Partner agencies laid out plan for the Salton Sea in 2017

SALTON SEA — At the end of 2017 the mitigation water deliveries mandated by the 2003 water transfer will end. Meanwhile, the Salton Sea is expected to start receding at a much faster pace, leaving thousands of acres of emissive playa exposed. With a looming deadline and a governor who was closing in on the... Continue Reading →

Support expressed for Imperial’s medicinal cannabis ordinance

IMPERIAL — As part of their regular meeting on Wednesday, the Imperial City Council listened to the input of the community regarding the first reading of the city’s proposed medical cannabis dispensary ordinance, which the city has been working on throughout the year. Most of the members of the public who offered their input expressed... Continue Reading →

County approves cannabis licensing process

EL CENTRO — After establishing the first pieces of the framework regarding the regulations on the cannabis industry last month, the county Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve a fee structure and licensing procedure in addition to adopting a lottery process to award licenses for businesses wishing to cultivate marijuana in the county. With... Continue Reading →

Tony Rouhotas Jr. to lead county

EL CENTRO — After going through a four-month recruitment period in which more than 20 candidates were interviewed, the county Board of Supervisors culminated its search Tuesday morning when it officially appointed current county Fire Chief Tony Rouhotas Jr. as the new county executive officer. The selection of Rouhotas comes following the sudden retirement of... Continue Reading →

Heffernan attacks Press articles

CALEXICO — The board of trustees of the Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District held a press conference Thursday to dispute what it considered false information in articles published in Adelante Valle and Imperial Valley Press regarding the district’s $13,000 retreat in San Diego in the summer. In the first article published in Adelante Valle on Nov.... Continue Reading →

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