Imperial County Welcoms Summer With a Nice 105° Today and a 115° Tomorrow

After an unusually cool and pleasant late spring the Imperial Valley welcomes summer with a nice 105° and an excessive heat warning from the National Weather Service for temperatures of 115° tomorrow. This is the first real heat streak that we have gotten this year so try to keep cool, drink a lot of water and stay out of the sun if you can. Holtville City Pool is open and Imperial Valley has opened their cool centers.

Woman’s Improvement Club of Calexico Award their 2011 Scholarships

The Woman’s Improvement Club of Calexico awarded their 2011 scholarships to two Calexico High graduates at their June 11tth luncheon.   President Mary Medina is shown with this year’s awardees Stephanie Godoy and Giselle Tamayo.

picture by Elaine Perez

Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst

Most folks want to relax in retirement. Not Jack McKeon, who was named the interim manager of the Florida Marlins on Monday.

McKeon, who managed the Marlins to a World Series title in 2003, returned a day after Edwin Rodriguez handed in his resignation.

“It’s great to be back,” McKeon said at the press conference to announce his return on Monday. “I had a little siesta for a few years. They’ve been so good to me and so loyal to me during my stay here that I just couldn’t turn them down.”

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.

The incident occurred at the Highway 86 Checkpoint near Westmorland around 12 a.m., when a Border Patrol canine team alerted to a white 2004 Chevrolet Silverado during primary inspection.  The driver, a 34-year-old United States citizen, was referred to secondary for further investigation.  A thorough search of the vehicle resulted in agents discovering approximately 8 pounds of cocaine and 140 pounds of marijuana concealed within an engine compartment.

Holtville Kids to “Make a Splash—Swim a Lap” Thanks to Locals, IID

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals and major funding from Imperial Irrigation District, youngsters in Holtville can learn to swim for just $10 this summer.

In addition to IID’s contribution to the Holtville Parks & Recreation Department, the following are helping fund the low-cost lessons: The Holt Group, Inc.; Ernie Strahm & Sons, Inc.; Jim & Beth Strain; Ormat; Performance Mechanical; Anderholt & Storey, APLC; The Quellen Company; Swiss Club of Imperial Valley; and Theresa Sturges.