>>50 years ago — Explorer Scouts and leaders, more than 100 strong from both the Imperial and Yuma valleys, will wind up in a three-day encampment at the El Centro Naval Auxiliary Station tomorrow. The scouts received instruction in jet propulsion and took orientation flights over the Valley.
>>40 years ago — Clear water is on its way here today from Parker Dam, augmented by stored water from Imperial Dam, to bring an end by Jan. 1 to the vexing problem of salt in Colorado River water. The problem has plagued the Imperial and Mexicali valleys for more than a month.
>>30 years ago — Guard Jeff Magin found the range with 33 points but couldn't keep the Holtville Vikings from dropping an 86-65, Elks Tournament battle to the Coronado Islanders. Holtville's playmaker started finding his shooting eye in the second half. The Vikings had problems scoring in the first two quarters, trailing 50-26 at half-time.