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Lenticular Clouds

This is an excerpt from "A Natural History of the Anza-Borrego Region, Then & Now," by Mike Wells and Marie Simovich, Sunbelt Press Lenticular clouds are frequently seen over desert mountain ranges. They are lens-shaped and... — Updated 1/31/2020


BWD Happenings, Questions for WMB Candidates

There was a full agenda on tap at the Jan. 14 Board meeting at BWD, and highlights include the appointment of Director Dave Duncan to sit on the Water Master Board (WMB), with Kathy Dice as the alternate under the terms of the Stipulated Judgment. Flood control repairs were... — Updated 1/31/2020


SDG&E Outage

On Feb. 5 from approximately 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., SDG&E will use the Borrego Springs microgrid to power the Borrego Springs community while they perform maintenance work on the transmission system. Power outages are not expected, but if there is an interruption of service, SDG&E... — Updated 1/31/2020


BVA Launches Website

The Borrego Village Association has produced in partnership with local organizations and individuals the website to tell the story of Borrego and promote our place-based authenticity to a global audience of travelers. The website showcases the unique... — Updated 1/28/2020


BWD Reviews Stip Public Comments, WMB Selection Process

With the Stipulated Judgment (the Stip, and its accompanying Groundwater Management Plan (GMP, formerly GSP and all but identical) becoming official last month after public review and comment, Borrego Water District General Manager Geoff Poole and attorney Steve Anderson... — Updated 1/28/2020


Brian Jones Town Hall

Our State Senator for the 38th District Republican Brian Jones, will hold a Town Hall meeting at the Library Saturday, Feb. 1, split into two sessions – the first a Local Nonprofit Expo from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and the second will be a Q&A from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Senator... — Updated 1/28/2020


Prep for Borrego Bloom Begins

Early logistical preparations for either a flower bloom in March, or perhaps even a Super Bloom are underway, and as was the case last year, Borregans will be ready for both. The Super Bloom of 2017 caught everyone by surprise,... — Updated 1/23/2020


Hawk Watch 2020

The annual Borrego Valley Hawkwatch is about to take flight, and leaders of the event are looking for volunteers to assist with monitoring the migration of Swainson's Hawks as they pass through Borrego Springs. Organizer Hal Cohen... — Updated 1/23/2020


Duncan Hunter Resigns

After 11 years representing Borrego Springs in the 50th Congressional District, Republican Duncan Hunter submitted his resignation on Jan. 7, one month after pleading guilty to a corruption charge, leaving empty one of the few remaining GOP seats in California. Hunter’s... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Michael Sadler    News

In Trouble vs. In Compliance: The Salton Sea and Borrego Valley

In two separate presentations on air quality at UCI's Steele-Burnand Research Center, scientists from the Department of Earth System Science at UC Irvine made clear not only the air quality trouble the Salton Sea is in now, and... — Updated 1/23/2020


Coyote Steakhouse Openings

The Coyote Steakhouse at the Palms at Indian Head has revised its opening schedule. It is now open seven days a week, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with happy hour every day from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., including complimentary hors d’oeuvers. David Leibert, co-owner said, “Business is... — Updated 1/23/2020


Palm Canyon Oasis Burns

A grove of palm trees, a popular sight to see while on the Palm Canyon Trailhead, were set on fire Jan. 18, but the cause is still unknown. According to Mark Jorgensen, who visited First Grove the day after the last burn (which he... — Updated 1/23/2020


Exec. Director Leaves Chamber

The Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce has announced that Valeen Szabo is no longer the executive director, as of Jan. 10. President of the Board Clint Brandin said it was a difficult decision to make, but thanks her for the work she has done for the Chamber, wishing her the... — Updated 1/23/2020


Book Review: "A Natural History of the Anza-Borrego Region"

“A Natural History of the Anza-Borrego Region” is a new book that just about any desert rat has dreamed of for years. Borrego residents Mile Wells and Marie Simovich have distilled a lifetime of knowledge into a 225-page book that’s a dream come true for those who love the... — Updated 1/23/2020


Viewpoint: Thoughts on the Proposed Watermaster Board

The proposed Stipulation Judgment and associated documents will be our water plan (Plan) to make our water use sustainable by 2040 in accordance with state law. In general, carrying out the Plan for our water use will be managed by a Watermaster Board, although unresolved... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Michael Sadler    News

"Ely Orphanz" Unite in Borrego

Meeting Diana Fox, Anna Marie Leonard, and Brandi Harris at the Sundowner on Nov. 15 was a "union" of three siblings, self-dubbed the "Ely Orphanz" (pronounced Ee-lee), who had never met all together before coming for a visit to... — Updated 1/23/2020


Our Library, One Year Later

It began as a dream for a new Library for the little town of Borrego Springs from Bill and Jenny Wright. That dream was morphed into a handshake agreement over lunch at La Casa Del Zorro in February 2006 between Bill Wright and... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Michael Sadler    News

Viewpoint: A Good Framework for Sustainability

The recently circulated draft Stipulated Judgment and its accompanying Groundwater Management Plan (called the “physical solution”), have passed their first major milestone, a 30-day public comment period. A lot has happened since the USGS published its hydrogeology report in... — 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

 By Michael Sadler    News

GMP To Be Released

A draft “Stipulated Judgment” 10 months in the making, with an attached Groundwater Management Plan (GMP) that replaces the GSP, will soon be released for a 30-day public review and comment period before being finalized by the Borrego Water District and other Basin Pumpers.... — Updated 1/23/2020


Christmas Bird Count

It’s an annual migration as predictable as the swallows returning to Capistrano. This migration, however, is the arrival each year of volunteers engaged the annual census of bird species in Borrego Springs. This marked the 35... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Michael Sadler    News

RoadRunner Donates Funds to Senior Center

The Annual RoadRunner Christmas Boutique at the clubhouse was in full swing Saturday morning Dec. 7, with shoppers evaluating and purchasing a wide variety of hand-crafted items. "All of the Borrego merchants, vendors, the Wright... — Updated 1/23/2020


New Book: A Natural History of the Anza-Borrego Region

There will be a book signing at the Borrego Springs Library on Dec. 14, 4 p.m. to introduce a new book, A Natural History of the Anza-Borrego Region by Mike Wells and Marie Simovich. The book is the result of a class co-taught by the authors at the University of San Diego from... — Updated 1/23/2020


Winter Time, Rain, Super Bloom Hope?

Rising in the mornings of Nov. 28 – 29 to see snow on the peaks of our mountain triad – the Santa Rosa's and Toro Peak to the north, the San Jacinto's to the west, and the Valecito's to the south – it was a gorgeous sight 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


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