Vol.   6.3.1    March   2009

Water from an above average snow melt in 2007 means water for area farmers.

Third-year UCLA Defensive Coordinator DeWayne Walker was hired to rebuild the New Mexico State University football program after Hal Mumme was fired after a four years...

Basketball is in full swing in the valley with Santa Teresa, Gadsden, Canutillo and Anthony all in different district runs.

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Falling copper prices along with a global recession means that ASARCO is throwing in the towel.

Who is you Valentine???? A time to show affection and love.

Happy New Year was celebrated in style on the Westside this year.

There is no other institution other than farming itself that has shaped the Upper Valley as much as has Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino.

The R & R has become the place to party in the Santa Teresa area of the Upper Valley.

The recently completed Sunland Park Bridge a continuation of El Paso's Sunland Park Drive was shut down for repair.

Miliary vehicles were being transported along the side of Mt. Cristo Rey.

After sub-freezing temperatures in the valley by the end of October a new blast of cold air came down the Rockies.

With sub-freezing temperatures in the Upper Valley and parts of the Westside record heat waves kept bathing the area in summer like termperatures.

It was supposed to be a mild day with a chance of rain. But, snow flakes were falling.

Rocky Mountains and region spared late January artic blast that damaged Florida's citrus crops.

After four years of dismal attendance and few victories, NMSU bought out their head football coach Hal Mumme.

Pansies survive bitter cold Upper Valley mornings thanks to tents of plastic.

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The Calvary Church in the Upper Valley brought bikers, Rock 'n Roll for prayer.

Not content with their district crown the This unique gift and novelty shop was located in a historical adobe in the Upper Valley.

Catapulted into Mexico’s First Division, Ciudad Juarez’s Indios soccer team is hot.

Maybe if the fans just keep in mind who the Miners are and not expect them to win against the best teams in the country... they might win the close ones.

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Santa Teresa Wins Twice.

Both the Santa Teresa boys & girls basketball teams scored big wins to continue their run in the playoffs.

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Pre-Lent party goers were out in force at Westside Bars.

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UTEP played the Tigers tough for a bit over one half and then could adjust as Memphis pulled away.

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Upper Valley high schools that reside in Southern New Mexico had their soccer season end without trips to the playoffs.

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Canutillo High School student shows off his work of art.

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The action was slow and sloppy early on but as these great athetes got going game speed things picked up.

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An interception in the end zone by Oregon State may have been the difference.

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The area didn't receive much snow to speak of... but that didn't stop the valley from getting a heavy dose of frost as moisture remained in the atmosphere.

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Chefs from around the reagion kept the lines of eager diners satisfied with delicious entres and desserts.

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Magic Pan Restaurant shows off great lunch delight.

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Red Means P-A-R-T-Y in the Upper Valley.

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With the world economy having to reassess marketing and investment. Copenhagen Imports insures that their clients obtain long term comfort and lifestyle value.

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Carlos Santana brought an incredible array of fine musicians including his son to the Don Haskins Center providing an uplifting and riveting performance for border residents.

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