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    Friday, May 25, 2018
    EL CENTRO — The American Society of Civil Engineers has awarded the City of El Centro an Award of Excellence for its Active Transportation Program, the city announced yesterday. The Eighth Street Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements project was associated with the city’s participation in the Southern California Association of Government’s Go Human campaign, making traveling on foot or bicycle in ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, City of El Centro / City Council, Fun Facts
    Friday, May 25, 2018
    EL CENTRO — For anyone who has ever wondered what it looks like inside the cab of that futuristic looking, big white truck used to paint stripes on the road. Wednesday was the day to find out. The Imperial County Department of Public Works held its annual open house at its headquarters at 155 11th St. from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event was scheduled to coincide with National Public Works Week.
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Friday, May 25, 2018
    CALEXICO — Local and regional officials gathered excitedly on Wednesday near one of the busiest intersections in the county to mark the start of what many hailed as a new era in local and statewide transportation improvement projects. The breakthrough was recently made possible with the implementation of Senate Bill 1, which is projected to provide city and county governments with more than $54 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, General News Article
    Friday, May 25, 2018
    EL CENTRO —Not receiving any acknowledgment or praise for performing well in school often times has a drastic effect on kids’ ability to stay motivated in furthering their education. With this in mind, staff at Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Project took it upon themselves to create the annual Rising Stars Education Awards, which is the Imperial Valley’s only event that acknowledges ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Friday, May 25, 2018
    EL CENTRO — On Thursday the Imperial County Local Agency Formation Commission approved a set of recommendations for Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District to follow as part of ongoing oversight on the district. The recommendations direct HMHD to develop a five-year plan, provide LAFCO quarterly updates, to hire an executive director or similar position and to develop specific criteria for ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    EL CENTRO — In an effort to preserve the history of its newly built Oren R. Fox Detection Facility, Imperial County Sheriff’s Office created a time capsule filled with documents and memorabilia to be opened by jail staff in the year 2048. Burying of the capsule took place Tuesday afternoon at the staff entrance of the facility. Sheriff Raymond Loera and various ICSO administration and staff ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Proposals for importing water into the Salton Sea included both innovative and familiar ones at a forum presentation to county officials and members of the public yesterday. The forum included presentations for 10 of the 11 seawater import proposals submitted to the state in March as a potential long-term solution to mitigating the health and environmental impacts of the receding ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, City of El Centro / City Council, Community
    Monday, May 21, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Six classified employees from different schools throughout the county were honored Friday as Imperial County Office of Education’s Classified School Employees of the Year. The six employees were nominated by their respective school districts and reviewed by a committee comprised of school staff from throughout Imperial County, an ICOE news release stated.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, May 21, 2018
    IMPERIAL — Officials are calling the city of El Centro’s first-ever Public Safety Summit on Friday a success, as evidenced by attendees’ pledges to further develop collaborative efforts. One such collaborative effort includes the development of training opportunities at Imperial Valley College for public safety personnel from Arizona and Mexico.
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, General News Article, Community
    Monday, May 21, 2018
    IMPERIAL — An endeavor the Imperial Valley Food Bank began in 2014 took another step forward on Friday morning with a groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility here. The 28,000-square-foot facility will greatly increase the food bank’s warehouse, refrigerator and freezer capacities to store more food that is fresh and healthy. It will also have modern loading docks to make the shipping and ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, May 21, 2018
    Last fall the California Natural Resources Agency invited proposals for projects involving importing water from the Gulf of California or the Pacific Ocean to the Salton Sea to restore the lake. Eleven organizations that submitted proposals to the state will present those plans to the County Board of Supervisors and the public on Monday afternoon. This workshop will be held at 1 p.m. at the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, General News Article, Political
    Monday, May 21, 2018
    The Imperial Valley heat has unfortunately already made its debut for this year. Scorching temperatures can be dangerous not only for people, but it is important to remember just how dangerous the heat can be for our pets. Some people think animals are more resilient than people and that they can withstand extreme conditions much better than we can. Although that is true for some animals, such ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, May 21, 2018
    IMPERIAL — Female. Check. … Latin-American. Check. … First-generation college graduate. Check. Imperial Valley College’s new President/Superintendent Martha Garcia is reflective of the majority of her school’s student population.
    Categories: Education, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, General News Article, IVC / SDSU-IV
    Monday, May 21, 2018
    IMPERIAL — Since having arrived in the Valley about three years ago, longtime craft beer devotee Robert Brown has come to develop a taste and appreciation for the local beer scene. So much so that he was among the early arrivals Saturday at the 2018 Crown Craft Beer Invitational, where more than 20 different beers from more than a dozen craft breweries were available for the hundreds of ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts
    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    CALEXICO — The 27th annual Mariachi Festival Sin Fronteras kicked off its four-day revelry on Wednesday with the coronation of the 2018 Senorita Mariachi Festival. That honor went to 21-year-old Calexico resident Estefania Velazquez, who represents the latest in a long line of motivated young women bestowed with the privilege.
    Categories: Community, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, General News Article
    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    SACRAMENTO — Sheila Dorsey-Freeman, a 26-year Imperial Valley College employee, is one of four people honored Monday by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors as the 2018 California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year. Dorsey-Freeman was named the IVC Classified Employee of the Year earlier this year.
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Education, General News Article, IVC / SDSU-IV
    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to approve resolutions to support Propositions 68 and 69, which will appear on the June 5 ballot. The board also approved a resolution opposing the proposed repeal of the gas tax, which is expected to appear on the November ballot.
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, Economic, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, General News Article, Political
    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    EL CENTRO — After a two-week long voting process in which Imperial Valley Press readers nominated their favorite local businesses and organizations, finalists gathered Wednesday night to see who would claim the title of Imperial Valley’s best during the fourth annual Imperial Valley Press’ Readers’ Choice Awards Gala. Held at the Old Eucalyptus Schoolhouse, dozens of awards were presented to ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    IMPERIAL — Martha Garcia, Ed.D., will become the ninth superintendent/president of Imperial Valley College on July 1. She also becomes the first woman to lead the college. The IVC Board of Trustees selected Garcia in a unanimous vote Wednesday. She will be replacing Victor Jaime, Ed.D, who is retiring June 30 after 38 years at the college, including the past seven years as ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Press Release, Education, Human Interest, IVC / SDSU-IV
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Four graduating Central Union High School seniors have caught a break on their college costs next year through the CUHS Alumni Scholarship Fund. Joanna Ramirez, Melenie Padilla, Monica Villa and Ana Romero-Verdin each received $1,000 from the fund to apply toward continuing their education next fall at Imperial Valley College or San Diego State University-Imperial Valley. The ...read more
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, Education, Community, Fun Facts
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    IMPERIAL — The El Centro Sector Border Patrol on Monday welcomed 51 members of the California National Guard who will assist with border operations behind the scenes. The members of the National Guard aren’t expected to be armed or have any direct contact with immigrants, but they are expected to provide critical support the local Border Patrol Sector needs.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Political
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    OCOTILLO — Students from Seeley Elementary School finally had a chance to see the product of many hands and many hours of their labor displayed in its proper setting Monday as the Imperial Valley Desert Museum held a public event here celebrating the completion its new mosaic sign. More than 200 students from Seeley Union School District, grades 2 through 12, participated in creating on side of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Applying for a $20,000 scholarship seemed like a long shot that was unlikely to happen for Central Union High School senior Bryanna Ruiz Fernandez. Nevertheless, Fernandez, 18, was determined to be the first in her family to attend college, and she knew how important scholarships were, so she decided to apply anyway.
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, Community, Economic, Education, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, May 14, 2018
    April was a month of hiking and exploration in the Imperial Valley. Every Sunday for four weeks, the Imperial Valley Desert Museum paired with local residents to lead new hikers and introduce them to the desert in their own backyard. Calling themselves the IVDM Lowlanders, these new, never-before hikers celebrated our unique landscape through a series of 2-mile, flat-land hikes that included ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, May 14, 2018
    EL CENTRO — The 11th annual Dancing with the Stars Gala hosted by Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program Community Foundation was held Friday night at St. Mary’s Church here and showcased the dance skills of various community leaders while benefiting a great cause. The gala raises funds for education scholarships through the IVROPCF Educational Scholarship Fund, which aims to provide ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article
    Monday, May 14, 2018
    A national real estate and housing data analytics service reports Imperial County residents pay the third lowest proportion of their income on home ownership costs in the state. New York-based Gavop.com said in a release that data shows homeowners who live in Imperial County allocated 32 percent of their income toward housing costs in 2016.
    Categories: Community, Economic, Fun Facts, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, May 14, 2018
    BRAWLEY — Students in Sarah Smith’s fifth-grade class at Myron D. Witter Elementary recently spent 12 weeks being foster parents to a flock of 31 young ducks. The class participated in a classroom conservation program sponsored by Desert Wildlife Unlimited whereby they were given a number of duck eggs to hatch under an incubator, and then they fed and raised the ducklings until they were old ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article
    Monday, May 14, 2018
    EL CAJON - Imperial Valley College diesel mechanic students competed in an automotive skills competition at Cuyamaca College Saturday to showcase their skills and drop some knowledge. Competing against other colleges, the IVC students admitted they were nervous and excited, but two of the local students came home winners. With 11 different stations, competitors had 13 minutes at each station to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, IVC / SDSU-IV