From the monthly archives: October 2011

Holtville Tribune 10-28-11


I.V. Weeky-Chronicle 10-27-11



CALEXICO, Calif.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico East port of entry arrested a United States citizen after discovering 27 pounds of cocaine, seven pounds of hashish and six pounds of methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle he was driving.

The combined street value of the narcotics is approximately $259,600.
CBP officers at the Calexico East port of entry discovered cocaine, hashish and methamphetamine hidden in a vehicle.

The incident occurred at about 7:45 a.m. on Oct. 24, when a CBP officer conducting inspections of vehicles and travelers entering the United States referred the driver, a 49-year-old man, for further examination.

The intensive examination on the red Dodge Ram pick-up truck that included a canine screening and use of X-ray equipment led officers to the discovery of 10 wrapped packages of cocaine co-mingled with five packages of methamphetamine and two packages of hashish. The narcotics were concealed inside a non-factory compartment in the interior rear wall of the pick-up truck. The combined street value of the narcotics is approximately $259,600.

The driver, a resident of Calexico, was turned over to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and transported to the Imperial County Jail where he currently awaits arraignment.

CBP seized both the vehicle and narcotics.


Steve Larson
  It’s time for the Green and Gold Hall of Fame Banquet and Golf Tournament.
Holtville High School alumni will be honored for the sixth time as this new tradition continues single out the performances of strong athletes.
It also continues to honor the memory of John Kirchenbauer, the former high school assistant principal, wrestling coach and golf coach.
Members of the Holtville Education Committee host the events every year.
This year’s golf tournament, as was last year’s, will be played at the Del Rio Country Club in Brawley. It is slated for March 17, 2012.
But the Hall of Fame Banquet will take place Nov. 19, 2011 at the I. V. Swiss Club.
It will honor three teams: The 1977 CIF Class 2A Champion Tennis Team,  the 1993 CIF Championship Volleyball Team and the 1992 CIF Championship Football Team.
Each team member who attends will be recognized for their contribution and given a championship ring for their participation.
In addition, seven individuals will be inducted into the Green and Gold Hall of Fame. They are Anthony Iten, Lou Obermeyer, Russell Peck, Luke Riechle, Judy Santistevan, and Ron and Joan Thornburg. Entertainment will be provided by the Clark Baker Band and several HHS student groups.
A silent auction will also take place under the heading “Remembering the Champions.” Specially selected artwork and other items of interest will be up for bid. Proceeds from the sales goes to the purchase of the rings.
The evening is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $50.00 per person.
For details contact the committee at greenandgold Or call the high school.
The committee requests you RSVP by Nov. 2, 2011.


City of Holtville News Release
For Immediate Publication:
The City of Holtville and Sun Community Federal Credit Union Will Host Two Real Estate Seminars
(Holtville, CA)
The City of Holtville and the Sun Community Federal Credit Union are working together to promote home ownership and increase the rate of owner-occupied housing in the City of Holtville. The City will host a series of real estate seminars intended to teach people about the benefits of home ownership.
The first real estate seminar will be conducted this Saturday, October 29 from 11:00 am to 1:00pm.
The seminar will be held at Holtville City Hall, located at 121 W. Fifth Street, Holtville California 92250
The Real Estate Seminar topics will include, the importance of establishing credit and paying bills on time, the equity building benefits of home-ownership, and how easy it is to become a home owner.
Speakers will include: Jessica Romero, Holtville Branch Manager, Sun Community Federal Credit Union
Valentina Estes, Real Estate Manager, Sun Community Federal Credit Union
The event is free and open to the public and the public is encouraged to attend.
Holtville Housing Fact: Fifty-One Percent (51%) of the housing units in Holtville are owner-occupied.
Event: City of Holtville Real Estate Seminar
Sponsor: Sun Community Federal Credit Union and City of Holtville
Time: Saturday October 29, 2011 and Saturday November 5, 2011
Date: 11:00 am- 1:00pm
Location: Holtville City Hall, 121 W. Fifth Street, Holtville California 92250
Contact: Jessica Romero, Branch Manager, Sun Community Federal Credit Union, 760-336-8735
For more information, please call the City Hall at 760-356-2912.
For more information please contact Alex Meyerhoff, City Manager, at 760-356-4574.
City of Holtville
121 W. 5th Street
Holtville, CA 92250
760-356-4574 office
760-336-1880 cell

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