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    Thursday, May 26, 2016
    Even with a world-renowned reputation preceding him, Benjamin Yeo, composer/conductor garners his strongest recommendation by word of mouth. Yeo, also an instructor at the Anglo-Chinese (Independent) School in Singapore was commissioned to write a piece and conduct the Wilson Junior High School Band by director Mitch Sturman. For more information on this article visit: http://www.ivpressonline
    Categories: Education, Community
    Thursday, May 26, 2016
    With the goal of becoming more culturally sensitive and to celebrate the Asian Pacific American Heritage within their ranks, the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection paid homage to Asian heritage. The event was part of the Asian Pacific American Heritage month for the Imperial Valley Integrated Diversity Inclusion Program Committee from the Department of Homeland Security. To give ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Thursday, May 26, 2016
    Before anyone reaches for those car keys they might want to stop and think about all the reasons they can bike to work. The Imperial Valley Velo Club would like community residents to be open to the possibility of a lifestyle change. May is National Bike Month and Imperial County celebrates with its inaugural Bike-to-Work Day on Friday as IV Velo Club offers a goodies bag to those who arrive at ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016
    Not even with its Satellite Doppler can the National Weather Service rely solely on technology to forecast weather so the federal agency trains volunteer weather spotters to assist in gathering crucial data to warn the community of potential dangers. The NWS forecast office of Phoenix that encompasses Imperial and western Riverside County held training to be the field office’s “eyes ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    Aside from being the top academic student at his campus this year, Calexico High School senior Arturo Medina has also earned the distinction of joining the long list of Bulldogs that have been named Gates Millennial Scholars through the years. To be exact, Arturo is the campus’ 25th Gates Scholar, and the only student from the Valley this year to be awarded a full-ride scholarship to the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    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. Last week, Lake Mead set a new mark by reaching its lowest elevation since 1937 when it was filled. For more information on this article visit: http://www.ivpressonline
    Categories: Community
    Monday, May 23, 2016
    The brew masters arrived from two countries, five states and 40 craft beers to share with the Imperial Valley as host Alford Distributing welcomed beer drinkers to the second annual Crown Craft Beer Invitational. “We’re basically bringing the brewery to the people,” aid Chewy Lopez, sales director of Firestone Walker Distributing, based in Paso Robles. “We want more local ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts
    Monday, May 23, 2016
    A pastoral lake stocked with catfish, blue gill and bass plus free fishing poles was the lure for several dozen that arrived at Sunbeam Lake on Saturday to hook the big one at the 8th annual Wes Cody Tanner Townsel Memorial Family Fishin’ Fun Day. “We do this to give support for the scholarships and for people who never fished before,” said Jayme Hoffman, event organizer. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts
    Monday, May 23, 2016
    Nearly 350 students and their teachers competed in the annual Math Festival on April 29 at Imperial Valley College. Students from Calexico, Central Union, Southwest, Holtville, Imperial, Brawley Union, Calipatria and San Pasqual high schools competed in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus and Statistics. The college’s Math Department faculty from the Math, Computer ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Friday, May 20, 2016
    On Thursday, Emmett Finley kindergarten student Natalie Mireles just like all of her classmates were attending a water safety presentation being given at the school without knowing the day was about to become really special. At the end of the Imperial Irrigation District’s Dippy Duck visit to the school Natalie was called up to get a photo with Dippy Duck and then her family came up as the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest
    Friday, May 20, 2016
    It is rare for 17-year-old students savor an evening out with parents but when college admission is at stake teens find the best team players are the ones closest to home. In the midst of Higher Education Week II as college representatives visit Valley high schools, Imperial County Office of Education also held Student & Parent Night to afford family breadwinners the opportunity to learn ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Wednesday, May 18, 2016
    Financial literacy and resume writing are often aptitudes overlooked in typical curriculum but a career-specific forum helped hone critical-thinking skills graduating seniors will shortly confront. The Senior Employability Workshop was a two-day event introducing seniors how to navigate their way in the world before leaving school that concluded on Tuesday at Central Union High School. For more ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Education
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    Going all out to make this weekend extra special for one of his classmates at Calexico High School 9th Grade campus, junior Gerardo Tovar Jr. asked ICOE special needs student Estefany Pacheco to this weekend’s Special Prom during lunchtime. Gerardo got the cheerleading squad involved to surprise Estefany with the prom-posal. This proposal is part of a tradition at the school in which ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    It wasn’t that long ago that Calipatria High student Crystal Lopez had been called to her counselor’s office unexpectedly. Like any normal student, she immediately began to think the worst. “I got scared that I was in trouble,” Crystal said. Instead, she got the news that she was accepted to take part in the University of California, San Diego, Academic Connections summer ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Monday, May 16, 2016
    A prime opportunity for high school students to learn about colleges they are considering or received an acceptance from comes to the Valley as Imperial County Office of Education hosts its biannual higher education week from Monday through Friday this week. Among the eight high schools in Imperial County, 530 students have already been accepted to a four-year college. Others are still ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Monday, May 16, 2016
    As summer starts looming and temperatures in the Valley begin to rise the Imperial Irrigation District has kicked off its public awareness to remind the public that the safest way to avoid drowning in canals and drains is to stay away from them. During the May 10 IID meeting, the Board of Directors declared the month of May as the water safety month. “Summer is around the corner, which ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, IID
    Monday, May 16, 2016
    Go for the Gold track and field games 2016 challenged Valley athletes, healthy and asthmatic, to put their best foot forward and prove chronic ailments do not have to stop anyone in their tracks. This sixth edition of the games held every other year is a collaboration between the Imperial Valley Child Asthma Program at El Centro Regional Medical Center and Sunflower Elementary School. Students ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest
    Friday, May 13, 2016
    A good salsa is defined by a delicate balance of ingredients, freshness and — above all else — spiciness, said Martha Sandoval, who was among four contestants battling for top honors at Thursday’s Mariachi Festival Sin Fronteras’ salsa competition. “If you don’t get hot, it’s not a good salsa,” the Calexico resident said. Yet, she also admitted that ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Friday, May 13, 2016
    Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini spent Thursday morning in the Valley to learn more about the local efforts and challenges for growers as part of a week long journey throughout the West Coast of the country. Among the things that Dolcini was hoping to get from his visit was to explore the current state of the industry in the Valley and also learn about the impact his agency programs ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic
    Friday, May 13, 2016
    El Centro Mayor Jason Jackson left behind the suit and tie and sported a baseball jersey as he gave the State of the City Address on Thursday morning. In a Cinemark Imperial Valley Mall theater packed with elected officials from El Centro and other cities, city staffers and some residents, Jackson highlighted the accomplishments the city has done this past year and what it proposes for the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, May 13, 2016
    If 2016 began a bit wobbly from a rocky economy San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus graduates are well-aware, there is no limit. This year, there were 335 degrees conferred, with largest division of graduates receiving degrees in criminal justice at 98 students. Graduating with honors were 10 Summa Cum Laude, 11 Magna Cum Laude and 19 Cum Laude. For more information on this article ...read more
    Categories: Education