May 8, 2024


Chamber of Commerce

OPEN Monday through Friday - 10 AM until 2 PM

Closed on all Federal Holidays

Call 760-767-5555 or

on the web at

(For a list of Members scroll down)

Borrego Springs Visitors Guide Click Here

Chamber Of Commerce Dates To Remember

Borrego Days Parade Committee Meeting

5/9 - Borrego Resource Center - 6-7 PM

Parade Committee Chair - Konki Jarvis

714.348.5745 or

Chamber Mixer

May 16 - La Casa Del Zorro - It's Fiesta Time!

Borrego Days Desert Festival

October 19 & 20

Borrego Days Parade Theme

"Celebrating Our Local Veterans"


Chamber Certified Farmers Market

Returns November 1, 2024


Executive Director's Notes

By Franҫoise Rhodes

Our last Chamber Mixer of the season is coming up on May 16 at

La Casa Del Zorro, 4 - 6 PM. Invites are out, please RSVP.

Many of our new residents and businesses do not understand what a

"Dark Sky Community" is. Instead of making the conversation harsh and uncomfortable let's try to educate. For the next few eblasts we'll have info about how to help keep the skies dark in Borrego Springs, feel free to share.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

President's Club Video Feature here to watch!

Red Ocotillo Restaurant

(760) 767-7400

My office is here to serve. We have an experienced, responsive District 5 team that’s here to help. You can contact me at

Borrego in the News

Borrego Springs on PBS Tera

Summer Business Closures & New Hours

Beginning May 15, hours for the Gallery at The Borrego Art Institute will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10 to 4

Big Horn Burgers and Shakes is closed for the summer

Bighorn Fudge Company is closed for the summer

Borrego Seniors Community Center will change hours starting June-August

Open on Tue, Wed, Thur from 10 AM-2 PM

Resuming normal hours in September, M-F, 10 AM - 2 PM

Kendall's Cafe closed on May 13, until further notice

Palm Canyon Hotel and RV Resort closes on May 31

Rams Hill Golf Club Golf Course is closed for the summer

Rams Hill restaurant is open M-F from 7:00 am until 2:00 pm through June

Beginning June 3, The Springs' RV Office and Golf Pro Shop will be open from 7 AM to 3 PM daily.

Caltrans state highway information:, use the Caltrans Quick Map, and/or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

Upcoming Road Closure Information Due to Filming

Sunday, May 12 (10:00 am - 2:00 pm) - Please expect delays

Hwy S-22 - Montezuma Valley Rd. from Palm Springs Rd to Mile Marker 16

- Closing the NB lane. Create two-way traffic with the existing two southbound lanes. 

- Closure to be an hour + within this time frame

Sunday, May 12 (1:00 pm - 7:00 pm) - Detour

Full closure of Borrego Springs Rd from Hwy 78 to Yaqui Pass Rd - Access to Borrego Air Ranch from Yaqui Pass Road

- Expected closure to be 2 1/2 + hours

- This closure will not be simultaneous with the Montezuma Valley Rd Lane Closure. 

May 15th & 17th, 2024

Time: 5 am - 9 pm

Location: Montezuma Valley Road/S22, from Palm Canyon Drive to San Felipe Rd.

Lane Closures & Traffic Control Description:

Full Road Closure of Montezuma Rd from Palm Canyon Drive to Mile Marker #6 

Local access to Ranchita from San Felipe Rd to Mile Marker #6 ONLY

There will be No access to Ranchita from Borrego Springs while closure is in place

There will be No Access to Borrego Springs from Ranchita while closure is in place

Borrego Springs Road

5/12 - 1:PM - 7:PM

5/20 - All Day (approx. 5:AM - 9:PM)

5/21 - All Day (approx. 5:AM - 9:PM)

5/22 - All Day (approx. 5:AM - 9:PM)

Lane Closures & Traffic Control Description:

Full Road Closure of Borrego Springs Rd to Hwy 78

Access to Borrego Air Ranch from Yaqui Pass Road

Annual Hazardous Waste Removal

Anyone 65 years of age and older is provided one annual free home pickup of hazardous waste from the “Our One Earth” SD County Hazardous Waste Center at 877-713-2784 (if using a landline dial 1). For more information about what hazardous waste is, brochures are available at the Chamber. 

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Indigo Bush in Rockhouse Canyon by Alan Donaldson

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?

NO correct answer!

Send your answer to:

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

Did You Know?

Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, whose mother had organized women’s groups to promote friendship and health, originated Mother’s Day. On May 12, 1907, she held a memorial service at her late mother’s church in GraftonWest Virginia. Within five years virtually every state was observing the day, and in 1914 U.S. Pres. Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday. 

Thank You To All Of Our Chamber Members

Learn About Our Members On The Chamber Directory at

ABDNHA – Anza Borrego Desert Natural

History Association


Air Med Care Network – Reach

American Legion Post 853

Anson Construction

Anza Borrego Foundation

Back Country Electric

Basic Circle of Art/ Basic Assistance to


Beck, Edward

Bedrock Solar

Bighorn Fudge Company

Bisset, Ernarae

Borregan Locksmith

Borrego Art Institute

Borrego Dental Group

Borrego Financial

Borrego Holiday Home

Borrego Ministers’ Association

Borrego Night Sky Tours

Borrego Outfitters

Borrego Pool Supply/Backyard Lagoon

Pool & Spa

Borrego Spice and Olive Oil Company

Borrego Springs Art Guild

Borrego Springs Branch Library

Borrego Springs Civic Foundation

Borrego Springs Community Concert


Borrego Springs Community Resource


Borrego Springs Community United

Methodist Church

Borrego Springs Film Institute

Borrego Springs Men’s Golf Club

Borrego Springs Motel

Borrego Springs Music Festival

Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center

Borrego Springs Resort & Spa

Borrego Springs Rotary Club

Borrego Springs Youth & Seniors Center, Inc.

Borrego Valley Endowment Fund

Borrego Valley Realty

Borrego Village Association

Borrego Water District

Borrego’s Local Chiropractor

Boys & Girls Club of Borrego Springs

Brecht, Marshal & Janet

Butterfield, Pat & Loren


Carll, Joe and Alessandra Blasina

Cassidy, Thomas & Angela

Cherry, Marilee

Christmas Circle Community Park

Club Circle East

Coastal Kasa Interior Design

Coldwell Banker Borrego Springs


County of San Diego – DPW Airports

CR&R Inc., Environmental Services

DAP Health

de Anza Country Club

Desert Lovers & Co

Desmond, Jim

Downing, Marie

Dyer, Jan

Edwards, Jennie & Gary


Ellis & Samuels

Epicurious Social Club

Ermelinda Salon

Excellent Party Rentals

Fotan, LLC

Frugal Coyote

FRYE Mechanical, Inc.

Garett, Ron & March Joan

Gay, Catherine

Gordon, Paul

Gordon Cruise, Inc.

Hacienda Del Sol

Happy Days Estate

Heritage Well Service LLC

Hinojosa, Alfred

Holzer, Michael

Huntley, Jenny


i-bike Borrego

James, Helen

Jarvis, Rick & Konki

Jeanette Huntley, CPA

Joseph Sanford Architect

Kelley, Bruce

Kendall’s Café

Kiwanis Club of Borrego Springs

KYA Services, LLC

La Casa Del Zorro Resort & Spa

Laidlaw Plumbing

Law Office of Ellen F. Gross APC

Leapin’ Lizard RV Ranch

Lewis, Jim & Judy

Lupes Gardening & Maintenance, Inc.

Maniloi, Bruce & Caroline

McBride, Joy

Meeks Construction Corp.

Mercy Air, Air Methods

Meta Skin Studio

Michel, Vincent

Monahan & Roth, LLC

Nilsen, Faye/Judy Taylor

Oshun’s Orchard, LLC

Oasis Inn Borrego

Odmark, Jean

Olson, Robert

Palm Canyon Hotel & RV Resort

Palms at Indian Head

Perroud, Marie

Peterson, Jeni

Ramona Disposal Service

Rams Hill Golf Club

Red Ocotillo

Rench, Rachel

Republic Services

Rogers, Lee & Sarah

Salt, Susan

San Diego Hammerheads

Santiago Estates

Scott, Jean


Soroptimist International of Borrego Springs

Stanlunds Inn & Suites

Stowe Research International, Inc.

Sunbelt Publications

Tatusko, Joseph & Kirby, Maureen

The 2 Painters, Inc.

The Mall & The Center

The Roadrunner Club MHC

The Springs RV & Golf Resort

Thompson, George

Tree Fairy, Inc.

Tubs Laundromat

Under The Sun Foundation

Valeen Szabo Notary Republic

W.J. Hall Construction

Wacks, Martin & Patricia

Whippersnappers/ James & Lisa McNatt

Wright, Daniel

Yellow Woman Ranch


Member List Is Subject to Change As New Members Join

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