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Military study looks at area needs

A sweeping land-use plan involving communities near Department of Defense operations throughout Socorro and neighboring counties is coming to fruition.

Changes coming for SNAP

As part of an initiative to incentivize people enrolled in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) to find employment, the state's Human Services Department (HSD) is reestablishing some old requirements.

Village could see cloudy water Sunday

Magdalena Volunteer Fire Department will conduct fire hydrant testing Sunday, and Fire Chief Richard Rumpf said residents may experience some cloudy drinking water for a brief period of time. Because 42 fire hydrants will be flushed at once, the potable water system may get comingled with some sediment, he said.

El Camino Real Historic Trail Site to host music series

Celebrate the change of seasons in beautiful southern New Mexico with Spanish music, regional cuisine, and museum exhibits at El Camino Real Historic Trail Site. This Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the site presents the first of three free concerts and festivals designed for the entire family, all featuring music of the Spanish guitar.

Calendar of Events (10/16/14)

LIVE MUSIC Twisted Chile open mic 7 p.m. Wednesday The Vigilantes at the Cap, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday as part of New Mexico Tech’s 49ers celebration First annual…[Read more]

Calendar of Events (10/09/14)

UPCOMING New Mexico Tech’s annual 49ers Celebration runs Oct. 15-19. For a full schedule of events, visit http://www.nmt.edu/news/all-news/522-2014/5225-complete-49ers-schedule. The Best Western and Holiday Inn Express Hotels will host a Halloween…[Read more]

DIGGING UP Socorro’s past

Photo by John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain:  Remnants of a stone wall have been found.

Michael Bletzer has a rough job ahead of him. The Albuquerque archaeologist is determined to map the boundaries of the original pueblo over which Socorro was built.

Council looks at substance abuse figures

Numbers comprised by the New Mexico Health Department and presented by City Councilor Ernest Pargas reveal the area's youth are cutting back on substance abuse, but Socorro County is still above the state average.