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Twisted Chile set to start brewing

John Larson - El Defensor Chieftain: Twisted Chile Brewing Co. is now fully staffed. Some of the crew are, front row from left, Priscilla, Maureen, Geneva, back row, Crystal, Carly, Natalie and Stephanie.

Once well-known for the best beer and ale in New Mexico when William G. Hammel founded his Illinois Brewing Co. in 1883, Socorro will once again be home to locally-made beer as The Twisted Chile Brewing Company opens for business.

The Ranches celebrates 70th

Clara Garcia - News-Bulletin:  Joe Baca, left, a resident of the Boys Ranch from 1971-78, brought his daughter, Sarah, center, to the 70th anniversary celebration of the ranch. Baca, along with Bobby Wallace, right, the president of the The Ranches Foundation, grew up at the Boys Ranch, learning how be successful.

Joe Baca learned how to be who he is today with the help of the New Mexico Boys Ranch. On July 26, Baca, as well as a number of other former and current ranch residents, supporters and community members, joined together to celebrate what is now known as The Ranches' 70th anniversary.

Family tradition lives on at Pound Ranch

Courtesy photo: Sissy and Tom Olney, who run Pound Ranch, have rich family roots in Socorro County.

On June 26, Tom and Sissy Olney, with granddaughter Jenna Rose, led Bureau of Land Management New Mexico state paleontologist Phil Gensler and Gary Morgan of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History in Albuquerque to a 5-foot long juvenile mammoth tusk on their ranch west of Socorro. The find, along with another significant find near Elephant Butte in the same month, has helped to confirm Socorro County and the surrounding region as a paleontological hot spot.

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?

Calendar of Events (07/31/14)

LIVE MUSIC kNights Song Circle at the Cap, Thursday Jeanne and Bill at the Bodega, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday The Remedy at the Cap, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m….[Read more]

Co-op board censures Wagner

On a two to one margin, the Board of Trustees voted to censure District II trustee Charlie Wagner for breach of confidentiality, disloyalty, willful misconduct and working against the best interests of the membership.

Mag continues trustee search

The Magdalena Village Board has been short one trustee since Mayor Diego Montoya announced the resignation of Barbara Baca five weeks ago.

Former music teacher takes helm at Cottonwood


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.

Socorro Schools focus on positives

Socorro Consolidated Schools' overall success isn't reflected in the grades recently released by the Public Education Department (PED), according to Superintendent Randall Earwood.