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No injuries reported in small structure fire

Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain: Fire crews responded to a report of a fire between College Avenue and Bullock Tuesday night.

A small structure fire that was reported about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at 912 Bee Court, between College Avenue and Bullock by Sedillo Park in Socorro, was contained within an hour. According to officials on scene, no injuries have been reported at this time.

Program aids in child development

Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain: Giovanni Valadez, 2, participates in the Casa Alegre practices with her parents, Alex and Mary, and specialists Chiara Lisata and Deb Card Tuesday at Presbyterian Medical Services.

From the moment of birth, a child's mind is flexible and adaptive to its surroundings, which means it's the first three years of life that are the most cerebrally configuring.

Calendar of Events (8/28/14)

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Montoya defends water stance

In the form of an open letter to the Board of Education and superintendent Mike Chambers, Magdalena Mayor Diego Montoya explained his position to the Board of Trustees Monday night for not agreeing to support the school's plan to generate its own water supply.

Tech named one of 10 best

Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain: Tech students enjoy a bike ride on campus.

New Mexico Tech has been named one of the top ten best engineering colleges in the nation, according to a USA Today study.

City to take over armory building

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain: The City of Socorro hopes to incorporate the old armory building on Highway 60 into the new rodeo facility.

The old armory building which has stood vacant for the last five years has been given a new lease on life, thanks to the efforts of Peter Romero, Rep. Don Tripp and the New Mexico National Guard's Brig. Gen. Andrew Salas.

School begins composite classroom program

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain: Eight Parkview Elementary School teachers went through a week of advanced training sessions for the new SPARK2 program which is being implemented last week for 160 students. Front row, from left, Audrey Pino. Karen Earwood, Autumn Haworth and Jody Lee-Chaddle, back row from left, Lupita Vallejos, consultant Brian Stone, consultant Sandra Stone, Jill Bratton and Stephanie O’Toole. Not pictured is Beth Reeves.

Eight teachers at Parkview Elementary School are taking on a new concept in education, in which select students aged five, six and seven, those who would attend kindergarten through second grade, remain in the same classroom with the same teacher for the first three years of their education.

Authorities arrest three for stabbings

Courtesy photo: Melissa Leyba was stabbed multiple times Aug. 7 in Datil in Catron County.

Two Catron County men and a 17-year-old male juvenile were arrested Aug. 7 in Datil for the alleged stabbings of Eda Farr-Lee and Melissa Leyba, a Catron County Sheriff's press release stated.

Church renovations complete

File photo: Adobe bricks in the church’s wall had turned to mud.

His goal was to have the church ready for its 400th anniversary next month, and with the support and work of parishioners and the donation to $1.1 million from The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, that goal has been met.