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Structure fire burns near I-25 in Socorro

SOCORRO, N.M. (KRQE) - A large fire burned down one home in Socorro and burned through several vacant mobile homes.Fire officials say the fire started in a pile of trash in an old mobile home park.It spread to about seven acres and burned through nearly everything on the lot.At one point, the fire j

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Firefighters fight blaze in north Socorro

Emergency personnel have responded to a fire in north Socorro this afternoon.The fire is on the North Frontage Road north of El Sombrero. Law enforcement officers have blocked off the road to allow firefighters to fight the fire.More information will be posted when it becomes available.

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City of Socorro road, lights projects move forward

“We’ve been getting $350,000-$400,000 at a time,” Bhasker said in response to a question about grant funding from Councilor Mary Ann Chavez-Lopez. “We’ve been doing curb, gutter and getting rid of the bar ditch. We’re moving ahead with that project.”

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Congratulations on the 12-year journey

In taking that kind of job, he established a pretty good work ethic. He also picked up basic skills that would serve him well when he applied for a better job, which he did.

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Another power outage scheduled Saturday

NOTICE to SEC Members: There will be a one (1) hour outage starting at 3:00 A.M. ending at 4:00 A.M. on Saturday morning, May, 19, 2018. The following service areas that will be affected by the one hour outage are: Alamo, Beaverhead, Dusty, Village of Magdalena, US 60 and Road 107 to I-25, Datil and

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Teachers helping to change narrative

Socorro High School teachers Jared Marquez, Dana Etscorn, Joni Mauldin, Janice Armijo and Belinda Sandoval are all graduates of the school.Scott Turner | El Defensor Chieftain

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Dreams of the Class of 2018

Martin Fuchs, McKenna Gonzales, Leanne Starks, Carlissa Zamora, Katie Brown, Katya Makhnina, Levi Elders, Kendrick Simmons, Devin Tenorio and James Kracke will be among more than 100 Socorro graduates tomorrow.Scott Turner |El Defensor Chieftain

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Two men indicted for Belen shooting

Two Rio Communities men have been indicted by a Valencia County grand jury on attempted murder for a shooting in Belen last month.Trenton Simpson, 42, and Charles Ruble, 19, were both indicted last week on a slew of charges, including attempted murder, a first-degree felony; shooting at or from a mo

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Ernie Pyle exhibit at Socorro Public Library

A special event is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, at 11 a.m. featuring light refreshments and conversation with historians and editors of Ernie Pyle: Tributes to America’s Best Loved Newspaper Columnist, Baldwin G. Burr and Richard Melzer.

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Magdalena senior named Presidential Scholar

The Department of Education announced on May 8 that Magdalena High School senior Jorrell Mirabal has been named a 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholar; one of two selected from New Mexico. According to a release from the Department of Education, Mirabal is one of the 161 outstanding American high school s

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Magdalena educators, students look back

The school year at Magdalena got off to a fresh start in August with a new superintendent, Glenn Haven. With a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Haven came to Magdalena from Cibicue, Arizona.

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Group wants Belen to remove star from flag

The flag, which was designed by volunteer Jim Rende and Councilor Frank Ortega, was presented to the city council two years ago. Since then, the flag has been flying at several locations. It wasn’t until last week that the city council unanimously officially approved it.

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Cottonwood seeks to increase enrollment

In addition to students leaving the district, parents making the decision to home-school their children also factors into the drop of enrollment in the district, school officials said at the meeting.

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Socorro falls in first round

The Colts, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, advance to the quarterfinal round of the state tournament, where they will face St. Michael’s at 1 p.m. Thursday. The game will be played at Rio Rancho High School.

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Changes come to animal shelter

“Those three things, if we can get that back on track, we’ll be good,” Bhasker said at Monday’s City Council Meeting.

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A derby ain’t just a horse race

They say there’s nothing that makes a person feel more foolish than chasing after their hat blown off in the wind. You run and run, finally slamming your foot down on it to pick it up. But it isn't a hat anymore. It’s changed into something else, something symbolic; a conquest, bringing out my inner

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Wildland fire season is heating up

Although the fire season in our corner of New Mexico is, for all practical purposes year-round, the hotter, dryer months pose a significant problem and at least one minor wildland fire has already cropped up in the county.

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Art is thriving in Magdalena

Highlights last Saturday included a live performance by Nina Tolentino at Warehouse 1-10, as well as the opening of the collective art space Atelier Studio 605 in the former Alamo hardware location, and the debut of High Desert Gallery in the former Evett’s location.

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Rail Runner eyes "midlife" repairs for train engines

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The Rail Runner's been moving for more than a decade, and now operations crews are looking to target some critical maintenance to keep the service running into the future.

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Belen confirms official city flag featuring Star of Bethlehem

BELEN, NM (KRQE) - The city of Belen, which has already had a fight over the line between church and state with its nativity scene, could have another fight on its hands now that it has officially put a religious symbol on its flag.

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