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Honorary Mayor Holds Town Close to Heart

Since accepting the Honorary Mayor position two years ago, Sylvanna Meeks is getting ready to hand over the rains to a new Mayor. Although she will be greatly missed in her position, she will continue to be involved in the... — Updated 08/24/2016

Killing the Colorado River

Imperial Valley farmers are coming under increasing scrutiny for using the vast majority of the state's water. A desire to utilize the consistent weather despite the natural resources available, will always be an impossible... — Updated 08/24/2016

Santa Ysabel - Magical Mountain Playhouse

Fox 5 San Diego has highlighted one of Santa Ysabel's hidden treasures. Tucked in the mountains is the work of art and home, of renowned San Diego architect James Hubbell. 50 years ago, Hubbell and his wife Anne started began... — Updated 08/24/2016

Blue Cut Fire - 100% Contained

An estimated 105 homes and 213 other structures have been reported destroyed as over the last week more than 82,000 residents were evacuated. Fire officials have stated Tues. Aug. 23, that what now ranks as the 20th most destructive wildfire in state history, has finally been... — Updated 08/23/2016

Salton Sea Advocate - Regulate Water Transfer

Tim Bradley, the director of the University of California, Irvine’s Salton Sea Initiative, spoke before the State Water Board, Aug. 16. He stated that while there is “no question” about the right of the water transfer, he fears an imminent public health threat, “the... — Updated 08/23/2016

Semi Blows Tire at Border Checkpoint

A big-rig carrying manure, blew a tire Mon, Aug. 22, while approaching the border checkpoint in Salton City. At around 11:00 a.m., the blown tire caused the vehicle to cross lanes and head toward the border station, hitting the... — Updated 08/23/2016

Covered California Consumer's Privacy Measure Signed into Law

Senator Joel Anderson’s Senate Bill (SB) 514 was signed into law by Governor Brown today. The bill allows applicants to indicate whether or not they want assistance in completing the Covered California application, and prohibits the applicant’s personal information from... — Updated 08/22/2016

Borrego Springs Schools New Faces

Every school year sees new faces arriving at Borrego Springs schools. Worried faces and first day jitters are soon replaced by the excitement of the possibilities ahead. They may have graduated a few years ago but the nerves and... — Updated 08/24/2016

STARGAZERS - Six Planets and the Moon

Six Planets and the Moon Week of August 14-20, 2016 One of the coolest sights of the nighttime sky is one that's completely invisible -- unless, of course, you know where to look. Stargazers who understand the workings of our... — Updated 08/17/2016

Why we moved to Borrego

Dear John ... This is not your typical dear John letter. It all starts with new residents of Borrego Springs (two weeks new) out to see Christmas Circle. We left the house without our phone and without water. We were just planning ... — Updated 08/3/2016

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