After a contentious discussion, the Magdalena Village Board of Trustees voted to table a request from Magdalena Schools superintendent Mike Chambers to fulfill an agreement previously made by the board on April 14.
Pretty soon the sweet smell of roasting chiles will fill the air. It's chile harvest time in Socorro County, a time when outdoor roasters are fired up and residents stock up for the winter.
Georgia Seery celebrated her 90th birthday Aug. 7, surrounded by 60 of her friends and former students at the M Mountain Grill at the New Mexico Tech golf course.
If Socorro could lay claim to just one celebrated figure of the old west, it would be Elfego Baca.
Once well-known for the best beer and ale in New Mexico when William G. Hammel founded his Illinois Brewing Co. in 1883, Socorro will once again be home to locally-made beer as The Twisted Chile Brewing Company opens for business.
Traditionally ranked as one of the best universities in the west, New Mexico Tech is also known as the nation's premiere training site for first responders.
On a two to one margin, the Board of Trustees voted to censure District II trustee Charlie Wagner for breach of confidentiality, disloyalty, willful misconduct and working against the best interests of the membership.
The Magdalena Village Board has been short one trustee since Mayor Diego Montoya announced the resignation of Barbara Baca five weeks ago.
Thanks to the efforts of First State Bank and painter Ken Hines, a remnant of earlier times in Socorro has been restored to its original appearance.
A Socorro County FFA teenager got the opportunity to experience firsthand the many aspects of ranching and the final goal of producing quality beef.
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.