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$1.3 Million Meth Bust

El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a woman for smuggling methamphetamine Jan. 25. The incident occurred at around 3 p.m., when the 45-year-old woman, identified as a Mexican national, approached the checkpoint in a 2005 Jeep Grand... — Updated 2/7/2019


Borrego Blast – Review by Amy Ream

Since 2002, tandem bicycle enthusiasts have converged on Borrego Springs in January for a weekend of cycling and camaraderie. Last weekend, there were 50-60 cyclists with single and tandem bikes. Some are locals, some snowbirds and rain birds, and some came from Ramona, San Diego,... — Updated 2/7/2019

 By Celeste Misch    Salton Sea 

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


Birds: Avian Cholera

More than 1,000 birds were found dead at the Salton Sea, caused by an outbreak of avian cholera, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Some of the bird carcasses collected by wildlife officials from Jan. 8 to Jan. 17, include northern shovelers, ruddy... — Updated 2/15/2019


Hal Cohen Lecture on Birds of Salton Sea

Starting off like 1,000-page novelist James Michener did in his early works, naturalist-biologist-environmentalist Hal Cohen (The Hawk Guy) opened his one-hour lecture on birds of the Salton Sea with Geology 101 – the breakup of Pangea 175 million years ago. It looked to be a... — Updated 1/9/2019


Mini-Bloom in Borrego

It now seems but a distant and faded memory, but back on Oct. 13, Borrego Valley got some rain. Not a lot, but enough to produce the germination of annuals in five locations between the Salton Sea and Borrego Springs. Fred and Carl... — Updated 12/3/2018

 By Michael Sadler    News

Forgive Them, For They Know Not What They Do

Off-road motorcycling is both fun and challenging. And riding where none have ridden before can be part of a freedom-inducing experience. Not included with the license to ride, however, is the unfettered license to destroy. While t... — Updated 12/12/2018


2018 Farm Bill Advances Salton Sea Conservation

The Senate passed the final 2018 Farm Bill yesterday and included far reaching drought legislation secured by Senator Feinstein (D-CA) and supported by Senator Harris (D-CA) and Congressman Ruiz (D-CA). Senator Feinstein’s legislation would allow the U.S. Department of... — Updated 12/25/2018


ABDNHA: Salton Sea is for the Birds

Friday Dec. 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the ABDNHA library, join retired biology professor “birdman” Hal Cohen for this fascinating and topical program, as he presents a lecture on is the Salton Sea really for the birds or is it going, going, and soon to be gone? In... — Updated 12/25/2018


Christmas Bird Count

By Ernie Cowan A group of 80 bird lovers gathered in Borrego Springs Dec. 16, to participate in a nationwide event that began 119 years ago. This citizen science project is known as the annual National Audubon Christmas Bird Count... — Updated 12/29/2018


Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

A picture IS worth at least 1,000 words, a good tow truck, strong cable and some stalwart friends. So many of us in the West Shores areas came to remember following the horrendous storm we had last week. Point of reference: there... — Updated 11/14/2018


Borrego Days Roaring Success

Biggest, Better, Best What a parade, what a festival! Patchy white clouds set against the backdrop of a clear blue sky, and under ideal daytime temperatures no less, gave all of the approximately 17,000 attendees who had their... — Updated 11/19/2018


Halloween Festivities in Borrego Springs

We may be a small town, but the uniqueness of Borregan Halloween costumes at the library Oct. 31 revealed a quality-over-quantity focus, and we match up well against those big-city dwellers. Children and adults alike began with... — Updated 11/28/2018


Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

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Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

With the return of our cooler, visitor-friendly area, there is an understandable increase in emergency calls. So, I think we should brush up on 911 etiquette: What is 911? 911 is an emergency response service provided by the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office to assist the citizen... — Updated 10/18/2018


Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

9/11 Stair Climb Once again this year, West Shores High School will host the West Shores version of the nationwide 9/11 Stair Climb. This event is held to commemorate that fateful day that our nation changed forever when the World Trade Towers and, America were attacked by... — Updated 9/6/2018


Final Man Sentenced in Salton Sea Murder

The last of the three men from Indio convicted in the May 2016 murder of a Salton City resident was sentenced to 28 years to life in prison Aug. 21. Aaron Jackson, 22, was originally facing life without the possibility of parole for his role in the beating of 57-year-old resident... — Updated 9/6/2018


Border Patrol – 39 Pounds of Meth Seized

El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected for smuggling methamphetamine Sept. 4. The incident occurred shortly after 12:50 a.m., when a 26-year-old man approached the checkpoint in white Jeep Cherokee. A Border Patrol canine... — Updated 9/7/2018


Geothermal Use Mandated

The in-State generation of power for California consumers from renewable sources currently stands at about 30% (~61 gigawatt-hours - GWH). This includes an approximate 6% contribution from all 43 geothermal sources with about 3GW of total capacity. State Assemblyman Eduardo... — Updated 9/10/2018


Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Words, or More Here with the tangible proof that the entire West Shores Volunteer Fire Department, plus two volunteer Fire Explorers, walked the walk that we all talk. Predawn, 9/11/18, our firefighters... — Updated 9/24/2018


BASIC's Summer Learning Academy Kicks Off

By Curt Yaws Ensuring that every student rises to the level of their personal goals is a project for a whole community. To help focus that project, Basic Assistance to Students in the Community (BASIC), a Borrego Non-Profit,... — Updated 8/28/2018


Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

It goes without saying that we may have finally reached the fabled Dog Days of Summer. Aunty Peanut is certain of it; in fact, she has mastered a very hard stare which she delivers with no small amount of aplomb when you ask her if she needs to make a trip outside. Otherwise, and... — Updated 8/7/2018

 By Michael Sadler    News

The Bugs are Back

If your pool/spa plaster is painted with a dark color – black or blue – or you drive a dark colored car, the Water Boatman bugs have probably left their mark already. It's not on par with the "irruption" last year, but the... — Updated 8/13/2018



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


Borrego Water District Directors' Race Set

With Beth Hart and Joe Tatusko retiring from the Borrego Water District (BWD) Board of Directors, and current Board Vice President Lyle Brecht seeking a third term, the November election will bring two Borregans for voter consideration – Dave Duncan and Kathy Dice. We asked... — Updated 8/13/2018


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