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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]

Letters to the Editor (09/11/14)

Youth want, should get chance to work Employers looking for minimum wage workers want those with prior experience. Our youth today are disadvantaged because most cannot get a job until…[Read more]

Lobos Pipeline draws ire from landowners

Current plans for the Lobos Pipeline for funneling carbon dioxide across Socorro, Catron and Torrance counties were met with backlash from property owners at the first of three town hall meetings Tuesday at La Pomesa Elementary School in Veguita.

Murphy named new judge


Mercedes Murphy was selected Sept. 6 by Gov. Susana Martinez as the replacement for Judge Edmund Kase in the New Mexico Seventh Judicial District's Division I.

Obituraries (09/04/14)

MCPHAUL – Marguerite Elizabeth Harvey McPhaul, 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at her home in Socorro, New Mexico surrounded by her loving family. Marguerite was born…[Read more]

Program aids in child development

Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain: Giovanni Valadez, 2, participates in the Casa Alegre practices with her parents, Alex and Mary, and specialists Chiara Lisata and Deb Card Tuesday at Presbyterian Medical Services.

From the moment of birth, a child's mind is flexible and adaptive to its surroundings, which means it's the first three years of life that are the most cerebrally configuring.