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CLOSURE NOTICE: Borrego Palm Canyon Trail

The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has announced due to excessive heat in the desert, Borrego Palm Canyon Trail will be closed daily from 11 a.m. to sunrise the following day starting June 8, through Sept. 30, 2021. Any... — Updated 6/11/2021

Cal/OSHA Reverse Mask Rules in Workplace

A controversial mask regulation for the workplace has been withdrawn, as California's workplace regulators consider a rule that will align closely with Governor Gavin Newsom's promise that the state will fully reopen on June 15. The California Occupational Safety and Health... — Updated 6/11/2021

Warner Springs Cannabis Plants Bust

More than 3,900 cannabis plants were seized by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department personnel on June 4, after serving a search warrant at an illegal grow operation in Warner Springs. San Diego County code compliance officers also discovered several dangerous violations... — Updated 6/11/2021

Moon and Venus at Dusk

Have you noticed the remarkable jewel sparkling low in the western sky after sunset? That is the planet Venus, returning to the evening sky after being visible for many months only to pre-dawn risers. Some may have missed it... — Updated 6/10/2021

Borrego Springs Observes Memorial Day

Like many towns around the world, Borrego Springs observed the Memorial Day holiday on Monday May 31. At Christmas Circle, townsfolk and visitors alike were in attendance, while following social distancing rules and regulations.... — Updated 6/10/2021

Earthquake Swarm

Over 100 earthquakes, the largest of which had a magnitude-5.3, shook near the Salton Sea on June 5, sending light tremors in various areas. "There have been 152 earthquakes measuring all magnitudes," U.S. Geological Survey... — Updated 6/10/2021

Borrego Springs High School Pool

Cool off and have some fun! The Borrego Springs High School pool opens Tuesday June 22. There will be a lifeguard on duty at all times. They will be open six days a week, closed on Monday’s. Hours and days subject to change based on attendance and weather conditions. Pool... — Updated 6/7/2021

COVID-19: June 15 Approaches, What Happens Next?

We are on our way,... — Updated 6/11/2021

Big Day in CA: June 15

June 15 is a big day in the state of California, one that many have been longing for in this coronavirus journey, a step forward in a better direction. This date is when the state will ease its mask mandate to allow fully vaccinated people to surpass wearing face coverings in... — Updated 6/11/2021

CDC: Mask Guidance Modified... For Most

On May 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention modified its mask-wearing requirements for most, mainly those who are fully vaccinated, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings. The updated guidance still calls for wearing... — Updated 6/2/2021

Chamber Who & What's New

June is here and the calls are coming in daily about Borrego Days and will there be one, but I’ll get to that in a minute. First, we want to welcome Daniel Wright to the Chamber Board of Directors. Daniel and his family have been advocates of the community for many years.... — Updated 6/11/2021

Chamber Travel Tips

The world is changing rapidly and many Borregans are thinking about traveling somewhere, well almost anywhere for a change of scenery after this past year. Keeping health concerns in mind, and deciding what is best for you and your family, here is some industry news and current... — Updated 6/3/2021

Summer Shows at The House of Borrego Springs Galleries

The House of Borrego Springs WEST gallery continues to show Naomi Lasley ceramics, Robert Wright assemblages and David Lasley paintings through June 30. The EAST Gallery presents its group Summer Show through August 29. Both WEST and EAST galleries are open Tuesday to Sunday,... — Updated 6/11/2021

BSPAC: "Bring up the Lights"

The Borrego Springs Performing Arts campaign to “Bring up the Lights” just took a double step forward. The Board of Directors has secured $15,000 in matching funds. All contributions received for the campaign between May 15 to June 15 up to a total of $15,000 will be... — Updated 6/3/2021

Fourth of July Parade

The Julian 4th of July Parade Committee is happy to announce that the parade will be back again this year. The committee was eager to bring the celebration back to the Julian community and its visitors after the loss of the 2020 parade due to the pandemic. The County of San... — Updated 6/10/2021

Norinne S. Polmanteer

Norinne S. Polmanteer, 81, of Ithaca New York, died on May 17, 2021. During her retirement years, Norinne enjoyed traveling the country, until settling in Borrego Springs, California, where she performed in the local community... — Updated 6/10/2021

Patrick Daniel Bernardi

Patrick Daniel Bernardi, age 72, died unexpectedly at his home in Borrego Springs, California on March 15, 2021. Patrick Daniel Bernardi was born on March 18, 1948 in France. At age 20, he immigrated to the United States and settled in Southern California. He began a painting... — Updated 6/2/2021

Men Concealed In Cargo Box Compartment

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents prevented a man from smuggling a group of 10 undocumented individuals on May 24. The incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m., when a man driving a white 2006 Ford F-350 utility vehicle and his passenger approached the Highway 86 immigration... — Updated 6/11/2021

Meth Seized in Salton City

Border Patrol agents found two battery boosters filled with methamphetamine on May 22. U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped a 2019 Toyota Camry traveling northbound on Highway 86 after being suspected of drug smuggling. When a canine was called to assist the vehicle, it alerted the... — Updated 6/11/2021

"Drowning Prevention"

We are blessed to live in a County that is home to many beaches and pools, which we can enjoy all year long. Unfortunately, along with the beauty and fun of swimming, tragedy can strike. Drowning is among the leading causes of deaths for children under the age of five. My family... — Updated 6/3/2021

"Excitement for a Festival"

It was quite exciting to learn via Facebook that Borrego Springs will soon be holding its first Palo Verde Festival in 2022. A one of a kind event in such a lovely little village, how thrilling and unique! I flaunt myself as an amateur botanist or “nature nanny”, mainly to... — Updated 6/3/2021

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