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SVP Comes to Borrego

Judge Theodore Weathers issued his decision on March 24 to allow the placement of Sexually Violent Predator Douglas Badger in the house on Zuni Trail in Borrego Springs. Sexually Violent Predator Badger is slated to be transferred to the house on Zuni Trail in Borrego Springs in... — Updated 3/28/2023

Delay in Solar Vote

The Board of Supervisors have delayed the vote of the current RDF draft until May 24. Sign the petition to reject this plan: — Updated 3/28/2023

BH: Judge Approves Sale

Judge Laura Taylor, San Diego County U.S. Bankruptcy Court, has approved DAP Health’s bid to acquire substantially all the assets of Borrego Health. This follows the Feb. 15, 2023, announcement that the Borrego Health Board of Trustees had selected DAP Health’s $50 million... — Updated 3/16/2023

Borrego Health Sale

DAP Health was chosen by the Borrego Community Health Foundation Board of Trustees to acquire the Borrego Health clinics and remaining assets through an auction held as part of the Foundation’s Bankruptcy Court proceedings. This after FBI/DOJ raids in 2020; fumbling around for... — Updated 3/6/2023

Community Wildflower Update

Dear Community Members, Here is this week’s wildflower update from the Park. We are anticipating a busier next couple of weeks due to spring break. Flower Locations: 1. Start of Coyote Canyon: (For the first mile past the end of the pavement.) Directions: Go north on DiGiorgio... — Updated 3/28/2023

BWD Departures

One retirement and one resignation were recently received by the BWD General Manager. Both positions are key to BWD operations and finding a replacement will be difficult. At the same time, BWD Staff and Board wish both of them well in the future. After almost 20 years of... — Updated 3/28/2023

Visitor's View – Coachwhip Canyon

You might zip right by Coachwhip Canyon while traveling east on Borrego Salton Sea Way, but this short desert wash at the rugged toe of the Santa Rosa Mountains is well worth a little time to explore. Coachwhip Canyon is one of... — Updated 3/28/2023

Nature Watch: "Beavertail Cactus"

It may not be one of the larger cactus species, but the diminutive beavertail cactus makes up for it with one of the most strikingly beautiful flowers. Found on dry, rocky hillsides throughout Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, this... — Updated 3/28/2023

Veternarian Shortage

“My cat died in the veterinary hospital because I couldn’t get an appointment with his veterinarian when he first showed signs of being ill. It was too late, by the time we took him to an emergency clinic.” Sound too familiar? It’s even more difficult raising pets in... — Updated 3/28/2023

Chamber Marches On

The saying “March roars in like a lion” is no joke. On February 21, Borrego experienced high winds, extensive damage, canceled events and nerves pushed to the limit. Luckily no one was injured and much of the wind damage is already under repair. SDG&E worked 24/7 to get the... — Updated 3/16/2023

Art Filled Time in Borrego Springs

Art Guild Luncheon Speaker Wade Beane – March 8, De Anza Wade Beane, known as Borrego's favorite horticulturalist and director of ArtFarm gave a riveting, passionate, inspiring, presentation about his beloved ArtPark at the... — Updated 3/28/2023

Circle of Art Annual Show

From hand-crafted wood works, handmade jewelry, fabric arts and ceramics to photographs capturing the surrounding areas of the Anza-Borrego Desert, all types of exquisite mediums were showcased at BASIC's annual Circle of Art... — Updated 3/28/2023

RAAM Fundraiser: Help Borrego Springs HS Seniors

Every year many of the riders participating in Race Across America take this opportunity to make this a fundraising event. Last year, I rode Race Across the West, solo, and I raised $7,000 for the high school seniors for seven ($1,000) scholarships to help the students prepare... — Updated 3/28/2023

BASIC Scholarship

BASIC would like the community to know that our application for the 2023 – 24 academic year is now open! Our deadline is March 20 and requires applicants to have lived in Borrego, or graduated from Borrego Springs High School. If you or someone you know fits this description... — Updated 3/14/2023

Baseball Opens Season Against Hamilton

Baseball season was back for Borrego Springs High School on March 10, as the Rams faced off against the Hamilton High School Bobcats for their first game of the season. After completing an impressive triple play to end the bottom... — Updated 3/16/2023

Roadrunner Golf Tourney Raises Record Amount

The 35th Annual RoadRunner Club Association Benefit Golf Tournament, held on February 7, raised $30,978 for the Youth and Seniors Centers. Tournament Co-chair Barb Stephenson reported a full field of 144 golfers. The day offered... — Updated 3/28/2023

Rosemary Fey

Rosemary Fey passed away on February 14, 2023, at the age of 79. She was born in 1943 in Burlingame, CA. She and her husband Jared lived in Lake Tahoe, and later in New York City, before moving to Borrego Springs in the 1970’s. Rosemary and Jared were well known for starting... — Updated 3/28/2023

Donna J. Grossman

Donna J. Grossman passed away peacefully on February 18, 2023 at age 101, the Daughter of Joseph Rodmadke and Alphild Luundquest-Romadke of Minnesota. She studied at Minneapolis College of Art and Design where she developed her... — Updated 3/16/2023

Harley Arthur Hartman

Harley Hartman passed away peacefully with family in Palm Springs, California. Harley had resided in Borrego Springs, California for many years. Harley was a Veteran of the Korean War and an active member of the American Legion... — Updated 3/16/2023

Donna Spragg Pegues

Donna Spragg Pegues, of Juneau, AK, Oceano and Borrego Springs, CA, passed away peacefully on Jan 22, 2023 after suffering a stroke. She was at home, in Borrego Springs, with family, friends, and her loyal dog Josie by her side.... — Updated 3/16/2023

"California Agriculture"

California is the country’s leading agricultural state, followed by Iowa, Nebraska, Texas and Kansas. This year, March 21st was declared AG Day in the State Capitol to help recognize the vital contributions of agriculture to the state’s economy. According to the Department... — Updated 3/28/2023

"Prioritize SR-78"

I’m sure you know by now, but a significant sinkhole has developed on State Route 78, causing havoc for commuters in North County. The closure began on March 17th and has now been extended. My message this week has less to do with the sinkhole itself, but rather with the... — Updated 3/28/2023

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