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Rezoning request in south part of town opposed

Richardson Development Company, owned by Socorro County resident Kathy Richardson, has requested the area near Highland Estates be rezoned from R-3 to R-4. The property is off High School Road and Park Street.

EL DEFENSOR CHIEFTAIN - 2018-08-17 11:00:00

Celebrities shoot it out for charity

Commissioner Rey Martinez said, “This is my first time competing. I saw it in the paper and said why not. There’s people in need, so anything I can do to help. No matter who wins, the money is going to a good place.”

EL DEFENSOR CHIEFTAIN - 2018-08-16 14:00:00

Montoya hired as Tech alumni relations manager

“The whole idea is to build relationships and opportunities for university alumni, assist with event planning, direct social media efforts, and develop new programs,” she said. “We’ll involve current students, as well.”

EL DEFENSOR CHIEFTAIN - 2018-08-17 16:30:00

Perez Fighting Systems makes an impact in Belen

Gene Perez, left, Derek Perez, center, and Eduardo Silva, right, pose at Perez Fighting Systems in Belen. The Perez brothers both run their business in addition to training for their professional fights in MMA and boxing.Dustan Copeland | News-Bulletin photo

NEWS-BULLETIN - 2018-08-16 02:00:00

State Police say missing man may be heading to Belen

Gary Bordere, 64, is a black man who stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 125 pounds and has black hair with brown eyes, according to police. He was last seen somewhere on the 700 block of Iron Avenue Tuesday.Police say he was wearing blue jeans, a blue sweater with green lines, a hat and tennis shoe


Book published about history of Our Lady of Belen Church

BELEN—It’s a slim book, with 65 pages, including the appendices, but a new publication by an Albuquerque archivist with deep ties to Belen recounts the history and roots of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church in the little town.Samuel Sisneros, the archivist for the Center for Southwest Research and S

NEWS-BULLETIN - 2018-08-16 02:00:00

Bosque Farms Village Council to act on ICIP on Thursday

After the hearing, the council settled on its top projects in priority order — a second wastewater treatment clarifyer and sludge processor, an addition to the kitchen at the community center, road construction, expansion of the senior citizen’s community meal site, an arsenic removal system, constr

NEWS-BULLETIN - 2018-08-16 02:00:00

Shootout at the Rodeo Complex

“We shooters are so appreciative of what Socorro has done building their great rodeo facility,” said Socorro Match Director Robert Barnard. “For my money, it’s the best rodeo facility in the southwest.”


Belen council to consider alley ordinance

BELEN — A proposed alleyway ordinance would give property owners the opportunity to close alleys in the Hub City.The ordinance, which has yet to be approved by the city council, would allow residents to petition the city of Belen to close the alleyways.The city council, which discussed the ordinance

NEWS-BULLETIN - 2018-08-16 02:00:00

You know you’re from here if…

Since moving away from big city life 15 years ago, our trips to Albuquerque are few and far between, and we go only when there’s a mission to complete, like seeing my doc at the VA or picking up my wife from a seminar she attended; the reason for a trip last


Haven, Clark, ready for new school year in Magdalena

With the new school semester right around the corner – classes start Monday – the top two administrators at Magdalena Schools, Superintendent Glen Haven and Principal Leslie Clark, have spent the summer getting ready.


Local clothing drive helps with back-to-school shopping

Volunteer Carolyn Serafin-Abeyta, left, and organizer Candice Flores, right, sort through clothes donated for the Clothes for Kids drive on Sunday morning.Clara Garcia | News-Bulletin photo

NEWS-BULLETIN - 2018-08-16 02:00:00

Q&A with Superintendent Ron Hendrix

Answer: I think everything is set for us to have an excellent year. We were worried about being able to find enough teachers, but through personal connections (through himself and Assistant Superintendent Denise Cannon) nine teachers came to work for us this summer. The principals just beat the bush


County changing food service at senior centers

Summit Food Services, which also supplies meals to the Socorro County Detention Center, has been approved by the commission to move forward with Summit providing food to the various senior centers.


Official: Deny SunZia request

SunZia has the option of submitting a new application addressing the concerns set forth in the hearing examiner’s recommended decision. SunZia could also, if it chooses to do so, submit a new application requesting a new route, Bogatko said.


Socorro General providing hospice care at Good Samaritan

A team of Socorro General Hospital staff, including nurses, social workers, therapists and certified nursing assistants receives referrals for hospice care and is available seven days a week at Good Samaritan. “At Good Samaritan, we are here to provide comfort and meet our resident’s needs, and we s


Challenge for young, old

The City of Socorro, with the help of New Mexico Tech, Striders and Riders, and a host of community sponsors, hosted the annual Chile Harvest Triathlon for both youth and adults. The kids competed last Friday, with the adults going at it Saturday.


APR’s drilling permit denied

Opponents of the attempt by Augustin Plains Ranch LLC (APR) to mine water from the large aquifer beneath the San Agustin Plains scored a victory of sorts this week, following the release of a report by the Office of the State Engineer’s Hearing Officer, which recommends the denial of the permit.


Our Socorro Family Needs Your Help

However, not everyone in Socorro has a family or the resources in their family to be able to go to John Brooks when they need, or to the farmer’s market.


Belen considers ordinance allowing neighbors to gate alleyways

BELEN, NM (KRQE) - If you go down to Belen, you'll notice the city is full of alleyways; but after complaints from residents claiming those alleyways are a magnet for crime and trash, the city wants to do something about it.