Articles for the ‘Breaking’ Category

Two die in San Acacia fire

A New Mexico State Police officer crosses the grounds of a structure fire while communicating to officials Wednesday in San Acacia.

Emergency and firefighting units from three fire departments – Midway, Abeytas and Socorro – responded last Wednesday to a structure fire in San Acacia. The remains of two unidentified individuals…[Read more]

There’s (another) new sheriff in town

Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain - William Armijo has worked for the Socorro County Sheriff’s Office for about six years.

In a turn of events, William Armijo has defeated Edmond Sweeney for Socorro County Sheriff by five votes after canvassing provisional ballots put Armjio in the lead last Friday afternoon.