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3.2 Quake near Salton Sea

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Thursday morning south of the Salton Sea, 17 miles from Westmorland, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:19 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 6.8 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 17 miles... — Updated 06/28/2017

 
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Big Horn Sheep Count Continues

Despite the death of its long-time leader, Ranger Steve Bier, the 47th annual Anza Borrego bighorn sheep count is set for June 29th through July 1st. “We were unable to find the master sheep count mailing list,” states a letter from Anza Borrego Desert State Park... — Updated 06/8/2017

 
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Full Closure Between Ramona and Escondido Scheduled

Construction work requiring a full closure on State Route 78 (SR-78) between Indian Oaks Road and Weekend Villa Road in Ramona is set to begin June 9 at 9:00 p.m., and is scheduled to end June 19 at 5:00 a.m. The closure is needed... — Updated 06/8/2017

 
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Border Patrol Discovers Narcotics in Vehicle's Gas Tank

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of smuggling heroin and cocaine Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred at approximately 5:00 p.m., when a 22-year-old man approached the checkpoint in a white 1991 Chevrolet... — Updated 06/8/2017

 
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Summer Ice Cream Socials Are Back

Summer Ice Cream Socials will be held at the Chamber of Commerce/Welcome Center Friday, June 16th, July 21, Aug 18 and Sept. 15, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. This year the Ice Cream Socials will be hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Borrego Springs. June 16 ice cream donations are courtesy of... — Updated 06/8/2017

 
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Over 100,000 gallons of sewage heads to Salton Sea

Two sewer pipes broke Saturday night, releasing more than 100,000 gallons of sewage into the Whitewater River Stormwater Channel in Palm Desert, according to water district officials. The Coachella Valley Water District received reports about 10:50 p.m. Saturday that a large area... — Updated 06/8/2017

 
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Easy Fix for the Salton Sea

The result of an irrigation accident over 100 years ago, the Salton Sink (below sea level) started filling with water, and having no natural outlet, the water’s getting pretty stagnant, toxic, and just plain yucky. But the fix is easy. Run a high-capacity aqueduct inbound from... — Updated 06/8/2017

 
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Planned Power Outage - CANCELLED

No new time or date has been provided at this stage. A planned power outage has been scheduled for Friday, June 9 at 6:00AM for up to 10 Minutes to perform system repairs at Borrego Substation (weather permitting and barring any other unforeseen circumstances). Please advise the... — Updated 06/9/2017

 
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Call for Volunteers

The citizen science project provides wildlife managers with valuable information about sheep numbers, habitat conditions, possible early warnings about disease, and overall herd conditions. Counters spend three days at the few desert waterholes that do not dry up during the... — Updated 06/14/2017

 
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Border Patrol Seize Meth

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station, assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of drug smuggling Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred Saturday afternoon after a 2010 Dodge Charger being driven by a 24-year- old man... — Updated 06/14/2017

 
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RAAM Returns

Hailed as the worlds toughest bike race and bringing together competitors from at least 20 different countries, Borrego Springs welcomes Race Across America (RAAM) once again to the towns streets. June 13 – 14 allows residents to see riders traveling through Santa Ysabel and... — Updated 06/15/2017

 
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GSP Approaches Decision Points

As summer heats up, so does the activity of the Borrego Basin Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). The Prime Consultant, Dudek Inc, has been on the job for a little over two months now. The team is fully functional, and work has intensively begun on a number of the complex... — Updated 06/15/2017

 
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Free Ice Cream - TONIGHT

Why not come down to the Ice Cream Social for raffles, cool air and friends. Not only that but free ice cream available and children welcome.... — Updated 06/16/2017

 
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8.2 Quake Predicted for Salton Sea

According to 'The Weather Channel' an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.2 is likely with plenty of geological evidence of past occurrences to be found in the area. These markers foreshadow grave consequences for a region that's already on high alert for the next "Big One." An earth... — Updated 06/16/2017

 
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Seasonal Loading along the San Andreas

According to new research, Roland Bürgmann and Christopher Johnson, from the University of California, Berkeley, Earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault in California are being triggered by winter rain and snowfall. The finding is important as it helps us understand what... — Updated 06/16/2017

 
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Record Temps Expected

Temperatures could reach 118F to 120-degree F range in the Borrego Springs-Ocotillo Wells area due to a system of high pressure settling over the southwestern United States. Meteorologists predict the heat wave will be at its highest Sunday and Monday with an excessive heat... — Updated 06/16/2017

 
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BORREGO SPRINGS LIBRARY SERVES AS COOL ZONE WITH EXTENDED HOURS

With an excessive heat warning issued in San Diego County, all ages are encouraged to head to the Borrego Springs Library to enjoy free air conditioning, wireless internet access, and a broad selection of reading material. The library will be open from 12 to 5 p.m. on Monday, and... — Updated 06/16/2017

 
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Extreme Heat Warning

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning and Heat Advisory in effect today through 9pm Wednesday, June 21 for San Diego County Deserts. A Heat Advisory has been issued for San Diego County Mountains from 11am Saturday (June 17) until 9pm Wednesday (June... — Updated 06/17/2017

 
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Energy Saving Through the Summer

As San Diego faces a summer heat wave, Energy Upgrade California are urging consumers to be critically aware of their energy consumption. With temperatures soaring 15 degrees above average, Californians are blasting the air conditioning to stay cool, consuming extra energy and... — Updated 06/19/2017

 
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Summer Solstice Starts Today

The official start to summer has seen record temperatures throughout the area and cyclists racing through the streets bringing in additional info. The Chamber of Commerce hasn't slowed down with their efforts as 'Summer Socials'... — Updated 06/20/2017

 
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Flex Alert Issued Across California

Strain on the counties power grids are expected as the week's hot temperatures are to drive up people's use of air conditioners. The California Independent System Operation Corporation (ISO) issued a statewide Flex Alert on... — Updated 06/20/2017

 
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Border Patrol Discovers Narcotics in Vehicle's Gas Tank

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine on Saturday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. after a... — Updated 06/20/2017

 
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Bank on Julian

Following a two year wait, Julian is back to being the proud owner of a bank on its streets. Located in the D.G. Mc Kinney building at 2015 Main St. Ste.8. The Community Valley Bank which began in Imperial Valley with branches in El Centro and Brawley in 2008 with a branch... — Updated 06/20/2017

 
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Borrego Water District - Committee Changes

Two openings have been created on the nine member Borrego Basin Groundwater Sustainability Plan Advisory Committee, one for the California State Parks (Parks) and one for the Borrego Water District (BWD). The opening for the Parks position is created by the retirement of Kathy... — Updated 06/20/2017

 
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Santiago Estates Feeling the Pinch

Borrego Water District staff have contacted Bob Moore and the Borrego Springs Resort (BSR) to determine if they would be willing to pay the current remaining assessment paid by Santiago Estates for the Club Circle Golf Course of around $700/mo. Bob Moore has already decreased his... — Updated 06/20/2017

 

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