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 By Michael Sadler    News 

In Trouble vs. In Compliance: The Salton Sea and Borrego Valley

In two separate presentations on air quality at UCI's Steele-Burnand Research Center, scientists from the Department of Earth System Science at UC Irvine made clear not only the air quality trouble the Salton Sea is in now, and... — Updated 1/23/2020


Film Fest Another Success

With 500 films submitted, the 75 best were screened at the Library and the Performing Arts Center, with numerous panel discussions included. As predicted by both the quick sell-out of All Festival Passes and subsequent standing... — Updated 1/23/2020


$220M For Salton Sea

On Jan. 10, Governor Gavin Newsom has unveiled California's $222 billion spending plan for fiscal year 2020 – 21. Included in the plan is the proposal for investment in the Salton Sea and New River. In the budget, there is $220... — Updated 1/23/2020


Teen Busted: Fentanyl, Firearm

Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint in Salton City arrested a teenager who was in possession of fentanyl and a loaded firearm in their vehicle. The incident occurred at around 7:58 p.m. Jan. 3, when an 18-year-old male driving a white Volkswagen approached the... — Updated 1/23/2020


Dollar General Dilemma

The Borrego Springs rumor mill had it right. Dollar General is looking to open a store in Borrego Springs. Already posting help wanted ads online for an assistant store manager and retail clerks for their Borrego Springs store, proposed for the intersection of Palm Canyon Drive... — Updated 1/23/2020


Student Stabbed

West Shores High School went under a brief lockdown Thursday Nov. 7, following a stabbing of a student. The incident occurred when two students were involved in an altercation for reasons still unknown, when one student used a knife to assault the other student, which resulted in... — Updated 1/23/2020


Christmas Bird Count

It’s an annual migration as predictable as the swallows returning to Capistrano. This migration, however, is the arrival each year of volunteers engaged the annual census of bird species in Borrego Springs. This marked the 35... — Updated 1/23/2020


Agents Seize Drugs

El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint seized more than 50-pounds of illegal drugs. At around 8 p.m. Friday Nov. 29 at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint, a canine alerted agents to a black Infinity. During secondary inspection, they discovered 23... — Updated 1/23/2020


K-9 Sniffs Out Meth

A hidden stash of methamphetamine was sniffed out by Border Patrol canines at the Highway 86 checkpoint Tuesday Nov. 26. Agents say the dog alerted them to a Jeep Cherokee, which was waived to secondary inspection. During the inspection, agents found 89 packages of... — Updated 1/23/2020


Supervisor Jim Desmond Tracks Progress on Revitalization

If only you had a simple mobile phone App connecting you directly to the powers that be in San Diego County so you can report a problem, and not have to wait weeks, or months, or perhaps forever if you finally give up trying.... — Updated 1/23/2020


Halloween at The Mall

The Borrego tradition of kids and adults dressing up in wild and innovative costumes was alive and well on Halloween at The Mall. At The Mall, there was definitely a lack of Samhainophobia (fear of Halloween). Smiles were bright... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Michael Sadler    News

Hey Kids, A Water Pipeline Thru Borrego

This article is for the little folks at Borrego Springs Elementary, because they are the ones who will see the results and reap the benefits. So kids, mark your calendars. Crayon is OK for now. But do have some erasers on hand for... — Updated 1/23/2020


Borrego Days Soars Again

Not only was the 2019 54th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival & Parade a resounding success, but also the Chamber of Commerce saved between $25 – 50 thousand dollars in expenses by using in-house expertise and an... — Updated 1/23/2020


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


$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


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