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Potential Power Outages in Borrego

San Diego Gas and Electric announced upcoming work scheduled in the Borrego Springs area from Oct. 26 to Oct. 30, and the plans made to provide backup power to the town during that time period. SDG&E will be making safe and... — Updated 10/19/2021

BCHF: Fighting Back

Bruce Hebets, deceased, and Daryl Priest are going to court to answer accusations of committing fraud, using inflated office rents, and 30-year-leases to steal millions from the state’s Medi-Cal, and Medi-Cal Dental, insurance funds meant to provide healthcare for underserved... — Updated 10/15/2021

BCHF 990 Finally Arrives

September is National Fraud Prevention Month. So, guess what came in the mail today from the Borrego Health Community Foundation? Nothing less than the Borrego Health 2020-IRS 990 Tax return, which had been requested since the due date, which is typically June 30, the end of the... — Updated 10/13/2021

55th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival – "Welcome Back!"

Friday Oct. 22: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Festival Weekend Party with a live band and refreshments, even an air display held by The Propeller Bar & Grill 5 p.m. – Akrofest 2021 Airshow at the Borrego Valley Airport. Head over early to meet the pilots and tour the planes. Saturday... — Updated 10/22/2021

Watching Earth-Orbiting Satellites

Baby boomers may recall the first days of spaceflight. It was an exciting time to be a child. From time to time, my father would step into the backyard for an evening smoke, and I would often accompany him to gaze into the starry... — Updated 10/22/2021

USPS Planned-Peak Season Pricing Goes Into Effect

Time to plan out your holiday cards, packages or any other things you’d like mailed out, as the United States Postal Service has made some changes. Although temporary, it is effective during one of the most busy and crucial times of the year. On Oct. 1, the U.S. Postal Service... — Updated 10/22/2021

Akrofest Lands

Two of California's premiere International Aerobatic Club Chapters, 36 and 49, are teaming up to host THE contest of 2021, the annual Akrofest Competition Oct. 21 to Oct. 23. Pilots from all over the world will be in attendance to... — Updated 10/22/2021

WELCOME BACK to the Grand Festival

The 55th annual Borrego Days Desert Festival is back once again, and a "don't miss, be there," event. After not having the Festival last year due to the concerns of the coronavirus pandemic, the annual event has returned, and as... — Updated 10/22/2021

From the Borrego COVID-19 Task Force...

Dear Seasonal Residents, We so look forward to your return to Borrego Springs. The weather is becoming very hospitable and, as you know, Borrego Springs is a wonderful place to spend the winter season. Ours is a vibrant town with many events and activities that are more fun when... — Updated 10/15/2021

COVID-19 Brings More Changes, Mandates

With more disarray and disagreements or support for the vaccine and the mandates, changes continue. On Oct. 5, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a vaccine mandate. Back in August, the county required employees to either be fully vaccinated or take weekly... — Updated 10/15/2021

COVID Booster Shots Authorized

It is official. As of Sept. 24, the COVID-19 Pfizer booster shots were approved. These are not the same as third shot of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines approved last month for people with severe underlying health issues. Who is eligible for the Pfizer booster shot? - Adults 65... — Updated 10/4/2021

UPDATED: Sponsor Group Meeting

The next Borrego Springs Sponsor Group meeting will be Thursday Oct. 7, 4:30 p.m. held via Zoom, instead of being held at the Borrego Springs Library Community Room. To be added to the Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group email list for agenda and agenda packets, send a... — Updated 10/4/2021

Chamber Brings October Excitement

Our first excitement in October is welcoming two new members to the Chamber, and they are the Borrego Ministers’ Association and Kendall’s Café. You’ll find more information about these exceptional new members on the Chamber website: visitborrego.com. Time is flying by as... — Updated 10/18/2021

Chamber Welcomes Fall

At this point anything below 100 degrees is a welcome experience and before you know it we’ll be grabbing sweaters for our morning outings. Since we’re on the subject of welcomes, the Chamber is thrilled to have the Borrego Valley Airport back as a member, with the airport... — Updated 10/1/2021

LITVAKdance: Suffrage in the Desert

LITVAKdance presents an evening of dedication to the historical women of San Diego, with "Suffrage in the Desert: Outdoor Live Dance and Music Event" on Friday October 22, 5 p.m., held at the Borrego Springs Library. Originally... — Updated 10/22/2021

Art Shows in October

Flora, Fauna and Flamenco at the Borrego Art Institute The Art Of Flora and Fauna show currently at the Borrego Art Institute is not specific to artworks that represent Borrego wildlife and nature. However, one might suppose... — Updated 10/22/2021

Wildcats Take "Battle of Springs" Trophy, Spoil Rams Homecoming

Kicking off October, it was the friendly rivalry "Battle of the Springs" game between Borrego Springs and Warner Springs, as well as the Rams' homecoming game. It was a battle from both sides, but the bronze/silver trophy... — Updated 10/15/2021

Lady Rams Bested By West Shores

It was an exciting second set, as the Lady Rams volleyball team hoped to take down a tough West Shores team. With much back-and-forth, West Shores were on top, and never looked back. The Lady Rams dropped the game in three sets,... — Updated 10/15/2021

David William Shannon

Former El Camino College coach and administrator Dave Shannon passed away suddenly on August 17, in San Diego. He was 75 years old. Dave was a member of the El Camino College athletics family for 31 years and was one of the most highly-decorated and esteemed coaches in... — Updated 10/1/2021

Liquid Meth at Checkpoint

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man accused of smuggling liquid methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint Sept. 30. The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m., when a white 2007 Chevrolet Silverado approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The agent... — Updated 10/18/2021

Firearm, Drugs Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a United States citizen accused of smuggling illegal narcotics through an immigration checkpoint on Sept. 25. The incident occurred at approximately 10:43 p.m., when a white 2015 Ford F-150 approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The... — Updated 10/15/2021

"An Attack on North County Neighborhoods"

Within days of the failed recall of Governor Newsom, with the flick of a pen, the Governor signed three bills that negatively impacted neighborhoods in San Diego County. Let’s start with SB 9, a bill I’ve strongly opposed. The bill overrides local control, and the state now... — Updated 10/22/2021

"Communities Are Living in Fear"

There is fear among communities throughout San Diego County. Whether you live in rural North County, rural East County, or in any of the region’s 18 cities, your neighborhood could be uprooted by the State of California’s placement of a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP).... — Updated 10/15/2021

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