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 By Martha Deichler    School 

BSUSD and Proposition GG

When the $8,000,000 Bond Measure GG overwhelmingly passed in November of 2018 the question was, "Oh my goodness, where do we start?" We began by thanking the community of Borrego Springs for this opportunity to help our aging... — Updated 4/7/2021

 
 By Dennis Mammana    News

Listen to the Moon

There's an old joke that I just love to tell. An elementary school teacher was presenting a lesson about the moon and asked the children which is more important, the sun or the moon, figuring the answer was obvious. After all, the... — Updated 4/1/2021

 
 By Sanjiv Nanda    News

County Plans to Expand Permits for Cannabis Businesses

In January, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to direct county staff to develop a regulatory framework for licensed farming, manufacture and retail of cannabis in San Diego County. Supervisor Desmond voted agai... — Updated 3/27/2021

 
 By Dennis Mammana    News

Seeking the Zodiacal Light

Stargazers who spend time in rural locations get to experience celestial sights that are invisible, and sometimes completely unknown, to those living near the bright lights of a city. For example, the number of stars scattered... — Updated 3/24/2021

 
 By Sanjiv Nanda    News

Sponsor Group Recommends LCDZ Project Can Proceed

At its January 7, 2021 monthly meeting, the Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group unanimously recommended that the La Casa del Zorro Solar Project proceed to obtain an administrative permit from County Planning and Development... — Updated 2/4/2021

 
 By Dennis Mammana    News

2021: A Year of Celestial Wonder

The beginning of each new year is filled with hope and optimism. This year will be no exception, especially after the gut-punch we received from 2020. And with the new year comes a list of resolutions we swear we’ll follow. How many times can we possibly say, “And this year, I... — Updated 1/11/2021

 
 By Dennis Mammana    News

A Change of Seasons

Nights have been growing longer; snow is blanketing much of the land; and furnaces are working overtime. Yes, there's definitely a change of seasons coming our way. It's surprising how many folks don't understand why the seasons... — Updated 1/6/2021

 
 By Sanjiv Nanda    News

Renewal Energy Overlay Options Presented to Sponsor Group

The Community Sponsor Group is chartered by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to be an advisory group providing community input from smaller unincorporated communities such as Borrego Springs regarding local land use and planning matters and other items that impact the... — Updated 12/16/2020

 
 By Dennis Mammana    News

Finding Neptune After Dark

Scientists are in the business of classifying everything from butterflies to rocks to clouds to stars. And sometimes, when new understanding becomes available, they must go back and reclassify things to make them better fit the... — Updated 9/21/2020

 
 By Dennis Mammana    News

Messier's Celestial Goldmine

At this time of year, early-evening stargazers can tour one of the richest pieces of celestial real estate: the Milky Way. Viewing the Milky Way on a clear August night is a truly marvelous experience. Wispy bunches of stars ... — Updated 9/3/2020

 

SDG&E to Upgrade Borrego Springs Microgrid to 100% Renewable Energy

The first utility-owned, community microgrid in America will soon be upgraded with new technology so it can operate on 100% clean energy, thanks to a $4.5 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO). A microgrid is a mini... — Updated 8/10/2020

 
 By Nikki Symington    News

La Casa Solar Project

An application for an Administrative Permit by La Casa Del Zorro Desert Resort and Spa to build a $2.5 million solar project is currently winding its way through rigorous scrutiny by San Diego County’s Planning and Development Services (PDS) to decide if a California Environment... — Updated 8/3/2020

 

The Iceball Cometh

It's been quite a while since we've seen a bright comet in our skies. Many stargazers remember the show put on by Comet Hale-Bopp 23 years ago, but most folks can't recall seeing another one since. One is now swinging past the... — Updated 8/3/2020

 

Saturn: Lord of the Rings

If I were to ask which you think is our solar system's most beautiful planet, how would you respond? Some would answer that the red planet Mars or the glistening planet Venus beat all others. Some might argue that the Earth is the... — Updated 7/30/2020

 

Sponsor Group Meeting

The Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group meeting will be June 4, at 4:30 p.m. Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be on Zoom. The website is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85960595291. Or you can call in at 1-669-900-6833 and the meeting ID is 85960595191. The action items include:... — Updated 6/25/2020

 

BWD Happenings

It was a full morning on Jan. 28 covering BWD Board agenda items, and here are the highlights: The first person to speak at the board meeting was Borrego Unified School District Superintendent Mark Stevens making his presentation on the high school’s water well situation. He... — Updated 2/11/2020

 
 By Bella Murphy    News

Hello, Borrego Springs

As a new member of the Borrego Springs community, I would like to say hello. My name is Bella and I'm a writer. My husband and I moved here last fall from San Diego, and we've been thanking ourselves every day since. As an artist/w... — Updated 2/11/2020

 

BSUSD Board Meeting

The Borrego Springs Unified School District held their monthly board meeting Wednesday Dec. 18 in the community room at the high school, where members of the board, schools, and the community shared updates and statements. The meeting began with elections of the board president,... — Updated 1/23/2020

 

Sponsor Group Visualizes Future Look

Architect Richard Orne has a firm grasp on what the streets, sidewalks, and landscaping in Borrego Springs should look like, and his slide presentation wowed the Community Sponsor Group and attendees at the monthly meeting in the Library Community Room Dec. 5. Modifications to... — Updated 1/23/2020

 

Supervisor Jim Desmond Tracks Progress on Revitalization

If only you had a simple mobile phone App connecting you directly to the powers that be in San Diego County so you can report a problem, and not have to wait weeks, or months, or perhaps forever if you finally give up trying.... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Dianne Owen    News

Birds and Blooms Open For Business

The Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association celebrated the grand opening of their newly established Birds and Blooms Garden Shop Nov. 16 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a special sale for those in attendance. Betsy... — 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 Michael Sadler    News

GSP Part 2: Land Fallowing

There are six "Projects and Management Action Items" identified in the Draft Final Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) made public on Aug. 30. The ultimate goal of the GSP is to serve as a successful framework/planning document f... — Updated 10/17/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

A Dark Sky Affair

As dusk broke for the Dark Sky Party at the Borrego Springs Library on Aug. 15, not the Moon, but Jupiter appeared as the first celestial object, even displaying four of its 67 known moons telescopically later in the event. Followi... — Updated 8/22/2019

 

SDG&E Rate Reform Rollout

A new rate reform structure that is now being rolled out for SDG&E residential customers will be going into full effect by 2021, about 18 months from now. The rollout is being slowly phased in by zip code (small business customers... — Updated 8/7/2019

 

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