For Love & Liberty We Give Thanks. But, Memorial day to most is still more a day for fun and family.

Canutillo High School Senior Drew Norris lived a dream year and ended up in Austin at the State Golf Tourney Finals.

Not content with their district crown the Canutillo Eagles Softball team played some tough competition but losses ended their bid for a State Title.

Canutilo High School celebrated the prestige of several seniors receiving scholarships to several institutions of higher learning.

Sam Jensen, Canutillo High School sophomore, was selected to attend the Texas Governor’s School (TGS) from June 8-28 in Denton, Texas.

Students from Canutillo Middle School (CMS), in collaboration with El Paso Community College (EPCC) GEAR-UP program, presented a “Multicultural Fair”

Jaime Montes, Canutillo High School senior, has been awarded a scholarship to attend the University of Notre Dame in the fall.

The familly oriented club took a ride East of Vado on the BLM land. The rides take place at different locations on the Westside and Upper Valley with a hot dog cookout afterwards.

Canutilo HS senior Alfonso Frias was accepted to the early program at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Early Program.

With just one rainy day in May, the area has been spared an early West Nile Virus season.

Now under new management, R & R, had a small but happy crowd recently.

The value of a ton of Catapulted into Mexico’s First Division, Ciudad Juarez’s Indios soccer team is hot.

Recent questions about the quality or lack thereof by advertisers in the El Paso area were raised.

The Upper Valley was one of the coldest spots in the country leading those who refuse to accept global climate change to remark "It's global cooling". But, the California cost was ablaze with record heat.

Hey! We can read too. Send us your thoughts, suggestions, praise, complaints... heck, just vent if you need to. We feel your pain.

Happy Father's Day to all our Dads.

I see a new tie in your future... so just grin and wear it, Dad.

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Silver City, New Mexico pulled another rabbit out of the had with their 13th Blues Festival. Feature performers like Zac Harmon and Sherman Robertson were sizzlying and played to a packed house at the Buffalo Dance Hall "Saturday Night Jam Session" after their performances. was there.

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The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras dazzled the crowd at the Plaza Theatre, June 1, 2008 and featured Robert Paacios clarinet winner of 2007-08 EPSYOs concerto competition.
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The wine festival was held on the Memorial Day weekend and Sunday there were long, long lines... for free wine.

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Jazz & Blues plus lots of good food and fun... add some vino... and and you have a great weekend in the Upper Valley.

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The Abraham Chavez Theatre was briming full of beautiful young women and their hopes were as lofty as their smiles were radiant. See all of the Westside Story @
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Having the bad luck of his studio being destroyed by fire and damaged by water; Rakocy has patched, rebuilt or renovated his Upper Valley art studio once again.
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Upper Valley residents were all pumped up about our new web site... and of course we are referring to ... and so are we. Go ROX!!!!
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With a tremedous amount of talent and growth, the youth symphonies dazzled the guests with in depth interpretation and poise.
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UTEP fans rooting for Memphis, oh, and did we mention those who just had a lot of money riding on Memphis; clashed with Kansas fans after dinner.
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Complete coverage including interviews... EXCLUSIVE: Only Upper Valley Beacon & WestsideReader conducted complete interviews with all the four candidates before the elections. Interviews after the primary election.
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Along with a new sheriff, there will be a new Constable # 7 in town... er, the Upper Valley.
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