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    Thursday, April 25, 2019
    HOLTVILLE — A simulated report of “shots fired” at Holtville High School on Monday morning quickly escalated into an “active shooter” scenario that resulted in multiple “injuries and fatalities.” Although the simulated incident was just a joint exercise involving local law enforcement and public safety personnel, it allowed participating agencies to practice and critique their response.To ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, April 25, 2019
    EL CENTRO — El Centro Regional Medical Center announced Tuesday that it accepted an invitation from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and American Diabetes Association to participate in a national evaluation case study. The hospital received the invitation due to the achievement of its Diabetes Prevention Program, which is the only DPP in Imperial County.To continue reading this ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts
    Thursday, April 25, 2019
    EL CENTRO — Local businesses and organizations came together to celebrate the work of their administrative team during the second annual Administrative Professionals Day luncheon and fashion show held Wednesday. “First and foremost, we want to bring recognition to the administrative professionals,” said AJ Gaddis, president of the Imperial Chamber of Commerce. “We want a place for the ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts
    Thursday, April 25, 2019
    Diesel fuel has been pumping more money out of farmers’ wallets. In California, a gallon of diesel, taxes included, retailed for $3.967 as of April 15, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That’s up from $3.778 a month earlier, and also up 18 cents a gallon from mid-April 2018.To continue reading this article visit: www.ivpressonline.com 
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, April 25, 2019
    EL CENTRO — After 20 years, support within the Imperial County remains strong for the international Denim Day campaign, which was observed Wednesday worldwide. Staff at the Sure Helpline Crisis Center on Wake Avenue were among the estimated 8 million worldwide who donned their favorite pair of jeans in support of the movement.To continue reading this article visit: www.ivpressonline.com 
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Fun Facts
    Thursday, April 25, 2019
    COLAB is an organization that represents the interests of labor, agriculture and business. We have provided a number of articles on the various farm issues, and some on the businesses directly related to agriculture. It is time to focus on labor, specifically agricultural. To do so, I first want to go back in time to review the start and end of the federal agricultural labor program that existed ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Political
    Thursday, April 25, 2019
    BRAWLEY — Affordable housing developments here and in Calexico that were designed to accommodate developmentally disabled individuals and farmworkers broke ground on Wednesday. The projects are expected to be completed in about 10 months to a year and are being developed by the Chelsea Investment Corp., which has a history of developing similar affordable housing in the Valley and elsewhere.To ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, General News Article

  • The William G. Duflock “Business Excellence” Award recognizes a business leader that exemplifies outstanding achievement in leadership within the El Centro business community.

    Previous Duflock Award recipients include: