Borrego Sun - Since 1949

New BWD Well Progressing on Schedule

On-time and under budget, so far at least. The construction of the new BWD well on Borrego Spring Road north of Christmas Circle is running smoothly and on schedule. Southwest Pumping & Drilling has all but finished the first... — Updated 8/12/2019

Weather Or Not: Thunderstorms in Borrego

Borrego Springs experienced its first thunderstorm of the Summer on the afternoon of July 23, followed by two more consecutive days of afternoon thundershowers. Three days of consecutive thundershowers in Borrego has not been... — Updated 8/12/2019

Tubb Canyon Desert Conservancy Wins Bipartisan Support

Ten members of the United States House of Representatives signed a letter in support of the Tubb Canyon Desert Conservancy’s (TCDC’s) multi-year project to discover a biocontrol agent that will be safe and effective in stopping the spread of Sahara Mustard (Brassica... — Updated 8/12/2019

ABF Aquires 10-Acre Parcel

The Anza-Borrego Foundation is pleased to share that escrow recently closed on a pristine 10-acre parcel in the middle of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park located between Inspiration Wash and Fonts Point. This brings the 2019 acquisition total to 304 acres. The two brothers who... — Updated 8/7/2019

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary at the Library

Anyone over 60 probably remembers where they were on July 20, 1969, the day Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. The Borrego Springs Library celebrated the 50th anniversary with a film that... — Updated 8/7/2019

Point of View: A Tree Falls in Borrego

They were a beautiful pair of decorative palms at the RoadRunner Club pool area. Kind of like an old married couple who for more than half a century since the clubhouse opened was blessed with a symmetry soothing to the eyes as... — Updated 8/7/2019

SDG&E Rate Reform Rollout

A new rate reform structure that is now being rolled out for SDG&E residential customers will be going into full effect by 2021, about 18 months from now. The rollout is being slowly phased in by zip code (small business customers... — Updated 8/7/2019

Santa Comes to Borrego in July

Santa pulled into Borrego last week to deliver over 385 backpacks for every student in the Borrego Springs Unified School District. With no snow on which to ride his sleigh, Santa and his helper showed up in a shiny red truck... — Updated 8/12/2019

BSUSD Announcement

Borrego Springs Unified School District today announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs for the 2019-2020 school year. All students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge at the... — Updated 8/7/2019

Mike Rogers Contributes Borrego Pride at the Border

La Casa del Zorro's Elite Teaching Pro Mike Rogers ( in lime-green shirt) ditched the heat of Borrego during July and instead, for three days a week, coached 200 kids in all kinds of sports, including tennis and arts & crafts... — Updated 8/12/2019

Back-to-School Giveaways, Sea View Elementary School

Wednesday Aug. 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (before FIND food distribution). All students receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a bike or a backpack filled with school supplies. Additionally, there are free shoes and socks for all children if their size is available. Sea... — Updated 8/7/2019

"Supervisor Desmond Op-Ed"

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, it’s budget season at the County of San Diego. Along with passing our $6.2 billion budget, keeping it well balanced and providing needed resources, the Board of Supervisors gets to allocate dollars for Community Enhancement Programs. Although... — Updated 8/7/2019

"Mesquite Transects"

The draft Borrego Basin Groundwater Sustainability Plan claims there are no viable Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDEs) in the Borrego Basin because impacts prior to 2015 have been arbitrarily excluded from consideration; a protocol that is totally unacceptable and defies... — Updated 8/7/2019

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