Borrego Sun - Since 1949

Hacienda Del Sol Purchased

The Hacidena Del Sol has been purchased. More details in the next issue. Find out... — Updated 7/26/2021

Goodbye and Thank You!

The Borrego Springs COVID-19 Task Force came together because people were concerned about the spread of the deadly pandemic in Borrego Springs with its large portion of residents at high risk of hospitalization and death, especially given its remoteness from hospitals and public... — Updated 7/30/2021

Feeding Borrego Changes

Feeding Borrego has now moved to Tuesday’s as of July 20. The new food bank hours will be every Tuesday from noon until 6 p.m. Note: This change does NOT apply to the Food Banks at St. Barnabas and St. Richards’ churches. “First and foremost, we want to thank all our... — Updated 7/30/2021

Reading a Simple Star Map

Beginner stargazers may think it's tough to find our way around the night sky, with so many stars and constellations to try to identify. But during weeks like this when the moon is bright, only the brightest stars appear, and our... — Updated 7/30/2021

Water District Over the Summer

The Borrego Water District is still a very active place, even during the summer. In addition to continuous operations of its water and sewer system, a few important projects have reached significant milestones. BWD has completed drilling of a new well around the Club Circle area... — Updated 7/28/2021

Nature Watch: Tumbleweed

You always knew "there's gonna be a gunfight" when a tumbleweed rolled down the dusty main street of Tombstone, Dodge City, or Deadwood. That thought crossed my mind as I turned onto S-22 and what seemed like a giant bowling ball... — Updated 7/28/2021

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 — Updated 7/6/2021

Chambers Busy Summer

Isn’t summer normally the time of the year when Borregans sit back and take a breather before we gear up for the new season? Well that’s what I thought, but so far it’s not happening and for several great reasons. We’ll start with welcoming more new members to the... — Updated 7/28/2021

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

Summer Hours at the House of Borrego Springs

The House of Borrego Springs’ shop’s Summer hours are Thursday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Summer Show continues in the small East Gallery displaying eight artists works through August 29. The House of Borrego Springs WEST Gallery is undergoing renovations and... — Updated 7/26/2021

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

BASIC Update

Things are going great! BASIC has four classes with 45 students at BASIC’s Summer Learning Academy – 12 students in Math, 11 students in Writing, nine students in ELD and 12 students in Reading. The staff started on July 5 setting things up for their classes at the UCI... — Updated 7/30/2021

"The Carl Ellsworth & Patricia Mary Miller Scholarship"

We are extremely grateful for a $10,000 annual scholarship that has been set up in honor of Carl and Pat Miller with the Anza-Borrego Foundation. The Carl Ellsworth and Patricia Mary Miller Scholarship for Youth Education will help many kids enjoy and learn about the Park. The... — Updated 7/28/2021

BSHS Offers the Only Such Class in the U.S.

Borrego Springs High School senior, Moses Garcia, was clearing the table at his new job at the Propeller Bar & Grill a few weeks ago, when a customer asked him, "What's there to do and see in Borrego Springs?" Realizing that... — Updated 7/28/2021

Julian's 4th of July Parade: Back & Better Than Ever

Julian's 4th of July parade made a fantastic comeback this year celebrating Julian's 150 anniversary plus one. The theme was a nod to the town's sesquicentennial last year and the fact that the parade had been cancelled. With... — Updated 7/28/2021

$271K Worth of Meth

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man attempting to smuggle methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint on July 12. The incident occurred at around 7:15 a.m. when a man driving a black 2009 Acura TSX aproached the Highway 86 checkpoint in Salton City. The... — Updated 7/26/2021

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

"From the Task Force..."

To the Editor of the Borrego Sun, The COVID-19 Task Force members would like to take this opportunity to thank our Chairperson, Bruce Kelley, for his leadership over the past 16 months. It was early on in the pandemic and the real consequences of this pandemic had not even begun... — Updated 7/30/2021

"Parents Should Decide"

Last week, the State of California Department of Public Health released new guidance stating the mandate will continue for all students in California to wear masks for in-person schooling. This came the same day the Federal government (Center for Disease Control) released new... — Updated 7/28/2021

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