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Midway celebrates Earth Day

Photos by Eric Heinz — El Defensor Chieftain: Two students listen to instructions from computer science teacher Barbara McLain last Friday during the Earth Day cleanup at Midway Elementary School.

No, it wasn't the Smurfs, but a bunch of tiny people in blue were hard at work last Friday, helping with keeping their community clean and beautiful.

Tech students test rocket at Spaceport

A team of New Mexico Tech students are entering the forefront of research into space transportation, recently conducting a successful rocket test at New Mexico's Spaceport America.

NWS wants SKYWARN spotters

The National Weather Service is currently recruiting SKYWARN spotters in its County Warning and Forecast Area, which includes Socorro County as well as Catron, Cibola, Lincoln, Torrance, Valencia and other counties in northern and central New Mexico.

Sevilleta wolves released into wild

Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Regina Mossoti of the Endangered Wolf Center and Colby Gardner of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service replace the radio collar of a female Mexican wolf at Sevilleta Wolf Management Facility prior to transporting the wolf for release in Arizona.

A pair of Mexican wolves, which were being held at the Sevilleta Wolf Management Facility, have been released into the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area which sits astride the Apache-Sitgreaves and Gila National Forests.

Bird virus an isolated incident

Following last week's report from New Mexico Game and Fish regarding a duck that tested positive for avian influenza, local officials said there is almost no risk to humans.

New Tech building set to open in May

John Larson — El Defensor Chieftain: State geologist L. Greer Price stands in front of the new building named in honor of the late Chuck Headen and wife Jesse, longtime benefactors of New Mexico Tech.

Shade trees, green lawn and a trickling waterfall. The corner of Bullock Boulevard and Leroy Place has an entirely new look thanks to the landscaping work in front of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, the newest addition to the campus of New Mexico Tech.

Senior mobile food pantry to begin

A new mobile pantry to supplement seniors in need of nutritious food is coming next month to Socorro, according to El Camino Real Housing Authority officials.