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Animal Haven Veterinary Clinic is located across the road on the west side of I 25 just north of the California exist on the way out of town. Their motto is “Caring hands of all creatures great and small”. The facility is run by Dean and Pepita Wilkinson. El Defensor Chieftain visited Dean i…

One weekend a year, in late April, driving down Duggins Lane can be a hazardous experience. Cars line the side of the rural road; people stop to greet others along their way. Destination? The annual Animal Protective Association of Socorro (APAS) yard sale. Volunteers have spent the previous…

In a hotly contested race, former Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Director Barbara Baca defeated Glen Duggins in last week’s Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District election.

Bonner Oates, DDS, was named the Veteran (age 65 and older) Handicap Champion at the New Mexico State Trap Championship conducted the last Sunday in May. A member of the Belen Trap Shooting Club, Oates has been shooting trap for the past 19 years. 

Join Aladdin as he ventures into a swirling sandstorm of famous Arabian Tales from Ali Baba to Scheherazade and even Sinbad the Sailor when the Missoula Children's Theatre and more than 60 local students perform an original musical adaptation of Aladdin.

Finding a suitable replacement for Socorro County Manager Delilah Walsh was the main order of business at the Board of County Commissioners’ bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday. The list of qualified candidates was finalized at a special meeting June 5 at the county annex building.

U.S. Representative Xochitl Torres Small will be in Socorro this Saturday, June 15. The Congresswoman will be hosting her first Congress on Your Corner from 9-10 a.m. at M Mountain Coffee, 110 W. Manzanares Street. This is an opportunity for Socorro and surrounding residents to meet with her…

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of Aladdin on Monday, June 10 at Finley Gym, from 10 a.m. to noon. Those auditioning should arrive at 9:45 a.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsa…

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State News Wire

His message is “Energy to empower New Mexico.” Candidate for U.S. Representative in New Mexico’s second Congressional District, Gavin Clarkson stopped by the Chieftain last Friday. Clarkson, a Republican, is looking to claim the seat to be vacated by Steve Pearce, who is unopposed in his run…

Education, work force training and health care are issues State Sen. Howie Morales is focusing on as the June 5 primary election day approaches.