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Lost Parakeet

On Feb. 19, a parakeet was found outside of the Borrego Art Institute. Happy to return it for a good description or matching photo. Contact or... — Updated 2/20/2019

Desert Floods

2.86 inches of rain fell on Valentine's Day, a record setting amount, closing all the roads leading out of town because of the flooding. Montezuma Valley Road was closed from Palm Canyon due to a boulder blocking both lanes near... — Updated 2/20/2019

Super Bloom Latest: Looks Good

It has already begun. "First bloom has started in the Borrego Badlands (lupine, dune evening primrose, and verbena)," Desert Research Biologist Kate Harper said in her latest Season Bloom Analysis, "where rain in October has given... — Updated 2/15/2019

Mongolian Consul Visits Borrego

"Sain baina uu, Khatagtai, Noyod oo Mongoliig surtalchilsan enekhuu uzesgelen." The rich Mongolian words rolled out of the Consul General's mouth as smoothly as Chef Tom and Pam's rich brown "mutton and marmot" gravy rolled into... — Updated 2/15/2019

Montezuma Valley Road, Salton Seaway Closed

Montezuma Valley Road is closed from Palm Canyon to the 6-mile marker due to rock slides covering both lanes. The Salton Seaway is closed from Henderson Canyon to the county line due to flooding. All are advised to stay off the road, or if needed, please proceed with... — Updated 2/15/2019

Rams Hill Victorious

Deciding what you want to eat is difficult, especially when you're trying to weight out which one is better than the other. So how does one judge the best of the best? From the juicy garlic butter shrimp, Asian-style sweet and... — Updated 2/20/2019

Women of Distinction: Martha Deichler, Betsy Knaak

It goes without question that when you empower and educate a girl, you lead her to empowering a nation, and even the world. Point made, as two Borregan women, who are beyond altruistic and kind-hearted, have changed lives for... — Updated 2/20/2019

Borrego Blast – Review by Amy Ream

Since 2002, tandem bicycle enthusiasts have converged on Borrego Springs in January for a weekend of cycling and camaraderie. Last weekend, there were 50-60 cyclists with single and tandem bikes. Some are locals, some snowbirds and rain birds, and some came from Ramona, San... — Updated 2/7/2019

Ballet in Borrego

The City Ballet of San Diego came to BSPAC on Feb. 8 and put on their usual great performance, stressing grace, strength, body tone, and artistic expression. And the new theatre sound system was excellent. The dancers started by... — Updated 2/20/2019

Lunch with the Principal at La Casa Del Zorro

Four students from the Borrego Springs Middle and High School celebrated their 'Student of the Month' award with vice principal Victoria Baay Feb. 1 at La Casa Del Zorro. LCDZ general manager Patrick Sampson gifted the students... — Updated 2/7/2019

BASIC Scholarship

The application deadline is Feb. 22 for scholarships through Borrego Assistance for Students in the Community (BASIC) program. Scholarship applications are available to download at: Typical scholarships are: • $500 for community colleges • $500 for... — Updated 2/4/2019

BSUSD – Citizens' Oversight Committee Member Applications

NOTICE is hereby given that the Borrego Springs Unified School District is accepting applications from interested citizens to serve on the District’s independent oversight committee with respect to its general obligation bonds approved by District voters at the Nov. 6, 2018... — Updated 2/4/2019

"Elite Pro" Tennis at LCDZ

There is a difference between the guy over on the courts who can give you a few tips on your tennis game, and an "Elite Professional" teaching pro. To be in that category, one has exams to pass: Written, stroke analysis, and... — Updated 2/20/2019

Rams Basketball Fall to Wildcats

The Rams seemed to be in control to begin the game against Warner Springs, however, the momentum could not be carried throughout all four quarters. The Wildcats spoiled the Rams senior night Feb. 8, 63 – 30. This was also the... — Updated 2/20/2019

Estella Valdez Bedford

Oct. 7, 1954 – Dec. 20, 2018 Estella Valdez Bedford passed away in Escondido on Dec. 20, 2018. She was born Oct. 7, 1954, in Sinola, Mexico. She now lays in eternal rest with her beloved husband Robert W. Bedford Sr.and her... — Updated 2/4/2019

Julian Theater Co. Back For A New Season

Following a very successful run of "A Christmas Carol" in 2018, the Julian Theater Company will continue to offer Live Theatre, Free Movies, Children's Theater Workshops and more in 2019 in the 'Little Theatre' at Julian High... — Updated 2/12/2019

Birds: Avian Cholera

More than 1,000 birds were found dead at the Salton Sea, caused by an outbreak of avian cholera, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Some of the bird carcasses collected by wildlife officials from Jan. 8 to Jan. 17, include northern shovelers, ruddy... — Updated 2/15/2019

New School in Town – River Springs Charter School

The River Springs Charter School has officially opened their doors to support students and families at the Salton Sea. Together, they are a team of educators, administrators, and supportive staff following the mission and vision... — Updated 2/12/2019

$1.3 Million Meth Bust

El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a woman for smuggling methamphetamine Jan. 25. The incident occurred at around 3 p.m., when the 45-year-old woman, identified as a Mexican national, approached the checkpoint in a 2005 Jeep Grand... — Updated 2/7/2019

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