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Arrestee drug use study shows increases in methamphetamine use

Adult male and female arrestees testing positive for methamphetamine increased slightly in 2009 after several years of steady declines, according to two recent SANDAG reports.

“Overall, arrestee drug use remained fairly stable over the last year – and was relatively low compared with years passed,” SANDAG Director of Criminal Justice Research Dr. Cynthia Burke said. “However, data collected in 2009 do raise some concerns when it comes to methamphetamine use and availability.”

Local Hospitals Partner with March of Dimes to Observe Prematurity Awareness Day – November 17

The March of Dimes along with El Centro Regional Medical Center and Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District have teamed up to highlight Prematurity Awareness Day – November 17th in Imperial County. A Press Conference will be held in Brawley on Wednesday, November 17th to raise attention to the problem of premature birth.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
WHERE: Pioneers Memorial Hospital
(in front of the Phyllis Dillard Family Medical Center)
207 W. Legion Road
Brawley, CA 92227
TIME: 9:00am – 10:00 a.m.
WHO: Richard Mendoza, CEO
Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District
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— Media Advisory – Media Advisory – Media Advisory –
November is Prematur i ty Awareness Month
Dr. David F. Hagen
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pioneers Memorial Hospital
Maria Peinado, Chairwoman
Imperial Valley Preemie Family Council
Adriana Ponce
Imperial Valley Ambassador Family Mother
WHY: Preterm birth is a serious and costly problem that affects more than 545,000 babies (1 in 8) each year. In California, more than 61,000 babies are born too soon.
In Imperial County, 3221 babies are born each year and 335 babies are born prematurely.
Preterm birth is the leading cause of newborn death and a major cause of disability.
It costs the nation $26 billion annually to care for babies born prematurely according to the Institute of Medicine.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health and works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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2010 Cattle Call Rodeo Results

Brawley Cattle Call Rodeo Results.

All-around cowboy: Blake Hirdes, $1,368, team roping and tie-down roping.

Bareback riding: 1. Orin Larsen, 82 points on Rosser Rodeo Company’s Flood Zone, $1,298; 2. (tie) Clint Lear and Wyatt Hancock, 79, $846 each; 4. (tie) Tyson Thompson, George Gillespie IV and Zachary Hutchison, 78, $315 each.

Steer wrestling: 1. Ethen Thouvenell, 4.9 seconds, $1,157; 2. Pepe Arballo, 5.1, $958; 3. Matt Deskovick, 5.9, $758; 4. Rhett Kennedy, 6.6, $559; 5. Stan Branco, 6.9, $359; 6. Jeff Richardson, 7.9, $200.

Imperial Valley College Receives Technology $3 Million Grant

Imperial Valley College has received a $3 million federal grant that over the next five years will revamp access to cutting edge technology for students and staff on the Aten Road main campus as well as the Calexico Extended Campus.
The grant, from the U.S. Department of Education, has been named ATLAS for “Access to Technology Leads to Advancement and Success.”
It will expand IVC’s technology infrastructure for students by allowing a wide degree of online services including improved interaction between faculty and students, improved efficiency in registration processes and improved access to online faculty lectures.