A Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway employee was killed in Socorro on Oct. 17 when a BNSF train traveling southbound at 46 miles per hour collided with a backhoe working on the train tracks.
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A train derailment near Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge had traffic blocked Saturday morning on state Road 1.
Magdalena Schools was awarded a $1.2 million Demonstration Grant for Indian Children from the U.S. Department of Education in September. The grant funds programs addressing the needs of Native American pre-school and high school students, according to Keri James, federal and state programs coordinator for the district. But all Magdalena students will benefit from the funding boost.
The village of Magdalena and its marshal are being sued in federal court over a July 11 search for a rumored marijuana grow operation, during which searchers allegedly pulled naked teenagers out of a shower and handcuffed people to furniture. Search efforts resulted in two marijuana charges: a misdemeanor and a petty misdemeanor.
Charges are pending against a man shot in the stomach for threatening another man in Veguita on Oct. 9, according to the Socorro County Sheriff's Department.
The Socorro County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Task Force is holding its fifth annual candlelight vigil for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Saturday.
Socorro's Vertu Fine Art gallery is opening its Fall exhibit, "Local Landmarks, Local Colors." Vertu Fine Art Gallery is located at 113 Abeyta West, Socorro in the historic Juan José Baca House.
Residents from Socorro County have an opportunity to make a difference in their community this Saturday. Join fellow Socorroans for Make a Difference Day, volunteering to help improve the community through various projects.
SANTA FE Two hundred seventy-five trophy bull elk archery hunting licenses will go on sale Oct. 31, on a first-come, first-served basis, on the Department of Game and Fish website,…[Read more]
Editor's note: This is Part 2 of a two-part story continued from the Oct. 1 edition of El Defensor Chieftain.
The Socorro County Sheriff's Department is searching for those responsible for a series of larcenies in Lemitar and Polvadera.
A former Socorro County Sheriff's deputy was honored during the regular Socorro County Commission meeting Oct. 8 for his compassion and help at the scene of an accident that claimed six lives from one family.
A local teacher requested the city's support for a new reading tutor program during the Oct. 7 regular Socorro City Council meeting.
2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the "Free State of Socorro." This was a movement, started by accident, that placed Socorro in the spotlight across the country. For a time, Socorro declared itself a free sovereign territory.
Tech's annual alumni and student homecoming event is Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 17 to 20.
The New Mexico wing of the Civil Air Patrol earned a rating of "Outstanding" — the highest possible rating — from a U.S. Air Force team during a formal evaluation exercise Sept. 13-14.
For what is probably the first year in Socorro Electric Cooperative history, districts that are not electing trustees are holding business meetings. These meetings do have the ability to develop bylaw amendment suggestions to bring before the membership in the next annual meeting.
The first of the Socorro County Electric Cooperative district meetings took place Oct. 5 in Quemado.