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Calling All Artists

Have you ever wanted to become a part of Borrego history? Do you have a vision which involves planes? Would the opportunity to showcase your work and earn $500 commission interest you? How about a competition to have your work... — Updated 08/3/2017

 
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Flood Alert Issued

Borrego is under cloud as you can see from this mornings training session with Borrego Fire District team. Julian is expecting rain and has thunder and lightening . The alert is scheduled to run until 5:30 p.m. Locations impacted... — Updated 08/15/2017

 
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Schools Back

Summer vacation is coming to end for students in Borrego Springs, Julian and Salton City. School’s in the Julian area are set to begin Tuesday Aug. 8, followed by Salton City schools on Wednesday Aug. 16. The school’s in the Borrego Springs area have a much longer vacation... — Updated 08/3/2017

 
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Saint Louis Encephalitis in Coachella

The Saint Louis Encephalitis virus was detected for the first time in the Coachella Valley this year in mosquito samples found in Mecca, where vector control officials said Friday, July 28 that West Nile virus was also on the rise. Mosquitoes testing positive for both diseases... — Updated 08/3/2017

 
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Road Closure I - 8 La Mesa

Drivers are being warned to avoid the State Route 125 northbound ramp to I-8 in La Mesa, due to road closure following severe crash. An out-of-control big rig truck struck multiple vehicles, killing two people and injuring a child. According to the CHP, the big rig overturned on... — Updated 08/3/2017

 
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Border Patrol - $47k Meth Bust

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine, hidden under the seats of his Nissan Maxima. The incident occurred Tuesday Aug. 1, at around... — Updated 08/3/2017

 
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Thunderstorm Warning for Area

The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a severe thunderstorm warning which will be in effect until 2:30 p.m, Wednesday. Locations impacted include Warner Springs, Highway 79 between Warner Springs and Oak Grove,... — Updated 08/3/2017

 
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Fundraiser For Meredith Pratt

The residents of Borrego Springs are coming together to help local Borregan Meredith Pratt. A fundraiser will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday Aug. 19 at the American Legion Post 853. There will be chicken for $10,... — Updated 08/3/2017

 
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Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Area

A flash flood warning has been issued for Borrego Springs and mountain areas. Rain has already begun to fall across the valley, as dark clouds are gathering over Indian Head. Winds are coming in NWN at an average top speed of nine... — Updated 08/3/2017

 
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Rain in Borrego

The skies are beginning to lighten and quieten down, after the sudden appearance of rain across the desert. Wind blew the trees and the smell of fresh sand across Christmas Circle as the skies let out a continues grumble of... — Updated 08/3/2017

 
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Borrego Springs Road Closure - UPDATE

Officer Tanner Obermeyer from Borrego Springs Sheriff office, closed down Hwy 78 at Yaqui Pass for approximately 25 minutes due to flooding earlier today. The road has now been re-opened and road crews are currently clearing away... — Updated 08/3/2017

 
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Construction for Outdoor Science Learning Center

The Borrego Springs Middle and High School is looking for help to construct an outdoor science learning center to be located next to the pup fish pond. Construction will begin 6:00 a.m. to noon Sunday Aug. 13, if there are enough materials and people to help. Claudia Goldberg is... — Updated 08/3/2017

 
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After the Storm

The National Weather Service in San Diego issued a flash flood and thunderstorm warning for Borrego Springs and the mountain areas Thursday, which were in effect until 8:00 p.m. Before reaching Borrego Springs, the storm hit La... — Updated 08/4/2017

 
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COMMUNITY MEETING - NEW LIBRARY PROJECT

The public is invited to a community meeting Wednesday, August 23 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. to discuss plans for the new library in Borrego Springs. The meeting will be held at ­­the Borrego Springs Library located at 587 Palm Canyon Dr., Suite 125, Borrego Springs, CA, 92004.... — Updated 08/4/2017

 
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Total Eclipse Informational Presentation

Saturday, August 5, there will be a presentation about the upcoming solar event. The presentation will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Julian Branch Library. Fred Delgado will explain the mechanics of the eclipse, where and how to safely view it and provide images of his past experiences... — Updated 08/7/2017

 
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GB Sciences, Inc. Agrees to Terms With the Los Coyotes Band and Cupeno Indians

GB Sciences, Inc. and the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians have come to an agreement to establish a cannabis operation on the tribe's lands near Warner Springs. This is the first time a publicly traded U.S. cannabis... — Updated 08/4/2017

 
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Salton City Could Face More Hot Days

The rain and thunderstorm were just a tease on Thursday for Salton City, as the humidity and heat continue on its normal track. It is predicted that Salton City could deal with heat over 95 degrees for 203 days out of the year due to climate change and carbon pollution, which are... — Updated 08/6/2017

 
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Niland faces CalPERS Pension Loss

The CalPERS Board of Administration voted in March to cut the pensions of close to 200 retirees from the East San Gabriel Valley Human Services Consortium, a Southern California job training program created by the cities of Azusa, Covina, West Covina and Glendora. The agency... — Updated 08/6/2017

 
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Salton Sea Dust Study

Below is an extract from an article in 'Medical Health News' discussing findings relating to the dust problems at the Salton Sea. Anyone who lives along the shore of the Salton Sea will tell you how the winds can rake across stretches of exposed lakebed and send dust floating... — Updated 08/8/2017

 
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Pedestrian Killed by Hit and Run

CHP closed the right lane of the Highway 86 Expressway after a pedestrian was hit twice by separate vehicles. Brandon Cooper, 30, from Thousand Palms, was walking northbound on the Highway 86 Expressway, when he was hit by a car... — Updated 08/7/2017

 
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Jess Martin Park Reopens Area For Dogs

An area of the Jess Martin Park on Highway 79 has reopened an off leash area for our lovable pets. The park reopened the section, originally the tee ball field, August 1, and will remain open until February 1 when the little league season starts. The area is open from sunrise to... — Updated 08/13/2017

 
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The End is Nigh?

With a total eclipse sweeping the country at the end of August, a conspiracy theorist claims it is a signal that Earth is coming to an end. David Meade, a Christian numerologist and author of the conspiracy book, 'Planet X - The... — Updated 08/10/2017

 
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Warner Junior Senior High School Graduate Awarded $18K Scholarship

Ramona Food and Clothes Closet awarded recent high school graduate Ocean Laidlaw with the Jeff Funk Community Spirit Scholarship. Laidlaw, a Ranchita resident, is one of two students awarded for their community involvement this yea... — Updated 08/14/2017

 
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Border Patrol - $111k Meth Bust

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 111 immigration checkpoint arrested a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Tuesday afternoon. The incident occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. when a 31-year-old woman driving a 1999 GMC Yukon approached the... — Updated 08/10/2017

 
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Chamber Honors Best of Julian

Julian Chamber of Commerce recognized outstanding local businesses, individuals and organizations at its annual Julian Merchants Picnic and Awards Barbecue July 19 at Menghini Winery. The 2017 Merchant of the Year award went to Ryan and Gina Cross, owners of Julian Mining... — Updated 08/10/2017

 

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