Three miles west of Magdalena the old west comes alive for two Saturdays every month when members of the Trail Drivers Cowboy Action Shooting Club get together to practice their skills at a mock-up of a typical western town of the late 1800s.
New York company Augustin Plains Ranch, LLC is continuing its efforts to get approval by the Office of the State Engineer for its water project in Catron and Socorro counties.
Vacations aside, it's been a long time since Edmund "Ted" Kase III did not have to go down to the courthouse on Monday morning — 43 years to be exact.
The search continues for a new trustee in Magdalena.
Veteran Socorro Police Officer Mike Winders was sworn in as Chief of Police at the July 7 City Council meeting.
With the merciful moisture of our monsoon season, comes a less-welcomed M-word: mosquitoes.
More than 60 business and governmental representatives gathered last Friday for an event called BossLift, hosted by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve at the National Guard Armory in Belen, home of the 515th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.
Coming to Socorro from Angel Fire, El Defensor Chieftain's new staff writer Eric Heinz is not unfamiliar with New Mexico.
After a water shortage nixed the event last year in Magdalena, the Old Timers Reunion is back on this year and happening this weekend.
It was an announcing gig Henry Minitrez, Socorro High Class of 1989 graduate, has been working toward for over 25 years.
It was felt not only on the third floor of a building at New Mexico Tech but also in Magdalena and Hop Canyon. An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale occurred at 9:52 p.m. Saturday near Duncan, Arizona, 160 miles away.
In an effort to reduce conflicts and problem areas between it and the members, the Socorro Electric Cooperative's Board of Trustees is trying something new.
A power failure at the Socorro County Detention Center Tuesday evening resulted in the transfer of 53 prisoners to alternate facilities. Detention Center Director Evangel Maldonado said the jail went dark at about 7 p.m. and immediately contacted Socorro Electric Co-op and Socorro Fire Department.
While some students take the summer off to relax and recharge, one New Mexico Tech undergraduate took advantage of the time to intern as a technical writer for both the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Socorro.
The Magdalena Village Board of Trustees is now short one trustee.
Deputies from the Socorro Sheriff's Department were dispatched June 19 to Lemitar on a report of a swarm of bees attacking a horse and its foal. The bee attack resulted in the death of a 10-year-old mare named Show Me The Bunny and her 32-day-old foal.
A group of Tech students may be on the verge of developing a technology that could provide an alternative source of electric energy.
The practice of stalking and bagging big game with the aid of radio-controlled, camera-equipped drones may soon be a thing of the past in the state if New Mexico Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, New Mexico Council of Outfitters & Guides and other hunting organizations get their way.
Due to extremely dry conditions, both the Village of Magdalena and the Socorro County Commission this week banned the use of most fireworks for the next 30 days.
While many of the nation's bridges are needing repair or replacement, New Mexico Tech students are learning to build safer and more durable bridges.