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    Monday, November 23, 2020
    SALTON SEA — Congressman Raúl Ruiz, a physician, is proposing a bill to bring matching federal funds with state money to address the many health and safety concerns at the Salton Sea. The Democrat, who represents California’s 36th Congressional District, is promising to seek federal help for public health and restoration efforts at the sea.Staff Writer Michael Maresh can be reached ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, November 19, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday awarded the Imperial Valley Social Justice Committee $50,000 to first look into issues certain segments of the population have been experiencing and then find ways to resolve them. Imperial Valley Social Justice Committee Project Coordinator and Chairwoman Marlene Thomas at the request of the supervisors included women as a group ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Thursday, November 19, 2020
    BRAWLEY — A former Brawley resident recently donated $30,000 to the Brawley Fire Department specifically so the department could purchase personnel protective equipment. BFD received a check for the donation on Nov. 1 from the former resident, who requested that the gift remain anonymous.Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3442
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    IMPERIAL — Two Imperial Irrigation District directors on Tuesday voted against extending a service agreement to the Diversity Consulting Group, whose president, Alex Rodriguez, is the nephew of IID Board President Norma Sierra Galindo. Galindo recused herself from the discussion and vote. Directors Bruce Kuhn and Jim Hanks said they could not vote in support of the agreement without seeing the ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, IID
    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    SACRAMENTO — As California’s COVID-19 daily case count climbed to nearly 10,000 – a height not seen since early August – Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced tough new restrictions as an “emergency brake” to slow a coming surge that could overwhelm hospitals during the holiday season. Most non-essential businesses, restaurants, bars and places of worship will have to close or severely restrict ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Political
    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    EL CENTRO — IID’s Energy Consumers Advisory Committee Monday night voted against recommending to the district’s Board of Directors that it end the moratorium on electrical disconnections. After the board voted 8-6 with one member abstaining, the board asked the IID administration to come back at its Dec. 14 meeting with a comprehensive plan with remedies and safeguards.Staff Writer Michael ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Economic, IID
    Monday, November 16, 2020
    IMPERIAL — After the COVID-19 pandemic started in late March the Imperial Irrigation District, realizing a lot of people had lost employment and income, decided not to shut off power for residents who could not pay their bill.Staff Writer Michael Maresh can be reached at mmaresh@ivpressonline.com
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, IID, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Friday, November 13, 2020
    EL CENTRO — With about six weeks left on the deadline to spend the remaining $7.9 million in CARES Act funds received from the state, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors were informed Tuesday where the money could be spent. The county received $19.25 million, which was approved in March. Any amount of this money not spent from March 1 to Dec. 30 must be returned to the state of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Economic
    Thursday, November 12, 2020
    California farmers who suffered price declines due to the COVID-19 pandemic have until Dec. 11 to apply for a second round of federal relief known as the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2, or CFAP 2. Offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through its Farm Service Agency, the program has already provided millions of dollars in assistance to farmers and ranchers in California, ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Thursday, November 12, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Creating statewide access to broadband internet service may be a matter of law, but there’s a significant cost that comes with it. At Tuesday’s Imperial County Board of Supervisors meeting Imperial County Office of Education Superintendent Todd Finnell discussed the BorderLink Expansion project that would bring Internet access to rural areas within the county.Staff Writer Michael ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, Education