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 By Michael Sadler    Sports 

Welcome Back Tourney at The Resort

How hard can it be to win a local golf tournament when a consistently inconsistent 12-handicap golfer/local newspaper reporter is paired up with a lady 21-handicapper who he's never met, let alone golfed with? Apparently, not that... — Updated 12/3/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News 

Forgive Them, For They Know Not What They Do

Off-road motorcycling is both fun and challenging. And riding where none have ridden before can be part of a freedom-inducing experience. Not included with the license to ride, however, is the unfettered license to destroy. While t... — Updated 12/12/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News 

WHAT NEXT... Borrego Water Situation

With the defeat of Proposition 3 in our recent mid-term elections, at least one central question remains about how our community and the County will pay for farmland purchase and fallowing to bring our Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) into compliance by Jan. 2020. This and ot... — Updated 12/3/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News 

Rain Brings Relief, Hope

With no appreciable rain in December for three out of the last five years, the gentle but fairly steady rain episodes in Borrego on Dec. 5 (and Nov. 29) provided a total of a little over an inch, and it came as welcome relief. For... — Updated 12/12/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Borregans Lose their Cool as SDG&E Bills Soar

Like Icarus on his winged flight and crispy ending into the sun, Borregans likewise felt the unrelenting heat (and humidity) over the summer. And with no thanks to SDG&E electricity rate structures, the collective discomfort was exacerbated by severe penalties for usage during the... — Updated 11/30/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

The Great Debate: Desmond vs. Gomez

While Borregan officials and volunteers had proper focus on the opening of the Borrego Days Parade the following morning, the two candidates running for District 5 County Supervisor – Republican Jim Desmond and Democrat Michelle... — Updated 11/2/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

6-12-24 Endurance Cycle Race

On any given warm Fall day of your choice, get on your bicycle at exactly 5 p.m. and head for San Francisco. You've got 24 hours to get there, 531 miles north, and you can stop only infrequently but not sleep. That's slightly less... — Updated 11/14/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Rams Hill Hosts Charity Golf Tourney for Imperial Valley College

The Rams Hill Country Club hosted a golf tournament Nov. 9 to benefit the Imperial Valley College Foundation in the form of scholarships and a Leadership Ambassador. IVC Foundation Executive Director Rod Smart and President Martha... — Updated 11/14/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Comfy Seating at BSPAC Season Opening Gala

A nearly full house of Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center patrons sat comfortably in the theatre Nov. 17 and experienced a toe-tapping, season opening Gala performance by Judy Taylor and her Wild Oats All Girl Band doing C&W,... — Updated 12/3/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Girls Volleyball Team Awards

They will be back! As good as the Borrego Springs Girls Volleyball team was this season, with an overall 15 – 7 record and 7 – 5 in League play, watch out for them next year. With the exception of graduating senior and this... — Updated 11/30/2018

 
 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 11/2/2018

 
 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 11/2/2018

 
 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

 

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