January 2010


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Holtville Mulls Over New Trash Services Contract

By Luke Phillips The Holtville City Council is asking for more information before deciding on the future of the city’s trash disposal contract. The city’s 7-year contract with Allied Waste Services expires in April of…






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Honda Begins Operation of New Solar Hydrogen Station

TORRANCE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Honda today began operation of a next generation solar hydrogen station prototype at the Los Angeles Center of Honda R&D Americas, Inc., intended for ultimate use as a home refueling appliance capable of…




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First Commercial Scale SunCatcher Solar Plant Unveiled

Only four months after breaking ground, Tessera Solar and Stirling Energy Systems (SES) recently showcased the highly anticipated Maricopa Solar power plant, which is the first commercial project for the SunCatcher concentrating solar power (CSP)…



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Brawley Wrestlers Continue To Dominate IVL

By Chris Furguson After several impressive performances at tournaments over the winter holiday, the Brawley High Wrestling team continues to dominate local wrestling action as they defeated the Calexico Bulldogs 61-15 on Wednesday, January 20….


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Impreial County Becomes Recovery Zone

By Mario Conde The County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution designating Imperial County as Federal Recovery Zone in order to be eligible for Federal Funding. With this action the County intends to apply for…


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2010 Rib Cook-Off Pre-Sale Locations

Cleartalk: Brawley – 118 Main Street Calexico – 400 Emerson Avenue, suite 4 El Centro – 3451 South Dogwood Road El Centro Mall – 3451 S Dogwood Road Yuma – 464 East 16th Street Driscoll’s…


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Leimgruber to Seek Re-election in District 5

Imperial County District 5 Supervisor Wally Leimgruber has announced his intention to seek re-election. “The agenda of important Valley issues which need action remains full,” he said.  “My experience, research skills, and tenacity will assist…


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A Historic Takedown CORPORATE CORRUPTION

Last week, 22 business executives and employees were arrested and charged with attempting to win a contract to sell a variety of military and law enforcement products—everything from body armor and bullet-proof vests to M4…



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Amber Alert Expands

Amber Alert expands for girl whose mother’s body was found Sunday GERONIMO — Authorities issued an Amber Alert for the daughter of a woman whose body was found Sunday in Comanche County, and police are…



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Migrant Program Speech Tournament a Win-Win For All

By:  Kudratdeep Kaur Dhaliwal All were winners in the ICOE Migrant Program Speech Tournament held Saturday at Southwest High School. Students throughout the Imperial Valley were awarded for spending their entire Saturday honing their rhetoric…