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Kesling's: New Management

Kesling’s Kitchen is under new management. Chris Vassar and Solomon Bello are leading a group who have taken over the lease of Kesling’s. He tells the Sun that there will be major refurbishment undertaken with plans to open in the coming year. Stay tuned. More details coming... — Updated 9/14/2023

Are You in the Book?

We are the most concise listing of local and backcountry services and all our friends! Get the book and get IN the book today. Soroptimist of Borrego Springs wants you to check on YOUR listing in the local Blue Book phone directory. Are you there? Is the listing right? Do you... — Updated 9/14/2023

57th Borrego Days Desert Festival Update

Are you ready for another family-friendly fun-filled weekend in Borrego Springs? Mark your calendars and make those plans to enjoy the wonderful annual Festival in town! Volunteers are hard at work as planning is moving along for... — Updated 9/14/2023

Heat-Related Deaths Are Up

Heat-related illness and deaths in California and the U.S. are on the rise along with temperatures, and an increase in drug use and homelessness is a significant part of the problem, according to public health officials and data from the Centers for Disease Control and... — Updated 9/14/2023

Find the Celestial Dolphin

One of the tiniest constellations in all the heavens now appears high in the eastern sky after dark. As small and faint as it is, it's not all that difficult to locate, and it's one that I love to share with the public during my... — Updated 9/14/2023

County Achieves National Public Health Reaccreditation

The Public Health Services (PHS) department, in the County of San Diego’s Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA), received national recognition for its continued progress in keeping the region healthy, safe and informed about public health issues and concerns. PHS achieved... — Updated 9/14/2023

Annual Bighorn Sheep Count Results Tallied

Mild summer temperatures and an abundance of natural food for bighorn sheep resulted in a unique year for volunteers who participated in the annual Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Bighorn Sheep Count. Results of the count were... — Updated 9/14/2023

Nature Watch: "Tarantula Wasp"

Fall is tarantula season in Southern California and desert travelers may see more of the large, hairy spiders out looking for a mate this time of the year. That also means you might encounter a large, colorful wasp that is one of... — Updated 9/14/2023

Sponsor Group Meeting

Stay up-to-date with the latest community news and issues at the next Sponsor Group Meeting on Thursday Oct. 5, 5 p.m., held at the Borrego Springs Library. For more information, contact Chair Rebecca Falk at... — Updated 9/14/2023

Community Sponsor Group

Stay up-to-date with the latest community news and issues at the next Sponsor Group Meeting on Thursday Sept. 7, 5 p.m., held at the Borrego Springs Library. For more information, contact Chair Rebecca Falk at... — Updated 9/14/2023

Chamber Welcomes Everyone

The Chamber reopened on September 5 and is already busy with visitors and phone calls about anything and everything. One subject in particular is Borrego Days. Yes it’s happening, and yes it’s going to be a great time. Flyers are getting posted and listings are already in... — Updated 9/14/2023

Chamber Scholarships Awarded

September is here and full steam ahead for Borrego Days 57. Our entertainment is lined up and vendor applications are coming in, it’s going to be another exciting weekend. Congratulations are in order as we announce the recipients of the first ever Borrego Springs Chamber of... — Updated 9/14/2023

Two October Art Exhibits Celebrate the Natural World

The Borrego Art Institute kicks off the 2023 – 24 gallery season Oct. 7 with The Art of Flora, Fauna and Earth’s Elements, showcasing our world’s astonishing plants, animals and elements. New and returning regional artists will present their work in a variety of mediums in... — Updated 9/14/2023

Julian Star Party

Head on over to Julian and enjoy an amazing night stargazing on Saturday Sept. 16, starting at 8 a.m. at Desert View Park/Inspiration Point (423 Inspiration Point Road, Julian, two miles south of Julian, right off Hwy. 79). All are invited and it is completely free. Bring your... — Updated 9/14/2023

Julian Grape Stomp 2023

Don’t miss the 26th anniversary of the Julian Grap Stomp Festa, continuing the old-world tradition of kicking off your shoes, rolling up your pant leg and letting tons of blessed grapes squish beneath your feet. Event is Saturday, Sept. 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Menghini... — Updated 9/14/2023

Kayle Amen

Kayle Amen passed into eternity to his Heavenly Father on August 24, 2023. Kayle was born to Clarence and Isabell Amen on July 29, 1957 in Sterling, Colorado. He bravely battled an accidental injury that ended his life at age 66.... — Updated 9/14/2023

"Disc Golf in California"

Have you ever seen people out there throwing colorful discs in some of our local parks? If you’re not familiar with the sport, I encourage you to take a look at Disc Golf. I am hoping to name August as “Disc Golf Month” each year in California. Here’s why: The game is... — Updated 9/14/2023

"North County United Against Free Needles"

A few weeks ago, I talked about how The County of San Diego is pursuing a harm reduction program through the California Department of Public Health, including syringe services and safer smoking supplies. This potential program involves, in part, the distribution of free needles... — Updated 9/14/2023