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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.

Chambers gears up for Socorrofest 2014

Come to Socorro's historic plaza Oct. 10-11 to experience the culmination of months of planning and hard work by a large group of dedicated volunteers, spearheaded by the Socorro Chamber staff, and sponsored by the City of Socorro – Socorrofest.

Rainstorms douse area

Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain: Lightning touches down in Socorro Monday night during one of a handful of storms that hit the area.

Major rains in the last week have exceeded Socorro County's average rainfall in September, causing some road problems from overflowing deluge.

Woman drove while four times over limit

Socorro Police Department officers arrested a woman who was driving while four times over the legal limit of alcohol consumption with three children unseated and without seat belts Aug. 18 near Park Street and Garfield Avenue in Socorro.

Road dept. hours discussed

A resolution to amend the Socorro County Road Department hours of operation failed to receive a second motion and was not passed by the county commission at Tuesday's meeting.