Officers arrested Joseph L. Padilla, a.k.a. Joseph Montano, 33, Feb. 17 in Socorro by way of a federal warrant in regard to conspiracy to abet trafficking 18.7 pounds, 8.5 kilograms, of cocaine into New Mexico, according to U.S. District Court documents inspected by El Defensor Chieftain.
Amid repeated objections by District 2 Trustee Charlie Wagner, the Socorro Electric Cooperative's Board of Trustees voted to schedule a special meeting of the members.
Across the United States, some parents in states where the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test has been implemented have chosen to remove their child or children from taking the standardized exam.
The Good Samaritan Society-Socorro, locally known simply as Good Sam's, is planning more renovations to its facility on Highway 60 thanks to a successful fundraiser in December.
What Socorro County administration viewed as a way to recoup damages to roads from major projects was met with backlash from local business owners who use large trucks for business.
After almost 50 years of writing thousands of policies from auto to homeowners insurance and taking care of hundreds of claims, State Farm agent Hubert Hardern is retiring.
A fraud and embezzlement case that began five years ago may finally be put to rest.
The year was 1862. The mining boom which would bring prosperity to Socorro would not start for another handful of years, but in the early 1860s Socorro was little more than mostly adobe homes and buildings with a population of about a thousand.
The 185 year-old La Sagrada Familia Church in Lemitar observed its rededication Monday with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop of Santa Fe Michael J. Sheehan and Father Andy Pavlak of San Miguel Missions.
About 30 miles separate the area of Veguita from any permanent health services, and county officials are once again trying to bridge that gap.
New Mexico State Police reported about 4 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, just north of Socorro one person was killed in a single-vehicle rollover accident, and one person was transported to University of New Mexico Hospital.
Teens looking for homework assistance now have extra help, after the Seventh Judicial District Attorney's Office donated old computers to the Socorro Teen Center.
Its primary mission is to rescue soldiers and downed pilots in hostile combat areas, and the 58th Special Operations Wing operating out of Kirtland AFB continues to use the rough terrain of Cibola National Forest in Socorro County to train its combat personnel.
Socorro County Clerk's Office reported 1,267 people voted in this year's Socorro Consolidated Schools District election — roughly half the number of people who hit the polls in 2013 and 2011.
The final reading of the ordinance to amend some of the utility rates in Socorro was passed unanimously Tuesday night.
Patrick Sweeny and Jup Brown are running across America to promote physical activity and bring awareness to childhood obesity.
The discovery of four coyote carcasses under the Brown Arroyo diversion channel bridge on Highway 60 at the Socorro city limits is a sight not common in the city or the county.
Police Chief Mike Winders said officer training in situations like the one that happened in early January is to shoot.