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 By Dennis Mammana    News

The Summer Triangle

With the brilliant moon in our sky this week, stargazers must settle for viewing bright stars. And there are no brighter stars of the season than those of the summer triangle, now appearing low in the eastern sky after dark. The... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Dennis Mammana    News

My Favorite Star of Summer

"If you've seen one star, you've seen 'em all." That's a phrase I've heard many times over my long astronomy career. I suppose it's true to one who seldom peers at the nighttime sky. It's too bad, though, because we who spend more... — Updated 7/6/2021


ABDSP Closes Trails

The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has announced that due to the extreme heat, Hellhole Canyon, the Slot and Borrego Palm Canyon will be closed until further notice.... — Updated 6/30/2021


Welcome Back: Borrego Days Goes On

It’s happening, mark those calendars. The 2021 55th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival is back, and is slated to be better, with just a few changes. After the decision to cancel the Festival for the first time since its inception due to the unforeseen circumstances of the... — Updated 6/30/2021

 By Robert Galliano    News

California Law Attorney: Make Sure Your Digital Assets Don't Die When You Do!

The issue of “digital assets” and what happens to them after we are gone is a fairly new concern in our high-tech society. Digital assets refer to any electronic record that a person might own or control, such as social media accounts, online photos, email accounts, websites,... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Nature Watch: "Palo Verde"

There's a remote desert wash named for this tree, a couple of them provide shade at the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center, and there's even plans for a local festival featuring this tree. We are talking about the blue... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Michael Sadler    News

Race Across the West

The temperature in Borrego Springs on Saturday June 17 reached 117º F as Shane Trotter raced quickly down the "Glass Elevator," aka the Montezuma Grade. He was one of the two "Speed Cowboys" in the 928-mile Race Across the West... — Updated 6/29/2021


Earthquake Near Borrego

A magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck near Borrego Springs in the early morning of June 14. The temblor struck a little before 5:30 a.m., roughly 7.8 miles north-northeast of Borrego Springs, at a depth of about 6.8 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Reports on the USGS ... — Updated 6/24/2021


City Council Approves 10-Year Deal with SDG&E

The San Diego City Council gave final approval on June 8 to a 10-year agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric to provide energy services to city residents and businesses, with the option of extending it another 10 years following that first decade. The City Council gave its... — Updated 6/24/2021


High Temps, Hiker Dies

Triple-digit temperatures with the dire need to stay inside and the cooling AC or swamp cooler blasting away, it is safe to say summer is here. Southern California has been hit by the high temperatures, with the forecast calling for the system to bring in a prolonged heat wave... — Updated 6/24/2021


Statewide Flex Alert Issued by Cal ISO

A statewide Flex Alert has been issued for June 17 as temperatures continue to soar in California. The request to voluntarily reduce power use by California’s power grid manager is the first of several steps that Cal ISO might take to avoid power interruptions in the nation’s... — Updated 6/24/2021

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Our Wobbly Earth

Of all the stars in the heavens, one appears to stand firmly in place. It's not the brightest of stars, as many people believe. It's actually the 48th brightest star, and you will have trouble finding it from under the light... — Updated 6/24/2021

 By Sally Walsh    News

Preservation of Galleta Meadows, Sculptures

Ricardo Breceda's 130 metal sculptures are an iconographical part of Borrego Springs visual landscape and a monumental artistic heritage for the area. Originally, philanthropist Dennis Avery purchased the land for conservation,... — Updated 6/21/2021


CLOSURE NOTICE: Borrego Palm Canyon Trail

The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has announced due to excessive heat in the desert, Borrego Palm Canyon Trail will be closed daily from 11 a.m. to sunrise the following day starting June 8, through Sept. 30, 2021. Any hiking in... — Updated 6/18/2021


SDG&E Offers Tips to Stay Cool, Save on Energy During Heat Wave

As an extended heat wave enters the region and blankets the Southwest, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is offering tips to help local residents keep their home cool while also saving on their energy bill. Tips to Stay Cool - Take the heat out of the kitchen by cooking outside. -... — Updated 6/16/2021


Ten Hot Weather Tips

It’s starting to feel like summer here in the Park! The temperatures are rising, and the amount of Park visitors are falling. Animals, like the Bighorn Sheep, start making their way closer to water sources, including those living in Coyote Canyon, which will be closed from June... — Updated 6/15/2021


Restaurant Review: The Propeller

I thought it was time to visit The Propeller Bar & Grill at the Borrego Valley Airport, as I have been reading the many comments on Facebook, and have also been waiting three years for it to open. Upon entering the restaurant,... — Updated 6/14/2021


San Diego Gives Final Approval to SDG&E Utilities Deal

The San Diego City Council gave final approval Tuesday to a 10-year agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric to provide energy services to city residents and businesses, with the option of extending it another 10 years following that first decade. The City Council gave its initial... — Updated 6/14/2021


Meta Skin Studio Opens

The Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce held a small, intimate gathering for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new business in Borrego, Meta Skin Studio, located at The Mall. This ceremony was the first ribbon cutting event... — Updated 5/21/2021


Ranchita Burns, Yeti Survives

After a tragic fire broke out, causing over $350,000 worth of damages to the Montezuma Valley Market in Ranchita on April 18, a family is now attempting to rebuild what was lost. Crews responded to the fire at around 1:30 a.m.,... — Updated 5/7/2021


Borrego Salutes

A Grateful Community Drives Home a Message of Thanks – The Community is grateful to CalFire and local fire department paramedics for stepping up to provide local COVID-19 vaccinations in Borrego Springs. On April 18, Borregans tu... — Updated 5/6/2021

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Borrego Bat Research

Let's call him the Batman of Borrego. While Don Endicott is not a caped crusader, he is a self-taught naturalist who is fiercely dedicated to studying and protecting nature and wildlife. You could also call him the bighorn census t... — Updated 5/6/2021


Montezuma Valley Market Update

Thank you so much!! We are getting a lot of attention and support. We are moving forward with purchasing the lot. This way all the rebuild will be ours. Clean up has started and we've completed a walk through with our general contractor on whats needed. Unfortunately everything... — Updated 5/6/2021


Celebrate Earth Day Every Day!

We hope you awesomely celebrated Earth Day last week! As much as we love honoring it each year, we think it is a day that should be celebrated every day! We asked some of our Parks’ experts on their best tips for how to celebrate Earth Day every day, and here is what they had... — Updated 5/4/2021

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Why Doesn't the Moon Rotate?

Here we are, already at the end of April, and with this season comes some beautiful evening weather to help us enjoy our night sky viewing. This week, the full moon illuminates our sky on Monday, April 26, and as the full moon... — Updated 5/4/2021


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