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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


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


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


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


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


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



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


Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

Avoid Fraud, Identity Theft IID wishes to alert customers that fraudulent scams are being reported by utility consumers across the nation. In many cases, unscrupulous individuals posing as utility employees attempt to contact customers – over the phone (including cell phone),... — Updated 8/21/2018


West Shores Chamber of Commerce

As many of you recall, the Chamber of Commerce building closed for repair and renovation on Aug. 23, 2016 after a flood caused by the water departments main water line broke. Repairs were finishes before the first of January, on... — Updated 8/21/2018


Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

Commencement exercises held at West Shores High School June 6. Just as the sun set behind Coyote Peak, well-beloved strains of music ushered our 54 graduates to their places of honor on the WSHS playing field. Greeting them from the podium were CVUSD Superintendent Edwin Gomez,... — Updated 7/2/2018


Border Patrol – Over 40 Pounds of Meth Seized

El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected for smuggling methamphetamine July 2. The incident occurred shortly after 10 a.m., when a man approached the checkpoint in a white Jeep Liberty. A Border Patrol canine alerted the team,... — Updated 7/2/2018


Sana Bacteria

The Riverside Co Health Dept has posted that the Salton Sea currently has active Sana Bacteria in it. Everyone is told to stay out of the water.... — Updated 7/26/2018


Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

SCHOOL DAZE: Both Juan Bautista de Anza Charter School and Sea View Elementary School will not be in session for the summer. However, West Shores High School has a few spaces remaining for Summer School/Credit Recovery, as follows: • First Day of Classes: Monday, June 4 ... — Updated 6/1/2018


$200 Million Bond Measure Approved for Salton Sea

Californians approved the $4.1 billion bond measure Proposition 68 on Tuesday, giving a boost to California’s long-delayed and underfunded effort to build thousands of acres of wetlands around the shrinking Salton Sea. A total of $200 million for Salton Sea projects is rolled in... — Updated 6/6/2018


Voters Approve $200 Million for Salton Sea

After decades of neglect amidst conflicting political and bureaucratic winds blowing hither and yon, California voters June 5 finally approved funds that will provide $200 million for Salton Sea restoration. As part of the $4.1 billion bond measure, water-related projects... — Updated 6/14/2018


Salton City Collision Leaves One Dead

A two-vehicle collision left one person dead, while traveling on State Route 86 near Salton City Tuesday May 1. At approximately 1:20 p.m., 30-year-old Anthony Ramirez, driving a 1989 Dodge car northbound in the right lane of Coombs Drive, along with two passengers, lost control... — Updated 5/4/2018


Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

SALTON SEA SPOTLIGHT: COMINGS AND GOINGS ON THE WEST SHORES. FIND at Sea View Elementary This Summer Hunger is a tough pill to swallow. We all cringe at the faces and swollen little bellies of children in Ghana or the Congo whose survival depends on one donated meal a day – if... — Updated 5/22/2018

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