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Calendar of Events (06/26/14)

LIVE MUSIC kNights Song Circle at the Cap, Thursday Open mic at Sofia’s Kitchen, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday Jen Exten at the Bodega, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday Jones…[Read more]

Alamo exec acused of abuse

Hotona Secatero, an Alamo Navajo School Board, Inc. business office employee, filed a petition for domestic abuse and motion for temporary protection order May 8 in Alamo Family District Court of the Navajo Nation against the school board's executive director Michael Hawkes.

Bee stings kill pair of horses

Photo courtesy of Marcia Elkins: The mare and her young colt were victims of bee stings last Thursday, June 19, in Lemitar. Socorro County Deputy Ed Sweeney said by the time help arrived nothing could have been done to save the two horses.

Deputies from the Socorro Sheriff's Department were dispatched June 19 to Lemitar on a report of a swarm of bees attacking a horse and its foal. The bee attack resulted in the death of a 10-year-old mare named Show Me The Bunny and her 32-day-old foal.

County gets more PILT funds than expected

As state representatives and local stakeholders lobby to strengthen Payment in Lieu of Taxation (PILT) funding from the federal government, Socorro County recently received about $420,000 more in from the federal government than its officials anticipated at the beginning of the fiscal year.

County mulls new jail position

County officials are looking into creating a new inmate coordinator position to combat potential problems that could arise as a result of inmates who suffer from mental health issues as well as the jail's inability to hold more people.

Children bottle growth in greenhouse

Eric Heinz - El Defensor Chieftain:  Shane Sawyer works on a green house that is to be made entirely of used water bottles June 19 at the Socorro Youth Center. Students will use 1,000 bottles to complete the greenhouse.

It is clear to the children and staff members of the Socorro Youth Center that sustainable gardening through reusable items is a flourishing environmental concept.

Calendar of events (06/19/14)

kNights Song Circle at the Cap, Thursday Open mic at Sofia’s Kitchen, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday Stasia and Mariam at the Bodega, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday Casual Fridays…[Read more]

Gunman robs fast food joint

A man armed with a gun threatened two employees of a Burger King, 1020 California St., before robbing the establishment of $320 on June 11. The suspect has not been apprehended at this time, Socorro Police Department officials said.

Something in the WATER

John Larson - El Defensor Chieftain: Dr. Yongming Tian holds the osmotic pressure module designed and fabricated in the Civil and Environmental Department at New Mexico Tech.

A group of Tech students may be on the verge of developing a technology that could provide an alternative source of electric energy.

Bill could threaten San Acacia Dam

U. S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich's final version of their New Mexico Drought Relief Act of 2014 surprised many regional water stakeholders when it was introduced in Congress last Thursday.

Calendar Of Events (06/12/14)

LIVE MUSIC kNights Song Circle at the Cap, Thursday Open mic at Sofia’s Kitchen, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday Jen Exten at the Bodega, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday Casual…[Read more]

Local bans ground aerial fireworks

Due to extremely dry conditions, both the Village of Magdalena and the Socorro County Commission this week banned the use of most fireworks for the next 30 days.