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Excessive Heat Warning In Effect

There is an excessive heat warning for the desert areas that will remain in effect from 11 a.m. Thursday to 9 p.m. Friday. Portions of the lower desert including El Centro, Chiriaco Summit and Desert Center in southeast California, and including Yuma and Gila Bend in Arizona.... — Updated 6/21/2018

"Stop Rudyville" Seeks More Signatures, Bus Riders

The “Stop Rudyville” petition drive has gathered over 400 signatures ahead of the County Planning Department meeting on Friday, June 22, but organizers are seeking more. And the chartered bus to take folks to the meeting still has room for 12 passengers. The bus will start... — Updated 6/18/2018

2018 Borrego Days Planning Meeting Key Points

– Borrego Days 2018: October 19 – 21 – Official Theme: “Eyes for the Skies” – Honorary Mayor: No word on who will be honorary mayor, yet – Grand Marshal: Supervisor Bill Horn – Lifetime Achievement: Sue Salt – Volunteer of the Year: JoAnn Maiter – Festivities... — Updated 6/15/2018

VIEWPOINT: Assistance Dogs and the Law

You walk into a Borrego Springs restaurant with your dog – wearing no vest or outward signs of an ID – and take a seat. The server approaches and asks, “Is that your pet?” You answer, “No, it’s an Assistance dog.” The server then asks, “What task does he perform... — Updated 6/15/2018

Happy Flag Day

The “Stars and Stripes” was authorized by Congress on June 14, 1777, according to the National Flag Day Foundation. Official adoption He called June 14th the flag’s birthday. Stony Hill School is now a historical site.... — Updated 6/15/2018

Desmond Eyes General Election with Confidence

San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond bested three challengers and overcame a spurious last-minute campaign violation complaint to garner 45 percent support among June 5 primary election voters in his bid for San Diego County’s District 5 Supervisor. As a Republican, he will face... — Updated 6/14/2018

Planning Department Recommends Denying Rudyville Request

By J. David Garmon MD President, Tubb Canyon Desert Conservancy On June 8, 2018 the San Diego County Department of Planning and Development Services (DPDS) announced its recommendation to the County Planning Commission to deny the ... — Updated 6/14/2018

The Mural is Underway

A eye-popping mural 28 feet wide and 8 feet high, consisting of individual raised panels of ceramic tile and glass in steel frames, is scheduled to be finished and mounted on the south wall of BAI by March of 2019, according to... — Updated 6/1/2018

Congratulations Borrego Springs Class of 2018

A big congratulations go out to the 37 seniors who graduated from Borrego Springs High School on Thursday June 14. Graduating high school is just one of the many accomplishments in your life, and the real world... — Updated 6/16/2018

Seniors Stroll Through Elementary School One Last Time

The Borrego Springs High School seniors began what is to be an annual tradition, by walking through the elementary school in their cap and gowns June 8. The emotions ran high and were all too real for most, as the seniors felt... — Updated 6/16/2018

April – May Students of the Month

It was a busy April and May for the 'Students of the Month' as they enjoyed a wonderful lunch with their principal at Rams Hill and La Casa del Zorro, respectively. The April 'Students of the Month' for the middle school –... — Updated 6/14/2018

BASIC Awards $64,550 in Scholarships to 47 Borregans

By Joanne Ingwall This summer, Basic Assistance to Students in the Community (aka BASIC) will award 22 Borrego Springs High School graduates and 25 continuing students scholarships to further their education. The scholarships will be used for students to attend vocational... — Updated 6/14/2018

Interact Club Donates To Orphanage Project

Even as the school year comes to an end, the extension of donation and generousity by the Borrego Springs Interact Club doesn't. The Club presented Ernie Loza, long-time resident and head of the Slab City Ministries, with a $2,000 ... — Updated 6/6/2018

Rams Baseball Fall in Last Home Game of Season

The last home game for the Rams baseball team didn't go the way they had hoped, but it was nothing less of a job well done. The teams bats weren't connecting with pitches and fell short, 18 – 3 in five innings to the Calipatria... — Updated 6/1/2018

Agnes Bushman

Agnes Bushman May 22, 1936 – May 28, 2018 Agnes Bushman was born May 22, 1936, and passed on May 28, 2018. Agnes was a vibrant, talented out-going lady that loved to dance and be social, and she enjoyed Life to the fullest! She... — Updated 6/18/2018

Alan Lee Schuler

July 1, 1929 – April 26, 2018 Alan Lee Schuler, 88, of San Diego and Borrego Springs, died at home Thursday afternoon, April 26, 2018. Alan was the oldest son of the late Frederick Adolph (Jake) and Grace Wyatt Schuler, and... — Updated 6/21/2018

Goat Canyon Trestle Bridge

There is a story within a story on the Goat Canyon Trestle Bridge which is located in the southern section of Anza-Borrego State Park. Aptly named “The Impossible Railroad” it is a twelve mile round trip from the trailhead via Monteray Canyon Road off S2 and I understand, it... — Updated 6/21/2018

Canyon Sin Nombre

Spring has arrived and Canyon Sin Nombre that actually means “Canyon without a name” has turned on the magic of color and light for yet another spring show for hikers. Take an adventure to discover that this area holds many of the clues and geological mysteries that engulf... — Updated 6/6/2018

Dolomite Mine Ruins

The Dolomite Mine Ruins in Anza Borrego State Park date back to the 1930s and is a hike not to miss. The peak above the Mine is one of the easiest peaks in the park and considered moderate with some small boulders to enjoy a short ... — Updated 6/6/2018

Firefighters Fight

Unlike its proven ability to put out all sorts of fires of the physical kind, the Julian-Cuyamaca Voluntary Fire District (VFD) experienced an incident of smoldering discord-turned-eruption May 30, after Chief Rick Marinelli and his Fire Captain Dave Southcott got into a heated... — Updated 6/15/2018

Father-Daughter Julian Day

Fathers, treat your daughter like a mountain princess with a day-date to Julian for a Father-Daughter Day & Dance June 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The all-inclusive price includes several attractions – lunch at one of your favorite Julian eateries, delicious fudge, a keepsake... — Updated 6/1/2018

Voters Approve $200 Million for Salton Sea

After decades of neglect amidst conflicting political and bureaucratic winds blowing hither and yon, California voters June 5 finally approved funds that will provide $200 million for Salton Sea restoration. As part of the $4.1 billion bond measure, water-related projects... — Updated 6/14/2018

$200 Million Bond Measure Approved for Salton Sea

Californians approved the $4.1 billion bond measure Proposition 68 on Tuesday, giving a boost to California’s long-delayed and underfunded effort to build thousands of acres of wetlands around the shrinking Salton Sea. A total of $200 million for Salton Sea projects is rolled... — Updated 6/6/2018

Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

SCHOOL DAZE: Both Juan Bautista de Anza Charter School and Sea View Elementary School will not be in session for the summer. However, West Shores High School has a few spaces remaining for Summer School/Credit Recovery, as follows: • First Day of Classes: Monday, June 4 •... — Updated 6/1/2018