A Magdalena man is in custody after being charged with four felonies and six misdemeanors in connection with a vehicle accident, a domestic dispute and a home invasion on Sunday, March 9.
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Today marks another closure of the Loma, Socorro's only movie theater.
As a snowstorm held Socorro County paralyzed last week, all highways in and out of the area were closed, numerous wrecks on Interstate 25 stranded dozens of travelers, a vehicle carrying potentially dangerous insects overturned and snowbound cattle trucks stranded hundreds of cows — emergency services were taxed to the limit.
The question of allowing liquor by the drink on Sundays in Magdalena — specifically, at the Golden Spur Saloon — will be decided in a special election March 18 at the village fire department.
During the city council meeting March 3, members of the community showed their support and talked about future plans for the new soccer fields on Highway 60.
Have you ever built a banana piano?
If you haven't met him yet, give him time. El Defensor Chieftain's new editor, Jon Rejent, is making the rounds.
Magdalena's new mayor, Diego Montoya, was sworn in by Municipal Judge Robert Serna at Monday night's meeting of the Board of Trustees, along with new trustees Richard Rumpf and Tom Barrington.
The results are in, and Tuesday's municipal elections resulted in wide margins all around. A total of 2,068 votes were cast in Socorro, and 230 in Magdalena.
Sentencing for Johnny Marquez, who pleaded no contest to two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct of a Minor in a Second Degree in 2012, has been continued by 7th District Court Judge Edmund "Ted" Kase until Apr. 11.
Bibles with ripped out pages and tattoo making machines were only some of the contraband uncovered during Monday's surprise shakedown of cells at the Socorro County Detention Center.
Every year, people walking, running or bicycling across America often pass through Socorro on their journey along Highway 60, the "Coast to Coast Highway."
Due to "poor customer relations and lack of representation," as well as the seemingly-endless stalemate the city has fallen into with Socorro Electric Cooperative, Mayor Ravi Bhasker began a discussion about "alternative options" at the March 3 City Council meeting.
On a Monday afternoon, students attending Socorro Consolidated Schools Family School northwest of the old Torres School on Garfield St. have been dismissed. The school serves 22 Socorro-area home-school students, providing them access to free books and materials as well as other children — and their parents with support from certified teachers. Two half-time teachers provide instruction four days a week.
Once again, as it has since 1923, water is flowing in Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District ditches. This year's season is shaping up to be déjÃ vu all over again, to paraphrase Yogi Berra. Like last year at this time, how much irrigation water will be available this season is anyone's guess.
During a programmatic school board meeting at the district's Family School on Monday night, the only action completed was the approval of budget adjustment requests. The district's finance director Donald Monette reported the state has reduced the district's transportation budget by $27,554.
Most of the sandhill cranes and snow geese have flown north — along with the human crowds they attract — but there's plenty left to awe and inspire visitors at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge as spring approaches.
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