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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Staff Writer | November 25, 2011
About a half-dozen sheep were reportedly killed between El Centro and Calexico as they were crossing the roadway. A group was herding sheep about 6:30 a.m. Thursday when the sheep were hit by a vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol traffic incident Web site. The incident was reported at State Route 7 and McCabe Road. No other information was available by press time. Staff Writer Elizabeth Varin can be reached at evarin@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3441.
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By BROOKE RUTH, Digital Media News Editor | October 9, 2008
CALEXICO ? At least 39 lambs died from being exposed to the heat at a sheep farm on the corner of Jasper and Yourman roads here Wednesday. The owner of the farm, Robert, who refused to give his last name, said the lambs were brought from Wyoming and were not used to the heat. The owner said there were 1,600 lambs in the field and each cost $80. The loss of life causes a financial burden for the farm, he said. He said he has other lambs on another plot that are doing fine but for some reason the lambs at the field on the corner of Jasper and Yourman roads would not stop running around when they were unloaded, exhausting themselves in the heat.
NEWS
September 12, 2002
At least about once a year, a first-timer of Mexican decent writes to this section of the I.V. Press to chastise the few Mexicans willing to go on record in defense of nuestra raza. It's hard enough to focus against the gringo power structure without having to guard the rear. Why Arthur Sanchez is more offended by Mexican social/political activists who do not have nearly the power/influence as that of white bigots can only in my mind be that he is patronizing those who control the hiring and firing in this Valley for fairness.
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By LEO MIRAMON, Staff Writer | January 5, 2006
BRAWLEY ? Up to 50 sheep may have to be slaughtered after an elderly man driving a work pickup barreled into a flock being led across Jackson Road north of here Wednesday, killing and injuring a number of the animals. The man, who was driving a Ford F-150, fled the scene of the accident near the intersection of Jackson and Rutherford Road. However, after the collision caused the pickup?s license plate to fall onto the road, the California Highway Patrol traced the plate to an area business and found the driver.
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By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer | December 3, 2001
HOLTVILLE ? Sheep wandering onto Highway 115 north of this city Sunday caused a three-vehicle accident that left two people with minor injuries and numerous sheep dead. According to the California Highway Patrol, about 30 sheep got loose from a field at the northwest corner of Blodgett Road and Highway 115 shortly before 3 a.m. Drivers of three vehicles traveling in both directions on the highway could not avoid striking the sheep. Jake Velasco, 21, of Holtville, who was driving a pickup, suffered minor wounds to his feet and head after hitting the sheep.
NEWS
February 16, 2001
Every year around this time there are some unusual things that happen during the California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta. Some anxious moments occur to animal owners and their families. Everyone related to the 4-H or FFA students gets a bit uneasy if their pig is not eating or their sheep is eating too much. Underweight or overweight animals are banned from the auction and barn sales. One Holtville pig has been the object of much concern lately. With only a short time before the county fair the pig has been lethargic and 40 pounds underweight.
NEWS
March 16, 2006
A sheep takes a rest after grazing on EastAten Road near Imperial on Wednesday. Sheep are brought into Imperial Valley fields every winter from colder parts of the United States. PHOTO BY SERGIO ESTRADA
NEWS
April 9, 2002
Sheep munch on leftovers in a field off Anderholt Road near Calexico on Saturday. AARON CLAVERIE PHOTO
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By SILVIO J. PANTA | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | November 14, 2011
BRAWLEY - Young Oscar Clemente is no stranger to adventure - especially when it involves riding a sheep during the mutton busting segment of Sunday's Cattle Call Rodeo extravaganza. At the tender age of 6, Oscar, of Brawley, was set to ride the sheep for the first time with his yellow protective head gear on and the unwavering support of his family. “No,” Oscar said when asked if he was nervous. “Are you?” Oscar was among 12 pint-sized kids between the ages of 5 and 8 who tried staying atop a sheep for as long as they could during the Cattle Call Rodeo that is in its 55th year.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | January 15, 2010
The public is invited to a coffee gathering with Assemblyman V. Manuel Perez from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 16 at Camarena Memorial Library, 850 Encinas Ave. in Calexico. The public is encouraged to come and discuss legislative issues of importance to you and the community. For more information call 760-336-8912. — VICKY MAGANA vmagana@ivpressonline.com JOSELITO VILLERO PHOTO A sheep looks at the camera while grazing in a Valley field.
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By JERRY GODSEY | July 28, 2012
He opened the door and nervously glanced around. He was frightened about what he would find. Every room of this type held the same, scary nemesis. The walls seemed to close in on him as he saw it. Sheer terror filled his heart as he looked to his companion and breathlessly whispered, “You're not going to use the hand dryer, are you, Grandpa?” “No, Soren, we'll use the paper towels,” I told him. For some inexplicable reason, my grandson has a deep fear of hand dryers. Every time we go into a bathroom together, Soren has to check out the bathroom to see if the dreaded hand dryers inhabit the walls.
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OPINION
Bret Kofford | February 15, 2012
It's a crisp winter morning in the Imperial Valley, and I'm driving south to work on La Brucherie Road listening to bluegrass singer Gillian Welch's “The Harrow and the Harvest,” maybe the best American roots album in recent memory, maybe the best album in recent memory in general. “I kissed you 'cause I've never beenan angelI learned to say hosannas on my knees But they threw me out of Sunday school when I was nineAnd the sisters said I did just as I pleased” I could be listening to talk radio, hearing the proselytizing and preaching and politicking, as I sometimes do on the morning ride between El Centro and Calexico.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA | Staff Writer | February 15, 2012
A sheep herder was decapitated early Wednesday when a motorist struck him as the herder was crosssing Norrish Road near Highway 115, authorities reported. The herder, identified by the Imperial County Coroner's Office as 31-year-old Braulio Camayo Galvan, was killed during the wreck that was reported at 5:48 a.m., said Highway Patrol Officer Miguel Sanchez. The driver of a 1995 GMC Sonoma pickup truck, Jesus A. Meza Cosio, 68, was traveling 60 mph while traveling north on Highway 115, Sanchez said.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Staff Writer | November 25, 2011
About a half-dozen sheep were reportedly killed between El Centro and Calexico as they were crossing the roadway. A group was herding sheep about 6:30 a.m. Thursday when the sheep were hit by a vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol traffic incident Web site. The incident was reported at State Route 7 and McCabe Road. No other information was available by press time. Staff Writer Elizabeth Varin can be reached at evarin@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3441.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | November 14, 2011
BRAWLEY - Young Oscar Clemente is no stranger to adventure - especially when it involves riding a sheep during the mutton busting segment of Sunday's Cattle Call Rodeo extravaganza. At the tender age of 6, Oscar, of Brawley, was set to ride the sheep for the first time with his yellow protective head gear on and the unwavering support of his family. “No,” Oscar said when asked if he was nervous. “Are you?” Oscar was among 12 pint-sized kids between the ages of 5 and 8 who tried staying atop a sheep for as long as they could during the Cattle Call Rodeo that is in its 55th year.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | January 15, 2010
The public is invited to a coffee gathering with Assemblyman V. Manuel Perez from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 16 at Camarena Memorial Library, 850 Encinas Ave. in Calexico. The public is encouraged to come and discuss legislative issues of importance to you and the community. For more information call 760-336-8912. — VICKY MAGANA vmagana@ivpressonline.com JOSELITO VILLERO PHOTO A sheep looks at the camera while grazing in a Valley field.
NEWS
July 14, 2009
Delfino and some associates have converted a former luxury liner into a huge floating barn that now is at sea bringing 30,000 lambs from Australia for market and slaughter on the West coast. It is reported the operation can deliver the lambs to the packing plants at a cost of $10 a head while the going price for domestic animals is from $21 to $23. > > 40 years ago ? A 17-year-old Westmorland youth who allegedly stole one car and, when it ran out of gas tried to steal another one in Brawley, was arrested by sheriff?
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By MEGAN GLENN, Staff Writer | July 6, 2009
Conservation groups are attempting to protect a recently slashed habitat for an endangered sheep species that makes its home near the Imperial Valley. Environmental groups, such as the Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club, filed a protest and have threatened Fish and Wildlife with lawsuits if the acres are not restored. ?This habitat reduction is a huge blow to Peninsular bighorn recovery,? said Joan Taylor, conservation chairwoman for the local Sierra Club group in the Coachella Valley.
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By NICOLAS TABOREK, Staff Writer | April 19, 2009
BRAWLEY ? Next weekend professional cowboys will take center stage in the annual bull riding show here, but on Saturday it was local youngsters? chance to shine ? if only for a few seconds at a time. Kids practiced the art of ?mutton busting,? or sheep riding, at Brawley?s Cattle Call Arena on Saturday morning, in preparation for their part in next weekend?s show. This is the first year mutton busting will be part of the Professional Bull Riding event, said Robin Williams, who chairs the Cattle Call Rodeo Committee, so to drum up interest she put together Saturday?
NEWS
February 25, 2009
I travel from San Diego to Yuma on business every week. I have noticed flocks of sheep grazing alongside the highway and was wondering where these sheep go? I am of Greek descent and love a good rack of lamb and have been disappointed by the quality of lamb sold in stores in San Diego. I learned living on the East Coast that if you wanted the best lamb go straight to the grower. Can we do that in Imperial? Where is this lamb sold? ?Hungry for some lamb Robert Lizarraga, a manager of one of the local sheep farms, said that his company doesn?
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