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Socorro tennis group hosting weekly events

Those on the hunt for a fun way to spend a weekday morning need look no further than the Socorro Tennis Association. Playing for one hour sessions Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m., the association welcomes anyone in the community no matter what skill level to join them at the Sedillo Park tenn

EL DEFENSOR CHIEFTAIN - 2018-12-16 15:00:00

Weather balloon launched by NM Tech students reaches 80,000 feet

SOCORRO, N.M. (KRQE) - A group of New Mexico Tech students in Socorro successfully launched a weather balloon. Seventeen electrical engineering students sent the balloon up Monday.

KRQE NEWS 13 - 2018-12-15 05:26:00

Finn unveils novel “M” Mountain Outpost

Socorro County becoming the center of a militaristic state is the subject of local writer Mike Finn’s brand new fictional novel “M” Mountain Outpost, available now to purchase on Amazon Books.

EL DEFENSOR CHIEFTAIN - 2018-12-16 14:00:00

Changes to ordinance spell good news for animals

If you’d like to graze your livestock on public thoroughfares in Socorro or hitch your horse to any public or private ornamental fencing, railing, tree or bush … think again. It will be illegal.

EL DEFENSOR CHIEFTAIN - 2018-12-14 14:00:00

And the winner is...

The Middle Rio Grande Film Festival Video Contest kicked off July 15, and ran through Nov. 8th. Contestants were asked to submit YouTube videos of their favorite place to visit, entertainment venues, events and festivals in the Socorro area and the Middle Rio Grande valley.

EL DEFENSOR CHIEFTAIN - 2018-12-13 17:30:00

Striders and Riders bring in toys for children

Approaching Christmas, the Socorro Striders and Riders hosted its annual toys for tots 5K event on Dec. 4. The start and finish line was just north of the town plaza. Runners were asked to donate a wrapped gift as an entrance fee for less fortunate children in the community that were donated to the

EL DEFENSOR CHIEFTAIN - 2018-12-13 17:30:00

Blood drive at Finley Gym

A Socorro Holiday Heroes blood drive is taking place at Finley Gym on Dec.17 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Complementary snacks will be provided for those donating. The process is expected to take less than an hour of your time. All blood given goes directly to citizens here in New Mexico. There will al

EL DEFENSOR CHIEFTAIN - 2018-12-12 20:15:00

These Are The 10 Poorest Cities In New Mexico For 2019

We used science and data to determine which places in New Mexico are basically dead broke. Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the poorest places in New Mexico.

ROADSNACKS.NET - 2018-12-17 23:51:14

Building 'team' was key to lady Warriors success

The Lady Warriors volleyball team experienced a tremendous turnaround in 2018. Coming off of two straight three win seasons, the squad pulled off its first winning season in more than a decade with a 13-11 record and were in the top half of the New Mexico Athletic Association State 3A standings.

EL DEFENSOR CHIEFTAIN - 2018-12-15 14:00:00

Scientists from New Mexico discover and name new dinosaur

A new species of dinosaur was discovered and named by a group of scientists from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque. The bones were found 20-years-ago in Southern Arizona and are a new species of ceratopsid, which is a horned dinosaur.

SLASHGEAR - 2018-12-17 14:37:00

New Mexico reports the first death of the flu season

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico is reporting the first death of this year’s flu season. Officials at the New Mexico Department of Health in Santa Fe said Monday that a woman from Lincoln County has died from the flu.

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-12-17 07:00:00

Mistletoe: The 'tree thief' strikes New Mexico

John Allen, NMSU Extension agriculture agent and program director for Socorro County. Answer: Mistletoe, aka “the kiss of death.” Well, not really. Mistletoes don’t tend to kill their tree hosts, but it is possible, and they certainly can do harm, leaving the host plants more vulnerable to other str

LAS CRUCES SUN-NEWS - 2018-12-16 09:07:00

All Aboard New Mexico’s Spectacular Christmas Train For A Magical Holiday Experience

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and this Christmas train in Roswell isn’t just New Mexico’s most enchanting train ride, it’s an entire Christmas experience for the whole family. Every fifteen minutes this electric train leaves the station where you’ll head to St. Nicholas Station and exper

ONLYINYOURSTATE - 2018-12-17 07:00:00

Bah, humbug! Texas, New Mexico get low ratings for Christmas spirit

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - Christmas spirit is relatively fa-la-la-la-LOW in Texas and New Mexico, a recent study suggests. Internet company CenturyLink analyzed the number of Christmas tree farms per capita, charitable giving, and holiday-related Google searches, music streaming, and tweets from all 5

EL PASO NEWS - 2018-12-16 20:22:00

Ruling in Mass. opioid treatment case could affect New Mexico

A federal judge’s decision enforcing opioid addiction treatment in a Massachusetts jail has proponents excited about a potential ripple effect in New Mexico. The ruling stems from the case of Geoffrey Pesce, 32, whose addiction to opioids cost him his job, his parental rights and more, according to

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-12-16 05:25:00

Scientists in New Mexico reveal new dinosaur species

Paleontologists from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque recently determined that bones of a dinosaur found about 20 years ago in southern Arizona represent a new species of the animal — known as a ceratopsid, or horned dinosaur — that walked the earth 73 million year

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-12-16 05:30:00

International Manufacturer Selects New Mexico

CHURCH ROCK ― Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that the Korean nitrile glove manufacturing company, Rhino Health, will expand to Church Rock on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation and create up to 350 new jobs.

LADAILYPOST.COM - 2018-12-15 14:48:00

'Roswell, New Mexico': Everything you need to know about the 'Roswell' reboot

After the aliens graduated from high school in 2002, they fled the town along with their human allies in order to seek refuge from the constant threat by the government. Almost a decade and a half later, the Roswell teens are returning, but this time we will not see the cast who had introduced us to

MEAWW.COM - 2018-12-15 14:20:00

Governor-Elect Of New Mexico Begins Appointments, Man Faces Felonies In Human Trafficking Case

Governor-Elect Of New Mexico Begins Appointments – Associated Press. Democratic New Mexico Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed Cabinet secretaries at three major agencies that oversee state finances, Medicaid and subsidized nutrition programs, and the regulation of energy and mining indu

KUNM.ORG - 2018-12-15 14:05:51

Commissioners briefed on Socorro school buildings

Socorro Consolidated School District Superintendent Ron Hendrix updated the Socorro County Commission on proposed uses for two of the district’s school buildings during the commissioner meeting last week.

EL DEFENSOR CHIEFTAIN - 2018-12-08 14:00:00