Articles for the ‘News’ Category

Magdalena clinic gets new practitioner


After being without a permanent medical provider for 12 weeks, the clinic in Magdalena finally has a new Family Nurse Practitioner. Presbyterian Medical Services (PMS) welcomes April Dobroth as the new Medical Director for PMS – Magdalena Area Health Center.

NMDOT offers winter weather driving tips

The District One office for the New Mexico Department of Transportation and local law enforcement offices are monitoring roadways as weather conditions change through the winter months.

Strange galaxy perplexes astronomers

With the help of citizen scientists, a team of astronomers has found an important new example of a very rare type of galaxy that may yield valuable insight on how galaxies developed in the early Universe. The new discovery technique promises to give astronomers many more examples of this important and mysterious type of galaxy.

Refuge seeks bids from farmers


To be a five-year tenant of the agricultural land at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, producers must ensure an annual supply of 1.5 million pounds of non-genetically-modified-organism (GMO) corn.

Co-op insurance policy in question

The Socorro Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees has been notified that its insurance company, Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange, is reviewing its association with the cooperative – specifically its Directors Officers & Managers Liability and Indemnification policy (DOM) – unless actions are taken to rectify accusations of discrimination by a trustee.

Accident sends one to hospital

Northbound lanes of California Street between Abyeta and Manzanares avenues were closed after two vehicles collided into each other around 10 a.m. last Friday.

Nepotism ordinance amendments passed

Cousins of county officials elected to office, who have worked for Socorro County for at least a year, are now exempt from the supervisory nepotism clause of the personnel policy, after officials voted to amend it Tuesday.

Bar counts dollar decorations

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain: Janice Argabright and Patrick Zamora begin the happy task of removing a year’s worth of bills from the walls of the Owl Bar and Café last week.

For the past 14 years, Rowena Baca and her crew at the Owl Bar and Café have kept up the time-honored practice of bringing down the dollar bills.

Magdalena greenhouse gets kids growing produce

Courtesy photo: Magdalena High School students get an education in agronomy, and at the same time  harvest produce for the school cafeteria salad bar.

High school students in Magdalena are learning how to grow food, thanks to a program instituted in February by Superintendent Mike Chambers, working in concert with Deb Ingersoll of Green Girl LLC, which grows and sells certified organic produce in Magdalena.