El Centro, California - Last week, at the California Probation, Parole and Correctional Association (CPPCA) Annual Training Conference in Sacramento, California, two Imperial County Probation Department staff received recognition for their considerable contributions to the field of corrections and in exhibiting exemplary job performance.  Mr. Jose Duarte received Juvenile Institution Staff Member of the Year while Ms. Teresa Reyes received Deputy Probation Officer of the Year.

El Centro, California - Assemblymember is pleased to announce his office will be hosting a small business resource fair in partnership with the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation.

El Centro, California - The 150-megawatt (MW) Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center West, a new solar plant near Seeley capable of powering 55,000 homes, is now fully operational. Southern California residents and businesses will be able to take advantage of this renewable resource via the project’s 25-year agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E).

Niland, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station working at the Highway 111 checkpoint, arrested a woman suspected of drug smuggling after they discovered packages of cocaine hidden in her vehicle on Wednesday.

Westmorland, California  - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a gang member at the Highway 86 checkpoint Wednesday night.

Lake Tahoe, Nevada - Yesterday, the State of California and the U.S. Department of Interior signed a memorandum of understanding at the annual Lake Tahoe Summit that asserts the commitment to goals established by the State to protect the Salton Sea by accelerating conservation and exploring opportunities for geothermal development in the Salton Sea area.  This announcement comes on the deadline of the County of Imperial’s Solicitation of Interest for Dust Suppression Projects at the Salton Sea, a local initiative to assist the State of California’s administration in accomplishing Salton Sea restoration goals that were established in October 2015.