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County to Begin Recommended Budget Hearings

The County Board of Supervisors will hold two public hearings next week on the recommended budget for fiscal year 2024 – 25. The first budget hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4. The second hearing takes place in the evening and begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, J... — Updated 6/1/2024

 
 By Sir Milo Loftin    News

New Technology to Improve Emergency Evacuations Countywide

A new technology launched Wednesday that will help streamline the evacuation process during emergencies throughout the region. Evacuation zones powered by Genasys EVAC technology will help emergency managers and dispatchers send out more precise location-based alerts during an... — Updated 6/1/2024

 

Top 100 for BSFF

Congratulations to the Borrego Springs Film Festival for being ranked as one of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway for the month of May! According to reviews from real FilmFreeway users, the Festival ranks in the... — Updated 6/1/2024

 
 By Jim Desmond    News

"The State is Raising Our Electricity Bill"

A few months back, I wrote about the State of California's ill-conceived plan to charge electricity based on income. Thanks to our collective outcry, that proposal was rightfully defeated. However, our voices were not heard loud... — Updated 5/28/2024

 
 By Jim Desmond    News

Community Input Sought for 2024 – 25 County Budget

Over the coming weeks, the County of San Diego will actively seek community input, deliberate, make adjustments, and ultimately adopt the 2024 – 25 budget. This is one of the most important times of the year because it is crucial that we spend taxpayer dollars effectively while m... — Updated 5/28/2024

 

Borrego's New Fudge Makers

The Bosworths, who built a legacy through a quite successful business of selling more than just fudge, have officially handed the reins over of the ever so loved, Bighorn Fudge Co. Their legacy, that has been built by the love of t... — Updated 5/26/2024

 
 By Kate Harper    News

Flower Watch with Kate Harper

As of March 24, 2024 (press deadline), the Henderson Canyon Flower Fields are past their peak flower show. However, beautiful blooms abound among the drying leaves. Be sure to wander the fields to experience the variety, shapes,... — Updated 4/24/2024

 

Youth and Seniors Center Partners with Meals on Wheels

The Borrego Springs Youth and Seniors Center (BSYSC) has a new partner in their Senior Nutrition Program. Meals on Wheels San Diego County (MoW) has begun bringing meals to Borrego Springs on a weekly basis. After more than 30 years of delivering meals to the homebound seniors of... — Updated 4/15/2024

 

Community Resource Center Celebrates One Year

The Borrego Springs Community Resource Center (CRC) is approaching its one-year anniversary and is busier than ever. One year ago, in April 2023, the Borrego Valley Endowment Fund (BVEF) announced the newly incorporated CRC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit California corporation, received... — Updated 4/15/2024

 

SDG&E's Charitable Investments Makes An Impact in 2023

On March 27, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) released its 2023 Giving Impact Snapshot, providing a year in review of its shareholder funded charitable investments and employee volunteerism efforts within the communities of San Diego and South Orange County region. SDG&E nearly... — Updated 4/15/2024

 

AMI and Town Hall Updates

Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI): Plans are being finalized and implementation planned for mid-late April on a 100 Meter AMI Pilot. While waiting for the full 2,100 meter order to be filled, the three month Pilot will allow for the Vendor to activate/test the system on a... — Updated 4/14/2024

 

Letters of Support Needed for Proposed Location of New County Fire Station and Clinic

The Committee to Ensure Primary Care, a subcommittee of County Supervisor Jim Desmond's Revitalization Committee, has proposed that the new County Fire Station and a medical clinic be located on donated land next to the Borrego... — Updated 4/12/2024

 

Solar Eclipse Passes Through

For a few moments on April 8, millions across the country will put on those special eclipse glasses before looking up to catch the first total solar eclipse we’ve had in years. San Diego County was one of the best places in California to experience the eclipse with 55% of the s... — Updated 4/8/2024

 
 By Shauni Lyles    News

Bee Safe, Don't Get Stung This Spring

During springtime, the flowers bloom and the bees are busy. Here are some simple tips to make sure you don’t get stung. The biggest one is – do not disturb them. And if they’re already disturbed, move away to a safer location! This time of year, sightings of honey bee swarm... — Updated 4/7/2024

 

New Smart Meter Installed

Borrego Water District General Manager Geoff Poole and Dustin Rivas install a the first automatic metering infrastructure system on March 19 on Verbena Drive. BWD will now be able to monitor their customers usage from their... — Updated 4/6/2024

 

Climate Credit to Offset SDG&E Bills

San Diego Gas & Electric residential customers will get a break on their energy bill, thanks to the California Climate Credit program administered by the California Public Utilities Commission as part of the state’s effort to fight climate change. In April, residential electric c... — Updated 4/3/2024

 

Smart Water Meter Pilot Underway

Using a State of California Proposition 68 Grant, the Borrego Water District is in the process of initiating installation of Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) to conserve water thru early Customer leak detection and correction. AMI system are widely used in San Diego County... — Updated 4/2/2024

 

ABF Community Wildflower Bloom Update

Visitors from around the country and the world continue to trickle into the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to take a glimpse and enjoy the wildflower bloom. The bloom has been growing with rainfall making its way to Borrego and warmer weather. But with that, it also means the... — Updated 4/2/2024

 

Parade Marches On

Have you heard? The Borrego Days Parade will be back, marching down Palm Canyon once again after a three-year hiatus. The Parade theme this year will be, “Celebrating Our Local Veterans” Honor. Respect. Freedom. The parade committee will be working closely with the Borrego Spr... — Updated 4/1/2024

 

Mongolia and Borrego Springs Partners Again

On a Zoom call with San Diego County Supervisor (District 5) Jim Desmond on March 25, Borrego Springs Honorary Mayor Daniel Wright and E. Khatanbaatar, the Council Rep from Bayanzurkh District, Ulaanbaatar City, Mongolia, signed a... — Updated 4/1/2024

 

Garden Tour A Success

The annual Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association's Garden Tour sold a whopping 657 tickets this year, coming close to a record of 780 from the great bloom year of 2019. Betsy Knaak, ABDNHA Executive Director, says it was... — Updated 3/29/2024

 
 By Martha Deichler    News

Rotary Fundraiser Hits New High

The Borrego Springs Rotary Club held its annual fundraiser on Saturday, March 24, at the Roadrunner Club. What was supposed to be an outdoor dance under the stars at the DreamWeaver Amphitheater, turned out to be an indoor event due to inclement weather and the quick thinking of D... — Updated 3/27/2024

 

ABF Presents Award

On Saturday March 16, the Anza-Borrego Foundation presented the annual "Desert Warrior Awards" to Maurice Bud" Getty and Mark Jorgensen, who have been fighting to conserve Anza-Borrego Desert State Park for the past 60 years. The "... — Updated 3/25/2024

 

Hawks, Vultures Fly In

The annual Hawkwatch is nearing completion, and the number of Swainson's hawks are still making their way through Borrego Springs on their journey north. This year's official kickoff of the Hawkwatch began on February 21. And on th... — Updated 3/24/2024

 

Crash Claims A Life

One person is dead and six others were injured on March 22 in a four-vehicle crash. The incident occurred around 8:47 p.m. on State Route Highway 78 and Borrego Springs Road, according to California Highway Patrol. Three motorcyclists and one vehicle were involved in the crash,... — Updated 3/23/2024

 

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