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Flowers Begin to Blossom

It looks like various flowers are beginning to make an appearance early this season in Borrego Springs. However, the question still remain if there will be a "Super Bloom" in the spring. Along S22, many can spot a purple field of... — Updated 12/2/2022


Thief Hits BSUSD

The Borrego Springs Unified School District has once again been the target in a recent string of theft and vandalism. On Nov. 7, the suspect made off with multiple items, including tool boxes, tools, gas cans and many custodial... — Updated 11/28/2022


Servant Ministry Award Presented to Fred and LLouise Jee

The people and clergy of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church nominated LLouise and Fred Jee for the Servant Ministry Award of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, and they received the award at the diocesan convention on November 12. The... — Updated 11/28/2022


Pints 4 the Park Raises Funds

Around 175 guests came together to celebrate the Park at Pints 4 The Park, Anza-Borrego Foundation's annual fundraiser, on Saturday Nov. 12. Guests enjoyed craft beer donated by Pure Project from San Diego, while listening to live... — Updated 11/28/2022

 By Dennis Mammana    News

The Mystical Northern Lights

Stand just once beneath the shimmering curtains of the northern lights – the aurora borealis – and you will never forget the experience. They are without question the most hauntingly beautiful and unearthly of all natural pheno... — Updated 11/28/2022


6-12-24 Hour World Time Trial

As many cyclists from all over the world and their crews made the trek down to Borrego Springs to compete in the annual 6-12-24 Hour World Time Trial Championships, our very own Sylvia Maas did not have to travel too far. Joining... — Updated 11/28/2022


Pastor Mateo Welcomed to Borrego

The Borrego Springs Community United Methodist Church, whose motto Open Hearts-Open Minds-Open Doors since April 2, 1953, announced the appointment of Pastor Mateo Lavea Mamea. Pastor Mateo's half Samoan & half German/Scottish... — Updated 11/28/2022


Nov. Election Results Drop In

It was decision time around the country as many flocked to vote at centers or made their way to drop off their ballot at secure boxes for the November 2022 general election. There were tight races all around and many determined which way the House and Senate would sway. This elect... — Updated 11/22/2022


2022 Miss Borrego Springs

Five young ladies competed in this year's 2022 Miss Borrego Springs Competition. Participants were: Alessandra Reyes, Shantell Fuentes, Hannah Strate, Nikki Willingham, and Jimena Ochoa. Hannah Strate was crowned Miss Borrego... — Updated 10/25/2022


Borrego Outfitters Turns 20

On a sunny Borrego day in October 2002, Borrego newcomers Ben and Donna Nourse came to work for the first time at their new business, Borrego Outfitters. Little did they know they'd still be at it 20 years later, and that their... — Updated 10/25/2022


The Grandeur of Borrego Springs Has Arrived

The 56th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival is back and it's better, officially kicking off the new season in Borrego Springs. The Festival kicks off Saturday Oct. 22 at 9:40 a.m. with our very own Borrego Springs Fire Protection... — Updated 10/25/2022

 By Martha Deichler    News

Let's Go Borrego: Program Assists Folks with Transportation Costs

Need a ride to a doctor’s appointment or to shop for food outside of Borrego? Is the cost of hiring a driver causing you headaches? If you answer yes to either of those questions, then we have a program for you! It’s called Let’s Go Borrego and here’s how it works: Find a... — Updated 10/21/2022

 By Nikki Symington    News

Soroptimist Reproduce Old Timers' Citrus Cookbook

When one of the members of the Soroptimist International of Borrego Springs came across an old copy of Citrus Delites she thought, "Wow, what a treasure. I wonder if we could reproduce this and offer it back to the community?" The... — Updated 10/21/2022


Word from Borrego's Honorary Mayors...

For Borrego Springs, October is the month that kicks off our seasonal renewal. Our summer hibernation period is officially over. Gardeners are at their busiest. Workers are raking, pruning, weeding and planting. Christmas Circle Park has a fresh crop of winter grass, ready for... — Updated 10/20/2022


Supervisor Jim Desmond Speaks Out

I submitted a California Public Records Act request to the State of California asking for all records regarding Sexually Violent Predators with Liberty Healthcare. It is time for the San Diegans to know details regarding the placement of Sexually Violent Predators. Understanding... — Updated 10/19/2022

 By Dennis Mammana    News

The Moon Meets Uranus

Go ahead. Get all the jokes out. You know you want to. I've done it too, but quite honestly, they were all much funnier in seventh grade! In a few days the planet Uranus (pronounced YOU-rah-nus, by the way), will undergo what... — Updated 10/18/2022

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Nature Watch: "Midnight Bandit"

They are cute, cuddly and secretive and many people are surprised to discover that raccoons can be found right here in the desert. While not often seen here, these fuzzy little bandits with the black mask and black and... — Updated 10/18/2022

 By Dennis Mammana    News

The Moon and the Gas Giants

The most prominent "star" on the celestial stage this week will be the moon. It will reach its first quarter phase on the evening of Sunday, Oct. 2, when you will see it due south at sunset. Its 2,200-mile-diameter orb will be sunl... — Updated 10/18/2022


BWD Board to Consider Water Supply Policy

Following months of preparation, Board discussion and implementation of a Pilot Program, the BWD Board will be considering extending its Policy to supply water for those developments using less than one acre foot (325,851 gal/yr). The Board is considering such a Program primarily... — Updated 10/12/2022


Garmon, BVEF President

J. David Garmon, MD elected Board President with Robert (Bob) Kelly serving as Immediate Past President and Trustee The Borrego Valley Endowment Fund (BVEF), the non-profit community foundation for the Borrego Springs region, has transitioned to new Executive leadership with the... — Updated 10/12/2022


56th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival

Here we go again, time to mark those calendars for the 56th annual Borrego Days Desert Festival on Oct. 22 and 23. This year, it is about letting the season begin here in Borrego Springs, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Fran... — Updated 10/12/2022

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Are We Alone?

Who among us has never gazed into a starry night sky and wondered, "Are we alone in the universe?" With the hundreds of billions of stars in just our own Milky Way galaxy – with possibly trillions of other galaxies beyond – is... — Updated 10/6/2022

 By Michael Plekon    News

Blessing of the Animals in Borrego

October 4 is the feast of the most beloved of all saints, Francis of Assisi, the 13th century “little brother” who embraced poverty and the natural world in his songs and prayers. He sang of the moon and sun as sister and brother, saw even death as a relative not to be... — Updated 10/4/2022


SVP Martinez Placed in Borrego

Sexually Violent Predator Martinez is now living on Running M Road in Borrego Springs. Liberty Healthcare staff were visible for several days, but are no longer present. The known code violations for the property were not corrected, despite the statement by Judge David Gill that t... — Updated 10/4/2022

 By Patrick Grannan    News

St Barnabas Welcomes New Organist

St Barnabas Episcopal Church will welcome Dr. Charles F. von Gunten, CAGO, as its new organist at the services on Sunday October 2, 9:30 a.m. The music for the service represents the breadth and depth of music for the organ as a... — Updated 10/4/2022


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