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    Monday, July 22, 2019
    EL CENTRO — A local group of Realtors has raised $7,000 for two non-profits that help the Valley’s homeless and abandoned pet population. The Imperial County Association of Realtors on Wednesday presented the Humane Society of Imperial County with a $4,025 check and Dee’s Rescue with a $2,975 check — all of which was generated through ICAOR’s Pins for Paws bowling tournament held June 22 at ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Monday, July 22, 2019
    IMPERIAL — The Autism Support of Imperial County’s summer pool party Saturday drew an attendance of more than 120, which is an all-time high for the more than 15-year-old event. Children with autism and their families, including their extended families, dove into to the Imperial City Pool Saturday night for a worry-free, refreshing time at the pool, ASIC President James Gonzales said.
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Monday, July 22, 2019
    EL CENTRO — The California Department of Parks and Recreation will be awarding nearly $255 million in Proposition 68 funding by year’s end for parks in underserved communities across California, and the City Council heard the Parks & Recreation Department’s strategy to secure as much as $15.2 million of it. The council Tuesday gave the department its blessing to apply for five grants for the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, City of El Centro / City Council, General News Article
    Friday, July 19, 2019
    El CENTRO — More than 50 individuals spoke Wednesday afternoon in favor of the Imperial County Fire Department being the Certified Unified Program Agency during an appeal to the California Environmental Protection Agency, which had denied the fire department’s application in March. Of the dozens of people who spoke at the public hearing, not one voiced concerns with the fire department being ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Thursday, July 18, 2019
    EL CENTRO — The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to promote long-time finance manager Richard L. Romero as the city’s new director of finance. Romero, who has been an employee of the city since December 1985, has been serving as interim finance director since May 9.
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Wednesday, July 17, 2019
    IMPERIAL — When the Imperial Irrigation District board approved a revised on-farm efficiency water conservation program of 2019 last week, members of the farming community mentioned it may not be worth their while to participate. Farmers had been accustomed to earning $285 per acre foot for their water conservation efforts, but now only those already under contract (accounting for about 25,000 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, IID
    Wednesday, July 17, 2019
    EL CENTRO — Groundbreaking is expected in the coming months for a new 17,500-square-foot facility that Imperial County Office of Education officials said will help centralize operations. The planned building, called ICOE West Building E Admin. And Training Facility, will neighbor the agency’s current offices on McCabe Road and be located to the west of Sperber Road. Once completed, the new ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    CALEXICO — It may be summer vacation time for most students, but students at San Diego State University-Imperial Valley have turned out in possibly record numbers to attend summer courses this year. A total of 320 students enrolled in courses during the one 13-week and two six-week sessions at the Imperial Valley campus. That amounts to a 52 percent increase over last year’s summer enrollment ...read more
    Categories: Education, IVC / SDSU-IV, Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    EL CENTRO — A pair of local law enforcement agencies are in the process of implementing plans to use unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, for its operations. The two agencies include the El Centro Police Department and the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office, which are at different stages of their respective initiatives.
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    EL CENTRO — Imperial County Agricultural Benefit program has awarded $63,000 in scholarships to 31 students from Imperial County, according to county Agricultural Commissioner Carlos Ortiz. The Agricultural Benefit Program was established by the Imperial County Board of Supervisors to mitigate losses to agricultural production, jobs, and the local economy resulting from renewable energy ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
    Thursday, July 11, 2019
    CALEXICO — Residents of the Victoria Estates subdivision on Wednesday called for additional basketball courts to be included in the city’s proposed conceptual plan for Cordova Park improvements. The residents’ requests came during a public hearing organized by the city in preparation of its plan to soon apply for state grants to potentially fund such park improvements.
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Thursday, July 11, 2019
    EL CENTRO — While the Imperial Irrigation District board approved its 2019 conservation program relating to its on-farm efficiency conservation program Tuesday afternoon, members of the ag community were not happy with the new plan. IID Director James Hanks took the two original proposals and put parts from each one to come up with the third proposal that the IID board voted on and approved.
    Categories: General News Article, Community, IID
    Monday, July 08, 2019
    The Imperial Valley is home to a wide variety of life. While many animals are beloved, our arachnids have a more sinister reputation, which leads to many myths about these fascinating creatures. Not only limited to the eight-legged spiders, the arachnids of Imperial Valley are many and extremely varied. Looking at just a few, it’s possible to separate the myths from the truth about these unique ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Community