Letters not for eminent domain

Letters to property owners in the Socorro area in regard to right-of-way negotiations from SunZia on Sept. 10, 2014 and Feb. 19 stated SunZia is currently looking to obtain rights to federal and state lands in order to build a transmission line.

Tech to host science fair Saturday

For the 63rd year, New Mexico Tech will again host the New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair this Saturday. Director Rose Baca said over 800 students from the six state regionals will be converging on the campus Saturday morning.

Tech club takes Bataan hike at White Sands

The annual Bataan Memorial Death March took place March 22 at White Sands Missile Range to honor of the service members who were responsible for the defense of the islands of Luzon, Corregidor and the harbor defense forts of The Philippines.

Tech grad returns to Socorro for new career

Eric Heinz — El Defensor: Chieftain Melody Rattanapote, a doctor of physical therapy, has started her first month at Socorro General Hospital’s rehabilitation services.

Melody Rattanapote, a graduate of New Mexico Tech's chemical engineering department, has just joined Socorro General Hospital's rehabilitation services division, but it wasn't until she tested her degree that she found her true passion.

Co-op members to cast vote on proposed bylaws

In approximately five weeks the owner/members of the Socorro Electric Cooperative – that is, everyone who receives an electric bill – will have a chance to make sweeping changes to the governance of the co-op.

Legendary Tech professor dies

Photo courtesy of New Mexico Tech: Robert Cormack was the longest-serving, full-time Tech faculty member.

Robert Cormack – the longest-serving, full-time member of the faculty at New Mexico Tech –Passed away last Saturday, March 14. A professor of psychology at Tech since 1968, Cormack retired recently and was granted emeritus status by the Board of Regents on Friday, the day before he died.

Everyone’s Irish at Sedillo Park this Saturday

Every year, the Irish and Irish-at-heart honor the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, on the day he was said to have died, March 17, 460. The Tourism Department of the City of Socorro maintains that even if one wasn't from Ireland they can still be Irish for one day.