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The Kiwanis-International Borrego Springs’ grapefruit stand will open Monday Dec. 3. Help the Kiwanis by buying your grapefruit there. Proceeds go toward helping underprivileged children in the community, such as backpack lunches for our elementary school students. Kiwanis is... — Updated 12/13/2018


Mini-Bloom in Borrego

It now seems but a distant and faded memory, but back on Oct. 13, Borrego Valley got some rain. Not a lot, but enough to produce the germination of annuals in five locations between the Salton Sea and Borrego Springs. Fred and Carl... — Updated 12/3/2018

 By Michael Sadler    News 

Forgive Them, For They Know Not What They Do

Off-road motorcycling is both fun and challenging. And riding where none have ridden before can be part of a freedom-inducing experience. Not included with the license to ride, however, is the unfettered license to destroy. While t... — Updated 12/12/2018

 By Michael Sadler    News 

WHAT NEXT... Borrego Water Situation

With the defeat of Proposition 3 in our recent mid-term elections, at least one central question remains about how our community and the County will pay for farmland purchase and fallowing to bring our Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) into compliance by Jan. 2020. This and ot... — Updated 12/3/2018


Grand Opening

In just a few weeks, Borrego Springs' long-awaited brand new County library, sheriff's station and park will have their formal debut Dec. 8 from noon to 3 p.m. All are invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebrate a series... — Updated 12/12/2018

 By Michael Sadler    News 

Rain Brings Relief, Hope

With no appreciable rain in December for three out of the last five years, the gentle but fairly steady rain episodes in Borrego on Dec. 5 (and Nov. 29) provided a total of a little over an inch, and it came as welcome relief. For... — Updated 12/12/2018


Hikers Stranded on Trail

A father and son were forced to spend Sunday night Dec. 9, in a Borrego Springs canyon, after being unable to hike their way out, according to sheriff’s officials. At 7:07 p.m., the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department received a call from the hiker’s wife, who said her... — Updated 12/12/2018


Heating Up at ABDNHA's Annual Chili Fest

Staring off the month of December on a great note, once again, the delicious homemade Chili Fest did not disappoint. With friendly conversations, desserts and chili. Lots of it. At the annual event hosted by the Anza-Borrego... — Updated 12/12/2018


An Opening So Grand

The number of cool and interesting features in the new Library Complex – library, sheriff's sub-station, park – are so numerous that it would take this entire newspaper to detail them all. The Grand Opening Saturday Dec. 8,... — Updated 12/13/2018

 By Michael Sadler    News

Borregans Lose their Cool as SDG&E Bills Soar

Like Icarus on his winged flight and crispy ending into the sun, Borregans likewise felt the unrelenting heat (and humidity) over the summer. And with no thanks to SDG&E electricity rate structures, the collective discomfort was exacerbated by severe penalties for usage during the... — Updated 11/30/2018


Borrego on the Ballot

Of the 11 voter initiatives and local measures on the November ballot, there are three of special note for Borrego Springs voters. First, the passage of an $8.8 billion water bond initiative, Proposition 3, will positively affect Borregans directly and significantly by helping to... — Updated 11/2/2018


Measure GG: For our schools

As Superintendent of the Borrego Springs Unified School District, I am writing to inform you about an extremely important proposition on the upcoming November ballot –Measure GG. Measure GG will provide the school district with much needed assistance to renovate and improve its... — Updated 11/2/2018

 By Michael Sadler    News

The Great Debate: Desmond vs. Gomez

While Borregan officials and volunteers had proper focus on the opening of the Borrego Days Parade the following morning, the two candidates running for District 5 County Supervisor – Republican Jim Desmond and Democrat Michelle... — Updated 11/2/2018


Sue Salt: A Borregan Lifetime of Achievement

If you want to meet a woman who truly exemplifies what it means to be a Borregan, Sue Salt is a shining example. In the Borrego Days Parade, Salt rode down Palm Canyon Drive and then received the Chamber's Lifetime Achievement Awar... — Updated 11/2/2018


Rotary Club Breakfast Kicks off Borrego Days

In keeping with tradition, the Rotary Club of Borrego Springs held its Friday morning breakfast on Oct. 19 at Caldwell-Banker to jumpstart Borrego Days activities. The event not only brought sustenance to a hungry crowd, but also... — Updated 11/2/2018

 By Jolene Nacapuy    News

Pints 4 the Park

The third annual 'Pints 4 the Park' fundraiser drew in quite the crowd Oct. 20, as the sold out event, held in the courtyard outside of Borrego Outfitters, brought many people from the community to support a good cause. "It was... — Updated 11/2/2018


Festival Harvests Fun in Borrego Springs

In their pre-Halloween costume glory, kids from around the Valley played games of skill and chance, watched a Christian-themed puppet show and listened to the story of Jonah and the Whale, connected with a pitch that dunked an adul... — Updated 11/2/2018

 By Michael Sadler    News

6-12-24 Endurance Cycle Race

On any given warm Fall day of your choice, get on your bicycle at exactly 5 p.m. and head for San Francisco. You've got 24 hours to get there, 531 miles north, and you can stop only infrequently but not sleep. That's slightly less... — Updated 11/14/2018


DAY OF THE DEAD – DIA DE LOS MUERTOS, A Celebration of Lives

By Martha Deichler Patricia, recently widowed with two grown daughters, sat solemnly by her first altar, “ofrenda,” to her beloved husband at a Day of the Dead Celebration in Borrego Springs 12 years ago. In front of her was a rather simple yet colorful altar complete with... — Updated 11/2/2018


Ballot Decision Summary: What is Prop 3, Measures PP & GG?

A critical mid-term election cycle is on the minds of tens of millions of Americans from sea to shining sea, including those of voters here in Borrego Springs. On the November ballot, Borregans are faced with three significant yes/no decisions – Propositions 3, Measure-PP, and... — Updated 11/14/2018


Community Choice Energy: Is it right for Borrego?

Community Choice (Energy) Aggregation, or CCA, is on the rise in California, with cities up and down the state opting for an alternative to “the only game in town,” namely their utility provider. The program requires that CCA be requested by elected officials, and it turns... — Updated 11/14/2018


Borrego Days Roaring Success

Biggest, Better, Best What a parade, what a festival! Patchy white clouds set against the backdrop of a clear blue sky, and under ideal daytime temperatures no less, gave all of the approximately 17,000 attendees who had their... — Updated 11/19/2018


Halloween Festivities in Borrego Springs

We may be a small town, but the uniqueness of Borregan Halloween costumes at the library Oct. 31 revealed a quality-over-quantity focus, and we match up well against those big-city dwellers. Children and adults alike began with... — Updated 11/28/2018


Celebration of the Dead – Dia De Los Muertos

For children, especially those in costume, the Day of the Dead shows up a lot like Halloween, but for adults, Dia de Los Muertos has a deeper meaning. Steeped in Mexican-Central American tradition, the observance is a means of... — Updated 11/14/2018


CVB Ribbon Cutting

It was another beautiful late afternoon in Borrego, as many enjoyed the rare Thursday Sundowner held at The Mall. Chamber of Commerce members and guests across the Valley welcomed Community Valley Bank (CVB), its officers and... — Updated 11/28/2018


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