Raising shrimp here? Actually, yes

Robyn Harrison — For El Defensor Chieftain  The Shrimp Farm owner Judy Armendariz shows Midway Elementary School Renaissance students and their chaperons one of the white Pacific shrimp she’s raising in Lemitar.

Can you raise saltwater shrimp in the desert? Yes, you can, and the students of Midway Elementary's Renaissance program were the first to tour the local facility doing just that.

Quorum fails to meet for SEC

In a repeat of last year, Socorro Electric Cooperative members failed to show up in numbers that met quorum requirements last Saturday at Macey Center for the annual membership meeting.

Memorial Day events set

Ceremonies will be held at both the San Miguel and Socorro City cemeteries Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

City clerks name Salome as best in N.M.

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Socorro City Clerk George Patrick Salome Jr. received the Clerk of the Year award from the New Mexico Municipal Clerks & Finance Officers Association at its recent meeting in Clovis.

Fire kills one man

One man died after suffering injuries from his camper trailer catching fire sometime before 9:30 p.m. Sunday on the corner of McCutcheon and Center streets, family members and Socorro Police Department confirmed Monday.

County firefighters to get stipends

During a special meeting May 5, Socorro County Commission voted to approve the county's volunteer fire department stipends for calls to which firefighters respond and training they attend.

Mayor, council declare ultimatum for co-op

Socorro Mayor Ravi Bhasker and Socorro City Council have vocalized an end game to the relentless feud among the municipality, Socorro Electric Cooperative, Inc. board of trustees and divisive stakeholders who live within city limits.

Tech senior commits suicide

A New Mexico Tech student committed suicide Friday night and subsequently died of his self-inflicted injuries early Saturday morning, according to law enforcement.