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SDG&E Prepares for High Winds, Storm Conditions

The safety of our customers, employees and the communities we serve is of the utmost importance at SDG&E, which is why the company is taking proactive steps to prepare for a strong winter storm expected to arrive the morning of March 21 and last through March 23. In anticipation... — Updated 3/21/2023

BH: Judge Approves Sale

Judge Laura Taylor, San Diego County U.S. Bankruptcy Court, has approved DAP Health’s bid to acquire substantially all the assets of Borrego Health. This follows the Feb. 15, 2023, announcement that the Borrego Health Board of Trustees had selected DAP Health’s $50 million... — Updated 3/16/2023

Borrego Health Sale

DAP Health was chosen by the Borrego Community Health Foundation Board of Trustees to acquire the Borrego Health clinics and remaining assets through an auction held as part of the Foundation’s Bankruptcy Court proceedings. This after FBI/DOJ raids in 2020; fumbling around for... — Updated 3/6/2023

Spotting the Celestial Unicorn

Have you ever been disappointed to search for a constellation figure in the heavens only to discover that it was utterly impossible? Trust me, you're not alone! Take, for example, the flying steed known as Pegasus. I defy anyone... — Updated 3/21/2023

Community Wildflower Update

Dear Community Members, We are happy to report the winds do not appear to have caused damage to the bloom. The Park has also started to add what types of flowers are blooming at each location. Here is this week’s update: Flower Locations: 1. Start of Coyote Canyon: (For the... — Updated 3/21/2023

Call for Action: Sign The Petition, Say NO to Solar in Borrego

Join your neighbors in opposing this terrible plan by signing a petition here: A hearing for the plan to reduce carbon, called the Regional Decarbonization... — Updated 3/21/2023

No to Solar

The County's favorite plan to reduce carbon emissions preferred option is to place large industrial scale solar projects in Jacumba, Borrego Springs and Boulevard. The plan, according to most environmental and ecological... — Updated 3/21/2023

A Howling Success

The first Peg Leg Smith Liars Contest in two years due to COVID restrictions was held at the American Legion on March 4. Funny, bizarre, and unique would be the appropriate description. We ultimately presented 18 liars, the... — Updated 3/16/2023

Chamber Marches On

The saying “March roars in like a lion” is no joke. On February 21, Borrego experienced high winds, extensive damage, canceled events and nerves pushed to the limit. Luckily no one was injured and much of the wind damage is already under repair. SDG&E worked 24/7 to get the... — Updated 3/16/2023

BASIC – Circle of Art Poster

BASIC is excited to announce that the 2023 Circle of Art poster is one that breaks away from any of our previous selections. This year, we moved in a new direction by choosing a quilted work of art by local artist Martha Turner.... — Updated 3/16/2023

BASIC Scholarship

BASIC would like the community to know that our application for the 2023 – 24 academic year is now open! Our deadline is March 20 and requires applicants to have lived in Borrego, or graduated from Borrego Springs High School. If you or someone you know fits this description... — Updated 3/14/2023

Baseball Opens Season Against Hamilton

Baseball season was back for Borrego Springs High School on March 10, as the Rams faced off against the Hamilton High School Bobcats for their first game of the season. After completing an impressive triple play to end the bottom... — Updated 3/16/2023

Roadrunner Golf Tourney Raises Record Amount

The 35th Annual RoadRunner Club Association Benefit Golf Tournament, held on February 7, raised $30,978 for the Youth and Seniors Centers. Tournament Co-chair Barb Stephenson reported a full field of 144 golfers. The day offered... — Updated 3/16/2023

Donna J. Grossman

Donna J. Grossman passed away peacefully on February 18, 2023 at age 101, the Daughter of Joseph Rodmadke and Alphild Luundquest-Romadke of Minnesota. She studied at Minneapolis College of Art and Design where she developed her... — Updated 3/16/2023

Harley Arthur Hartman

Harley Hartman passed away peacefully with family in Palm Springs, California. Harley had resided in Borrego Springs, California for many years. Harley was a Veteran of the Korean War and an active member of the American Legion... — Updated 3/16/2023

Donna Spragg Pegues

Donna Spragg Pegues, of Juneau, AK, Oceano and Borrego Springs, CA, passed away peacefully on Jan 22, 2023 after suffering a stroke. She was at home, in Borrego Springs, with family, friends, and her loyal dog Josie by her side.... — Updated 3/16/2023

George Bernard Schmoll

George Bernard Schmoll was born in Wabeno, Wisconsin on May 2, 1924 to parents Theophilus and Clara Schmoll. He grew up in Wisconsin with his parents and his two siblings. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps just prior to WWII and... — Updated 3/14/2023

"State of Emergency Over"

Last week, the COVID-19 emergency finally ended at the county and state levels, hallelujah. As we move forward, I think it’s important to look back and learn from the past three years. My biggest hope is that politicians learn from the mistakes that were made. We should never... — Updated 3/21/2023

"Decarbonization Proposal"

A letter to Supervisor Jim Desmond and his assistant, Hunter McDonald Honorable County Supervisor Desmond and Mr. McDonald, Please DELAY any consideration or vote on a Utility Scale Project in Borrego Springs. It seems to me the real issue here is financial, practical,... — Updated 3/21/2023

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