Charter school principal resigns

Avery Ewing

It was announced during the Monday Socorro Consolidated Schools District meeting that Avery Ewing, former administrator (principal) of Cottonwood Valley Charter School, had resigned after four months in the position.

County tosses old solid waste pay plan

With little to no public resistance to the proposed solid waste ordinance, county officials said, the commission adopted a new way to pay for trash dumping around the county.

Mag school board OKs upgrades

The Magdalena Schools Board of Education is poised to spend over one-half million dollars on equipment, building upgrades and maintenance next spring.

Military study looks at area needs

A sweeping land-use plan involving communities near Department of Defense operations throughout Socorro and neighboring counties is coming to fruition.

DIGGING UP Socorro’s past

Photo by John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain:  Remnants of a stone wall have been found.

Michael Bletzer has a rough job ahead of him. The Albuquerque archaeologist is determined to map the boundaries of the original pueblo over which Socorro was built.

Fire at saw mill burns scrap lumber

Photo courtesy of Magdalena Marshal Larry Cearley:  Wind fueled a scrap lumber fire at a saw mill west of Magdalena Monday afternoon.

Firefighters from three area fire departments responded Monday afternoon to a scrap lumber fire at a saw mill near the Very Large Array, off Highway 52 west of Magdalena.

Rainstorms douse area

Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain: Lightning touches down in Socorro Monday night during one of a handful of storms that hit the area.

Major rains in the last week have exceeded Socorro County's average rainfall in September, causing some road problems from overflowing deluge.

Woman drove while four times over limit

Socorro Police Department officers arrested a woman who was driving while four times over the legal limit of alcohol consumption with three children unseated and without seat belts Aug. 18 near Park Street and Garfield Avenue in Socorro.

Village protests school well

The Magdalena Village Board of Trustees approved a letter from Mayor Diego Montoya to the Office of the State Engineer protesting the Magdalena School District's application for an upgraded water well, in a special meeting last Friday.