• North Shore Power Outage Declared a Local Emergency

    Residents in North Shore have not only had to endure the challenges of a pandemic, but for a second time this year, they’ve had to deal with power outages in their homes. Now, as the outage has been declared by the county as a local emergency, residents are demanding answers, and a solution, to an […]

  • Supervisors Approve Emergency Declaration for Storm-Impacted Area

    (CNS) – Riverside County supervisors Tuesday approved a resolution declaring a local state of emergency stemming from storm damage in the southeast Coachella Valley, where electrical transmission lines were knocked down during high winds and flooding, leaving hundreds without power for days. In a 5-0 vote, the Board of Supervisors affirmed an emergency declaration issued […]

  • Mecca Resident Sentenced to Over Five Years in Meth Distribution Case

    (CNS) – A Mexican national who once lived in Riverside County was sentenced Monday to 63 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute nearly 120 pounds of methamphetamine that was dropped in the desert by an airplane that had crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. Juan Carlos Iturriaga-Centeno, 34, a one-time resident of Mecca, pleaded guilty […]

  • Power Restored To All Residents In North Shore

    After days without power in North Shore, the Imperial Irrigation District reports that all power in the area has been restored. Severe thunderstorms earlier this week knocked down 37 IID utility poles, shutting off power for hundreds in the area. Although power had been restored to the majority residents in North Shore, hundreds woke up […]

  • More Than 400 IID Customers Still Without Power in North Shore Area

    Utility crews continued working Friday to restore power to more than 400 Imperial Irrigation District customers in the North Shore area, near the Salton Sea, who have been without power since a Monday night storm. The storm, described by an IID board member as “an act of God,” destroyed more than 30 electrical poles, causing […]

  • North Shore Residents Still Without Power Following Severe Storm

    No electricity. No Internet. And no air conditioning. Six hundred and sixty customers in North Shore are still without power in the middle of summer following severe thunderstorms. Thirty-seven Imperial Irrigation District utility poles went down, and with them, power lines causing damage to not only IID infrastructure, but also to access roads and nearby […]

  • Nearly 700 IID Customers Remain Without Power In North Shore Area

    Utility officials were working again Wednesday to restore power to nearly 700 Imperial Irrigation District customers in the North Shore area, near the Salton Sea, who have been without power since a Monday night storm. A storm described by an IID board member as “an act of God” destroyed more than 30 electrical poles on […]

  • Some North Shore Residents Could Be Without Power For Four Days

    Power was restored Tuesday to nearly 300 Imperial Irrigation District customers in the North Shore area, near the Salton Sea, but more than 660 other customers could be without power up to four days. A storm on Monday destroyed more than 30 electrical poles, causing about 1,400 customers to initially lose power at 7:30 p.m., […]

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