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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.

Tech to play host to chess tourney

Many of the best chess players in the state will converge on Socorro for the New Mexico Open Chamnpionship Chess Tournament at Fidel Center this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Calendar of Events (09/18/14)

LIVE MUSIC Open mic at Sofia’s Kitchen, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday Stasia and Mariam at the Bodega, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday Kyle Martin Trio at the Cap, 9…[Read more]

Village protests school well

The Magdalena Village Board of Trustees approved a letter from Mayor Diego Montoya to the Office of the State Engineer protesting the Magdalena School District's application for an upgraded water well, in a special meeting last Friday.

Vallejos sentencing postponed yet again

Because the sale of Joseph Vallejos' business JM Abstract and Title Co., through which he used to defraud and embezzle funds from clients, is still finalizing, the sentencing in a district court case cannot proceed.

Council talks co-op appraisal

Socorro Mayor Ravi Bhasker said during the Monday city council meeting the city is looking at what it would cost to acquire the Socorro Electric Cooperative (SEC) within the municipal limits.

Firefighters converge on Academy

Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain: A crew gets detailed instructions on stabilizing a crashed vehicle and safely extracting injured passengers at the New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy last week.

The New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy hosted over 350 firefighters from across the state and even a crew from Juarez, Mexico last week. The eight-day training extravaganza – a partnership of the 59th annual Fire School and the New Mexico Emergency Medical Technicians Association – saw firefighters, EMTs and paramedics training in a wide variety of fire- and EMS-related disciplines.