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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Alleged Kidnapping in Salton City, Man Arrested

A Salton City man was arrested after an alleged kidnapping May 1. Salvador Grimaldo Torres, 29, was taken into custody, on suspicion of kidnapping, attempted kidnapping, child endangerment and criminal threats at a residence in the 2000 block of Argus Avenue. Torres was booked... — Updated 5/6/2019

 

Butterfly Invasion

In what experts say is the biggest butterfly migration since 2005, and we're talking millions then and at least a billion now, according to reports, Painted Ladies are starting to come out in force throughout Southern California, f... — Updated 4/22/2019

 

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

 

Border Patrol Seize About $425K Worth

El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man for smuggling methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine April 12. The incident occurred at 9:30 a.m., when the 60-year-old man, identified as a lawfully admitted permanent resident, approached the... — Updated 4/18/2019

 

Border Patrol, 102 Pounds of Meth

El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man for smuggling methamphetamine April 16. The incident occurred at approximately 1:55 p.m., when a man approached the checkpoint in a burgundy 2012 Nissan Altima approached the... — Updated 4/18/2019

 

Gang Member Arrested by Border Patrol

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a known gang member by the moniker "La Bestia" April 15, after he was attempting to illegally cross the border into the U.S., nine miles west of the Calexico point of entry. The incident occurred around 7:10 p.m., when agents saw the... — Updated 4/18/2019

 

Audit Finds Salton Sea Authority Tops in Fiscal Integrity

The Salton Sea Authority (SSA) is operating at the highest professional standard of fiscal integrity and public accountability, according to a recently completed independent audit of the organization. Independent auditor Shannon Ayala, partner in David Farr LLC financial audit... — Updated 4/22/2019

 

122 Species Spotted

It takes a little time when 89 volunteers are wandering around the desert recording all the birds they see, but the final results of the 2018 Christmas Bird Count are finally in. Just before Christmas, volunteers spread out in a... — Updated 3/15/2019

 

Man Stabbed, Dies in Salton City

A 30-year-old man was stabbed to death Saturday March 9, in Salton City about two miles west of Highway 86. The incident occurred at around 3 a.m. at a popular camp ground in the area, also known as Truck Haven Wash, according to the Imperial County Sheriff's Office. The victim... — Updated 3/11/2019

 

$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

 

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

 

Border Patrol Arrests Sex Offender

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a previously-deported convicted sex offender Feb. 26. The incident occurred at 8:45 a.m., when the agents conducted an immigration inspection on a passenger bus. During the search, agents found... — Updated 2/28/2019

 

Meth Bust – $27K

El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested two women smuggling methamphetamine Feb. 22. The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m., when a passenger bus approached the checkpoint, and a secondary inspection was required for immigration... — Updated 2/28/2019

 

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

 

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