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Independence Day Celebration at the West Shores VFW

The West Shores Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3251 celebrated the United States of America's 243 years of independence and freedom from British rule Saturday July 6. Veterans representing all branches of our military attended this... — Updated 7/14/2019


Stop Illegal Dumping

To help stop the amount of illegal dumping on vacant lots and throughout our desert, it is important to clear up the misinformation about what the Burrtek Landfill will take for FREE. The Burrtek landfill will take all furniture items – couches, chairs, mattresses, televisions,... — Updated 7/14/2019


West Shores Junior Chamber of Commerce

Students of the newly placed Junior West Shores Chamber of Commerce program held elections to vote for their board of directors April 10. This program was sponsored by the West Shores Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Springs Charter School’s Internship Program.... — Updated 5/1/2019


2019 Bombay Beach Biennale: Bringing Art to A Toxic Wasteland

The fourth annual Bombay Beach Biennale, a somewhat secret three-day Spring time celebration of art, music, and philosophy, transformed part of Bombay Beach into a fully immersed art experience, March 22 – 24. The annual event,... — Updated 4/3/2019


New School in Town – River Springs Charter School

The River Springs Charter School has officially opened their doors to support students and families at the Salton Sea. Together, they are a team of educators, administrators, and supportive staff following the mission and vision... — Updated 2/12/2019


West Shores Chamber of Commerce

As many of you recall, the Chamber of Commerce building closed for repair and renovation on Aug. 23, 2016 after a flood caused by the water departments main water line broke. Repairs were finishes before the first of January, on... — Updated 8/21/2018



The following is only information as to what to look for and avoid in any body of fresh or marine water in every lake across the globe. This is not specific to the Salton Sea, nor is it to confirm any report that the Salton Sea currently has a cyanobacteria warning. The Salton... — Updated 8/10/2018

 By Celeste Misch    News

Semi Blows Tire at Border Checkpoint

A big-rig carrying manure, blew a tire Mon, Aug. 22, while approaching the border checkpoint in Salton City. At around 11:00 a.m., the blown tire caused the vehicle to cross lanes and head toward the border station, hitting the... — Updated 8/23/2016

 By Celeste Misch    News

Salton Sea - District trashed tax; people fear mandate

Salton Community Services District Regular Meeting on June 15. At the Salton Community Services District (District) meeting, the issue of Burrtec Waste Service becoming a mandatory property tax was stricken from the agenda. It was motioned, seconded and passed unanimously. Mr.... — Updated 7/1/2016

 By Celeste Misch    News

West Shores, Jeep Run

Tierra del Sol's Jeep run to support the Salton Sea Restoration On April 23 the Tierra del Sol four-wheel club came to the Salton Sea to show their support for the efforts being made by EcoMedia to save the Salton Sea and to draw... — Updated 5/6/2016

 By Celeste Misch    News

Coachella Valley Residents Seek Answers

Coachella Valley residents want to know how polluted is the water they use? Most water lines in every State and community were put in from the 1940s thru the 1970s. During this period of time, asbestos and lead were used in the pipes delivering water to our homes. Salton City... — Updated 5/3/2016

 By Celeste Misch    News

Norm E. Niver, 1930 to 2016

Norm E. Niver, born May 9, 1930 passed away on March 9, 2016 at 4:00 a.m. Even though one knows the inevitable is coming and no matter how prepared one is, it is still, somehow never expected to happen. The loss of a great man,... — Updated 4/6/2016

 By Celeste Misch    News

Salton City Fire Dept. Christmas Tree Sales

Support your local Fire Department and Salton Sea Restoration. These trees are from Wood Mountain Christmas Trees. All orders are due by Friday Nov. 13. Tree pick-up is Saturday and Sunday Dec. 5 and 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 2554 N. Marina Dr. Salton City, CA 92275. The... — Updated 11/13/2015

 By Celeste Misch    Towns

Scouting Mission for Water from Sea of Cortez

Interview with Kerry F. Morrison, Executive Director and Giovanni Arechavaleta, Campaign Director/Biologist of EcoMedia Compass. Web Site: or A scouting expedition will be done in three... — Updated 10/22/2015

 By Celeste Misch    Towns

West Shores High 2015 Graduation: A Success Story

In 2011 there were rumors that the West Shores High School located in one of the poorest communities in the nation and rated by the Government as a 'Severely Disadvantaged Community' would be shut down by the State because the... — Updated 7/30/2015

 By Celeste Misch    Towns

Man Walks 20 Miles per day Along the Salton Sea

Randy Brown begins his 116 mile journey around the Salton Sea on June 9 at 6:00 a.m. from the North Shore Yacht Club, arriving back at his starting point approximately noon on Sunday, June 14. Brown plans to walk 10 to 20 miles a... — Updated 7/21/2015

 By Celeste Misch    Towns

Randy Brown Reaches the Finish Line

Randy Brown's journey brought a lot of media attention to the perils of the Salton Sea. He arrived at Johnson's Landing, the halfway point, at 7:40 p.m. Friday; his expected arrival was at 6:00 p.m. For the final destination at... — Updated 6/24/2015

 By Celeste Misch    Towns

Capt. Jim's Bar Has New Owners:

On May 1, 2015 Capt. Jim’s Bar in Salton City celebrated Cinco De Mayo, a party that also denoted the first day of Capt. Jim’s new owners: Michael Linares and Lowell Kampers. This dual celebration went on from 5:00 p.m. well until midnight with happy hour prices on all drinks... — Updated 6/17/2015

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