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 By Yolandi Jooste    News

Borrego is a Special Place

Brenda Frazier and Pawel Mikolajewski are flying from Virginia on a cross country trip to bring home their newly purchased Great Lakes 2T-2 Aircraft on Nov. 17. When asked why the happy couple stopped in Borrego Springs to grab a... — Updated 11/27/2016


School Board Meeting

The Borrego Springs Unified School District (BSUSD) Board of Directors met on Nov. 9 for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Arie Korporaal, who won a seat on the Borrego Springs Unified District Governing Board the day before, started off the meeting recognizing... — Updated 11/13/2016

 By Yolandi Jooste    News

Fifth Grade Class Takes Flight

Early Thursday morning, Oct. 13, the San Diego Hammerheads International Aerobatic Club 36 (IAC 36) took up thirty-three excited fifth graders from the Borrego Springs Elementary School. The program started when the, then, board... — Updated 10/23/2016

 By Yolandi Jooste    News

Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce

The Borrego Springs Chamber held their monthly meeting on Oct. 18 at the Chamber of Commerce building on Palm Canyon Drive. Debbie Woollet, Event Planner at Rams Hill Golf Club, was recruited by Bunnie Hamilton to fill the vacant seat on the board. This seat is to replace Damion... — Updated 10/19/2016

 By Yolandi Jooste    News

All the Fun of the Pageant

The stars were aligned for Borrego Springs High School senior Michelle Delgadillo, when she was crowned Miss Borrego 2016 – 2017 at the Resort to Nature Pageant on Oct 15. Delgadillo, the daughter of Marco and Sandra Delgadillo, r... — Updated 10/17/2016

 By Yolandi Jooste    News

Americanism Essay Contest Winner

American Legion Auxiliary, of Borrego Springs Unit 853, honored a very special young fifth grader at their monthly meeting on Oct. 10. Miriam Hernandez entered an essay contest, sponsored by the Womens' Auxiliary (VFW), about... — Updated 10/14/2016

 By Yolandi Jooste    News

Student Awards at School Board Meeting

Seven weeks into the Borrego Springs Unified School District school year, Principal's, of both the elementary and middle/high schools, awarded 'Student of the Month' at the monthly school board meeting held on Oct. 12. Excited... — Updated 10/13/2016

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Borrego Days Update

It's October and that means the Borrego Days Desert Festival is upon us! The committee met on Oct. 10 at the Chamber of Commerce to discuss some last minute details. Some of you might be wondering why Borrego Days is not on the last weekend of October. This is because the... — Updated 10/11/2016

 By Yolandi Jooste    News

Borrego Retail Meeting

Bright and early on Friday morning, Oct. 7, the Borrego Springs retail committee met at the chamber to talk about the upcoming season and events taking place. Robin, from Desert Robin talked about the upcoming 'Hot Shopping' day to be held on Dec. 2, in the late afternoon. This... — Updated 10/10/2016

 By Yolandi Jooste    News

Community Sponsor Group Meeting

Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group (BSCSG) met on on Oct. 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the high school community room. The group talked about how to proceed discussion of the Borrego Springs Community Plan (BSCP). For the last few months the sponsor group has been reading through and... — Updated 10/7/2016


Elementary School Open House

On Sept. 29 the Borrego Springs Elementary School held their open house for the family and friends of the 2016 – 2017 students. Mrs. Sherrilynn Polanco, school Principal, welcomed those in attendance, stating that "It's w... — Updated 9/30/2016


School Open House

The Borrego Springs Middle/High School welcomed family and friends to their open house last night, Thursday, Sept. 22. Parents had the opportunity to walk through their child's entire school schedule; as if they were living their... — Updated 9/29/2016


Welcome Students, School is in Session

On Sept. 1, Borrego Springs Unified School District opened it's doors and welcomed back its students for the 2016 - 2107 school year. At the middle and high school this year, ten new students joined the Rams, and the staff would... — Updated 9/16/2016

 By Yolandi Jooste    News

Grape Stomp Festa!

This year, the Juilan Grape Stomp Festa celebrated their 20th Anniversary; a old-world tradition of "kicking off your shoes, rolling up your pant legs and letting tons of blessed grapes squish beneath your feet!" The event took... — Updated 9/13/2016


Borrego Springs Schools New Faces

Every school year sees new faces arriving at Borrego Springs schools. Worried faces and first day jitters are soon replaced by the excitement of the possibilities ahead. They may have graduated a few years ago but the nerves and... — Updated 9/2/2016

 By Yolandi Jooste    News

Honorary Mayor Holds Town Close to Heart

Since accepting the Honorary Mayor position two years ago, Sylvana Meeks is getting ready to hand over the reigns to a new Mayor. Although she will be greatly missed in her position, she will continue to be involved in the... — Updated 8/31/2016


Park Pilot Patrol

“The opportunity to see from the air some of the Earth’s most beautiful places is my biggest reward flying for the California State Parks,” stated Joshua Ertl, Ranger Pilot #1422 of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Color... — Updated 7/21/2016

 By Yolandi Jooste    News

Borrego Chamber of Commerce Meeting

Borrego Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau met for their monthly meeting today, July 19, at 8 a.m. Erick Lund, CEO and President of San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, made a presentation to the board regarding a Mutual Chamber Support & Collaboration Proposal he is... — Updated 7/19/2016

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Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group

The Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group meeting, held on July 7, started off by congratulating Linda Haddock and Bill Berkley (absent), to the board as of June 21. Mrs. Haddock, having completed all her training; making her an... — Updated 7/17/2016

 By Yolandi Jooste    News

Borrego Chamber Meeting

The Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce met June 21 at 8:00 a.m. for their monthly meeting to update the community and board about events, current business and the Borrego Days Desert Festival; happening on October 21 - 23 of this year. The Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group... — Updated 6/21/2016


RAAM's Race Across the West

The first cyclists came through Borrego Springs in a blur, as the riders continue on their epic Race Across the West (RAW). Starting from the beach in Oceanside and finishing on the Animas River in the cycling mecca of Durango, CO.... — Updated 6/20/2016

 By Yolandi Jooste    News

Equine Education

Not every school field trip has to end at a zoo or a national museum. There are great places for schools to visit; if you think a little outside of the box. If you are a student in Borrego Springs, one of the field trips the school offers is a two or three day trip to the Borrego... — Updated 6/20/2016

 By Yolandi Jooste    News

Borrego Springs High School - Award Winners

On June 13, Borrego Springs High School held an Awards Assembly to honor its students for the 2015 - 2016 school year. Among those honored in Math, Science, English, Interact Club, English as a Second Language, Art, Athlete of the... — Updated 6/19/2016

 By Yolandi Jooste    News

Borrego Springs - Spring Sports Banquet

Borrego Springs High School celebrated some of its premier student-athletes June 2, at the annual Spring Sports Banquet. Borregos Athletic Director, Gary Gernandt, said the banquet is always a nice night to honor Borrego's... — Updated 6/3/2016

 By Yolandi Jooste    News

Borrego Springs - Senior Gift 2016

Being a senior is a sentimental moment in a young persons life. Each year the senior class of The Borrego Springs High School dedicate a gift to the school. For 2016, the gift consisted of a Ram, designed and built by Ricardo... — Updated 6/3/2016


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