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Calendar of Events (02/27/14)

UPCOMING Health Kids, Socorro County is hosting a Stakeholders’ Potluck from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today, Feb. 27, at Cottonwood Valley Charter School. Space is limited. To RSVP, contact Cynthia…[Read more]

FFA donates computer-designed sign to the city

Karen Bailey-Bowman — El Defensor Chieftain:  Socorro High School senior and Future Farmers of America member Greg Stover demonstrates how he uses the school’s Plasma Cam machine to fabricate decorative metal objects. A sign he created was donated to the city’s softball field at Sedillo Park last week.

As a part of the high school FFA's community partnership with the city of Socorro, FFA member and Socorro High School senior Greg Stover designed and fabricated a decorative sheet-metal sign for Sedillo City Park's softball field. The sign was installed last week.

SHS team top public school in Science Olympiad

Socorro High School's Science Olympiad team snagged third place overall in the high school division at the state competition at New Mexico Tech this weekend, topping all the state's public school competitors. Albuquerque Home Schoolers and Albuquerque Academy took first and second places, respectively. The winning team travels to Orlando, Florida, for the national competition in May.

Calendar of Events (02/20/14)

UPCOMING Healthy Kids, Socorro County is hosting a Stakeholders’ Potluck from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Cottonwood Valley Charter School. Space is limited. To RSVP, contact Cynthia…[Read more]

Public forum — today

Incumbent Mayor Ravi Bhasker and challenger City Councilor Michael Olguin, Jr., will answer voters' questions from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today, Feb. 20, at the Socorro County Annex, 198 Neel Ave. Light refreshments will be served.

Biggest Loser contest encourages community to get healthy

Karen Bailey-Bowman — El Defensor Chieftain:  Magdalena Biggest Loser challengers must weigh in once a week with contest organizer Alice Lawton. Pictured, Charity Ann Jacobs waits while Lawton resets the scale. Jacobs’ four pound loss won the Biggest Loser weekly contest; she received a hand-made ceramic painting donated by local artist Karen Waggoner.

Magdalena-area residents can now join a grass-roots "Biggest Loser" contest. The top loser will get a lot less than the $250,000 Rachel Fredrickson did, the controversial winner on the popular NBC show. On the other hand, Magdaleneans won't have to travel to California or even Socorro for personal coaching and healthy foods, according to organizer Alice Lawton.

Organization to offer free tax help in March

Now that everyone should have received their W-2s and other income documentation, it's time to start planning for that great American tradition of filing out income tax forms. The task can be made a little easier this year, thanks to a program new to Socorro.

Magdalena water team disbanded by Village Board

In front of a full house Tuesday night, the Magdalena Village Board of Trustees, in a 2-1 vote, disbanded the Magdalena Water Team – the committee that was formed in January to help the board make decisions on water system plans. Mayor Sandy Julian said since the New Mexico Rural Water Association provides the same service, the local volunteer water committee was not needed.