Headed to the border

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Two Española National Guardsmen will spend a year on deployment

By Jennifer Garcia

Patrolling a wide area plagued by violence in recent months isn’t exactly how most people envision spending the remaining days of summer.

The New Mexico-Mexico border has become a hot spot for drug smugglers and people crossing the border illegally. As a result, Gov. Bill Richardson ordered National Guard troops to the 2,000-mile southern border.

Two local men will be there.


Read the whole story in today's Monitor.