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The Blotter (02/13/14)

Jan. 1 • A woman was arrested at 7 a.m. following the report of the theft of a charger cord and liquor from a vehicle in the 800 block of…[Read more]

Calendar of events (02/13/14)

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS: El Camino Real International Heritage Center, Exit 115 off Interstate 25, has free admission for New Mexico seniors 60 and older on Wednesdays. Sundays all New Mexico…[Read more]

Commission honors retiring fire chief

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain: Tony Ortega receives a plaque of appreciation for his 35 years as Chief of the Veguita Fire Department at the Feb. 11 meeting of the Socorro County Commission. Pictured from left, Pauline Jaramillo, Ortega, Philip Anaya and Danny Monette.

Retiring Veguita Fire Chief Tony Ortega was honored at the Tuesday, Feb. 11, County Commission meeting. In giving him an inscribed plaque, Commission Chair Danny Monette said that for over 35 years, Ortega has been a valuable asset to the public safety of Veguita and northern Socorro County.

Two Socorro Science Olympiad teams make their way to state

Courtesy photo:  The Socorro High School Science Olympiad team, took first in the regional competition and will be competing in the state-level competition Feb. 22 at New Mexico Tech.

Socorro High School's Science Olympiad team made the trek down to Silver City where they competed, and placed first overall, against more than a dozen other schools in the southwest regional tournament on Jan. 25. Sarracino Middle School's team was not far behind, nabbing sixth place.

Poet to sign new book

Socorro-area poet Barbara DuBois has published her fourth book, “Ruminations: A Reflection on a Long Life,” and will hold a signing at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, on the second…[Read more]

Calendar of Events 02/06/14

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS: Socorro municipal election absentee ballot applications must be filled out and received at the city clerk’s office, 111 School of Mines Road, by 5 p.m. Feb. 28. …[Read more]

Bosque work east of Socorro to begin

Starting in February, forestry division inmate crews from Los Lunas will be working on the "ribbon" east of town — the forested area between the low flow channel and the drain on the west side of the river.

Everybody’s an artist this weekend

No one is too young or old to create works of art. Everyone — kids, parents, grandparents, cousins, uncles, aunts, and friends and neighbors — is invited to this year's Community Arts Party, Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the City of Socorro's Finley Gym.

Socorro tightens up on pet leash laws

Several more pet leash law signs were posted in January around the Tech campus area as a result of numerous complaints and one dog attack incident, according to Campus Police Chief George Murillo, Jr.

Tech gets AAUW grant

The American Association of University Women announced last week that New Mexico Tech along with 10 other schools will receive a total of $45,000 in grants for campus projects.