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VIEWPOINT: Heat is a Solstice Thing

There are two kinds of people in Borrego. First are those who were absent the past two sum- mers around the Summer Solstice on June 21 but were here this year (we’ll call them “Absentees”), and second are those who were present for all three (we’ll call them... — Updated 7/16/2018

Joe Bann Exits Resort

After serving as the general man- ager for the Borrego Springs Resort for about a year and a half since November 2016, Joe Bann has moved on. His last day was July 3. There was not much of an explanation given as to why he ultimately decided to leave, but a spokesperson from the... — Updated 7/14/2018

Sheep-nanigans in the Mountains

While it would be technically cor- rect to say the June 29 to July 1 weekend temperatures for the 48th annual census of our Ovis Canadensis (Peninsular Bighorn Sheep) were "cooler" than in the previous four counts, the 79 coun-... — Updated 7/14/2018

Umpqua to Community Valley Bank Changeover

If you are a current Umpqua Bank customer, you should have received a package from Community Valley Bank (CVB) explaining new general and specific policies, including privacy policies, plus the process of changing over accounts; it will be completed Monday July 23. If you... — Updated 7/12/2018

BWD Board Members Step Down

Two members of the Borrego Water District Board of Directors will be stepping down in the fall. Director and Secretary/ Treasurer Joe Tatusko announced June 27 that he is joining Board President Beth Hart in her decision to step down also. Both are moving on with other pursuits.... — Updated 7/12/2018

Dynamic New Mayor Appointed

Come the festival and parade in October, Borrego Springs will have a new Honorary Mayor. Selected by former Honorary Mayor’s, our new overseer of social events official gatherings, VIP and dignitary visits, and keeper of the traffic signal never to be installed is Andrew R.... — Updated 7/12/2018

Flash Flood Warning

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the eastern San Diego County until 8 p.m. Wednesday July 11. At 5:05 p.m., the NWS radars indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain in the area. Areas that will likely experience flooding include State Route 78... — Updated 7/12/2018

Borrego Springs Unified School District Board Meeting

Members of the board, schools, and the community provided updates and statements at the last Borrego Unified School District Board Meeting of the school year June 20. Elementary school principal Sherrilynn Polanco reported they are in the middle of reviewing test scores, and... — Updated 7/2/2018

Middle School Awards, Eighth Grade Promotion

Walking in to the song "Halo" by Beyoncé, in their star-studded and dashing attire, the students walked in with smiles on their faces, while waving to their family members in the stands June 13. Before the promotions portion of... — Updated 7/2/2018

High School Awards

To kick off the week leading up to graduation day, high school students were honored with awards and scholarship recipients were recognized at the awards assembly June 11, held in the high school gym. Teachers Tim White, Tim... — Updated 7/2/2018

Congratulations Borrego Springs Class of 2018

A big congratulations go out to the 37 seniors who graduated from Borrego Springs High School on Thursday June 14. Graduating high school is just one of the many accomplishments in your life, and the real world... — Updated 7/7/2018

Robert P. Stillwell

Robert P. Stillwell passed away on April 29, 2018. He was 94. He and his wife of 66 years, Gwen, were longtime residents of Borrego Springs until their move to Palm Desert in 2015. Bob was born in Billings, MT. His family moved to... — Updated 7/14/2018

Dawn Ann Zimmerman

On June 11, 2018, the daughter of Precious Pearl and Irl Everett Zimmerman, joined her parents in eternal rest. Dawn was born in Seattle, Washington, May 10, 1927. After graduating from high school, Dawn attended Central... — Updated 7/14/2018

Julian Salutes Independence Day

It was a patriotic Julian style Fourth of July – a day filled with laughter, fun, and a well orchestrated parade and festivities. To go along with the day were decent temperatures, featuring a slight breeze and a nice blue sky.... — Updated 7/12/2018

Julian Events

The biggest event on the mountain for June was the 20th annual Blues Bash at the Menghini Winery. It was a large success and has been for 20 years. Sadly, this was the final event that will be put on by Robb Bower. It is hoped that another promoter will revive this popular event... — Updated 7/2/2018

Border Patrol – Over 40 Pounds of Meth Seized

El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected for smuggling methamphetamine July 2. The incident occurred shortly after 10 a.m., when a man approached the checkpoint in a white Jeep Liberty. A Border Patrol canine alerted the team,... — Updated 7/2/2018

Salton Sea with Paddie Connelly

Commencement exercises held at West Shores High School June 6. Just as the sun set behind Coyote Peak, well-beloved strains of music ushered our 54 graduates to their places of honor on the WSHS playing field. Greeting them from the podium were CVUSD Superintendent Edwin Gomez,... — Updated 7/2/2018

"What is the Stench at the Chamber?"

In a recent editorial (Borrego Sun, 6/14/18), Linda Haddock, the Executive Director of the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce, noted she had never heard one per- son publicly support Rudyville in the 12 years the Borrego Springs community has been discussing it. This notable... — Updated 7/16/2018

"Hope to Heed the Recommendation"

Going into the June 22 Planning Commission meeting to discuss the proposed development known as Rudyville, I felt there would be no reason to grant an exception to the density limits called for by the County General Plan. The Planning Commission’s staff had done comprehensive... — Updated 7/16/2018

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