Vegetation Fire on Highway 79

A vegetation fire was reported Thursday on Highway 79 near Warner Springs, according to Cal Fire San Diego. The Morettis Fire, named by Cal Fire, was reported at approximately 1 p.m. on Highway 79, just north of Highway 76. Officials reported making good progress on putting it... — Updated 8/22/2019

Water Boatmen are Back

Oh yes, the water boatmen bugs came back for their now all too familiar August visit. And due to changes in the ecology of the Salton Sea are expected to continue dropping in. From high in the sky, water boatmen bugs blow on... — Updated 8/22/2019

A Dark Sky Affair

As dusk broke for the Dark Sky Party at the Borrego Springs Library on Aug. 15, not the Moon, but Jupiter appeared as the first celestial object, even displaying four of its 67 known moons telescopically later in the event.... — Updated 8/22/2019

Virus Squeaks Positive

A deer mouse found during a routine monitoring operation in Warner Springs on July 25 tested positive for the potentially deadly hantavirus, according to San Diego County Department of Environmental Health Vector Control officials, bringing the total to 30 wild rodents, mostly... — Updated 8/22/2019

Borrego Springs Boys and Girls Club Olympics Fun

Over 600 children from all over the San Diego County participated in this year's Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego's Olympic-styled day-long event. The Club has been putting this on for the last 22 summers, and each one... — Updated 8/19/2019

Possible CVB Relocation

Community Valley Bank has submitted a Re-location Application to relocate the current Community Valley Bank, Borrego Springs Branch located at 587 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, California 92004 to 571 #A Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, California 92004. Any person... — Updated 8/19/2019

New BWD Director Appointed

A compelling voice within the Borrego Springs community, Diane Johnson was sworn in as a member of the board of directors of the Borrego Water District on July 23 during the board's regularly scheduled meeting. Johnson did not sit... — Updated 8/19/2019

New BWD Well Progressing on Schedule

On-time and under budget, so far at least. The construction of the new BWD well on Borrego Spring Road north of Christmas Circle is running smoothly and on schedule. Southwest Pumping & Drilling has all but finished the first... — Updated 8/22/2019

Jeni Bate: Touchable Art via Refractured Skyscape Watercolor

Don't let anyone tell you there is nothing new under the sun, or in the case of artist Jeni Bate, about the sky. Using a 3-dimensional textured style that one expert said falls between a post-Picasso "third generation orphism" and... — Updated 8/22/2019

Fourth Year of BASIC

The Basic Assistance for Students in the Community (BASIC) Summer Learning Academy wrapped up another summer of hard work and fun-filled learning for the 33 students in attendance. Held at the Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert... — Updated 8/22/2019

Local Students Meet Mary Eisenhower

Dwight Eisenhower's farewell speech in 1956 concluded with these words: "...in the goodness of time, all peoples will come to live together in a peace guaranteed by the binding force of mutual respect and love." His granddaughter... — Updated 8/19/2019

Santa Comes to Borrego in July

Santa pulled into Borrego last week to deliver over 385 backpacks for every student in the Borrego Springs Unified School District. With no snow on which to ride his sleigh, Santa and his helper showed up in a shiny red truck... — Updated 8/19/2019

BSUSD Announcement

Borrego Springs Unified School District today announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs for the 2019-2020 school year. All students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge at the... — Updated 8/7/2019

Mike Rogers Contributes Borrego Pride at the Border

La Casa del Zorro's Elite Teaching Pro Mike Rogers ( in lime-green shirt) ditched the heat of Borrego during July and instead, for three days a week, coached 200 kids in all kinds of sports, including tennis and arts & crafts... — Updated 8/12/2019

Santiago Roa Rivera

July 25, 1927 – July 15, 2019 Santiago Roa Rivera 91, born July 25, 1927 in Guanajuato, Mexico, went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2019 at his home in Borrego. He was surrounded by his family. Well known to family and friends... — Updated 8/19/2019

Julian Town Square Community Fundraising Event

The Julian Community Heritage Foundation invites all to their fundraising event for the Town Square Project at Julian Beer Company. Head on over and meet the JCHF board, and hear more about their vision, progress and project updates. There will be live music, food and libations.... — Updated 8/22/2019

Bus Schedule

There is a new addition to the bus schedule for Julian Elementary and Julian Junior High School. There are now buses that leave at 4:15 p.m. So if your student participates in the Club Jag/Club T programs, they will now get to... — Updated 8/19/2019

Fourty-Two Pounds of Meth

Border Patrol agents seized more than 42 pounds of meth worth nearly $97,000 that had been hidden inside a car’s fuel tank, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. The arrest took place at about 8:30 a.m. Monday Aug. 5 at the Highway 86 immigration... — Updated 8/19/2019

$2.6M Seized at Checkpoint

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint in Salton City confiscated over $2.6 million worth of narcotics in separate incidents. The first incident occurred in the early morning of Aug. 4 at around 1:50 a.m. A 54-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman... — Updated 8/19/2019

Back-to-School Giveaways, Sea View Elementary School

Wednesday Aug. 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (before FIND food distribution). All students receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a bike or a backpack filled with school supplies. Additionally, there are free shoes and socks for all children if their size is available. Sea... — Updated 8/7/2019

"Supervisor Desmond Op-Ed"

We often take many things for granted. The beautiful County we live in, the opportunities we are given, and most importantly, the protection from our military, police and firefighters are things to be grateful for. Last week, we lost a young man named Yaroslav Katkov, an... — Updated 8/19/2019

"Supervisor Desmond Op-Ed"

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, it’s budget season at the County of San Diego. Along with passing our $6.2 billion budget, keeping it well balanced and providing needed resources, the Board of Supervisors gets to allocate dollars for Community Enhancement Programs. Although... — Updated 8/7/2019

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