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 By Kristine Whitman    News

A Sea of Green Blankets the Desert

The Ocotillos are green and the recent storms and abundant rainfall has given life to the upcoming flower season. This springtime shows promise for seedlings to spring up throughout the desert floor. Some mountain slopes are... — Updated 2/22/2017

 
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Nightfall Star Party & Imaging Conference 2016

Palm Canyon Resort hosted the annual astronomy three day event over the weekend from October 27-30. This is a traditional yearly event where astronomers, professors, and enthusiasts bring their telescopes to view the Borrego dark... — Updated 11/5/2016

 
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Borrego Springs Resort - Spa Serenity, Open House

On Tuesday, October 11th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM Spa Serenity at Borrego Springs Resort will host a festive evening with an open house. The manager, Cindy, will welcome patrons to tour the Resort Spa. There are several well appointed... — Updated 10/31/2016

 
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Pipeline Protest - Mne Miconi

Over the Columbus Day weekend, several protesters came out at Christmas Circle to protest the North Dakota oil pipeline. There were signs such as Support Standing Rock and Protect First Amendment Rights held by some local... — Updated 10/12/2016

 
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Rainbow over Borrego

A beautiful rainbow encompassed the valley, September 29 to the surprise of residents. Despite the lack of rain, the rainbow occurred before sunset towards the southeast end of the park. The colors grew brighter towards sunset and... — Updated 10/3/2016

 
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Borrego Springs - Big Horns and Big Blooms

Borrego Palm Canyon Campground has seen a host of visitors over the las few weeks with tourists and snowbirds arriving from Canada, Europe, and Southern California to enjoy the warm climate and full bloom that is currently taking... — Updated 3/29/2016

 
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Rams Hill Easter Brunch

Rams Hill Golf Club put on a spectacular Easter Brunch Sunday, March 27th, thanks to Chef Jim Davis and Chef Kurt Hauser. Rams Hill restaurant executive chef, Kurt Hauser, carved a giant swan ice sculptor, which was lit up from... — Updated 4/6/2016

 
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Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

The 70th annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is taking place February 12 through 21st in Indio. Fantasy Springs Casino and Resort are presenting the event which offers adult and kiddie carnivals, camel races,... — Updated 2/22/2016

 
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Borrego Spring - In Bloom

El Nino has brought some storms and rain to water our native desert plants this winter season. Evidence of this is seen in the desert plants around town and in the canyons. Beautiful Ocotillo Forests are green and a few desert... — Updated 2/4/2016

 
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Borrego Springs - Record Breaking Temperatures

It feels like it went from winter to summer in one week. Last week we saw rain, gusty winds, rainbows, and snow coverings in the local mountains due to an El Nino storm that made its way throughout Southern California. This week is turning out to be quite the opposite weather... — Updated 2/8/2016

 

Super Bowl 50 Roundup and Trivia

This year the game, which saw the Denver Broncos win a defensive battle over the Carolina Panthers 24-10, averaged 111.9 million TV viewers. The Super Bowl in 2014 had the second largest viewership with an average audience of 112.2 million. The beginning of the game was fairly... — Updated 2/8/2016

 
 By Kristine Whitman    News

San Diego - Naval Base, Shots Fired

An unconfirmed report of shots fired at the Naval Medical Center San Diego this morning, prompted law enforcement authorities to swarm the building. The report of an active shooter in the basement of building 26, a combination gym/barracks, which houses the Security Pass and... — Updated 1/27/2016

 

La Casa Del Zorro - "Happy Holiday Foxes"

La Casa Del Zorro Resort and Spa is currently selling "Foxes" or "Zorros" for $20.00 each for the benefit of local charities in town. The Resort introduced their latest "Happy Holiday Fox" version this holiday season. The new fox... — Updated 12/8/2015

 
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Interstate 10 Bridge Given an A Safety Rating Last Year

The recently collapsed Interstate 10 bridge was given an A rating last year. According to the Federal Highway Administration, the score was a 91.5 out of 100. This remote desert bridge known as the Tex Wash bridge was a 48-year-old bridge with a very high safety rating. "It's poss... — Updated 7/21/2015

 
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Unserviceable Flags Ceremony held at American Legion Post 853 on Flag Day

On Sunday, June 14th, the Borrego Springs American Legion Post 853 held their annual flags ceremony. Many members and retired service persons attended the Legion ceremony and shared dinner with friends and veterans. June 14 was... — Updated 7/2/2015

 
 By Kristine Whitman    News

Lightning, Rain, and Thunder Hit San Diego County Tuesday

Monsoonal moisture has hit the entire San Diego County region this week including the deserts and the coast. These conditions were generated by the typical monsoonal moisture storms out of Mexico. The storms are very common in Borrego and the deserts especially in July and... — Updated 7/1/2015

 
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Rotary Club Members Join Hands to Clean BSUSD Tennis Courts

On a very windy and cool Saturday morning when most Borregans would have preferred to stay in bed, a dedicated group of Rotary Club Members came out to the Borrego Springs High School tennis courts. The mission was to make a... — Updated 5/22/2015

 
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High School Students Turn into Hollywood Stars for Prom

The theme for this years promenade was HOLLYWOOD. The students were dressed lavishly for the red carpet that was laid out at Borrego Springs Resort on Saturday, May 16. The Prom was in full attendance of approximately 75 students.... — Updated 6/1/2015

 

The Last Sundowner of the Season Said Goodbye with a Chill

The last sundowner of the season was held at the State Visitor Center on Friday, May 15. It was a successful event with many Borregans and local businesses attending. The temperature reached 56 degrees and the storm cleared up... — Updated 6/4/2015