through their regular season schedule.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2012

SENIOR OLYMPICS. Four men from Socorro County rep­resented Sierra County by par­ticipating in the Senior Olympics state meet. All four men qualified for the National Senior Olympics which will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, next year. Larry Cowan, 77, won a silver medal in the archery competition and gold in horse­shoes. Richard Gutierrez, 70, won silver in golf and in basketball free throws. Michael Hawkes, 53, won gold medals for 50 meters, 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters in track. Gene Steele, 79, took bronze medals in the five-kilometer and 10-kilometer, and gold for the one-mile in track.

OCTOBER 3, 2012

LAWSUIT AVERTED. In response to a threatened lawsuit complaining about foul balls land­ing on residential property adjoin­ing Magdalena schools’ baseball field, the school district has raised the backstop fence by 10 feet to 50 feet and added a four-foot extension angled at 45 degrees. Village residents threatened to sue the Magdalena Municipal School Board, complaining that foul balls were regularly landing on their property. The lawsuit was averted, at least temporarily, by a media­tion session. The school district agreed to raise the fence. The fence extension was completed in mid-July. A softball tournament this summer did not result in any foul balls escaping the field, but the real test will come this winter, at the start of the baseball season.

THE MAGDALENA STEERS volleyball team reeled off its fifth straight victory on Saturday when it beat Menaul in four sets, 20-25, 25-16, 25-6, 25-8. It was the first time the Steers have dropped a set since Sept. 13, but the win puts them in the driver’s seat in District 2-1A at 4-0 in league play and 8-3 overall. Kadie Kiehne had 14 kills, while Breann Baca record­ed 11 kills, 16 assists and nine digs. Ashley Tafoya had 10 aces, one kill, six digs and an assist. While Danielle Gordon notched nine kills, five aces, 17 assists and one dig.