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CBP Officers in Arizona Find Crystal Meth in Can of Powdered Milk

Nogales, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a drug smuggling attempt when they seized 1.5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine in a can of powdered milk. On February 2 at about 12:30 p.m., CBP officers were screening pedestrians at the DeConcini Morley Gate at the Nogales port of entry. CBP officers became suspicious of a woman who was identified as a United States citizen and resident of Nogales, Ariz. CBP officers searched the woman’s belongings and found that [...]

IVEDC Taste of the Valley

IVEDC Taste of the Valley

The Stockmans Club in Brawley was the venue for the second Taste of the Valley event hosted by the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation on January 29, 2010. The event was designed to promote the importance of agribusiness in the Imperial Valley. In addition to a front area with tri-tip, salad, vegetables, dessert and samples of a locally produced olive oil, a contest was held in the back area of the club where four teams vied for the best recipe using local [...]

Tips For a Terrific Super Bowl Party

Tips For a Terrific Super Bowl Party

What host or hostess wants company leaving their home with a laundry list of complaints about the party or get-together they just attended? While not everything about the event is bound to go picture-perfect, there are some things individuals should keep in mind when inviting others into their home. DO have plenty of food and beverages on hand. Skimping on refreshments is not the way to win rave reviews. If you're having 25 people over, be sure to have enough food for them all. DON'T expect [...]

Brawley Council Approves Emergency Purchase Of Hybrid City Vehicles

Brawley Council Approves Emergency Purchase Of Hybrid City Vehicles

By Chris Furguson With a 4-0 vote, the Brawley City Council voted to approve an emergency bid for six hybrid vehicles at their February 2 meeting. The vehicles, five 1/2 ton Silverado Hybrid Trucks and one Ford Hybrid Escape, will cost the city a total of $225,355 thanks to the bid from Wondries Fleet Group out of Alhambra, CA. The other bidder, El Centro’s Desert Auto Plaza, was not able to provide needed Escape. The money for the purchases came from a federal CMAQ grant worth $190,000 [...]

Residential Fire Sprinkler System Ignites Heated Debate

Every 90 seconds, a home fire is reported in the United States. According to the National Fire Protection Association, eight out of 10 fire fatalities occur where we feel safest -- in our own homes. Many fires start at night and research shows young children and older adults are the majority of victims in home fires. - Would installing fire sprinklers save lives? - Is the added cost a necessary investment for homeowners? - Should it be mandated by law? The nation's leading building code [...]

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