County passes budget

Socorro County will be venturing into a little bit of the unknown entering the 2016 fiscal year. The county will be shifting inmates into the new detention center at Enterprise…[Read more]

Community College offers new classes

New Mexico Tech’s Community College course catalogue is out for the fall semester. Director Lillian Armijo said this year’s course list has numerous classes that should interest Socorro residents. She…[Read more]

Taking a bite out of crime

John Larson - El Defensor Chieftain: Deputy Rebecca Gonzales demonstrates how TK, a four-year-old Dutch Shepherd, can locate a lost article.

The Socorro County Sheriff’s Office has a new deputy on staff, so to speak. One with a collar. His name is TK, a four year-old Dutch Shepherd, and Deputy Rebecca…[Read more]

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]