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Brawley Superior Furniture Burns Down In Morning Blaze

Brawley Superior Furniture Burns Down In Morning Blaze

By Chris Furguson On September 14, 2012, Brawley Superior Furniture, the oldest continually running business in the City, burned down before sunrise. Crews from all over Imperial County, including Westmorland, El Centro, Calipatria and Imperial County, helped Brawley's firefighters battle the blaze. The 60+ year business is owned by Mary Miller, who said she wasn't sure if she would reopen the business due to needing to gut the entire facility to start over. Power was shut off by the city [...]

The Imperial Valley Remembers 9/11

The Imperial Valley Remembers 9/11

By Jim Predmore      It has been 11 years since that dreadful day when America was attacked by extreme terrorist, leaving a lasting and far reaching scar on our country. At least 2,985 people died in the September 11, 2001 attacks, including:  19 terrorists and 2,966 victims, 13 later died of their wounds. One person has died since the attacks, of lung cancer which is suspected to have been caused by all the debris from the Twin Towers. There were 266 people on the four planes:  [...]

I.V. Weekly Chronicle 09-13-12 Vol.106 No.37

I.V. Weekly Chronicle 09-13-12 Vol.106 No.37

Board of Supervisors approved Ormat’s East Brawley Geothermal Project

By Mario Conde The County Board of Supervisors approved Ormat’s East Brawley Geothermal project at Tuesday’s public hearing meeting. The proposed East Brawley Geothermal Project would construct a new 49.9 net megawatt binary power plant composed of six Ormat Energy Converters, an expanded geothermal well field beyond the six exploration wells, and pipelines to carry the geothermal brine to the power plant for 30 years. Also to be constructed are pipelines to carry the cooled brine [...]

Imperial County Board of Supervisors will support the Imperial County Desert Museum

By Mario Conde The Imperial County Board of Supervisors will support the Imperial County Desert Museum in getting the funding and support they need to keep cultural artifacts. The item was requested by Supervisor Jack Terrazas who introduced Neal Hitch, Executive Director of the Imperial Desert Museum. The main work of the museum over the last two years, Hitch said, has been the recuration of the Imperial Valley College Archaeology Collection, which is being completed under the Memorandum [...]

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