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Fire restrictions lifted

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Albuquerque District Office has lifted fire restrictions effective July 9 on BLM-administered public lands in Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, McKinley, Sandoval, Socorro, Torrance and Valencia counties.

Calendar of events (07/03/14)

LIVE MUSIC kNights Song Circle at the Cap, Thursday Socorro Community Band, Stasia and Mariam, Suavecito, El Gringo, Al Hurricane and Al Hurricane Jr. and The Remedy at Tech’s Fourth…[Read more]

Quake shakes Socorro, Magdalena

It was felt not only on the third floor of a building at New Mexico Tech but also in Magdalena and Hop Canyon. An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale occurred at 9:52 p.m. Saturday near Duncan, Arizona, 160 miles away.

Hot, dry weather fuels flames

Photo courtesy of Dave Thomas

With extraordinarily dry weather and the eccentricity of Fourth of July week, a few man-made fires occurred recently, according to local fire officials.

ONLR looking into Hawkes

Court documents attached with memos from the Office of Navajo Labor Relations (ONLR) stated it has initiated its own investigations in regard to complaints filed against Alamo Navajo School Board, Inc. Executive Director Michael Hawkes.

Outage leads to prisoner transfer

John Larson - El Defensor Chieftain: Socorro Electric Co-op linemen repaired power lines to the Socorro County Detention Center early Wednesday morning.

A power failure at the Socorro County Detention Center Tuesday evening resulted in the transfer of 53 prisoners to alternate facilities. Detention Center Director Evangel Maldonado said the jail went dark at about 7 p.m. and immediately contacted Socorro Electric Co-op and Socorro Fire Department.

Internship bridges gap between community, Tech

John Larson - El Defensor Chieftain:  Chamber of Commerce Director Deb Caldwell works alongside New Mexico Tech student Paula Tapia, who’s an intern.

While some students take the summer off to relax and recharge, one New Mexico Tech undergraduate took advantage of the time to intern as a technical writer for both the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Socorro.