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Font's Point

Few people would disagree that Font's Point is one of Anza-Borrego's iconic locations. Visitors to Borrego Springs who ask, "where's the best place to go to see the desert," are usually sent there. The spectacular overlook offers... — Updated 10/17/2019


The Propeller

The Propeller Restaurant at the Borrego Springs Valley Airport is scheduled to open between mid- to end of October. A spokesman for the restaurant told the Sun, “We are hoping to open for Borrego Days, but there is still a lot of work to be done, so we will s... — Updated 10/3/2019


54th Borrego Days Desert Festival

Rotary Club-Sponsored breakfast held at Coldwell Banker Friday Oct. 18, 6:30 a.m. Parade Staging/Roads Begin Closing: Approximately 7 a.m. Saturday Oct. 19 Roads Officially Close/Hard Close: 9:30 a.m. Be within the parking perimeter by 9:15 a.m. (Confirmation in the Oct. 3 issue... — Updated 10/3/2019


BSR Golf Course: CLOSED

In a surprise announcement on Friday Sept. 20, the golf course at the Borrego Springs Resort will not reopen for the 2019 – 20 season; the closure has also affected golf course operations at the Resort-owned Club Circle East. All Resort golf club staff and maintenance personnel... — Updated 10/3/2019


LCDZ Unaffected

San Diego’s Cohn Restaurant Group issued a press release Tuesday Sept. 24 re: the Patio Group of Restaurants, which were operated by Gina Champion Cain, accused of defrauding investors out of $300 million. They confirmed that La Casa del Zorro will continue to be operated by... — Updated 10/3/2019


Akrofest 2019 Returns to Borrego Skies

Mark your calendars for Oct. 10 – 12, the weekend before the 54th Annual Borrego Days Parade & Festival for the Hammerhead Roundup, a.k.a Akrofest 2019. Chapter 36 of the International Aerobatic Club (IAC-36) is heading up... — Updated 10/17/2019

 By Michael Sadler    News 

Hideout Reopens

If it rained, the bar closed. That's because it was then purely a biker bar, and bikers either alone or en mass don't ride for recreation in the rain. And the place was not open on the weekend. In mid-September, however, Josie's... — Updated 10/3/2019


Bill Wright Passes

It is with great sadness to be informed of the recent passing of Bill Wright. Wright, the champion of all things good in Borrego Springs, passed away peacefully Oct. 1 at the age of 88.... — Updated 10/17/2019


Festival in Countdown Mode

Fifty-four years and counting, still going strong, the Borrego Springs seasonal opening event is a "don't miss" fun-fest. Far from your average hometown parade, prepare to be wowed as the 54th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival... — Updated 10/17/2019


TOT UP 33%

The numbers for FY 2018 – 19 are in from the County treasurer-tax collector on Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) revenue. Not only did the latest revenue from all over the County (from hotels and motels, resorts, camping fees in the... — Updated 10/17/2019


Ladder-Backed Woodpecker

Anyone with sand in their shoes from wandering about the desert will tell you there are some unique plants and animals only found here. Ocotillo and cactus, native palms, sidewinder rattlesnakes, bighorn sheep, various lizards and... — Updated 10/17/2019

 By Michael Sadler    News 

GSP Part 2: Land Fallowing

There are six "Projects and Management Action Items" identified in the Draft Final Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) made public on Aug. 30. The ultimate goal of the GSP is to serve as a successful framework/planning document f... — Updated 10/17/2019


Lifetime Achievement Award: Sylvana Meeks

The Chamber of Commerce announced the recipient of the Borrego Springs 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, and it will be presented to Sylvana Meeks at Christmas Circle following the Borrego Days Parade on Oct. 19. Meeks, co-owner of... — Updated 10/17/2019


Volunteer of the Year: Judy Coyle

She is an avid tap dancer and facilitates the Ballet & Tap class at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center, also serving on the Board of Directors, helping to bring a rich assortment of music, drama, and comedy to... — Updated 10/17/2019

 By Michael Sadler    News 

Akrofest Back in Town

The skies were clear and the sun shone bright on just another beautiful day for stunt flying in Borrego. The International Aerobatic Club's Akrofest, hosted by Chapter 36's Paul Miko, had Borregans' eyes to the skies during their... — Updated 10/17/2019

 By Michael Sadler    News 

GSP Advisory Committee Recommends GSP Adoption

In a landmark meeting at the library on Oct. 4, members of the Borrego Springs Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Advisory Committee expressed their individual opinion as to whether or not to adopt the GSP as the framework... — Updated 10/17/2019


Supervisor Jim Desmond, Grand Marshal

San Diego County District 5 Supervisor Jim Desmond will be riding in the parade of this year's Borrego Days Desert Festival, his first as our Grand Marshal. As Grand Marshal, he'll be "honoring the contributions of Bill Wright to... — Updated 10/17/2019

 By Jolene Nacapuy    News 

Miss Borrego 2019: Danielle Del Bono

All eyes were on the stage as the crowd in the Borrego Springs High School gym in anticipation of who of the seven contestants would be named Miss Borrego 2019 – 20 on Oct. 12 With all the calculations tabulated by Kathy King,... — Updated 10/17/2019


Sponsor Group Meets to Vote on Key Issues

The Sponsor Group met on Oct. 3 in the Library Community Room, and Clint Brandin announced the passing of Bill Wright two days prior. Four important agenda items were discussed: 1) A temporary paratrooper landing zone grading permit south of the airport; 2) Rams Hill’s proposed... — Updated 10/17/2019


Frying Up Proceeds for the Bojorquez Family

Kesling's Kitchen was packed Friday evening, Aug. 16, and Chef Tom gave credit to the Borrego community for its fundraising support to the Bojorquez family whose home was destroyed in a fire on July 7. "Many thanks to all of you,"... — Updated 9/4/2019


Supervisor Desmond Shadeway

A new development/project will soon be coming to Borrego Springs, just one of the many areas in District 5, which also include Bonsall, Fallbrook, North County, San Dieguito and Twin Oaks. In the press release given by San Diego Co... — Updated 10/3/2019


The House of Borrego Springs is Back

Approximately a year and a half ago, the first Borrego Springs mid-century modern home furnishings and accessories business closed its doors for a well-deserved long-term hiatus, and focused its selling efforts on vintage markets in the Palm Springs area. The House of Borrego... — Updated 9/4/2019


Canine Sniffs Out Hiding Suspect

On Aug. 7, leading San Diego County Sheriff's deputies on a short pursuit, a man riding a stolen motorcycle tried to hide in the backyard of a house on Double O Road in Borrego Springs. The motorcycle was reported stolen from a... — Updated 10/3/2019


Kids Ice Cream Social at LCDZ – A Tasty, Magical Time!

Lights, music, balloons, gallons of ice cream and the finest painted faces were evident, as La Casa del Zorro Resort and Spa hosted and celebrated the first seasonal Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce Ice Cream Social. The event... — Updated 9/4/2019


Where is CVB Going?

Community Valley Bank is currently in the process of moving locations from 587 Palm Canyon Drive to 571 #A Palm Canyon Drive. The new location is the previous sheriff’s substation building on the west side of The Mall. CVB took over Umpqua Bank in July 2018. The reason for the... — Updated 9/4/2019


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