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Film Festival Slated for March 24 – 28

Mark your calendars! The 9th Annual Borrego Springs Film Festival is now scheduled for March 24 – March 28. The Festival, originally scheduled for Jan. 13 to Jan. 17, was postponed due to COVID spreading rate concerns. BSFF Chair Fred Jee noted that the committee “did not... — Updated 1/24/2022

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

UFO Stirs Up Town

On Jan. 14 around 9:15 p.m., an object was seen carrering across the Borregan sky. Half the town must have seen it, as the sheriff’s office was invaded by calls and social media was alight. There have been a number of sightings recently, and one similar to this in Ranchita... — Updated 1/24/2022

A Stunning Celestial Sparkler

Don't be surprised if you find yourself picking up the phone this week to report a strange "UFO" in the southeastern sky not long after dark. It will appear as a brilliant light that flickers and sparkles in a multitude of colors.... — Updated 1/24/2022

Kendall's Original Uniform

The original waitressing uniform worn by Laura "Burnand" Caminiti in 1968, while working at the Mall Café, now Kendall's Café, is on permanent display in The Mall, at the Café. The framed dress was donated by BJ and Pete Marsh... — Updated 1/24/2022

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

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 1/24/2022

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 A Busy Place

Hard to believe we’ve passed the January midway point, but time is shifting us into season-high gear. So far this month we’ve had visitors from British Columbia, Alberta, Australia, France and from across the U.S. It is interesting to hear why people come to Borrego Springs... — Updated 1/24/2022

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

Art in the Park

“Art in the Park” will be held on Saturday, January 29 from 10 to noon at Christmas Circle. A feature of this week’s event is a “jewelry” sale of a varied array of items donated to the Guild as a fund raiser. The event is sponsored by the Borrego Springs Art Guild to... — Updated 1/24/2022

"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

Don Nicholas

Don Nicholas passed on peacefully November 30, 2021 in Oceanside, California. He is survived by his wife Jan; his children Steve, Lisa and Celia Nicholas Ewing; his stepson Brad Miller and eight grandchildren. Don and his wife Jan... — Updated 1/24/2022

Larry Wayne Talbert

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

Fentanyl, Meth Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two United States citizens attempting to smuggle close to $175,693 worth of narcotics through an immigration checkpoint, Jan. 10. At approximately 9:20 p.m., a 2017 white Kia Forte 5 approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The agent... — Updated 1/24/2022

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

"Public Safety"

It’s been a difficult past two years, filled with unspeakable tragedies. It has served as a stark reminder that life is precious, that we should spend as much time as we can with our friends and family, and that we should be kind to one another. With 2021 in the rearview... — Updated 1/24/2022

"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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