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No injuries reported in small structure fire

Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain: Fire crews responded to a report of a fire between College Avenue and Bullock Tuesday night.

A small structure fire that was reported about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at 912 Bee Court, between College Avenue and Bullock by Sedillo Park in Socorro, was contained within an hour. According to officials on scene, no injuries have been reported at this time.

Junior rodeos lasso future

Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain:  WBRA 2014 queen Teresa Schaub participates in the timed flag race Sunday at Socorro County Fairgrounds.

The bellowing cheers from the night before had all but silenced, and the pulse of the Socorro County Fair Rodeo had calmed.

Calendar of Events (8/28/14)

LIVE MUSIC kNights Song Circle with Steve Senn hosting, Capitol Bar, 7:30 p.m. Austin DeHart in the Bodega restaurant, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday Doug and Mariam in the Bodega…[Read more]

Letters to the Editor (08/28/14)

Keep wildnerness wild One of my favorite things about living in New Mexico is the ability to access peaceful, beautiful mountains so easily. Living in Socorro, there is nothing better…[Read more]

Obituaries (08/21/14)

CHAVEZ — Maria Delores “Lola” Chavez, 84, joined the Lord and her beloved husband Adolfo P. Chavez in heaven, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 on the Feast Day of our Lady…[Read more]

Letters to the editor (08/21/14)

Water project doesn’t benefit counties Are you incensed? Well if you are not, you should be. The Augustin Plains Ranch, LLC just filed another amended application for 54,000 acre feet…[Read more]

Lady Steers eye return to state

Photo courtesy of Bryan Baca: The Lady Steers are, back row from left, Breanna Piaso, Kara McCan, Alejandra Munoz-Paez, Michaela Zamara, Julie Zamora, Tori Chambers, Breann Baca, Jaydin Stephens, Monique Gomez, Gabby Apachito, front row from left, Lanique Apachito, Tiffany Tenequer, Kendra Pino, Melique Vinyard, Heather Rodriguez and, being held, Abby Bullock

The Magdalena High School volleyball team moves up to New Mexico Activities Association's Class AA this season, but the Lady Steers will face many of the same teams, according to Head Coach Bryan Baca.

King stops in Socorro on tour

Through a nine-city forum on education, democratic candidate for governor Gary King looks to bring in more supporters by addressing New Mexico's school systems.

Church renovations complete

File photo: Adobe bricks in the church’s wall had turned to mud.

His goal was to have the church ready for its 400th anniversary next month, and with the support and work of parishioners and the donation to $1.1 million from The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, that goal has been met.