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Farmers Market, Wed. Nov. 25

Just a reminder! Farmers Market: Thanksgiving Week the Farmers Market will be on Wednesday November 25, and not Friday. Thank You! Please follow masks and social distancing... — Updated 11/24/2020

CVB Branch Closures

The branch lobbies in Brawley and EI Centro will close effective, Nov. 23, until further notice. Due to the recent surge in cases of COVID-19 in the Imperial County, we will be modifying our current operational procedures. In order to protect customers as well as employees, they... — Updated 11/23/2020

Limited Stay-at-Home Order

Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a limited stay-at-home order, effective Nov. 21, 10 p.m. until Dec. 21, 5 a.m. for all California counties in the purple tier of the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which affects 41 of the state's 58 counties. This order may be extended or... — Updated 11/19/2020

Let's Go Borrego

Let’s Go Borrego is a new transportation program for Borrego Springs residents. It is a volunteer driver reimbursement program for Borregans who are unable to drive themselves, but who have a friend/relative/neighbor who drives them. Let’s Go will provide $0.50 per mile to... — Updated 11/3/2020

BCHF: Who is in Charge?

Dan Anderson, current chairman of the Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) distributed a press release on Oct. 20 naming Dr. Edgar Bulloch, the new interim Chief Executive Officer, replacing former CEO Mikia Wallis. This, after naming Mark Connelly, BCHF Chief Operations... — Updated 11/19/2020

VIEWPOINT: Borrego Health

Why are these people still there? Mark Connelly is going to be appointed temporary CEO. How temporary? We don’t know, as they have stopped the recruitment for a full-time CEO. Connelly has rejected Dr. Carrolee Barlow’s offer of helping to upgrade the clinic, saying that... — Updated 11/4/2020

Borrego Health Interim CEO Named

According to a press release, effective immediately Dr. Edgar Bulloch, Chief Medical Officer of Borrego Health has been named Interim Chief Executive Officer of Borrego Health by the Borrego Health Board of Trustees. Dr. Bulloch will continue to perform this dual role until a... — Updated 11/10/2020

FBI Raids BCHF

On Oct. 20, federal and state Federal Bureau of Investigation Agents (FBI), along with officers from the California Department of Justice arrived early at the local Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) offices and Borrego Springs clinic. Armed with search warrants, they... — Updated 11/3/2020

SD County Supervisor Race

Former state legislator Joel Anderson maintained his lead for the San Diego County District 2 Supervisor seat over Poway Mayor Steve Vaus in a very tight race, which has yet to be called with votes still being counted. Vaus led by 1,245 votes on Nov. 4, but his lead dwindled... — Updated 11/25/2020

Veterans Day Observance at The Circle

Each year, our local American Legion Post #853 pays tribute to our veterans by holding a Veterans Day observance at Christmas Circle on Nov. 11, in keeping with the "eleventh month, eleventh day, eleventh hour" tradition.... — Updated 11/23/2020

A Celestial Soap Opera

Did you ever wonder what folks did for entertainment before we had television and social media? Well, before TV and the internet, there was radio. And before radio – long before radio – there was, well, the sky. People decades... — Updated 11/23/2020

Julian Joins Borrego As A Dark Sky Community

The County of San Diego has adopted new rural lighting standards that will help preserve night skies free from light pollution and allow Julian to join Borrego Springs as a recognized International Dark Sky Community. The Borrego Sun reported last month on a four-year effort by... — Updated 11/20/2020

The Winter Stars are Coming

Whenever I spot the constellation Taurus, the bull, rising in the east after dark, I know that winter can't be far behind. Stargazers with vivid imaginations might be able to trace the stars of Taurus into the outline of a bull's... — Updated 11/23/2020

SDCWA Meeting: Borrego Community Forum

Sustaining San Diego County's Water Future: Borrego Community Forum Mark your calendars for a virtual event/meeting regarding the proposed regional conveyance system, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday Nov. 5. - Learn about route... — Updated 11/3/2020

Chamber and Community Health

I’d like to start by applauding the Borrego Sun for their investigative reporting on the Borrego Community Health Foundation and breaking this important story wide open. As a journalist, I know hours upon hours have been spent on this story and the Sun isn’t finished yet.... — Updated 11/18/2020

Chamber Reminds Businesses to Update

The snowbirds are starting to arrive, and so are the visitors. The volume of daily calls to the Chamber has doubled in one week, and with it, we hear a lot of confusion about outdated information still posted on websites, Yelp, Google, Facebook and other social media sites. I... — Updated 11/3/2020

2021 ABF Photo Contest

Share your love of Anza-Borrego by entering your best shots in the annual Anza-Borrego Foundation Photo Contest! Entries will be accepted from Nov. 1 to Dec. 7. Photos may be from any year, so not to worry if you didn’t get to visit the Park this year. Contest categories... — Updated 11/20/2020

Expressions of Abstract

Expressions in the Abstract exhibit returned to the Borrego Art Institute for a fourth year. This exhibit featured abstract art from wall art to sculptures by outstanding artists –Stu Bailey, Kat Green, Gerald Patrick, John... — Updated 11/23/2020

"BSUSD Continues In-Person"

Dear Parents and Community, The County of San Diego moving back to the purple tier in California’s Blueprint for a safer economy will not affect our schools’ reopening plans. The education sector has its own guidelines that we follow and because we have already come back to... — Updated 11/25/2020

BSUSD, Meal Service Schedule

Beginning Tuesday Dec. 1, the Meal Service Schedule that has been in place since Oct. 13 will change. Students who return to campus will receive Breakfast and Lunch at school, Tuesday – Friday. Supper is also available to-go, after school. On Friday, meals for Monday will be... — Updated 11/24/2020

Kathy King of Finding Homes

She used to be known as "Queen of the Salton Sea" back in the real estate boom days by the Sea and now local Coldwell Banker Realtor Kathy King has earned the title, "Queen of Finding Funding" for non-profits in need. Kathy... — Updated 11/25/2020

Julian in November

Julian's backcountry mountain range is one of the few places you can find fall and snow in Southern California. With every season, comes its own weather patterns. Fall weather really has a mind of its own up here. The morning and... — Updated 11/20/2020

Bernice Okey Dennett

July 16, 1934 – Oct. 22, 2020 Bernice Okey Dennett was born in Highland Park, Illinois on July 16, 1934. She passed away suddenly on October 22, 2020. In January 2019, she moved from Fallbrook out to Borrego Springs to be near... — Updated 11/10/2020

$225K in Drugs Confiscated

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized about $225K worth of methamphetamine Nov. 4. The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m., when a man driving a burgundy Buick sedan approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. A Border Patrol K-9 detection team alerted to the vehicle... — Updated 11/18/2020

Distressed Men Rescued

Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector successfully rescued three men on Nov. 3, according to a press release. The rescue was initiated at 8:40 p.m., when El Centro Sector Radio Communications Dispatch received a distress call from an undocumented individual who had... — Updated 11/10/2020

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