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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]

Letters to the Editor (08/07/14)

Co-op not fair, reasonable Recently, Socorro Electric Coop President Anne Dorough has dedicated considerable energy to letters in the newspaper and mailings with co-op bills. Therein she takes a tack…[Read more]

Leyba found not competent for trial

Timmy Leyba, 22, who is accused of multiple assault felonies – including breaking into the Magdelena Marshal's home and beating him – and a series of misdemeanors allegedly committed in March, was recently found not competent to stand trial, his lawyer told El Defensor Chieftain.

Calendar of Events (07/31/14)

LIVE MUSIC kNights Song Circle at the Cap, Thursday Jeanne and Bill at the Bodega, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday The Remedy at the Cap, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m….[Read more]

Obituaries (07/31/14)

HATCH — Martha ReJune Stewart Hatch, 80, passed away Saturday, July 26 2014, in Socorro. Martha was born Feb. 15 1934, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the daughter of Robert…[Read more]

Socorro Schools focus on positives

Socorro Consolidated Schools' overall success isn't reflected in the grades recently released by the Public Education Department (PED), according to Superintendent Randall Earwood.

Letters to the Editor (07/24/14)

Co-op takeover costly, bad idea Citing unfounded criticism of Socorro Electric Cooperative rates and service, the Socorro city Council recently voted to conduct a feasibility study about taking over electric…[Read more]

Calendar of Events (07/24/14)

kNights Song Circle at the Cap, Thursday Stasia and Mariam at the Bodega, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday The Mose McCormack Band at the Cap, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m….[Read more]

Obituaries (07/24/14)

FERNANDEZ – Virginia L. Fernandez, 97, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2014. She was born May 30, 1917 in Hilo, Hawaii. She is preceded in death by husband John…[Read more]