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Bruce Hebets Succumbs to Illness

Bruce Hebets, age 59, passed away Jan. 10 after a long battle with cancer. Hebets began his career with the San Diego Harbor police rising to the rank of sergeant. After 14 years on patrol, he decided to set out on a new career in healthcare. He became CEO of Borrego Health in... — Updated 2/15/2019


Soroptimist Phone Book

2019 Soroptimist Blue Books are now available for a suggested donation of $7 at local Borrego Springs retailers. Visit Desert Robin, Borrego Outfitters or the Friday Farmer’s Market to get your copy before they’re gone. The Blue Book is a phone book specifically for Borrego... — Updated 2/4/2019


Fundraiser for BASIC – Because It Works

I’ll call her “Anna.” Her mother, a single mom with three kids, works two jobs here in Borrego Springs to help make ends meet. Anna is now a sophomore at a local college, doing very well because of her various well-earned scholarships. But without the financial support from... — Updated 2/4/2019


Supervisor Jim Desmond Hits the Ground Running

Our newly elected 5th District County Supervisor, Jim Desmond, is not letting any grass grow under his feet before moving forward quickly on issues of concern to his District as a whole and Borrego Springs in particular. "I'm... — Updated 2/12/2019


Annual Senior Center Fundraiser

The Borrego Springs Senior Center provides many services to our seniors – a facility for social gatherings, help with questions on health, financial, and legal issues – but perhaps the most direct and critical assistance is providing meals: Over 5,000 meals per year, or about... — Updated 2/4/2019


How Super is the Bloom?

If past is prologue, March should be a great month to appreciate desert blooms throughout Borrego Valley and the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Also great are concerns over traffic congestion when word again goes out, this time... — Updated 2/12/2019


Best Film Winner "Hawaii"

They say it’s the journey, not the destination that counts. So while we never actually see the lead character reach his geographic goal, the wild journey we’re taken on makes up for it. “Hawaii,” directed by Jesus del Cerro, is one of those films that sticks with you on... — Updated 2/7/2019


Borrego Blast – Review by Amy Ream

Since 2002, tandem bicycle enthusiasts have converged on Borrego Springs in January for a weekend of cycling and camaraderie. Last weekend, there were 50-60 cyclists with single and tandem bikes. Some are locals, some snowbirds and rain birds, and some came from Ramona, San Diego,... — Updated 2/7/2019

 By Jolene Nacapuy    News 

Women of Distinction: Martha Deichler, Betsy Knaak

It goes without question that when you empower and educate a girl, you lead her to empowering a nation, and even the world. Point made, as two Borregan women, who are beyond altruistic and kind-hearted, have changed lives for... — Updated 2/12/2019


Rams Hill Victorious

Deciding what you want to eat is difficult, especially when you're trying to weight out which one is better than the other. So how does one judge the best of the best? From the juicy garlic butter shrimp, Asian-style sweet and sour... — Updated 2/12/2019


Montezuma Valley Road, Salton Seaway Closed

Montezuma Valley Road is closed from Palm Canyon to the 6-mile marker due to rock slides covering both lanes. The Salton Seaway is closed from Henderson Canyon to the county line due to flooding. All are advised to stay off the road, or if needed, please proceed with... — Updated 2/15/2019


Mongolian Consul Visits Borrego

"Sain baina uu, Khatagtai, Noyod oo Mongoliig surtalchilsan enekhuu uzesgelen." The rich Mongolian words rolled out of the Consul General's mouth as smoothly as Chef Tom and Pam's rich brown "mutton and marmot" gravy rolled into... — Updated 2/15/2019


Super Bloom Latest: Looks Good

It has already begun. "First bloom has started in the Borrego Badlands (lupine, dune evening primrose, and verbena)," Desert Research Biologist Kate Harper said in her latest Season Bloom Analysis, "where rain in October has given... — Updated 2/15/2019


BSFF Celebrates Its Sixth Season in 2019

Borrego Springs will have the opportunity to enjoy another vibrant Film Festival from January 17 – 21, 2019. Over the span of five days, attendees can view films, participate in panel discussions, attend parties with the... — Updated 1/31/2019


Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

On a cold and crisp New Year's Eve, with rain that day in the Valley and snow up in the mountains, Borregan spirits were high as we said goodbye 2018 and hello 2019. Some did it quietly at home, or with friends, watching the ball... — Updated 1/9/2019


Latest Polar Vortex Sign of Climate Change?

Back in the second week in December, a Borrego weather forecast for Christmas Day said it was going to rain. Ha! That specific, really? It was sunny with not a cloud in the sky How could they possibly know that? Then sure enough,... — Updated 1/5/2019


Oh What Snow!

Yes, those light flakes of frozen water that many Borregans find pleasing to the eye when seen visiting the tops of mountains ranges to the south (Velleceto's), west (San Jacinto's), and north (Santa Rosa's). However, on the last... — Updated 1/11/2019


Luminaries at RoadRunner

The RoadRunner Club held their annual luminaries event Dec. 24.... — Updated 1/14/2019


Anza-Borrego Park: All Systems Go

The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is not affected by the Trump government shut down. As a state park, everything is currently running perfectly with no closures or staff layoffs. Many national parks are still operating, however, are under a “soft” closure, battling the... — Updated 1/9/2019


Borrego Freezes

Borrego has been hit by a cold spell with daily temperatures at the beginning of January in the 50s, dropping down at night to the low 30s, a temperature of 28 degrees being reported on Wednesday Jan. 2, initiating a freeze... — Updated 1/24/2019

 By Michael Sadler    News

Chili Night at the American Legion

We came, we saw, we ate. Chili, that is. And with four different selections on the menu, we didn't even have to choose. A sampling of all four was the order of the evening on Dec. 29 at the American Legion, and dozens of Borregans... — Updated 1/9/2019


Earthquake Shakes Near Ocotillo Wells

A little after 10 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 8, a 3.0-magnitude earthquake struck five miles from Ocotillo Wells, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake had a depth of one kilometer. There are no reports of any damages or injuries.... — Updated 1/10/2019


VIEWPOINT: "Water Conundrum"

By Ray Shindler If you think this is complicated, you would be right. This is written not only for Borregans to understand the issues, but especially for the Water District, the County, the Water Advisory Group, and the irrigators. Why the 2040 timeline and equal allocation reduct... — Updated 1/11/2019


Car Flipped on Montezuma

A car has been turned over on Montezuma Valley Road Monday Jan. 14. CHP and firefighters are currently on the scene. No injuries have been reported. The driver has not been identified at this time. The cause of the flip has not yet been determined.... — Updated 1/23/2019


Chamber Chief Resigns

After eight years of service, Linda Haddock has resigned her position as Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, effective Dec. 31, 2018. "I have done enough," she said at a gathering of appreciative colleagues and community... — Updated 1/24/2019


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