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August, 2020

  • 7 August

    Imperial County Will Analyze If Glamis and Other Tourist Spots Will Be Open This Fall

    By: Mario Conde, Reporter Although Imperial County has implemented all state-mandated guidelines and best practices and adopted some stricter health orders than the state in its efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, the county still struggles in the battle against the virus. The Imperial County Board of Supervisors sent …

  • 6 August

    Yuma Art Center’s reopening to feature two new exhibits

    -Editorial Preparing to welcome visitors back to its galleries, the Yuma Art Center will require advance appointments to view two new exhibits and visit the gift shop beginning Tuesday, Aug. 11. To make a ticketed appointment, visit www.yumaartcenter.com or click on the “get a ticket” link on the Yuma Art …

  • 6 August

    WHO Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

    -Editorial The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”. In line with this theme, WHO and UNICEF are calling on governments to protect and promote women’s access to skilled breastfeeding counseling, a critical component of breastfeeding support. Breastfeeding provides every child with the best …

  • 6 August

    IID Approves Annual Contribution to the Salton Sea Authority

    -Editorial The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors approved a contribution of $135,000 to the Salton Sea Authority for the fiscal year 2020-2021 at their August 4th meeting. The IID board discussed the approval of an annual contribution to the Salton Sea Authority but did so after the board representatives in …

  • 6 August

    Oberon Fuels Expands Operations Team as it Upgrades Renewable Fuel Plant in Imperial Valley

    -Editorial The Imperial Valley has become a place where renewable energy projects want to invest. Oberon Fuels is one of those companies that decided to invest in Imperial Valley and have a facility that employs local people. “We decided to be in the Imperial Valley because we saw its natural …

  • 5 August

    GSA and CBP Temporarily Reroute Southbound Vehicle Traffic at Calexico West Land Port of Entry

    -Editorial The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are detouring southbound privately owned vehicle (POVs) lanes at the Calexico West Land Port of Entry (LPOE) beginning Monday, August 10, 2020, at 4:00 a.m., for one year. The approach …

  • 4 August

    Federal Stimulus Legislation Close to a Deal

    -Editorial Mitch McConnell said he is “prepared to support” a coronavirus relief agreement when Democrats and the White House reach one. The sides appear to have moved toward a consensus on small business aid and stimulus checks but remain divided over unemployment insurance, aid to state and local governments, and …

  • 4 August

    Robots use in Rwanda to fight against COVID-19

    -Editorial One of the challenges being faced worldwide is the rate of infection of health professionals while treating COVID-19 patients. Although Rwanda is on track to meet most of the required quota, the country cannot afford the set back that a pandemic like COVID-19 among health professionals would cause. To …

  • 4 August

    Imperial County Is Cautiously Optimistic About COVID-19 Improvement

    -Editorial The COVID-19 situation looks to be improving in Imperial Valley but it’s not a time for celebration yet. “If the trend continues to go down the next week or two we could say we are getting better but at this point, we are cautiously optimistic,” said Dr. Stephen Munday, …

  • 3 August

    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Buys The XFL

    -Editorial Dwayne Johnson with Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital to purchase the XFL for $15 million Monday. Vince McMahon’s football league filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this year after the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out the inaugural season of the upstart’s return. Johnson, an actor, and professional wrestler played college football at the University of …