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Office of State Engineer to launch updated website

The Office of the State Engineer and Interstate Stream Commission soon will launch a newly-designed and reorganized website providing comprehensive information about the agency's water-related policies, programs and issues.

One dead in rollover crash

One woman died as a result of her injuries Saturday from a single-vehicle rollover crash that occurred about 11 a.m. on Interstate 25, about 30 miles south of Socorro, according to a New Mexico State police report.

Tripp nominated for House speaker

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain - El Defensor Chieftain staff writer Eric Heinz talks with Rep. Don Tripp Tuesday.

For the first time in 62 years, the republicans in New Mexico will control the state's House of Representatives; and for the first time in history, the 49th district's representative could be the speaker of the house.

There’s (another) new sheriff in town

Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain - William Armijo has worked for the Socorro County Sheriff’s Office for about six years.

In a turn of events, William Armijo has defeated Edmond Sweeney for Socorro County Sheriff by five votes after canvassing provisional ballots put Armjio in the lead last Friday afternoon.

Contemporary dance troupe to perform at Macey

A vibrant display of contemporary dance performed by talented Los Angeles-based dancers will premier a new work by an award-winning choreographer during its Land of Enchantment tour, including a performance at New Mexico Tech's Macey Center.

Socorro native named Dow’s Olympic VP

Socorro native Louis Vega, The Dow Chemical Company's chief of staff and global director, now has added responsibilities as vice president of Olympic Operations as announced Oct. 7.

Former scientist to talk life beyond Earth

One of the pioneers in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, Jill C. Tarter, will present a free lecture titled "Are We Alone? Searching for Intelligent Life Beyond Earth," 7:30 p.m. Friday at Macey Center.