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COVID-19 Still Looming

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues to loom upon us, as the uncertainty of how long it will last grows. It seems that many things have not really changed in the coming days in regards to modifications or restrictions, as many remain in place for most of California.... — Updated 8/7/2020


UFO Hunters to Make Findings Public

Three years ago, the Pentagon made statements that it had disbanded the covert program to investigate unidentified flying objects, this was not true. It was renamed and hidden inside the Office of Naval Intelligence, where they... — Updated 8/13/2020


Town Hall Disruption

It took just 10 minutes for the July 30 Town Hall Zoom meeting on COVID-19 held by the Borrego Springs Task Force to get downright dirty, and the public's help is needed to identify the person(s) responsible. An unidentified man... — Updated 8/13/2020


Presidential Election 2020

Are you worried about voting in November? How will you be safe? Will there actually be a polling place in Borrego? If so, how can poll workers and voters be safe? These questions have been swirling around in my head for some time... — Updated 8/12/2020

Climate Credit Helps Offset Summer Bills

In August and September, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) residential customers will see their electricity bills reduced each month by $32.28 – or a total of about $64 – thanks to the California Climate Credit program designed to fight climate change. The credit is from a... — Updated 8/12/2020

Borrego WaterMaster Board: Meeting News

The July 30 WaterMaster Board Meeting was the first meeting with newly hired attorney Jim Markman in attendance. Directors Shannon Smith, Jim Bennett, Dave Duncan, Alternate Mike Bozick standing in for Mike Seley, and Mark Jorgensen with Alternate Martha Deichler standing in for... — Updated 8/12/2020

BCHF: Most Expensive Non-Profit in U.S.

Apologies to our readers. It’s hard to follow the details of the Borrego Community Health Foundation’s (BCHF) misadventures, as it is to report them. The Sun is often as confused as anyone trying to make sense of Borrego Health’s operations. This article will attempt to... — Updated 8/12/2020

BCHF: 990 Update

It’s out for public review. Yes, anyone can see the Borrego Community Health Foundation’s (BCHF) 2019-IRS990. It’s not on the Health and Human Resources Agency web page yet. Since the Foundation does no public postings, all an interested party has to do, according to the... — Updated 8/13/2020

August at the Chamber

August hiatus at the Chamber is here, which only means we are closed to visitors, and the volunteers have a month off. What it also means is that staff will be in and out working on the following things: Embrace Borrego Guide – With an October 2020 release (or sooner if... — Updated 8/10/2020

Borrego Schools, COVID-19

On July 17, Superintendent Mark Stevens and the Borrego Springs Unified School District Board of Education were all set to open the doors of our classrooms for the 2020 – 21 school year complete with the strictest safety guidelines. They had surveyed parents and teachers and... — Updated 8/11/2020

Opening Our Schools

We don't want to deny our children ESSENTIAL mental, social, and physical outlets by closing schools during arguably the most critical time in their developmental lives. Because of this, I've asked my fellow colleagues to support options for in-person school to school districts.... — Updated 8/7/2020

CIF Announces Change in High School Athletics

With many schools in California beginning the upcoming school year with distance learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, the decision of athletics was also made. The California Interscholastic Federation announced on July 20 that all three seasons of high school sports in the... — Updated 8/7/2020

Julian Schools to Continue Distance Learning in the Fall

With less than a month to go before school resumes for Julian students, school districts are scrambling to make sense of Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent announcements. School administrators had been busy coming up with reopening plans, however, when the Governor announced that... — Updated 8/11/2020


Lynn Clifford "Charlie" Watson

Nov. 15, 1946 – July 21, 2020 Lynn Clifford "Charlie" Watson was born in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, on November 15, 1946, and attended the Tonkawa campus of Northern Oklahoma College where he met his future wife, Pamela Lavelle. He... — Updated 8/11/2020


Kathleen (Kathi/Kat) Gibson

Sept. 26, 1943 – July 22, 2020 Kathleen (Kathi/Kat) Gibson, Mom, a long time resident of Borrego Springs, California, has passed on from this life. She died quietly, and in her own time, in the early morning of July 22, in... — Updated 8/7/2020

El Centro Border Patrol

Agents at the El Centro Border seized methamphetamine at the Highway 86 checkpoint on July 23. The incident occurred at approximately 10:15 a.m., a commercial passenger bus approached the checkpoint. The bus was referred to secondary inspection, after Border Patrol canines... — Updated 8/7/2020

Meth Worth $24K Seized

Border Patrol Agents at the El Centro Sector arrested two people and seized methamphetamine at the Highway 86 checkpoint on July 20. The incident occurred at around 10 a.m., when a woman driving a black 2013 Acura approached the checkpoint. A Border Patrol canine alerted agents... — Updated 8/7/2020

"Go Pharmacy!"

I was sorry to read that Lee Meachan had a bad experience with our local pharmacy (June 25, 2020 issue of the Borrego Sun, Page 6). Please allow me to counter the negative note with a dose of positivity. In my point of view, we are very lucky to have our little pharmacy in town.... — Updated 8/13/2020

"Plea to BSR, Part One"

Since that awful day last October when Borrego Springs Resort unexpectedly and abruptly closed the golf courses at the Resort and Club Circle, there has been no maintenance of the grounds and the situation is becoming dire. Besides being surprised (or should I say shocked) we... — Updated 8/11/2020

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