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Pie Town serves up festival Saturday

Courtesy photo: Megan Bartasevich serves up a slice of chocolate pie in a clip from the film “The Pie Lady of Pie Town.”

The Pie Festival. It's the event that has brought fame and visitors — from both across the state and nationwide — to tiny Pie Town, New Mexico, for the last 35 years.

Middleton sworn in as trustee

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain:  Magdalena Village Clerk Stephanie Finch, left, swears in new trustee Lynda Middleton at Monday’s village board meeting.

The Magdalena Village Board of Trustees is back to full strength as of Monday after the board approved Mayor Diego Montoya's choice of Lynda Middleton to fill the fourth seat, which had been vacant since June 23 with the resignation of Barbara Baca.

Murphy named new judge


Mercedes Murphy was selected Sept. 6 by Gov. Susana Martinez as the replacement for Judge Edmund Kase in the New Mexico Seventh Judicial District's Division I.

Lobos Pipeline draws ire from landowners

Current plans for the Lobos Pipeline for funneling carbon dioxide across Socorro, Catron and Torrance counties were met with backlash from property owners at the first of three town hall meetings Tuesday at La Pomesa Elementary School in Veguita.

Center gets makeover

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain:  A worker cleans up debris in the cavity of the Macey Center.

Anyone driving the loop around New Mexico Tech, specifically Olive Lane, can't help but notice the gaping cavity on the south side of Macey Center.

A new leash on life

Unwanted dogs running loose in Socorro and Magdalena, as well as county wide, are becoming less of a problem than they were just a few years ago, thanks to a burgeoning dog rescue network.

Wills for Heroes Workshop in Socorro

Emergency first responders and their spouses or domestic partners will receive free wills and other basic estate planning documents on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the New Mexico Fire Expo located at the New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy, 600 Aspen Rd.

Junior rodeos lasso future

Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain:  WBRA 2014 queen Teresa Schaub participates in the timed flag race Sunday at Socorro County Fairgrounds.

The bellowing cheers from the night before had all but silenced, and the pulse of the Socorro County Fair Rodeo had calmed.

No injuries reported in small structure fire

Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain: Fire crews responded to a report of a fire between College Avenue and Bullock Tuesday night.

A small structure fire that was reported about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at 912 Bee Court, between College Avenue and Bullock by Sedillo Park in Socorro, was contained within an hour. According to officials on scene, no injuries have been reported at this time.

Program aids in child development

Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain: Giovanni Valadez, 2, participates in the Casa Alegre practices with her parents, Alex and Mary, and specialists Chiara Lisata and Deb Card Tuesday at Presbyterian Medical Services.

From the moment of birth, a child's mind is flexible and adaptive to its surroundings, which means it's the first three years of life that are the most cerebrally configuring.

Calendar of Events (8/28/14)

LIVE MUSIC kNights Song Circle with Steve Senn hosting, Capitol Bar, 7:30 p.m. Austin DeHart in the Bodega restaurant, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday Doug and Mariam in the Bodega…[Read more]

Montoya defends water stance

In the form of an open letter to the Board of Education and superintendent Mike Chambers, Magdalena Mayor Diego Montoya explained his position to the Board of Trustees Monday night for not agreeing to support the school's plan to generate its own water supply.