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Winter in Borrego Springs

It looked a lot like winter in Borrego Springs last week! The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park was covered in white, and it was just beautiful. Here are some photos, courtesy of the Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center, by Sicco... — Updated 3/3/2018


Snow Day in Julian, Warner Springs

The following school districts were closed today due to the inclement weather: Mountain Empire Unified School District, Warner Unified School District, Spencer Valley School District, Julian Union School District and Julian Union High School District. A blanket of snow has taken... — Updated 3/3/2018


Blankets of Snow in Julian, Warner

Stay safe out there! Although the snow may not reach Borrego Springs, it is making a heavy presence in the Julian and Warner Springs out there. When traveling through or to those areas, be cautious and aware. Be sure to have... — Updated 3/7/2018


Wild Mice Test Positive for Hantavirus

County Vector Control officials are reminding people to avoid rodents in the wild and to never sweep up or vacuum up rodent infestations if they find them in their homes, after more wild mice have tested positive for hantavirus. Vector Control officials said five Western harvest... — Updated 3/3/2018


Wildflower Bloom Limited This Spring

California State Parks announced that this year's wildflower bloom at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Anza-Borrego) is expected to be limited. This year's winter storms have brought less than an inch of rainfall compared to last... — Updated 3/9/2018


Sun Endorses Jim Desmond For District 5 Supervisor

Of the potential candidates for San Diego County's non-partisan seat for 5th District Supervisor in California's June primary to replace term-limited Bill Horn, Democrat challenger Esther Sanchez has dropped out, leaving only two... — Updated 3/14/2018

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ABDNHA Desert Energy Project

If there are Borregans who doubt the possibility of members of non-profit organizations, government agencies, and the private sector all working together in harmonious synchronization towards a common public goal, they should have attended the kick-off meeting of our Desert... — Updated 3/9/2018


Letter from BSUSD Principal Katherine Girvin

Borrego Springs High School principal Katherine Girvin sent out this letter to parents, following an incident that occurred March 1. "Dear Borrego Springs Unified School District Parents: In light of the recent school tragedy in Florida, concerned parents and community members... — Updated 3/7/2018


Borrego Rejects Rudyville... AGAIN

By J. David Garmon, MD President, Tubb Canyon Desert Conservancy In a unanimous, 7 – 0, vote the Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group rejected Rudyville's Property Specific Request (PSR) to increase its zoning density from... — Updated 3/7/2018


BVEF Grants $26K to Reduce Food Insecurity in Borrego Springs

The Borrego Valley Endowment Fund (The Fund) granted $20,319, so that the San Diego Hunger Coalition could subcontract with Borrego Health Clinic to enroll their Medi-Cal patients in CalFresh. The CalFresh Program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program... — Updated 3/8/2018


American Legion Post 853 Needs Your Help

Dear Members and Friends, The American Legion Post 853 is requesting your financial support for a very beneficial project. As you know, The American Legion Post 853 will be 20 years old in 2018. During our 20 years at this site, the property has been progressively improved. Improv... — Updated 3/9/2018


Daylight Saving Time, Spring Forward

Spring forward!Don't forget to move your clocks ahead Sunday March 11! Daylight saving time begins Sunday March 11 at 2 a.m., and yes, we are losing an hour of sleep. However, the4 bright side is the hour of sunlight at the end of... — Updated 3/13/2018


3.4 Earthquake in Ocotillo Wells

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake shook the Salton Sea region early Sunday morning. The quake hit a little after 5:30 a.m., about 8.5 miles southwest of Salton City. with a depth of about 6 miles, according to the United States Geological Survey. There have been no reports of injuries... — Updated 3/12/2018


Border Patrol – Grocery Bag Full of Meth

El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man and two women suspected for smuggling methamphetamine and heroin Tuesday March 13. The incident occurred when the trio approached the checkpoint in a silver Dodge Journey. Agents referred the... — Updated 3/13/2018


BSHS Holds 17-Minute Recess On National Walkout Day

Students from all over the United States – from middle school to college – are walking out of their schools today, as a part of National Walkout Day, to call on Congress to pass stricter/ tighter federal gun laws. They demand a... — Updated 3/14/2018


BSFPD Has New Bauer SCBA

Borrego Springs Fire Protection District took delivery of a new Bauer SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) refill station. The unit is used to refill the breathing air bottles used by firefighters when entering burning structures. It is made by Bauer Compressors, can reach a... — Updated 3/16/2018


Need To Know - California 'Real-ID' Driver's Licenses

The California Department of Motor Vehicles begun accepting applications for "Real ID" driver's licenses and state identification cards. These are licenses and IDs that will be required to board a domestic flight, enter federal buildings and visit military installations starting... — Updated 2/27/2018


Prayers for JoAnn Maiter

In a message sent out by Chamber of Commerce executive director Linda Haddock, JoAnn Maiter is being airlifted to Palomar for signs and symptoms of stroke with her left side affected. Please send your prayers.... — Updated 2/2/2018


High Ozone Pollution in Borrego, Warner Springs

Areas of Alpine, Borrego Springs and Warner Springs have the highest levels of ozone pollution in San Diego County, according to state data that indicates the level of air pollution in a given neighborhood. Ozone is the main ingredient of smog, which makes it among the most... — Updated 2/2/2018


Valentine's Day at La Casa Del Zorro

Celebrate a romantic night for a valentine's dinner at La Casa Del Zorro from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Butterfield Room. Dinner includes appetizer, salad, choice of entree and desert. To make a reservation, call... — Updated 2/2/2018


Super Blue Blood Moon

The Jan. 31 full moon is special for three reasons: it's the third in a series of "supermoons," when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit -- known as perigee -- and about 14 percent brighter than usual. It's also the second... — Updated 2/14/2018


Rare Cosmic Show by Super Blue Blood Moon

Skywatchers were delighted with a rare alignment visible from the United States for the first time in 150 years of a super blue blood moon. Early Wednesday, the blue moon synced up with a supermoon and total lunar eclipse for the first time in 35 years, and many had the chance to... — Updated 2/2/2018


Breaking: Car Goes Over Grade

At around 8:40 p.m., units were called to Montezuma Valley Grade near mile marker 12.5, after it was reported a vehicle had driven through a stone wall. The vehicle was not visible from the road, and other vehicles stopped to call 911, and redirect other cars. Fire crews,... — Updated 2/2/2018


Crash Off Montezuma – Update

Five people were involved in a single-vehicle crash while driving down the Montezuma Valley Grade. Their sedan went through a brick wall at the lookout, then rolled down the bank before coming to a halt Feb. 1 The accident occurred approximately 8:30 p.m. near mile marker 12.5.... — Updated 2/6/2018


BASIC Receives Grant From BIGHORN Cares

BASIC (Basic Assistance for Students in the Community) has been awarded a grant of $7,000 by BIGHORN Cares, the charity of the BIGHORN Golf Club in Palm Desert. The grant will fund bus transportation for the students of the 2018 Reading Academy, which begins July 19 at the UCI... — Updated 2/21/2018


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