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Village faces rate hike

The Magdalena village government has no alternative but to raise residential, business and governmental water rates, according to an announcement at a special meeting of the Village Board of Trustees on June 4.

Lottery scholarships pay for more than expected next fall

The amount of assistance for New Mexico's lottery scholarships will be larger than expected, thanks to lower student enrollment, but it won't cover 100 percent of tuition costs next year, according to an announcement from the New Mexico Higher Education Department.

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.