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Gathering place

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain The farmers John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain: The farmers market in Socorro is on the Plaza on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Every Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning, the Plaza is the gathering place for those wanting to enhance their grocery shopping with locally grown produce. Nick Keller, president of the Socorro…[Read more]

County approves raises

Socorro County employees will receive at least a 3 percent pay increase under a plan approved by the Board of Commissioners last week. Lower wage employees will receive up to…[Read more]

Sheriff’s Office Blotter

From the Socorro County Sheriff’s blotter: May 27 • While on the lookout for a shoplifting suspect from Wal-Mart, a deputy spotted a man he knew was being sought by…[Read more]

Jury finds Choate guilty

Catron County man Brett Claridge Choate, is facing 36 years in prison following his conviction of three felonies involving sexual contact with a minor. The trial, presided over by 7th…[Read more]