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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.

Authorities arrest three for stabbings

Courtesy photo: Melissa Leyba was stabbed multiple times Aug. 7 in Datil in Catron County.

Two Catron County men and a 17-year-old male juvenile were arrested Aug. 7 in Datil for the alleged stabbings of Eda Farr-Lee and Melissa Leyba, a Catron County Sheriff's press release stated.

Obituaries (08/14/14)

COSTA — Paula Kay Costa, 66, a resident of Magdalena, New Mexico, passed away on Aug. 7, 2014. Paula was born on Oct. 26, 1947 in Lawrence, Kansas to Forrest…[Read more]

Calendar of Events (08/14/14)

LIVE MUSIC kNights Song Circle at the Cap, Thursday Stasia and Mariam at the Bodega, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday Live music at Sofia’s Kitchen 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday…[Read more]

HEART OF HOMELESSNESS

Photos by Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain: Duane Baker, left, executive director of the nonprofit Puerto Seguro, Inc. that helps homeless and poverty-stricken people in Socorro, picks up excess food Monday for the center with John Brooks Supermart employee Michael Chavez.

It was deep within the untamed foliage near the murky banks of the Rio Grande just within city limits where a few tattered shirts, a coffee mug and some empty cans laid abandoned in a small dirt clearing.

Obituaries (08/07/14)

GRAYSON – Steve Grant Grayson, 64, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at his home in Magdalena, New Mexico with his family at his side. He was born…[Read more]