Saturday, January 8, 2011

LETTER: Co-op Informational Meetings Questioned

Dear Editor:
The SEC board of non-trustable trustees (with the exception of C. Wagner) just doesn't get it! We don’t NEED “informational meetings” about raising the rates of our electric service! We already know that they have wasted and mismanaged SEC funds for far too many years. They seem to have a comprehension problem that this is wasting still more money. My suggestion is to boycott all such meetings. We don’t need them and we should not go. If you think you must do something, then picket them. 

Barbara Moore


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Top Ten Swingle Canyon Stories Of 2010 According to Sylvia

By Anne Sullivan

  1. January 4, 2010 – Thirty-three-year-old Brandy fell in the snow for the second day in a row and is now no more. That horse never liked me (or anybody) so I don’t know why I miss her. RingWorm has been gone for 2 ½ weeks now so I figure that cat is gone for good. I REALLY miss her.
  2. February 17, 2010 – Boss in a lousy mood. Doing taxes. SHE yelled at me for nothing at all.
  3. March 3, 2010 – Knocked Gordo’s food bowl over and enjoyed cat kibble. Also had fun chasing Gordo who was upset. So was Boss.
  4. April 13, 2010 – Did not attack UPS Driver who delivered package. Did not open package which lay on porch while SHE drove into Socorro to attend Goodbye Party for Jackie Kraft, friend to all animals.
  5. May 10, 2010 – SHE went to New Guinea so I got to rule the roost. Responsibility of guarding the house weighed heavily on my capable shoulders but I managed to prevent all disasters.
  6. July 4, 2010 – Visiting dog named Yah Dah ate leftover kibble from my bowl. Chased Yah Dah and succeeded in keeping her off porch. Scolded for being inhospitable.
  7. August 9, 2010 – Red Letter Day. SHE was away all day doing goodness knows what but came back with a doggie box of steak for me.
  8. September 1 & 2, 2010 – Frightened aliens away from house by barking all night long. Staunchly refused all entreaties by Boss to shut up.
  9. October 5, 2010 – Received cheerful painted paperweights from admirer from Socorro, Roger Ulibarri. One for me, one for Gordo and one for the boss.
  10. December 23, 2010 – Terror-filled ride in pickup driven by the boss. Had to go to the Vet in Socorro. Prescribed pills because I apparently make funny wheezing gurgling noise. I did not make said noise while at Vet’s. Slept all night inside house because of cold temperature outside as well as my cold (if that is what it is.) Woke Boss twice to let me out, once just to bark. Not received well by Boss.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Magdalena Marshal's Blotter

The following items were taken from reports at the Magdalena Marshal’s office.

Dec. 18
An officer took an accident report at 6:45 p.m. on Hop Canyon Road where a vehicle struck an elk. There were no injuries to the driver or passenger.

Dec. 20
An officer took a report at 9:45 a.m. of damage to a police vehicle. The case is under investigation and officers a reviewing the security camera video tape.

Dec. 21
Officers stopped a vehicle for speeding at mile marker 113 on Highway 60. The driver from Albuquerque was arrested for DWI and possession of drug paraphernalia. The driver blew a .10 blood alcohol level.

Dec. 22
An officer made contact with a male subject on First Street at 12:30 p.m. The subject was taken to the Magdalena Marshal’s office where the Magdalena ambulance was called. The subject’s blood alcohol level was .34. The subject was charged in Magdalena Municipal Court.

Dec. 27
An officer stopped a vehicle at 9:16 p.m. on Hop Canyon Road where the three males were under the influence. The driver was arrested by New Mexico State Police for DWI and the passengers were turned over to guardians. The passengers face several charges in juvenile court.

Dec. 30
An officer stopped a vehicle for speeding at First Street and Kelly Road. A passenger in the vehicle was arrested for two outstanding warrants from Socorro Magistrate Court and Magdalena Municipal Court.