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Coalition targets drug prevention measures

To continue receiving grant funding, the Socorro County Prevention Coalition (SCPC) is required by New Mexico's Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP) to select eight "intervening variables" or objectives for the next fiscal year as part of its strategic plan.

Commission rules on wolf reintroduction

The New Mexico Game Commission ruled at its monthly meeting last week that it will no longer automatically issue permits to allow private landowners to hold carnivores in captivity for the purpose of reintroducing them into the wild.

Firewood law prevents overpaying

With cold weather settling in, and truckloads of cut and split firewood showing up along California Street, New Mexico Department of Agriculture is reminding people who plan to buy firewood this season to know what to look for so they get their money's worth.

Tripp nominated for House speaker

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain - El Defensor Chieftain staff writer Eric Heinz talks with Rep. Don Tripp Tuesday.

For the first time in 62 years, the republicans in New Mexico will control the state's House of Representatives; and for the first time in history, the 49th district's representative could be the speaker of the house.

One dead in rollover crash

One woman died as a result of her injuries Saturday from a single-vehicle rollover crash that occurred about 11 a.m. on Interstate 25, about 30 miles south of Socorro, according to a New Mexico State police report.

Mag trustees hear complaints about clinic

The operation of the Magdalena Area Medical Center came under fire Monday night at the regularly scheduled meeting of the village Board of Trustees. Although the clinic is village property, it is operated under a professional services agreement with Presbyterian Medical Services.

Dollar Tree store set to open

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain - A new Dollar Tree store is slated to open in early 2015 on South California Street.

Construction is well underway for the Dollar Tree store on South California Street, which could spell good news for those limited to a tight budget. Adopting a concept reminiscent of the old five and dime store, Dollar Tree sells nothing over one dollar.