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County firefighters to get stipends

During a special meeting May 5, Socorro County Commission voted to approve the county's volunteer fire department stipends for calls to which firefighters respond and training they attend.

Fire kills one man

One man died after suffering injuries from his camper trailer catching fire sometime before 9:30 p.m. Sunday on the corner of McCutcheon and Center streets, family members and Socorro Police Department confirmed Monday.


Photo courtesy of Bill Fuller: Magdalena junior Mike Chambers clears the bar in the pole vault  during last Friday’s Class 2A District 3 meet in Magdalena.

The Alamo Navajo Cougars boys' track and field team will field six athletes at this weekend's A-3A State Track and Field Championships at the University of New Mexico's track complex.

Warriors win district title, Silva tops all

Photo courtesy of Herman Romero: Pictured at the district tournament in Silver City are, clockwise from bottom left, Ricky Silva, Dennis Woods, Levi Romero, Isaiah Anaya and Sean Moore.

The Socorro Warriors golf team devastated the field on Monday in Silver City to win the Class 4A District 3 title, as Socorro beat their nearest competitor, the hometown Silver City Colts, by 38 shots.

Civil Air Patrol selects new commander

Eric Heinz - El Defensor Chieftain: Col. Mark Smith, right,  presents a certificate of appointment to Maj. Dennis Hunter, who takes over as Civil Air Patrol  squadron  commander.

As the chapter of Lt. Col. David Finley's command of the Socorro division of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) came to an end last Thursday, Maj. Dennis Hunter took the reins of the squadron that could.

Tech senior commits suicide

A New Mexico Tech student committed suicide Friday night and subsequently died of his self-inflicted injuries early Saturday morning, according to law enforcement.