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 By Michael Sadler    News 

Weather or Not in Borrego

On December 14 – 15, 2021, Borregans experienced a welcome rainfall, with nearly three-quarters of an inch over those two days, and a total for the month of nearly a full inch (0.96 inches), according to the State Park rain gauge data. That’s at least higher than Dec. 2020... — Updated 1/10/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

The BSPAC Christmas Show

It was time to "Celebrate the Season" at the Performing Arts Center on Dec. 11, and the ensemble performance, Directed by George Keith (with Ensemble Director Julie Kehler) and Produced by Elaine Hazelrigg, was definitely a... — Updated 1/6/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

New Water Rules for the Real Estate Market

The Borrego Water District Board of Directors held a public meeting via webinar on Dec. 14, presenting new water rules applicable to the entire real estate industry that will govern all future property transactions, with the decision handed down by a judge in a legal case. In... — Updated 12/29/2021

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Redistricting Borrego

If one is to reshuffle the political deck of cards throughout the United States based on local demographics, the census-based redistricting exercise this country endures once every decade can surely be viewed by most folks as both... — Updated 12/15/2021

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Caring About the Community

For anyone who has seen Borrego Water District Board Vice President Dr. Lyle Brecht in action over the past decade, in both public hearings and private business meetings, he's an example of a thinking process both inside and... — Updated 12/9/2021

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

The PAC is Back!

It's been a very long 20 months without a performance at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center, but strict COVID-19 protocols helped ensure the sold-out Opening Gala on Nov. 20 would be a huge success, given the Doo-wop and... — Updated 12/7/2021

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Bike Borrego Closing Up Shop

Having had a pretty good run of it over the past 10 years, Dave Duncan has put his iconic Bike Borrego business on the market in order to concentrate on his other interests here in town. "I've got plenty to do," he said with a... — Updated 12/1/2021

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Akrofest Brings "Ooh's" & "Ahh's" in the Skies

In addition to the sheer spectacle of it all, three things that Borregans have come to expect in the yearly aerobatics championships are 1) the competitors will bring their A-Games; 2) their minds will be laser-focused on their... — Updated 11/12/2021

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Records Set in Cycling Championships

It was the first Race Across America's 6-12-24 Time Trial Championships here in Borrego Springs since the COVID-19 crisis began to fade. On Lap-17 of the 24-hr endurance marathon, Marko Baloh more than lived up to his reputation... — Updated 10/22/2021

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Kendall's Cafe Sold!

Kendall's Café is now under new ownership, as of Sept. 1, at the helm of Benito Arteaga and Lorena Valdez. Previous owner Gary Bailey initially approached Benito about taking over Kendall's, and Darlis also graciously offered to... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Weather or Not in Borrego: Rain!

Local folks who were up late on the night of Aug. 10 were treated to what has become a rare atmospheric phenomenon in and around Borrego during August – rain! Well, only a quarter-inch over three hours, but that’s something, right? Seems like we wait and wait and wait, but the... — Updated 9/2/2021

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Drought Warning

Scientists in America and around the world are pointing to a vast accumulation of weather data that do more than suggest certain regions are, in terms of both excessive heat and lack of rainfall, in dire straits (See Graphic-1 ... — Updated 8/11/2021

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

RAAM, RAW: It's About the Climbs

It is called the world's toughest cycling race because, at once, it is logistically difficult for riders and crew, physically exhausting for the riders, and mentally challenging for all. This year's 3,037-mile Race Across America... — Updated 7/19/2021

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Race Across the West

The temperature in Borrego Springs on Saturday June 17 reached 117º F as Shane Trotter raced quickly down the "Glass Elevator," aka the Montezuma Grade. He was one of the two "Speed Cowboys" in the 928-mile Race Across the West... — Updated 6/29/2021

 
 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    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

 

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