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Lemitar church open again

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain: A covered front porch is a new addition to the rebuilt Lemitar mission church. It reopened on Monday.

The 185 year-old La Sagrada Familia Church in Lemitar observed its rededication Monday with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop of Santa Fe Michael J. Sheehan and Father Andy Pavlak of San Miguel Missions.

One dead in rollover car crash

New Mexico State Police reported about 4 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, just north of Socorro one person was killed in a single-vehicle rollover accident, and one person was transported to University of New Mexico Hospital.

Kirtland special ops training in county continues

John Larson - El Defensor Chieftain: CV-22 Osprey crew chief readies for landing at Kirtland AFB. The rear ramp door is always open during flight.

Its primary mission is to rescue soldiers and downed pilots in hostile combat areas, and the 58th Special Operations Wing operating out of Kirtland AFB continues to use the rough terrain of Cibola National Forest in Socorro County to train its combat personnel.

Organic Farming Conference slated

As fields lie dormant in the final month of winter, farmers, ranchers, and other food and agricultural producers will gather in Albuquerque to build and share knowledge related to organic agriculture.

Coyote carcasses discovered

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain: Coyote carcasses were found dumped in the Brown Arroyo diversion channel last week. The blocks of wood numbered 61 through 64 are evidence of an organized “coyote calling” contest.

The discovery of four coyote carcasses under the Brown Arroyo diversion channel bridge on Highway 60 at the Socorro city limits is a sight not common in the city or the county.