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Gubernatorial Primary, June 7

The June 7 Gubernatorial Primary Election is slowly approaching, and things are different this year. For those voting, you will need to either mail in your ballot, drop it off at a secure location or vote in-person at a Vote... — Updated 6/13/2022

BCHF: When Words Don't Match Reality

Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) took another action, “To protect the long-term access to local care,” announcing layoffs of 218 employees, in addition to the 113 terminated on February 1, 2021. The May 25, 2022 announcement was in the form of a press release from... — Updated 6/16/2022

Summertime is on its way!

Officially, the summer solstice arrives this year on June 21 at 2:14 a.m. PDT (5:14 a.m. EDT). This time marks the exact moment when the sun reaches its farthest northward point over the Earth and signals the onset of summertime... — Updated 6/27/2022

Randy Voepel Opposes SVP Placement

On May 31, Assemblymember Randy Voepel (R-Santee) sent Judge David Gill a letter stating his strong opposition to placing Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Michael Martinez in Borrego Springs. In the letter, Mr. Voepel explained how relocating Mr. Martinez to a highly residential... — Updated 6/27/2022

Escrow Closes on Parcel

We recently closed escrow on a ten-acre parcel within the Anza-Borrego Desert State Wilderness area (formerly Sheep Canyon Wilderness Area). This remote parcel, accessible only by foot, sits at about 2,600 feet in elevation and is... — Updated 6/27/2022

75th District Race – Marie Waldron vs. Randy Voepel

During this year’s political redistricting, Borrego Springs was moved into the 75th State Assembly District. Formerly represented by Randy Voepel of the 71st District, Borrego voters had two candidates running in the June Primary to represent the 75th. They were Voepel (Rep.),... — Updated 6/21/2022

Gubernatorial Primary Election Results

The races were on for the 2022 Gubernatorial Primary Election, as candidates looked to be in the top two spots to run in the state’s gubernatorial election on Nov. 8. Under California’s “top two” primary system, the first and second-place finishers in all statewide... — Updated 6/21/2022

Chamber Seeks Parade Lovers

The 56th Annual Borrego Days Festival, scheduled for October 22 – 23, is already in production mode and once again dealing with more challenging times. With the rapid rise in costs, the Chamber is making sure that the Festival continues with its family fun traditions to be the... — Updated 6/27/2022

Chambers Negative and Positive

I truly wanted to start out with the positive, however, that’s not the case as Borrego Springs once again has to face the battle of keeping another Sexually Violent Predator out of the area. A Chamber community eblast was sent on June 1 regarding what Borregans need to do and... — Updated 6/13/2022

Chamber's Busy Schedule

As we jump into the triple digits the only thing slowing down at the Chamber is the amount of foot traffic and the calls asking if there is a super bloom! Before we talk about work, let’s welcome new-returning long-longtime members James and Lisa McNatt and their company... — Updated 6/2/2022

THOBS Summer Hours

During the Summer months of July through August, The House of Borrego Springs and its galleries will be open Thursday – Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Stop by to view arrivals of new items all of which are from mid century designers, manufacturers and fine artists. As usual,... — Updated 6/21/2022

Borrego Art Institute Gallery Hours

The Borrego Art Institute Gallery Hours are as follows. In June, the gallery will be open Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In July and August, it will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact BAI at 760-767-5152 or email... — Updated 6/13/2022

Seniors Step Out Into Their Future

Against the breathtaking backdrop of the purple and pink Santa Rosa Mountains, our high school seniors celebrated their accomplishments over the past 14 years as many shed tears and hundreds of family members and friends came to... — Updated 6/27/2022

To the Class of 2022...

To the recent graduates of Borrego Springs High School, congratulations on your hard work and successful conclusion to your high school career. I sincerely hope that it was full of great memories and experiences that will help shape the next few important years of your life.... — Updated 6/21/2022

Borrego Springs High School Pool

The pool at BSHS has opened as of June 21! Go cool off and have some fun. A lifeguard will be on duty. Adult only swim: 10 a.m. to noon – Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Everyone swim: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday. Hours and... — Updated 6/21/2022

BSHS Softball Awards

The 2022 Borrego Springs Softball team officially wrapped up their season with an awards banquet held in the library. The following players were named as recipients of this year's awards: - Defensive Player of the Year: Isabel... — Updated 6/13/2022

Mercy Rule Win For Lady Rams Softball on Senior Day

It was quite the celebration for Borrego Springs' Lady Rams softball on May 10, as the team honored its three seniors and a 24 – 6 mercy rule win over Julian in the last home game of the regular season. The team also faced West... — Updated 6/6/2022

Celebrate Our Nation's Birthday in Julian

This year, Julian salutes July Fourth with the Theme, "Back in Bloom." Julian honors our nation's birthday with a salute to the men and women who made our country great, both domestically and militarily. The parade goes down... — Updated 6/27/2022

Julian Fourth of July

Don’t miss the annual Fourth of July Parade in Julian on Monday July 4. This year’s theme is, “Back in Bloom.” Pre-parade activities are set to begin at around 10 a.m., with the parade beginning at noon. Times and activities are subject to change. Be sure to visit... — Updated 6/13/2022

Agnes Bronson

The family of Agnes Bronson mourns her passing on June 10, 2022. Agnes was born in Racine, Washington on May 10, 1927, residing in Borrego Springs for the past 18 years. Agnes was very active in the community, at times... — Updated 6/27/2022

Peter L. Dudley

Peter Dudley, 83, and the love of my life, departed for a new adventure on May 12, surrounded by our three sons and a granddaughter. When his heart and kidneys began to fail, while in our California home, he desperately wanted to... — Updated 6/2/2022

Joannie Davis

Joannie died in San Diego with dear friends by her side following major health challenges, including the devastating loss of her vision. Good friends rallied to support her, and she had many well wishers for her 97th birthday in... — Updated 6/2/2022

Man Arrested at Border

Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man attempting to get over the border. At around 1:45 p.m. on June 10, a man driving a yellow van approached the checkpoint. The driver of the van handed agents a fake ID card and was later found to not have... — Updated 6/21/2022

Woman Arrested, Meth Smuggling

A woman suspected of smuggling narcotics at the Highway 86 checkpoint was arrested on June 4, according to Border Patrol officials. The incident occurred around 1:15 p.m. when a woman driving a black Nissan Sentra approached the checkpoint. Agents at the El Centro Sector Border... — Updated 6/21/2022

"Protecting our Schools"

While the County of San Diego doesn’t have jurisdiction when it comes to schools, I cannot sit by idly as we see the horrific school shootings occurring in our country. Over the past two weeks, I’ve received dozens of emails from concerned parents wondering if their child is... — Updated 6/27/2022

"Editorial Thanks"

Dear Borrego Sun, Thanks for the editorial “What are they afraid of?” I couldn’t help but wonder why the environmental scientist is worried about an “artificial population of sheep”. I thought about the incredible success story of the California Condors. Does he think... — Updated 6/27/2022

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