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 By Martha Deichler    School

BSUSD Seniors Graduate on Hot Note After Crazy Year

The challenges of the 108-degree evening were nothing compared to the insane year our seniors had to face in 2020-21 with COVID 19, online learning, unreliable Internet and the absence of so many high school traditions such as... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Martha Deichler    School

Borrego Springs Unified School District Receives Prestigious County Health Award

The theme for this year’s 20th annual Live Well San Diego Public Health Champion Awards is “Building Bridges to Better Health”. This theme, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic and Borrego Springs’ rural setting, were the perfect recipe for a successful partnership between... — Updated 5/19/2021

 By Martha Deichler    School

Rams Hill Rolls Out Red Carpet for BSUSD's Rams

When Borrego Springs High School's Senior Class President, Yessenia Marin, understood that there would be no prom for this year's senior class (due to COVID-19), she quickly went into overdrive, looking for a suitable and... — Updated 5/4/2021

 By Martha Deichler    School

BSUSD and Proposition GG

When the $8,000,000 Bond Measure GG overwhelmingly passed in November of 2018 the question was, "Oh my goodness, where do we start?" We began by thanking the community of Borrego Springs for this opportunity to help our aging... — Updated 4/16/2021

 By Martha Deichler    School

Oh Happy Day!

They jumped off the school bus or tumbled out of parents' cars with skateboards in hand and smiles across their masked faces! At last, their beloved after-school Club would reopen and once again bring them snacks, homework... — Updated 3/24/2021

 By Martha Deichler    News

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? You, We Hope!

Last year at this time Borrego Springs was in the throes of fun-filled and beneficial events such as golf tournaments, live auctions, food/wine tastings, opportunity drawings and evenings of laughter and friendship – all in the name of raising funds for the many foundations in... — Updated 3/8/2021

 By Martha Deichler    News

Boys & Girls Club, Carlee's Bonanza

The Boys and Girls Club of Borrego Springs would normally be planning its annual Golf Tournament and Auction this time of year with all proceeds going to our local Club. As with so many traditional events in our village, this one isn’t going to happen this year. COVID 19 has dra... — Updated 2/11/2021

 By Martha Deichler    News

Toy Drive Over-the-Top Successful

Cars began lining up an hour before the Toy Drive was to begin. Parents who have lost jobs or whose jobs have come and gone due to the opening and closing of resorts and restaurants, really needed the gifts for their children that... — Updated 1/19/2021

 By Martha Deichler    News

A Holiday Toy Drive Like No Other

The Borrego Springs Rotary Club is heading up a large toy drive this holiday season, along with many other Borrego Springs groups, by promising every child in Borrego Springs a gift from Santa Claus. How could this be possible? Well, first of all, we have calculated the total... — Updated 12/18/2020

 By Martha Deichler    School

Kathy King of Finding Homes

She used to be known as "Queen of the Salton Sea" back in the real estate boom days by the Sea and now local Coldwell Banker Realtor Kathy King has earned the title, "Queen of Finding Funding" for non-profits in need. Kathy... — Updated 11/25/2020

 By Martha Deichler    School

The Internet Irony

During the first week of online school last month, the Hernandez family from Ocotillo Wells had to fly to Guanajuato, Mexico, to visit a very ill family member. Being the astute students that they are, the children took their... — Updated 11/13/2020

 By Martha Deichler    News

Borrego Ministers' Association Needs Your Help, NOW

On the first of January 2020, our local Borrego Ministers’ Association (BMA) was struggling on a paltry $3,000 budget, helping folks out with random requests such as a high electricity bill, food certificates or gas coupons. Then in February, the philanthropic Borrego Valley... — Updated 10/23/2020

 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