Daily Archives: February 24, 2010

Holtville City Council Meeting 02-22-10

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Holtville City Council Meeting 2-22-2010

Video of the complete 2/22/2010  Holtville City Council Meeting.

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Recovery Act to Expand Local Broadband Internet Service

U.S. Commerce Secretary Locke today, joined by Senator Jeff Bingaman, Senator Tom Udall and former New Mexico Governor Toney Anaya on a press conference call, announced a $11.2 million Recovery Act investment to help bridge the technological divide, boost economic growth, create jobs, and improve education and healthcare in eastern New Mexico and west Texas. The grant will bring high-speed Internet access to more than 200 community anchor institutions — including schools, public safety organizations, healthcare facilities, and government agencies — and lay the groundwork for bringing affordable broadband service to thousands of homes and businesses in the region.

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Tucson Woman Arrested Smuggling Marijuana

Naco, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized $95,000 of marijuana concealed in a spare tire of a vehicle being driven by a Tucson woman.

Early Monday morning, CBP officers were screening traffic coming from Mexico, at the Naco port of entry. The officers decided to look further at a Chevy Tahoe being driven by a 28-year-old woman from Tucson, Ariz. Utilizing high-tech detection equipment, officers discovered packages of marijuana concealed in the spare tire of the SUV. The total weight of marijuana was more than 40 pounds with an estimated street value of $95,000.

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Border Patrol in California Rescues Stranded Illegal Crosser

El Centro, Calif. – The U.S. Border Patrol’s Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue unit was called out for a search on Monday, resulting in the rescue of one individual.

At approximately 4:20 p.m., radio dispatchers received a call from Imperial County Sheriff’s Office stating that a person had called requesting help. The person stated that he had been left behind after illegally crossing the border into the United States through the mountains near Ocotillo, Calif.

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