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 By Ernie Cowan    News 

Borrego Hawkwatch 2021 Update

Borrego Hawkwatch 2021 may be heading for a near record number of migrating Swainson's Hawks passing through here, and no one predicted it. The annual citizen-science project launched its 19th season on Feb. 21 amid predictions... — Updated 4/7/2021

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News 

Nature Watch: Ringtail

Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it's not there. It's an old lesson, but as night viewing wildlife cameras become more popular, it's something we are reminded of often. I have met few people who have ever seen a... — Updated 4/7/2021

 
 By Dennis Mammana    News 

The Celestial Water Snake

Springtime in the Southern California deserts is when the snakes begin to appear. They're beautiful creatures, of course, but considering how much time I spend prowling around after dark, I'm always concerned that I might... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News 

Discovering Borrego's Spring Wonders

The many wonders that attract both residents and visitors to the wilds of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park are on full display. You may just have to look a bit harder to find them. Spring is a big time in the desert. Temperatures... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
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New Airport Manager

As the Airport Manager of Ramona, Fallbrook, Borrego Valley, Ocotillo, Agua Caliente, and Jacumba Airports, Meadow Chase comes with more than eight years of experience in airport management and operations. New Borrego Valley... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
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ABDSP Campground Sites

With the Regional Stay at Home Order lifted, State Parks is reopening campground sites for existing reservation holders. The department will be using a phased approach to reopen other campground sites for new reservations, starting January 28. The public is advised that not all... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
 By Nikki Symington    News 

Big News on COVID-19 Vaccinations

California takes a big step to stop the virus by extending COVID-19 vaccine eligibility on April 1 to everyone aged 50 and older, then to everyone aged 16 and older on April 15. Blue Shield is expected to take full administrative control on March 31. This opens the window to... — Updated 4/1/2021

 
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SDG&E Customers to Receive Bill Credit

San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) residential customers will receive a break on their utility bills in the coming months, thanks to the California Climate Credit program, which is part of the state’s efforts to fight climate change. In April, natural gas customers will see... — Updated 4/1/2021

 
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De Anza Pipelines Accepted

On March 9, The Board of Directors of the Borrego Water District formally accepted a series of pipelines around De Anza Country Club, specifically sections of Montezuma Lane, De Anza Drive and Yaqui Road. The new waterlines were needed due to the old age, relative high system... — Updated 4/1/2021

 
 By J. David Garmon M.D.    News 

Rudyville is Dead, Again… Really

On February 25, 2021 the San Diego County Department of Planning and Development Services (PDS) announced it had “discontinued” a six-year old project designed to respond to 60 property owners from across the county who claimed to have been damaged by the implementation of... — Updated 4/1/2021

 
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Was that a UFO?

These lights were seen by Anna Linderman on the night of Friday March 26. Similar lights were seen by a Borrego staffer the following evening also coming from the Salton Sea area. He said, “these were UFO’s and not a man made... — Updated 4/1/2021

 

Woman of Year

Martha Deichler has been named the 2021 Woman of the Year for the 71st Assembly District by Assemblyman Randy Voepel. Voepel noted, "It's important that we recognize the efforts of those who go above and beyond the call of duty,... — Updated 3/19/2021

 

Ducati Does Borrego

One of the most anticipated motorcycles of the 2021 model year was launched in Borrego Springs, the Ducati Multistrada V4 S. The Multistrada V4 continues Ducati's core principle for the Multistrada lineup – of having a model... — Updated 3/18/2021

 

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all our readers and advertisers! May you all enjoy the day, and still abide by COVID-19 rules and regulations. Stay safe, wash your hands, wear a mask, and continue to practice social... — Updated 3/18/2021

 
 By Dennis Mammana    News

Seeing History... in Real Time

It's been said that most of our knowledge of the universe comes to us in the form of light. But just what is light? Well, that's a question that scientists have pondered for ages, and the answer seems quite peculiar. We now know... — Updated 3/17/2021

 

Well well well

BWD will soon be drilling a new potable water well this year to better serve the town’s needs. Like everything in our water delivery infrastructure, wells have a limited lifespan. At the end of their lifespan, they no longer provide sufficient water. You might ask “a well is j... — Updated 3/11/2021

 

SDG&E Wins Approval to Eliminate High Usage Charge

San Diego Gas & Electric customers will no longer have to worry about getting hit with the state-mandated High Usage Charge (HUC) – a substantially higher price for electricity that kicks in for customers once their energy usage exceeds a certain threshold. Today, the... — Updated 3/8/2021

 
 By Martha Deichler    News

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? You, We Hope!

Last year at this time Borrego Springs was in the throes of fun-filled and beneficial events such as golf tournaments, live auctions, food/wine tastings, opportunity drawings and evenings of laughter and friendship – all in the name of raising funds for the many foundations in... — Updated 3/8/2021

 

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

 

Fatal Incident

A Borrego Springs person is back in custody, after the man he assaulted in an unprovoked attack died of his injuries. On Feb. 18, sheriff’s deputies responded to an altercation at the intersection of DiGiorgio and Palm Canyon Drive. When units arrived to the scene, the man was... — Updated 3/8/2021

 

Semi Overturns on Grade

A semi-truck overturned on Montezuma Valley Road on the morning of Feb. 25, causing the closure of the grade for several hours. California Highway Patrol units responded to the crash on mile marker 14. Crews remained on the scene to clean up mulch and about 80,000 pounds of wood... — Updated 3/4/2021

 
 By Jim Fishman    News

Grand Cru Champagne Hits Town

Local wine guru Kimberly Jones has brought her Grand Cru champagne to Borrego. Labeled Clotilde, a homage to the first Queen of France, is a Blanc de Blanc Cuver from the Grand Cru Vineyards of Michael Turgy in Les Mesnil-Sur-Oger. This extremely limited release is only available... — Updated 3/3/2021

 

American Legion Post 853 Now Open

The American Legion Post 853 is now open for members and guests. Currently, days and hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Meals are being planned for Fridays and Saturdays and possibly a return to Wednesday... — Updated 3/3/2021

 

Viki Cole Flys Away to New Endeavors

Viki Cole is leaving her 30-year stint as Borrego Springs Airport Manager, and overseeing the airports at Ocotillo Wells and Agua Caliente. “Leaving is bittersweet. I love my job,” stated Cole, whose new five-year contract proposal to the County Airport Authority was underbid... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By Dennis Mammana    News

Sneak Peek at the Summer Sky

If you’re like I am, you long for summertime, not only for its warm weather and abundant growth but also because its nighttime sky is among the richest of the year. So it’s usually around late February that I begin wandering outdoors before dawn to sneak a peek at the stars... — Updated 3/3/2021

 

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