Compiled by Denise Ortega

MAY 3, 1973

The 1973 Socorro Boys’ State attendees included Jack Baca, Roland Carrejo, Dale Gonzales, Al Porter Jr., Jon Jaramillo, Mary Chavez, George Zamora, Ronnie Green, Paul Baca and Robert Blanton.
File Photo


GIRLS’ AND BOYS’ STATE. The 26th annual Girls’ and Boys’ state has chosen several boys and girls to represent Socorro High School. The girls that were chosen were Emily Holmes, Marian Lucero and Nancy Romero. The boys’ that were chosen were Jack Baca, Roland Carrejo, Marty Chavez, Dale Gonzales, Ronald Green, Jonathan Jaramillo, Al Porter, George Zamora, Paul Baca and Robert Blanton. The objectives of Girls and Boys State is a practical application of Americanism and good citizenship, designed to educate the youth of New Mexico in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of true American citizenship; and to inspire and install a  deep sense of personal responsibility and obligations which that citizenship entails. Selection of students are based on leadership, character, scholarship, service and citizenship for those applying.


  • Girls Pant Dresses $1.77
  • Ladies Shorts $1.77
  • Infant Terry Cloth Play Clothes $.99
  • Men’s Pants $2.97
  • Boys Shirts and Polos 2 for $5.00


  • Basic Jeans $6.99
  • Pant Tops $3.99 to $6.99
  • Polyester Pant $6.99
  • Fit ‘n’ Flare Pants $7.99

MAY 2, 1998

In 1998, Socorro 4-Hers competed in the National 4-H competition in Oklahoma. Team members were Jenny and Amy Strong, Sara Finch, Devan Valentine, and Jacqueline Smith.<File photo

THE NEW ELEMENTARY school will be called Parkview Elementary School. School board president Pete Gonzales said that the board talked informally about what to name the new school, just north of Sedillo Park. Frank Jaramillo, Torres Elementary principal who will assume the same role at Parkview, told the board that his teachers already have room assignments. His teachers will begin the move to Parkview on May 27, and he expects the move to take about a week and a half. Parkview Elementary will open its doors for the 1998-99 school years with 26 classrooms, a cafeteria, a faculty lounge, nurses office, a library and computer room. In addition, the new school has a spacious science room with two cooking ranges, two refrigerators and an atrium.

4-HERS COMPETE. A group of Socorro 4-Hers will compete this week in the National 4-H competition in Oklahoma City, Okla. Team members Jenny and Amy Strong, Sara Finch, Devan Valentine, and Jacqueline Smith, all freshman at Socorro High School, won the right to attend the national 4-H conference by winning the state 4-H range judging contest at the 4-H convention in Las Cruces. The five young women, at the New Mexico State University meet, were required to identify two rows of range plants and assess their impact on livestock, whether the plants are poisonous or non-poisonous and when they grow. In Oklahoma this will be more difficult as they will have to judge Oklahoma plants in addition to 15 native New Mexico plants. The team will also compete in a wildlife habitat contest.

MAY 2, 2013

CITIZEN SAVES A LIFE. The Socorro County Sheriff’s Department praised a local citizen for responding to a burning pickup near the river last week and saving a man’s life. Deputy Ed Sweeney, during an interview Monday, said the pickup had a charcoal grill in the back that apparently contained some live coals. He said the coals must have spilled from the grill and caught the man’s belongings on fire when the man moved the pickup. The citizen was Raymond Daniel Jaramillo who reported the burning pickup, and deputies talked to him when they arrived. Jaramillo said he saw the smoke coming from the direction of the Rio Grande and called 911 with his cell phone. He then followed the smoke, intending to let the authorities know what he found when he got there. Jaramillo picked up the man and moved him about 100 yards away from the burning pickup.

Chieftain Staff Report