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Gubernatorial Primary, June 7

The June 7 Gubernatorial Primary Election is slowly approaching, and things are different this year. For those voting, you will need to either mail in your ballot, drop it off at a secure location or vote in-person at a Vote... — Updated 6/13/2022

BCHF: When Words Don't Match Reality

Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) took another action, “To protect the long-term access to local care,” announcing layoffs of 218 employees, in addition to the 113 terminated on February 1, 2021. The May 25, 2022 announcement was in the form of a press release from... — Updated 6/16/2022

75th District Race – Marie Waldron vs. Randy Voepel

During this year’s political redistricting, Borrego Springs was moved into the 75th State Assembly District. Formerly represented by Randy Voepel of the 71st District, Borrego voters had two candidates running in the June Primary to represent the 75th. They were Voepel (Rep.),... — Updated 6/21/2022

Gubernatorial Primary Election Results

The races were on for the 2022 Gubernatorial Primary Election, as candidates looked to be in the top two spots to run in the state’s gubernatorial election on Nov. 8. Under California’s “top two” primary system, the first and second-place finishers in all statewide... — Updated 6/21/2022

Seeing the Solar System

Many celestial phenomena excite stargazers, but few are as cool as the one you can see during the next two weeks. Your only challenge will be forcing yourself to head outdoors before sunrise! If you do, and if you have a very low... — Updated 6/21/2022

Community Input Invited on Proposed Dollar General Store, La Casa Del Zorro Solar Project

The June 2 Sponsor Group meeting opened with John Wells of La Casa del Zorro providing an update on fencing and landscaping around their solar project at the intersection of Borrego Springs Road and Yaqui Pass Road. La Casa is... — Updated 6/21/2022

Nature Watch: "Indigobush"

The colorful Schott's indigobush is one of those spring wildflowers that you might smell before you see it. This member of the pea family is also known as Schott's dalea and can be found in many areas of Anza-Borrego Desert State... — Updated 6/21/2022

Chambers Negative and Positive

I truly wanted to start out with the positive, however, that’s not the case as Borrego Springs once again has to face the battle of keeping another Sexually Violent Predator out of the area. A Chamber community eblast was sent on June 1 regarding what Borregans need to do and... — Updated 6/13/2022

Chamber's Busy Schedule

As we jump into the triple digits the only thing slowing down at the Chamber is the amount of foot traffic and the calls asking if there is a super bloom! Before we talk about work, let’s welcome new-returning long-longtime members James and Lisa McNatt and their company... — Updated 6/2/2022

THOBS Summer Hours

During the Summer months of July through August, The House of Borrego Springs and its galleries will be open Thursday – Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Stop by to view arrivals of new items all of which are from mid century designers, manufacturers and fine artists. As usual,... — Updated 6/21/2022

Borrego Art Institute Gallery Hours

The Borrego Art Institute Gallery Hours are as follows. In June, the gallery will be open Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In July and August, it will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact BAI at 760-767-5152 or email... — Updated 6/13/2022

To the Class of 2022...

To the recent graduates of Borrego Springs High School, congratulations on your hard work and successful conclusion to your high school career. I sincerely hope that it was full of great memories and experiences that will help shape the next few important years of your life.... — Updated 6/21/2022

Borrego Springs High School Pool

The pool at BSHS has opened as of June 21! Go cool off and have some fun. A lifeguard will be on duty. Adult only swim: 10 a.m. to noon – Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Everyone swim: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday. Hours and... — Updated 6/21/2022

School District Responds to Parents' Concerns

Following two school board meetings where parents aired their concerns ranging from school meals, to school safety protocols and communication challenges with school administrators, the school district has responded and progress is being made to ameliorate these situations.... — Updated 6/16/2022

BSHS Softball Awards

The 2022 Borrego Springs Softball team officially wrapped up their season with an awards banquet held in the library. The following players were named as recipients of this year's awards: - Defensive Player of the Year: Isabel... — Updated 6/13/2022

Mercy Rule Win For Lady Rams Softball on Senior Day

It was quite the celebration for Borrego Springs' Lady Rams softball on May 10, as the team honored its three seniors and a 24 – 6 mercy rule win over Julian in the last home game of the regular season. The team also faced West... — Updated 6/6/2022

Julian Fourth of July

Don’t miss the annual Fourth of July Parade in Julian on Monday July 4. This year’s theme is, “Back in Bloom.” Pre-parade activities are set to begin at around 10 a.m., with the parade beginning at noon. Times and activities are subject to change. Be sure to visit... — Updated 6/13/2022

Peter L. Dudley

Peter Dudley, 83, and the love of my life, departed for a new adventure on May 12, surrounded by our three sons and a granddaughter. When his heart and kidneys began to fail, while in our California home, he desperately wanted to... — Updated 6/2/2022

Joannie Davis

Joannie died in San Diego with dear friends by her side following major health challenges, including the devastating loss of her vision. Good friends rallied to support her, and she had many well wishers for her 97th birthday in... — Updated 6/2/2022

Man Arrested at Border

Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man attempting to get over the border. At around 1:45 p.m. on June 10, a man driving a yellow van approached the checkpoint. The driver of the van handed agents a fake ID card and was later found to not have... — Updated 6/21/2022

Woman Arrested, Meth Smuggling

A woman suspected of smuggling narcotics at the Highway 86 checkpoint was arrested on June 4, according to Border Patrol officials. The incident occurred around 1:15 p.m. when a woman driving a black Nissan Sentra approached the checkpoint. Agents at the El Centro Sector Border... — Updated 6/21/2022

"Protecting our Schools"

While the County of San Diego doesn’t have jurisdiction when it comes to schools, I cannot sit by idly as we see the horrific school shootings occurring in our country. Over the past two weeks, I’ve received dozens of emails from concerned parents wondering if their child is... — Updated 6/21/2022

"What Are They Afraid Of?"

What has become of California’s State Parks? The people of California are the owners of our parks, and they care deeply about how they are managed. Along with the millions of recreation hours enjoyed in parks, the people contribute money and many days of sweat equity to... — Updated 6/21/2022

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