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Soroptimist International: Toast to Borrego

Get your season on: Celebrating the seasonal return of friends and neighbors with 22 unique, themed gift baskets to be raffled off – perfect for the Christmas season’s gift giving; gift certificates from local sponsors; local food, music, arts and artists; and a tribute to... — Updated 12/2/2022

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News 

Nature Watch: "Font's Point"

I could make money sitting with my morning coffee at Calico and answering visitors who ask, "where's the best place to go if I am only here for the day?" But it's such an easy question to answer that I could hardly charge for my... — Updated 12/2/2022

 
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Beware of Scam Calls

With the holidays just around the corner – a time of the year when scammers often strike, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is warning customers to be on the lookout for imposters who pretend to be SDG&E employees over the phone or in person, threatening service disconnections... — Updated 12/2/2022

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News

Nature Watch: "Migrating Birds at Salton Sea"

The roar of 100,000 birds taking flight all at once was both startling and intense. The quiet of the late fall desert morning was shattered as the visiting winter flocks of sandhill cranes and snow geese lifted off from the... — Updated 11/22/2022

 
 By Dennis Mammana    News

The Winter Stars are Coming!

Whenever I spot the constellation Taurus, the bull, rising in the east after dark, I know that winter can't be far behind. Stargazers with a vivid imagination might be able to trace the stars of Taurus into the outline of a bull's... — Updated 11/22/2022

 

Cyclists Set Out To Break Records, 6-12-24 HR WTTC

Cyclists from all around the world participated in the 6-12-24 Hour World Time Trials, Nov. 4 to Nov. 6 These time trials are qualifying events for the Race Across America in the summer, when riders ride through the first timing... — Updated 11/22/2022

 

Anza-Borrego Desert Photo Contest 2023

The Anza-Borrego Foundation is proud to partner with the Borrego Art Institute and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to present the 2023 Anza-Borrego Desert Photo Contest. Submit your photos of the unique and natural beauty of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park between Nov. 1, 2022 and... — Updated 11/18/2022

 

SDGE: Price Changes

The price of energy from San Diego Gas & Electric is expected to rise almost 20 percent per kilowatt-hour come Jan. 1, 2023. That amounts to a 15 percent increase in monthly energy bills, or about $23, for the average residential customer, according to a filing by the utility.... — Updated 11/18/2022

 
 By Martha Deichler    News

Borrego Art Institute Comes Alive on Day of the Dead

As incense wafted through the BAI and candles flickered warmly around the room, dozens of local families and friends came to commune with and remember deceased loved ones. Colorful altars had been constructed earlier in the day to... — Updated 11/18/2022

 

Rams Hill Golf Open

The sky was illuminated with a picturesque hue of blue and pink, highlighting the background for a successful opening night for the Rams Hill Golf Club on Nov. 4. It was a full house with reservations indoors and out. Many enjoyed... — Updated 11/18/2022

 
 By Nikki Symington    News

New Private Well, Potential to Contaminate Public Water Sources

In the process of approving a new residential well in the northern end of the Borrego Springs’ aquifer, problems of increased pollution in a nearby Borrego Water District well, moved the Borrego Water District (BWD) and the Watermaster staff to require the owner install... — Updated 11/14/2022

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News

Nature Watch: "Winter Migrants Arriving"

They're back! Two popular winter visitors have returned to Anza-Borrego. We aren't talking about the snowbirds from Canada or the sunseekers from the coast, but these are real birds. As ice and snow arrive far to the north,... — Updated 11/14/2022

 
 By Dennis Mammana    News

A Cosmic Soap Opera

Did you ever wonder what folks did for entertainment before we had television and social media? Well, before TV and the internet there was radio. And before radio – long before radio – there was... well... the sky. People decad... — Updated 11/14/2022

 

2022 IAC 36 Akrofest Soars Over Borrego

The smell of aviation fuel, the sound of planes soaring through the sky, the sight of pilots doing death defying stunts, the feeling of thrill. Akrofest 2022 was back in Borrego Springs, with 38 pilots competing from near and far,... — Updated 11/14/2022

 

LCDZ Management Change

La Casa Del Zorro Resort and Spa recently announced that they have made a change in its management company to JC Resorts. They are still under the ownership of CWC Casa del Zorro, LLC. As of Sept. 17, a new General Manager has also taken the helm of LCDZ, Vivian Wilkie. “She is... — Updated 11/10/2022

 

Healthcare Focus Added

The mission of the new group is to ensure the availability of quality primary care now and for the foreseeable future in Borrego Springs. The recent challenges of Borrego Health make this a timely and important issue for community involvement. Local primary care is particularly... — Updated 11/10/2022

 

Borrego Days "Wows"

The 2022 56th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival was back again, slated to be better, as it kicked off the new season here in Borrego Springs. Under the leadership of Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Françoise Rhodes,... — Updated 11/10/2022

 

2022 Miss Borrego Springs Crowned

The crowd waited in anticipation to hear whom of the five contestants would be named Miss Borrego 2022 – 23 on Oct. 15. With all the calculation tabulations made by Kathy King, it was time for Master of Ceremonies Fred Jee to... — Updated 11/10/2022

 
 By Dennis Mammana    News

A True 'All-Star' Baseball Game

I remember as a kid sitting in our front room next to our small black-and-white Motorola television set as my dad introduced me to many of the comedy teams of his day. What a treat it was to share laughter with him over such... — Updated 11/10/2022

 

With Whom Do We Share Our Water?

Are any of the plants and animals in our valley dependent upon the same groundwater we humans are? This is the question at the center of a $1M study created by a partnership of the Tubb Canyon Desert Conservancy (TCDC), the University of California, Irvine, and the San Diego... — Updated 11/4/2022

 
 By Ernie Cowan    News

Lawsuit Filed Against Anza-Borrego State Park

The widow of a man who died while hiking in triple-digit summer heat last year has filed a wrongful death suit against Anza-Borrego Desert State Park for negligence and reckless conduct. On June 19, 2021, Donald White, Jr., 68, from Culver City was hiking with a companion into Pal... — Updated 11/4/2022

 

SVP Update

California Senate Bill 1034 was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on Sept. 30, creating a more direct path for County and local officials to assist and consult in locating and securing housing for Sexually Violent Predators. This bill was first introduced in February of this year... — Updated 11/4/2022

 
 By Nikki Symington    News

Supervisors Vote to Transfer BSFPD

Wearing hats as Directors of the San Diego County Fire Protection District (SDCFPD), the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Supervisor Jim Desmond’s request to dissolve the Borrego Springs Fire Protection District (BSFPD) and transfer it to the San Diego County Fire... — Updated 11/2/2022

 
 By Nikki Symington    News

Supervisor Desmond BS Revitalization Committee Updates

“From the very beginning of Jim Desmond’s term as the San Diego County District 5 Supervisor, he has focused on how Borrego Springs works as a small rural community with no local government. He started by bringing County staff members to meet with Borrego residents to... — Updated 11/2/2022

 

Tenth Borrego Springs Film Festival Set for January 12 – 16, 2023

The 10th Annual Borrego Springs Film Festival will take place at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center on January 12 – 16, 2023. The full schedule of films and panel events will be announced on Monday Nov. 7. For the last nine years, the BSFF Committee of volunteers has pre... — Updated 11/2/2022

 

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