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54th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival – "Bloom in Borrego"

The 54th annual Borrego Days Desert Festival has arrived for yet another spectacular and successful year. This year's theme, "Bloom in Borrego," brings awareness of and paying homage to the beauty of Borrego Springs and the... — Updated 10/30/2019


West Nile Virus Confirmed in Riverside County

The first two human cases of the West Nile virus have been confirmed by health officials on Aug. 29 in Riverside County. The 65-year-old Mecca woman and 71-year-old Coachella man are expected to recover, according to Riverside University Health System. It is, however, not rare... — Updated 10/3/2019


Low Bid Exceeds Budgeted Funds for New River Parkway Project

It’s called the most polluted river in North America, and it seemed all was set for Calexico officials to award a Phase-1 construction contract as part of a long-term effort to clean up along the New River corridor in Imperial County between Brawley and the border with Mexico.... — Updated 10/3/2019


Foul Smell

An odor advisory for the Coachella Valley was extended three times, due to the continuous elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide which smells like rotten eggs wafting up from the Salton Sea. The South Coast Air Quality Management District first issued the odor advisory on Aug. 18,... — Updated 9/4/2019


Jeni Bate: Touchable Art via Refractured Skyscape Watercolor

Don't let anyone tell you there is nothing new under the sun, or in the case of artist Jeni Bate, about the sky. Using a 3-dimensional textured style that one expert said falls between a post-Picasso "third generation orphism" and... — Updated 8/22/2019


Water Boatmen are Back

Oh yes, the water boatmen bugs came back for their now all too familiar August visit. And due to changes in the ecology of the Salton Sea are expected to continue dropping in. From high in the sky, water boatmen bugs blow on easter... — Updated 8/22/2019


$2.6M Seized at Checkpoint

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint in Salton City confiscated over $2.6 million worth of narcotics in separate incidents. The first incident occurred in the early morning of Aug. 4 at around 1:50 a.m. A 54-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman... — Updated 8/19/2019


Fourty-Two Pounds of Meth

Border Patrol agents seized more than 42 pounds of meth worth nearly $97,000 that had been hidden inside a car’s fuel tank, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. The arrest took place at about 8:30 a.m. Monday Aug. 5 at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint... — Updated 8/19/2019


My Journey into the Anza-Borrego Desert

Desert flowers were illuminated in the afternoon sun as my Jeep Wrangler descended the mountain slopes. A surreal window opened in front of me with a view of the Anza-Borrego desert valley. Far into the horizon I saw the... — Updated 8/12/2019


Back-to-School Giveaways, Sea View Elementary School

Wednesday Aug. 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (before FIND food distribution). All students receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a bike or a backpack filled with school supplies. Additionally, there are free shoes and socks for all children if their size is available. Sea... — Updated 8/7/2019


West Nile Virus Claims Life

The Imperial County Public Health Department confirmed on July 16 that Robert Mears, 74, of Bombay Beach on the Salton Sea shoreline, died July 4 at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center of complications from the West Nile virus. Imperial County health officials... — Updated 8/7/2019


Seventy-Eight Pounds Seized

Within two days, El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested two people attempting to smuggle drugs. The first incident happened Tuesday July 9 at approximately 9:33 a.m., where a 29-year-old woman driving a blue Nissan Sentra... — Updated 7/30/2019


CVUSD To Increase Class Time, Professional Development

After two consecutive years of layoffs and the recent resignation of its superintendent, Coachella Valley Unified School District’s plan for the 2019 – 20 school year was put to a board vote June 26. The CVUSD’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), seeks to increase... — Updated 7/30/2019


Quake Rolls Through Borrego

Aside from Fourth of July celebrations and enjoyment, Southern California was in for quite the shock, after two large earthquakes shook the lower-east Central Californian region of Ridgecrest. The rock was felt in parts of Southern California and Nevada, as far as Los Angeles and... — Updated 7/30/2019


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


$30M Salton Sea Bill Passes

The United States House of Representative has passed H.R. 2740, an appropriations bill in support of a federal agreement to allocate $30 million for projects, addressing the environmental and health crisis at the Salton Sea. The bill passed by a vote of 226 to 203. “This bill re... — Updated 7/1/2019


Helicopter Lands

Coachella Valley-based touring company, Joiride, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation May 24, reporting more than $28 million in debt and only $2,025 in office furniture and cash as assets. Joiride, previously named Big Blue Air Helicopters Inc., flew tours and chartered flights over... — Updated 7/1/2019


Highway 111 Border Patrol Seizes Meth

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned at the Highway 111 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine June 14. The incident occurred at around 7:23 a.m., when a 55-year-old man driving a gold 1992 Jaguar Sovereign approached the... — Updated 6/26/2019


Bees Shut Down Keys View

Bees are the culprits for shutting down a popular Joshua Tree National Park lookout June 24 through July 2. This spectacular view sits at 5,185 feet, looking out to the Coachella Valley from Palm Springs to the Salton Sea. However, with the rise in the number of buzzing insects... — Updated 6/26/2019


IID Meeting, Updates and Concerns

The Board of Directors at the June 4 Imperial Irrigation District meeting were briefed on the 2019 Salton Sea Air Quality Mitigation Program. However, many Imperial Valley residents shared their concers, citing that not enough is being done and time is running out, even with over... — Updated 6/21/2019


Meth Found In Spare Tire

El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man for smuggling methamphetamine June 1. The incident occurred at 11:55 a.m., when the 27-year-old man, approached the immigration checkpoint in a 2012 black Jeep Wrangler. A Border Patrol canine... — Updated 6/21/2019


Earthquake Swarm – No Big One Yet

Over the past 10 days, an earthquake swarm has struck in the Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, scientist at Caltech and the U.S. Geoglogical Survey said. But not to worry, as this will not trigger the “Big One.” Scientists discovered that human-created changes affecting... — Updated 6/18/2019


Bees Kill Man

An elderly man was found dead Friday May 31, after multiple bee stings in Salton City. At around 2 p.m., on the corner of Morro and Alpine Avenue’s, the man stepped on a beehive and was stung by the bees, according to the county Sheriff’s Office. First responders found the... — Updated 6/18/2019


IID Sues to Halt Colorado River Drought Plan

The Imperial Irrigation District has filed a lawsuit in attempts to halt the Colorado River Drought Plan, signed by President Donald Trump April 16, where officials say the Salton Sea was wrongly left out. The IID holds senior rights to the single-biggest allocation of water from... — Updated 5/1/2019


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