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Students gaining confidence, skills

Teachers at Magdalena School delivered mostly good news during the programmatic portion of the Board of Education's meeting on April 17. Progress students made during the current school year could be seen, heard and read in the numbers reported by elementary, mid school and high school educators.

Co-op board takes a beating

Socorro Electric Coop-erative provides power to approximately 10,000 customers in west-central New Mexico. But "Power to the People" took on an altogether different meaning for the co-op when its member-owners came out in force for the annual meeting on Saturday.

Former deputy sentenced to 6 years

A former Socorro County Sheriff's Department deputy was sentenced to six years in prison and recommended to undergo sex offender intervention and therapy while incarcerated and as conditions of parole for coercing female drivers into sexual favors during traffic stops last year.

Warriors on track for successful state meet

The Socorro Warriors keep adding to their list of qualifiers for the Class 3A state high school track and field meet. They were hoping to add even more on Friday when the team traveled to Ruidoso to compete in the Therman Jordan Relays.

Socorro High baseball team hits low point

T.S. Last/El Defensor Chieftain photo: SHS first baseman Julio Peguero tracks down a foul ball during Tuesday’s game. He was unable to come up with the catch.

Socorro High School baseball coach Kenny Gonzales was hopping mad.
His team had suffered the embarrassment of being no-hit in front of its home crowd in a District 3-3A loss to Cobre on Tuesday.