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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

 
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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

 

$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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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