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Audubon Names Salton Sea Program Director

Rain Across County

Rain has continued to fall sporadically across Borrego Springs and surrounding areas. The much needed precipitation has seen temporary road closures and high winds as the winter storms pass over the valley. In a 72-hour period the storm had dropped 1.29 inches in Julian; 1.08 in... — Updated 01/16/2017

Friday 13th Across Borrego

The day started off with yet more rain but it hasn't dampened the spirits of the Borrego Springs Film Festival visitors. Now on its second day, the theater has seen packed seats through the... — Updated 01/13/2017

Border Agents - $800k Narcotics Seized

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents arrested two people after discovering more than $800,000 in narcotics hidden inside a truck's spare tire in the Salton City area. A male driver and a female passenger in a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado approached the Highway 86 checkpoint... — Updated 01/11/2017

Audubon Names Salton Sea Program Director

Audubon California today announced the hiring of Frank Ruiz as Salton Sea Program Director. Ruiz, who hails from nearby Coachella, will be tasked with leading Audubon California's multi-faceted campaign to safeguard habitat for... — Updated 01/11/2017

Free Sandbags Across the County

December has seen two to five times more rain fall over the county in some areas for December 2016 than December 2015. With more rain expected this week, and months of winter still ahead, residents in unincorporated areas can get... — Updated 01/11/2017

Flu Numbers Increasing

The number of lab-confirmed influenza cases increased by 56 percent (from 292 to 455) last week, a sign that the flu is rapidly spreading across the region. Four additional influenza deaths have been reported in San Diego, bringing this season’s local total to nine, the County... — Updated 01/11/2017

High Wind Warning

Wind Advisory remains in effect for strong gusts west to southwest 20 to 40 mph up to 55 mph. Isolated gusts near 70 mph possible along Desert Mountain... — Updated 01/11/2017

A Stunning Celestial Sparkler

Every year around this time, I can expect my email inbox to overflow and my phone to begin ringing. Folks who spend time outdoors during early-evening hours in mid-January frequently notice a brilliantly sparkling diamond low in... — Updated 01/11/2017

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