From the daily archives: Thursday, January 20, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

6:30 p.m.: Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet:

Featuring award of Citizen of the year honors, and crowning of the 2011 Carrot Festival Queen, Princess and Junior Princess 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. No-Host Cocktails 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Dinner 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Ceremonies and State of the City Address at I.V. Swiss Club. Tickets are $25.00 per Person.

Saturday February 5, 2011

2:00p.m.: 2nd Annual Music Fest:

Hot Rods & Beer. Bands & Food Booths:

Sunday, February 6, 2011

11:a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Holtville Rotary Club’s “No Bones About It BBQ” Get your BBQ plates for Super Bowl!

Monday, February 7, 2011

6:00 p.m. Carrot Festival Cookery Contest

Little Chef’s and Junior Chef/Miscellaneous Division. Youngstears are invited to try their hand at cooking with carrots. At the Civic Center. Cooking Contest sponsored by the Soroptimist Club.

6:00 p.m.; Carrot Festival Cookery Contest

Middle School and High School Divisions. At the Civic Center.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

6:00 p.m.; Carrot Festival Cookery Contest

Adult Salad, Vegetable and Main Dish Division. At the Civic Center.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

6:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Cookery Contest

Adult Chef Breads, Desserts and Appetizer Divisions. At the Civic Center.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Carrot Festival Cookery Contest

3:00 p.m. Senior Chef/Miscellaneous 6:00 Open Chef/Energy Saving and International Cuisine At the Civic Center.

3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Carrot Festival Midway Carnival on Pine & 6th St.

Friday, February 11 2011

:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Carrot Festival Midway Carnival on Pine & 6th St.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.: Carrot Festival Mile & 5 K Races

9:00 a.m. till dusk: Arts and Crafts Fair

Craft, food and other booths in Holt Park.

10:00 a.m. Carrot Festival Parade

Featuring school children, bands, floats, antique cars and tractors, equestrians, Citizen of the Year, 2011 Festival Queen, Princess, Junior Princess and runner-ups. The route is west on Fifth Street from Maple to Ceder.

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Student Art Show.

Open during the day at the Civic Center.

1:00 p.m. (approximate): Trophy Presentation

Parade honors awarded at Gazebo in Holt Park.

12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Antique Tractor and Car Show

Classic cars and antique tractors at Hot Rods & Beer.

12:00 Noon to 11:00 p.m. Carrot Festival Midway Carnival on Pine & 6th St.

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Entertainment in the Gazebo.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

11:00 a.m. to ? Dia de la Familia Cook-off

9:00 a.m. till dusak: Arts and Crafts Fair

Arts & Crafts booths in Holt Park & Pine Ave.

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Entertainment in the Gazebo.

arrot Festival Midway Carnival on Pine & 6th St begins at 11:00 a.m.

Holtville, California – The 20th Annual 2011 Holtville Rib Cook-Off organizers announced the entertainment slate for the major fundraising event January 29th in Holtville. The scheduled bands include: Safety Orange, Jessica Erin and Los Outpatients.
9:30am – 11:15am – Safety Orange from San Diego. Safety Orange Genre: Rock & Southern California Beach Rock Reggae – Record Label: Wabasa Records/Jackhammer Movement – Sample: Website:
11:30am – 12:50pm – Jessica Erin from Los Angeles. Jessica Erin’s soulful Country Pop voice draws you in and leaves a powerful impression on all who hear her. Jessica recently finished touring through the South and Midwest on her Uncovered Tour 2010 with singer/songwriter Jay Denton.

Jessica, along with Jay Denton, will be touring the USA from February 2011 through November 2011 performing at all Nationwide Series NASCAR races and other events raising awareness about the needs of our 9-11 First Responders.

Jessica was nominated for the second year in a row for Best Country Song for her song “Sundays Without You” by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. “Sundays Without You” also won Song of the Month for September through Songwriter’s Universe.

Jessica only recently finished recording her soon to be released single “Sundays Without You” in Nashville with Producer Chris Omartian. She will be reshooting her video for “Sundays Without You” for release in 2011. You can see her current video at

Jessica Erin recorded her debut CD, “Free To Be Me”, with renowned Record Producers Billy Chapin and Chris Omartian in Nashville, TN. Jessica’s song “Girls Night Out”, which is on her CD, was aired on an episode of the hit NBC TV show “Friday Night Lights” this season and her song, “Follow Your Heart” has been aired on the soap opera “All My Children”. Jessica recently won the annual Grand Prize for Best Song from Songwars, run by Mike Pinder of The Moody Blues fame, for her song “Say Goodbye”. Five of Jessica’s songs on her CD have won awards and recognition from respected organizations in the music industry.

Jessica has opened for Grammy Nominees Montgomery Gentry, country star Darryl Worley, the Blues Travelers, and the BoDeans, to name a few. Jessica performed at the San Diego County Fair as part of their July 4th celebration this year. She has performed at the California State Fair, has performed for a sold out crowd at the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and has played Joe’s Bar on Weed St. in Chicago, voted 2009 Nightclub of the Year by the Academy of Country Music. Upon moving from Nashville to Los Angeles, Jessica performed at world renowned venues Whiskey A Go-Go and The Viper Room. She has been performing at many well-known venues throughout Southern California.

1:00pm – 3:00pm – Los Outpatients from Imperial Valley. The band “Los Outpatients” was formed back in 2004 by founding members Mike Horn and Adolfo Estrada.  The original acoustic trio made up of Adolfo Estrada, Guitar, lead vocals…Mike Horn, vocal harmonies  and another guitarist-vocalist.  Initially the band was formed to provide music/entertainment for The Annual ICBHS Employee Recognition Luncheon which is held every year in May.  Since then,  the band has grown in size from 3 members to 10 with the majority being local County employees.  The bands repertoire includes musical genres from classic rock & roll, Latin rock, Mexican boleros, Norteño, Texican, Country to Contemporary Pop music. Los Outpatients blend all these genres to create their own diverse unique musical style.
Members Include: Mike Horn – Vocals, Harmonica, Percussion, Adolfo Estrada – Lead Vocals, Lead Acoustic Rhythm Guitar, Rodolfo Aguayo – Bass, Scott Dudley – Vocals, Percussion, Johnathan Estrada – Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Alvaro Camacho – Congas, Percussion, Craig Barthels – Acoustic Rhythm Guitar, Andy Borbon – Organ, Guitars, Glen Allen Jr. – Lead Electric Guitar – Carlos Plazola – Vocals, Rhythm Electric Guitar

Organizers concluded you haven’t tasted, seen or heard nothing yet.


WESTMORLAND, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered approximately three pounds of methamphetamine and $42,000 of U.S. currency Tuesday.

At approximately 10 a.m., a Border Patrol canine team performing a cursory inspection alerted to a vehicle at the Intestate 8 checkpoint located approximately 27 miles east of Calexico.  Further investigation led agents to discover a hidden compartment containing approximately $42,000 of undeclared currency.

The second incident occurred at approximately 12 p.m., when a commercial bus was referred to secondary inspection by Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 Border Patrol checkpoint, near Westmorland.  All occupants of the bus were interviewed and agents discovered that one of the passengers had more than three pounds of methamphetamine under his shirt.  The methamphetamine is valued at approximately $105,000.

The cash and vehicle in the first incident were seized under suspicion of bulk cash smuggling and the subject was processed at the Calexico Border Patrol Station.  The second subject was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration along with the methamphetamine.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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