Governor visits Socorro

Scott Turner — El Defensor: Chieftain New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez announces Solaro Energy’s expansion during a press conference Monday at New Mexico Tech.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez credits an improved business environment for Solaro Energy’s fourth expansion since moving to Socorro in 2012. “We are extremely grateful for your investment,” Martinez told…[Read more]

Summer program invests in youth

Scott Turner — El Defensor Chieftain: Savannah Rivera works at the front desk of the Socorro County Chamber of Commerce.

Savannah Rivera believes she’s learning skills this summer that will serve her well when studying to be a psychiatrist at Adams State in Alamosa, Colorado. “I’m really learning how to…[Read more]