Monthly Archives: October 2012

Imperial County Airport Host Aviation Day

By Jim Predmore

Aviation Day was first instituted in Imperial County on October 24, 2009.

Since its inception, Aviation Day has continued to grow with approximately 3,000 people in attendance at last year’s event! The purpose of Aviation Day is to provide the citizens of Imperial County with a growing understanding of the contribution the airport provides to the local economy as well as the quality of life it enables here in Imperial Valley.

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I.V.Weekly Chronicle 10-25-2012 Vol.106 No.43

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Imperial Solar Project Passes Major Hiring Milestone!

Exciting news to share! The Imperial Solar Energy Center South (C-Solar South) project has hit a major hiring milestone. Thanks to a local hire agreement between IBEW Local 569 and the project developer, 73% of the electrical workforce dispatched to the project is from Imperial County with 93% of the local hires being new electrical apprentices and trainees. With 28.5 percent unemployment, the highest in the state, this is a big boost to the local economy at a time when Imperial County needs it most. Below are just a few of the personal stories from some of our new members on the job.

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I.V. Weekly Chronicle 10-18-2012 Vol.106 No.42

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News and Notes from the October 16 Brawley City Council Meeting

By Chris Furguson

 

• The Brawley City Council, at their meeting on Tuesday, October 16, welcomed newly hired firefighter Julio Rivera to the city’s ranks.

Brawley Interim Fire Chief Chuck Peraza introduced Rivera to the council, in front of Rivera’s parents and other family members.  Also on hand were members of the Brawley Public Safety Committee to congratulate the new firefighter.

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