Daily Archives: October 5, 2010



Water samples are being tested for the presence of two possible pesticides.  Results are expected today.

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Bureau of Land Management Gives Final Approval for Imperial Valley Solar

Courtesy / Tessera Solar This photo illustration by Tessera Solar shows how the Stirling dishes would look if built.

In an historic step forward in the nation’s clean energy future, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today approved the first large-scale solar energy plants ever to be built on public lands. The two projects, both located in California, are the first in a series of renewable energy projects on public lands under final review by the Department of the Interior that would provide thousands of U.S. jobs and advance U.S. clean energy technologies.

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A Selfish Act that Affects so Many and Leaves an Entire County Stunned

By Jim Predmore

Flowers and a Picture of Amber placed on the workout bike that she used. Photo Provided by Lifted Up.

Imperial County finds it self still in shock this morning, as reality sinks in after the tragedy that has reached the hearts of so many people here in the Valley. There is somberness all over the Valley from Brawley, Imperial, El Centro, and Holtville as many spent sleepless nights just wondering how this could have happened.

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Saturday, October 16, 2010
7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Imperial Valley Expo
North End Parking Lot
200 East Second Street, Imperial, CA
COST: $2.00/person
The flu shot is for any person who wishes to
reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with
influenza or transmitting influenza to others.
Please wear a short sleeve shirt for convenience of the drive thru
clinic. Payment by cash or check only.
This is a drive-thru clinic. Individuals getting a flu shot at this clinic need to arrive in a
car and be able to drive through the designated clinic area. For more information
about the drive-thru flu clinic please contact the Imperial County Public Health
Department Immunization Program at (760) 482-4762.
Sábado 16 de Octubre, 2010
7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Imperial Valley Expo
Estacionamiento norte
200 East Second Street, Imperial, CA
COSTO: $2.00/persona
La vacuna contra la gripe es para cualquier
persona que desee reducir la probabilidad de
enfermarse de la gripe o transmitir la gripe a
otras personas.
Favor de usar camisa de manga corta para poder atenderle de
mejor manera. Solamente se aceptará pago en cheque o en
Este será un evento de servicio vehicular (drive-thru). Las personas que acudan al
evento deberán llegar en auto y poder manejar dentro del área designada. Para
mayores informes favor de comunicarse con el Programa de Inmunizaciones del
Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Imperial al (760) 482-4762.

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Turnovers Plague Brawley During 20-16 Win Over Desert Mirage

By Chris Furguson
The Brawley Wildcats came into their game against the Coachella Valley United Arabs looking to improve on their mistake-filled performance the previous week against the Christian Academy Patriots.
Instead, Brawley found themselves struggling to keep possession of the ball thanks to a half dozen turnovers and a fake punt, yet the Wildcats managed to eke out a 20-16 victory by the end of the game.
“It’s terrible,” said one Brawley coach.  “This far into the season, we shouldn’t be playing like this.”
Before the game, as it was ASB/Parents night, the parents and players of the football team, along with the cheerleaders and team managers, were introduced to the waiting crowds as they walked down the Warne Field track.
After receiving the ball on the opening kickoff, Brawley’s #22 fumbled the ball less than 50 seconds into the game, but the United Arabs failed to capitalize.
On Brawley’s next possession, at 5:22, Raven Smith fumbled the ball, which resulted in a Coachella Valley touchdown when the Arabs QB Sergio Salinas made a 23 yard pass to Gabriel Saldivar, followed by a Rosendo Rosales PAT.
During the second quarter, Brawley battled back from two more fumbles when, with 4:39 left in the half, quarterback Donald Wharton threw a 22 yard pass to A.B. Oceguera, followed by a Sergio Hernandez PAT.
A fifth Brawley turnover with less than five seconds in the half led to a failed field goal attempt from Rosales.
Brawley’s troubles continued when, after a fake punt by Robert Rodriguez led to a first down, the Arabs managed to score on the next play when RB Armando Castro made a touchdown run.  The PAT from Rosales missed, however, and the score was 13-7.
Brawley later scored, with less than seven minutes left in the quarter, when Wharton made a 63-yard run for a touchdown with the Hernandez PAT going through the uprights, giving Brawley the lead for the first time 14-13.
With Brawley taking the lead for the first time in the game, the Wildcats made their final score of the game with 2:38 left in the period when Jacob Valenzuela blocked a Rodriguez punt that Raven Smith picked up for a 22-yard special teams touchdown.
In the fourth quarter, Rosales made a field goal early, but the Wildcats kept the Arabs from scoring any further.
Brawley (3-1) next plays Blair Vikings of Pasadena for Homecoming tomorrow at 7 pm at Warne Field.

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