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Tech captures rugby championship

Photo courtesy of William D. Colburn: First-year player Tanner Graham, of Alamogordo, advances the ball for New Mexico Tech during his team’s 6-0 upset of the UNM Lobos. Tech won the Rio Grande Rugby championship tournament in Socorro Saturday.

The New Mexico Tech Rugby Club defied the odds – and 75 percent of recent history – to become 2014-2015 collegiate champions of the Rio Grande Rugby Union in Socorro on Saturday.

Military training slated for Cibola

In cooperation with the Cibola National Forest, the U.S. Air Force Pararescue School will be conducting military training tactics exercises today, April 9 through Thursday, April 16 in the area north of Magdalena off of Forest Service Road 354 on the Magdalena Ranger District. The general schedule of maneuvers is four classes; six days in duration with approximately 29 students in each class.