It’s That Season Again!

Presented by Marv Wood with some revisions to an article by its author: “Luca”

(Previously the team physician for Loyola) a true high school football fan when he writes:

Technically, the New Year begins on January 1.  For High School Football fanatics it begins in August, during Hell Week and progressing through two-a-days and then that first Friday in September.

Board of Supervisors approved a contract with IVROP

By Mario Conde

The Imperial County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with IVROP for intense case management services to Cal works customers.

The Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program requested $458,815.00 to fund Project THRIVE. This project will provide mental health management, oversight of treatment plan components and intensive case management services to customers of the Imperial County Department of Social Services. The target population within CalWORKs will be those customers experiencing barriers in remaining complaint due to undiagnosed and untreated mental health symptoms.

EnviroIngenuity Brings Energy Efficient Vertical Farming Process and Locally-Grown Food to Laguna Beach

Alegria Farm in Laguna Canyon is Orange County’s First Hydroponic
Vertical Farm; employs Verti-Gro(R) Systems

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Aug. 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Local
entrepreneur Erik Cutter has bought the farm – literally.
EnviroIngenuity today announced the phase one completion of Alegria
Farm, Orange County’s first hydroponic vertical farm. Engaged in the
promotion of sustainable technologies, EnviroIngenuity has brought a
new farming system to the west coast.

IID opens two on-farm fallowing programs

In an effort to generate water for the Quantification Settlement Agreement, environmental mitigation of the Salton Sea and to pay back previous overuse or inadvertent overruns of the Imperial Irrigation District’s annual Colorado River water entitlement, the district is seeking participants for two on-farm fallowing programs.
2012-2013 On-Farm Fallowing Program
This is the final call for the current 2012-2013 Fallowing Program with a delayed start of Oct. 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. This nine-month program is offered at $125 per acre-foot. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 19.
2013 On-Farm Fallowing Program
This is the first call for the 2013 calendar year Fallowing Program running Jan. 1, 2013, through Dec. 31, 2013. With an early start option (up to six months), this 12- to 18-month program is offered at $125 per acre-foot. The deadline for submissions is Sept.19.
Applications for both programs are being accepted by the IID water manager’s office with priority given to those turned in on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is fully subscribed.
Fields selected to participate will be paid to lie fallow throughout the duration of the contract period. “The district will take steps to prevent any water from being delivered throughout the contract period,” said program manager David Bradshaw.
Information and applications have been mailed to all landowners and tenants and is available for download at For more information, please call the fallowing hotline at 1 (760) 339-9898.