Two die in San Acacia fire

A New Mexico State Police officer crosses the grounds of a structure fire while communicating to officials Wednesday in San Acacia.

Emergency and firefighting units from three fire departments – Midway, Abeytas and Socorro – responded last Wednesday to a structure fire in San Acacia. The remains of two unidentified individuals…[Read more]

Tripp elected N.M. Speaker of the House

Eddie Moore — Albuquerque Journal: Don Tripp, left, R-Socorro, is sworn in as Speaker of the House by Secretary of State Dianna Duran in Santa Fe on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Although State Rep. Don Tripp, R-Socorro, was expected to be elected as the next New Mexico Speaker of the House, he narrowly edged Rep. Luciano "Lucky Varlea" 37-32 by the House constituents on Tuesday.

Monette Ford closes doors

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain: Socorro’s only new car dealership called it a day last week.

In business since 1963, Monette Ford closed its showroom and doors last week. The action was necessitated due to the economic climate, according to Danny Monette.