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    Tuesday, May 03, 2016
    Having a significant increase in level of interest, the Imperial Valley Regional Occupation Program Community Foundation is preparing for its ninth annual Dancing with the Stars Gala on Friday. The gala will feature a total of seven stars from the Imperial Valley competing, one more than in previous years. For more information on this article visit: http://www.ivpressonline
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, May 03, 2016
    Editor’s Note: Energy Briefs is a weekly recollection of local, regional, national and international news regarding some of the most intriguing news updates regarding energy, water and the environment. An additional 520 megawatts of new wind power have been added in the country just in the first quarter of 2016 according to The American Wind Energy Association U.S. Wind Industry First ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, May 03, 2016
    Recidivism and effective correctional and rehabilitative practices were at the forefront of the minds of many officials that had spoken during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office’s new medium-security jail facility Monday. Former Sheriff Oren R. Fox, for whom the new facility will be named, added his voice to those of several others that commended the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic
    Tuesday, May 03, 2016
    The Imperial City Council will take action on awarding a $49,700 contract to Donohue Painting for the prep and marking of a water tank at its treatment plant during a meeting Wednesday. In the meeting’s agenda papers, it states the Federal Aviation Administration completed an airspace study of the sewer tank and issued a determination stipulating that the water tank must be marked and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic
    Monday, May 02, 2016
    The Sweet Onion Festival here is sweet reward for a harvest that delivered the goods with a knockout punch that despite long lines kept visitors coming back for more of the golden rings. The fest again celebrates the final session of Market Days said Ember Haller, Imperial recreation services manager. Five teams competed for King of the Ring as well as People’s Choice and the Sweetest Booth ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Monday, May 02, 2016
    The aroma alone of deep-pit barbecue was enough to lure crowds to the Imperial County Farm Bureau benefit. But paired to a worthy cause it was a meal hard to skip. The ICFB’s 63rd annual Scholarship Barbecue took place at Ryerson Hall on the grounds of Desert Trails RV Park. Proceeds go to Valley students pursuing a career studying agriculture or related field. There were 25 applicants this ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Friday, April 29, 2016
    Some would say only the onion has the stout flavor that rivals bacon as the universal garnish to improve any dish it graces and the Sweet Onion Festival in Imperial is a chance to rediscover how versatile the delectable bulb is. Returning for an encore bash, the fest celebrates the onion harvest, said Alexis Brown, executive assistant to the Imperial city manager. The festival is scheduled for 5 ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community
    Friday, April 29, 2016
    Impromptu performance can cook up high art at a musicians’ jam-session but the Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program had three Valley high schools cooking on-the-fly at an equally high-caliber in a food technology competition that brought out the best in aspiring young chefs. IVROP’s Culinary Skills Competition pitted Calipatria, Imperial and Calexico high school food service ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Thursday, April 28, 2016
    After having represented Imperial County for 20 years the current blue flag with the county seal in the middle will now make way for a successor. It all began at the Aug. 25 board meeting in Calipatria when District 4 Supervisor Ryan Kelley introduced the idea of refreshing the image of the county by holding a contest to adopt a new flag. For more information on this article visit: ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political
    Thursday, April 28, 2016
    Workers from the California Department of Transportation commemorated co-workers who lost their lives while working on public roads at the Caltrans maintenance yard here Wednesday. In a cordial ceremony honoring those lost, 184 orange safety cones were set out to represent workers killed throughout the state since 1921. Caltrans reminds motorists many workers are often on roadways and they need ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, April 27, 2016
    Long in the making, Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District became an affiliate of the Scripps Health Network as the chief executive officers of both laud the agreement, at the Pioneers Memorial Hospital here Tuesday, after first steps launched last spring. In October, Pioneers and Scripps entered into a two-year agreement, the first time a hospital outside San Diego County joined the Scripps ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Wednesday, April 27, 2016
    A nearly full William Condit auditorium immersed itself in the Imperial County Board of Supervisors District 2 candidate forum in El Centro on Tuesday evening. Candidates focused on economic development, renewable energy and sustaining agriculture. Current District 2 Supervisor Jack Terrazas, also board president, declined to seek re-election on the June 7 ballot. The forum was sponsored by the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Political, Economic
    Wednesday, April 27, 2016
    Close to 30 individuals from four different solar companies that operate in the Imperial Irrigation District service area and a nonprofit organization urged IID on Tuesday during its Board of Directors meeting to take action and reinstate the Net Energy Metering Program that was suspended in early March. Representatives from SolarCity, Renova Solar, Solar Forward, New Day Solar and GRID ...read more
    Categories: IID, Community, Political
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016
    The lights inside the Palmer Performing Arts Center here shined bright this past weekend — figuratively. The auditorium played host to the North County Coalition for the Arts production of “The Music Man” during performances Friday through Sunday. For more information on this article visit: http://www.ivpressonline
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016
    The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors will listen to presentations regarding upcoming upgrade projects during its regular board meeting today. As part of the action agenda the board will discuss the approval of a major work authorization project to replace the existing energy management system hardware. The system monitors all energy operations. For more information on this article ...read more
    Categories: Community, IID, Economic
    Monday, April 25, 2016
    Welcoming scores of men struggling to balance themselves in red stiletto heels on the El Centro courthouse steps Sure Helpline Crisis Center staffers offered encouragement to their brothers in solidarity. Since 1971 the “Walk a mile in her shoes” march has tried to sound the alarm of how isolated survivors feel. Beginning at the courthouse for a march to the Town Square the Walk a ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Monday, April 25, 2016
    On Thursday the California Environmental Agency launched their new online complaint system which now allows people throughout the state to report environmental issues and concerns. The new website takes the user through the process of reporting an environmental problem, whether it’s related to air or water pollution, hazardous or solid waste, or pesticides. It’s available in English ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Monday, April 25, 2016
    Students at Imperial County Office of Education’s Valley Academy took to heart the historical context and lesson of self-awareness and initiative at the parent and teen conference delivered through its keynote speaker Friday. The theme for this year’s conference is “never let your past determine your future.” Students are residents from across the county and may encompass ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, April 25, 2016
    The inaugural Carne Asada Cook-Off organized by the Spread the Love Charity went so well Saturday, in El Centro, they needed an emergency supply of vendor tickets said Jessica Solorio, founder. Spread the Love Charity is the nonprofit that assists the less fortunate. “It’s an amazing turnout,” said Solorio. Though all eight competitors tantalized Valley pallets with their fare ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Friday, April 22, 2016
    With the June 7 election fast approaching, members of the community got their first chance to hear from the two candidates that are vying for the Imperial Irrigation District Division 2 seat. The debate was between the incumbent Bruce Kuhn and Dilda McFadden, Brawley councilman George Nava moderated the debate. For more information on this article visit: http://www.ivpressonline
    Categories: Community, IID, Political
    Friday, April 22, 2016
    When public health services are made convenient, residents here are highly motivated to check the status of vital signs even without showing symptoms of any kind. The community Wellness Fair offered free screenings at the Faith Assembly here Thursday evening. Pastor Dan Bruce told visitors it was an honor to open the church’s doors to them. For more information on this article visit: ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Friday, April 22, 2016
    According to the Earth Day Network more than one billion people from across the globe will be taking part in event to commemorate Earth Day today. Here in the Valley there will be a few events that are focusing in educating children about what everyone can do to improve the environment around them. For more information on this article visit: http://www.ivpressonline
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, April 21, 2016
    Imperial Valley College was always known to be a Veteran-friendly college and Wednesday made it clear. IVC officially unveiled its Military & Veteran Success Center in front of former and current members of the military, students, faculty and the public in a ceremony that had one message — the brotherhood doesn’t end after the military. For more information on this article visit: ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
    Thursday, April 21, 2016
    Southwest High School’s Jimmie Cannon Theater for the Performing Arts was temporarily transformed into the state’s 4th District Court of Appeals, Division One on Wednesday, as part of an outreach program designed to give students a first-hand look at the state’s appellate court process. Justices heard oral arguments for two cases, and ended the local session with a ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Political
    Thursday, April 21, 2016
    Denim Day sends the clear message — there is no excuse and never an invitation to sexual assault. Since 2011, the Denim Day campaign has been waging peace over violence with local, national and international agencies insisting no woman is ever “asking for it” and sexual assault is never condoned. Now, recognized in 20 states, Denim Day, which is Friday, invites everyone in the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
    Wednesday, April 20, 2016
    For more than 30 years, Salvation Mountain, an iconic image of local folk art relics, is going to be dedicated with a stone monument and plaque Saturday. The ancient order, E Clampus Vitus, a fraternal organization committed to the study and preservation of cultural and historic locales in the American West has created the commemorative piece to honor Salvation Mountain’s artist/creator ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Wednesday, April 20, 2016
    City councilmembers in El Centro heard from Central Union High School District Superintendent Renato Montano about why the measure will be in the June 7 ballot during a council meeting Tuesday night. The item was an informational item only to give councilmembers a presentation as the school district looks to garner enough support. The bond will need a 55 percent voter approval for it to pass and ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Human Interest
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    Like most years quite a few people waited until the last day to file their taxes and the Imperial Valley is no exception. Although most tax service offices see an influx of customers in the final weeks before the deadline the reasons behind why some people file late can vary due to personal circumstances. Receptionist for Liberty Tax Service in El Centro Delia Nuñez said that they were ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    The Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program will host its 18th Annual Showcase and Recognition Ceremony today at the Casa de Mañana building at the Imperial Valley Expo. As part of the event 90 students, two alumni, four school districts and five local employers will be recognized at the event. For more information on this article visit: http://www.ivpressonline
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    The city of El Centro is in the initial process of updating the city’s old existing water meters at their current in-service location with an automatic meter reading/advanced metering infrastructure (AMR/AMI) system. The city advertised the project for bid, but the only two bids were rejected, and staff will ask council Tuesday to re-advertise the project which has a budget of $3 million. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest