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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.

Co-op district meetings begin

For what is probably the first year in Socorro Electric Cooperative history, districts that are not electing trustees are holding business meetings. These meetings do have the ability to develop bylaw amendment suggestions to bring before the membership in the next annual meeting.