Valley’s fallen heroes honored on Memorial Day

IMPERIAL COUNTY — This year, Memorial Day commemoration had a deeper meaning for the local communities which remembered the sacrifice and legacy of two local heroes who lost their lives in their fight for the preservation of the nation’s freedom. Erik Silva from Holtville and Robert Rodrigo Boniface from El Centro were the two main... Continue Reading →

Industrial developer interested in coming to the Valley

EL CENTRO — During the Board of Supervisor’s meeting Tuesday, the board heard a presentation from Xavier Rivas, vice president of development of Mexicali-based industrial developer PIMSA, in which he shared with the board the company’s desire to extend its footprint into the Imperial Valley. The presentation was added to the agenda after last week... Continue Reading →

IID moves forward with community solar project

EL CENTRO — In order to satisfy some of the unique power needs in the Valley, the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to move forward with a community solar project as well as the expansion of its battery energy storage system. Last year, Energy Department manager Vicken Kasarjian revealed during a board... Continue Reading →

County voices opposition to proposed CDBG cuts

EL CENTRO — Concerned with the possibility of losing a crucial funding source for community and economic development here in Imperial County, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to send a letter the Assembly Budget Subcommittee 4 voicing their opposition to changes proposed to the Community Development Block Grant Program. Questions were raised when the... Continue Reading →

City, police at odds in salary dispute

WESTMORLAND — Discussions between Police Officers and city officials over their salaries has escalated this week, with the officers setting Monday as the deadline to come to an agreement. A source with knowledge of the dispute who asked not to be named, but has verified its identity with the Imperial Valley Press, said the officers... Continue Reading →

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