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FBI, state agents raid Borrego Community Healthcare Foundation

State and federal agents raided the offices Tuesday of the Borrego Community Healthcare Foundation, a nonprofit provider in Borrego Springs that last year billed more than $300 million in medical, dental and other services to the U.S. government. Dozens of agents turned up at... — Updated 10/21/2020

DOJ, FBI Investigates BCHF

The Department of Justice (California) and FBI are conducting an investigation of certain practices and programs of the Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF). They began with search warrants to collect and secure evidence today. The San Diego Union-Tribune is doing a story... — Updated 10/21/2020

Farmers Market is Back!

The Borrego Springs Chamber Farmers Market will have a soft opening on Friday Oct. 23, 8 a.m. to noon at Christmas Circle. Please remember to wear your masks and adhere to social distancing. If you have any questions, please email borregochambe... — Updated 10/21/2020

Voting Information

From Oct. 6 until Election Day Tuesday Nov. 3, the Borrego Springs Library will be an official Mail Ballot Drop-Off location for the 2020 Election. The hours and location for dropping off ballots will be Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the front lobby. On Election Day,... — Updated 10/8/2020

San Diego County Avoids Purple Tier

In the latest assessment by the state on Oct. 20, San Diego County narrowly misses moving back into the purple tier, which is the most restrictive for yet another week and remains in the red tier. The county's case rate per 100,000 residents rose to 7.0. New metric was added:... — Updated 10/22/2020

COVID-19: Tier Change?

The coronavirus pandemic continues to loom, as many are trying to find normality once again. However, with certain restrictions, and no sign of a tier change just yet, many wonder, how long will this go on? San Diego County remains in the red tier, and there has not been an... — Updated 10/14/2020

COVID-19: San Diego County Remains in Red Tier...Barely

It has been a whirlwind of emotions for many, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to loom over the country. Most of California is still in the purple tier, which has the most restrictions, as many are slowly trying to move forward. Businesses are trying their best to make up... — Updated 10/2/2020

COVID-19: San Diego County Remains in Tier 2, For Now

We are continuing the long fight against the coronavirus pandemic, and it seems there is no end. Back-and-forth businesses go, to open or to not open, and for most, “When can I go back to work?” or “Is it safe yet?” While the answers to these questions are up in the air,... — Updated 10/2/2020

Borrego Water District Q & A:

Tammy Baker, Bruce Burgener and Diane Johnson, who are running for two seats on the Borrego Water District Board of Directors answered four questions in regards of the Regional Conveyance System, water reductions/GMP, as well as the biggest challenges for BWD. Below are their... — Updated 10/22/2020

Now... Stop

San Diego County DPW road crews have been hard at work for the last few weeks in Borrego Springs. They have been paving the roads, repainting lines, and even putting new additions in town. Pictured above is a new stop/yield at the... — Updated 10/22/2020

WMB Report: Possible Threat to Water Inflows to Borrego's Water Basin

All directors were present for the Oct. 8 regular meeting of the WaterMaster Board. As soon as the meeting started, during comments from the public, Borrego Water District’s Lyle Brecht introduced an issue that has come to the BWD Board’s attention via correspondence from... — Updated 10/22/2020

Did You Vote?

The Borrego Springs Library is an official Mail Ballot Drop-Off location for the 2020 Election. Hours for dropping off ballots are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the front lobby. On Election Day, the library will be open... — Updated 10/22/2020

Part Three: Update on BSR Golf Course

Those of you who read the Letter to the Editor in the Borrego Sun this past August on the plight of the Borrego Springs Resort may be interested in the input we received from San Diego County District 5 Supervisor Jim Desmond’s office. Part 1 of that Letter to the Editor (Aug.... — Updated 10/21/2020

BCHF: CEO Fired?

“Those that take more than they deserve will eventually fall!” Angela Torres, former BCHF credentials officer. The Trustees of the Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) have announced the departure of Mikia Wallis as CEO of the Foundation’s network of multiple clinics... — Updated 10/20/2020

Borrego Health Fails Again

The Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) missed an opportunity with the pandemic to demonstrate that it’s as concerned about the health of the Borrego Community as it is about increasing income. The Borrego Springs Endowment Fund (BSEF) stepped up to organize the... — Updated 10/6/2020

Chamber: Farmers Market Returns!

When the Borrego Springs Chamber Farmers Market closed in March, we had nonstop calls asking when and if it will be back. The Chamber is happy to announce a soft opening on October 23, 8 a.m. to noon at Christmas Circle. I say soft opening because we are still in the process of... — Updated 10/21/2020

Chamber Website Numbers Grow

In this issue, I’m cutting right to the chase. Whether you’re a Chamber member or not, create a Google page for your business, it’s free. August was hot; everything was closed and not much to cheer about. Now one month later businesses are reopening, the weather is cooling... — Updated 10/6/2020

ARTTALK: J.D. Stowell, and The House of Borrego Springs Gallery

By Elizabeth Rodriguez The House of Borrego Springs Gallery began its autumn exhibitions with artist J.D. Stowell's Covido 19 paintings that organically evolved from Stowell's theme of profound anxiety, loss, helplessness impacted... — Updated 10/22/2020

Fifth Annual East County Junk Trail

The Fifth Annual East County Junk Trail is scheduled for Saturday Oct. 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here’s the lowdown: Print your map (www.eastcountyjunktrail.com, Facebook: @eastcountyjunktrail, Instagram: @ecjunktrail) and hit the road! Eleven stops on the trail. Mid-Century Modern,... — Updated 10/2/2020

Borrego Springs Unified School District

The Meal Service Schedule that has been in place since March 2020 has changed. Students who return to campus will receive breakfast and lunch at school on the days they are on campus, and breakfast and lunch for their non-campus days will be sent home with them at the end of the... — Updated 10/20/2020

WANTED: Girls, Women for Scholarships

The Soroptimist Club of Borrego Springs is seeking local girls, women, who dream of a college degree or vocational training to apply for the “Live Your Dream” scholarship award. The cash award may be used to offset any costs associated with efforts to attain a higher... — Updated 10/8/2020

Now on Deck: First Tracks 2020

Rams Hill Golf Club, recently voted Best Public Golf Course in Southern California by SCGA voters, is now inviting traveling golfers the chance to book a limited number of stay-and-play reservations and multi-day passes for their popular First Tracks season-opening event full of... — Updated 10/14/2020

Julian: Dark Sky Community?

A nearly four-year effort that could link Julian with Borrego Springs as an internationally recognized dark sky community is near completion. You might even say there is light at the end of the tunnel, however, that would be a... — Updated 10/20/2020

Local Teacher Makes Distance Learning Fun

We've all had that one special teacher that helped shaped our school years. The teacher who inspired us to work a little harder and learn in new creative ways. Julian Union School District's fifth grade teacher, Marisa McFedries... — Updated 10/9/2020

Ronald William De Long

Feb. 7, 1942 – Aug. 9, 2020 Ronald William De Long passed unexpectedly on August 9, 2020, in Rancho Mirage, California, at the age of 78. His wit, wisdom, and dry humor are dearly missed. He was born in Los Angeles to the late... — Updated 10/5/2020

Drugs Worth Nearly $900K Seized

Border Patrol agents confiscated nearly $900,000 worth of methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl at the Highway 86 checkpoint. Three incidents occurred on Oct. 2. The first was around 7:35 a.m., when a 67-year-old man legal permanent resident from Mexico approached the... — Updated 10/21/2020

Drugs Worth Nearly $900K Seized

Border Patrol agents confiscated nearly $900,000 worth of methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl at the Highway 86 checkpoint. Three incidents occurred on Oct. 2. The first was around 7:35 a.m., when a 67-year-old man legal permanent resident from Mexico approached the... — Updated 10/14/2020

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