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Terms to be Made Public for Stipulated Agreement on GSP

The Sun has learned the Borrego Water District Board of Directors will be discussing and reviewing a Term Sheet that outlines a possible Stipulated Agreement by all pumpers in the Borrego Springs Sub Basin. The Term Sheet includes language that accelerates pumping reductions in... — Updated 7/22/2019

Club Circle Raising Water Funds

With a sale of the Borrego Springs Resort (BSR) pending, officials at Club Circle are seeking funds to continue maintenance of the 9-hole golf course surrounding it. Club Circle needed to purchase water from the BSR to ensure a 90-day supply, and they achieved that goal, but are... — Updated 7/22/2019

California Gas Prices On The Rise

With the temperatures on the rise for the summer, so are the gas prices. As you’re filling up your tank for a fun summer road trip or for your daily commute to work, you’ll notice it’ll cost you a bit more than usual. California’s gas tax increased July 1, adding 5.6... — Updated 7/22/2019

Another Year Counting Bighorn Sheep

A significant citizen science project is underway at press time as nearly 100 volunteers spread out to some of Anza-Borrego's most remote places for the annual census of desert bighorn sheep. Braving summer temperatures and... — Updated 7/22/2019

Truths About Haiti: Part Two

Haiti has a love-hate relationship with electricity, in reference to the country, not the people. The leadership in Haiti struggles so tragically because there is a fight between the evolution of the country, and the mafia like... — Updated 7/22/2019

BWD Seeks Applicants for New Director

If you have the qualifications, the interest, and the time to spare, the Borrego Water District is seeking applicants for a replacement for outgoing Director Harry Ehrlich. Ehrlich resigned June 25, and the BWD has 60 days to select qualified nominees and fill his seat. A... — Updated 7/22/2019

Bug Stolen, Suspect Caught

A 30-year-old man was arrested in the Julian area, in connection with a burglary and auto theft Friday July 5. Mario Cunha, an El Cajon resident, was booked into San Diego Central Jail, after an off-road Baja Bug stolen in Borrego Springs was driven off the road on Pine Hills... — Updated 7/14/2019

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 7/1/2019

School District Hears Sweet Notes From Huge Donation

The Borrego Springs Unified School District is glowing over the donation of a gorgeous Grand Piano donated by the J Craig Venter Family Foundation. This donation included the careful transportation of the beautiful behemoth from... — Updated 7/22/2019

Borregan in Senior National Senior Games

Rick Cosca is no stranger to golf tournaments. Earlier this year, he won the RoadRunner Club Championship in the top bracket, and in 2018 he was the club champ at the Fallbrook Seniors tournament. The National Senior Games is a... — Updated 7/14/2019

Christine Ann Tate

July 7, 1947 – May 9, 2019 Christine Tate was born and raised in Point Loma, San Diego where she first developed an interest in nature, colour, light and space. She continued to develop those lifelong passions through a... — Updated 7/2/2019

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 7/1/2019

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 7/1/2019

Sip of Julian

Get your tickets now for the 5th annual Sip of Julian, Saturday July 27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., co-hosted by the Julian Chamber of Commerce. The Sip features many of Julian’s alcoholic beverage purveyors. Proof that we’re not just about apples and great pie, we have growers and... — Updated 7/22/2019

Julian Beer Co. Celebrates One Year

The Julian Beer Company opened its doors for business a year ago on July 4. After the annual Julian Parade, if many didn't wander to the American Legion Deep Pit BBQ, or explore the beautiful little town of Julian, many headed... — Updated 7/14/2019

Annual Merchant's Picnic

Don’t miss the opportunity to socialize with fellow merchants, family and friends, while having a good ol’ Julian time at the Annual Merchant’s Picnic. The picnic will be Wednesday July 17, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., held at Julian Farm and Orchard. Tickets are $20, but be sure to... — Updated 7/14/2019

Julian Celebrates the Fourth in Style

Once again, the community of Julian came together to celebrate the nation's birthday in style. With close to 70 entries this year, patriotism was alive in the small historic town of Julian. The weather was perfect and the gentle... — Updated 7/22/2019

Julian's Newest Addition is A Delight to the Senses

One look around the interior, and you're instantly impressed by the new trendy Mexican neighborhood restaurant. Just like the name suggests, Quecho is definitely an elevated Mexican eatery in more than one way. Not only does the... — Updated 7/5/2019

Fourth of July Celebration

Each year, Julian hosts the Fourth of July parade. Affectionately called the “Greatest Little Town Parade in America,” Julian celebrates our nation’s birthday while bringing together the community and visitors. This year, the theme is “Historic Julian Celebrates the... — Updated 7/1/2019

The Nose Knows the Way to Sip in Julian

Saturday July 27, Julian adult beverage purveyors are hosting the 5th Annual ‘Sip of Julian’, providing proof that Julian is not just about apples and great pie. The ‘Sip’ features Julian’s growers and producers of wine, craft beer, mead (honey wine), craft cocktails,... — Updated 7/1/2019

Independence Day Celebration at the West Shores VFW

The West Shores Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3251 celebrated the United States of America's 243 years of independence and freedom from British rule Saturday July 6. Veterans representing all branches of our military attended this... — Updated 7/14/2019

Stop Illegal Dumping

To help stop the amount of illegal dumping on vacant lots and throughout our desert, it is important to clear up the misinformation about what the Burrtek Landfill will take for FREE. The Burrtek landfill will take all furniture items – couches, chairs, mattresses,... — Updated 7/14/2019

$30M Salton Sea Bill Passes

The United States House of Representative has passed H.R. 2740, an appropriations bill in support of a federal agreement to allocate $30 million for projects, addressing the environmental and health crisis at the Salton Sea. The bill passed by a vote of 226 to 203. “This bill... — Updated 7/1/2019

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