Borrego Sun - Since 1949


Please take notice that a position on the Board of Directors of the Borrego Water District became vacant effective November 1, 2021 for the remainder of the term thru January 2023 (election for four-year term in November 2022). Pursuant to Government Code Section 1780, the Board... — Updated 12/1/2021

BCHF: Looking for Good News – An Editorial

There’s been a kerfuffle on Borrego’s social media over how the bad news the Borrego Sun is constantly reporting about the Borrego Springs Community Health leadership is damaging the morale of the Borrego Springs clinic’s employees. Then, there are those who claim to be... — Updated 12/7/2021

Nature Watch: "Long-eared owl"

There were these two beady eyes looking down at me through the thicket of tamarisk branches. I had inadvertently disturbed a sleeping long-eared owl who was comfortably tucked into a protective pocket in the trees at... — Updated 12/7/2021

Thundering Trucks Roll On

The Borrego Sun has been investigating the trucks that are going through the town, which are potential accidents waiting to happen. There is now new information about the dangers of these 18-wheelers, and Nancy McRae states, "it... — Updated 12/7/2021

Reverend Laura Brecht Leaving Borrego

She is stately as she walks purposefully into a room, colorful robes and skirts flowing gracefully – sometimes wearing the classy white clerical collar and other times donning her distinctive straw hat. But always bearing her... — Updated 12/7/2021

Caring About the Community

For anyone who has seen Borrego Water District Board Vice President Dr. Lyle Brecht in action over the past decade, in both public hearings and private business meetings, he's an example of a thinking process both inside and... — Updated 12/7/2021

The PAC is Back!

It's been a very long 20 months without a performance at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center, but strict COVID-19 protocols helped ensure the sold-out Opening Gala on Nov. 20 would be a huge success, given the Doo-wop and... — Updated 12/7/2021

From the COVID Task Force...

We can enjoy this Thanksgiving with few restrictions and fewer worries than last year. We have a lot to be thankful for. But we are not out of the woods with COVID. In the last month, Borrego has had eight new cases, for which the delta variant was probably responsible. Four... — Updated 12/7/2021

Want to Be Safe Rather Than Sorry?

All Adults are now Eligible for Covid Boosters The media is full of speculation about the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron. We don’t know and won’t know for several weeks whether the new variant, Omicron, is more infectious, causes more serious illness and/or can fully or... — Updated 12/2/2021

Chamber Thanks Christmas Circle Foundation

From June through Borrego Days I must have said, written, posted and read the words “Christmas Circle Community Park” over a thousand times! However, what I failed to do was make sure that everyone on the Christmas Circle Community Park, Inc., Board of Directors and all... — Updated 12/1/2021

Borrego Springs Art Guild Members Show

The opening reception for the Borrego Springs Art Guild Members Show will be Saturday Dec. 4, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Annual show of art by members of the Borrego Springs Art Guild. This show will be held in conjunction with the Crafted Works of Art Show. Work accepted Nov. 27 and 28.... — Updated 12/1/2021

ARTWALK for the holidays!

A very special ARTWALK is scheduled for Saturday Dec. 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join the art venues in celebration of the holidays. Shop the galleries exhibitions and decorated gift shops for those unique vintage, handmade, upcycled, special items for that someone special in your... — Updated 12/1/2021

Rams Face Off Against Desert Mirage

The Rams of Desert Mirage came out aggressive and fast against the Rams of Borrego Springs. In that battle, Desert Mirage spoiled the Borrego varsity boys' basketball teams home opener, 67 – 5, on Nov. 15. Borrego's roster may... — Updated 12/1/2021

Girls Basketball Open New Season

The Borrego Springs Girls Basketball team opened up the 2021 season at home against Desert Mirage on Nov. 15. Despite a fairly low scoring game, it did not take away the hustle the girls had on the court. The Lady Rams fell, 24... — Updated 12/1/2021

Barbara Scott (Overman)

Barbara Scott (Overman), 91, passed away October 30, 2021 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Lewiston, Idaho. Barbara was born December 22 1929 in Lyons Colorado, the daughter of John and Vivian Overman. Barbara was a graduate... — Updated 12/7/2021

Sherlyn Rae Phares

Sherlyn was born in Carpenter Iowa, July 16, 1935. She married James Barrington Phares on June 16, 1953. He was stationed in the United States Navy out of Long Beach, California. Sherlyn fell in love with sunny California. Moving... — Updated 12/7/2021

Agents Arrest Sex Offender

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an undocumented individual Monday night with prior convictions of sexual offense. The incident occurred at approximately 10:54 p.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro Station encountered a group of nine... — Updated 12/1/2021

"Bravo, Hats Off!"

Bravo and hats off to the BSPAC Board of Directors, volunteers and contributors!!! Rather than wringing there hands in despair over being darkened during the COVID pandemic, these visionaries used this past year to bring much needed lighting and sound system improvements to our... — Updated 12/7/2021

"Happy Thanksgiving"

I don’t think there’s ever been a more important Thanksgiving than this year. Now more than ever is a time for reflection, for sitting down and thinking about all the things for which we are grateful. I was grateful to sit down with my family this year, have a wonderful meal... — Updated 12/1/2021

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