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Valley Women

Cover Story: Women of Parks and Recreation

For many residents of the Imperial Valley, summer is the time that most gain a higher appreciation for the recreation departments around the county. But for these four women, their recreation …

Rebecca Singh: Redefining Her Own Life to Help Against Crime
Updated: May 01, 2014 - 12:21 pm

In a career in law enforcement spanning nearly ...

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Juanita Salas: Imperial Valley’s Sweetheart
Posted: February 25, 2014

It’s the familiar sound she grew up with, the s...

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Chris and Trish Petree: Through Thick and Thin… and Retirement
Posted: February 25, 2014

In this day and age, cynicism is often associat...

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Lee Davis: Recipe for Life Skills
Updated: February 25, 2014 - 11:23 am

Inside the conference room at the Imperial Coun...

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Chrissy Woodward & Nancy Reeves: Count on them and Call them Courageous
Posted: February 25, 2014

Chrissy Woodward and Nancy Reeves have been at ...

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Brianna Rangel: Almost Famous
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 10:50 am

In September, El Centro resident Brianna Lusk R...

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Traci Lyon Ramirez: Woman DJ Rocks
Posted: January 03, 2014

Since 1927, pioneer station KXO Radio has accompanied Imperial Valley residents throughout some of their most intimate and memorable moments. Longtime KXO deejay Traci Lyon Ramirez has survived vin...

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Aileen Bloker Layon: Three Sisters, One Book
Posted: January 03, 2014

Each Saturday, Aileen Bloker Layon and her sisters Jean and Jeanette dial in on the phone and have their weekly conference call. Even after all these years and despite the hundreds of miles of dist...

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Jennifer Alvarez: Success as a People Person
Posted: January 03, 2014

As Senior Director of Human Resources for Imperial County Office of Education (ICOE), Jennifer Alvarez has quite a bit on her plate.  In the course of her career, she has done much to improve the q...

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Betsy Enders: Beating Cancer. Game On.
Posted: October 29, 2013

It all started with one of those memorable and life-changing coaches named Nadine Grass. As a 13-year-old girl, Betsy Enders was shy and younger than most of her contemporaries in high school. Even...

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Jeannie West and Josie Godinez: Fighting for Answers
Updated: November 05, 2013 - 11:18 am

As she sat on the edge of the hospital bed, the window outside showed nothing but the darkness of the evening sky. Filled with uncertainty, doubting her decision to go through with a procedure that...

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