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100 Days, Nights campaign wraps up

With the increase of activity during summer, the New Mexico Department of Transportation offers a grant to subsidize costs of overtime pay for police officers to patrol traffic.

District’s SBA appeals for grades denied

After the Standard Based Assessment (SBA) test scores came back to Socorro Consolidated Schools District, the district unsuccessfully appealed the results, which was announced at the Monday school board meeting.

Letter to the Editor

Leaving KYRN Ladies and gentlemen, As of Sept. 17, 2014, I will no longer be working with KYRN 102.1 radio station. If I offended anybody, I apologize. I’ve always been…[Read more]

Obituaries (09/25/14)

MONTOYA – Max C. Montoya, 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. He was born in Monticello, New Mexico on Oct. 27, 1926 to Evanceliano and Tomasita (Chavez)…[Read more]

Road dept. hours discussed

A resolution to amend the Socorro County Road Department hours of operation failed to receive a second motion and was not passed by the county commission at Tuesday's meeting.

Woman drove while four times over limit

Socorro Police Department officers arrested a woman who was driving while four times over the legal limit of alcohol consumption with three children unseated and without seat belts Aug. 18 near Park Street and Garfield Avenue in Socorro.

Rainstorms douse area

Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain: Lightning touches down in Socorro Monday night during one of a handful of storms that hit the area.

Major rains in the last week have exceeded Socorro County's average rainfall in September, causing some road problems from overflowing deluge.

Calendar of Events (09/18/14)

LIVE MUSIC Open mic at Sofia’s Kitchen, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday Stasia and Mariam at the Bodega, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday Kyle Martin Trio at the Cap, 9…[Read more]

Obituaries (09/18/14)

MARTIN — Ollie “Honey” Irene Martin, 79, a resident of Polvadera, New Mexico, passed away in her home on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. She was born on Sept. 23, 1934,…[Read more]

Council talks co-op appraisal

Socorro Mayor Ravi Bhasker said during the Monday city council meeting the city is looking at what it would cost to acquire the Socorro Electric Cooperative (SEC) within the municipal limits.

Vallejos sentencing postponed yet again

Because the sale of Joseph Vallejos' business JM Abstract and Title Co., through which he used to defraud and embezzle funds from clients, is still finalizing, the sentencing in a district court case cannot proceed.

Obituaries (09/11/14)

ANAYA — Phillip “P.T.” Anaya Jr., 64, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at his home in Socorro, New Mexico with his devoted family by his side.  He…[Read more]