Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library used book store, the Book Nook, in the lobby of the library, is accepting book donations. Please donate your used books. (No magazines, textbooks or water damaged books). The store is open during regular library hours, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to... — Updated 5/19/2022


Borregans that have an opinion on two alternatives to keep our fireman/paramedics and insure quality of life saving services should attend the board meeting of of the Borrego Springs Board of Directors. The meetings are open to the public. However, this meeting will be via Zoom,... — Updated 5/16/2022

Dream Big Small Business of the Year

Dream Big Awards – The U.S. Chamber’s Dream Big Awards program is officially open for 2022 application submissions. The annual awards celebrate the success of small businesses and highlight their contributions to America’s economic growth. This year we will be collecting... — Updated 5/3/2022

BCHF: True or Not?

To quote Sandra Hansberger, Chair of the Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF), “Everything you read in the Borrego Sun is not true.” She’s right. The Borrego Sun often relies on tips from credible sources to ferret out new information. Rumors are like the old saying,... — Updated 5/10/2022

Cannes Film Festival

Patrick Meehan Jr. of Desert Media Holdings, Inc., and his wife Berna attended the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival, which took place from May 17 to May 28 in... — Updated 5/19/2022

Make Friends with Vega

Of all the books I've read during my nearly six decades of stargazing – and there have been a lot – my favorite isn't a technical tome like you might imagine. It's actually the inspirational and romantic autobiography of the... — Updated 5/19/2022

Summer Safety Tips from ABF, ABDSP

Summer always starts earlier in the desert. We already see temperatures just under triple digits and want to share some tips to help you stay safer in the hotter weather. Although the number of visitors to the Park is much less in... — Updated 5/19/2022

Crime Statistics, Homeless Outreach, Emergency Medical Response Discussed at Sponsor Group Meeting

In keeping with the times, the May meeting of the Sponsor Group was a hybrid meeting, that is, there were an equal number of people who attended the meeting in-person at the Borrego Springs Library, and online via Zoom. While there were some minor audio hiccups at the start of... — Updated 5/19/2022

Chamber Sundowner A Huge Hit

It was quite the turnout for the Chamber of Commerce's last Sundowner of the season on May 5. Live music by "Two the Moon," helped set the tone with covers of various songs, while those in attendance enjoyed delicious tostadas,... — Updated 5/19/2022

Sponsor Group Meeting

Attend the next Sponsor Group Meeting, scheduled for Thursday June 2, 5 p.m. at the Borrego Springs Library or via Zoom. Anticipated topics include the La Casa Del Zorro solar project at the intersection of Borrego Springs and Yaqui Pass Road, 18-wheeler trucks, permit... — Updated 5/19/2022

Sponsor Group Meeting

Attend the Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group Meeting Thursday May 5, 5 p.m. in-person at the Borrego Library, 2850 Country Club Road or via Zoom: or call: 669 900 6833, Meeting ID: 814 2218 1508,... — Updated 5/3/2022

Chamber Embraces May

May has arrived and with somewhat of a tourism slowdown. However, this won’t last because the Chamber has seen an increase in travel-scouts visiting Borrego Springs to map out their groups upcoming trips in September, October and into 2023. We didn’t see much of this in... — Updated 5/16/2022

Chamber Cinco de Mayo Sundowner/Mixer

As I write this, it is only mid-April and our taxes are due! This also means that work begins on the 2022 – 23 Embrace Borrego Guide, Borrego Days 56 is now in the conversation, new marketing campaigns are in progress and we still have visitors stopping by the Chamber... — Updated 5/3/2022

Retrospect Saul Miller, Cartoonist

"The more individuality one finds's in animal's the less one find's in humans" – Chuck Jones Saul Miller's Borrego themed cartoon doodle, 'Bunny and Hare,' has been shown in the Borrego Sun newspaper for 18 years. Elizabeth... — Updated 5/19/2022

BSUSD: What Happens Next?

Last month, over 20 parents showed up at the Borrego Springs Unified School District Board meeting to speak out about their concerns and fears for their children at Borrego Springs Elementary School. Their concerns ranged from the quality of the cafeteria food to procedures for... — Updated 5/19/2022

Concerns Shared at BSUSD Board Meeting

Parents and concerned citizens filled the Borrego Springs High School community room, as they shared their discontent with happenings within the school, at the monthly school board meeting on April 13. Due to the limited amount of time allotted for comments from the public, only... — Updated 5/10/2022

Borrego Springs High School Welding Class Field Trip

Borrego welding students got an up close look at operations at two El Cajon businesses. Our first stop was Competitive Metals where the General Manager Shelby Giard gave us a tour of their operations. Competitive Metals is a metal... — Updated 5/10/2022

Lady Rams Mercy Rule in Three

It only took three innings for the Borrego Springs softball team to earn its second win in Manzanita League play on May 3 against West Shores. It was a rough "walking party" for both teams, but the Lady Rams managed to make... — Updated 5/10/2022

Borrego's Oldest Golf Tourney Draws Crowd at RRC

Forty-four golfers, including their families, came from the Southland and from as far away as Florida to participate in the 56th Annual Borrego Open, a two-day event played on April 23 and April 24 at the RoadRunner Club's... — Updated 5/10/2022

Julian Women's Club 96th Annual Wildflower Show

The Julian Women’s Club will present The 96th Annual Wildflower Show at the Clubhouse of the Julian Women’s Club (2607 C Street Julian, California) on Friday May 6 and Saturday May 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are gladly accepted. For further... — Updated 5/4/2022

New Scholarships for Julian High Seniors

There are two new available scholarship opportunities this year for graduating seniors (2022) in Julian. The Michael J. Hart Memorial Scholarship, in memory of the publisher of the Julian News for many years, is being offered by the Julian Chamber of Commerce. Mike was a vital... — Updated 5/3/2022

$355K Meth, Heroin Seized

A 19-year-old was arrested by Border Patrol agents after being attempting to smuggle nearly $355,000 worth of narcotics. The incident occurred when the suspect arrived at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint at around 7:10 p.m. on April 26. According to the agency, the agent... — Updated 5/10/2022

Man Arrested, Attempted Narcotics Smuggling

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man attempting to smuggle narcotics through an immigration checkpoint on April 23. At approximately 8:40 a.m., a blue 2007 Chevrolet Silverado approached the Highway 86 checkpoint. The agent inspecting vehicles in the primary... — Updated 5/10/2022

"Gas Tax Update"

I wanted to give you the latest news as gas prices continue to rise across San Diego County. Last month, Supervisor Anderson and I initiated action, unanimously approved by the Board, to send a letter to State lawmakers for a one-year suspension of the state gas tax. We also... — Updated 5/19/2022

"BASIC Circle of Art: Thank You"

Noted Canadian playwright Lister Sinclair once said that “Art pulls a community together.” After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the 2022 BASIC Circle of Art was a testament to Mr. Sinclair’s statement. The community of Borrego Springs welcomed this event back with open arms... — Updated 5/19/2022

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