Thursday, November 5, 2009

From The Editor

By John Severance

This is a plea.
I received a call from a gentleman who said he lived in Catron County and he wanted to know why the Mountain Mail does not publish any columns from the right or conservative viewpoint.
I told him I have been making calls and sending out emails to Republican Party affiliates but my pleas have fallen on deaf ears. If there is anybody out there, who wants to present the right point of view on a consistent basis, get in touch with the Mountain Mail. Email me at or call 575 838-5555.
Sorry, but I already have a full stable of left-handers in my bullpen.
Fast meetings
I am not sure what’s going on with the council meetings in Socorro. After covering an hour-long county commission meeting last week, I went to the City Council Monday night as a spectator. From gavel to gavel, the meeting lasted 30 minutes. I am sure it was just an aberration.
Big weekend
It should be an exciting couple of weeks of high school sports this weekend.
It all starts Thursday Nov. 5 when the Socorro girls soccer team travels to Albuquerque for the AAA state quarterfinals and it will face Hope Christian in a 2 p.m. clash. Then at 7 p.m., the Socorro girls volleyball team will play what amounts to a district semifinal game when it travels to Truth or Consequences to meet Hot Springs.
On Nov. 6, the Socorro girls soccer team will play at 10 a.m. in the state semifinals if they can get past Hope Christian. It will be senior night back in Socorro for the football team as it looks to improve its state seeding when it meets Cobre at 7 p.m.
Reserve, meanwhile, will make the trek over to Mountainair for a first-round state eight-man matchup. That game also starts at 7 p.m.
Friday is a busy night because over in Magdalena, the Lady Steers will take on Quemado in a first-round Class A matchup with the winner advancing to the state tournament in Rio Rancho next weekend.
And then on Saturday Nov. 7, the Socorro cross country teams will take part in the state championships at Rio Rancho.
And if the Lady Warriors soccer team keeps winning, it will play for the state championship at 10 a.m. in Albuquerque.
The Mountain Mail will be there to cover all the events.
Fair warning
Everybody, please be careful out there. There are hackers out there just waiting to steal your bank information or even your identity. It happened to me this week and it’s a HUGE pain to get everything rectified.
Correcting the editor
Well, the bleeding has stopped for at least a week. With the exception of a couple of dropped words, the Oct. 29 issue of the Mountain Mail turned out all right. Remember, though, if you see
anything that needs to be corrected or clarified, email me at or call 575 838-5555.

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