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$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

 
 By Celeste Misch    Salton Sea 

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

 
 By Celeste Misch    Salton Sea 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 — Updated 11/14/2018

 

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