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    Friday, April 20, 2018
    CALIPATRIA — Acknowledging the state’s mistakes in the past and lack of action as it pertains to the Salton Sea, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom pledged to make the local health and environmental challenge a priority during his visit to the Imperial Valley Thursday morning. As part of his tour of the area, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate visited the Red Hill Bay marina at the southeastern end of ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, Human Interest, Political
    Thursday, April 19, 2018
    EL CENTRO — A two-day seminar aimed at educating businesses about opportunities in exporting and the programs and tools at their disposal kicked off Wednesday at the Old Eucalyptus School House here. The Imperial Valley International Trade Seminar was hosted by the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corp., the Cali Baja Bi-national Mega-region and the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Economic, General News Article
    Thursday, April 19, 2018
    IMPERIAL – U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told dozens of DHS personnel on Wednesday during a town hall meeting here that she is working with the White House and Congress to further enhance employees’ capabilities. Specifically, Nielsen said she is fighting for additional tools, authority and resources that would allow DHS to enforce its immigration and national ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Political
    Thursday, April 19, 2018
    EL CENTRO — The state director of Rural Development for the U.S. Department of Agriculture calls her division the “hidden jewel” of department. Wednesday she was here to help make that gem less of a secret. Kim Dolbow Vann met with a group of professionals representing a wide range of economic interests for a “listening session” at the Old Eucalyptus Schoolhouse. She fielded questions from the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Political
    Thursday, April 19, 2018
    HOLTVILLE — The American Legion Auxiliary Bradley Keffer Unit 138 Holtville and volunteers from the community gathered here Tuesday morning to create approximately 50 individual care packages to send to Marines currently serving overseas. The project came about after Auxiliary President Kim Vincent received word from a longtime friend in San Diego that her Marine son and his unit were stationed ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    EL CENTRO — During a regular city council meeting here Tuesday, Mayor Cheryl Viegas-Walker announced action had been taken to approve Brian P. Johnson as the city’s new police chief. Chief Johnson brings more than 29 years of dedicated law enforcement and public service to both the residential and business community of El Centro, the city said in a release.
    Categories: City of El Centro / City Council, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    EL CENTRO — In addition to approving road improvements estimated to cost around $8 million in the upcoming fiscal year, the County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a plan to push the state to better distribute the funds for roads. The County Department of Public Works presented the board a list of proposed 2018-2019 projects that included 20 miles of roads.
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    EL CENTRO — As one of the top pro street and park riders in the country, BMX star Garrett Reynolds carries some weight when it comes to assessing venues for his sport. So it’s worth noting Reynolds was hardly faint in his praise recently of the Sidewinder Skatepark that opened in El Centro in 2015. “They’re really lucky, I think. I don’t think a lot of people understand that,” Reynolds said. ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Despite a recent rise in the price of imported solar panels since the start of the year, Citizens Energy Corp. and the Imperial Irrigation District are confident a project intended to provide solar power for about 15,000 low-income customers can go forward. In January, IID and the non-profit energy company CEC signed a power purchase agreement to procure power for the district’s eGreen program.
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Political, Community, IID
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    BRAWLEY - The somber tone of a ringing bell swirled through the Stockman’s Club Saturday evening at the Law Enforcement Memorial dinner event hosted in honor of fallen Imperial Valley first responders and to raise money for a future memorial structure. Silence filled the dinner hall, and the only sounds heard were the keening bell and the voice of California Highway Patrol Sergeant Wes Boener ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Monday, April 16, 2018
    CALEXICO — The city of Calexico continued its 110th anniversary celebration with a dinner and dance event Saturday night at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Hall here. “Because of our sponsors that helped us out, they wanted us to have a nice gathering, and that’s exactly what we’re doing,” Calexico’s Mayor Maritza Hurtado explained. “Putting together an event like this, we’re pretty much ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community
    Monday, April 16, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Just as its neighboring city of Calexico did so this week, the city of El Centro celebrated its 110th year of existence, and decided to commemorate its more-than-a-century milestone with a city-wide celebration Saturday afternoon at Bucklin Park here. The free and family-oriented event featured musical and dance performances, activities for children and booths from a number of local ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, City of El Centro / City Council, Fun Facts
    Monday, April 16, 2018
    Last week, the Salton Sea Authority and its partner agencies commemorated the completion of the first state-funded program as part of the state’s efforts to mitigate the health and ecological impacts of the Salton Sea. On April 12, the completion was celebrated during a Water Flowing Celebration at the Torres Martinez Wetlands, located at the northern tip of the Salton Sea. The program’s ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, April 16, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Taking home the grand champion crown for the 2018 Imperial Valley Carne Asada Cook-Off held Saturday afternoon at Stark Field here was the team of One World Beef based in Brawley. It was the first time OWB has competed in annual IV Cook-Off event, and their team was comprised of OWB managers and employees.
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community, General News Article
    Friday, April 13, 2018
    EL CENTRO — A group of 31 Southwest High School students worked hard to continue their school’s success by competing against 3,500 other students from across the state at the annual Cal-HOSA State Leadership Conference held in Anaheim recently. An especially notable achievement was made this year by SHS students Sowon Moon, Ariana Romo and Mildred Bernal, as they finished as the top three ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    CALEXICO — Trying to fill a gap in cancer-related services in the city, the Imperial Valley Cancer Support Center has partnered with the Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District to bring its services to Calexico. As part of the agreement, IVCSC will have staff at the HMHD offices in Calexico where they’ll deliver physical and emotional support services to patients with cancer and their families.
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Education
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    CALEXICO — As the city of Calexico celebrates its 110th anniversary this week, a proper celebration could not be had without commemorating its rich history of art. A 110th anniversary art exhibit will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Carmen Durazo Cultural Arts Center here. The exhibit, which was also open Tuesday and Wednesday, features 110 pieces of artwork from local artists.
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community, Education, General News Article
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    CALEXICO — Native Calexican and current Mayor Maritza Hurtado welcomed those present to the city’s kickoff event for its 110th anniversary celebration on Tuesday by saying “Hello” in English, Spanish, Taiwanese and Chinese. The gesture reflected the city’s border status as well as the relationships and culture it has established and enjoyed with its far-flung sister cities, Hurtado said.
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    EL CENTRO — The County Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday a change to its tuition reimbursement program that would expand continuing education options for its employees. The proposed change to the program was part of an effort to expand eligibility for courses or academies that would prepare county employees to obtain a license, certification or professional designation.
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Community, Education, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    If you think Girl Scouts is only for the craft-minded and song-loving girl, then you’re missing an entire program that is dedicated to building strong female leaders of tomorrow. The Imperial Valley Service Unit is dedicated to fostering outdoor skills and providing unique outdoor experiences for Girl Scouts. It held not one, but two encampments this year.
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Education
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    SEELEY - Not all superheroes wear capes. Some heroes teach children math, some help fight fires, and others are parents of children with autism. The Children’s Foundation of the Imperial Valley hosted its third annual Fun Run event to benefit children with autism Saturday morning at Sunbeam Lake in Seeley. The park was full of dancing, running, and of course – capes. Spider-Man, Captain ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    SEELEY — The Imperial Valley BMX Association held its annual State Qualifier at its track at Sunbeam Lake here on Sunday afternoon, welcoming about 140 riders from throughout Southern California and Nevada. The event was open to riders of all ages and experience levels, making for a well-rounded and well-attended event that included riders from 3 years old to 50 years old.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    IMPERIAL — Judith Klein Pritchard was honored Monday for a job she’s held for 28 years, or about 27 1/2 years longer than she originally intended. Pritchard, the legal director for the Center for Family Solutions, more commonly known as WomenHaven, was awarded the Elsa Hechanova Memorial Award. The award, named for an 81-year-old murder victim from 10 years ago, recognizes outstanding ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    CALIPATRIA — As one of the longest-running memorial scholarship funds in Imperial Valley, the annual Nathan “Nate” Mata fundraiser celebrated a milestone of 25 years on Saturday at Rademacher Park here. The scholarship fundraiser continues to carry the same success and importance in the community since it was created in April 1994. Proceeds from the Mata fundraiser go toward $1,000 scholarships ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
    Monday, April 09, 2018
    CALEXICO — It’s been about 34 years now since interim police Chief Gonzalo “Chalo” Gerardo had first gotten his start with the Calexico Police Department, initially as a teenage Explorer. Since then, Gerardo has had the opportunity to serve in a wide variety of positions, including as business liaison, investigator, patrol, investigative and administrative sergeant, as well as chairman of the ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Monday, April 09, 2018
    EL CENTRO — Creating statewide access to broadband internet service may be a matter of law, but there is still the matter of working out the details among various service providers.  Due to the high interest locally, Assembly Eduardo Garcia who authored AB 1665 requested Public Utility Commissioner Martha Guzman Aceves to visit the valley in a workshop which took place last week in El Centro.
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Political
    Monday, April 09, 2018
    SEELEY — The third annual Superhero 5K held Saturday morning at Sunbeam Lake here drew in more than 800 participants who either walked or ran in their best superhero costumes to raise awareness for children with autism. Organized by the Children’s Foundation of Imperial Valley, the event also acted as a celebration for Autism Awareness month, which is observed every year in April. “It’s really ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts
    Monday, April 09, 2018
    CALEXICO — Around 300 people were believed to be in attendance Friday evening as San Diego State University-Imperial Valley held its fifth Taste of the Valley. Seventeen vendors from the food and beverage industry shared samples of some of their popular menu items on a comfortable, still evening on the campus commons.
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, IVC / SDSU-IV, Education, General News Article
    Friday, April 06, 2018
    BRAWLEY — Three community members will be honored for their community advocacy this Saturday during the 14th annual Cesar Chavez Celebration at Plaza Park. The annual free event, organized by Los Amigos de la Comunidad Imperial Valley, will also include live music, artists’ displays, folkorico dancing and food vendors.
    Categories: Fun Facts, Community, General News Article
    Friday, April 06, 2018
    EL CENTRO — More than 40 local foster youths were able to get a brief taste of the real world during Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program’s Independent City event held Thursday morning at the county Department of Social Services here. The event focused on teaching essential life skills, such as how to pays bill and manage money, to current foster and former foster youths by putting ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
    Friday, April 06, 2018
    SEELEY — Imperial Valley BMX is set host an array of talent from various age groups during its State Qualifier Race to be held at its track at Sunbeam Lake here on Sunday afternoon. Last year, approximately 160 racers from Southern California and Arizona competed at the state qualifier in hopes of finishing in the top three in their age group. In order to advance, racers need to compete in at ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Education, General News Article
    Friday, April 06, 2018
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Karissa Rodriguez, of Westmorland, has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, according to a U.S. Air Force press release. The new airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Education, General News Article