American Legion Post 25 Activates Disaster Response Team In Wake of Pandemic To Aid Communities

Pictured are from right to left Tracy Rascoe, Bob Candland and J. Rollins, the three members of the American Legion Boyce Aten Post 25 Disaster Preparedness Response Team. The committee of the El Centro-area American Legion Post has been working to help the community through programs targeting the COVID-19 pandemic and most recently has provided help to victims of the June 28 wildfire in Niland, along with posts throughout the Valley. In this photo, the three are pictured with the materials used for their campaign to prepare face masks for essential workers. Photo courtesy of Post 25.

When in the military, soldiers swear an oath to defend their
country, and they rely on each other through the toughest of times to live up
to that oath. When they return home to their communities, that oath doesn’t
just end—nor does the knowledge of what it takes to work together to get through
the most

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Lake Mead Reaches Highest Level in Years Despite Continued Dry Conditions

This photo taken at Lake Mead in February shows the impacts of the prolonged drought on the reservoir, which serves the California water agencies that depend on the Colorado River for some or all of their water. However, there is positive news as the elevation at Lake Mead has reached its highest point since 2014, and that is due in large part to efforts in California to reduce water use and conserve, record levels of storage from California in the reservoir in 2019, and the implementation of the Drought Contingency Plan.
Photo Courtesy of the San Diego County Water Authority

During these challenging times when so many are affected by
the Coronavirus, it becomes even more critical that essential services are
there to meet community needs. One of those essential services is the
availability of water. With so much attention focused on the pandemic, it might
be easy to forget that the Colorado River

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