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Planned SDG&E Outage Jan. 20, Jan. 21

A message from Helen Gao, Senior Communications Manager at San Diego Gas & Electric: "As part of our ongoing commitment to maintain reliable service, SDG&E crews will be conducting maintenance work on the Borrego Springs substation this weekend. In order to complete the work... — Updated 1/19/2019

Car Flipped on Montezuma

A car has been turned over on Montezuma Valley Road Monday Jan. 14. CHP and firefighters are currently on the scene. No injuries have been reported. The driver has not been identified at this time. The cause of the flip has not yet been... — Updated 1/14/2019

The Future of Borrego Days?

Following the resignation of Linda Haddock from her position as Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, effective Dec. 31, 2018, and her key role in spearheading the Chamber’s Borrego Days Desert Festival and Parade for the past eight years, Borregans naturally have asked:... — Updated 1/16/2019

Cross Rededication: A Symbol of Remembrance of Fallen Warriors, Not Religion

There was and continues to be a good reason for government officials to keep the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in mind when making decisions about what does and does not constitute a violation of the concept of separation... — Updated 1/16/2019

Sixth Annual Film Festival is Just Around the Corner!

Ticket sales are booming for the upcoming Borrego Springs Film Festival Jan. 17 – 21. As of last week, the All-Festival passes and individual block tickets are all sold out! But don’t lose hope if you haven’t purchased your tickets in time. If there’s a particular block... — Updated 1/14/2019

Chamber Chief Resigns

After eight years of service, Linda Haddock has resigned her position as Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, effective Dec. 31, 2018. "I have done enough," she said at a gathering of appreciative colleagues and community... — Updated 1/14/2019

VIEWPOINT: "Water Conundrum"

By Ray Shindler If you think this is complicated, you would be right. This is written not only for Borregans to understand the issues, but especially for the Water District, the County, the Water Advisory Group, and the irrigators. Why the 2040 timeline and equal allocation... — Updated 1/11/2019

Earthquake Shakes Near Ocotillo Wells

A little after 10 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 8, a 3.0-magnitude earthquake struck five miles from Ocotillo Wells, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake had a depth of one kilometer. There are no reports of any damages or... — Updated 1/10/2019

Chili Night at the American Legion

We came, we saw, we ate. Chili, that is. And with four different selections on the menu, we didn't even have to choose. A sampling of all four was the order of the evening on Dec. 29 at the American Legion, and dozens of Borregans... — Updated 1/9/2019

Sponsor Group Re-Elects Members

The Borrego Springs Sponsor Group met Jan. 2 for the first time this year, and atop the agenda was re-nominating current members Rebecca Falk, David Farley, and Linda Haddock. All three were re-nominated and re-elected. On the Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP), Jim Bennett,... — Updated 1/9/2019

BAI Reception: "Beneath the Eternal Blue Sky"

Enjoy the extraordinary photos of Mongolia by Nick Agelidis at a special event Jan. 26 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for an artist’s reception and book signing at the Borrego Art Institute. Agelidis will present a slideshow of his photos. It will be on display from Jan. 5 to... — Updated 1/14/2019

Boys Basketball Defeats Rival Julian

It was a back-and-forth battle since the tip off, but the Rams basketball team managed to close it out in the fourth quarter, to seal their first league win against cross town rivals Julian Eagles, 44 – 34. It was a close one,... — Updated 1/11/2019

Lady Rams Dominate in First League Game

After holding the Julian Lady Eagles to just six points, the Borrego Springs girl's basketball team dominated in its first Manzanita League game, 44 – 6, Dec. 21 at home. With a lot of steals for fast breaks and connecting to... — Updated 1/11/2019

Fred M. Scott

Dec. 4, 1930 – Sept. 29, 2018 Fred M. Scott Jr., longtime Borrego resident and businessman, passed away on September 29, 2018 at his river home in Lewiston, ID. A memorial service will be held in Borrego Springs at St. Barnabas... — Updated 1/11/2019

Polly Ann DeWine

Polly Ann DeWine passed away in San Diego, CA on December 17, 2018. She was born June 3, 1935, in Springfield, Ohio, to Clara and Lloyd (Farmer) McNutt. The family later moved to the village of Yellow Springs, Ohio, where she and... — Updated 1/5/2019

Hal Cohen Lecture on Birds of Salton Sea

Starting off like 1,000-page novelist James Michener did in his early works, naturalist-biologist-environmentalist Hal Cohen (The Hawk Guy) opened his one-hour lecture on birds of the Salton Sea with Geology 101 – the breakup of Pangea 175 million years ago. It looked to be a... — Updated 1/9/2019

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