Two persons were arrested Jan. 10 during a search of a residence on Chaparral Drive.
After months of delay, sentencing for Johnny Marquez of Socorro is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Seventh District Court. Judge Edmund Kase III took over the case from Judge Kevin Sweazea, who recused himself because of a possible conflict of interest, specifically that the child was a relative of a District Court employee.
The Magdalena School Board Monday night renewed Superintendent Mike Chamber's contract for two more years.
Success at sea This hopeful story actually reports a 17-year work-in-progress of the parties involved. And at last, there have been high-fives all around. But first, the difficulties. North America…[Read more]
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The Socorro County Commission met in regular session Monday at 10 a.m. in the County Annex Building with its required reorganization the main order of business, which included choosing the commission chairperson and vice chairperson as well as authorizing all county government business for calendar year 2014.
New Mexico Tech staff members discovered that more than two dozen residence hall rooms were burglarized over the past weekend.
It's been over six months since the only active well in Magdalena stopped producing, but even though the problems have been solved and there are now three wells pumping water to residents, the village government continues to deal with the financial consequences and working to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Tuesday was filing day for candidates seeking municipal offices in Socorro and Magdalena. After serving six terms, Mayor Ravi Bhasker has decided to seek four more years. Bhasker is being challenged by sitting City Council member Michael Olguin Jr.
The Socorro County Board of County Commissioners will meet for a Re-Organizational Meeting on January 7, 2014 at 10:00AM at the Socorro County Annex Building located at 198 Neel Ave…[Read more]
â€¢ In March, the Magdalena Lady Steers were leaders in basketball for the 2012-2013 season in 1A District 2 and placed fifth in state for 1A, with a 21 – 6 record. The Magdalena Steers held second place in District 2 and placed in state in basketball for 1A, with a 25 – 1 record.
High School cross-country runner Emerald Goranson and third grader Emma Montoya competed in the National USA Track and Field Junior Olympics cross-country championship meet in San Antonio, Texas, in December. Both runners qualified for the national meet after competing in the USATF New Mexico state championships in Albuquerque on Nov. 16, and then racing in the regional championships in El Paso on Nov. 23. The regional championships included runners from New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Texas. Runners were required to run in the top 30 individual finishers for their age group to qualify for the national championship. Goranson finished 13th in the 13-14 age group, and Montoya finished 24th in the 8 and under age group.
The annual meeting of the Socorro Electric Cooperative was held on June 8 after being continued by a vote at the end of the May 15 annual meeting. It was…[Read more]
On June 5 the Village of Magdalena's single water supply failed when the Trujillo Well went dry. Over the next several days and weeks village officials worked to address the issue, while the county, businesses and service groups and individuals and other towns within Socorro County as well as around the state pitched in to make sure the people of Magdalena had drinking water and water for livestock to get them through.