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 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 11/14/2018


Measure GG: For our schools

As Superintendent of the Borrego Springs Unified School District, I am writing to inform you about an extremely important proposition on the upcoming November ballot –Measure GG. Measure GG will provide the school district with much needed assistance to renovate and improve its... — Updated 11/2/2018


Community Choice Energy: Is it right for Borrego?

Community Choice (Energy) Aggregation, or CCA, is on the rise in California, with cities up and down the state opting for an alternative to “the only game in town,” namely their utility provider. The program requires that CCA be requested by elected officials, and it turns... — Updated 11/14/2018


Campus Connections – Proposition GG – Goodness Gracious, We Need It!

By Martha Deichler It was in June, 1965 when the last Borrego Springs school bus ended its daily 62 miles round trip to Julian carrying high schoolers up the mountain to Julian High School. Borrego Springs did not open a high school until September, 1965 – 53 years ago. Over... — Updated 10/5/2018


Geothermal Use Mandated

The in-State generation of power for California consumers from renewable sources currently stands at about 30% (~61 gigawatt-hours - GWH). This includes an approximate 6% contribution from all 43 geothermal sources with about 3GW of total capacity. State Assemblyman Eduardo... — Updated 9/10/2018


Mongolia – Memories – Motorcycles

The bus rocked and rolled and jiggled its passengers out of their seats as it made its way across the Gobi Desert in Mongolia following a seemingly nonexistent road for 50 miles. Aboard were the three Borregans, two Australians... — Updated 8/22/2018


USA Communications adds Solar System/New Fiber Circuit

USA Communications is proud to announce that on May 16, 2018 we will be bringing our new solar array online at our Borrego Springs Offices. This installation will provide clean energy to supplement the electrical power supply for our office operations. This project is part of USA... — Updated 5/22/2018

 By Michael Sadler    News

ABDNHA Desert Energy Project

If there are Borregans who doubt the possibility of members of non-profit organizations, government agencies, and the private sector all working together in harmonious synchronization towards a common public goal, they should have attended the kick-off meeting of our Desert... — Updated 3/9/2018


American Legion Post 853 Needs Your Help

Dear Members and Friends, The American Legion Post 853 is requesting your financial support for a very beneficial project. As you know, The American Legion Post 853 will be 20 years old in 2018. During our 20 years at this site, the property has been progressively improved. Improv... — Updated 3/9/2018


New Library To Offer Perks to Patrons

With the new library building coming together on Country Club Road, locals and visitors who pass by see the beginnings. But what will the structure be like when it’s done end of this year, and how will it be an improvement for community members who use it? Architect Raul Diaz,... — Updated 2/15/2018


ABDNHA Borrego Desert Energy Project

The Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association invites everyone to the ABDNHA Library and Garden Thursday March 1 and 11 a.m., as they introduce the Borrego Desert Energy Project. The Borrego Desert Energy Project is an educational and community outreach program to inform the... — Updated 2/21/2018


CA Governor Candidate John Chiang Calls Border Wall Idiotic

California Governor Candidate John Chiang commented on the border wall plan by the Trump administration an "idiotic idea," during his visit to the Imperial valley. As a part of his year-long campaign across the state, Chiang toured various locations, including the Salton Sea. He l... — Updated 1/15/2018


Nightfall 2017 at Palm Canyon Resort

Here is the schedule for the events happening during Borrego Days at the Palm Canyon Resort. Friday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Daniel Mounsey What's New & Exciting in the Astronomy Market–Woodland Hills Telescope Simon Tang Including the Primalucelab–Eagle 2 Wifi Controller... — Updated 10/19/2017


Vehicle Overturned on Montezuma Valley Road

At around 1:10 p.m., units responded to an overturned vehicle on Montezuma Valley Road, near mile marker 11.5. The elderly woman, whose name has not been released, was assisted out of the vehicle, and paramedics laid her on the... — Updated 10/20/2017

 By Michael Sadler    News

Rooftop Solar vs Ground Mount

With all the new residential solar installations around Borrego Valley, folks who haven’t yet decided whether or not to add solar power to their homes, or what kind they should get, or how much it costs, should take into consideration the differences between rooftop and ground... — Updated 9/13/2017


Total Eclipse Informational Presentation

Saturday, August 5, there will be a presentation about the upcoming solar event. The presentation will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Julian Branch Library. Fred Delgado will explain the mechanics of the eclipse, where and how to safely view it and provide images of his past experiences... — Updated 8/7/2017


The End is Nigh?

With a total eclipse sweeping the country at the end of August, a conspiracy theorist claims it is a signal that Earth is coming to an end. David Meade, a Christian numerologist and author of the conspiracy book, 'Planet X - The... — Updated 8/10/2017


NASA's Eclipse Solution

Anyone eager to catch a glimpse of today's historic total solar eclipse but hasn't bought special viewing glasses could make their own. Since it is too dangerous to look at the sun during an eclipse with the naked eye, eclipse... — Updated 8/21/2017


Conserve during Eclipse

At Californians can take a pledge to "Do Your Own Thing" to reduce electricity usage from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Aug. 21. A website was unveiled earlier this month by the San Francisco-based California Public Utilities Commission to call on California residents to... — Updated 8/1/2017


Reports of Callers Impersonating SDG&E on the Rise

Whether it’s an email from a foreign prince asking you to send money so he can access his fortune, a text with a link to a fake website requesting your personal information, or an automated phone call with an offer that just seems too good to be true, consumer scams can come in... — Updated 5/29/2017


SDG&E increase Green Energy

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced that it has signed contracts for five new local battery storage facilities for a total of 83.5 megawatts (MW). These four-hour energy storage facilities would be like having batteries from more than 5,500 all-electric, long-range vehicles... — Updated 4/20/2017



Marchers will resist climate-denying policies and urge strong local climate action, including 100% clean energy and Community Choice Energy, in solidarity with the national day of action San Diego, CA - On Saturday April 29th over three thousand San Diegans are expected to join... — Updated 4/21/2017



At its April 26 meeting, the Board of Directors of Borrego Water District (BWD) awarded the contract for construction of the new “900 Tank” water storage facility to Superior Tank Co., Inc. of Rancho Cucamonga, California. This $500,000 project in the Rams Hill area will... — Updated 5/2/2017

 By Wendy Quinn    News


One issue which has been discussed over the last couple of months, adjusted water rates for mobile home parks and condominiums, was back on the Board agenda in November. Currently these facilities are billed at a uniform rate in between the Tier 1 and Tier 2 residential rates.... — Updated 11/27/2016


Borrego Microgrid in the News

Borrego's Microgrid hit the news recently with a piece by Eric Niiler for Seeker and interview with local resident Sylvana Meeks. What does a Colorado brewery, a California desert town and a New Jersey suburb have in common? They're all using microgrids to become less reliant on... — Updated 11/2/2016


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