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Traditional Techie hangouts

Where can students eat the best huevos rancheros in town (even at 1 a.m.), drink unlimited cups of coffee while studying undisturbed for hours, or lounge on a comfy couch and indulge in homemade sweet treats during Sunday afternoon review sessions – and all they while surf the net for free?

Former music teacher takes helm at Cottonwood

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Cottonwood Valley Charter School's new principal Dr. Avery Ewing has taught music and science to elementary and middle school students in the Nashville area for the past nine years, acted as a principal-designee at a large urban public school for four of those years, took a year "off" to serve as a program manager for the local symphony orchestra and earned both a master and doctor of education degrees, the latter 1,000 miles away from Tennessee at the prestigious Northeastern University in Boson.

Bill could threaten San Acacia Dam

U. S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich's final version of their New Mexico Drought Relief Act of 2014 surprised many regional water stakeholders when it was introduced in Congress last Thursday.

Hound reunited with owner after epic journey

Ox the hound traveled at least 20 rugged, dangerous miles in 10 days — successfully crossing a desert wilderness and Interstate 25 — before showing up at Trish and Woody Peabody's farm on Olive Lane in Lemitar on April Friday.

Levee project expanded, start date delayed

Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:  Engineered levees in Socorro can be found on either side of the Socorro Diversion Channel. Pictured here is the right upstream levee, seen looking west.

A windfall of $10 million from the federal government means the first two phases of the long-awaited U.S. Corps of Engineers Rio Grande Floodway levee project are now funded, nearly doubling the length of the river levee to be re-engineered in the next two years, according to project manager Jerry Nieto.