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 By Ernie Cowan    News

"California Buckwheat"

When you think of buckwheat, pancakes might be something that comes to mind for most people. But California buckwheat is a common local shrub that was more important to Native Americans for its medicinal qualities rather than as a... — Updated 6/2/2021

 By Sanjiv Nanda    News

Serious Matters and A Touch of Whimsy at May Sponsor Group Meeting

A miniature golf course, proposed on a 1.8-acre property on Palm Canyon Drive across from Borrego Valley Inn, is sure to add a touch of whimsy to Borrego's downtown, and create a destination for tourists and a family-friendly... — Updated 5/27/2021


Borrego Springs – Saving Borrego's Lifeblood

The year 2020 will be remembered in California's history – not only due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic devastation – 2020 marked the beginning of a new era in the state's approach to water management. Despite... — Updated 3/8/2021

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Nature Watch: "Bladderpod"

It was the large, green seed pods that first caught my eye. Dangling from a small bush with clusters of happy yellow flowers, I was curious about this plant and the large seed pods I had not often seen in Anza-Borrego Desert State... — Updated 3/3/2021

 By Kim Simas    Julian

The Julian Town Square – One Step Closer to Reality

For over three years, a local group has been working to beautify the empty lot in the center of Julian. The Julian Community Heritage Foundation (JCHF), a recently registered nonprofit organization, seeks to transform the space... — Updated 2/19/2021


Chamber: "If Only We Can Predict the Future"

Let me guess, your first thought was “oh no, not another report about the virus.” Sorry to disappoint, but this column has to do with the weather, blooming flowers and visitors. Within the last week the Chamber has been getting calls daily from people all over the country... — Updated 2/15/2021


Borrego Springs – Southern California, But A World Apart

For the past two years the Borrego Springs Stewardship Council has been working with the Local Government Commission (LGC) to inform and engage the community with our "water issue," i.e. GSP, Stipulated Agreement, etc. LGC has put... — Updated 2/4/2021


Fires Rage in California, Air Quality Unhealthy

California's 2020 wildfire season is rewriting the record books. California has seen nearly 7,700 fires so far this year, stretching firefighting crews thinner and thinner. Around 14,000 firefighters were battling 29 major... — Updated 10/2/2020


Bighorn Sheep Traveling Road Show

They don't migrate, but Anza-Borrego's magnificent bighorn sheep do move around and have been putting on quite a show to residents and visitors. And it's not just a random thing. Like any wild animal, bighorn sheep move around to... — Updated 1/23/2020


Borrego Hit with Rain

It only seems like a lifetime ago we had measurable rain in Borrego. Yes, we live in a desert, and we get only six-inches per year on long-term average. Yet, we've had practically nothing, zip, nada so far this season. Except,... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Kim Simas    Julian

Fundraiser for the Julian Town Square A Great Success

The Julian Community Heritage Foundation held its first fundraiser on August 30, benefiting the Julian Town Square Project. The fundraiser, hosted by the Julian Beer Company, drew a large crowd of over 100. JBC created a new brew,... — Updated 10/3/2019

 By Jolene Nacapuy    Sports

Battle of The Springs Stays in Borrego

The Borrego Springs football team kicked off the 2019 – 20 season with the friendly rivalry game of "Battle of the Springs" against Warner Springs Aug. 30. Rightfully so, as the bronze/silver Springs trophy stayed right here in... — Updated 10/3/2019


IID Sues to Halt Colorado River Drought Plan

The Imperial Irrigation District has filed a lawsuit in attempts to halt the Colorado River Drought Plan, signed by President Donald Trump April 16, where officials say the Salton Sea was wrongly left out. The IID holds senior rights to the single-biggest allocation of water from... — Updated 5/1/2019


Jones Supports Key OHV, State Parks Budget Items

In the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation hearing yesterday, Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) supported several funding items that would benefit many communities in San Diego County and throughout the state. 1) Off-Highway... — Updated 4/22/2019


It's Over, Officially

In mid-March of 2019, the NOAA-affiliated National Drought Mitigation Center announced the official end of California's 376-week drought – that's over seven years worth. Winter storms pushed the Sierra snowpack "well above 100%"... — Updated 4/8/2019


Blooming Into Spring with the Fourth Annual Lilac Festival

Most people know that Julian is a popular tourist destination located in the high country of San Diego County. It’s not only a beautiful place to escape to, with its picturesque surroundings, apples, pies, and rich history, but it’s also growing into a springtime hot spot... — Updated 4/3/2019


2018 Farm Bill Advances Salton Sea Conservation

The Senate passed the final 2018 Farm Bill yesterday and included far reaching drought legislation secured by Senator Feinstein (D-CA) and supported by Senator Harris (D-CA) and Congressman Ruiz (D-CA). Senator Feinstein’s legislation would allow the U.S. Department of... — Updated 12/25/2018


Mini-Bloom in Borrego

It now seems but a distant and faded memory, but back on Oct. 13, Borrego Valley got some rain. Not a lot, but enough to produce the germination of annuals in five locations between the Salton Sea and Borrego Springs. Fred and Carl... — Updated 12/3/2018

 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    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


Special Events at the Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center

New life has been given to the desert plants and animals in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park with members of the Anza-Borrego Foundation already hosting a number of special events, beginning Friday, Jan. 19. The weekend activities planned at the Desert Research Center in... — Updated 1/22/2018


Lady Rams Basketball Fall To Hamilton

After a two-week break, the Borrego Springs Lady Rams basketball were back on the court to face the Hamilton Bobcats in Anza Jan. 3. With a few second half mistakes and giving the opportunity for shots, the Lady Rams fell short,... — Updated 1/11/2018


Salton Sea, "No Longer A Good Place To Live"

The Desert Sun has provided a story about the Salton Sea, and some say it may "no longer a good place to live." Growing up near the Salton Sea during the 1960s, Johnson, now 59, remembers a healthy lake with a flourishing tourism industry. Southern Californians flocked to the... — Updated 11/1/2017


Governor Signs SB 5, Approve Funding For Salton Sea

Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 5, California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate Coastal Protection and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 Sunday Oct. 15. If voters pass the bond in June 2018, SB 5 would provide $4 billion in much-needed funding for California’s parks a... — Updated 10/23/2017


Bark Beetle Makes Way In Julian

The Bark Beetle has taken a serious toll on the native oak trees in the back country including parts of the mountains in and around Julian. This epidemic has been going on for years. The drought that occurred in the last several years has made matters worse, Oak trees bcoming... — Updated 8/10/2017


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