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Mongolia – Memories – Motorcycles

The bus rocked and rolled and jiggled its passengers out of their seats as it made its way across the Gobi Desert in Mongolia following a seemingly nonexistent road for 50 miles. Aboard were the three Borregans, two Australians... — Updated 8/13/2018

VIEWPOINT: Mindfulness: It's All About Choice

I was in my early-50’s when I came to the inescapable realization, genetically based, that there were more years behind me than ahead. Way more. I didn’t have much of a choice on that, so I had to retire from a very physical occupation as a general building contractor. I... — Updated 8/13/2018

Mindfulness Training

Always something new here in Borrego, and Tia Robinson, a former teacher and resident of Borrego Springs, will be teaching her Transformational Mindfulness course May 9 through June 29 in the library Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. “This will be a pilot... — Updated 8/13/2018

Borrego Water District Directors' Race Set

With Beth Hart and Joe Tatusko retiring from the Borrego Water District (BWD) Board of Directors, and current Board Vice President Lyle Brecht seeking a third term, the November election will bring two Borregans for voter consideration – Dave Duncan and Kathy Dice. We asked... — Updated 8/13/2018

SDG&E Seeks to Install More Than 300 New Electric Vehicles

Some of the most frequented community facilities and destinations in the San Diego region, such as schools, parks, and beaches, would gain a new amenity – electric vehicle (EV) charging stations – under a program proposed by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to help reduce... — Updated 8/10/2018

Summer Ice Cream Social

There was no fudge. Other than that, there was plenty of ice cream and toppings, face painting, and raffle prizes for the kids to make up for it. The August ice cream social, hosted by La Casa del Zorro Saturday July 28, brought dozens of excited kids and doting parents... — Updated 8/10/2018

Borregan Man Pleads Guilty to Felony Charge

In a recent guilty plea stemming from a Feb. 3 incident involving an attempt on the lives of three British citizens here in Borrego, local resident Alan M. Smith of Country Club Road will face sentencing on Aug. 16 in San Diego. Smith, currently out on bond, was originally... — Updated 8/7/2018

2019 Anza-Borrego Desert Photo Contest

Submit your photos now! The 2019 Anza-Borrego Desert Photo Contest is now live and ready to accept your entries! The contest is meant to encourage desert lovers and photography enthusiasts to capture their favorite views, moments and adventures in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.... — Updated 8/10/2018

BSUSD Policy Amended: School Lunch/Breakfast Program

Borrego Springs Unified School District today announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs for the 2018 – 2019 school year. All students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge at the... — Updated 8/10/2018

Chamber Bravura Takes on Iceland

Not many high school students Not many high school students can say they traveled during the summer to another country, let alone, sing in one of the most beautiful locations in the world, Iceland. From such a grand opportunity,... — Updated 8/7/2018

BASIC's Summer Learning Academy Kicks Off

By Curt Yaws Ensuring that every student rises to the level of their personal goals is a project for a whole community. To help focus that project, Basic Assistance to Students in the Community (BASIC), a Borrego Non-Profit,... — Updated 8/13/2018

Find Your "Inner North Star"

I recently stumbled across a new entity that you might find interesting, I know I did. I was chasing down a lead that the Julian American Legion had a new Chaplin, and proceeded to check it out. I got a phone number, called, and went to the address just South of Julian. There, I... — Updated 8/10/2018

Julian Natural Wonderfest

Want to meet barn owls and other birds of prey? Have your photo taken in a big eagles’ nest? Listen to music and enjoy games and entertainment for all ages? How about voyaging into galaxies far, far away with astronomers who will share the beauty of the night sky during the... — Updated 8/7/2018


The following is only information as to what to look for and avoid in any body of fresh or marine water in every lake across the globe. This is not specific to the Salton Sea, nor is it to confirm any report that the Salton Sea currently has a cyanobacteria warning. The Salton... — Updated 8/10/2018

Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

It goes without saying that we may have finally reached the fabled Dog Days of Summer. Aunty Peanut is certain of it; in fact, she has mastered a very hard stare which she delivers with no small amount of aplomb when you ask her if she needs to make a trip outside. Otherwise,... — Updated 8/7/2018