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Super Bloom Latest: Still Strong

As the spring season settles in and warmer temperatures begin to slowly take over the valley, many are wondering how much longer the wildflowers will be putting on this show for us. How long will all the colors of yellow and green... — Updated 4/17/2019

Caterpillar Invasion

There's more to the wildflower Super Bloom than meets the eye. The casual observer who only sees the vast fields of spring blooms is likely to miss another one of Nature's wonders known as the Sphinx Moth Caterpillar. When winter... — Updated 4/17/2019

GSP Finally Arrives

After four years in the planning stages, Borrego’s Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) has finally arrived for public review. It is a massive document (878 pages in PDF) filled with background information, technical charts and colorful maps, and it is the “road map” for... — Updated 4/17/2019

New Executive Director of Chamber

Valeen Szabo has been named the Chamber's new executive director, and began her new role April 1. There is much to do, and she will hit the ground running. Szabo came to the position by way of her experience in planning, budget... — Updated 4/11/2019

"90 Lives Changed in About 30 Minutes"

About 90 lives were changed in 30 minutes. That's surely what happened March 26 at the Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center, during the "Thank You Happy Hour" event, sponsored by the Soroptimist International of... — Updated 4/11/2019

Coming and Goings

* Valeen Szabo has been named as the new Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. Szabo began her new role April 1. * Major Elliott Garrett, chief White House Correspondent, and host of ‘The Takeout’ podcast with CBS News, is retiring in Borrego Springs. He... — Updated 4/8/2019

It's Over, Officially

In mid-March of 2019, the NOAA-affiliated National Drought Mitigation Center announced the official end of California's 376-week drought – that's over seven years worth. Winter storms pushed the Sierra snowpack "well above 100%"... — Updated 4/8/2019

BSUSD Board Meeting

Attend the next Borrego Springs Unified School District board meeting Wednesday April 10, 5 p.m. in the high school community room. Be updated and informed about is going on with our schools. For more information, contact the high school office at... — Updated 4/3/2019

Sponsor Group Meeting

Attend the next Sponsor Group Meeting 4:30 p.m. Thursday April 4, held in the library community room. For more information, email Rebecca Falk at... — Updated 4/3/2019

Avery Candlewood Festival

Most art is appreciated by the eye of the beholder, yet the Candlewood Arts Festival, held March 29 – 31, also had public participation at its core. Sponsored by the Under the Sun Foundation, director Halina Avery and Festival... — Updated 4/11/2019

Victor Lopez – Joins Air Force, Focus in Medical Services BASIC Scholar, Borrego HS 2016 Salutatorian

Borrego's youth are another of our village's treasures, and they bloom every year. This is a short sketch, chronicling the transition of one of Borrego's children, Victor Lopez, to the next chapter of his life: adulthood. Victor... — Updated 4/3/2019

Solid Victory for the Lady Rams in League

The Lady Rams softball team bats' were mighty hot, lighting up the West Shores Lady Wildcats' pitcher for a dominant win, 23 – 4, in Manzanita League play at home March 22. The solidness at the plate was surely nice, as the Lady... — Updated 4/4/2019

Golf: Rams Lead League

OK, so it wasn’t nine wins. In four out of their nine matches played, the Rams golf team won by forfeit (including the last two), and together with their four wins, the team has vaulted into first place in the Citrus League. All this as practice for the Citrus Golf Finals to... — Updated 4/4/2019

John Terence "Terry" O'Brien

Sept. 16, 1924 – March 10, 2019 John Terence O'Brien (known as Terry to his friends) was born in 1943 in Indiana. During his early years, the men of his family were off at war, so Terry was raised by a coterie of strong and... — Updated 4/8/2019

Betty Jean Young

Dec. 9, 1921 – Dec. 13, 2018 Betty Jean MacDonald, the second of four daughters, was born on Dec. 9, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois to Suzanne Goletz MacDonald and Hubert Lawrence MacDonald. Betty and her sisters Marion, Alice and... — Updated 4/3/2019

Miguel Edmundo Lerma Sr.

May 9, 1932 – March 1, 2019 Miguel Edmundo Lerma Sr., 86, died Friday March 1, at the Palomar Medical Center in Poway, California, following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. A long-time resident of Borrego Springs, Lerma... — Updated 4/3/2019

Blooming Into Spring with the Fourth Annual Lilac Festival

Most people know that Julian is a popular tourist destination located in the high country of San Diego County. It’s not only a beautiful place to escape to, with its picturesque surroundings, apples, pies, and rich history, but it’s also growing into a springtime hot spot... — Updated 4/3/2019

Julian Family Fiddle Camp Tourney

Get your tickets now for the 8th annual Julian Family Fiddle Camp, held Friday April 12 and Saturday April 13, 7 p.m. at Camp Cedar Glen, 743 Farmer Road, Julian. Performers include Page Turners, Bluegrass, Dean!, Honky Tonk, Swing, and more! The performers are the best of the... — Updated 4/3/2019

Gang Member Arrested by Border Patrol

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a known gang member by the moniker "La Bestia" April 15, after he was attempting to illegally cross the border into the U.S., nine miles west of the Calexico point of entry. The incident occurred around 7:10 p.m., when agents saw... — Updated 4/18/2019

Border Patrol, 102 Pounds of Meth

El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man for smuggling methamphetamine April 16. The incident occurred at approximately 1:55 p.m., when a man approached the checkpoint in a burgundy 2012 Nissan Altima approached the... — Updated 4/18/2019

Border Patrol Seize About $425K Worth

El Centro Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man for smuggling methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine April 12. The incident occurred at 9:30 a.m., when the 60-year-old man, identified as a lawfully admitted permanent resident, approached the... — Updated 4/18/2019

2019 Bombay Beach Biennale: Bringing Art to A Toxic Wasteland

The fourth annual Bombay Beach Biennale, a somewhat secret three-day Spring time celebration of art, music, and philosophy, transformed part of Bombay Beach into a fully immersed art experience, March 22 – 24. The annual event,... — Updated 4/3/2019

STUDENT INTERN NEEDED

Looking to someday work in the newspaper or social media industry? Get your foot in the door by interning with the Borrego Sun. Learn basic knowledge of reporting, taking photos and social media. Must have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Adobe Programs a plus. Be able to come into... — Updated 4/18/2019

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