January 12, 2022
Chamber of Commerce
OPEN Monday through Friday - 10 AM until 2 PM
CLOSED Monday 1/17 in observance of
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Call 760-767-5555 or BorregoChamberDirector@gmail.com
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Chamber of Commerce

The Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce
Certified Farmers Market
Every Friday at Christmas Circle
8 AM - Noon
Pets must be leashed and picked up after!
Masks for vaccinated optional, CDC continues to promote
that those unvaccinated wear a mask.

To schedule a vaccine, booster or flu shot visit
Locate a testing site near you at

Borrego Springs Community Clean-Up Volunteer Group
is a dedicated group of volunteers out and about the community on a regular basis picking up loose papers, bottles, cans and general trash that's been left to blow in the wind.
The team leader is Lynn Pierce with supplies needed donated by the
Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce. 
If you would like to participate or send a note of appreciation,
please do so at lpierce1648@gmail.com
We thank them for helping to keep Borrego beautiful!

Message from our Honorary Co-Mayors

Here we are.

Year-end festivities are in the past. Decorations have been put away. Even the cold winter weather may be waning. It sure was chilly over the past couple of weeks as yesterday was 77 degrees. An early January tease. I loved the warmth. Can’t wait for
consistent warm weather. It will come soon enough.
There sure were a lot of tourists over the past couple of weeks.
The town was hopping. We actually had to wait for traffic to pass. This was a prelude to Spring. It looks like we will have a lot of visitors this year, with or without a super bloom.
Businesses look forward to the annual influx of snowbirds,
weekenders and campers. Whether we like it or not, we live
 in a tourist town.
The winter and spring visitors allow our town to survive. Just like the flora and fauna, this is the season to get our affairs in order so that we can survive the summer.
Summer is always just around the corner. Summer is when
we “get our town back.”
We love the peace it brings. Part of why we live here.

Jim and Anne Wermers

President's Club Video Feature

Law Office of Ellen F. Gross APC

3224 East Star Road
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
(619) 851-7987

Solo law office dedicated to employment law and workplace investigations for employers. Gross is an AWI-CH and has been practicing law for over 30 years.

Professional HOA Consultants, Inc. (PHOAC) prides itself on the highest level of standards in Community Association Management. Our team of highly respected CCAM and CMCA certified managers, paired with a refined and efficient support staff creates a powerhouse leader within the industry. We are ever changing to better exceed our clients needs while redefining the expectations of the trade.

8181 Mission Gorge Rd, San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 229-0044
Or visit phoac.com

Borrego in the News!

Help Us Solve This Mystery

The Chamber recently received this email -

Hello, on May 7, 1952 my dad crashed landed his airplane in an area that he called Borrego. I don't know if it was Borrego Springs, Anza Borrego or what but that is all that he wrote on the photo. I am interested in finding that crash site and wondered if you can help me get an idea by the view of the mountains and the house and the dirt road.
My dad's name was Donald Buck. That is my grandpa standing on top of the plane and his name was Dorman Price. Although it doesn't look like it from the picture because it had been painted since the war, that was A World War II trainer called a Fairchild PT-19. The plane developed engine trouble and my dad was lucky that he was able to land it without being killed. However, the airplane was totaled.
Thank you,

If you have any idea's where this might be in Borrego send them to borregochamberdirector@gmail.com


Starting late on January 13th appointments will be available myturn.ca.gov for Covid vaccination at the Borrego Springs library on January 19th. 

Mask Confusion

 Statewide Indoor Masking Requirement Regardless of Vaccination Status
  1. Due to increasing cases and the new Omicron variant, masking will be required in all indoor facilities beginning (12/15).
  • This is specific to the time frame of 12/15/21 – 2/15/22.
Mega Events: Pre-Event COVID-19 Testing Requirement (Mega Events are defined
as 10,000 for outdoor and 1,000 for indoor events)
  1. PCR Testing – 48 hours before the event
  2. Antigen Testing – 24 hours before the event
Travel Advisory (Recommendation)
Those who travel to CA should test 3-5 days after arrival.

Do you have an awesome photo you'd like to share with the community?
and see if your photo is featured in our next eblast.
Must include first and last name;-)

Photo by Linda Haneline

Many of the streets in Borrego Springs are named after the brands
(used on branding irons) of past ranches in the area.
Can you name this street?

(If there is more than one correct answer we'll draw a winner)

FREE Borrego Springs Volutaria Removal

All of the info you need including the County authorization form for removal from your property can be found at the Chamber.

AWM is also available to answer questions or concerns at:
Phone: (858)614-7750


It’s Time to Plan Your Great Escape. One of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses is waiting for you. So is the comfortable desert winter weather. And the friendly customer service. And, of course, the apple-caramel cookies. Now is the time to start 2022 off right with a trip to Rams Hill Golf Club.

The Middle of Nowhere.
Exactly Where You Need to Be. 

David Ripplinger, REALTOR®

Your local Borrego Springs Realtor!
For exceptional real estate service, call David today!
Let over 20 years of real estate service work for you!”

Cell: 619-300-0347
DRE# 01938478 
Coldwell Banker Realty
9332 Fuerte Dr
La Mesa, CA 91941

Start your job search here at JobPostings

Dr. Sylvia Caldwell is looking for someone who knows QuickBooks....

Volunteer at the Chamber!

Volunteer Commitment:
Volunteers are requested to spend a minimum of four (4) hours a week each month, preferably for five (5) months. Hours may be split in two shifts of two (2) hour shifts each week or four (4) hours straight.
Welcome Center Commitment:
1. Borregan Chamber of Commerce Membership (Individual)
2. Name tag
3. Recognition on Chamber website
4. Member discount on copies and faxes
5. Complimentary volunteer social events
6. Free admission for one to all Sundowners
7. Water, sodas and snacks provided
8. The Welcome Center is closed on holidays
9. Covid 19 – Chamber adheres to current County, State and Federal health and safety guidelines and supplies masks, gloves and sanitizer.

Contact us for more information at 760-767-5555 or click here to email us.

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