• NBCares Silver Linings: United Lift

    Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic, is still affecting many people in not only the Coachella Valley, but around the world. This results in a big impact on the local economy and livelihoods of many residents in the valley. Lift to Rise, an organization that assists with housing needs, and United Way of the Desert say help […]

  • Agreement, Funding Extends Palm Springs Cooling Center through October

    The Palm Springs cooling center located at the Palm Springs Methodist Church is extending its operations through the month of October, officials announced Tuesday. Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, Palm Springs United Methodist Church and Martha’s Village CEO, Linda Barrack were able to agree no the extension and secure an additional month’s worth of […]

  • $7 Million In Bills Have Been Repaid to IID

    Imperial Irrigation District customers enrolled in COVID-19 pandemic payment plans have collectively repaid $7 million in unpaid bills, the utility announced Thursday. The customers, with outstanding electricity bills, have repaid $7 million of the $11.3 million owed. In February, IID launched the payment plan program and enrolled approximately 9,000 customers with outstanding balances of $50 […]

  • Indio’s 2021-22 Budget Briefs Now Available to Public Online

    The city of Indio launched a web portal Thursday with highlights of its 2021-22 fiscal year budget. The “Budget-In-Brief” portal was created in the interest of making the information easier to find and digest, and an alternative to downloading a massive file, according to the city. “Most people just don’t have the time to dig […]

  • Supervisors Re-Authorize Rental Assistance Program, Add $61 Million in Aid

    The Board of Supervisors Tuesday authorized continuation of the Riverside County Emergency Rental Assistance Program, with $61.63 million in additional funds now available to aid residents impacted by coronavirus public health lockdowns that left them struggling to pay their bills. In a 5-0 vote without comment, the board directed the county Department of Housing, Homelessness […]

  • Imperial Irrigation District To Increase Energy Bills Significantly

    California’s limited power supply will cause electricity bills of Imperial Irrigation District power customers to greatly increase starting this month, it was announced Wednesday. The district said IID customers can expect a roughly 16% increase to rates on their monthly bills staring in August. The increase is due to higher costs for purchased power, fuel, […]

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