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Co-op Reform Group plans tailgate party

Tailgating is an activity typically held before football or baseball games. But this Saturday, a group of reform-minded folks are planning to hold a tailgate party in the parking lot of Macey Center prior to Socorro Electric Cooperative's annual meeting.

Vallejos trial again postponed

The date for a trial in the case against a former Socorro title company owner and Socorro County manager has been pushed back again. And, according to the prosecuting attorney, a trial may not happen at all.

Co-op members: You are on notice

Socorro Electric Cooperative will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, April 14, at Macey Center on the campus of New Mexico Tech in Socorro. Registration is from 1 to 3 p.m. The business meeting gets under way at 3 p.m.

State rejects Ranch’s water application

An application for a permit to pump massive amounts of groundwater from beneath the San Agustin Plains in west-central New Mexico was denied by the New Mexico State Engineer last Friday.

SHS softball team turns up heat

T.S. Last/El Defensor Chieftain: Socorro third baseman Miriah Zamora prepares to take a throw in an effort to pick a Hot Springs runner off base during last Friday’s District 3-3A opener. The host Warriors won the game by mercy rule, 21-9.

The Socorro High School girls softball team busted out in a big way, beating Hot Springs High by mercy rule in the District 3-3A opener for both teams at Socorro's Sedillo Park last Friday afternoon.

It’s official: iconic telescope now Jansky VLA

T.S. Last/El Defensor Chieftain: Now the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array, the radio telescope is made up of 27 antenna, each 25 meters in diameter.

With the wave of a magic wand, it was done. The Very Large Array officially became the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array, and the world's most famous radio telescope took a giant leap deep into the 21st Century.

SEC trustee outed for recordings

Socorro Electric Cooperative board of trustee meetings are often colored with fireworks, and Wednesday's meeting was no exception. Co-op attorney Lorna Wiggins dropped a bombshell by reporting that Trustee Charlie Wagner had privately been tape recording board meetings, including discussions that took place during executive sessions.

Warriors open district play with victory

The high school baseball season can be broken up into three segments — the pre-district season, district play and the state playoffs. After going 6-6 to start the year, the Socorro Warriors opened up the District 3-3A season, 1-0, by beating the visiting Hatch Valley Bears on Tuesday.