Holiday Doesn’t Slow Smugglers: Border Patrol Seizes $5 Million in Marijuana

U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector seized approximately 47 pounds of cocaine and arrested one suspected smuggler on Sunday.

Roof compartment exposed
Roof compartment exposed

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Blythe Station checkpoint on Highway 95 referred a red Chevrolet Blazer to secondary inspection following a canine team alert. While in secondary, the driver, a female Mexican national, consented to a search of the vehicle. Agents searched the vehicle and found cocaine concealed in the interior ceiling of the SUV.

Holtville Resident to Perform in the 2010 St. Olaf College Christmas Festival

NORTHFIELD, MINN. — Johanna Hilfiker of Holtville will participate in the 2010 St. Olaf College Christmas Festival, one of the nation’s longest-running celebrations of the season. Hilfiker , a member of the St. Olaf Choir , will appear in four performances December 2–5. More than 12,000 people attend the annual performances.

Calexico State of the City Address

By Mario Conde

After three years of challenges and victories, Mexicali Mayor Rodolfo Valdez gave his last State of the City address.

Last week, Mexicali Mayor Rodolfo Valdez Gutierrez gave his third and final State of the City Address in front of former Mayors of Mexicali from the last 20 years. Valdez ends his three year term as Mayor at the end of the month and he will pass the torch to the newly elected Mexicali Mayor, Francisco Perez-Tejada Padilla. This past July the Political Action Party, or, PAN had a tremendous loss in the election losing all of the five municipalities including the capital of the State, Mexicali.