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BVEF Abandons 2nd Clinic

The Borrego Valley Endowment Fund (BVEF) announced Pioneer Memorial Healthcare District (PMHD) has withdrawn from negotiations to operate a new medical clinic in Borrego Springs. The announcement was made via a press release from Dr. David Garmon on April 25, 2021. Bruce Kelley,... — Updated 5/7/2021

Borrego's Human Safety Net: The Borrego Ministers Association

One thing that makes Borrego Springs a special place to live is the way the community cares for the most vulnerable and needy. Due to the isolation and distance from urban centers and urban social services, when the pandemic hit the community hard, volunteers, businesses and... — Updated 5/13/2021

Nature Watch: Hooded Oriole

They are energetic, colorful and add excitement to any garden when they arrive each spring. It's hard to miss the arrival of hooded orioles when these neon-yellow and jet-black birds show up after migrating from their winter homes... — Updated 5/13/2021

Borrego Water District Update

At its April 27, 2021 Board Meeting, the Borrego Water District (BWD) received a presentation from its experts at the nationwide firm of Raftelis Financial Consultants (RFC) on the Rate Study (Study) for water and sewer. RFC began this process approximately one year ago with the... — Updated 5/6/2021

Kasey Simrock Bids Farewell

Kasey Simrock – a name that many recognize, and when you see her, you can't help but notice that huge smile on her face. However, that smiling, jubilant and radiant character you'll find happily wandering La Casa Del Zorro or... — Updated 5/13/2021

Star-Hopping From the Big Dipper

One of the most common questions I hear under the starry night sky is, "How do I find the North Star?" The North Star, also known as Polaris, is important because it stands directly over the Earth's geographic north pole, so if... — Updated 5/13/2021

COVID-19: Is It Normal Yet?

It will get better. The road is not as clear as we all hope it would be, but like previously stated, normalcy is at the door, knocking its way through. The first step to normalcy was taken at the beginning of April, and counties continue to keep working, taking advantage of the... — Updated 5/4/2021

Chamber and Borrego Days

Like everyone else, when the board of directors and me hear the words “full reopening” we think of Borrego Days 2021. Then reality hits us and the doubt creeps in. In the Editorial column of the Borrego Sun's previous issue it was mentioned that Borrego Days is doubtful.... — Updated 5/6/2021

The Art of Photography Show

"The Art Of Photography," features an eclectic group of photography with works from both seasoned and new emerging photographer's. Several exceptional works anchored the show. Rolland Klein, 'Desert Sentinel,' a thoughtful... — Updated 5/13/2021

Diana Patricia Koppenhaver

Diana Patricia Koppenhaver (n'ee Collard) age 69 died in Borrego Springs, California on April 1, 2021 after a sudden illness. A private family memorial service was held on April 24 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Anamosa, Iowa, and... — Updated 5/7/2021

Agents Seize Narcotics at Checkpoint

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man attempting to smuggle fentanyl and methamphetamine through the Highway 86 checkpoint on April 20. The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m., when a man driving a blue 2011 Freightliner Cascadia semi-truck approached... — Updated 5/6/2021

MS-13 Gang Member Arrested at Checkpoint

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an MS-13 gang member on April 15. The incident occurred at approximately 3:45 p.m., when an agent assigned to the Indio Station performed a vehicle stop on a 2005 Honda Odyssey near the intersection of Spa Road... — Updated 5/4/2021

"Two COVID-19 Studies"

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Follow the science,” over the last year. While it may sound good, at times I’ve questioned if those at our State level truly are following the science. A study released this week, examined more than 48,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in... — Updated 5/4/2021

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