Articles for the ‘News’ Category

Police Department Blotter

The items were taken from reports at the Socorro Police Department June 3 • An officer encountered the suspect sitting in his car in the 700 block of Bagley and…[Read more]

Taking a bite out of crime

John Larson - El Defensor Chieftain: Deputy Rebecca Gonzales demonstrates how TK, a four-year-old Dutch Shepherd, can locate a lost article.

The Socorro County Sheriff’s Office has a new deputy on staff, so to speak. One with a collar. His name is TK, a four year-old Dutch Shepherd, and Deputy Rebecca…[Read more]

EPA completes first phase of testing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed the first phase of testing for contamination of areas near the former Eagle Picher Carefree Batteries site north of Socorro. “We’ve just finished…[Read more]

Magdalena chooses superintendent

After a lengthy interview process the Magdalena School Board has chosen Vannetta Perry to replace Mike Chambers as Superintendent of Magdalena Municipal Schools. Perry was chosen Monday over three other…[Read more]

County finishes with a deficit

Socorro County finished the fiscal year with a $344,000 deficit. The Socorro County Board of Commissioners went over the 2015 fiscal year budget at its meeting Tuesday. Socorro County Manager…[Read more]

SEC members to elect new trustees

The Socorro Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees met in regular session last week. The coming annual membership meeting on Saturday, August 22, was discussed. Attorney Bruce Wiggins gave the Credentials…[Read more]