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Archive for June 17th, 2011

How Medicare Can Help You Stay Healthy

How Medicare Can Help You Stay Healthy

By David Sayen Regional Administrator U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services   You may have heard something lately about “preventive health care.” What does that mean, exactly? At its most basic level, preventive health care means living a healthy lifestyle. Eat a balanced diet. Exercise regularly. Maintain a healthy weight. And stop smoking. People with Medicare can benefit from these healthy living habits as much as anyone. But Medicare also covers a [...]

Border Patrol Checkpoint Halts Drug Smuggling Attempt

Westmorland, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a man early this morning attempting to smuggle more than $350,000 worth of narcotics. Indio Station Border Patrol agents discovered approximately 8 pounds of cocaine and 140 pounds of marijuana concealed within an engine compartment of a vehicle at a highway checkpoint. The incident occurred at the Highway 86 Checkpoint near [...]

Calif CBP Officers Seize More Than $400K in Cocaine and Methamphetamine

Calif CBP Officers Seize More Than $400K in Cocaine and Methamphetamine

Calexico, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry arrested a Mexican citizen after discovering 40 pounds of cocaine and four pounds of methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle he was driving. The incident occurred yesterday at about 9:30 a.m., when a CBP officer conducting inspections of vehicles and travelers entering the U.S. referred the driver, a 25-year-old male, for further examination. During an intensive [...]

Mack Park Improvements Rises To $900,000

By Luke Phillips The Holtville City Council voted 4-1 to approve design concepts and phasing for a project to improve Mack Park and also voted to make changes to the city's capitol improvement budget to include the new project at their regular meeting Monday. But some on the council say they want to start on another long-awaited city project before work begins on Mack Park. Council member Richard Layton reminded the council that plans to build a skate park in the city were approved more than [...]

In Other Words

In Other Words

Paying & Saving CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE GRADUATES of the schools in Imperial Valley. I hope you have successful careers and great life experiences always. While you’re contemplating what to do with your future, take a look at these prices for gasoline posted online as of this week. If you want to change the world, getting these numbers in line would be a very good place to start. GAS PRICES WORLDWIDE: Prices are quoted in US dollars per gallon for regular unleaded as of March [...]

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