SEC appoints Latasa

The Socorro Electric Cooperative Board unanimously appointed Eileen Latasa as the new trustee for District 2 at their board meeting Jan. 31. “The board felt that Mrs. Latasa was the best fit for the board, and she will be sworn...

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City food truck discussion boils over

A discussion on food trucks got attention of the public and dominated the City of Socorro’s Dec. 18 meeting. The meeting kicked off with, Socorro City councilor Deborah Dean making a statement in which she recused herself from...

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Chieftain staff wins 15 NMPA awards

Socorro’s El Defensor Chieftain came away from the New Mexico Press Association’s 2023 Better Newspaper Contest in Albuquerque with 15 awards on Oct. 28, including recognition for first places in breaking news, sports coverage,...

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