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 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 – many like our own sun – is it not possible that,... — Updated 10/23/2020

 By Martha Deichler    News 

Borrego Ministers' Association Needs Your Help, NOW

On the first of January 2020, our local Borrego Ministers’ Association (BMA) was struggling on a paltry $3,000 budget, helping folks out with random requests such as a high electricity bill, food certificates or gas coupons. Then in February, the philanthropic Borrego Valley... — Updated 10/23/2020


Medicare Open Enrollment, Oct. 15 through Dec. 7

Medicare Open Enrollment season is here, Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. During this time, Medicare beneficiaries make important choices that affect their medical costs, the doctors they see and prescription coverage for next year. Whether they are enrolling in Medicare for the first... — Updated 10/23/2020


Which Power of Attorney is Right for Me?

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document that allows someone to handle your financial affairs for you if you ever become incapacitated or otherwise unable to make financial decisions for yourself. Since there are a number of different types of POAs to choose from, you first... — Updated 10/23/2020


Borrego Water District Q & A:

Tammy Baker, Bruce Burgener and Diane Johnson, who are running for two seats on the Borrego Water District Board of Directors answered four questions in regards of the Regional Conveyance System, water reductions/GMP, as well as the biggest challenges for BWD. Below are their... — Updated 10/23/2020


Now... Stop

San Diego County DPW road crews have been hard at work for the last few weeks in Borrego Springs. They have been paving the roads, repainting lines, and even putting new additions in town. Pictured above is a new stop/yield at the... — Updated 10/22/2020



Four seats on the Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group will expire January 4, 2021 (Seats 1,5,9,& 11, term 1/4/2021 – 1/6/2025). Applicants must be registered to vote in Borrego Springs and also reside or own property in Borrego Springs. Applications can be downloaded here:... — Updated 10/2/2020


ABF Haiku Contest

The Judges have picked the Winners of Anza-Borrego Foundation's Desert Haiku Contest. They had an amazing response to the Desert Haiku contest with nearly 200 haikus from over 80 individuals, including Spanish and children's... — Updated 9/21/2020

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Watery Moon

When the full moon rises in the east around sunset on Sept. 1, many stargazers around the globe will be watching. To the eye, the full moon commands respect. Not only does its rising orb appear much larger than it actually is ... — Updated 9/17/2020


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 By Dennis Mammana    News

Little Big Mars... Redux

They say nothing can live forever, but I strongly disagree. Post something absurd on the internet, and I guarantee it will never go away. In fact, it will come back to life time and time and time again. A perfect example is the... — Updated 9/11/2020


World Heats Up: Death Valley Record

Temperatures are high all over the world. Death Valley, the "hottest place on Earth" in a century. The World Meteorological Organization is verifying the 129.9º F (rounded to 130º F) reading taken by the National Weather Service... — Updated 9/11/2020


Stay Cool, Hydrated

To help residents escape the swelter, the county is offering nine air-conditioned cooling centers in Borrego Springs, Fallbrook, Lakeside, Ramona, Santa Ysabel, Spring Valley and Valley Center. During this hot weather, seniors can stay home and stay cool! Even with some Cool Zone... — Updated 9/8/2020

 By Joe Raffetto    News

Danger in the Desert

As has happened all across the planet, the COVID-19 closures allowed some of the natural world to take a respite from humanity. And Anza-Borrego Desert State Park was no different. For almost five months there were no vehicles... — Updated 9/8/2020

 By Martha Deichler    News

NBC 7 Uncovers Goodness That is Borrego

On Aug. 13, NBC 7 Photojournalist Scott Baird came to our village to cover what we all do best – take care of our people and keep our community safe during this time of COVID-19. He spent the day from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.... — Updated 9/8/2020


"Blueprint for a Safer Economy" Announced

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Aug. 28, the launch of the "Blueprint for a Safer Economy." In this plan, each county is assigned a color based on case rate and positivity rate. The colors determines how businesses can operate in the county. To find the color of your county and... — Updated 9/4/2020


More Businesses to Re-open in SD County

After the announcement of the new metrics released by Governor Gavin Newsom on Aug. 28, San Diego County is on the "red tier." In the red tier labeled "substantial risk level" classifies as "some non-essential indoor businesses operations are closed." However, some businesses can... — Updated 9/4/2020


Margaret Hunter Sentenced To Eight Months Home Confinement

Margaret Hunter, the wife of former Rep. Duncan Hunter, was sentenced to eight months of home confinement and three years probation on Aug. 24 for the misuse of hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds for personal use. Her eight-month sentence of home confinement has... — Updated 9/4/2020


IRS Interest Payments

Keep an eye on your bank account for some money from the Internal Revenue Service, but this is not related to the stimulus money or “second check” many are hoping to get. Over 13 million Americans will be getting interest payments from the IRS if they filed their tax returns... — Updated 9/4/2020


SDG&E: Refund on September Bill

San Diego Gas & Electric customers should expect to see a similar credit to their September bill as they did in August. The September utility bill will include an electric credit identified as the “California Climate Credit.” Your household and millions of others throughout th... — Updated 9/3/2020


SDG&E Warns of Scams

A new wave of scammers is targeting San Diego Gas & Electric customers, threatening to cut off their service unless they pay their utility bills immediately with prepaid cards. The most common tactic reported is scammers impersonating SDG&E’s billing department and asking for... — Updated 9/3/2020


Mercy Air Lands

Air Methods, a leading air medical service provider in the U.S., and Borrego Health, one of the nation’s largest Federally Qualified Health Centers, announced the opening of a new Mercy Air base at the Borrego Medical Clinic in Borrego Springs, California on September 1. The bas... — Updated 9/3/2020


Polling Site Managers

The Registrar of Voters is seeking temporary full-time site managers to operate assigned polling places for the Nov. 3 General Election. Site managers can earn $20 per hour. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, polling places will be open for four days instead of one. The... — Updated 9/3/2020


Libraries in County to Re-Open

Libraries will open starting September 10. Services will be available Tuesday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an hour break at 12:30 p.m. This Includes access to: public-use computers, free high speed Wi-Fi, and the Library’s collection of over one million... — Updated 9/3/2020

 By Rebecca Falk    News

Watermaster Board Hires Executive Director, Technical Consultant

Samantha Adams, Vice-President and Principal Scientist II, of Wildermuth Environmental, attended the Aug. 13 meeting of the Borrego Springs Interim Watermaster Board, as the contract with Wildermuth Environmental was finalized a the meeting and scheduled for a vote at the next... — Updated 9/3/2020


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