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 By Martha Deichler    School

In-Person Schooling to Open

Thermometers, hand sanitizers, disinfectant wipes, masks, clear plastic barricades, distancing par excellence, outdoor classrooms and staggered lunch sessions – just some of the various strategies the Borrego Springs Unified... — Updated 9/11/2020

 By Martha Deichler    News

NBC 7 Uncovers Goodness That is Borrego

On Aug. 13, NBC 7 Photojournalist Scott Baird came to our village to cover what we all do best – take care of our people and keep our community safe during this time of COVID-19. He spent the day from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.... — Updated 9/8/2020

 By Martha Deichler    School

Borrego Schools, COVID-19

On July 17, Superintendent Mark Stevens and the Borrego Springs Unified School District Board of Education were all set to open the doors of our classrooms for the 2020 – 21 school year complete with the strictest safety guidelines. They had surveyed parents and teachers and... — Updated 8/11/2020


Feeding Borrego

They hoped for 25 people; over 50 showed up. They expected a simple thank you; they received virtual hugs from incredibly grateful people. They simply wanted to offer food to families whose employment hours had been eliminated or... — Updated 5/29/2020


Candlewood Leaves Town...

Candlewood's magical Arts Festival in Borrego Springs ended abruptly when COVID-19 hit our village in March. Purple covered sculptures were closed to the public. Our local scorpion, adorned with whimsical jewels, was off limits to... — Updated 5/29/2020


The Power of Three

What happens when you have an unemployed worker with no computer who needs to apply for Unemployment Insurance, and you have a couple with strong computer skills and a desire to assist people, but the two don't speak the same langu... — Updated 5/22/2020


Food Bank Frenzy

On April 20, no less than 165 families showed up at each of the three Food Banks in Borrego Springs to receive free bags of produce, dry goods and in some cases protein. (To clarify, Food Bank is at St. Barnabas; Feeding San Diego... — Updated 5/22/2020

 By Martha Deichler    News

Return to Work or Not in the Time of COVID-19?

He lost his job due to COVID-19 and has a healthy and strong fear of the virus infecting him, his wife and their children. He and his family are following all the safety precautions: staying inside, washing their hands, using masks and social distancing when they must go outside a... — Updated 5/22/2020

 By Martha Deichler    News

For the Love of Borrego

Is it luck or are we actually implementing the necessary preventive measures to keep COVID-19 away from our community? With only one case known so far, many of us are holding our breath in anticipation of what could turn our village upside down with the horror and sadness of a pan... — Updated 5/13/2020