Compiled by Denise Ortega

DECEMBER 19, 1972

THREE AREA YOUTHS, en route to Carrizozo to a Future Farmers of America meeting, received painful injuries Tuesday evening as a result of a landslide “on the big red hill” halfway between Carrizozo and San Antonio. One youth received a broken arm which required corrective surgery. Another youth received two broken ribs and a ruptured spleen. A rock slide caused the driver to swerve in an attempt to miss it. In doing so, he hit another large rock and lost control of the vehicle which then left the road and rolled over. All youths are students of Socorro High School.


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DECEMBER 21, 1972

OUTSTANDING ATHLETES. Two Socorro athletes have been honored by United Press International by receiving an honorable mention as the state’s outstanding football players. The UPI gave honorable mention last week to Larry Olguin and Neil Bruton, both members of this year’s Warrior squad. Olguin was honored for his play in the Warrior backfield on offense and Bruton was selected for his efforts as a Warrior linebacker.

DECEMBER 17, 1997

THE SOCORRO ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE has a special “Merry Christmas” gift for its members this year. The cooperative is returning capital credits to its customers and will give members a one-time credit on their January 1998 bill. Capital credit checks have been signed, and people should see this in the mail this week or early next week. Lupe Vega, SEC manager, said the cooperative will be returning to its customers 10 percent of the SEC’s earned margin for the years 1995, 1994 and 1993, and the entire percentage of earnings for the year 1969. A total of $129,000 will be paid out in checks to members.

DECEMBER 20, 1997

JOANN SALOME got the nod to continue as superintendent of Socorro Consolidated Schools for another year on Tuesday. School board members approved extending her contract after a two-hour executive session. The board evaluated Salome’s first-year performance behind closed doors since it’s a personnel matter. But the board’s unanimous decision to extend her contract clearly reflects what the evaluation showed.

DECEMBER 15, 2012

BOMB THREAT. High school students went home with a disturbing letter Tuesday notifying parents of a bomb threat. Only a handful of Socorro High School students showed up for class Wednesday because of the bomb threat, but there was no bomb, according to the sheriff’s department. Undersheriff Les Torres said only about 27 students came to school Wednesday. He presumed the low attendance was due to the bomb threat but said there was no bomb in the school. A letter dated Dec. 10 from Superintendent Randall Earwood that was addressed to all parents and guardians of Socorro High School students, stated, “Today we found a message written on one of the stalls in a restroom at the High School (sic) that read, ‘I’m going to blow up the school on 12/12/12.’” Socorro Consolidated Schools notified police and filed a police report.




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