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 By Michael Sadler    News 

Hal Hawkins: Art With A Story To Tell

His paintings of airplanes now grace the walls of The Propeller, our newest restaurant soon to open at the airport. He also has a gallery in town, his 5th in Borrego, where he displays his artwork and has begun teaching. Hal... — Updated 2/11/2020

 By Bella Murphy    News 

Brian Jones Visits

On Saturday Feb. 1, the Library hosted a local non-profit expo and a Town Hall with State Senator of the 38th District Brian Jones. Each organization had representatives that were eager to share information about what they do and... — Updated 2/11/2020


BWD Happenings

It was a full morning on Jan. 28 covering BWD Board agenda items, and here are the highlights: The first person to speak at the board meeting was Borrego Unified School District Superintendent Mark Stevens making his presentation on the high school’s water well situation. He... — Updated 2/11/2020

 By Bella Murphy    News 

Hello, Borrego Springs

As a new member of the Borrego Springs community, I would like to say hello. My name is Bella and I'm a writer. My husband and I moved here last fall from San Diego, and we've been thanking ourselves every day since. As an artist/w... — Updated 2/11/2020


Taste of Borrego: Carlee's Double Win

Eight local chefs and staffers from restaurants in Borrego Springs put their skills to the test and relied on the taste buds of those in attendance at the 9th Annual Taste of Borrego, an event sponsored by the Rotary Club, held at... — Updated 2/11/2020


Fudge Factory Robbery

Police are searching for the suspect who broke into the Bighorn Fudge Factory the night of Jan. 27, stealing an undisclosed amount of cash and checks, before fleeing after the three-minute robbery. At around 7 a.m. on Jan. 28, during their regular round, the pharmacy’s IT... — Updated 2/11/2020


Lenticular Clouds

This is an excerpt from "A Natural History of the Anza-Borrego Region, Then & Now," by Mike Wells and Marie Simovich, Sunbelt Press Lenticular clouds are frequently seen over desert mountain ranges. They are lens-shaped and... — Updated 1/31/2020


BWD Happenings, Questions for WMB Candidates

There was a full agenda on tap at the Jan. 14 Board meeting at BWD, and highlights include the appointment of Director Dave Duncan to sit on the Water Master Board (WMB), with Kathy Dice as the alternate under the terms of the Stipulated Judgment. Flood control repairs were... — Updated 1/31/2020


SDG&E Outage

On Feb. 5 from approximately 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., SDG&E will use the Borrego Springs microgrid to power the Borrego Springs community while they perform maintenance work on the transmission system. Power outages are not expected, but if there is an interruption of service, SDG&E... — Updated 1/31/2020


WMB Rep Selection

In an agreement reached between negotiating parties to the recently released Stipulated Judgment and accompanying Groundwater Management Plan, the five-member Board of Directors at the Borrego Water District will make the selection of who is best-qualified to serve as our... — Updated 1/31/2020

 By Michael Sadler    News

Super Bloom Status Report

With the New Year and what seems to be a lot of rain so far this season, hopes for another Super Bloom are high. Wildflower explosions are nothing short of spectacular here in the desert, and we want to share the experience with... — Updated 1/28/2020


BVA Launches Website

The Borrego Village Association has produced in partnership with local organizations and individuals the website to tell the story of Borrego and promote our place-based authenticity to a global audience of travelers. The website showcases the unique... — Updated 1/28/2020


BWD Reviews Stip Public Comments, WMB Selection Process

With the Stipulated Judgment (the Stip, and its accompanying Groundwater Management Plan (GMP, formerly GSP and all but identical) becoming official last month after public review and comment, Borrego Water District General Manager Geoff Poole and attorney Steve Anderson... — Updated 1/28/2020


Brian Jones Town Hall

Our State Senator for the 38th District Republican Brian Jones, will hold a Town Hall meeting at the Library Saturday, Feb. 1, split into two sessions – the first a Local Nonprofit Expo from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and the second will be a Q&A from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Senator... — Updated 1/28/2020


Prep for Borrego Bloom Begins

Early logistical preparations for either a flower bloom in March, or perhaps even a Super Bloom are underway, and as was the case last year, Borregans will be ready for both. The Super Bloom of 2017 caught everyone by surprise,... — Updated 1/23/2020


Hawk Watch 2020

The annual Borrego Valley Hawkwatch is about to take flight, and leaders of the event are looking for volunteers to assist with monitoring the migration of Swainson's Hawks as they pass through Borrego Springs. Organizer Hal Cohen... — Updated 1/23/2020


Duncan Hunter Resigns

After 11 years representing Borrego Springs in the 50th Congressional District, Republican Duncan Hunter submitted his resignation on Jan. 7, one month after pleading guilty to a corruption charge, leaving empty one of the few remaining GOP seats in California. Hunter’s... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Michael Sadler    News

In Trouble vs. In Compliance: The Salton Sea and Borrego Valley

In two separate presentations on air quality at UCI's Steele-Burnand Research Center, scientists from the Department of Earth System Science at UC Irvine made clear not only the air quality trouble the Salton Sea is in now, and... — Updated 1/23/2020


Coyote Steakhouse Openings

The Coyote Steakhouse at the Palms at Indian Head has revised its opening schedule. It is now open seven days a week, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with happy hour every day from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., including complimentary hors d’oeuvers. David Leibert, co-owner said, “Business is... — Updated 1/23/2020


Palm Canyon Oasis Burns

A grove of palm trees, a popular sight to see while on the Palm Canyon Trailhead, were set on fire Jan. 18, but the cause is still unknown. According to Mark Jorgensen, who visited First Grove the day after the last burn (which he... — Updated 1/23/2020


Exec. Director Leaves Chamber

The Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce has announced that Valeen Szabo is no longer the executive director, as of Jan. 10. President of the Board Clint Brandin said it was a difficult decision to make, but thanks her for the work she has done for the Chamber, wishing her the... — Updated 1/23/2020


Book Review: "A Natural History of the Anza-Borrego Region"

“A Natural History of the Anza-Borrego Region” is a new book that just about any desert rat has dreamed of for years. Borrego residents Mile Wells and Marie Simovich have distilled a lifetime of knowledge into a 225-page book that’s a dream come true for those who love the... — Updated 1/23/2020


Dollar General Dilemma

The Borrego Springs rumor mill had it right. Dollar General is looking to open a store in Borrego Springs. Already posting help wanted ads online for an assistant store manager and retail clerks for their Borrego Springs store, proposed for the intersection of Palm Canyon Drive... — Updated 1/23/2020


Motorcycle Accident

Chuck Blandy, 66, a well-known fixture of Borrego Springs was found lifeless near the 1100 block of Tilting T Drive, between the Borrego Springs and Club Circle resorts on Dec. 23 at around 8:15 a.m. He went riding on a 2003 Suzuki Enduro motorcycle borrowed from a friend at... — Updated 1/23/2020


De Anza Dining Hours: Change

Effective Jan. 12, the Coyote Den at the de Anza Country Club will cease dinner service Sunday through Tuesday. The new hours are as follows: Sunday – Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.... — Updated 1/23/2020


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