SD Regulations - Guest Certification

Starting June 2, all guests at hotels open to provide COVID-19-related services need to sign a certification at check-in verifying they are staying at the hotel in compliance with the stay-at-home order. Hotels are not allowed to... — Updated 6/2/2020

Julian Parade Cancelled

Each year, people of all ages gather along Main Street in Julian to celebrate the 4th of July holiday. The small town becomes packed full of residents, visitors, bands, classic vehicles and floats all enjoying the fun and festivities. However, this year COVID-19 came along and... — Updated 6/2/2020

Clinics Closed Early

In a statement by Borrego Health, all clinics and urgent cares will close between 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., due to curfew orders in effect. Many cities have implemented curfews due to the recent riots and protests. Some cities in San Diego County have set curfews. Borrego Springs... — Updated 6/2/2020

Borrego Opens

So it begins… The road ahead is a long and bumpy one, but with recent developments, it looks like we are headed in the right direction. There is no telling when we will get to some sort of normality, but there is still hope through the misery we are all facing as the world... — Updated 6/1/2020

Borrego's WaterMaster Board Meeting

This is a short report about what was a relatively short meeting, called sooner than expected because nine firms had responded to the call for applicants for an attorney for the Board. The nine firms’ responses were affirmed by the Board so interviews could begin. The WM Board... — Updated 6/1/2020

The Yeti on the Mountain

The last time we visited the Ranchita Valley Market in the March 5 issue, owners Kemi and Mike Pavlocak had just opened a beer garden in front of their market, making the local gem with a yeti even brighter. That was back in February. The last three months have changed a lot of... — Updated 6/1/2020

Supervisor Desmond Calls for Opening More Businesses

In addition to the current proposed pilot program, San Diego County District 5 Supervisor Jim Desmond will be asking for the following to be opened at June 2 Board meeting. REQUEST OF COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO: (Capacities limited to the 6 foot social distancing requirements) - Resume... — Updated 6/1/2020

Seeing the Inner Planets at Dusk

No matter how long I study the sky, there will always be star groupings I just can't "see." Certainly, the ancients didn't make it easy for us; they never actually devised the constellations to look like animals, objects and... — Updated 6/1/2020

Borrego Valley Stewardship Council Convenes Virtual Forum

On May 15, the Borrego Valley Stewardship Council (BVSC) convened its first virtual plenary meeting/forum with 35 signatories and guests attending. Using Zoom software and focusing on the community’s COVID-19 response, five speakers made concise presentations and later... — Updated 6/1/2020

Borrego Clinic Crisis: (Part Two)

The Borrego Health saga continues. Another of their key personnel, LVN Charles Collum has resigned over the termination of Jan Jones and Dr. Pamela McEvoy. He was with the clinic for nearly five years, and a very respected employee. The Clinic is falling apart. Meanwhile the... — Updated 6/1/2020

Sponsor Group Meeting

The Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group meeting will be June 4, at 4:30 p.m. Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be on Zoom. The website is Or you can call in at 1-669-900-6833 and the meeting ID is 85960595191. The action items include:... — Updated 6/1/2020

Chamber Welcomes

As our weather in Borrego Springs goes from hot and windy, to cool and windy, then to those perfect days where it’s just delightful, some are saying summer is here. Don’t be too eager, as summer officially begins on June 20. Also ever changing is the State and County’s... — Updated 6/1/2020

Rowe, Rowe, Rowe Your Boat to Florida

The Rowe Gallery, located next to Desert Pantry at The Center Mall is sadly closing up shop. Owner Lori Rowe and her husband will be leaving sunny California and moving to the sunshine state of Florida – at least they'll still... — Updated 6/1/2020

A Word From the BSUSD Superintendent...

Hello Borrego Family, It’s been a difficult month for our little District. With the Governor’s recent budget proposal, we are now looking at cuts again to education. But more than that, it has been emotionally draining without our students. Perhaps I am simply projecting my... — Updated 6/1/2020

Robert "Bob" Arvid Johnson

Sept. 6, 1920 – April 23, 2020 Robert "Bob" Arvid Johnson was born in 1920 during the Spanish flu pandemic in Ironwood, Michigan. He spent most of his life in California. He passed away April 23, 2020 in Maumelle, Arkansas... — Updated 6/1/2020

"Cruel Clinic"

Jan Jones and Dr. Pamela McEvoy have been an integral part of our health care in Borrego Springs for many years. They are both loved and appreciated by their patients. They have built years of trust in this small community so it seems particularly cruel and callous for the... — Updated 6/1/2020

"Dangling and Confused"

As the surviving spouse of Dr. Jaime Paris, the one-time medical director and physician at the Borrego Medical Clinic, and a resident since 1989, I have followed the many changes good and not so good at the Borrego Medical Clinic. The dismissal of Jan Jones and Dr. Pamela McEvoy... — Updated 6/1/2020

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