Bill Thornburg Honored by IVC

Evelyn Thornburg, joined by family members, holds a plaque recognizing the contributions of her late husband Bill Thornburg to Imperial Valley College. IVC Interim President Victor Jaime and Trustee Norma Galindo recently made the presentation to Mrs. Thornburg and her family on behalf of the IVC Board. Bill Thornburg is the only person in the history of the college to graduate from IVC, serve as a trustee, business instructor and Vice President.

Imperial Valley College Board of Trustees To See Major Changes


The Imperial Valley College Board of Trustees has started a process that will result in major changes to the way trustees are elected as well as boundaries of areas they represent.


            The board voted Wednesday to modify trustee area boundaries and change from “at large” to “trustee area” elections.


Holtville Water Supply Update

By Luke Phillips


At a meeting Monday the Holtville City Council told waterworks supervisor Frank Cornejo that they are interested in moving forward with the purchase of a UV light system to disinfect the city’s water supply.

The city was cited by the state last month after higher-than-normal levels of trihalmethanes were found in the water supply. The city is required to submit an Action Plan for how they are going to remedy the situation by September 21 and Cornejo says he’d like to include the UV system as a solution in the report.

Imperial County Office of Education and the College Going Initiative sets Higher Education Week

In the ongoing effort to help Imperial County students achieve their goal of attending university after high school, the Imperial County Office of Education and College Going Initiative will hold its annual Higher Education Week I Sept. 19 through Sept. 22.

Higher Education Week I focuses attention on high school seniors, providing them access to some 25 college and university recruiters along with critical information on such issues as financial aid. Recruiters and higher education programs partners from throughout Imperial County will attend each of the high schools during the week to meet with seniors as part of college fairs.