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 By Martha Deichler    Arts 

Wade Beane – Passion, Energy and Vision for the BAI

As the newly appointed Executive Director of the Borrego Art Institute (BAI), Wade Beane is a human example of the rich produce the ArtPark is growing. Starting with his highly successful work in creating a whimsical, productive and educational garden environment with the ArtPark,... — Updated 6/7/2024


ABDNHA: Geothermal Power and Lithium Production at the Salton Sea

Jim Turner returns on Wednesday April 17, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for an update on lithium extraction at the Salton Sea by Controlled Thermal Resources, one of three major lithium extraction facilities at the Salton Sea. For more information, contact ABDNHA at 760-... — Updated 4/11/2024


Ballot Measure: Lithium Extraction Tax, Salton Sea

The realization of Lithium Valley would put Imperial County on the map as a leader in green energy production — once the companies extracting the highly valuable metal from deep under the Salton Sea are up and running. But the dream of local communities reaping any benefits f... — Updated 3/20/2024

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Visitor's View: Coachwhip Canyon

You might zip right by Coachwhip Canyon while traveling east on Borrego Salton Sea Way, but this short desert wash at the rugged toe of the Santa Rosa Mountains is well worth a little time to explore. Coachwhip Canyon is one of... — Updated 2/15/2024


Salton Sea Bird Festival

Learn all about the Salton Sea and the birds that call it home, as well as the conservation work being done at the Salton Sea Bird Festival on Saturday Jan. 13 from 7 a.m. until sunset. The main event will be held at the Salton Sea Recreation Area, and the side events will be at... — Updated 2/15/2024


Salton Sea: Gold Rush?

The Salton Sea, once a resort destination and now largely overlooked, could be the site of California‘s next gold rush – this time involving lithium. A new study from the U.S. Department of Energy shows the dying lake, which sits between the Coachella and Imperial valleys in Cal... — Updated 2/15/2024


The Power of California's Lithium Valley

Join the Anza-Borrego Foundation on Thursday Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for an evening lecture and Q&A online with Jim Turner to learn about the geothermal operations occurring at the Salton Sea Geothermal Field. It will be a virtual webinar, register at The cost... — Updated 2/15/2024

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Visitor's View: Canyon Sin Nombre

How about a desert adventure to a place that has no name? Tucked away in the curdled landscape of the Carrizo Badlands is an incredibly scenic canyon worthy of exploration, but like the rabbit hole to Wonderland, takes travelers... — Updated 2/15/2024


Salton Sea Celebrates Mission

The Salton Sea Authority committee celebrated 30 years of its ongoing mission to restore the Salton Sea. During the celebration, former board members spoke about the committee’s ongoing history with the Salton Sea and the issues they’re still facing. “I am just so pleased that... — Updated 11/21/2023


Stolen Property Recovered

Imperial County Sheriff’s Office officials reported that on October 27 at about 12:08 p.m., ICSO Dispatch received a call regarding stolen property in front of a house in the 2200 block of Azure Avenue in Salton City. The stolen property was from a burglary incident reported t... — Updated 11/21/2023


Cocaine Seized at Border

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a driver attempting to smuggle cocaine through a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on the evening of October 25. The incident occurred at approximately 7:25 p.m., when a silver sedan approached the Highway 86 Border Patrol checkpoint in S... — Updated 11/21/2023

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Nature Watch: "Salton Sea, Winter Birding Paradise"

As the triple-digit heat of summer fades to more comfortable temperatures, migrating birds will begin to arrive at nearby Salton Sea, transforming this great inland saltwater lake into a birding paradise. Until spring, hundreds of... — Updated 11/21/2023


Man Arrested for Salton City Crime

After evading arrest for more than a year, a National City man was arrested on a warrant for charges that included attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon not involving a firearm and cruelty to an animal with intent to kill, according to arrest records. Fidencio Acuña,... — Updated 11/9/2023


Two Entities in One

In case many have forgotten or missed the memo. but as of August 1, 2023, the sale of the Borrego Health system to DAP Health was officially approved by both the bankruptcy court and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The goal of the acquisition, according... — Updated 11/9/2023

 By Nikki Symington    News

A Strange New Sighting

Haboob means “blasting/drifting” in Arabic. It is a type of intense dust storm carried on an atmospheric/gravity current known as a weather front. Haboobs occur regularly in dry land area regions throughout the world. And are known to occur in the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Des... — Updated 11/9/2023


Hilary Brings the Rain, Wind

Southern California braced for the impacts of Tropical Storm Hilary, as it brought strong gusty winds and heavy rain on Aug. 20. California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for much of Southern California, with... — Updated 10/30/2023

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Nature Watch: "Scaly-breasted Munia"

If you spot one of these little birds at your seed feeder, your first reaction might be, "oh, someone's pet has escaped from its cage." You would be partially correct. The scaly-breasted munia has long been a popular cage bird. It... — Updated 9/14/2023

 By Steve Padilla    Letters

Important Salton Sea Restoration Legislation Passes Senate Floor

The California State Senate passed Senate Bill 583, authored by Senator Steve Padilla (D-San Diego). The bill creates the Salton Sea Conservancy to unify the state’s efforts to expedite preservation project delivery, protect residents’ health, and foster ecological recovery in... — Updated 6/21/2023


Badwater Salton Sea Race

The Badwater Ultra Running Experience returned to the Anza-Borrego Desert and Palomar Mountain when the 10th Badwater Salton Sea race took place on April 29. The race covers a route of 81 miles from 234 feet below sea level from... — Updated 6/8/2023

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Visitor's View – Coachwhip Canyon

You might zip right by Coachwhip Canyon while traveling east on Borrego Salton Sea Way, but this short desert wash at the rugged toe of the Santa Rosa Mountains is well worth a little time to explore. Coachwhip Canyon is one of... — Updated 4/5/2023


SDG&E Switching

In discussions with Anthony Wagner, MPA, communications manager of San Diego Gas & Electric, regarding the change of electricity providers to San Diego Community Power (SDCP) from SDG&E, the Borrego Sun expressed concern that the local microgrid remains a priority. “The Borrego mi... — Updated 3/6/2023


Five Dead in Salton City Crash

Five people, including two young children, were killed on Jan. 14 when their car crashed into a semi near the Salton Sea. The crash occurred at around 5:15 p.m. at the intersection of 81st Avenue and State Route 86 in Oasis, according to a California Highway Patrol press release.... — Updated 1/17/2023

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Annual Christmas Bird Count A Big Success

It may be no surprise, but nature seems quite happy in the desert right now. Not only has there been a spectacular fall wildflower display, but also an above average number of wild bird species counted during the 38th annual... — Updated 1/17/2023

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Nature Watch: "Migrating Birds at Salton Sea"

The roar of 100,000 birds taking flight all at once was both startling and intense. The quiet of the late fall desert morning was shattered as the visiting winter flocks of sandhill cranes and snow geese lifted off from the... — Updated 11/22/2022


Salton Sea Project, Conservation Mandate Troubles

A new mandate on water conservation could pose a major impact on the Salton Sea. State officials have been busy this year to create a wetland habitat at the southern end of the lake. Vivien Maisonneuve, who works on the Salton Sea Program within the California Department of Water... — Updated 9/2/2022


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