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Co-op board elects officers

Socorro Electric Cooperative’s Board of Trustees gathered at the co-op’s board room at 310 Abeyta for the first meeting in the new year to choose its officers. District V trustee…[Read more]

Control texting while driving

All over New Mexico, towns are preparing. They are chartering buses, soliciting active civic leaders and top officials to reserve the dates, checking the Internet for Santa Fe hotel accommodations….[Read more]

Socorro school board visits Zimmerly

The Socorro Consolidated Schools board met Monday at Zimmerly Elementary School for a programmatic meeting. They heard from several of the Zimmerly educators about their efforts on behalf of the students as the school strives to overcome the "F" grade it received from the New Mexico Public Education Department in 2013.

Attorney blames Wagner for fees

Attorney Darin Foster spoke early at the Dec. 19, Socorro Electric Cooperative meeting. Foster was previously with the law firm Kennedy Han in Albuquerque and part of the lawsuit naming the member/owners filed by the co-op.

The Blotter (12/5/2013)

Socorro County Sheriff’s Department March 29 • 5:19 p.m. — A deputy conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 25. As the deputy approached the vehicle he saw a person moving…[Read more]

San Miguel gets $1.1 million

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation of Los Angeles has stepped up to help Socorro build a bridge — a bridge from the rich past of the area to the expansive future of its children.

Attorney denies co-op vote valid

Elva K. Österreich/El Defensor Chieftain: Socorro Electric Cooperative District III member/owners register and vote Nov. 16 at Finley Gym. According to attorney Lorna Wiggins, none of these votes will count because, although 184 people voted in the trustee election, a quorum of in-person voters were not counted at the business meeting, which took place after the registration and voting were done.

While a total of 184 people voted in the District III Socorro Electric Cooperative trustee election on Nov. 16, co-op attorney Lorna Wiggins has said the vote is not valid.