Assemblyman Garcia shares scope of work for 2017

IMPERIAL — Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia plans to submit more than 20 different bills covering a wide array of issues as part of his legislative agenda for 2017. Garica noted that on Feb. 17 he had submitted 28 legislative ideas, out of which 22 are already in bill form as the deadline for proposals will come... Continue Reading →

State’s plan for the Salton Sea getting closer to be released

SALTON CITY — The state is expected to release the Salton Sea Management Program 10-year plan for the sea in following weeks, which will draw the path on how the state intends to cover up to 55,000 acres of exposed playa over the next decade. Bruce Wilcox, assistant secretary for Salton Sea Policy for the... Continue Reading →

Drones becoming essential tool in ag-related research

HOLTVILLE — As technology continues to improve, a larger number applications for such technology emerges. When it comes to unmanned drones, it’s no different. The University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources division has begun to hold workshops through its different center throughout the state to introduce researchers to the technology and how it can... Continue Reading →

IID moves forward with design of proposed reservoir

EL CENTRO — The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors voted on unanimously on Tuesday to approve almost $1.5 million in funding for the engineering design, bid process assistance and preconstruction development of the proposed East Highline Reservoir. Approving the engineering design of the project will allow the IID to have a bid-level estimate to... Continue Reading →

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