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Record crowd visits Trinity Site for event

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain: Above, visitors to Trinity Site on White Sands Missile Range congregate around the obelisk marking the spot where history’s first nuclear weapon was tested July 16, 1945.

A windy and overcast day didn't keep thousands from converging on Socorro County last Saturday, when a record 5,534 people attended the Trinity Site Open House, breaking the previous record 5,300 on its 50th anniversary back in 1995.

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.

Sevilleta to host training for volunteer naturalists

The largest wildlife refuge in New Mexico, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge is offering a select few a unique opportunity to take part in its volunteer naturalist program, a chance to learn in the field – and classroom – about the natural and cultural history of a refuge very few New Mexicans have ever visited.