Brawley, CA

Brush Fire Prompts Evacuation of Seeley Neighborhoods

SEELEY — Residents on the west side of Seeley were being evacuated around 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, after a brush fire fueled by dense vegetation and gusty winds had moved east of the New River on the western edge of Seeley. The fire had triggered a couple emergency...
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Imperial County Fire Department evacuating civilians in Seeley

IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The County of Imperial says people have been evacuating Seeley due to a fire on Evan Hewes. The Imperial County Fire Department and Imperial County Sheriff's Office are helping evacuate those west of San Diego Avenue. Anyone leaving the area is asked to go...
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Fire crews responding to 3rd alarm fire in Seeley

SEELEY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The Imperial County Fire Department (ICFD) says it has requested more backup for a brush fire that broke out in Seeley. The fire is near Jessup Road and Evan Hewes Highway. Imperial County Deputy Fire Chief Salvador Flores says there was a fire in the...

Holtville Defends City Manager at Heated Council Meeting

HOLTVILLE — A discussion meant to focus on a Holtville Community Center shifted to an argument over support for City Manager Nick Wells during the City Council meeting on Monday, June 27. Holtville council member Mike Goodsell triggered the argument by addressing a letter sent directly to the City...

El Centro Strip Center Sells for $6M

Faris Lee Investments has completed the $6 million sale of a Sherwin-Williams anchored retail center in El Centro, CA. The property presented a unique opportunity as accessible open land behind the center could be developed in the future. Located on 4th Street along El Centro’s main thoroughfare, the property is...

SPECIAL REPORT: Calexico’s Swing to State

CALEXICO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - This past spring the Calexico lady bulldogs softball team achieved a program first, a trip to the CIF South Region State tournament. Building a new tradition from the ground up. The Calexico girls softball team slugged their way to an undefeated record in desert league play. Then, when undefeated in the CIF San Diego section division three playoffs.

Boys and Girls Club of Imperial Valley celebrates local super heroes

BRAWLEY — The Boys and Girls Club of Imperial Valley celebrated local heroes Wednesday, June 29, in keeping with their summer program's theme of Super Heroes. School Resource Officer and Brawley Police Department Agent Sixto Moreno made a short presentation to the children of the Boys and Girls Club, explaining what he did for a living, as well as displaying and explaining what various instruments in his kit did.

All School Bonds on the Ballot Are Victorious

Although narrowly victorious in some cases, four school bonds spread throughout Imperial County have won approval in the June 7 primary, according to the unofficial final results released by the county Registrar of Voters on Monday, June 27. El Centro Elementary School District’s school bond initiative, Measure Y, which will...

El Centro Eyes Senior Discount for Trash Fees

EL CENTRO — The city of El Centro is developing a pilot program that would establish a discounted waste service fee for eligible senior citizens. But rather than have a person’s age be the sole requirement, city officials indicated they would like the pilot program to consider other eligibility factors, such as income level, too.

Brush Fire Threatens Seeley

A raging brush fire is threatening the town of Seeley. The fire was initially reported at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday and fire fighters were on scene until about 10:30 a.m. Imperial County Fire Department was recalled to the scene at about 1:00 p.m. when the fire rekindled. The fire originated in heavy brush and then swept into the river bottom, crossed the river and continued to move eastward threatening the town of Seeley. A third-alarm was issued shortly after 1:00 p.m. and then a fourth alarm was sent out about 5:00 p.m. Evan Hewes Highway was closed from Jessop Road to the river and several other roads were closed later. The Imperial County Sheriff's Office initiated reverse 9 1 1 calls to the Seeley area as well as activating the Imperial County Broadcast Emergency Alert System to advise Seeley residents to be prepared to evacuate if the fire continued to advance on the townsite.

200 acres burned by Seeley fire

SEELEY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - A fire in Seeley that started yesterday morning has claimed about 200 acres and is still burning at this hour. The Imperial County Fire Department says at least 40% of the blaze has been contained. Deputy Fire Chief Salvador Flores says this is far from over and residents should stay away until further notice.

Calexico Postpones FY 2023 Budget Approval

CALEXICO — For all the change that the 2020 election had brought to the makeup of the Calexico City Council, that change doesn’t appear to have extended to its spending priorities. No other conclusion came to mind for community activist Gilberto Manzanarez, who said he reviewed the city’s...