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Sports | By MARIO RENTERIA and Imperial Valley Press Sports Editor | September 2, 2010
From the Chocolate Mountains to the Sea of Cortez and all along the border, Bulldog football is back with a new radio station to call home. Calexico High football commentators John Moreno and Victor Carrillo will continue to broadcast Bulldog football at XEMX 1120 AM, a Mexicali-based radio station. “The last two years we’ve been on KPBS but unfortunately that wasn’t available to us this year,” Carrillo said. Instead, the duo will take their always-colorful commentary to XEMX for their 17th season of broadcasting Bulldogs football.
NEWS
February 13, 2003
permit for more water By LAURA MITCHELL Staff Writer The county Planning Commission on Wednesday denied an Allegretti & Co. permit application to pump more groundwater for its farm at the western edge of Imperial County. The permit application has been in and out of court for eight years. Neighbors say pumping additional groundwater could reduce the water available for their wells. Conservation groups say additional pumping by the Allegretti farm would harm the endangered desert pupfish and the Yuma clapper rail.
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By SERGIO ESTRADA, Staff Photographer | September 9, 2006
Imperial High?s Royce Culp (center) tackles Southwest High?s Mike Dukes (left) during the Game of the Week on Friday at Imperial. The Imperial Tigers won 7-0. See Sports for more high school football coverage.
NEWS
By LEO MIRAMON, Staff Writer | May 14, 2005
Dateline: Calexico The Calexico downtown shoppers fill the sidewalks, some with their minds set only on shopping and others with the thought of stopping by to enjoy a cold drink and what seems to be a local favorite, Oasis hot dogs with all the fixings. A crowd gathers around the hot dog shop as the smell of weiners, chopped onions and chili beans tempts shoppers walking down Second Street as they stop by Oasis Root Beer in the 200 block of East Second Street. Eva Castro and Maria Luisa Chavarria, both from Calexico, are the two women at the helm making the hot dogs that people flock to buy. The unique thing about this hole-in-the-wall storefront is that there are no seats, and patrons take turns standing at a counter while they chow down.
NEWS
Elizabeth Varin | Staff Writer | October 28, 2010
Cattle Call Rodeo tickets went on sale today at noon in Brawley. Though tickets have been available online since August, the ticketing office at the Imperial Valley Press building on South Plaza Street opened today. Presale tickets are $14 for the reserve sections and $7 for general admission. Tickets will also be sold at the arena during the event, though the price goes up to $17 for the reserved section and $10 for general admission. The rodeo will be held November 13 and 14, with events going on almost every night leading up to it. While tickets are available at the arena, the rodeo has been almost sold out in past years, so there's no guarantee of having extra tickets to sell on the days of the rodeo, said Chairman of the Cattle Call Board Danny Williams.
NEWS
By JULIO MORALES | Staff Writer, Copy Editor | July 22, 2013
As the proposed El Centro skate park's projected groundbreaking and completion dates kept getting pushed back, Anastasia Miki learned to stop complaining. In her more than six-year effort to get a local skate park built, the Desert Skate Coalition president has encountered her share of challenges, bureaucratic red tape being one of the latest. “I just had to stop worrying about how long it takes,” Miki said. “It's just the nature of government work.” Yet Miki can also count some major successes in her effort, most notably the fact that skate park will, eventually, be built.
NEWS
By CHELCEY ADAMI, Staff Writer | July 23, 2013
BLYTHE - One after another, members of the elite U.S. Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue Unit, BORSTAR, jumped from 25 feet high into blue and white, churning and frothing water Monday as part of water rescue training at the Palo Verde Dam. BORSTAR is considered an elite rescue team and a specialty unit and is the only search and rescue law enforcement unit in the country. The El Centro Sector BORSTAR has just 11 agents in it, and Monday's exercises were part of two-day annual training as well as required recertification every three years.
NEWS
July 25, 2013
CALIPATRIA - Multiple law enforcement agencies collaborated to arrest two people charged with throwing a bag over a Calipatria State Prison wall Tuesday. Around 9:40 p.m., prison staff saw a man approach the minimum-security housing area's barbed-wire fence and throw a bag into the area, said Lt. Everardo Silva, Calipatria State Prison Administrative Assistant Public Information Officer. The man, Rogelio Marquez of Lancaster, started running into a nearby field west of the area when he was apprehended through a joint effort of the Imperial County Sheriff's Office, Calipatria Police Department and members of the Calipatria State Prison Specialized Team.
NEWS
By DARREN SIMON and JOSE GUIJARRO, Staff Writers | February 28, 2007
More than 20 Imperial County residents were arrested today in federal raids all tied to the largest domestic U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration operation in the agency?s history. For pictures click here The nearly two-year investigation, code named Operation Imperial Emperor, began in the Valley and spread to cities in 23 states, Imperial County District Attorney Gilbert Otero and federal officials said. ?It began as a result of an investigation by one of our local law enforcement groups,?
OPINION
February 21, 2004
Didn't we already fight the battle over the National Guard? It was 1988, and Dan Quayle had just been selected by presidential nominee George H.W. Bush as his running mate. At a news conference in New Orleans, Quayle was asked about his military service in the National Guard by ABC reporter Susan King. Quayle made what some reporters thought was a suspect defense of his motives for joining the Guard. The media accused Quayle of becoming a guardsman to avoid service in Vietnam. Many of the assertions being made today about President Bush's Guard service were made against Quayle in 1988.
NEWS
By THOMAS TURINI, Cooperative Extension plant pathology adviser | February 9, 2004
One of the most common citrus questions regards the best citrus varieties to plant in the low desert. Although our extreme heat, wind and occasional frosts limit our choices, there are many varieties that perform well under our conditions. Commercially, high quality early-season grapefruit, lemons, mandarins and Valencia oranges come from desert areas in California and Arizona and it is possible to successfully grow these trees in your home garden as well. > > Grapefruit For the red-fleshed grapefruit, there are several options.
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By LEO MIRAMON and DARREN SIMON Staff Writers | December 1, 2005
Zugey Velarde knew personal tragedy after the death of her month-old baby, but she had dreams of building a new life with her husband in Las Vegas. The former El Centro resident, whose parents still reside in the city, was married Nov. 12 and she and Christopher Bonner had dreams of having a baby again. She was happy, her father, Raymond Velarde, said Wednesday. On Nov. 23 in a case under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Zugey Velarde was gunned down in the apartment she shared with her husband.
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By Becky Hanks | Valley Women Writer | February 1, 2011
“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.” — Abraham Lincoln Businesswoman, mother and widow Heidi Kuhn is president of KF Dairy and a partner of Imperial Valley Cheese, the only producer of Swiss and Muenster cheese in California. And yet, her career accomplishments came with a painful price — the loss of her beloved husband Jim Kuhn, the father of their young children. In the five years following Jim’s tragic and untimely death, Kuhn has pushed through her grief to continue the Valley agriculture business ventures her husband boldly founded so many years ago. But more significantly, she is a loving mother to their son and daughter, attempting to instill a sense of their father’s presence and perpetual love for them.
NEWS
March 1, 2011
For the first time I can remember our bougainvillea has completely frozen black and looks dead. Lots of our trees look dead, too. What is the best way to trim or somehow bring everything back? Are they dead or do they just look that way? — Garden Gal, El Centro We contacted the Imperial County Cooperative Extension near Holtville and got some really good information from plant pathology adviser Donna Henderson. She said bougainvillea are hardy desert plants that can tolerate temperatures of a minimum of 65 degrees Fahrenheit at night and 75 to 95 degrees during the day. The series of freezes in Imperial Valley during the past month-plus have left several trees and bushes with some frost damage.
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