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Borrego Springs Film Festival New Dates

The 9th Annual Borrego Springs Film Festival has been scheduled for March 24 – March 28. The Festival was originally scheduled for January, but was moved due to the rising concern of the coronavirus and its variants. Any questions can be directed to the Chair: Fred Jee at... — Updated 1/14/2022

CalFire Cancels Vaccine, Testing Event

The Vaccination and Testing event, hosted by CalFire, scheduled for Wednesday Jan. 19 at the Borrego Springs Library has been canceled. Fire departments throughout the County, State and Nation are experiencing staffing shortages. As frontline workers, paramedics are exposed to... — Updated 1/13/2022

Food Bank in Borrego Springs

Due to Monday holidays in January 2022, the food distribution at St. Barnabas will be late in the month, on Monday Jan. 24 – 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. We always have good protein. And we wish you a Happy New... — Updated 1/13/2022

Quake Shakes County

A magnitude 3.9 earthquake that struck Riverside County north of Borrego Springs was felt in many parts of San Diego County. The quake hit at 7:19 p.m., roughly 15 miles north-northwest of Borrego Springs, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and was followed by two smaller... — Updated 1/14/2022

Christmas Bird Count

The 37th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count is in the books, as more than 70 volunteer birders spread out around Borrego Springs Dec. 19 to conduct the yearly bird census. Count coordinators Mark Jorgensen and Bob Theriault said... — Updated 1/14/2022

Check Out Monday's Mini-Moon!

At least once a year we hear about the supermoon – when the full moon appears largest in our sky. Why, however, do we rarely hear about the full moon appearing at its smallest? Why doesn't this make the headlines? Why don't we... — Updated 1/14/2022

CVB Moves Outdoors

The Borrego Springs Community Valley Bank branch has moved operations outdoors, until further notice. CVB staff will assist customers lined up at the front entrance doors to have their transactions completed. It is unclear of how long operating outdoors will take place.... — Updated 1/13/2022

Borrego Ham Radio Group Schedules Field Day Display

The Borrego Radio Amateur Membership Society (RAMS) wants to invite local amateur radio operators and the public to a display of ham radio communications during a club field day demonstration starting at 10 a.m. Jan. 22, at Christmas Circle. RAMS was recently formed by a group... — Updated 1/13/2022

Mask Mandate Extended

The California mask mandate has been extended to Feb. 15. The mandate was set to be lifted on Jan. 15. However, due to the increase of cases and the new "flurona" officials decided to extend the indoor mask mandate for all, regardless of vaccination... — Updated 1/14/2022

Chamber's Ready for 2022

Happy New Year! This is normally the time when everyone is sharing New Year’s resolutions, but here at the Chamber we are ready to get our full season underway and that means continuing to deal with the ever changing Covid guidelines, welcoming new visitors, residents and... — Updated 1/6/2022

"Panthers" – Coming Soon to You

Playwright and former Borrego Sun Staff Writer for six years and now contributing writer, Michael Sadler, is nearing the end of his 10-year quest to finally stage (and film) one of his plays, “Panthers: A One Hour Dramedy-Musical for School Kids K – 12.” “All school kids... — Updated 1/6/2022

"Art in the Park"

“Art in the Park” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 15, weather permitting. Local arts and craft artists have items to sell including gemstone jewelry, framed art and greeting cards, wood and cloth art, mosaic and glass art, custom soaps and vintage, and... — Updated 1/6/2022

Larry Wayne Talbert

Larry Wayne Talbert Dec. 27, 1942 – Dec. 20,... — Updated 1/10/2022

Firearm, Ammo, Meth Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two individuals in possession of a non-registered firearm, ammo, and methamphetamine, Jan. 6. The incident occurred at approximately 8:20 p.m. when a gray 2018 Nissan Altima approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. During the... — Updated 1/14/2022

Two Men Arrested

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two individuals for attempting to smuggle illegal narcotics through an immigration checkpoint on Dec. 18. At approximately 7:30 p.m., a black 2006 Mazda 6 station wagon approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The agent inspecting... — Updated 1/6/2022

"Back to Basics"

I think we can all agree, I’m glad 2021 is in the rearview mirror. As we head into the new year, I don’t want to dwell on the past, I want to focus on the future, by getting back to basics. While there’s been a lot of media attention surrounding three new members joining... — Updated 1/6/2022

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