Borrego Sun - Since 1949

Finding the Stellar Coat Hanger

With the hottest time of year now approaching us in the Earth's Northern Hemisphere, it's hard to imagine that cooler days will ever arrive. This is especially true, here, in the Desert Southwest, where I've been sweltering under... — Updated 7/19/2021

RealTrends + Tom Ferry Announce 2021 America's Best Real Estate Professionals List

Kathy King of Coldwell Banker Borrego was named one of America’s most productive sales associates as a part of RealTrends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals, a ranking report produced by RealTrends and Tom Ferry International. She is now a member of the... — Updated 7/19/2021

State Declares Drought & Extension of Shut Off Ban

On June 8, the State of California issued a notice to the Borrego Water District on two issues, the first is: Prepare for Drought Impacts Statewide. With California experiencing its second consecutive dry year, and due to the effects of climate change, we are all reminded that... — Updated 7/16/2021

Nature Watch: Do Snakes Drink?

The heat was oppressive as I headed into the house, but movement in the garden caught my eye. I stopped and watched as a beautiful California kingsnake slowly emerged, moving toward our garden fountain. To my surprise, it lifted... — Updated 7/16/2021

HEAT: Plant Die-off

Hello Borrego Springs. This is a wake-up call. Living in Borrego and the amazing Sonoran Desert that surrounds the community, you probably thought the desert was heat tolerant and immune to Global Warming. Hey, it’s already a desert, how bad can it get? Well, according to a... — Updated 7/16/2021

COVID-19: Delta Variant Could Cause More Changes

A whole different summer... This time last year, many were figuring out how to enjoy the summer months in a safe manner, but also wondering when things will reopen and if or when normalcy will kick in. This time around, things are back open, testing continues and vaccinations... — Updated 7/6/2021

Borrego Water District Public Hearing

The Borrego Water District will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday July 27, 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as practicable, on a proposed rate adjustment and increase for its water and wastewater service charges. Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/re... — Updated 7/13/2021

Borrego Water District Public Hearing

The Borrego Water District will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday July 27, 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as practicable, on a proposed rate adjustment and increase for its water and wastewater service charges. Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/re... — Updated 7/6/2021

Chamber Welcomes New Members

Yes it’s summer and hot, however that doesn’t mean the world nor Borrego Springs shuts down. Many years ago that’s what did happen in desert communities but as the years went by more homeowners became year-round residents and the visitors just kept coming. With that said... — Updated 7/19/2021

BSFF – Top 100 Best Reviewed Festival

Congratulations! to the Borrego Springs Film Festival for being ranked as one of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway for the month of June! According to reviews from real FilmFreeway users, your festival ranks in the top 1% of more than 10,000 film festivals and... — Updated 7/13/2021

Bring Up the Lights! Progress Report

We started this campaign in March of this year and with your very generous contributions as well as funds from various grantors, we have obtained enough funds to sign contracts in order to begin our project. We have, however, not entirely reached our goal. We will nearly... — Updated 7/6/2021

Meth at Checkpoint

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two individuals attempting to smuggle methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint on June 27. The incident occurred at 6:25 p.m., when a black 2015 GMC Terrain approached the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint. The agent in... — Updated 7/13/2021

$300K Meth Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a woman attempting to smuggle methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint on June 24. The incident occurred at 6:55 p.m., when a woman driving a silver 2019 Toyota C-HR SUV approached the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint. The... — Updated 7/6/2021

"Per-Mile Tax is a Nonstarter"

In 2004, SANDAG proposed a new sales tax to voters that would generate $14 billion dollars, which promised to relieve traffic congestion, improve safety, and match state/federal funds to improve the following freeways: I-5, I-8, I-15, SR 52, SR 54, SR 56, SR 67, SR 76, SR 78, SR... — Updated 7/13/2021

"Mylar Bodies in the Brush?"

I was a State Park Ranger II at Crystal Cove State Park. Occasionally on foggy days, our staff or the Orange County Fire Department had to respond to the report of a possible human body in the brushy El Morro Canyon trail, only to find bundles of brightly colored mylar balloons... — Updated 7/6/2021

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