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Borrego Listed with Case of COVID-19

In the latest report by the San Diego County, Borrego Springs has been listed with its first case. It is unclear if the virus was contracted by community spread. More information to follow. Source: https://www.s... — Updated 4/4/2020


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our office will remain closed until further notice. The paper will still be printed every two weeks, and available in the stands. If you picked up your subscription in the office, please email to schedule a pick up. For... — Updated 4/3/2020

Follow Stay-At-Home Orders, Citations

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has informed all that they will conduct targeted social distancing enforcement beginning April 3. Sheriff Gore said anyone who was found to violate the orders in effect would face up to a $1,000 fine or up to 6 months in jail. He said... — Updated 4/4/2020

SBA Small Business Disaster Loans

Calling all Borrego businesses! Has your business been affected due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Beginning April 3, small businesses can apply for a loan, stemming from the nearly $350 billion in loans thanks to the CARES Act signed by President Donald Trump in March. The loan... — Updated 4/3/2020

For Borrego Springs Residents - Coronavirus Task Force

The Borrego Springs Coronavirus Task Force is a group of community members who are committed to helping Borrego Springs and our neighbors have the information and support they need to make it through this crisis. Click here to learn more about our overall community strategy for... — Updated 4/3/2020

Amended Public Health Order, CDC Recommendation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that Americans cover their faces when leaving their home, especially around other people. ------------------------------------------------- Effective April 4, employees of essential businesses who come in contact... — Updated 4/3/2020

Timeline of COVID-19 Events

COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus, which has spread across the world in a matter of days, infecting thousands, officially being declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11. A few days later on March 13, President Donald Trump addressed the... — Updated 4/3/2020

Borrego Task Force

A COVID-19 Task Force in Borrego Springs has been formed, with the goal of setting up a reliable information collection and distribution channel to provide Borrego Springs residents with information (in English and Spanish) from credible sources, so they can protect themselves... — Updated 4/3/2020

The Battle Begins

The reality of the virus is now upon us... The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread across the globe, officially declared as a pandemic on March 11, by the World Health Organization. “We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming... — Updated 4/3/2020

Stores to Limit Shoppers

Several stores in the San Diego County have updated their hours and limited the number of people in its stores this week. Many have added hours for those 60 and older or those needing extra assistance while shopping, and even closing early. Costco will allow no more than two... — Updated 4/4/2020

Fudge Factory Closes, Back in October

In a difficult decision, Bonny Bosworth has decided to close the Bighorn Fudge Factory for the remainder of the season. This decision, Bosworth said is "the hardest, yet smartest decision we can about our business," after one known case of the Coronavirus was reported on April... — Updated 4/4/2020

4.9-Magnitude Earthquake

Did you feel it? A 4.9-magnitude earthquake shook Borrego Springs April 3, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake occurred at around 6:53 p.m., 18 miles northwest of Borrego Springs, 11 miles southeast of Anza, 18 miles southwest of Palm Desert, 23 miles southwest of... — Updated 4/4/2020

Christmas Circle Closed

As of April 1, 2020 and until further notice Christmas Circle will be closed to the general public, visitors and Borrego Springs residents. Sorry for the inconvenience, however this is for the safety of our community. Jim... — Updated 4/3/2020

BWD Suspends Water Cutoffs, Late Payments

It was a scene that will be repeated in the months ahead when it comes to getting information out to the public while maintaining the ultimate in social distancing. The Borrego Water District held its monthly Board meeting online, with Directors and staff separated by home and... — Updated 4/3/2020

Weather or Not in Borrego

Look for a warming trend over the next 10 days. That's 80-degrees plus, after a month of temperatures in the 60's and 70's. The forecast also projects a humidity range between about (25 – 30%), the tipping point where most swamp... — Updated 4/3/2020

State Parks Closed

California State Parks announced on March 30 that it is temporarily closing vehicle access at all 280 state parks to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). During this pandemic disease, every person has a role to play in slowing down the spread of COVID-19. Protecting... — Updated 4/3/2020

Chamber Talks

By the time you read this it will probably be old news, and because of that, it is hard to answer most of the questions the Chamber receives including, “How will the virus affect the community’s economy?” Before I try to even go there, I want to congratulate the business... — Updated 4/3/2020

Plein Air Paintings To Be Available Online

An era of online browsing while practicing a voluntary form of home detention is upon us all, but there will soon be, if not already, the opportunity to view and purchase wonderful paintings by talented artists who participated in the 2020 Plein Air Competition, held last month... — Updated 4/3/2020

Candlewood Arts Festival Cut Short

What was supposed to be a fun, art-appreciating month of March thanks to the Candlewood Arts Festival, was unfortunately cut short this year, due to health and safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak. The Candlewood... — Updated 4/3/2020

Classrooms Close Down; Teamwork Ramps Up

On Friday March 13, teachers in the Borrego Springs Unified School District found out at noon that school as we know it would be over at the end of the day for at least two weeks. They scrambled to get students the books and... — Updated 4/3/2020

Greg Jones Aces at Rams Hill

Going way, way back in time to Feb. 8, Greg Jones aced one at Rams Hill during match play, but he let the glory of his first ever hole-in-one sink in for 16 long days before reporting. His playing partner and single witness to the... — Updated 4/3/2020

BSUSD Winter Sports: Student-Athletes Honored

The San Diego Union-Tribune honored over 4,400 high school student-athletes for the 35th year for the All-Academic Team. The All-Academic Team honors juniors and seniors who participated in a California Interscholastic Federation-approved varsity sport and maintained a... — Updated 4/3/2020

Julian Community Supports Each Other

As many in the world settle in at home to avoid the coronavirus, the community of Julian shows once again that everyone rallies around each other. The Julian community is not a stranger to emergency situations that have closed schools or cancelled events. This current event is... — Updated 4/3/2020

Man Arrested Smuggling Immigrants

Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint in Salton City arrested a man suspected of smuggling undocumented immigrants March 7. The incident occurred at 5:30 p.m. when a man driving a grey Chevrolet truck approached the checkpoint with four passengers. Agents interviewed... — Updated 4/3/2020

Agents Seize $164K in Meth

El Centro Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine March 15. The incident occurred when a 22-year-old woman driving a Ford Fusion approached the checkpoint at around 2 p.m. A Border Patrol canine alerted agents to... — Updated 4/3/2020

A Word From Supervisor Jim Desmond

Residents of Borrego Springs, These are interesting times that we are living through. While the situation remains fluid, I wanted to update you on the latest regarding the Coronavirus and what we are doing in San Diego County. Per Governor Gavin Newsom’s orders, the entire... — Updated 4/3/2020

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