Taking a bite out of crime

John Larson - El Defensor Chieftain: Deputy Rebecca Gonzales demonstrates how TK, a four-year-old Dutch Shepherd, can locate a lost article.

The Socorro County Sheriff’s Office has a new deputy on staff, so to speak. One with a collar. His name is TK, a four year-old Dutch Shepherd, and Deputy Rebecca…[Read more]

EPA completes first phase of testing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed the first phase of testing for contamination of areas near the former Eagle Picher Carefree Batteries site north of Socorro. “We’ve just finished…[Read more]

Magdalena chooses superintendent

After a lengthy interview process the Magdalena School Board has chosen Vannetta Perry to replace Mike Chambers as Superintendent of Magdalena Municipal Schools. Perry was chosen Monday over three other…[Read more]

County finishes with a deficit

Socorro County finished the fiscal year with a $344,000 deficit. The Socorro County Board of Commissioners went over the 2015 fiscal year budget at its meeting Tuesday. Socorro County Manager…[Read more]

Gathering place

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain The farmers John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain: The farmers market in Socorro is on the Plaza on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Every Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning, the Plaza is the gathering place for those wanting to enhance their grocery shopping with locally grown produce. Nick Keller, president of the Socorro…[Read more]

County approves raises

Socorro County employees will receive at least a 3 percent pay increase under a plan approved by the Board of Commissioners last week. Lower wage employees will receive up to…[Read more]