El Centro, California - The Imperial County Registrar of Voters office has certified the election results from the June 7, 2016 primary election.  This election’s voter turnout increased from 30% to 38% compared to the last election with 6,421 more residents voting.

El Centro, California - In an effort to make services available at a time that may be more convenient to veterans or their dependents in need of assistance, Imperial County Veterans Service Officer, Roberto Avila, wishes to inform the public that the Imperial County Veterans Service Office (VSO) will now open during lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and as a result is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Imperial, California - Today at approximately 3:15 p.m. the Imperial County Department of Public Works (ICDPW) was notified by the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office dispatch that a diesel fuel spill had occurred at Austin and Brewer Roads in Imperial.  ICDPW arrived on site within minutes and with the assistance of Imperial County Fire Department and the California Highway Patrol, officials proceeded to close Austin Road from Worthington Road to Aten Road.

Imperial County, California - Possession of any type of fireworks, including “safe and sane” fireworks, is not allowable in any unincorporated area of Imperial County. In the event a fire occurs due to the unsafe use of fireworks, the responsible persons are likely to be held liable for costs and damages.

Niland, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a man for failure to stop at the Highway 111 checkpoint on Monday.

Imperial, California - Imperial County Sheriff's Office Boating Enforcement Safety Team (BEST) Deputies will be on the Colorado River conducting saturated patrol on the river this 4th of July weekend. It is important to make a few preparations to ensure everyone has a safe weekend and returns home. Designate a sober operator; the extremely hot temperatures mixed with alcohol consumption can intensify the effects from drinking. Always have enough life jackets readily accessible for everyone aboard your vessel.