The following items were taken from reports at the office of Marshal Larry Cearley.
An officer was called at 1:30 p.m. to the Conoco station on First Street where a female was hiding in a closet. The intoxicated female was taken to the Marshal’s Office where her mother was called. No charges were filed.
The 2012 firewood cutting season begins August 1, 2012, on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest. The season will run through February, 2013, weather permitting. The district will issue permits to cut green wood and dead/down wood.
The following items were taken from reports at the Magdalena Marshal’s Office
An officer arrested a male subject on Highway 169 at 5:15 a.m. for his third DWI offense. The subject was reported by a New Mexico Game and Fish officer who was on patrol. The driver was taken into custody and blew a .14 blood alcohol content level. Charges have been filed in Socorro Magistrate Court.
The following items were taken from reports at the Magdalena Marshal’s office
An officer took a report at 9 p.m. where a juvenile male subject lost control of his vehicle and struck a sign and a tree at the Magdalena Schools. The juvenile was able to contact the Magdalena Schools to repair the damages.
2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act of 1862, and the Socorro Bureau of Land Management’s Cultural Resource Program is increasing emphasis on oral history collection, particularly as it relates to homesteading.
Over the last two years, the Mountain Mail has printed oral history interviews with Dave Farr and Evelyn Fite.
H. B. Birmingham was interviewed by BLM archaeologist Brenda Wilkinson in Reserve on March 17, 2010, at the home of his friend and neighbor, Judy Griffin. At 96 years old, he has witnessed much of the history of Catron County since his birth in 1915 in Reserve.
Birmingham raised both sheep and cattle, used the Magdalena Trail (Stock Driveway) and has extensive knowledge of his family history and the history of Reserve. H. B. is a stickler for accuracy, so these excerpts from the interview are in his own words.
Brenda Wilkinson’s questions are italicized.
We were very saddened to hear of his wife, Peggy, passing in November, 2011. Peggy and H.B. were married for 61 years.
Another new real estate agency has opened in Magdalena, an indication that the home and land business is headed for an upswing. It’s called Major Ranch Realty.
Magdalena artist Natasha Isenhour, co-owner of Curious Crow Studio with Margi Lucena in Socorro, has been spending a good part of her time lately in Santa Fe with a variety of art projects.
A request for funding to overhaul the generator and wiring at the village’s Trujillo Well was turned down by the state government duriung the legislative session in February.
Mayor Sandy Julian told the Village Board the capital outlay request was only for $10,000. “We’ll have to add it to the next ICIP for next year, or try to find the money somewhere else.”
By Nancy Newberry
You may not have noticed the four-horse trailer unloading at the corner of First and Main on Thursday, Feb. 9. The cargo was not horses, and not cows, but something else probably quite well-known in Magdalena’s heyday. Four antique letterpresses and six cabinets of lead type have recently taken up residence in Laurie Taylor Gregg’s Village Press. One of the presses is as old as Magdalena itself. The Boston-made, green-enameled Golding Pearl #3 has 1884 cast into its iron frame, the year Magdalena was founded.