September 14, 1971
Thousands dollars went up in smoke early Monday morning at the Texaco bulk plant, but hard-working Socorro Hose Company firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading to the 30,000 gallons of gasoline in two storage tanks a few feet away of the raging fire. Sitting on top of the tanks to throw water at the building, the firefighters were at considerable risk. If the tanks had overheated and exploded, the entire central southwest area would have been destroyed. There are also six bulk plants nearby.
The fire was the third reported as a fire had broken out earlier at Club 85, reported almost immediately and extinguished by an employee.
Hot prices at Safeway at 101 Park Street in Socorro: Fresh ground beef – 58 cents a pound; Country-style, lean and meaty ribs – 78 cents per pound; Class A Fryers – 38 cents per pound; Long Green Chili, New Harvest – 10 cents per pound.
Play at the Loma Theater “Doctor’s Wives” and “Grizzly Bear King”. A special attraction was “Olympic Elk”.
September 16, 1971
Party queen Miss Evelyn Chavez, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Heraclio Montoya of San Antonio, was crowned Queen of the 1971 Fiesta on Saturday night at KC Hall. The coronation took place at the Fiesta Ball at 11 p.m., which was one of the highlights of the Fiesta at the Catholic Church of San Miguel. The winner of the Fiesta Prince was the young Paul Sadosuk, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Sadosuk, was named 1971 Fiesta Prince for the San Miguel Fiesta.
The Socorro The school board received strong objections to certain environmental factors in three of the State Environmental Improvement Agency’s schools. A letter from the agency was read at the monthly board meeting on Tuesday evening, September 7. The high school building and Midway were particularly the targets of the necessary upgrades.
Hot prices at the Supermart Stop and Shop in La Villa shopping center: Coffee – 1 pound can 79 cents; Sliced bacon – 65 cents per pound; Shortening – box of 3 pounds 79 cents
Grand official opening of Valley Frozen Foods has been announced. Operated by Ed and Ruth Curry. On opening day there was a raffle for free cakes.
Jubilant surprised was Ms. Ada Ferguson as the judges selected “Ms. America, Socorro County” at Oldtimers Tea on Saturday morning at the Socorro Public Library.
Socorro High School The football schedule has been announced. The matches were played at Clarke Field. The first game took place on September 17 at home against the Academy. Kick-off was at 8 p.m. General admission was $ 1.50. Season tickets were $ 5.00.
September 15, 1996
The Alamo Navajo School Board Inc. received a grant of $ 7,525 from the Department of Commerce to improve facilities in New Mexico. The grant was awarded through the National Telecommunications Facilities Program.
Lucky lambs. Carl Garcia of Datil wins the Catron County Grand Champion Lamb at the State Fair. Julia Maestas of San Antonio also won second and fifth places.
The comedy “Your Murder of Murders” began final rehearsals before taking the stage on September 21st. Audience participation was part of the show. Tickets were $ 35, with all proceeds going toward the purchase of a special computer and printer for Kara Duke, a student at Socorro High School.
The sports page located at 105 Francisco De Avondo hosts music and dancing. Sunday is Oldies of the 50s, 60s and 70s from 8 p.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, karaoke and country dance lessons with Barbara from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with lessons at $ 2. On Saturday September 14th is a performance by Second Hand Rose.
Energy, The optimistic Russian quartet “Limpopo” arrives at the Macey Center on September 20. Their show is a mix of rich and energetic folk music, rabid dances and gorgeous costumes, all adding to an evening of extraordinary Russian entertainment. Tickets cost $ 8 for general admission, $ 6 for seniors, and $ 4 for youth 17 and under. The concert is part of the New Mexico Tech Student Association.
September 18, 1996
County voters will have seven polling stations established for a special election on Tuesday, September 24. Voters living outside the Socorro County incorporated areas will decide whether they allow beer and wine in business in those areas. Residents of the town of Socorro and Magdalena are excluded from the ballot. The ballot question reads: “Should the county adopt the local option provisions of the Liquor Control Act for beer and restaurant wine licenses?” The polling stations will be located at Monette Ford in Escondida, San Antonio Elementary School, Abeyta Fire Station, Midway School, Magdalena Fire Station, Chapter House in ‘Alamo and Socorro County Clerk’s Office.
Public library received a construction grant as voted by city councilors on Monday. Blackstone Construction will make $ 610,878, less tax, in upgrades with a three-story addition. The entire project, including payment to the architect and other contingencies, will total $ 695,210. When it opens next year, the Socorro public library will feature a children’s room, disabled-accessible toilets, a kitchen, a library director’s office and a loan office.
Governor Gary Johnson Didn’t have much to do other than rest briefly, eat lunch out of a bag, and sign autographs during a stop in Socorro on Monday. As a good host, the town of Socorro, with the help of civic organizations, has put the table back before his planned arrival. A tanned Johnson, accompanied by 15 cyclists and a media entourage, including a television crew with CBS, entered the City Plaza as part of the New Mexico Trek for Trash.
Hot prices Sichler Farms Produce: Green Chile – $ 13.50 raw / $ 17.00 roasted; Ripe vine tomatoes – 60 cents per pound, 30 cents for 25 pounds or more; Sweet corn – 3 / $ 1.00; Ristras – $ 3.99 / ft; Fresh red chili – $ 14.00 / bag.
It was time for recovery as Socorro made his way to WD Horton Stadium in Ruidoso, a location they had lost the previous season. The Warriors came out with a 21-15 victory. The team rushed for 116 yards, including 79 from Rogahn. Quarterback Damien Ocampo threw for 180 yards on 7-15 passes with a touchdown. They will then face the Espanola Sun Devils whom they blanked last season 35-0.
September 14, 2011
San Antonio Pastry chef Janet Anderson won the Blue Ribbon in the Fruit Pie division at the 31st Annual Pie Festival held in Pie Town, New Mexico. The pie was a mouth-watering trio of pear, cranberry and fresh ginger inside a golden crust adorned with a filigree of pastry swirl lace that earned Anderson the top spot. It’s a recipe she learned at a restaurant in Dallas, Texas. The Grand Champion was a pecan pie made by Glen Cox of Ramah, NM.
Two puppies were rescued last week by Rick Barkley. Barkley found the two brothers in an irrigation ditch on September 8 and took them to the emergency room. Although both brothers are doing well, the smaller of the two still needs a home. He was dewormed and his puppy vaccinated.
A goal at the end of the match Raises the Lady Warriors to victory in a high octane match against Santa Fe Prep to win 1-0. In the dying minutes, forward Dezirae Armijo lured Santa Fe Prep’s Emily Hickmont to foul her inside the box. Armijo managed the penalty, improving Lady Warriors’ record to 8-2. The team’s next scheduled game on Monday against Bernalillo has been called off and will be played on October 7.
In September Socorro native Catherine Stewart-Roache and her husband Patrick Rouche, both 72, will tour Europe’s scenic Rhine Valley, a hike of over 500 miles. Cycling is an activity that the couple have been practicing for several years. Earlier this summer, the pair cycled more than 500 miles to the Dominican University in River Forest, Ill. To attend the 50e college meeting.
The Socorro Lions Club organizes a Craft and Gun Show on Saturday September 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday September 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Opéra Garcia. Tickets cost $ 5. Children under 12 are free with a parent. Dealer tables cost $ 35.
September 17, 2011
Twenty-six runners hit the sidewalk Wednesday for the annual Red Ribbon Run to help raise awareness about drug free. The runners started north of the Alamo Navajo Indian Reservation and headed towards Socorro. Socorro County Deputy Chief Shorty Vaiza has raced for 19 of the past 20 years.
La Catrina Quartet will have a string quartet at the Macey Center. Latin American composers Ginastera and Revueltas will perform on Monday, September 19 at 7:30 pm This will be the first performance of the 2011-12 presidential chamber music series. The quartet is currently in residence at New Mexico State University.
Officer Daniel Chavez was named New Mexico District 11 Police Officer of the Year. Chavez is a two-year veteran who retired from the Academy before joining the force in Socorro. Chavez is a father of two and was surprised to receive the award so early in his career. Chavez currently lives in Los Lunas, New Mexico, which makes it easy to get around.
Socorro High School goalkeeper Nathan Fenby has won his appeal to the NMAA athletic commission and will be eligible to play this season. Fenby was accompanied by his future father-in-law Alex Matcham and sporting director Damien Ocampo. The problem was, because Matcham and Fenby’s mother, Deborah, were not yet married and she still lives in Virginia as a teacher, violating the strict rules for eligibility for residency at the NMAA. In the end, the situation was resolved with Ocampo saying “It’s resolved and that’s all that matters.
State Police Mechanic Clint Ramsey has worked in the Socorro District of the New Mexico State Police Bureau for three years. He received a challenge coin from the New Mexico State Police. Although he usually works in Albuquerque, Ramsey travels to Socorro every Wednesday to work on our vehicles. Ramsay said he was honored with the Challenge Coin award, but his real reward was working with the officers.