EL CENTRO — Tangible fruits from the efforts of Imperial Valley’s AB 617 Community Steering Committee were seen June 28, when the first IVAN air quality community monitor within the Calexico-Heber-El Centro corridor was deployed at the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District office here.

Challenger Jesus Eduardo Escobar had the slimmest of margins over incumbent Supervisor John R. Renison in the runoff race for the Imperial County Board of Supervisors, District 1, according to the 10 p.m. count Tuesday night. 

Incumbent Imperial Irrigation District Director Norma Sierra Galindo held a 225-vote lead over challenger Carlos Zaragoza in the Division 5 runoff race that came down to a fight over water rights, pitting IID versus a segment of the farming community.

WESTMORLAND — Jackie Loper attended elementary school here in the '60s and '70s, and later his kids did, too. In all that time, there has never been a gymnasium on campus. He is hopeful that will cease to be the case in the foreseeable future because of what voters here decide Tuesday.

IMPERIAL —With the November ballot only two weeks away, Imperial Valley College’s Students for Political Action and Awareness Club teamed up with the Imperial Valley Social Justice Committee to host a non-partisan candidate forum at IVC’s Student Center over the weekend.