Compiled by Denise Ortega

NOVEMBER 14, 1972

SOCORRO GAINED another new resident when Lance R. Bailey, attorney at law, purchased the Luke File property on Caine Street, moving here with his wife, Gloria, and their 7-month-old daughter, Allison. Bailey, 32, who is assistant district attorney under Eldon Douglas, also will enter into private practice with Douglas. Bailey is originally from Memphis, Tenn. He attended prep schools in England and other parts of the world where his father, a medical officer in the service, was stationed.

A MAN AND HIS DOG. The old cliché will resolve into flowing motion as man and animal seemingly become one during the National Retriever Field Trials which begin today at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Each of the 63 top Labrador retrieving dogs in the national trials already have won field trials throughout the United States.

KIM C. PADILLA, 15, will represent the Socorro area for the title of Miss New Mexico Teenage in a pageant to be held in June at the Western Skies Hotel in Albuquerque. Miss Padilla attends Socorro High School and is a member of the Girl Scouts, GAA and chorus. Her chosen career and ambition is to be a special education teacher.

NOVEMBER 12, 1997

HOUSE FIRE. An improperly installed wood stove caused a Monday afternoon house fire. The house “wasn’t a total loss” said Ted Bailey, chief of the Midway Fire Department (MFD). Part of the home’s attic sustained most of the damage. Bailey said, “There really wasn’t much damage, about $2,000.” The wood stove that started the fire was installed with a single-walled piped instead of a triple-walled pipe. It took 30 minutes to put out the fire.

NOVEMBER 16, 1997

WHOOPING CRANE KILLED. One of the four Whooping Cranes who followed an ultralight from Idaho to Bosque lost its life to a coyote. Bosque manager Phil Norton said a Bosque staff member had been monitoring the birds and noticed something was wrong when the flock returned from the river Wednesday morning. “They flew in one at a time, not their usual routine, and she noticed right away something was wrong.” When ultralight pilot Kent Glegg returned to the refuge on Thursday, he found the transmitter the crane had worn for tracking purposes.

NOVEMBER 10, 2012

Oil painter Karen DeBont opened her home studio to tours during the Festival of the Cranes in 2012.
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ARTISTS SHOW OFF their individual art styles at the fifth annual Socorro Artists Studio Tour, which takes place Nov. 16 and Nov. 17 during Festival of the Cranes. Oil painter Karyn DeBont is one of the artists whose artwork will be on display at her home studio. The studio tour invites visitors into artists’ homes and galleries in Socorro to see various types of artwork. The studio art tour is a good presence because there are so many different types of artwork from various artists, such as oil and water and sculpting.

NOVEMBER 14, 2012

THE BERNARDO VOLUNTEER Fire Department responded to U.S. 60 and N.M. 304 at 8 p.m. Monday. While extinguishing the fire, a body was found at the scene. The Socorro County Sheriff’s department was called and they responded to the scene. Upon arrival, the sheriff’s Department called New Mexico State Police to conduct the investigation.  The sheriff’s department then called the New Mexico State Police Criminal Investigations to investigate the scene. Crime scene agents responded and are working to identify the vehicle and the body.