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Bug Stolen, Suspect Caught

A 30-year-old man was arrested in the Julian area, in connection with a burglary and auto theft Friday July 5. Mario Cunha, an El Cajon resident, was booked into San Diego Central Jail, after an off-road Baja Bug stolen in Borrego Springs was driven off the road on Pine Hills... — Updated 7/14/2019

Weather Or Not in Borrego

Spurred to new heights by a heat dome over Europe and Alaska, high temperature records in the Northern Hemisphere are not merely being broken, but rather shattered. In Anchorage, all-time record temperatures (90º F) were set... — Updated 7/14/2019

Ashley Kvitek Departs ABF

She'd never seen a desert except in photographs before coming to Borrego Springs. "What have I done?" Ashley Kvitek asked herself at the Montezuma Grade overlook upon her arrival in mid-August of 2013. But since then, with six... — Updated 7/14/2019

Borregans Cheer Race Across America Cyclists

Colan Arnold, Race Across the West (RAW) soloist in the Over-50 category, is fortunate to be alive. On the afternoon of June 11, about four hours after the start of the race in Oceanside, Arnold was heading down the 12-mile... — Updated 7/14/2019

Sponsor Group Highlights

The Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group met June 13 in the Borrego Springs Library community room. Pete Hilger of the Eukon Group presented for approval a minor modifications project that will upgrade Verizon’s facilities connected to the 100’ lattice cell tower located... — Updated 7/5/2019

GSP Public Comments: Audubon Society

From: James A. Peugh, Conservation Chair, San Diego Audubon Society (SDAS) To: Jim Bennett, County of San Diego Planning & Development Excerpts: SDAS reviewed the Draft GSP for the Borrego Valley Basin to assess the treatment of groundwater dependent ecosystems and... — Updated 7/5/2019

Ehrlich Exits BWD Board

As an "institutionalist" on the Borrego Water District board of directors during his 2½-year tenure, Harry Ehrlich has helped steer the board through a host of complicated policy issues – financial solvency, critical... — Updated 7/3/2019

Borrego Days Planning Meeting

Don’t miss the next Borrego Days Planning Meeting 4 p.m. Monday July 8 in the Chamber’s conference room in the Borrego Springs Welcome Center on Palm Canyon Drive. Bring your ideas and comments to make the next Festival a great one. While you’re there, sign up to be a... — Updated 7/1/2019

Borregan in Senior National Senior Games

Rick Cosca is no stranger to golf tournaments. Earlier this year, he won the RoadRunner Club Championship in the top bracket, and in 2018 he was the club champ at the Fallbrook Seniors tournament. The National Senior Games is a... — Updated 7/14/2019

Christine Ann Tate

July 7, 1947 – May 9, 2019 Christine Tate was born and raised in Point Loma, San Diego where she first developed an interest in nature, colour, light and space. She continued to develop those lifelong passions through a... — Updated 7/2/2019

Pamela Margaret Brown

July 15, 1945 – April 6, 2019 Pamela Margaret Brown, 73, of Sun City, California passed away on April 6, 2019 in a motor vehicle accident. She was born July 15, 1945 in Fontana, California to Mary Louise Spezza (Lally) and... — Updated 7/1/2019

Bonita Lee McIntyre Wood

Aug. 22, 1942 – May 24, 2019 Bonita Lee McIntyre Wood, 76, passed away surrounded by her family, on May 24, 2019 at Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton, CA. She was a resident of Borrego Springs and Nipomo, California.... — Updated 7/1/2019

Julian Beer Co. Celebrates One Year

The Julian Beer Company opened its doors for business a year ago on July 4. After the annual Julian Parade, if many didn't wander to the American Legion Deep Pit BBQ, or explore the beautiful little town of Julian, many headed... — Updated 7/14/2019

Annual Merchant's Picnic

Don’t miss the opportunity to socialize with fellow merchants, family and friends, while having a good ol’ Julian time at the Annual Merchant’s Picnic. The picnic will be Wednesday July 17, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., held at Julian Farm and Orchard. Tickets are $20, but be sure to... — Updated 7/14/2019

Julian Celebrates the Fourth in Style

Once again, the community of Julian came together to celebrate the nation's birthday in style. With close to 70 entries this year, patriotism was alive in the small historic town of Julian. The weather was perfect and the gentle... — Updated 7/14/2019

Julian's Newest Addition is A Delight to the Senses

One look around the interior, and you're instantly impressed by the new trendy Mexican neighborhood restaurant. Just like the name suggests, Quecho is definitely an elevated Mexican eatery in more than one way. Not only does the... — Updated 7/5/2019

Fourth of July Celebration

Each year, Julian hosts the Fourth of July parade. Affectionately called the “Greatest Little Town Parade in America,” Julian celebrates our nation’s birthday while bringing together the community and visitors. This year, the theme is “Historic Julian Celebrates the... — Updated 7/1/2019

The Nose Knows the Way to Sip in Julian

Saturday July 27, Julian adult beverage purveyors are hosting the 5th Annual ‘Sip of Julian’, providing proof that Julian is not just about apples and great pie. The ‘Sip’ features Julian’s growers and producers of wine, craft beer, mead (honey wine), craft cocktails,... — Updated 7/1/2019

Independence Day Celebration at the West Shores VFW

The West Shores Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3251 celebrated the United States of America's 243 years of independence and freedom from British rule Saturday July 6. Veterans representing all branches of our military attended this... — Updated 7/14/2019

Stop Illegal Dumping

To help stop the amount of illegal dumping on vacant lots and throughout our desert, it is important to clear up the misinformation about what the Burrtek Landfill will take for FREE. The Burrtek landfill will take all furniture items – couches, chairs, mattresses,... — Updated 7/14/2019

$30M Salton Sea Bill Passes

The United States House of Representative has passed H.R. 2740, an appropriations bill in support of a federal agreement to allocate $30 million for projects, addressing the environmental and health crisis at the Salton Sea. The bill passed by a vote of 226 to 203. “This bill... — Updated 7/1/2019

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