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2.8 Magnitude Earthquake in Borrego

A 2.8-magnitude earthquake shook Borrego Springs Tuesday April 23, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor hit at 9:50 a.m., 12km north of Borrego Springs. There are no reports of structural damages or... — Updated 4/23/2019

BSR Up For Sale

The Borrego Springs Resort will be put up for auction on May 21 with a starting price of $1.5 million. Maiser Aboneaaj and JC Bambach of S & A Industries Inc., bought the Resort back in 2016. Full story in the May 2 issue of the Borrego... — Updated 4/19/2019

What is the Fate of Borrego Days 2019?

Borrego Days 2019 will go on as planned, but organizers at the Chamber of Commerce say it will probably be on a reduced scale; gone will be private companies organizing the events, and instead all Parade & Festival activities will be set up and overseen in-house, according to... — Updated 4/23/2019

Hammerheads Soar

The skies over Borrego Valley Airport were soaring with jaw-dropping excitement April 11-13 for the Hammerhead Roundup, an International Aerobatic Club (IAC) Chapter 36 San Diego Hammerheads' global invite competition. Top... — Updated 4/23/2019

Jones Supports Key OHV, State Parks Budget Items

In the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation hearing yesterday, Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) supported several funding items that would benefit many communities in San Diego County and throughout the state. 1) Off-Highway... — Updated 4/22/2019

Mosquito Hawks Invade

Yes, it’s been an unusually wet winter in Borrego Springs and as a result there were lots of wildflowers, sphinx moths, green caterpillars, painted lady butterflies, migrating hawks and now an invasion of mosquitoes large enough to carry off a small child. That’s a wonderful... — Updated 4/19/2019

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

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

Alice Wallace Band: Sweet Sounds of Spring

Memorable music and lyrics inspired by a real event should first perk up the ears, then bury itself deep into the soul. Such was the case with Alice Wallace's Santa Ana Winds, her words and music stoking up the tragic imagery of... — Updated 4/22/2019

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

RRC Ladies Win Duel in the Desert

As with assessing criminal suspects, the men playing in the annual RoadRunner Club's final tournament of the season, the Duel in the Desert, had the means, motive, and opportunity to come out on top. But we failed. Again. This... — Updated 4/22/2019

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

Thomas Gene Charles Hynous

March 31, 1938 – March 24, 2019 Thomas Gene Charles Hynous passed away peacefully Sunday March 24, at the age of 80. He was born in Elgin, Illinois March 31, 1938. His family moved to California in 1948, and graduated from North... — Updated 4/22/2019

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

Gold Rush Days Bring the Past to Julian

The first beautiful spring weekend of April included warm weather, slight breezes and Julian's Gold Rush Days. The two-day annual event took place at the Julian Farm and Orchard in Wynola, hosted by Ryan and Gina Cross, who also... — Updated 4/19/2019

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

Audit Finds Salton Sea Authority Tops in Fiscal Integrity

The Salton Sea Authority (SSA) is operating at the highest professional standard of fiscal integrity and public accountability, according to a recently completed independent audit of the organization. Independent auditor Shannon Ayala, partner in David Farr LLC financial audit... — Updated 4/22/2019

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


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 4/23/2019

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