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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 4/17/2019

 By Celeste Misch    Salton Sea 

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


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


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


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