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 By Michael Sadler    News 

Dreamers Still in Limbo After Court Ruling

While safe for now, and only safe until possibly June 2019, kids covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program remain in a state of limbo following the ruling of Texas federal judge Andrew Hanen. He denied “temporary injunctive relief” that would have... — Updated 10/19/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News 

RUDYVILLE – R.I.P

The final public Hearing before the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on DS-24, the Borrego Country Estates’ (aka Rudyville) request for increased housing density, was the culmination of more than a decade of controversy. According to Hearing attendees, it was nip and tuck... — Updated 10/5/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports 

Lady Rams Volleyball Fall to the Best

With a five-game winning streak, hopes were high for the Borrego Springs High School girl's varsity volleyball team. The Lady Rams were on a roll, playing well and psychologically ready for a match-up against the best team in the... — Updated 10/5/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News 

Long Range AccuWeather Forecast Pans Out in Borrego

In what is surely one of the most kudos-worthy long-term weather forecasting feats in Borrego Springs history, the people and technology at AccuWeather combined to make an accurate rainfall prediction that defied historical... — Updated 10/11/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports 

Stung by the Hornets, Picked off by the Red Hawks, but Shut Down the Scots

When a team grounded in fundamentals – receiving, setting, kill shots – also makes far fewer mistakes than their opponent, the result is almost inevitable. The Lady Rams volleyball team needed to play a perfect match against... — Updated 10/18/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News 

Hammerheads Soar Over Borrego Springs

Most folks like to know they do something well. But for a select few stunt pilots in aerobatic competition, in particular, doing one thing extremely well that is at once dangerous and both physically and psychologically... — Updated 10/18/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Troupe Nolander: All in the Family

If you saw Greg and Heather Nolander walking down Palm Canyon Drive with their three daughters, you'd think they were a typical family out to see the sights of Borrego Springs. Inside our library Aug. 25, however, the two youngest... — Updated 9/24/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Weather Forecast for September

Dateline August 23: If the AccuWeather forecast for the month of September published today on their website is indeed "accurate," then maximum daily temperatures in the Borrego Valley should start to decline mid-month, and the... — Updated 9/24/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Lady Rams Volleyball Team on a Hot Streak

With an 11 – 3 overall record and 2 – 1 in Manzanita League play, the Borrego Springs High School girls' varsity volleyball team's 3 – 2 tie-breaker over the Mountain Empire Lady Hawks on Sept. 15, set the tone for future mat... — Updated 9/24/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Dodging a Weather Bullet Waiting for the Dog Years of August

Around 2 p.m. Thursday July 12, there were mild thunderclaps off to the southwest above the San Jacinto Mts., but there was also a lot of cloud cover over the desert and mountains, so neither a thunderhead nor any lightning... — Updated 8/13/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

The Bugs are Back

If your pool/spa plaster is painted with a dark color – black or blue – or you drive a dark colored car, the Water Boatman bugs have probably left their mark already. It's not on par with the "irruption" last year, but the... — Updated 8/13/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

VIEWPOINT: Mindfulness: It's All About Choice

I was in my early-50’s when I came to the inescapable realization, genetically based, that there were more years behind me than ahead. Way more. I didn’t have much of a choice on that, so I had to retire from a very physical occupation as a general building contractor. I... — Updated 8/13/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

HEAT WAVE

On Tuesday July 24, weather station KCABORRE-19 recorded a daytime high temperature of 123.3F at 2:44 p.m. The #19 station is located just below the eastern end of the Park and north of Palm Canyon Drive. Wherever you were in Borrego that day, you probably remember that one.... — Updated 8/21/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Summer Golf – Why?

It’s August. Hot and humid. Why would any golfer want to go out and play in temps near 105-F and humidity upwards of 60%? Because friends wanted a foursome, that’s why. How can a true friend refuse? I sure couldn’t. At least I couldn’t three days ago. But Saturday Aug.... — Updated 8/21/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Crossroads Acoustic at LCDZ

CROSSROADS Acoustic returned to entertain "poolside" (too hot and humid outside so it was in the Fox Den) at La Casa del Zorro on Saturday, Aug. 19. They played their mostly 60's to 80's pop set-list that included covers of... — Updated 8/24/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

RUDYVILLE: A Suprise 20% Solution

At least 60 Borregans wearing white golf caps sat in the San Diego County Planning Commission public hearing room June 22 for a few minutes in stunned silence, all momentarily confused about the vote just taken by the seven-member commission. And then everyone realized the... — Updated 7/2/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Sheep-nanigans in the Mountains

While it would be technically cor- rect to say the June 29 to July 1 weekend temperatures for the 48th annual census of our Ovis Canadensis (Peninsular Bighorn Sheep) were "cooler" than in the previous four counts, the 79 coun- ter... — Updated 7/23/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

VIEWPOINT: Heat is a Solstice Thing

There are two kinds of people in Borrego. First are those who were absent the past two sum- mers around the Summer Solstice on June 21 but were here this year (we’ll call them “Absentees”), and second are those who were present for all three (we’ll call them... — Updated 7/16/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Lucky Tongue Brings More Heat To La Casa del Zorro

It was already a warm and sultry night here in Borrego Saturday, July 14, but that didn't prevent the Rock 'n' Roll band "Lucky Tongue" from bringing even more heat, although they did it via their musical stylings and engaging... — Updated 7/23/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

The Mural is Underway

A eye-popping mural 28 feet wide and 8 feet high, consisting of individual raised panels of ceramic tile and glass in steel frames, is scheduled to be finished and mounted on the south wall of BAI by March of 2019, according to The... — Updated 7/2/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Borrego Beautification Project Underway

The Borrego Village Foundation began in 2011 by clearing asphalt, cleaning up shrubbery, and planting trees, and now the Palo Verde trees are coming into maturity. Trees have been planted west of Christmas Circle along Palm Canyon... — Updated 6/14/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

We Remember, Memorial Day

Every year, the Memorial Day observance at Christmas Circle for those who made the ultimate sacrifice seems to get qualitatively better, and this year was no exception. Larry Bowen read the poem, "I am a veteran," where the last wo... — Updated 6/29/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

VIEWPOINT: Assistance Dogs and the Law

You walk into a Borrego Springs restaurant with your dog – wearing no vest or outward signs of an ID – and take a seat. The server approaches and asks, “Is that your pet?” You answer, “No, it’s an Assistance dog.” The server then asks, “What task does he perform... — Updated 6/15/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Where Has All The Rainfall Gone?

You probably noticed we haven't had much rain in Borrego this season. In the 2016 – 17 season, we had nine inches of rain, 50 percent above our average six inches. In this, the 2017 – 18 season, measured at the State Park rain... — Updated 5/15/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

A Little Appreciation Goes A Long Way

Borrego Springs Resort Men's Club President Leon Fuhrman and his wife, Susanna, are snowbirds who spend about half the year away from Borrego Springs. Before taking off for Oregon, the Fuhrmans hosted a salmon/chicken dinner at The... — Updated 5/15/2018

 

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