December 2009

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Part Two With City Manager Laura Fischer

By Luke Phillips The Holtville Tribune recently sat down with Holtville City Manager Laura Fischer to discuss the city’s accomplishments in 2009 and what the city is looking forward to in 2010. This is part…


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All League Team Players Announced

Holtville Sports Selected by league coaches under the auspices of the San Diego Hall of Champions. Selection committees can recognize athletes in excess of the authorized number, but only those whose names will appear on…


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Police Briefs

City of Holtville Friday, December 18 WHO’S HOOD IS IT ANYWAY?: It was reported that a teenager was jumping on the hood of a vehicle. It is unknown if he owns this vehicle or not….


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Hundreds Get H1N1 Vaccines

During Saturday Drive At Expo By Chris Furguson Hundreds of cars were lined up in the Imperial Valley Expo’s parking lot during  the first vaccination drive for the H1N1 Swine Flu virus on Saturday, December…


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Film Classics to Rev Up Holiday Spirit

Families often have their own unique traditions when it comes to the holidays. Lately, families have begun to include films in many of those traditions. That’s thanks largely to the array of classic holiday films…


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United States Transfers 12 Guantanamo Bay Detainees

United States Transfers 12 Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Afghanistan, Yemen and the Somaliland Region Twelve detainees have been transferred from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to Afghanistan, Yemen and the Somaliland region. As directed by…



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Supervisors Reject Opportunity to Create Green Jobs

Once Again, County Supervisors Reject Opportunity to Create Green Jobs for Imperial County Residents Program Would Have Provided National Model for Green Job Creation, Skilled Workforce Training and Positioned County for Stimulus Funds EL CENTRO,…


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FBI Releases Michael Jackson Files

MICHAEL JACKSON Investigative Files Released 12/22/09 Investigative Files on Michael Jackson In response to Freedom of Information Act requests, the Bureau has released its investigative files on the late entertainer Michael Jackson, who died earlier…


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The Real History Of Christmas?

By Chris Furguson The middle of winter, after the Solstice when the longest night and shortest day occur in nature, was a time to celebrate long before a child named Jesus was born in a…


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Former Holtville Resident Releases Christmas CD

By Luke Phillips A former Holtville resident is helping spread holiday cheer with her new album ‘Believe Christmas’, a collection of traditional Christmas tunes with a modern twist. Terry Maston grew up in Holtville and…


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CANTEEN VEHICLE

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS SAN DIEGO/IMPERIAL COUNTIES CHAPTER UNVEILS NEW CANTEEN VEHICLE A Generous Gift from the Red Rose Society SAN DIEGO, CA, December 21, 2009 — The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American…


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NBA FIT/WNBA FIT CHALLENGE

Giselle Romero participated in the local competition of the NBA FIT/WNBA FIT CHALLENGE hosted by the Calexico Recreation Dept. in late Sept.  She was the local champion in the 13 & 14 year old girls…


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2010 Imperial Valley Census

2010 Imperial Valley Census Count To Begin This Spring By Luke Phillips Starting in the spring of 2010 Imperial Valley residents will be receiving forms in the mail, or knocks on their door, to be…


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Mexican Drug Cartel Dealers Killed

By Mario Conde One of the top Mexican drug cartel dealers was killed last Wednesday in a bloody shootout in Mexico that left three dead. Arturo Beltran Leyva died Wednesday during a shootout with Mexican…


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AP Spanish Language and College readiness

By Mario Conde The Calexico High School Bulldogs will be recognized as number #1 in the nation in AP Spanish Language and College readiness for 2009. In a press release made by Calexico High School…


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Turning Point Gives to the Community

By Betty Predmore Turning Point Ministries held their annual Food Basket Give-Away on Saturday, December 19th. Church members along with resents of the Men’s and Woman’s Homes were on hand to hand out food baskets…


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Shop With a Cop

By Betty Predmore Some Imperial County kids got a special treat last Saturday when they were able to participate in the Shop With a Cop event. Thanks to generous donations from Imperial Valley businesses and…


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MESA Hosts 2nd Annual Robotics Competition

By Jorge Villalobos The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) had its 2nd Annual Robotic Competition at the Central Union High School this past Saturday.   MESA who has been in the Imperial Valley for the past…


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Asthma Awareness

By Jorge Villalobos This past Saturday,  the Plaza de Cultura building at the Imperial Valley Expo campgrounds hosted the Asthma Wellness Day event.  The event was focused to inform people of Asthma and other respiratory…