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STORIES of the Past

January 03, 2001

50 years ago — The Southwestern Irrigation Field Station of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Brawley is about to become 35 acres larger. The additional property will be used for research activities.

40 years ago — Construction on the $80,000 marina and boating ramp long proposed for the Salton Sea's Frink area was set to go as the last hurdle was cleared Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.

30 years ago — Subfreezing temperatures are expected to continue tonight, dropping to as low as 22 to 27 degrees. Temperatures Sunday in El Centro were 65 to 31 with humidity ranging from 100 percent at 6 a.m. to 50 percent at 4 p.m. The temperature today in El Centro at 6 a.m. was 27 degrees, with humidity at 70 percent.

20 years ago — Brawley Union High School had seven wrestlers enter the Mount San Antonio College Tournament and the Wildcats finished 12th among 28 schools.

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