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2018 Soroptimist Phone Book

The 2018 Borrego Springs phone book, celebrating its 50th edition and published by Soroptimist International of Borrego Springs, is now available for sale at the ABF store in The Mall, Borrego Outfitters and Desert Robin. Directories are $7 in-person or $10 by mail. To order by... — Updated 12/14/2017


BSPAC Annual Holiday Show

In the tradition of holiday magic, the Borrego Springs Performing Arts' annual holiday show "Here We Come A-Caroling - Borrego Style!" will be presented at the Performing Arts Center on December 8, 9, and 10. This year's show is... — Updated 12/4/2017


Holiday Meal Planning To Reduce Food Waste and Clogged Pipes

Thanksgiving dinner is one of our most looked forward to meals, so why are you throwing away almost half of it? While that seems outrageous, in the U.S., 40% of the food supply is wasted. That’s approximately 133 billion pounds of food being thrown away annually. Meanwhile, 42... — Updated 12/4/2017


Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep made the most of de Anza being open to the public. The green grass was a welcome break from the tough terrain of the hillsides surrounding Borrego.... — Updated 12/13/2017


Bosch TV Series Films at Fonts Point

Lights, camera, action! Borrego Springs had some unexpected visitors for the last couple of days. Film crews, actors, and more, were out at Fonts Point filming the last part of the season 4 finale for the TV series, Bosch. Bosch... — Updated 12/13/2017


Mandatory Metering for Borrego Springs

The water advisory committee for the ground water sustainability plan (GSP) made its first policy recommendation Monday Nov. 27, to mandate metering of all wells in the Borrego Springs sub-basin that extracts more than two acre feet per year. It was a historic vote, with others... — Updated 12/4/2017


Chamber Bravura Films at Clark Dry Lake

The Chamber Bravura, made up of students from San Diego, and one from Borrego Springs, were out at Clark Dry Lake Saturday Dec. 2 to film their first music video. Borrego Springs High School Principal Katherine Girvin is also the... — Updated 12/14/2017


Chamber Bravura Performs at Christmas Circle

The Chamber Bravura, students from around the San Diego area, along with one student from Borrego Springs, performed at Christmas Circle Saturday Dec. 2 at the Celebration of Light. The kids are under the direction of chorus director Katherine Girvin, who is also the principal at... — Updated 12/6/2017


Series of Earthquakes Shake Borrego Springs

A series of earthquakes were recorded in the San Diego County area, less than 10 miles from Borrego Springs, Wednesday Dec. 6 and Thursday Dec. 7. The first tremblings of a magnitude 2.6 was felt at 4:29 p.m., according to the... — Updated 12/7/2017


Strong Winds in Borrego

The National Weather Service San Diego has issued a wind advisory that is expected to peak in intensity on Thursday Dec. 7, and continue to Saturday Dec. 9. A prolonged intense Santa Ana wind event will create extreme fire danger.... — Updated 12/7/2017


Julian Without Power Due To Extreme Weather

Due to the high winds, and the recent earthquakes, the San Diego Gas & Electric Company has shut down power in several customers in Julian with no power. SDG&E shut down the power Dec. 7 at around 10:51 a.m. A generator was set up in the town feeding power to most of the... — Updated 12/8/2017


Lilac Wildfire Affects Thousands

At around 11:15 a.m., a fire engulfed over 500 acres, and has spread rapidly Dec. 7 near Fallbrook, causing threats to homes, road closures and forcing evacuations and power outages in the San Diego County area. The blaze dubbed as the Lilac Fire occurred west of the I-15, north... — Updated 12/8/2017


Christmas Tree At The Circle

A 13-foot artificial Christmas tree has been set up at Christmas Circle, to add to the wonderful lights and nativity scene. The tree, donated by Borrego Sun publisher Patrick Meehan, is not yet complete, as more lights and... — Updated 12/14/2017


UPDATE: Farmers Market

Many are wondering when the Farmers Market will return at Christmas Circle. The market was scheduled to open sometime after Thanksgiving, but due to permit issues, has been put on hold. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Linda Haddock said not to worry, and rest assured, as... — Updated 12/15/2017


Croquet At Christmas Circle

At around 1:30 p.m. every Friday, about 10 people play croquet at Christmas Circle. Can't miss them, as they are dressed in white, playing at least two rounds of the game. Marilyn Dickson said they sometimes set up two areas to... — Updated 12/8/2017


Driver Fails To Yield, T-Bones Another Car

Monday Dec. 11 at around 11:52 a.m., units responded to an accident at Borrego Springs Road and Big Horn Road. According to reports, the driver of one vehicle failed to yield, and hit another car, who turned to its side. The names and how many passengers involved have not yet... — Updated 12/11/2017


Border Patrol – Nearly $100K Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Monday Dec. 11. The incident occurred at around 9:15 a.m. when a 26-year-old man in a 2012 Hyundai Accent approached the checkpoint. Before reaching the... — Updated 12/13/2017

 By Michael Sadler    News 

Water Boatmen Invade

We are afraid, very afraid. Not of the actual non-biting bugs themselves, called Water Boatmen, arriving of late from the Salton Sea in Borrego via what is called an "irruption," but the mess they have caused in pools and on cars.... — Updated 12/14/2017


Christmas at the Circle

For the last few years, Christmas Circle has been without a Christmas tree. The Borrego Sun decided to donate a tree for this year's celebrations. It was lovely to see many of Borrego's residents and business owners coming out to... — Updated 12/14/2017


Border Patrol – $22K Meth

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents near the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Wednesday Dec 13. The incident occurred at around 12:40 a.m. when a 24-year-old man driving a 2003 white Ford Windstar was stopped six miles from the... — Updated 12/14/2017


Farmers Market Is Back

The farmers market has returned to Christmas Circle. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Linda Haddock sent out an email to residents, and businesses in Borrego that the farmers market would be returning Dec. 15. The market... — Updated 12/15/2017


ABDNHA Receives Organization of the Year Award

For exceptional initiative in invasive plant management, and the protection of California ecosystems, California Invasive Plant Council's Wildland Stewardship Organization of the Year Award is presented to the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association, Borrego Springs, CA.... — Updated 11/13/2017


Red Ribbon Week at Borrego Springs Middle High School

At a young age, it is easy to be manipulated or peer pressured into doing things because it is "cool," when in reality, it's nothing. That was one of the statements made by principal Katherine Girvin at the Borrego Springs High... — Updated 11/3/2017


Salton Sea, "No Longer A Good Place To Live"

The Desert Sun has provided a story about the Salton Sea, and some say it may "no longer a good place to live." Growing up near the Salton Sea during the 1960s, Johnson, now 59, remembers a healthy lake with a flourishing tourism industry. Southern Californians flocked to the... — Updated 11/1/2017


Earthquake in Borrego Springs

A 2.8 magnitude earthquake rattled Borrego Springs, near Henderson Canyon Road, U.S Geological Survey reported. At around 12:56 p.m. Friday, the temblor struck near the Anza-Borrego Desert community. No injuries or structural damages were reported.... — Updated 11/1/2017


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