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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.

Bosslift offers employers look at National Guard

Photo by John Larson - El Defensor Chieftain: County Commissioner Martha Salas briefs attendees and introduces the pilot and crew of the Blackhawk helicopter as part of the ESGR Bosslift in Belen last Friday

More than 60 business and governmental representatives gathered last Friday for an event called BossLift, hosted by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve at the National Guard Armory in Belen, home of the 515th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.

Calendar of Events (07/10/14)

LIVE MUSIC kNights Song Circle at the Cap, Thursday Mariam Funke at the Bodega, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday Suavecito at the Magdalena Old Timers Reunion 9 p.m. Friday Live…[Read more]

Former county employee files lawsuit

Luke Dienlen, a former Socorro County roads department mechanic, has filed a lawsuit against the department and the Board of County Commissioners that accuses his superiors of retaliating against him after he states working conditions were unsafe and not up to standards.