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Tech Pygmies fall in El Paso

Photo courtesy of Dave Wheelock: UTEP back D.J. Forbes tries to elude the tackle of New Mexico Tech Rugby Club’s Ben Turner Saturday. Scrambling at right is halfback Brian Arko, while fullback Darien Williams (No. 15) prepares to assist. The Miners beat the Pygmies 39-22 in El Paso.

Carrying just one substitute player, 16 New Mexico Tech Pygmies fulfilled their travel obligation to the University of Texas at El Paso Saturday, but their version of "ironman rugby" fell short in a 39-22 defeat. In a contest between a superior forward pack (NMT) and an ascendant backline (UTEP), the backs carried the day for the Miners, avenging a 28-27 loss in Socorro on Sept. 13.

Letters to the Editor (02/26/15)

The letter from Socorro Electric Cooperative President Anne Dorough in the Feb. 19 El Defensor Chieftain was long on self-serving rhetoric but short on facts. I would like to point out a few surprises hidden in just the first section of this document.

Celtic band Lúnasa’s only NM stop at Tech

Photo courtesy of PAS: Celtic band Lúnasa to will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 5 at Tech’s Macey Center.

Following successful summer performances at three of the biggest music festivals in the world is the highly acclaimed Celtic band Lúnasa, scheduled to appear at New Mexico Tech's Macey Center at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, in a Performing Arts Series (PAS) event.

Truck ordinance denied amid concerns

What Socorro County administration viewed as a way to recoup damages to roads from major projects was met with backlash from local business owners who use large trucks for business.

Some Socorro parents refuse PARCC test

Across the United States, some parents in states where the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test has been implemented have chosen to remove their child or children from taking the standardized exam.

Man arrested in Socorro part of large cocaine ring

Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain: New Mexico State Police blocked off about a quarter-mile of N.M. Highway 1 Feb. 18 during a tactical team response to a report of a man holding a woman against her will.

Officers arrested Joseph L. Padilla, a.k.a. Joseph Montano, 33, Feb. 17 in Socorro by way of a federal warrant in regard to conspiracy to abet trafficking 18.7 pounds, 8.5 kilograms, of cocaine into New Mexico, according to U.S. District Court documents inspected by El Defensor Chieftain.