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 By Denny DuVall    News

Old Borego Open House

On Nov. 10, the Borrego Springs Civic Foundation sponsored an open house of the Old Borego Store and residence. The original buildings were built by Eslie Wynn in the late 20's, and the property was purchased by Ed and Glen DuVall... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Denny DuVall    News

"Car Nation" Take Over at The Mall

Following the annual Borrego Days Parade Saturday Oct. 19, a car show was held at The Mall, put on by Bill Daemke. The car show, dubbed as, "Car Nation," was an addition to the Borrego Days festivities this year, and was moved up... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Denny DuVall    Julian

Julian Holds Annual Quilt Show

The Julian Quilt Show, put on by the Julian Woman's Club, has been going on since the 80's, and is enjoyed by many each year. This year, the show ran from June 30 through July 4, held in the Julian Town Hall, supported by the... — Updated 7/30/2019

 By Denny DuVall    Julian

Julian Beer Co. Celebrates One Year

The Julian Beer Company opened its doors for business a year ago on July 4. After the annual Julian Parade, if many didn't wander to the American Legion Deep Pit BBQ, or explore the beautiful little town of Julian, many headed... — Updated 7/14/2019

 By Denny DuVall    News

Wedding at Old Borego

Storm Garner and John Wang were married outside of Old Borego Saturday March 23, with family and guests numbered around 115 people in attendance. This was the first wedding that I know of that has ever taken place at Old Borego,... — Updated 4/4/2019

 By Denny DuVall    Julian

Julian Chamber Mixer

Things were mixing at the monthly Julian Chamber of Commerce mixer Nov. 1 at the Wynola Pizza. Held once a month at different locations around Julian, similar to the Sundowner’s held in Borrego, was attended by over 30 businesses in and around Julian. Prizes donated by various... — Updated 11/14/2018

 By Denny DuVall    Julian

Sons of the American Legion

On a cool Sunday morning on Oct. 28, the American Legion in Julian hosted a breakfast fundraiser for a good cause. All procceeds from the breakfast would go toward the Wounded Warrior Foundation Freedom Station. This organization... — Updated 11/2/2018

 By Denny DuVall    Julian

Julian Beer Company

Micro-Breweries are a new thing that has really come into focus in the last few years. This new business fad will continue until you see one in the middle of Walmart, then I suppose it will eventually disappear into the world of the Rubics Cube, high heeled sneakers, racing... — Updated 9/24/2018

 By Denny DuVall    Julian

Nickel Beer Company

Nickel Beer Company is in the process of celebrating their four-year anniversary at 1485 Hollow Glen Road, a half mile east of the town of Julian on Highway 78. They currently offer 16 different taps of house brewed beer, along with a large outdoor beer garden that is dog... — Updated 9/10/2018

 By Denny DuVall    Julian

Go Lodge at the B & B

Just off the main street in Julian is the Julian Lodge B and B, designed after the Washington Hotel, built in 1885 and was constructed in the early eighties. The lodge can handle large groups, wedding parties, family reunions, or just a romantic getaway for you and your... — Updated 8/24/2018

 By Denny DuVall    Julian

Find Your "Inner North Star"

I recently stumbled across a new entity that you might find interesting, I know I did. I was chasing down a lead that the Julian American Legion had a new Chaplin, and proceeded to check it out. I got a phone number, called, and went to the address just South of Julian. There, I... — Updated 8/10/2018

 By Denny DuVall    Julian

Julian Events

The biggest event on the mountain for June was the 20th annual Blues Bash at the Menghini Winery. It was a large success and has been for 20 years. Sadly, this was the final event that will be put on by Robb Bower. It is hoped that another promoter will revive this popular event... — Updated 7/2/2018

 By Denny DuVall    Arts

Artists Showcase Unique Clay, Glass and Fiber Pieces

The community of Borrego was treated to an art show April 7 at the Borrego Art Institute celebrating Clay, Glass, and Fiber. Sending me to cover this event is similar to sending an auto mechanic to cover a dance recital or a poem reading contest. At least you won’t be bored by... — Updated 4/19/2018


Michael and Denny Go Shrimping

It was a “suggestion” by Borrego Sun publisher Patrick Meehan on January 25 during our weekly staff meeting: Denny DuVall and I should go out to Clark Dry Lake and locate brine shrimp that supposedly had emerged after the recent heavy and persistent rains. Then, editor... — Updated 2/22/2017

 By Denny DuVall    News

Old Borego Meets New Borrego

On or around the second Sunday of every November the Borrego Springs Civic Foundation gets the keys to Old Borego, and opens it to the public from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The fourth grade class writes up a history of old Borego, and awards are given to the best essay’s. The fourth... — Updated 11/18/2016

 By Denny DuVall    News


Sunday afternoon found Henry and I heading to the opening of the farmers market at the Don Bree Park in Santa Ysabel. There were five or so venders set up displaying their wares. There was also an area set aside for live music. A... — Updated 10/14/2016


ARIEL'S ATTIC At Julian Station

This is another in the series of businesses located in the Julian Station in Wynola, just west of Julian. Ariel's Attic (named for her Pug) is located inside the mini-mall, across from Cowboy Rendezvous. There you will find Ariel a... — Updated 10/14/2016

 By Denny DuVall    Arts


Saturday afternoon found Henry and I heading to the art gallery in Santa Ysabel to check out featured artist Jane Culp. Her work will be on display from October 8th through November 13th 2016. Free admission. Jane's paintings are... — Updated 10/14/2016

 By Denny DuVall    News

Music on the Mountain - Fred Benedetti

It's the first Tuesday of the month, and Henry and I are off to enjoy another concert. This evening is Fred Benedetti, Classical and Spanish guitarist. He was born in Sasebo Japan and started playing guitar at the age of nine. In... — Updated 8/4/2016

 By Denny DuVall    News

Julian Chamber BBQ

The evening of Wed. July 20, found me and Henry heading for Menghini Winery just north of Julian, to attend the Julian Chamber of Commerce BBQ. This is always a great event. Music and PA system was provided by DJ Dave of Julian.... — Updated 7/25/2016

 By Denny DuVall    News

UFOs in Borrego

Did you see the flyer that was 'flying' around Borrego for the meeting at the library to discuss sightings in and around Borrego? Around fourteen people did, and discussed different sightings that some of them had witnessed in the... — Updated 5/24/2016


Henry the Truck - Issue 11

Vol. 63, No. 11 Borrego Springs, California May 22, 2014 1933-34 Fords Henry Ford’s next generation The ’33 and ’34 Fords were almost identical, so I will discuss them together for this column. The grill and the hood latch handles were the major differences between the two... — Updated 4/28/2016


Henry the Truck - Issue 10

Vol. 63, No. 10 Borrego Springs, California May 8, 2014 The 1932 Ford 1932 would usher in what was to become Ford Motor Company’s greatest legend of any cars it has produced then, or since! Of all the body styles offered in 1932, the two door coupe that didn’t have ¼ windows... — Updated 4/27/2016


Henry the Truck - Issue 7

Vol. 63, No. 7 Borrego Springs, California March 27, 2014 HENRY the Truck This is starting a new era for me, and the kind people at the Borrego Sun. They were good enough to run my three stories about my adventures with my... — Updated 4/25/2016


Henry the Truck - Issue 3

Vol. 6 , No. 6 Borrego Springs, California December 19, 013 Hauling Gargoyles By Henry the Truck Varrrrrrrmmm!!!!!!!! Denny brings my sleeping self to life in the early morning of May (2001). He has a car trailer hooked up behind... — Updated 4/22/2016


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