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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.

Fire at saw mill burns scrap lumber

Photo courtesy of Magdalena Marshal Larry Cearley:  Wind fueled a scrap lumber fire at a saw mill west of Magdalena Monday afternoon.

Firefighters from three area fire departments responded Monday afternoon to a scrap lumber fire at a saw mill near the Very Large Array, off Highway 52 west of Magdalena.

District’s SBA appeals for grades denied

After the Standard Based Assessment (SBA) test scores came back to Socorro Consolidated Schools District, the district unsuccessfully appealed the results, which was announced at the Monday school board meeting.

100 Days, Nights campaign wraps up

With the increase of activity during summer, the New Mexico Department of Transportation offers a grant to subsidize costs of overtime pay for police officers to patrol traffic.

Library to host music from ranch, open range

Courtesy photo: Steve Cormier will perform at the Magdalena Library 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Return to the early days of New Mexico at the Magdalena Public Library 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 when it presents an appearance by actor, singer and historian Steve Cormier in a program of old cowboy songs and stories.