A Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway employee was killed in Socorro on Oct. 17 when a BNSF train traveling southbound at 46 miles per hour collided with a backhoe working on the train tracks.
A team composed of New Mexico Tech graduates survived a stern test from the current student team in the 49ers Black and Blue rugby match Friday evening, coming from behind to win a 39-36 thriller.
Tech's annual alumni and student homecoming event is Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 17 to 20.
The New Mexico wing of the Civil Air Patrol earned a rating of "Outstanding" — the highest possible rating — from a U.S. Air Force team during a formal evaluation exercise Sept. 13-14.
The Lady Warriors volleyball match against Silver City on Oct. 22 will be a "Dig Pink" fundraiser to benefit Sandi Rae Padilla. Padilla is a 1990 graduate of Socorro High School who is currently battling cancer. She previously survived breast cancer. Half of ticket sales will be donated to Padilla. The volleyball team will also raffle off cakes, host a bake sale, sell of cancer awareness items and T-shirts, and conduct a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds will be donated to Padilla for her medical expenses.
This year San Miguel Church commemorated its 399th anniversary of establishment. The true date of the anniversary is Sept. 29, according to the Rev. Andrew Pavlac, who has served in Socorro for seven years.
Abbey Brewing Company is the producer of Monks Ales — including Monks' Ale, Monks' Dubbel, Monks' Dubbel Reserve Monks' Tripel, Monks Tripel Reserve, and Monks' Wit. In 2013 several specialty draft products were produced including Monks' Kolsch and Monks' American Pale Ale, Monks' Dubbel Reserve and Monks' Tripel Reserve are brewed with native hops (subspecies neomexicanus) grown at the Monastery of Christ in the Desert in Abiquiu. Both reserve ales are available on a seasonal basis, in limited quantities, subject to the availability of hops.
New Mexico Tech men's rugby team finally hit their stride Saturday at the annual Northern Arizona Tens Tournament in Flagstaff, winning three matches in convincing fashion before being edged in the championship match. The performance was a big improvement over a disappointing 38-22 home loss to New Mexico State University on September 21. In the women's division the NM Queens had less success on the scoreboard but managed to finish with a flourish.