Archive for July 2011
In an effort to gather information and feedback from business leaders and community members, New Mexico Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela will moderate a job creation meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 9:30 a.m. – noon in Socorro at the Socorro mayor’s chambers, 111 School of Mines Rd.
By Aila Ryan
Alzheimer’s disease is a terrifying affliction facing many of the aging residents of Magdalena. While the actual cause is as of yet undetermined, there are plenty of factors that contribute to the likelihood of one developing the disease.
The Mountain Mail print edition is available in the blue newsstand boxes at Smiths, John Brooks, the Water and Ice Store in Socorro – also Trails End, Family Dollar and the Mountain Mail office in Magdalena.
This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
Cibola National Forest and Grasslands Supervisor Nancy Rose announced changes to fire restrictions to three districts. “We’ve received additional precipitation that is more widespread, and have had higher humidity levels at these districts, which should limit the spread of any human or natural-caused wildfires,” Rose said.
By Ben Moffett
You can’t find Laborcita, that wide-spot in the road between the metropolises of Luis Lopez and San Antonio, in that fine book, The Place Names of New Mexico, anymore — at least I can’t find in my revised edition, by Robert Julyan, published by UNM Press in 1998.
The New Mexico Public Education Department released the Adequate Yearly Progress rankings for 831 public schools on Friday. The AYP rankings reveal that nearly 87 percent of New Mexico’s schools are not making adequate progress under the federal No Child left Behind Act. When it comes to student proficiency, only 42 percent of New Mexico students perform at grade level in Math and Science and only 50 percent are proficient in Reading.
July is the peak of the summer hummingbird season, and hummingbird expert Bill Talbot will be on hand Saturday, July 30, at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge to help identify and answer questions about the species that visit feeders and flowering plants in New Mexico.
Anyone with pre-diabetes, Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, including family members and friends is encouraged to attend a Diabetes Forum hosted by Socorro General Hospital on Monday, July 25. The forum will be from 6-8 p.m. in the Community-Based Programs conference room located at 308 California Street, next to John Brook’s Super Mart.