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AT&T Services Restored

AT&T services in Borrego Springs has been restored, as of Aug. 10, 10:40 a.m. Services for AT&T have been out since Sunday Aug. 7, as crews looked to determine the issues with a tower nearby. Representatives were contacted and said it would be possibly restored on Aug. 13.... — Updated 8/10/2022

Important BSFPD Meeting

Important Meeting of the Borrego Springs Fire Protection Board of Directors by Zoom on Thursday, August 11, 4 p.m. Board discussion and approval of the resolution to dissolve the district, and join the San Diego County Fire Protection District. Last Item on the Agenda, under old... — Updated 8/9/2022

BCHF Finally Exposed

Borrego Community Health Foundation (Borrego Health) has admitted to fraudulent activities and criminal conspiracies within the organization; and filed a RICO, Racketeering lawsuit against 49 of the Foundation’s former board members, former CEO’s, officers, 15 contract... — Updated 8/3/2022

Family Shares Mike Himmerich's Wishes

Mike Himmerich passed away on July 1 (Obituary in Borrego Sun, July 21). His family requests that donations in his memory be made to the Borrego Ministers’ Association (BMA), a group he served faithfully and generously with his time and energy. Mike was the BMA’s treasurer... — Updated 8/3/2022

From Sandra Hansberger, Chair of the Borrego Health Board of Trustees

Hansberger comments on the Borrego Health’s federal lawsuit: “Borrego Health believes the complaint is a necessary step toward holding wrongdoers responsible and recouping losses sustained by the organization due to the wrongdoers’ actions. Also, as Borrego Health operates... — Updated 8/3/2022

BCHF: Changing Image

Borrego Community Health Foundation (Borrego Health) has been very busy. And the Foundation’s Crisis Communications Team has been doing a good job of advising the media of Borrego Health’s activities. Maybe, it’s because they are tired of having their spin upstaged by the... — Updated 8/1/2022

BCHF: Raiding Healthcare Pays

Why is the Borrego Sun still writing about Borrego Health and its legal issues? Some readers may have lost interest, feel it doesn’t impact them and gone on with their lives. Others feel the Sun is beating a dead horse and should be supporting the local clinic in this... — Updated 8/1/2022

Breaking News: Borrego Health Sues Itself

Borrego Health has finally admitted to fraudulent activities and criminal conspiracies within the organization; and has filed a RICO, Racketeering lawsuit against 50 of the Foundation’s former board members, officers, contract dentists, Premier Healthcare Management, many... — Updated 8/1/2022

BCHF Lawsuit

Here’s what the Borrego Sun has been writing about for six years: An insider’s look at where all the money went, and who stole it. Borrego Health is suing itself for fraud within the organization and individuals responsible for stealing money from the taxpayer-supported... — Updated 8/9/2022

Ophiuchus, the Serpent-Bearer

Even beginning skywatchers can go outdoors on a clear night and easily find among the stars the classic shapes of Scorpius, the scorpion, and the teapot of Sagittarius. Right now, you can see them both low in the southern sky... — Updated 8/9/2022

Borrego Group on Their Way to Khovd, Mongolia

How many of you recall a delegation from Mongolia visiting Borrego Springs in February 2019? At that time, an official “Partner City” ceremony was held in the community room at the library. Nine delegates from Khovd, including their Governor, traveled halfway around the... — Updated 8/9/2022

BVEF New Board Members

The Borrego Valley Endowment Fund (BVEF) is pleased to announce that Melissa Stevens and Dr. Richard Fausel have joined our Board of Directors. Says BVEF Vice Chair Dr. David Garmon, “The BVEF is excited to welcome Melissa and Dick with their impressive experience in the... — Updated 8/9/2022

SDG&E Credit

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) wants its residential customers to be on the lookout for upcoming breaks on their electric bills. SDG&E’s residential customers will receive $64.17 in bill credits on both their August and September electric bills (or a total of $128.34).... — Updated 8/8/2022

SVP – Update, Disappointment, Cause for Hope

On Friday July 22, without any other input, Judge David Gill settled on the placement of Sexual Violent Predator Michael Martinez on Running M Road in Borrego Springs by no later than September 9. This announcement came as neighbors returned to the San Diego County Superior... — Updated 8/8/2022

COVID-19: Could A Mask Mandate Return?

Indoor mask mandates are knocking slowly at our doors once again, as the number of COVID cases and hospitalizations continue to rise. Health officials are recommending people to wear masks indoors, as the Centers for Disease Control said the risk of transmitting COVID-19 in San... — Updated 8/1/2022

Chamber – It's Never Easy to Say Goodbye

It is with great sadness that this column is about losing a colleague and a friend. I, along with our board of directors, and volunteer team, are still reeling from the loss of Mike Himmerich, a long time Chamber volunteer, member, friend and steward of Borrego Springs. Over the... — Updated 8/1/2022

Chamber Welcomes Travel Show

In the blink of an eye, Samantha Brown and her film crew were in Borrego Springs the evening of June 13 staying at La Casa Del Zorro and the morning of June 14. With the help of Chamber Team Member George Thompson as lead driver and local information expert, along with Okie... — Updated 8/1/2022

BASIC Salutes Its College Graduates

Each year, now for 25 years, BASIC has devoted proceeds from the annual Circle of Art and our other fundraising activities to its scholarship programs. BASIC gives two types of scholarships: start-school scholarships to high... — Updated 8/3/2022

Julian's 4th Back in Bloom

Once again, Julian’s 4th of July parade was a wonderful celebration of the nation’s holiday. This year’s theme, “Back in Bloom”, had a double meaning: the parade’s second year after the pandemic and Julian’s treasured flowers, the daffodils. The 2022 parade grand... — Updated 8/1/2022

Borrego Springs Mourns the Loss of One of Its Best

Mike's signature is on hundreds of checks from the Borrego Ministers Association given to families and folks in need in our community, especially during the Pandemic. His kind smile and gentle manner greeted visitors from all over... — Updated 8/9/2022

Agents Seize $29K in Cash

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an individual with a valid Border Crossing Card and over $29,000 of U.S. currency, on the afternoon of July 6. At approximately 5:40 p.m., a grey 2014 Toyota Corolla approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The agent inspecting... — Updated 8/1/2022

"We Must Meet Basic Needs"

Water, food, shelter, these are basic needs for people to live. But in the modern world, there’s a fourth item for that list – electrical power. Technology runs almost everything, and most technology requires power. Medical devices, communication devices and connection to... — Updated 8/8/2022

"Fentanyl Town Hall"

On Wednesday June 9, I held a Virtual Town Hall, with District Attorney Summer Stephan titled, “What Every Parent Should Know About Fentanyl.” It was illuminating and I encourage every parent to watch/listen to the meeting and share it with their friends, neighbors, and... — Updated 8/1/2022

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