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Branding Iron Gala recognizes outstanding members of community

BRAWLEY — The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Brawley conferred honors on individuals who fulfilled the Chamber’s mission to the community of Brawley during the Branding Iron Gala at Stockmen’s Club of Imperial Valley. “The Greater Brawley Chamber has continued to fulfill its mission as a Convener...
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Buddy Sweets shares tips to keep your pup calm during fireworks

IMPERIAL VALLEY — One Independence Day, Rudy Robles – dog trainer and co-owner of Brawley-based Buddy Sweets dog daycare and boarding – was able to keep eight of his personal dogs calm amid the loud bursts, crackles, whistles, and bangs of fireworks in his Brawley neighborhood. Robles...
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The Importance of Mental Health in the Workplace

BRAWLEY — The Brawley Chamber of Commerce held a conference for Mental Health in the Workplace Wednesday, June 22. The conference was in partnership with the National Allegiance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to help promote mental health awareness in the workplace. “Our mission is to end the silence and...

El Centro City Council approves dog park in El Centro

EL CENTRO — The City of El Centro approved the construction of a dog park on the Southeast corner of Adams Avenue and 7th Street during its regular meeting June 21 at City Hall. This will be the first of its kind in the city with 22 existing parks.

El Centro’s Adams Ave. Goes to the Dogs

EL CENTRO — To answer the question as to why a private citizen would want to donate $500,000 to the city of El Centro to build a public dog park, Phillip Heald had a rather simple response. After first explaining that both he and his wife of 58 years,...

IID Conserve Alerts raise energy conservation awareness

As the summer of 2022 ensues, Imperial Irrigation District advises its customers that, if situations arise when electricity may be in short supply, the district will issue Conserve Alert notifications. The notifications seek voluntary participation on behalf of IID energy customers to curb electricity use when energy supplies are tight,...

Family of five in Seeley fire placed in hotel to recover from injuries

SEELEY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - An unfortunate event on June 24 for a family who lost everything in a matter of seconds. Parents of an eight-month-old girl, 10-year-old girl and 12-year old-boy were all in their home at the Sunbeam Lake RV Resort in the afternoon of June 23, 2022 when flames burst out, according to Imperial County Deputy CEO Esperanza Colio Warren.

The County Board Of Supervisors Meet Tuesday

(County Board faces a lengthy agenda)...County Board of Supervisors meet Tuesday. Returning to their regular schedule after being off for the holiday last week. The public portion of the meeting will begin with presentations.. A resolution will be approved honoring Elva M. Quezada for her 15 years of dedicated service to the county. Miriam Torales will be recognized as the May Employee of the Month. The Board will hold Employee Milestone recognitions for June. And they will recognize the retiree of the Month for June. The Public Health Department will deliver a COVID 19 presentation. The Air Polution Control Officer will make a presentation on the 7th annual Lawn Equipment Exchange Program. The Public Works Director will discuss filling several positions. Human Resources and Risk Management also has several issues on the agenda. The Supervisors will be asked to approve recommendations to balance the new County Budget, and they will be asked to begin Budget hearings on August 23rd. The Supervisors meet in Board Chambers at the Administration Center on Main Street in El Centro.

Salton Sea Road Rage Suspect Arrested

SALTON CITY (CNS) – A 28-year-old man was arrested today for allegedly. assaulting another motorist with a deadly weapon in a road rage incident. Alberto Pedraza Cortez of Salton City was arrested Thursday morning on. suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and brandishing a firearm,. according to the...

At least five hospitalized after fire destroys trailers in Seeley

SEELEY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The Imperial County Fire Department Chief Alfredo Estrada says at least three trailers were destroyed in a fire in Seeley and multiple people were taken to the hospital. The fire broke out Thursday afternoon a little after 2 p.m. at Sunbeam Lake RV Resort, which...

Reward Offered for Info on El Centro Gun Store Thieves

EL CENTRO — A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrests of three men suspected of stealing firearms from a burglarized El Centro gun store in mid-June. The burglary reportedly occurred at The Gun Shop, located at 510 Broadway, between June 10...

A Unique Summer Program

(Dance Camp is underway)....The uique summer program is being held in Brawley. The Dance Camp is being held at the Elk's Lodge in Brawley. It is for kids ages 4-16. The camp started Monday and will continue through August 5. Registration is available throughout the program.