WMB Rep: Mark Jorgensen

With three highly qualified and experienced candidates from which to choose as our Community Representative to sit on the soon-to-be-formed WaterMaster Board (WMB), the choice appeared at first blush to be a difficult one for the five-member Borrego Water District Board of... — Updated 2/27/2020

New Chamber Executive Director

Francoise Rhodes has been named the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce's new executive director. "We as a board welcome Francoise, and are excited to have her," Clint Brandin, Chamber of Commerce Board President, said. and... — Updated 2/25/2020

Palm Canyon Recovery

There could be nothing good from the dark smoke rising out of Palm Canyon west of town. Borrego Springs visitors and residents alike knew something bad was happening last month as fire engines raced through town and helicopters... — Updated 2/25/2020


Photos were released of the suspect who robbed the Bighorn Fudge Factory on Jan. 27. The sus-pect is seen wearing mask, a blue baseball cap, and backpack, with no distinct features to follow for a possible lead. If anyone has any... — Updated 2/25/2020

BASIC Fundraiser, Lives Changed

Thanks to an amazingly successful, tightly coordinated effort at de Anza Desert Club on Jan. 31 for the Basic Assistance to Students in the Community scholarship program here in Borrego Springs, proceeds from a golf tournament,... — Updated 2/20/2020

Ribbon Cutting and Barn Raising at American Legion

The ribbon cutting ceremony at American Legion Post #853 on Jan. 24 marked the completion of their new dining room and its direct connection to the kitchen and bar areas. Four interior walls are decorated according to military... — Updated 2/25/2020

Point of View Stipulated Judgment vs. Groundwater Management Plan

As a California Certified Hydrogeologist, I have been working on the Borrego Valley groundwater resources since 1981 when I joined the County of San Diego as the County Hydrogeologist. The question of a groundwater overdraft in the Valley was subject to intense debate, although... — Updated 2/20/2020

Sponsor Group: Updated Zoning Changes in the Works

Borrego Water District Board President Kathy Dice began the Sponsor Group meeting on Feb. 6 by reading a letter to the SG members, with a copy to the County Planning Services Division (PDS). The letter is ultimately intended for... — Updated 2/25/2020

City Ballet: In Living Color

What a performance! The City Ballet of San Diego came to town on Feb. 7, bringing 14 top dancers (and about three dozen dancers in all) who used the colors of the rainbow in eye-catching costuming, together with their artistry and... — Updated 2/27/2020

Hal Hawkins at The Propeller

WW-II transport pilot Hal Hawkins at work on his mural at The Propeller restau-rant, "opening soon," depicting his experience and that of his friend and former astronaut John Glenn after the Marine Corps landing on Iwo Jima.... — Updated 2/25/2020

BSUSD Board Meeting

The Borrego Springs Unified School District held their monthly board meeting Wednesday Feb. 12 in the community room at the high school, where members of the board, schools, and the community shared updates and statements. The meeting began with Steve Riehle, president of the... — Updated 2/25/2020

Community Awareness Event on Local Dreamers, DACA

Immigration is currently one of America’s most controversial issues. Often lost in the heated debates on citizenship policies is the fate of many young people and their families living in Borrego Springs. They are called Dreamers, and the name of the complicated and confusing... — Updated 2/11/2020

Lady Rams Ball Out, Lone Senior Honored

It was not the expected ending to the regular season for the Borrego Springs girls' basketball team, but it was filled with learning experiences and a solid base for next year. It was also a bittersweet moment for Borrego Springs... — Updated 2/25/2020

JV Basketball Fall in Final Game of Season

It was a comeback waiting to hap-pen, but being held to five points in the first half trumped the Borrego Springs boys JV basketball team's fourth quarter efforts. The team fell to Calexico Mission, 35 – 28, Feb. 13 in its final... — Updated 2/25/2020

Julian Pathways Earns A Proclamation

On January 15, was declared Julian Pathways, Inc. Live Well San Diego day by the County of San Diego. The nonprofit organization in Julian recently partnered with Live Well San Diego to promote a more healthy community in the... — Updated 2/20/2020

Heroin, Fentanyl Seized

Border Patrol agents seized nearly three pounds of heroin and fentanyl at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint near Salton City, Feb. 13. At around 10:20 a.m., a 19 year-old-man approached the checkpoint as one of the multiple people in a private taxi. During the secondary... — Updated 2/25/2020

Border Patrol Seize Liquid Meth

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration check-point in Salton City arrested two men in connection with smuggling methamphetamine Feb. 10. The incident occurred at around 2:55 p.m., when two men, a 25-year-old and an 18-year-old driving a blue Chevy Silverado... — Updated 2/25/2020

"Dollar General Will Plague"

Why stop at a mere Dollar General? If you’re going to learn American Capitalism being new in this country. Let’s just go with Walmart and all the trimmings and let the chips fall where they may. Dollar General will only kill both grocery stores, the removal of the garage at... — Updated 2/11/2020

"Supervisor Desmond Op-Ed"

Homelessness in California is at extremely high levels and San Diego, while better than San Francisco and Los Angeles, has a steadily rising homeless population. Last week, I partnered with Supervisor Dianne Jacob on addressing the homeless population in San Diego’s... — Updated 2/11/2020

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