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History on the hoof: Fair shows Churro sheep

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain: Jennifer and Brian Myers show off their Navajo-Churro sheep at El Camino Real Historic Trail Site’s Fiber Fair on Saturday. The historic breed was twice almost eliminated, and the Myers are among those working to preserve it.

Along with the weavers and fiber artisans demonstrating their skills last weekend at El Camino Real Historic Trail Site's Fiber Fair was a small flock of the wool-bearers themselves, Navajo-Churro sheep.

Quorum fails to meet for SEC

In a repeat of last year, Socorro Electric Cooperative members failed to show up in numbers that met quorum requirements last Saturday at Macey Center for the annual membership meeting.

Memorial Day events set

Ceremonies will be held at both the San Miguel and Socorro City cemeteries Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

City clerks name Salome as best in N.M.


Socorro City Clerk George Patrick Salome Jr. received the Clerk of the Year award from the New Mexico Municipal Clerks & Finance Officers Association at its recent meeting in Clovis.

State geologist search narrows

With the dedication of the new $24 million state Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources building at New Mexico Tech on May 8, another transition is imminent.

Members approve SEC bylaws


The much ballyhooed new set of bylaws for Socorro Electric Cooperative were adopted Saturday at a special members meeting at Finley Gym by a vote of 953-797, a 54- to 46-percent margin.