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Wilderness First Aid Certification

Thanks to a grant from the Borrego Valley Endowment Fund the Borrego Village Association supported three local “outdoor” guides, Joe Raffetto, Wade Bean and Gray Brandt, to be certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR. The course, led by Colin MacDonald from Kit Fox... — Updated 2/15/2024


CA School Ratings: BSUSD

On Dec. 15, the State of California released its annual performance ratings of school districts and charter schools. San Diego County schools showed some improvement, but for many, there were not significant changes as hoped. The ratings are part of the California School... — Updated 2/15/2024


Deer Mice Test Positive for Hantavirus

Three deer mice collected near Mount Laguna during routine monitoring on November 1 have tested positive for hantavirus. Hantavirus in wild rodents is relatively common in San Diego County. This is the 13th routine detection of hantavirus in the region this year. However, because... — Updated 2/15/2024


Fire in Warner Springs

A fire blazed through a maintenance building at the Warner Springs Ranch Resort on Sept. 12, and caused an estimated $100,000 worth of damage. Shortly before 8 a.m., crews responded to the 2,500-sq. ft. metal-walled structure in the 31600 block of state Route 79, according to Cal... — Updated 11/9/2023


Hantavirus Positive Test

A deer mouse collected during routine monitoring near Mount Laguna on Aug. 24 has tested positive for hantavirus. Hantavirus in wild rodents is relatively common in San Diego County. This is the seventh routine detection of hantavirus in the region for calendar year 2023. The... — Updated 11/9/2023

 By Jolene McGowan    Sports

Rams Football Kicks Off New Season

Another season of football has kicked off for the Borrego Springs Rams, ready to be electric under those lights showing up for those fans filling up the sidelines. The Rams are in the Manzanita League once again, facing off... — Updated 9/14/2023


Teen Struck in Warner

A 16-year-old was killed on July 30 after he was hit by a vehicle while riding his skateboard in Warner Springs, a California Highway Patrol Officer said. According to CHP, the incident occurred around 8:05 p.m. on State Route 79, north of Peralta Drive in Warner Springs. The... — Updated 9/14/2023

 By Nikki Symington    News

Supervisors Approve $848M Mental Health Plan

San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a new three-year, $848 million Mental Health Service Act, with the goal of helping children, youth, families, adults and older adults who suffer from mental illness or crises. So, what does the new act and funding mean to Borrego... — Updated 7/18/2023


37 Years Later, Victim Identified

Finally, after 37 years, the body of a woman who was found near the campsites on the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation in Warner Springs has been identified using genetic genealogy. Her name, Claudette Jean Zebolsky Powers. Her... — Updated 6/21/2023


Hantavirus Squeaks Positive

A deer mouse collected during routine monitoring from a rural area near Boulevard in San Diego County has tested positive for the potentially deadly hantavirus. The last reported deer mouse finding was in Warner Springs on July 25, 2019, and three deer mice and one brush mouse... — Updated 5/10/2023

 By Jolene McGowan    Sports

Baseball Opens Season Against Hamilton

Baseball season was back for Borrego Springs High School on March 10, as the Rams faced off against the Hamilton High School Bobcats for their first game of the season. After completing an impressive triple play to end the bottom... — Updated 3/16/2023

 By Nikki Symington    News

One Tree Too Many: Borrego Objects Ordinance

Borregans continued to voice their opposition to trimming palm tree skirts at the second public meeting with CalFire Battalion Chief Alex Elward, on the County’s Defensible Space Ordinance, at the library on February 7. There were a number of changes in Chief Elward’s... — Updated 2/24/2023


Annual Borrego Middle School Basketball Tournament

It was quite the busy day of basketball, officiating, cheering and enjoying delicious foods in the Borrego Springs High School gym Jan. 26, as the annual middle school basketball tournament took place for yet another successful... — Updated 2/2/2023

 By Jolene McGowan    Sports

Rams Come Up Short Against Dragons

The Borrego Springs Rams basketball team hoped to begin the 2023 year with a win and continue its winning streak, as they faced the San Pasqual Dragons on Jan. 11 at home. However, it seemed that the Dragons had all the momentum... — Updated 1/20/2023

 By Jolene McGowan    Sports

Girls Basketball Falls to SPA

It was a low scoring game for the Borrego Springs girl's basketball team against San Pasqual Academy on Jan. 11 at home. The team hoped to start the new year with a win, but the San Pasqual Lady Dragons came out ready to stop the... — Updated 1/20/2023


Earthquake Shakes

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 struck the morning of Dec. 31, 2022 in Borrego Springs, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was centered about 10 miles north of Borrego, and occurred at about 4:12 a.m. at a depth of about 1.5 miles. Many Borregans... — Updated 1/4/2023

 By Jolene McGowan    Sports

Rams Basketball Score Past West Shores

The Borrego Springs boys' basketball team is off to a solid start to begin the 2022 season. The team earned its first league win, 50 – 30, over West Shores on Dec. 16 at home. They are currently 5 – 2 on the season and 1 – 0... — Updated 1/4/2023

 By Jolene McGowan    Sports

Girls Basketball Earn First League Win

After a slight delay to the start of the game due to transportation issues, the Borrego Springs girl's basketball team was underway to take on West Shores at home for their last game of the 2022-year before resuming play in January... — Updated 1/4/2023

 By Jolene McGowan    Sports

Boys Basketball Begins New Season

After a comeback win against the Hamilton Bobcats to begin the new season, the Borrego Springs boys basketball team hoped to bring that fire against the Chula Vista Learning Community Charter at home on Nov. 28. It was much... — Updated 12/13/2022

 By Jolene McGowan    Sports

Lady Rams Knock in Win at Home

Under the leadership of new head coach, Vanessa Rodarte, the Borrego Springs girls basketball team opened up the 2022 season with back-to-back away games against Mountain Empire and Hamilton, respectively. Against Mountain Empire,... — Updated 12/13/2022

 By Jolene McGowan    Sports

Lady Rams Come Up Big, Top Calexico Mission in 4

owanThe Borrego Springs varsity volleyball team continued to stay hot extending its win streak to seven, coming up with big wins over Calexico Mission and West Shores, respectively, on Oct. 5 and Oct. 7. After dropping the first... — Updated 10/18/2022

 By Jolene McGowan    Sports

Dragons Best Rams in First League Game

Riding a three-game win streak, the Borrego Springs Rams football team headed into its first league game at home on Sept. 30 against San Pasqual Academy with solid momentum on its side. The Rams have not had much luck against the... — Updated 10/18/2022

 By Jolene McGowan    Sports

JV Volleyball Short on Comeback

The Lady Rams JV volleyball team looked to bounce back and be on the winning end this time around. However, despite solid performances, Palo Verde went home with the win in two sets, 2 – 0 on Sept. 14. The team also faced West... — Updated 10/4/2022


Historic Desert Journey in Summer Heat

The few of us who spend time in the remote parts of the Colorado Desert this time of the year are normally in the air-conditioned comfort of an off-road vehicle. But that's about all that has changed since desert explorer and... — Updated 9/27/2022

 By Jolene McGowan    Sports

Football Opens Season, Shut Out Rival Eagles

Borrego Springs High School football has kicked off for another season. Being back in action under those bright gleaming Friday night lights (with the exception of two) and the sideline filled with exhilarated fans, it is go time.... — Updated 9/19/2022


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