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Summer Time Has Come, Who is Open?

Many establishments in Borrego Springs are gearing up for the summer and closing up, while many others will remain open with updated hours for the time being. The Coyote Den at de Anza will be open Thursday to Saturday for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from... — Updated 5/23/2019

Jim Desmond Hits Town

District 5 County Supervisor Jim Desmond came to Borrego Springs May 7 to institute a new County program with the goal of matching County staff and resources with our community's access to programs and funds. It's called the... — Updated 5/23/2019

Soroptimist 2020 Blue Book: Additions, Changes, Deletions

The 52nd edition of the Soroptimist of Borrego Springs Phone Directory, popularly known as the Blue Book, is being updated. If you have changes to your listing or are new to the community and wish to be in the 2020 Blue Book, please send an e-mail to Be... — Updated 5/23/2019

"Bloom in Borrego"

The theme for the 54th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival is “Bloom in Borrego,” highlighting the recent Super Bloom that took over our desert, and also the wondrous growth for the town. The theme was decided at the first Borrego Days Planning Meeting, held at the Borrego... — Updated 5/23/2019

Starr Shines Bright for the Wikipedia of Borrego

Volunteers are at the heart of the Borrego community, and no volunteer exemplifies the selfless dedication to duty more than the Chamber of Commerce's Starr Hutchinson, a 19-year resident from Ocotillo Wells. When once asked which... — Updated 5/23/2019

Mexican Mother's Day, A Fiesta For All

Mexican Mother's Day, or Dia de las Madres, is always celebrated on May 10, regardless of the day of the week. This custom was established in 1922 when Mexican journalist Rafael Alducin advocated for a day to celebrate mothers in... — Updated 5/23/2019

Senior Center Future

In a public meeting held last week in the Library Community Room, Joe Gavin, the Chief of Programs and Community Engagement from the San Diego Senior Community Foundation, spoke to a group of community leaders about the needs of seniors in Borrego. His group is conducting a... — Updated 5/15/2019

Sponsor Group Meeting

Attend the next Sponsor Group Meeting 4:30 p.m. Thursday May 2, held in the library community room. For more information, email Rebecca Falk at... — Updated 5/1/2019

BSPAC: The Last Dance

The Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center ended its 2018 – 19 season on a high note April 27 with the ever so popular Dance Recital. From the littlest tap dancers to middle- and high-schoolers to this season's BSPAC honoree... — Updated 5/15/2019

BSHS Prom 2019

Borrego Springs High School students danced the night away at prom May 11, held at the de Anza Country Club. Girls showed off their dresses, from elegant to "sparkling in the night," while many of the boys donned their suits and... — Updated 5/23/2019

It's Never Too Late

Very often, our lives don’t follow a neat plan or roadmap toward post-high school education and a career. Sometimes we encounter challenges. Sometimes we choose a different path than others have. Sometime we just need time to reflect on our goals and priorities. The U.S.... — Updated 5/2/2019

Bloomin' Bow Willow

Tis the end of the Super Bloom of 2019,but wait, there is more. Mother Nature now heralds in the magic of the cactus bloom, which is expected to be spectacular. Bow Willow area is a place to be for cacti, agave and yuccas. Located... — Updated 5/1/2019

Rose Y. Steadman Memorial

A memorial service for Rose Y. Steadman will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday May 30, at the corner of Main and C Streets (1934 Main St.) in downtown Julian,... — Updated 5/23/2019

Taste of Julian

A Rural Dining Adventure! Don’t miss the Taste of Julian, a self-guided culinary tour of participating one-of-a-kind restaurants, wineries, and breweries Saturday May 18, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door. Get your tickets online or at... — Updated 5/15/2019

Jewels of the Backcountry

The Julian Woman’s Club present the 93rd annual Wildflower Show at the Julian Town Hall from May 3 – 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For two days, club members collect specimens from the over 850 plant species in the area surrounding Julian. The plant display ranges from desert cacti... — Updated 5/6/2019

The Voters Decided – Now What?

The votes were cast and the results were tallied. Measure A passed on March 19, and the fight has not stopped there. Unfortunately, Julian is currently divided on what is best for its community. Since the election, events have unfolded to include court filings, accusations and... — Updated 5/6/2019

UCSD Shiley Eye Institute Eyemobile Visits Julian

Every year, schools around the country need to perform mandated vision screenings for particular grades. From these screenings, parents are alerted to their child's vision needs. This year, children at Julian Union Elementary... — Updated 5/1/2019

Julian's Fire District – What Has Been Going On?

Julian is an official California Historical Landmark known for its vintage small town feel, gold mining history and of course the apple pies. However, for the past two years, Julian has been embroiled in a heated discussion between the volunteer fire department and San Diego... — Updated 5/1/2019

Alleged Kidnapping in Salton City, Man Arrested

A Salton City man was arrested after an alleged kidnapping May 1. Salvador Grimaldo Torres, 29, was taken into custody, on suspicion of kidnapping, attempted kidnapping, child endangerment and criminal threats at a residence in the 2000 block of Argus Avenue. Torres was booked... — Updated 5/6/2019

West Shores Junior Chamber of Commerce

Students of the newly placed Junior West Shores Chamber of Commerce program held elections to vote for their board of directors April 10. This program was sponsored by the West Shores Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Springs Charter School’s Internship Program.... — Updated 5/1/2019

IID Sues to Halt Colorado River Drought Plan

The Imperial Irrigation District has filed a lawsuit in attempts to halt the Colorado River Drought Plan, signed by President Donald Trump April 16, where officials say the Salton Sea was wrongly left out. The IID holds senior rights to the single-biggest allocation of water... — Updated 5/1/2019

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