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GSP Public Comments: Borrego Springs Sponsor Group

The public comment period has ended for the draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP), and in the next few issues of the Borrego Sun, we will be presenting a few excerpts, beginning with those from a letter submitted to the County by the Borrego Springs Community Group under... — Updated 6/21/2019

CPUC Denies SDG&E Request to Eliminate HUC

Tens of thousands of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) customers may continue to see a High Usage Charge (HUC) on their bills after the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) denied SDG&E’s request to have the state-mandated charge eliminated or suspended. Last summer,... — Updated 6/21/2019

Memorial Day at Christmas Circle

A hundred or so Borregans gathered on a mild Spring day May 27 at Christmas Circle, to help remind us all of the ultimate sacrifice so many have given in service to America. The event started with a posting of Colors, the Pledge... — Updated 6/18/2019

Trevor McSpadden Rocks at Dreamweaver

Nothing like a free concert on a gorgeous evening over Memorial Day weekend to bring out a hundred or so concert-goers, adults and lots of kids alike, to help close out the season here in Borrego. Last year at this time,... — Updated 6/18/2019

Borrego Days Planning Meeting Summary

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Earthquake Swarm – No Big One Yet

Over the past 10 days, an earthquake swarm has struck in the Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, scientist at Caltech and the U.S. Geoglogical Survey said. But not to worry, as this will not trigger the “Big One.” Scientists discovered that human-created changes affecting... — Updated 6/18/2019

Howitzer Journey Ends at the AL Post #853

If you lived in Borrego in 2010, the wait has ended. Nine years ago, Legion Post #853 ordered a Howitzer for static display. The wheels of military supply bureaucracy apparently grind very, very slowly, but it arrived from the Anniston Army Depot in Oxford, Alabama May 20, and... — Updated 6/18/2019

Borrego Days Planning Meeting

Don’t miss the next Borrego Days Planning Meeting 4 p.m. Monday July 8 in the Chamber’s conference room in the Borrego Springs Welcome Center on Palm Canyon Drive. Bring your ideas and comments to make the next Festival a great one. While you’re there, sign up to be a... — Updated 6/21/2019

Sponsor Group Meeting

Attend the next Borrego Springs Sponsor Group Meeting 4:30 p.m. Thursday July 4, held in the library meeting room. For more information, email Rebecca Falk at... — Updated 6/21/2019


Special Borrego Springs Sponsor Group Meeting on June 13 instead – it was a matter of having enough votes to act on a Verizon Wireless Fire Station Upgrade, which is an action item coming up. Meeting was previously scheduled for June 6. Location to remain the same: Library... — Updated 6/3/2019

Borrego Days Meeting

Don't miss the next Borrego Days meeting 4 p.m. Monday June 3 in the Chamber's conference room in the Borrego Springs Welcome Center on Palm Canyon Drive. Bring your ideas and comments, help make the next Festival a great one. You could even sign up to be a volunteer on one or... — Updated 6/3/2019

Congrats BSHS Class of 2019

The Borrego Springs Unified School District celebrated the graduates of the class of 2019. Full story in the June 27 issue of the Borrego... — Updated 6/21/2019

High School Sports Association Scholar Athlete Breakfast

It was my pleasure and honor to escort Juan Carmona, Vanessa Rodarte and their families, as they were honored as Borrego Springs HSSA Scholar Athletes of the Year. HSSA Spring Awards Scholarship Breakfast honors Male and Female... — Updated 6/18/2019

Pebble Beach, Anyone?

I was told it was a great course, so naturally I've wanted to play it for years. So in between morning golf at the RoadRunner Men's Club and a late afternoon appointment here in town, I played the back-9 at Pebble Beach with two... — Updated 6/3/2019

Pamela Margaret Brown

July 15, 1945 – April 6, 2019 Pamela Margaret Brown, 73, of Sun City, California passed away on April 6, 2019 in a motor vehicle accident. She was born July 15, 1945 in Fontana, California to Mary Louise Spezza (Lally) and... — Updated 6/21/2019

Bonita Lee McIntyre Wood

Aug. 22, 1942 – May 24, 2019 Bonita Lee McIntyre Wood, 76, passed away surrounded by her family, on May 24, 2019 at Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton, CA. She was a resident of Borrego Springs and Nipomo, California.... — Updated 6/21/2019

John Howard Chidester

John passed away peacefully in his sleep, at home with his wife Susan by his side. John was 73 years old. John was a graduate of Escondido High School – class of ‘63. Shortly after, he became a carpenter in construction. He was a hard and meticulous worker for 40 years. In... — Updated 6/18/2019

Independence Day Parade, Julian

Celebrate our Nation’s birthday in Julian, at the annual Fourth of July Parade Thursday July 4. Be sure to get there early, as Main Street will be closed to traffic at 9 a.m. Pre-parade festivities are set to begin at 10 a.m. Don’t forget to bring your own chair. The Legion... — Updated 6/21/2019

Parade Committee's Annual Fundraiser Breakfast A Sucess

The Julian Fourth of July Parade has become a treasured family event celebrating the nation's birthday. The committee, which consists of volunteers from within the community, is solely responsible for planning and fundraising for... — Updated 6/21/2019

Julian Gets Light Shake

The Julian area shook just slightly Wednesday June 19, after a 2.8-magnitude earthquake was registered nearly five miles northeast at 6:34 a.m. There were no reports of damage or injuries as a result of the temblor, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was reported that... — Updated 6/19/2019

Culinary Delights are Highlighted in Julian

Just one of the many events sponsored by the Julian Chamber of Commerce, the Taste of Julian was a great experience. Not only do many of the businesses get the chance to showcase a taste of their menu, it is also an opportunity... — Updated 6/18/2019

Julian Community Hertiage Foundation To Beautify Empty Lot

For those that have driven through Julian or spent any time on Main Street, they are definitely familiar with the empty corner lot. This now empty corner was once teeming with life and brought a lot of character to the little... — Updated 6/18/2019

IID Meeting, Updates and Concerns

The Board of Directors at the June 4 Imperial Irrigation District meeting were briefed on the 2019 Salton Sea Air Quality Mitigation Program. However, many Imperial Valley residents shared their concers, citing that not enough is being done and time is running out, even with... — Updated 6/21/2019

Meth Found In Spare Tire

El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man for smuggling methamphetamine June 1. The incident occurred at 11:55 a.m., when the 27-year-old man, approached the immigration checkpoint in a 2012 black Jeep Wrangler. A Border Patrol canine... — Updated 6/21/2019

Bees Kill Man

An elderly man was found dead Friday May 31, after multiple bee stings in Salton City. At around 2 p.m., on the corner of Morro and Alpine Avenue’s, the man stepped on a beehive and was stung by the bees, according to the county Sheriff’s Office. First responders found the... — Updated 6/18/2019

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