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 By Dennis Mammana    News

Reading a Simple Star Map

Beginner stargazers may think it's tough to find our way around the night sky, with so many stars and constellations to try to identify. But during weeks like this when the moon is bright, only the brightest stars appear, and our t... — Updated 8/4/2021

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Nature Watch: Tumbleweed

You always knew "there's gonna be a gunfight" when a tumbleweed rolled down the dusty main street of Tombstone, Dodge City, or Deadwood. That thought crossed my mind as I turned onto S-22 and what seemed like a giant bowling ball... — Updated 8/4/2021


Feeding Borrego Changes

Feeding Borrego has now moved to Tuesday’s as of July 20. The new food bank hours will be every Tuesday from noon until 6 p.m. Note: This change does NOT apply to the Food Banks at St. Barnabas and St. Richards’ churches. “First and foremost, we want to thank all our... — Updated 7/30/2021


Water District Over the Summer

The Borrego Water District is still a very active place, even during the summer. In addition to continuous operations of its water and sewer system, a few important projects have reached significant milestones. BWD has completed drilling of a new well around the Club Circle area... — Updated 7/28/2021


American Legion Donations

American Legion Riders, Post 853, Borrego Springs, California want to thank the very generous Borrego Springs community for your support of our monthly Steak Nights. This support allowed the riders to donate $4000 to Veterans and community programs. Veterans Village of San Diego... — Updated 7/26/2021


Soroptimist 2021 Blue Book Additions, Changes, Deletions

The 54th edition of the Soroptimist of Borrego Springs Phone Directory, popularly known as the Blue Book, is being updated. If you have changes to your listing or are new to the community and wish to be in the 2022 Blue Book, please send an e-mail to Be... — Updated 6/29/2021


2021 Race Across America

After the 2020 race was canceled due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, Race Across America (RAAM) is back for 2021. On June 15, RAAM cyclists will be making their way through Borrego Springs. Over 100 cyclists (solo... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Moon and Venus at Dusk

Have you noticed the remarkable jewel sparkling low in the western sky after sunset? That is the planet Venus, returning to the evening sky after being visible for many months only to pre-dawn risers. Some may have missed it... — Updated 6/14/2021


Borrego Springs Observes Memorial Day

Like many towns around the world, Borrego Springs observed the Memorial Day holiday on Monday May 31. At Christmas Circle, townsfolk and visitors alike were in attendance, while following social distancing rules and regulations.... — Updated 6/14/2021


Busy Summer Ahead for BWD

As the temperature rises and the snow birds head home, the activity at BWD is gearing up in what will be a very active summer. BWD Board, Staff and its Consultants/Contractors will all be working diligently on the following projects: Well #5-15 Completion – JULY-AUG. 2021: BWD... — Updated 6/14/2021


Warner Springs Cannabis Plants Bust

More than 3,900 cannabis plants were seized by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department personnel on June 4, after serving a search warrant at an illegal grow operation in Warner Springs. San Diego County code compliance officers also discovered several dangerous violations... — Updated 6/11/2021

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Nature Watch: Chuckwalla

Borrego is moving into that time of the year when fewer tourists are spotted wandering about. But there is one character more frequently seen as seasonal temperatures climb into triple digits. That character is the common... — Updated 6/11/2021


Community Comes Together for Montezuma Valley Market

A family's dream of building a thriving market and making improvements in a small community faced a tragic obstacle, after a fire burned it all away. On April 18, the market that Mike and Kemi Pavlocak poured their hearts into,... — Updated 6/10/2021


Earthquake Swarm

Over 100 earthquakes, the largest of which had a magnitude-5.3, shook near the Salton Sea on June 5, sending light tremors in various areas. "There have been 152 earthquakes measuring all magnitudes," U.S. Geological Survey... — Updated 6/10/2021


ABDNHA Plans For Palo Verde Festival in Borrego Springs

Everyone has heard of the Cherry Blossom Festival – there are many in the U.S. and around the world, where the trees themselves are the main attraction in these events. The trees are given center stage, and they are celebrated... — Updated 6/10/2021

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Shadow on the Moon

During the early morning hours of May 26, night owls and early risers will enjoy a beautiful eclipse of the moon. The celestial cover-up begins at 2:45 a.m. PDT (5:45 a.m. EDT) when the moon's eastern edge will enter the Earth's... — Updated 6/10/2021

 By Dennis Mammana    News

A Lunar Eclipse Sneak Preview

Early on the evening of Tuesday, May 25, watch as the sun sets behind the western horizon; then, face the opposite direction and you'll soon spot the moon rising in the east. On that night, the moon's phase will be full, and... — Updated 6/7/2021

 By Nikki Symington    News

BCHF: New Challenges Ahead

People ask what’s happening with the FBI/DOJ investigation into Borrego Health, and wonder why there’s no news in the paper? The answer: It’s an investigation. The FBI and DOJ don’t share information on investigations that might compromise the court case, or prejudice an... — Updated 6/7/2021


Borrego Springs High School Pool

Cool off and have some fun! The Borrego Springs High School pool opens Tuesday June 22. There will be a lifeguard on duty at all times. They will be open six days a week, closed on Monday’s. Hours and days subject to change based on attendance and weather conditions. Pool... — Updated 6/7/2021


'Shadows in the Desert' Documentary Set to Begin Filming in Anza-Borrego Desert in June

Have you or someone you know seen something unexplainable? New documentary, ‘Shadows in the Desert: High Strangeness in the Borrego Triangle’ seeks to investigate strange phenomena in the area, in hopes of uncovering what’s really going on in the desert. The storytellers... — Updated 6/7/2021


Viewpoint: Christmas Circle Water Crisis

As the Christmas Circle Community Park Board of Directors look ahead to yet another water rate increase, it is apparent, we are approaching a point where the funds required to maintain the park will no longer be supported by donations and grants. This will result in our inability... — Updated 6/4/2021

 By Nikki Symington    News

Supervisor Jim Desmond

He’s definitely on a fast track, serving constituents from Oceanside to Borrego Springs. He and his staff move quickly on an issue; he even talks fast. The mission: Get things done. A relative outlier in government, San Diego County District 5 Supervisor Jim Desmond likes... — Updated 6/4/2021


Martha Deichler Honored

A woman who embodies exemplary characteristics, and one who shines a bright light on those who come across her path, was honored as the 2021 Woman of the Year for the 71st Assembly District by Assemblyman Randy Voepel. And that... — Updated 6/4/2021


BWD: Town Hall, Rate Changes

On May 20, the Borrego Water District held its annual Town Hall webinar about “all things water.” A range of topics were covered including Operational Accomplishments during 2020 – 21, the recent Groundwater Adjudication Judgment and last but not least, proposed rate... — Updated 6/3/2021

 By Nikki Symington    News

Salary Issues Continue to Plague the Borrego Springs Fire Protection District

The Borrego Springs Fire Protection District (BSFPD) has agreed to a $100,000 settlement with twenty-five firefighters, following a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit filed, May 2020. According to an order filed on May 11, 2021, in California federal court. U.S. District... — Updated 6/3/2021


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