The American Geophysical Union, or AGU, has announced its 2013 Fellows inductees. Included among this year's honorees is New Mexico Tech professor Dr. Paul Krehbiel, physics professor and co-developer of the Lightning Mapping Array.
I have a few numbers for you to think about. They tell a classic American story of riches and rags. The tale spans the quarter century leading up to the Crash of 2008.
The military has been training in the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest for a long time. Most of us who live, work, hunt or hike in the area north of Highway 60 experience frequent low-flying helicopters and other aircraft. The noise of these aircraft rattles our houses, wakes us up at night, and scares wildlife and cattle. Many have also encountered ground-based training – with pyrotechnics, combat simulations, and dozens of soldiers traveling over the forest at night.
Contestants gathered early Saturday morning at Sedillo Park by the municipal pool for the annual Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlon. Participants 14 and under up to those in their 70s, some more fit than others, and one in a wheel chair showed up to what many of them called the best organized and well-run triathlon in the state. The swim is 400 meters, the bike course is 20 kilometers and the run is 5 kilometers.
The fourth annual Socorro Chile Harvest Youth Triathlon on Friday evening was staged at the New Mexico Tech swimming pool and adjacent areas. The swim, bike and run event was a family event as parents were making last minute adjustments to their children's equipment and disposition.
The 2013 firewood cutting season begins on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest. The season will run through February 2014, weather permitting.
Socorro County Sheriff’s Department
• A Mountainair man reported about 1:30 p.m. he wrecked his pickup when a left front tire failed on U.S. Highway 60. The pickup pulled to the left and he was unable to correct it. The pickup hit a small juniper tree and came to rest against a barbed wire fence north of the road. The man said he was not injured and had his vehicle towed home.
Tech’s parking lot project intrudes on neighborhood
I would like to acquaint the residents of Socorro to a major project within the city of Socorro, which may have gone completely unnoticed.
GRAHAM – Lee Graham, 76, passed away peacefully Monday, July 29, 2013, with his family by his side. He was born in Albuquerque on Oct. 11, 1936, to Claude Reeves and Ruth Ella (Baldwin) Graham.
Gabriel and Palajeres Silva were married at San Miguel Church in Socorro on June 26, 1916. The marriage began a Silva legacy, honored this year with a reunion held in July.
Teachers return to school Aug. 1
Students (other than kindergartners) start Aug. 5
Socorro Consolidated Schools is focusing on bringing parents into a more active role for the 2013-2014 school year.
An epidemic is sweeping the nation. Girls are at a disadvantage when it comes to success in math and science, and the future does not look bright if parents don't act now.
There was a bit of sorrow this April in the village of Milnesand, N.M. — akin to the sadness Magdalena experienced just last month. Milnesand's annual Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival had been cancelled — due, apparently, to drought significantly diminishing the numbers of wild "chickens," a wondrous cousin of the sage grouse.
The August showstopper will be the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. This year the shower has two things going for it that should make meteor watching a fun event. The first is that the waxing crescent Moon will set about mid-evening, leaving the skies dark for meteor watching. The second is that the actual peak of the shower will occur during daylight hours on the 12th for North America. What this means is the shower should be visible on the night of Aug. 11-12 and again during the night of Aug. 12-13.
How are things supposed to be?
Doug May writes from a preacher’s perspective about how things are “supposed to be.” His view is founded on centuries of religious beliefs that many consider unassailable. To oppose them is generally called heresy or blasphemy — perhaps some other loaded term. The inference is that “thinking” is insulting to religious or superstitious tradition.
STEPHENSON – Seth Michael Stephenson, 16, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013. He was born in Bury Saint Edmunds, England, on March 15, 1997, to Mark and Myfawnwy (Roberts) Stephenson.
New Mexico Highway 152 is closed from July 23 at 6 a.m. until Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. as maintenance crews work to re-seed and mulch various areas along Highway 152, in an effort to rehabilitate the area after the Silver Fire damaged the terrain in early June.
Michael Chambers, superintendent of the Magdalena School District, was sworn in as a member of the AASA Governing Board on July 10 as the American Association of School Administrators installed its officers for the 2013-14 year.