Gathering place

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain The farmers John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain: The farmers market in Socorro is on the Plaza on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Every Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning, the Plaza is the gathering place for those wanting to enhance their grocery shopping with locally grown produce. Nick Keller, president of the Socorro…[Read more]

County approves raises

Socorro County employees will receive at least a 3 percent pay increase under a plan approved by the Board of Commissioners last week. Lower wage employees will receive up to…[Read more]

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]