• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mosquitoes Infected With West Nile Virus Discovered in La Quinta

    Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus were discovered in La Quinta, officials announced Thursday. The infected mosquitoes were collected from traps near Avenue 52 and Jefferson Street, according to the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District. “It’s not worth the risk. It only takes one bite from an infected mosquito to make you sick.” […]

  • Quakes hit Salton Sea/Coachella Valley Saturday morning

    A swarm of earthquakes, the largest measuring 5.3, struck near the Salton Sea late Saturday morning. The USGS reports the 5.3 quake struck near Calipatria at 10:55AM and was three miles deep.  The main quake was preceded by dozens of smaller quakes in the Westmorland area.  Following the 10:55 quake, there have been 24 aftershocks […]

  • State Committee Holds First Hearing On Lithium Recovery Opportunities

    Assembly-member Eduardo Garcia held the first informational hearing on lithium opportunities at the Salton Sea. The Select Committee On California’s Lithium Economy was created just this year and today was an introduction on how our region could benefit from lithium recovery. NBC Palm Springs has been following the latest developments at the Salton Sea and […]

  • Blaze Extinguished near Salton Sea, Scorches 17 Acres

    Firefighters were patrolling for flare-ups Thursday along the perimeter of a brush fire that blackened 17 acres near Mecca. The non-injury Parkside Fire was reported about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday near Parkside Drive and Highway 111, near the Salton Sea Recreation Area, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Fire crews contained the blaze about 2 […]

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