November 30, 1971

BOMB SCARE at Socorro High School. An anonymous caller said over the phone there was a bomb located somewhere in the SHS facility. City and state police and fire departments had the facility evacuated. After a search from 1:45 to 2 p.m. by officials, classes resumed.

CHURCH OF EPIPHANY is hosting its annual bake sale and bazaar on December 4th. This is an all day event starting at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 6:30 p.m. Homemade baked good and pickles will be available.

1,000 SHOE SALE will take place at the Brownbill Shoe Center. Charging a dollar per shoe on the second pair, the deal will last for the rest of the Thanksgiving weekend.

December 2, 1971

SENATOR GEORGE MCGOVERN swung by the Socorro Plaza during his presidential campaign run. During his campaign run, McGovern hopes to sway right-wing voters to the democratic side. He feels there is a gap between the people and the politicians.

READY FOR RUIDOSO is the thinking of an upcoming matchup that pits Warriors against Warriors. The underdog Socorro Warriors hope to bring home a win against the fighting Ruidoso Warriors. Last season’s middle of the pack 13-11 Socorro team will be hustling against the bigger city school in a big Friday night showdown.

SHS COWBOY scores high during the High School Rodeo which was held at New Mexico Military Institute. On November 25. Joe Easley competed with other junior riders from Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Canada. Joe “Junior” Easley intends to continue entering into as many rodeo competitions as possible.

CHRISTMAS PARTY is coming up. The annual Socorro Men’s Golf Association will be taking place on December 4 at the Roadrunner Lounge. Cocktails, dinner and dancing are what attendees can enjoy throughout the evening. Get your tickets now.

November 27, 1996

SOCORRO LOSES OUT on school funding. State lottery money for school construction will all go to Zuni and Socorro’s plans for a new elementary is the loser. The Socorro School District does not have the money alone to fund the project with an estimated $8 million dollar price tag. The State Critical Capital Outlay board voted and awarded Zuni the entire $5 million dollar grant.

WATER DEPARTMENT in Socorro will begin flushing hydrants from the hours of 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Flushing will begin on December 1 in the Northwest quadrant near Eagle Picher Industries. It will end on December 5 in the Grefco Zone, which includes areas along Highway 60.

NO SMOKING ASSEMBLY will be taking place in Magdalena on December 11. Students from kindergarten to seniors will gather for the assembly. The all-school assembly comes after the idea was presented to middle and high school student councils and officers of the 5th grade.

December 1, 1996

SUPPORT for the Warriors football team came from a gathering at the Plaza today. Socorro Electric Cooperative employees hung an Artesia Bulldog football player in effigy as a prelude to todays AAA semifinal game that is taking place in Socorro.

AN OPEN HOUSE will be taking place December 7. The Ark of Socorro Veterinary Clinic invites the community to come from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drs. Dean and Pepita (Pep) Wilkson and Dr. Audrey Vega released in a statement “We would like to thank the community and businesses of Socorro for the wonderful, warm welcome we have received.”

NEW JAIL MANAGER returns. Richard Sanchez will be managing the county jail beginning December 2. County Commissioners installed Sanchez as part of the manager program that was enacted in 1995. Having served as jail manager under a previous administration, Sanchez says he is excited to return to the position.

November 30, 2011

VLA IS OK the way it is. That is the belief of the New Mexico Tech Board of Trustees. After renovations made recently to the site the National Radio Astronomy Observatory has set up a contest and website,, for suggestions. The NMT Board is against the idea.

EL CAMINO International Center hosted a two day event in remembrance of the Civil War. On November 19 and 20, visitors were able to walk through the facility to view displays and learn more about New Mexico’s history as it pertains to the war. There were also several Civil War reenactment performances outside of the building.

40 MOTORCYCLISTS participated in the Capitol Bar’s Toy Run this past Saturday. The bikers brought their softer side for the kids. Participants could either bring a toy or donate $5. The event raised around $2,500 with the proceeds being distributed to those in need.

VACUUM-PACKED salmon products are being recalled. King & Prince Seafood Corp. is recalling select Nova Style Cold Smoked Salmon and Salmon Trim products that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children as well as the elderly. Customers should return said products immediately and will receive a full refund.

Compiled by Greg Byrd