• Coachella Valley Housing Coalition receives $6 million federal grant

    The Coachella Valley Housing Coalition announced Friday it was awarded a $6 million federal grant to be used to construct additional affordable housing in both Riverside and Imperial counties. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant will be specifically used to fund the nonprofit’s self-help single family program in which “families form an informal association […]

  • Holtville crash injured SUV passenger names released

    California Highway Patrol on Friday released the names of the 12 people who were injured when an SUV collided with a big rig in Holtville. 25 people were in the SUV, 13 died as a result of the collision. The remaining 12 were transferred to area hospitals. Those injured include: UC San Diego Medical Center, […]

  • Latest details from Border Patrol, ICE on “Mass Casualty” crash in Imperial County

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed Wednesday to NBC Palm Springs the incident involving 13 deaths near Holtville is being investigated as a human smuggling investigation. “Special Agents from Homeland Security Investigations San Diego responded to the scene of today’s (Tuesday’s) fatal crash in El Centro, California, and have initiated a human smuggling investigation,” said […]

  • IID warns customers of ongoing scams

    Imperial Irrigation District is warning customers of ongoing scam calls, emails and in person contact demanding payments. “If you are contacted by anyone who threatens something like this, it is likely fraudulent activity,” said IID in a statement, “If your electric account is delinquent, IID will notify you—in writing—before your service is shut-off for non-payment.” […]

  • Imperial Irrigation District Mandatory Payment Plan Starts Wednesday

    Imperial Irrigation District power customers with certain past due debts will be automatically enrolled in a new mandatory payment plan starting Wednesday, and power shut-offs are set to resume for customers who do not fulfill their financial obligations. The plan, approved by the Board of Directors last month, affects past due customers who owed more […]

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