The National Radio Astronomy Observatory hosts its First Saturday Tours at the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array on Nov. 2. In addition to free, guided public tours, the event…[Read more]
On Saturday New Mexico State Police will be partnering up with the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Take Back Day. This is a program that focuses on removing potentially dangerous controlled…[Read more]
The Socorro County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Task Force is holding its fifth annual candlelight vigil for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Saturday.
Socorro's Vertu Fine Art gallery is opening its Fall exhibit, "Local Landmarks, Local Colors." Vertu Fine Art Gallery is located at 113 Abeyta West, Socorro in the historic Juan José Baca House.
SANTA FE Two hundred seventy-five trophy bull elk archery hunting licenses will go on sale Oct. 31, on a first-come, first-served basis, on the Department of Game and Fish website,…[Read more]
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.