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Mag continues trustee search

The Magdalena Village Board has been short one trustee since Mayor Diego Montoya announced the resignation of Barbara Baca five weeks ago.

Former music teacher takes helm at Cottonwood


Cottonwood Valley Charter School's new principal Dr. Avery Ewing has taught music and science to elementary and middle school students in the Nashville area for the past nine years, acted as a principal-designee at a large urban public school for four of those years, took a year "off" to serve as a program manager for the local symphony orchestra and earned both a master and doctor of education degrees, the latter 1,000 miles away from Tennessee at the prestigious Northeastern University in Boson.

Socorro Schools focus on positives

Socorro Consolidated Schools' overall success isn't reflected in the grades recently released by the Public Education Department (PED), according to Superintendent Randall Earwood.

Calendar of Events (07/24/14)

kNights Song Circle at the Cap, Thursday Stasia and Mariam at the Bodega, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday The Mose McCormack Band at the Cap, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m….[Read more]

Mayor wants to see co-op quorum

Socorro City Council echoed its position from a month ago in the ongoing effort to sever its franchise agreement with Socorro Electric Cooperative by unanimously approving an additional resolution Monday, citing alleged breaches of "principles" of the co-op's functionality.


Photo by John Larson - El Defensor Chieftain:  Brandishing their shootin’ irons and using only their aliases are, from left,  “Saddle Tramp,” “Half-A-Hand Henri,” “Tall Ted,” “The Tascosa Kid,” “Rock Stacker” and “Brushy Bill.” Kneeling is “More-Or-Les.”

Three miles west of Magdalena the old west comes alive for two Saturdays every month when members of the Trail Drivers Cowboy Action Shooting Club get together to practice their skills at a mock-up of a typical western town of the late 1800s.

Kase on case for 43 years

John Larson - El Defensor Chieftain: Retired District Court judge Edmund “Ted” Kase III relaxes at home, making plans to go fishing in Canada for a couple of weeks, but more importantly spending more time with his grandchildren.

Vacations aside, it's been a long time since Edmund "Ted" Kase III did not have to go down to the courthouse on Monday morning — 43 years to be exact.

Commission to tackle district vacancy

With Edmund Kase III retiring Friday, the appointment of the the Seventh Judicial District court judge is now in the the hands of some of New Mexico's highest legal powers.

Calendar of Events (07/17/14)

LIVE MUSIC kNights Song Circle at the Cap, Thursday Jen Exten at the Bodega, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday Deltaphonics at the Cap, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday Live…[Read more]

City may lease excess water

In a time of "severe" and "extreme" drought, according to the National Drought Mitigatino Center, the city of Socorro actually is swimming in its own surplus water rights.

$1 million awarded to parent of child in fatal 2006 accident

It's been almost eight years since Annine Gabaldon lost her son in a car-to-pedestrian accident, but in October she was granted $1 million in combined restitution when a judge ordered the defendants he found responsible for wrongful death and failure to provide aid to do so.