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Buying Your First Telescope

Well, it's that time of year again. The holidays are barreling toward us like an out-of-control sleigh. If you're considering presenting that special stargazer in your life with a telescope this holiday season -- or buying one for... — Updated 11/23/2016


As the World Turns

We've all had those days when nothing seems to move. No matter where we are -- the highway, the line at the grocery store or the ATM machine -- everything is at a standstill. This happens much too frequently for my taste, so on day... — Updated 11/16/2016


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


Here Comes the Super Moon!

Imagine that you stopped at your favorite Italian restaurant and ordered a 14-inch pizza. Now, suppose they brought you a 16-inch pizza by mistake. Think you would notice the difference immediately? If so, would you call the... — Updated 11/9/2016


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Count the Stars

How many stars are there in the universe? No one knows, of course, but Dr. Carl Sagan, on his popular 1980s television mini-series "Cosmos," said that there are "more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on all the... — Updated 11/2/2016


A Celestial Halloween

Ghosts and goblins and ghouls, oh, my! That's what many of us will be thinking this week and next as Halloween arrives and trick-or-treaters pound excitedly on our doors. We see costumes of monsters, superheroes, politicians and... — Updated 10/27/2016


Borrego's Little Haven

The Spa at Borrego Springs Resort held an open day Tues. Oct. 11, marking the start of Cindy Lainton's first winter season as manager. Food, bubbly and a raffle draw drew in the guests but it was the charm and professionalism of... — Updated 10/17/2016


ARIEL'S ATTIC At Julian Station

This is another in the series of businesses located in the Julian Station in Wynola, just west of Julian. Ariel's Attic (named for her Pug) is located inside the mini-mall, across from Cowboy Rendezvous. There you will find Ariel a... — Updated 10/14/2016


See the Dwarf Planet Ceres

It was on the first day of the 19th century that the Italian priest, mathematician and astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi found a strange object in the sky that no one had ever seen before -- an "intruder" among the familiar stars of the... — Updated 10/13/2016


Venus and the Moon Return

If you haven't yet checked out Venus glistening low in the southwestern sky at dusk, now would be a great time to do so. Many people might have missed seeing it there because of low-lying clouds or mountains blocking the view. But... — Updated 10/3/2016


Out and About in Borrego

The ocotillos are blooming early this year helped by the day of rain, with tourists already arriving to take a look. After taking a short break from USCAL San Diego, two friends, Jeremy and Candy, wanted to see Borrego and the Anza... — Updated 10/3/2016


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... — Updated 9/30/2016


District-wide Minimum Days

New Minimum Days added this year for increased teacher learning time. All Minimum Days are listed on the school calendar Elem dismissal on Minimum Days is 12:15 (MS/HS dismissal 12:32) Boys & Girls Club bus + OW bus leaves at 12:30pm, Borrego + Salton buses leave at 1:45pm ASES... — Updated 9/29/2016


Parent + Teacher Conferences are coming soon!

Wednesday 10/12, Thursday 10/13 & Friday 10/14 FIrst sign ups available at Back to School Night A free College-Bound Coyote t-shirt for every student. (T-shirt given after attending conference)... — Updated 9/29/2016


BS Elementary School - Open House

The 2016-17 school year is off to a great start! This Thursday, September 29th is Back to School Night! 5:15pm - 6:45pm Meet your child’s teachers and learn about their class. Refreshments provided Fall Book Fair open You can also purchase books online at the following link:... — Updated 9/29/2016


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


Finding Aquatic Constellations

After the flooding that some of our nation experienced this summer, I almost hesitate to bring this up. But of the 88 constellations that fill our night sky, 15 are somehow associated with water. Of those 15, several shine in our... — Updated 9/23/2016


Winter Sky Sneak Preview

After a long, hot summer, it's nice to know that the seasons are changing and cooler temperatures are finally on their way. Before we know it, many of us will be whining about the cold and the snow, and wishing for the return of su... — Updated 9/20/2016


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


Celebration of Life for Bonnie Lynn

Celebration of Life for Bonnie Lynn will be held at St. Richard's Catholic Church on Saturday, November 19 at 12:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Bonnie's daughter, Amy, by calling 619-933-6590, so she can anticipate atte... — Updated 9/12/2016


Shine on Harvest Moon

If you're looking to score some points with your sweetie, here's a great idea: Late on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 15, or Friday, Sept. 16, pack a romantic picnic and a blanket and head toward a hilltop with a nice, clear view... — Updated 9/8/2016


Save Our Sea!

More than seven thousand miles away, sun, water and salt converge to create a desert lake, threatened by scarce resources and decades of inaction. This desert lake is much saltier than the ocean, has spectacular mountain views and is a terminal body of water that is quickly... — Updated 8/7/2016


Registration packets - Paquetes de inscripción

First Day Of School is Thurs. Sept 1 Please be informed, registration packets are available for pick-up from Aug.1. Please return registration packets one week from the date of pick-up. Elementary School: Registration packets may... — Updated 8/4/2016


The Sky is Falling!

Few sights are as thrilling as the fiery spectacle known as a falling star, also called a shooting star or meteor. Astronomers cannot predict exactly when or where a meteor will appear, but sky watchers head far from the city... — Updated 8/4/2016


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