Imperial, California - Imperial County Fire Department (ICFD) has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a program with a special emphasis on enhancing emergency medical service efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries.  ICFD will use the funding as part of the County’s ongoing commitment to improving the response and treatment of patients when responding to incidents on our roadways, and improving the quality of life through both enforcement and education.

Imperial, California - A scam is trying to take advantage of residents of Imperial County. A subject pretending to be Dan Phillips from the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office is calling local residents advising that they have a warrant for their arrest. Callers are being told they have to pay a fine to clear up a warrant that has been issued and are requesting they obtain a pre-paid credit card and provide the numbers on it.

El Centro, California - Today, the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District’s office located at 150 South 9th Street in El Centro is closed due to a power outage.  The office will reopen by 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Imperial, California - The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors recently approved income guideline changes for its 2017 customer assistance programs.

Brawley, California - Today, Brawley has been rocked by a small swarm of moderate earthquakes.

El Centro, California - Tuesday, January 3, 2017, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors will host a Swearing In Ceremony for the incoming Supervisor-elect Luis Plancarte (District 2) and re-elected Supervisors Michael Kelley (District 3) and Ryan Kelley (District 4) in El Centro.  After taking the oath of office, the Board is expected to select a new Chairman and Vice-Chair for the 2017 calendar year.  The event will run from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Board Chambers in the Administration Building.