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Liquid Meth at Checkpoint

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man accused of smuggling liquid methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint Sept. 30. The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m., when a white 2007 Chevrolet Silverado approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The agent... — Updated 10/18/2021

 

Man Attempts to Smuggle $600K Worth of Cocaine

Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a man suspected of smuggling cocaine on Sept. 25. The incident occurred at around 10:36 a.m. when a man driving a white 2011 Chevrolet Traverse approached the checkpoint. The agent at the checkpoint referred the... — Updated 10/15/2021

 

Firearm, Drugs Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a United States citizen accused of smuggling illegal narcotics through an immigration checkpoint on Sept. 25. The incident occurred at approximately 10:43 p.m., when a white 2015 Ford F-150 approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The... — Updated 10/15/2021

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News 

Nature Watch: Black-throated Sparrow

Many birds seen in Anza-Borrego are migrating through or seasonal visitors, but the black-throated sparrow is a local resident that you will find most common in the desert southwest and northern Mexico. This true desert species is... — Updated 10/15/2021

 

Meth Hidden in Floorboard

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man accused of smuggling $215,000 worth of methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint in Salton City, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced on Sept. 20. At around 9:05 a.m., a man driving a blue 2005 Ford Escape... — Updated 10/1/2021

 
 By Sanjiv Nanda    News

Sponsor Group Discusses: Capital Improvement Projects, "Smart Growth" and Water Issues

At the Sept. 2 meeting, the Sponsor Group approved a 2021 Capital Improvement Project (CIP) proposed priority list. Traffic calming, and, pedestrian and bicycle safety, continue to be the primary concerns. The first two items on... — Updated 9/28/2021

 

County Correspondence, Thundering Trucks

After seeing a photo of the thundering trucks in the August 5 issue of the Borrego Sun on Page 4, Nancy McRae, a Borrego Springs resident, sent her correspondence with the County. She says, “I am not letting this issue get ignored.” This is a letter she sent to Supervisor Jim... — Updated 9/16/2021

 

$55K Worth of Methamphetamine Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two people accused of attempting to smuggle methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint on Aug. 19. The incident occurred at about 12:17 p.m., when a silver 2004 Mercedes SL approached the Highway 111 checkpoint. The agent in... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Black Tar Heroin Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three people accused of attempting to smuggle black tar heroin through an immigration checkpoint on Aug. 26. The incident occurred at around noon, when a dark gray 2004 Acura TLX approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The agent in... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Quakes Shake

Several earthquakes struck near the Salton Sea on Aug. 18, including one with a 4.0-magnitude. The 4.0 quake hit about 11 miles east/southeast of Ocotillo Wells – to the southeast of the Salton Sea – around 2:45 p.m. A USGS map indicates shaking was likely felt from parts of... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Large Quantity of Xanax Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two individuals attempting to smuggle a large quantity of the prescription drug Alprozolam (also known as Xanax) through an immigration checkpoint Friday afternoon. The incident occurred at about 1:15 p.m., when a white 2018 Nissan... — Updated 8/25/2021

 

Man Arrested, Attempts to Flee Checkpoint

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man attempting to smuggle fentanyl through an immigration checkpoint early Saturday morning. The incident occurred at 4:35 a.m., when a blue 2012 Ford Fusion approached the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint. The agent in primary... — Updated 8/25/2021

 

"Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing"

Over 400 years ago, just as Macbeth, in Act 5/Scene 5 of the famous Shakespearean play, awaited the storming of his Inverness castle, Borregans also waited two afternoons running for another kind of storm to hit town and bring a little welcome relief from our continuing heatwave,... — Updated 8/11/2021

 

$271K Worth of Meth

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man attempting to smuggle methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint on July 12. The incident occurred at around 7:15 a.m. when a man driving a black 2009 Acura TSX aproached the Highway 86 checkpoint in Salton City. The... — Updated 7/26/2021

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

RAAM, RAW: It's About the Climbs

It is called the world's toughest cycling race because, at once, it is logistically difficult for riders and crew, physically exhausting for the riders, and mentally challenging for all. This year's 3,037-mile Race Across America... — Updated 7/19/2021

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News

Summer Escape From Borrego Heat

Many Borrego residents leave the heat of the desert in the hottest months, but for those who don't there are still nearby places to enjoy the great outdoors and bask in far more comfortable temperatures. A group of locals did just... — Updated 7/16/2021

 

Meth at Checkpoint

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two individuals attempting to smuggle methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint on June 27. The incident occurred at 6:25 p.m., when a black 2015 GMC Terrain approached the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint. The agent in... — Updated 7/13/2021

 

$300K Meth Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a woman attempting to smuggle methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint on June 24. The incident occurred at 6:55 p.m., when a woman driving a silver 2019 Toyota C-HR SUV approached the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint. The... — Updated 7/6/2021

 

Earthquake Near Borrego

A magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck near Borrego Springs in the early morning of June 14. The temblor struck a little before 5:30 a.m., roughly 7.8 miles north-northeast of Borrego Springs, at a depth of about 6.8 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Reports on the USGS ... — Updated 6/24/2021

 

Large Package of Meth Discovered

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a woman attempting to smuggle methamphetamine. A Border Patrol K-9 discovered 63 pounds of Meth. through an immigration checkpoint May 28. The incident occurred around 10:50 a.m., when a gray 2008 Santa Fe approached the Highway 86... — Updated 6/15/2021

 

Men Concealed In Cargo Box Compartment

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents prevented a man from smuggling a group of 10 undocumented individuals on May 24. The incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m., when a man driving a white 2006 Ford F-350 utility vehicle and his passenger approached the Highway 86 immigration... — Updated 6/11/2021

 

Meth Seized in Salton City

Border Patrol agents found two battery boosters filled with methamphetamine on May 22. U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped a 2019 Toyota Camry traveling northbound on Highway 86 after being suspected of drug smuggling. When a canine was called to assist the vehicle, it alerted the... — Updated 6/11/2021

 

Earthquake Swarm

Over 100 earthquakes, the largest of which had a magnitude-5.3, shook near the Salton Sea on June 5, sending light tremors in various areas. "There have been 152 earthquakes measuring all magnitudes," U.S. Geological Survey... — Updated 6/10/2021

 

Stolen Vehicle, Hidden Narcotics

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized methamphetamine, fentanyl pills and recovered a stolen vehicle on May 18. The incident occurred at around 7:45 a.m., when a 25-year-old woman, identified as a United States citizen, driving a white 2013 KIA Optima approached the... — Updated 6/2/2021

 

Heroin Attempt Stopped

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man attempting to smuggle heroin through an immigration checkpoint Friday afternoon. The incident occurred at about 1:20 p.m., when a white 2001 Ford Mustang approached the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint. A Border Patrol K-9... — Updated 6/2/2021

 

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