2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the "Free State of Socorro." This was a movement, started by accident, that placed Socorro in the spotlight across the country. For a time, Socorro declared itself a free sovereign territory.
Socorro's biggest annual event brings music to four stages
The second annual SocorroFest Pet Parade showcases costumed pets and their owners.
El Defensor Chieftain picked up awards for best news coverage and best sports coverage in its division at the 105th annual New Mexico Press Association convention on Sept. 28.
In a presentation at the Socorro Public Library at 7 p.m. Oct. 9, New Mexico Tech professor Bhaskar Mujamdar and Sandy Qureshi will talk about the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.
Editors note: This is Part II of a two part column. The first part can be found in the Sept. 5 edition of El Defensor Chieftain. Three weeks ago, The…[Read more]
Rockford M. Hayes has been named vice president of the community newspapers for Number 9 Media Inc., effective Sept. 1.
SunZia Transmission LLC,announced the signing of a Letter of Intent on Sept. 6 with First Wind Energy, LLC, as an anchor tenant in the SunZia Southwest Transmission Project for a reservation of up to 1,500 megawatts of transmission capacity from one of its wind energy projects under development in New Mexico.
A single-vehicle rollover accident that happened Sept. 1 on U.S. Highway 60 has claimed six lives, according to the Socorro County Sheriff's Department.
Law enforcement responded to the scene of a single vehicle rollover on U.S. Highway 60 approximately 7:23 a.m. Sept. 1, according to a release from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety.
Law enforcement responded to the scene of a single vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 60 approximately 7:23 a.m. Sept. 1, according to a release from the New Mexico Department of…[Read more]
The Socorro Train Gang Railroad Club, the New Mexico Division of the Toy Train Operating Society and the city of Socorro sponsor the 10th annual Toy Train Show this Saturday.
Socorro County has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution.
HOUSTON – Darrell Lloyd Houston, 43, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013, in Phoenix. Darrell was born in Alamogordo on Aug. 6, 1970. He is survived by his parents Vernon and Betty Houston; sister Debra Berkey and her husband, DeGraff; and two well loved nephews Houston and John Berkey.
Magdalena residents watch your forest
There they go again trying to pull a fast one! Cheryl Prewitt, spokesperson for the Cibola Ranger District, says “in the past they had to get a new permit every time … so we are working on getting a permit that will cover the whole thing (EDC Aug. 1).” Really? And what is that? “A joint proposal from the military entities and Forest Service,” for war games.
What's with this whole "end of the world" thing people have going on? "World War Z" made half a billion dollars worldwide in a week and a half. The Discovery Channel is netting an average of 3 million viewers a week by dumping two strangers naked and wholly unequipped into various harsh climates. Two apocalypse comedies are slated for this summer, both chock full of stars.
MURPHY – Arlton C. Murphy, 76, a resident of Belen, passed away Tuesday morning, July 30, 2013. Art was a resident of Socorro for over 50 years. He retired to Belen 11 years ago with his wife, Carol.
Safe Harbor needs help
As Socorroans wrap up a busy summer, we tend to forget our needy neighbors and right now, we are fast running out of funds to feed, bathe, and clothe those who need our help.
Socorro Police Department
• A Socorro man was contacted on a traffic stop for having no registration about 11:28 a.m. by Fifth Street and Otero Avenue. He also didn’t have a valid driver’s license. Another officer noticed the man had a loaded syringe in the vehicle.
Socorro County seeks public input for the county's infrastructure capital improvement plan for fiscal years 2015-2018 and future Community Development Block Grant projects.