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This years holiday brings familes and friends together to share food and joy.

Hanukkah is known as the Festival of Lights a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple.

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

The teams are in. The Pittsburg Panthers and the Beavers of Oregon State will bring top-notched teams to battle in the classic of bowl games... El Paso's own Sun Bowl.

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

The last band of the big storm that dropped over a foot of snow in the Taos area dusted our mountains with a bit of the white stuff.

Santa Fe hosts the worlds largest Native American Art Market.

It is hard to believe that here in the desert Southwest you can find such floral beauty... especially, in the Upper Valley where it gets really C-O-L-D.

Saved from the NCAA kiss of death. The Western Refining College All-American Golf Classic once again brought the best of the next generation of golfers.

The 2008 holiday season was unofficially kicked off in grand fashion as TSO pleased young and old with classical rock extravaganza.

With so many things going wrong... it is sometimes harder to find the things that we need to appreciate and give thanks for.

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

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There are plenty of team emblems evident on the Westside. Which one is most common.

The Anthony football team finished up a tough season after a playoff year in 2007.

Gadsden was outmatched by many opponents this year.

The Desert Warriors fought through a tough 2007 season.

The country bazaar for the Lady of the Rosary Church in La Union brings fun and excitement to the rural community.

This is apparently not the kind of warm Indian Summer that we are used to in the Upper Valley.

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

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

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

The value of a ton of 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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Luminarios Bring Warmth While Inviting.

The tradition of the lighting of luminarios during the holidays is something that all residents of the Upper Valley and Westside can share regardless of culture or religion.

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

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The Canutillo Eagles took care of business as they soared past the Riverside Rangers and the Andress Eagles to move into the regional playoffs.

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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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The UTEP Miners had their bowl hopes crushed after Rice WR Casey made this late 4th-quarter clutch circus catch in the corner of the endzone giving the Owls a lead the Miners could not overcome as time ran out.

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There's a new constable in town... er, the Upper Valley, Westside and north east El Paso. Sommers became the first Democrat to win this race in years.
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Political novice, Joe Moody, pulled out win in a very negative race to take the Texas House seat HD 78 from Republican control.
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The UTEP Miners have epitimized a thrilling season, but, do their best on the road.

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The Canutillo Eagles football team has had a roller coaster early part of the season win an opening win over Coronado. But, the team is peaking at just the right time.

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There was plenty of reverence but, also, plenty of celebration.

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Pat Webb doesn't play around when it comes to dressing up her famous Upper Valley Aceitunas Beer Gardens for Halloween.

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Check out some of the great costumes.

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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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With the cold snap rolling down the Rocky Mountains; this years fall colors are still iffy but some early color is already evident.

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Whether for the kitchen or to decorate the entry to your home; the chile ristra is still a favorite in the Upper Valley.

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The tradition by the Canutillo High School to hold a huge bonfire during Homecoming was agian a great spectacle as well as a gathering for once in a lifetime moments.

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Magic Pan Restaurant shows off great lunch delight.

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With the perfect "party on the lawn" stage; La Viña Winery's annual Harvest Festival brought together thousands of regional music fans for a great weekend of music, arts, food, gifts... and of course, wine... Okay, and plenty of fun.

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