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    Thursday, July 19, 2018
    EL CENTRO — The City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday announced that it had approved contracts for a new public works director and for a new community services director. Abraham Campos is the city’s new public works director, and Adriana Nava takes over as community services director.
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, General News Article, Community
    Thursday, July 19, 2018
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Monday that agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup began Monday and continues through Nov. 16.
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, Education, Human Interest, Political
    Thursday, July 19, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Area farmers are calling on Karen Ross, California Department of Food and Agriculture secretary, to cut the tape when it comes to applying for and being awarded grants through the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program. SWEEP, operated by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, provides financial assistance in the form of grants to implement irrigation systems ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Political, Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Imperial County is moving forward with plans to replace the aging Lack Road Bridge, which spans the New River northwest of Westmorland. The 88-year-old bridge — which is about 106 feet long and 27 feet wide — was built in 1940 and consists of laminated timber decking supported by treated timber pilings, according to county documents.  During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Board ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Fed up with the prolonged wait to get an estimate on voter returns on elections days, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors has voted to create an ad hoc work group to suggest ways in which the process can be streamlined and expedited. During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 0 — Luis A. Plancarte, District 2 supervisor, was not in attendance — to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Political, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    One of the biggest dangers associated with living in the Desert Southwest is the quickness and ease whereby it’s possible to become dangerously dehydrated. Dr. Leslie Mukau, medical director of the emergency department at El Centro Region Medical Center, said our bodies are so dependent on water it doesn’t take long for a lack of hydration to turn into a problem. “Life is essentially a series ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Fun Facts, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Human Interest
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Nearly 20 local residents were recognized Monday for having completed more than 75 hours of intensive training aimed at further bolstering community health advocacy and leadership. As part of the training, “resident leaders” learned how to better understand and address public health issues and how to effectively enlist the help of likeminded individuals. “What we’re hearing is that ...read more
    Categories: Community, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Education, Human Interest, General News Article
    Monday, July 16, 2018
    WINTERHAVEN — The summer just got a lot cooler around 5-year-old Jessica Jauregui’s mobile home thanks to a kiddie pool donated Friday by the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office. Jessica was one of 30 kids who are slated to receive the pools, and accompanying water safety instructions, in the coming days as a result of the ICSO Winterhaven station’s generosity.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Monday, July 16, 2018
    CALEXICO — Representatives from around the country were in town Friday to acknowledge the initiatives that have taken place at Adrian C. Cordova Park. CPRS had partnered with PlayCore and the City of Calexico to build the city’s first all-inclusive playground at the park. The playground has been selected by CPRS as a national demonstration site, and, on Friday, children and others were filmed ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, General News Article
    Monday, July 16, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Southwest High School HOSA advisor Jackie Valadez was one of 10 representatives nationwide selected to attend the 2018 Public Health Leadership Scholars Program in Washington, D.C.  The program was hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last week.  “This opportunity meant that I would be able to represent Cal-HOSA and Southwest High School HOSA at the national ...read more
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, Education, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, El Centro Chamber, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, July 16, 2018
    CALEXICO — When asked by Team USA coaches if he knew of any young players that could represent the United States in an upcoming baseball tournament in Australia, it was a no-brainer for local softball and baseball coach Jerry Niebla to send the names of Luis Gracia, 16, and Emmanuel Lopez, 15. With Niebla’s recommendation, Gracia and Lopez, who are both Calexico residents and Calexico High ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Education, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, July 16, 2018
    EL CENTRO — So many customers were lined up at a new frozen yogurt store’s doors before it opened Saturday, it was as if the store was giving something away. And it was. Menchie’s, locate next to Olive Garden near Imperial Valley Mall, offered free frozen yogurt all day to celebrate its grand opening. Starting around 10 a.m., patrons were already gathering preparation for the shop’s 11 a.m. ...read more
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, July 16, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Recent changes at the El Centro Chamber of Commerce include the start of the term of its new president and a restructuring of its staff. Terri Rogers, co-owner of Rogers & Rogers Auto, took over as incoming president as of July 1. Rogers said her No. 1 goal for the next year is to shift the chamber “back to basics” with a renewed focus on its core mission, vision and values. She is ...read more
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, El Centro Chamber, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Friday, July 13, 2018
    EL CENTRO — The ARC Imperial Valley was recently named Model Employer of The Year by the Association of Regional Center Agencies in Sacramento at an event recognizing employers of individuals with disabilities.  The ARC was specifically lauded for opening the StrikeZone, the entertainment center that was formerly the Brunswick Zone XL.
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Friday, July 13, 2018
    BRAWLEY — Comité Cívico del Valle Inc. has been awarded $500,000 by the state of California to install about five new methane monitoring stations across Imperial Valley, with collected data used by scientists to chart emissions sources and airflow trends. “We are going to be launching methane monitors in Imperial Valley, and we are going to be expanding the work we did in Imperial Valley and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Political
    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    CALEXICO — Tuesday marked the first day that motorists destined for Mexicali on southbound Imperial Avenue had the opportunity to use the new port of entry facility. The southbound congestion that forms in the late afternoon and early evening will likely remain in place, even with the diversion of traffic toward the new facility at Second Street and Chavez Boulevard.
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    Since its start in 2001, more than 140,000 youth and adults have visited the Farm Smart program at the University of California Desert Research and Extension in Holtville. This year, however, visitors are greeted by large signs in English and Spanish recognizing this site as a U.S. Department of Agriculture People’s Garden. Roberto Gonzalez, USDA-HSI national program regional director for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Education, General News Article
    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    EL CENTRO — The agriculture industry in Imperial Valley remained robust in 2017, with potential for growth this year, according to the 2017 Imperial County Agricultural Crop and Livestock Report released Tuesday by the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office. “The report reflects overall growth as a result of our survey,” Carlos Ortiz, Imperial County agricultural commissioner, told Imperial Valley ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    While there were many concerns and opinions presented during two public workshops presented Wednesday by the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District, attendees all agreed on one issue – that Valley residents deserve clean air to breathe. The air district — created after the passage on July 26, 2017, of California Assembly Bill 617 — provides a community-focused action framework to reduce ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Education, Human Interest
    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Cramped, outdated and dilapidated is how California Highway Patrol Capt. Arturo Proctor describes the agency’s 52-year-old, 4,000-square-foot station in Imperial. Not only does the facility largely fail to meet the CHP’s operational needs, Proctor said, but plumbing problems on Wednesday prevented him from hosting a press conference there announcing plans to design and build a new ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Political, Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    On Monday, county Sheriff's Office Senior Deputy M. Contreras was able to donate 30 inflatable pools to youths in Winterhaven. The donation came about after Contreras noticed children in the Winerhaven community looking for ways to cool off, such as using backyard hoses or swimming around canal areas, during the summer heat. The pools were purchased through personal donations and a contribution ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    Getting stuck on the side of the road after your car breaks down is no fun, and it can be downright deadly this time of year in triple digit temperatures. To steer clear of such an occurrence before it happens, there are simple and effective precautions drivers can take before hitting the open road. “Motorists should make sure their cars are in good condition before traveling and do a safety ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, July 09, 2018
    CALEXICO — Agreeing upon a clear need for San Diego State University-Imperial Valley to offer a full-time undergraduate program, leaders for the university are now discussing how to make that happen. Keenly aware of the many challenges rural communities face, particularly as it relates to meeting their higher education needs, SDSU President Adela de la Torre convened a meeting in San Diego with ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, IVC / SDSU-IV
    Monday, July 09, 2018
    CALEXICO — Author and educator Dominic Carrillo will be in Calexico on July 12 for a presentation and discussion about his two most recent books. Carrillo is the nephew of former Calexico Mayor Victor Carrillo and godson and cousin of another former Calexico mayor, John Moreno. He’s also the nephew of Calexico Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Hildy Carrillo.
    Categories: Community, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Monday, July 02, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Although tangible signs of progress at the Salton Sea may not be readily apparent to the general public, restoration efforts are taking place. That was the message that elected and appointed state officials shared Friday regarding those ongoing and pending efforts, made possible by a windfall of state funds and an ever-growing consensus.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Economic, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors