Author Archive

Lovin’ Life: Looking for mister rebar


You never know what you're going to find by looking down on the ground in New Mexico. When the wind blows things seem to magically appear under one's feet. Whether from being blown in from Arizona or rising up out of the dirt, it's magical.

Grant to support PAS Scrap Arts performance


The Performing Arts Series at New Mexico Tech is one of just a few organizations to receive the 2015 National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America grant. That award of $10,000 allows the Performing Arts Series to support a concert and outreach activities with Scrap Arts Music, from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Job fair attracts 106 people

Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain: Austin DeHart, who expects to graduate soon from New Mexico Tech with a bachelor’s degree in physics, examines some of the material provided during the Socorro Job Fair Tuesday at Finley Gym.

People seeking work in Socorro County have had help from constituents. Now local officials are looking to partner their efforts with local employers.

Bosque duck tests positive for avian flu

A lone bird at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge has tested positive for a highly pathogenic avian influenza strain that affects wild and domestic fowl, but is not known to be harmful to humans, officials announced.

NMSBA names award winners

New Mexico's Boards of Education announced the selection of 78 deserving individuals to receive the New Mexico School Boards Association 2015 Excellence for Student Achievement Award.

Lawsuit won’t delay San Acacia levee construction

A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in February by WildEarth Guardians in regard to endangered species in areas where the San Acacia Levee is being constructed will not slow the construction of the project, officials said.

Two arrested in shooting case

Patrick Torres, 24 or 25, was arrested March 24 in connection to felony charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Torres was arrested in conjunction with Koshman Alvarado-Carson, 23 or 24, who was reported to be with Torres at the time of the incident. Alvarado-Carson was arrested for multiple charges of felony assault and battery as well as fleeing a peace officer and possession of meth or another narcotic with the intent to distribute.

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.