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 By Michael Sadler    News

Weather or Not in Borrego

Rain in April?! And snow on Toro Peak? It’s like the wet season has migrated forward a couple of months. First it was a barely measurable 0.03 inches of rain in January, followed by a semi-measurable but still paltry 0.21 inches in February. So it was no great surprise that our... — Updated 4/27/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Point of View: Decisions of Consequence

He lay on a gurney with his type & cross-matched blood flowing quickly through an 8-gauge “buffalo” needle; my two-man team, (including a stretcher-bearer) had just completed a femoral cutdown, providing a smooth, straight run up towards his heart. The conveyance had the... — Updated 4/27/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

WaterMaster Board Holds First Meeting

Despite the pandemic shutting down businesses and in-person public meetings throughout Borrego Springs, the newly formed WaterMaster Board (WMB) soldiered on and held its first meeting on March 31 online to maintain social distancing. It was a marathon, lasting over three hours,... — Updated 4/20/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

The Mask Makers of Borrego Springs

There's a new posse in town. More than a dozen ladies from the RoadRunner formed up last week for noble purposes related to the Covid-19 pandemic – making masks. "It's about the satisfaction, that we're doing something for the... — Updated 4/20/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Weather or Not in Borrego

Look for a warming trend over the next 10 days. That's 80-degrees plus, after a month of temperatures in the 60's and 70's. The forecast also projects a humidity range between about (25 – 30%), the tipping point where most swamp... — Updated 4/10/2020

 

The COVID-19 Battle

No one alive today has experienced what we’re all going through together in this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Maintaining social distancing to stem the spread of the virus, self-isolation if infection is possible or likely, not going to work or having to work from home,... — Updated 4/10/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Events

Point of View: Legion Welcomes Gravy Train

The competition was stiff, the six entries were worthy of any fine dining "gravy experience," especially for breakfast fare involving biscuits, and the three judges invited for the evaluation came to the same conclusion as a clear... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Everybody Laughs at "No Body"

Boy did folks need some laughs last week, and they got them from the production of "No Body Like Jimmy" at three showings at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center March 13 – 15. With restrictions on crowd size to less than... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Plein Air: Fast and Creative

“I want it to grab me,” said 14th Plein Air Invitational two-hour Quick Draw judge and BAI Gallery Director/Curator Barbara Nickerson, “and with more rewards up close.” And that certainly was the winning combination for... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Rains and Blooms

After almost no rain in January and February this year, we finally got some – a full inch on March 10 and another 1.4 inches on March 12; the total precipitation thus far in March is 2.61 inches (the highest March total in six... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Canadian Invasion Repelled

Truth be told, the Canadian people are too nice to actually invade us, so 44 of their golfers (many husband-wife teams) paid a very friendly visit to the Springs at Borrego Golf Course and RV Park from Feb. 20 – 22 for the 11th A... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Hal Hawkins at Iwo Jima

February 19, 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of America's World War II invasion of the Japanese-occupied island of Iwo Jima back in 1945 for the military purpose of capturing the island's airfields close to Japan's mainland.... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

12 Incompetent Jurors at BSPAC

Take a good look at the lineup of jurors in the photo. If ever you’re called for jury duty and get stuck with any one of these whackos on your panel, do something rash, anything, such as faking a heart attack to be excused. If... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Super Bloom Update: Will There Be Flowers?

Only 0.03 inches. The rainfall accumulation in Borrego for the entire month of January 2020 was the lowest in five years. Measured at the Park HQ rain gauge, a barely measurable three one-hundredths of an inch fell last month. And... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Canadian Invasion Repelled

Truth be told, the Canadian people are too nice to actually invade us, so 44 of their golfers (many husband-wife teams) paid a very friendly visit to the Springs at Borrego Golf Course and RV Park from Feb. 20 – 22 for the 11th A... — Updated 3/20/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Senior Center Fundraiser Sets New Record

It was a great day for golf and other fundraising activities that raised a record $24,0000 benefiting the Senior Citizens Center. "I can't believe we beat last year ($22,000)," said the excited and utterly flabbergasted Executive... — Updated 2/25/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Borrego Cup: De Anza Wins

As was the case last year, three local men's club teams vying for bragging rights this year – Rams Hill, de Anza, and the Borrego Springs Resort – each won the day on their home course* in pursuit of the coveted Borrego Cup.... — Updated 2/25/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Borrego Does Broadway A Huge Success

The BSPAC production of Borrego Does Broadway from Jan. 31 thru Feb. 2 was so good in so many ways that it's easy to give credit where credit is due: A cast on fire. They provided maximum entertainment with excellent staging and... — Updated 2/20/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Hal Hawkins: Art With A Story To Tell

His paintings of airplanes now grace the walls of The Propeller, our newest restaurant soon to open at the airport. He also has a gallery in town, his 5th in Borrego, where he displays his artwork and has begun teaching. Hal... — Updated 2/20/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Super Bloom Status Report

With the New Year and what seems to be a lot of rain so far this season, hopes for another Super Bloom are high. Wildflower explosions are nothing short of spectacular here in the desert, and we want to share the experience with... — Updated 1/28/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Joan of Arc at BSPAC: An Film Experience in Conviction

In terms of “sticking to one’s convictions,” Joan of Arc is a tough act to follow. The 1928 silent film, “The Passion of Joan of Arc,” was shown at BSPAC on Wed. Jan 16 to a nearly full house, complimented by (name of orchestra/vocal ensemble here), a small live... — Updated 1/28/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

In Trouble vs. In Compliance: The Salton Sea and Borrego Valley

In two separate presentations on air quality at UCI's Steele-Burnand Research Center, scientists from the Department of Earth System Science at UC Irvine made clear not only the air quality trouble the Salton Sea is in now, and... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Events

New Year's in Borrego: A Quiet Dinner or Rockin' the House

At 6 p.m. local time, celebrations were already well under way for the ball to drop in a fully packed Times Square, but our Christmas Circle and the surrounding area was all but silent. Both restaurants at Rams Hill and La Casa... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

RoadRunner Donates Funds to Senior Center

The Annual RoadRunner Christmas Boutique at the clubhouse was in full swing Saturday morning Dec. 7, with shoppers evaluating and purchasing a wide variety of hand-crafted items. "All of the Borrego merchants, vendors, the Wright... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

BAI Holiday Pottery Sale

On the cool, sometimes rain-sprinkled morning of Saturday Dec. 7, local potters displayed and sold their hand-crafted wares to Christmas shoppers and bargain hunters alike. Given the weather and the early hour, it was a fine... — Updated 1/23/2020

 

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