Articles for the ‘News’ Category

EPA completes first phase of testing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed the first phase of testing for contamination of areas near the former Eagle Picher Carefree Batteries site north of Socorro. “We’ve just finished…[Read more]

Magdalena chooses superintendent

After a lengthy interview process the Magdalena School Board has chosen Vannetta Perry to replace Mike Chambers as Superintendent of Magdalena Municipal Schools. Perry was chosen Monday over three other…[Read more]

County finishes with a deficit

Socorro County finished the fiscal year with a $344,000 deficit. The Socorro County Board of Commissioners went over the 2015 fiscal year budget at its meeting Tuesday. Socorro County Manager…[Read more]

SEC members to elect new trustees

The Socorro Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees met in regular session last week. The coming annual membership meeting on Saturday, August 22, was discussed. Attorney Bruce Wiggins gave the Credentials…[Read more]

Gathering place

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain The farmers John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain: The farmers market in Socorro is on the Plaza on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Every Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning, the Plaza is the gathering place for those wanting to enhance their grocery shopping with locally grown produce. Nick Keller, president of the Socorro…[Read more]