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 By Celeste Misch    Towns

Scouting Mission for Water from Sea of Cortez

Interview with Kerry F. Morrison, Executive Director and Giovanni Arechavaleta, Campaign Director/Biologist of EcoMedia Compass. Web Site: or A scouting expedition will be done in three... — Updated 10/22/2015


Charity Golf Tournament at Warner Springs

Warner Springs Ranch Resort Golf Course is hosting a charity golf tournament on Friday, Nov. 6, to support the Ramona Outdoor Community Center (ROCC), the Fred Grand Arena, Ramona Rodeo Park, and Ramona Main Street Parade. The ROCC is an all-volunteer organization presenting... — Updated 10/9/2015


Salton Sea - 22 Pounds of Meth Found in Car

A couple tried to smuggle 22 pounds of methamphetamine through the Highway 86 checkpoint near Salton Sea on Wednesday morning. The 33-year-old man and 31-year-old woman hid the drug in 22 cylindrical packages in their 2008 gray Ford Fusion’s rocker panels. The drug-sniffing d... — Updated 10/7/2015


Julian Apple Days Events

Celebrating Apple Days has been a tradition for over a hundred years; originally inspired as an end of harvest festival. As part of this year’s Apple Days celebration, on September 26-27, Menghini Winery will feature apple displays, music and dancing, an antique tractor d... — Updated 10/7/2015


Salton City – Dog Round-up

Following the September dog attacks in the Salton Sea community of North Shore, where one person was killed and another seriously injured by stray pit bulls, the Riverside County Department of Animal Services officers have announced they will be conducting a sweep of the area... — Updated 10/7/2015

 By Suzanne Howarth    Towns

Salton Sea – Let it Dry Up

California’s Little Hoover Commission released its long-awaited Salton Sea report Thursday, Sept. 24, several months after it held a fact-finding hearing in Palm Desert about what to do with the Salton Sea. One of the recommendations made by the independent agency was to s... — Updated 10/7/2015


Another Pit Bull Attack

A vicious dog bit a 6-year-old boy Wednesday just before 5:00 p.m. in La Quinta. The boy was taken to the hospital with wounds to his face and chin after trying to pet the pit bull mix. The dog is being quarantined at the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms. Last... — Updated 10/7/2015

Dying Sea

Impending Disaster of Salton Sea

"Averting Disaster: Action Now for the Salton Sea," is the title of the report from the Little Hoover Commission calling on the state to fund restoration projects from the Prop. 1 water bond that voters approved last year. The... — Updated 10/7/2015


Julian - Fatal Motorcycle Crash

The California Highway Patrol reports that a fatal crash occurred Saturday September. 26 on State Route 78 in Julian. The motorcyclist, from Camp Pendleton, was approaching at speed, a right-hand curve heading east before losing control of his 2015 Kawasaki and skidding into the... — Updated 10/7/2015


Salton Sea - Drug Bust

Border Patrol Agents seized $291,600 worth of methamphetamine at the Salton Sea checkpoint Friday Oct. 2. Drug-sniffing dogs alerted agents to a 1999 gray Toyota Camry being driven by a 23-year-old male. After further inspection, 24 packages of methamphetamine were found hidden... — Updated 10/7/2015


Fields Making Students Sick Near Coachella

An organic herbicide odor made more than 28 students at Coachella Valley High School in Thermal ill. The students reported nausea, dizziness and throat irritation after inhaling a strange odor originating in a field across the street from the school campus. A hazardous material... — Updated 10/7/2015


Salton Sea - Pedestrian Killed in Car Accident

A 59-year-old man was killed in a traffic accident in Mecca near Salton Sea on Monday, Sept. 26. Alberto Coyt-Gudino was crossing the street outside the crosswalk when he was hit by 61-year-old Margarita Ramirez driving a Toyota pickup truck going 50 mph. Coyt-Gudino died at the... — Updated 10/7/2015

 By Paddie Connelly    Towns

West Shores Parks Association

Announcing … the West Shores Parks Association. Formed as an adjunct committee to the Salton Community Services Board, the West Shores Parks Association is ready to roll. In an organizational meeting held on Wednesday, September 30, the small group of community members and p... — Updated 10/7/2015


Watershed Relief Map Unveiled

Volcan Mountain Foundation now has a watershed relief map to teach visitors about Volcan Mountain’s vital watershed sources; giving them a hands-on experience of the watershed’s function. Kathleen Beck, Education Coordinator for the Foundation envisioned the 3D representation of... — Updated 10/7/2015


Julian Music Festival Benefits Wolves

The 46th Annual Julian Music Festival, previously known as the Julian Banjo-Fiddle Contest, was held this Sept. 19 at Menghini Winery. This year's line-up included a variety of musical genres, including Celtic, alternative folk,... — Updated 9/24/2015


Salton Sea – Dog Attack Update

The man mauled to death by pit bulls near the Salton Sea has been identified as Emilio Rios, a 65-year-old resident of North Shore, according to coroner’s officials. Deputies arrived to find Rios dead in the front yard of his home, sheriff’s spokesman Armando Munoz said. A wom... — Updated 9/24/2015

 By Suzanne Howarth    Towns

Salton City – School Donations

Sea View Elementary School children had a surprise waiting for them when they got to school on Wednesday, September. 9 after representatives from the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office and El Centro Salvation Army delivered school supplies. Students will receive pencil boxes, p... — Updated 9/24/2015


Going Solar Will Save Money For Palm Springs

Palm Springs has entered into final contract negotiations with SolarCity and SunEdison to install solar panels at eight sites around the city. SolarCity will install solar panels at the city’s wastewater treatment plant and the Sunrise Plaza complex. SunEdison will install s... — Updated 9/24/2015

 By Suzanne Howarth    Towns

Salton Sea – Odor Sets New Record

Stationary air monitors northwest of the Salton Sea, in Mecca and the Torres-Martinez Reservation, have recorded elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide for the last nine days, said spokesman for the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Sam Atwood. The odor has been detected... — Updated 9/24/2015

 By Jeannie Beck    Towns

Action On Ailing Salton Sea Urged

Imperial Irrigation District (IID) General Manager Kevin Kelly and Imperial County Executive Officer Ralph Cordova requested more action on the ailing Salton Sea at a State Water Resources Control Board meeting Thursday. Kelley sai... — Updated 9/24/2015


Salton Sea - Rotten Egg Smell

High levels of hydrogen sulfide, producing the smell of rotten eggs, has provoked an odor alert from the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Hydrogen sulfide results from the bacterial breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen gas, such as you would find in... — Updated 9/24/2015


Salton Sea - Bruce Wilcox Speaks

Newly appointed assistant secretary on Salton Sea policy Bruce Wilcox, has stated that the next Salton Sea Restoration meeting, to be held later this month, will see a variety of new plans ready to move forward. Water transfer and air quality projects are to be announced. Two... — Updated 9/24/2015


Rattlesnake Bites Woman In Desert Center

On Friday evening, Sept. 18, a 42-year-old woman stepped out of her car by the side of I-10 near Ford Dry lake and was bitten by a 2 foot- long rattlesnake. She was taken to the hospital, according to the Riverside County Fire Department, and evaluated as in “moderate c... — Updated 9/24/2015


Two Men Arraigned in Market Robbery in Salton Sea Community

Two men pleaded not guilty to charges involving their alleged roles in a violent armed robbery at a market on March 13 in the Salton Sea community of North Shore. Jacob Lee Couie of North Shore is charged with two counts of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon (baseball bat)... — Updated 9/24/2015

 By Paddie Connelly    Towns

Big Glasses Giveaway

Friends-in-Sight, the statewide Lions vision initiative, will be holding a free vision screening, Saturday, September 12, 2015, at Desert Mirage High School, 86-150 Avenue 66 in Thermal. The vision screening will start at about 8:00 a.m. and finish at about 3:30 p.m. Members of... — Updated 9/24/2015


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