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COVID-19 Vaccinations

CalFire will be at the Borrego Springs Library on Monday Sept. 20 for COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine, first and second doses, and the J&J one-time vaccine. They will return on Monday Oct. 11 for those who need the second dose of Pfizer. On Sept. 20, vaccination hours will be 9:30 a.m.... — Updated 9/16/2021

California: Recall Election, Sept. 14

California voters are up-in-arms for the 2021 California gubernatorial recall election, deciding whether or not to remove Gavin Newsom as governor, three years into his first term. Here are a few things people should... — Updated 9/2/2021

SVP Respite, Part Two

SVP’s have been released conditionally without undertaking any or completing therapies at state mental institutions. Therapy under the Department of State Hospitals for SVPs is purely voluntary and two-thirds of the offenders never avail themselves of the rehabilitation... — Updated 9/21/2021

Finding Watery Constellations

After the drenching that parts of our nation have experienced recently, I almost hesitate to bring this up, but of the 88 constellations that fill our night sky, 15 are somehow associated with water. Of those 15, several appear in... — Updated 9/21/2021

Grant Received from BVEF

The Borrego Springs Youth and Seniors Center, Inc., received a nearly $14,000 grant from the Borrego Valley Endowment Fund in support of the ongoing operation of the Borrego Community Resource Center. The $13,680 grant will cover one-half of the rent for the nearly 5,000... — Updated 9/21/2021

Lab Busted in Warner Springs

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department seized more than $80 million in drugs including hash oil, psilocybin mushrooms and processed marijuana from a Warner Springs lab on Sept. 10, officials reported. Investigators served a search warrant on the property on state Route 79... — Updated 9/21/2021

A Winter Sky Sneak Preview

After another sizzling summer in the southwestern desert, I'm happy to know that the seasons will soon be changing and cooler temperatures are not that far off. Before we know it, many of us will be whining about the cold and the... — Updated 9/21/2021

The Borrego Springs Covid-19 Task Force

The Borrego Springs Covid-19 Task Force has decided to reactivate. We had hoped that there would be few new COVID cases in Borrego Springs this summer. Unfortunately, 21 new cases have been reported since early May. More than half of the new cases have occurred in the last three... — Updated 9/16/2021

COVID Numbers Surge

Here we go again... The numbers are surging and new cases of the coronavirus and its variant are at a level not seen since January of this year. The average daily level of cases has reached to at least 148,000.However, even as many hospitals are under strain and the reporting... — Updated 9/16/2021

COVID-19 Testing

As COVID-19 cases surge, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency has reopened testing sites across the county. Fast Facts - Testing sites are managed by the California Department of Public Health and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency. -... — Updated 9/7/2021

Sponsor Group Meeting

The County Programs and Regulations (CPRS) Standing Committee will meet on September 20, 4:30 p.m. Email Chair Rebecca Falk at to be put on the email list for the agenda and link to... — Updated 9/16/2021

Chamber Says "Get Ready for Borrego Days"

Now that the Chamber/Welcome Center is back open five days a week, we’ve caught up on the daily phone calls with over 50% of them asking about Borrego Days. “Is it happening, please send a vendors permit, how can I volunteer and of course will there be a super bloom next... — Updated 9/21/2021

Chamber Brings Good News

For the Chamber which is normally closed in the month of August, it has been a whirlwind of activity behind the closed doors. It all began with the disturbing SVP Merle Wakefield announcement where we quickly set the response ball in motion, arranging the Community Town Hall,... — Updated 9/7/2021

Lights, Camera, Action!

Lost that Christmas magic? Not looking forward to Holiday celebrations? Alicia Wszelaki, co-owner of Path 88 Productions, and Russell Webb have an antidote. It's called "A Gift for All Ages," and will premiere at the Borrego... — Updated 9/21/2021

The House of Borrego Springs Artists Reception and Season Hours

The House of Borrego Springs EAST and WEST Galleries and shop open with its Season hours beginning Saturday September 4. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The WEST Gallery hosts its opening reception for artists Fritz Liebhardt, Robin Brailsford and Wick Alexander on... — Updated 9/2/2021

Boys & Girls Club Field Trips

Over the summer, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego in Borrego Springs took multiple field trips. Vice President and CEO Danny Sherlock shared some of their trips with the Borrego... — Updated 9/21/2021

Rams Hill Continues to Give

Rams Hill GM Harry Turner hands elementary teacher, Sasha Ybarra-Cseri, and math teacher, Polly Macuga, (with Principal Victoria Baay looking on) with a $200 gift card to show Community's appreciation for the dedicated work our... — Updated 9/16/2021

Rams Hill Steps Up to Support Borrego Students

In yet another gesture of community support, Rams Hill awarded three scholarships to Borrego Springs High School students whose parents have worked for at least a season at Rams Hill or to students who have worked for at least one... — Updated 9/7/2021

Rams Bested by Dragons, League to Begin

The Borrego Springs Rams football team hoped to bounce back from their previous two games, and make a statement against one of the top teams in the Ocean League, the San Pasqual Dragons. However, the Rams could not contain the... — Updated 9/21/2021

Lady Rams Victorious Over Julian

As with many good things, sometimes they must come to an end. After the Lady Rams volleyball team undefeated winning streak was snapped at six, they surely bounced back in a three set sweep against crosstown rivals, the Julian... — Updated 9/21/2021

Black Tar Heroin Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three people accused of attempting to smuggle black tar heroin through an immigration checkpoint on Aug. 26. The incident occurred at around noon, when a dark gray 2004 Acura TLX approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The agent in... — Updated 9/2/2021

$55K Worth of Methamphetamine Seized

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two people accused of attempting to smuggle methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint on Aug. 19. The incident occurred at about 12:17 p.m., when a silver 2004 Mercedes SL approached the Highway 111 checkpoint. The agent in... — Updated 9/2/2021

"Three Claps for Borrego Sun"

Well done, Borrego Sun, for publishing the details of Sexual Violent Predator Merle Wakefield’s crimes and his incarcerations, which it said was obtained from discreet sources. I’m sure that this was a great push in getting the reprieve for Borrego. Thank you for publishing... — Updated 9/21/2021

"Never Forget"

This past weekend, I participated in two 9/11 Memorial events, both of which honored the brave men and women who died on that horrific day. It was not lost on me that both events took place in Oceanside, a city whose fabric and culture are built by our military. On the morning... — Updated 9/16/2021

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