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 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News 

Trunk-or-Treat Lights Up the Night

Twenty decorated trunks, a magic hut, a fortune teller, spooky tunes, books galore, friendly firefighters and an array of live lizards made our Halloween Trunk-or-Treat event a fabulous experience this year. Many thanks go to Cal... — Updated 11/9/2023

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News

Trunk-or-Treat 2021

Trunk-or-Treat 2021 was a graveyard smash! The Trunks in attendance were decorated for the occasion, tables and lanterns were set up and treats bagged for the kids. The crowd seemed to be three times the size as it was last... — Updated 11/12/2021


Common Man Meets Machinator

As the FBI raids and uncovers gross criminal malfeasance at the Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF), I applaud the efforts and superb writing of Borrego Sun reporter Nikki Symington for bringing this story along to a conclusion, where we as a community, can begin to transit... — Updated 12/31/2020

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News

Trunk-or-Treat Sweeps Out the Goodies

That's the spirit! Halloween Trunk-or-Treat 2020 at The Mall was a great success, and behind the masks and makeup, appreciation shone on the faces of Borrego's children, teens and adults attending on the night, Saturday Oct. 31.... — Updated 11/18/2020


Borrego Springs - Medical Center, Money Matters

Survey says: need more doctors. Since the completion of the official healthcare survey last month, The Fund (Borrego Valley Endowment Fund, BVEF) is working to decide where to direct their resources next; while the current Medical... — Updated 6/1/2020

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News

Turkey Vultures Around the Circle

Tuesday, Aug. 16, four turkey vultures were seen at the picnic tables at Christmas Circle, meeting with several ravens. As we approached, the turkey vultures flew the scene and Russell Webb caught a photo of one flying by the... — Updated 8/17/2016

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News

Father's Day Festivities

Ernie and Debbie Loza brought the town together for Father's Day in the cooling breeze of a Saturday evening at Christmas Circle Park. Families look forward to the fellowship, food, games and gifts, all donated for the event by... — Updated 6/25/2016

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News

Hats Off! To the Class of 2016!

The Class of 2016 was presented and individually spotlighted and admired by the community during the Conferring of Honors portion of the Graduation Commencement last night, June 17, at Borrego Springs High School. Ms. Martha... — Updated 6/24/2016

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News

It's Hot Out!

The temps are spiking today in Borrego. It's hot out!... — Updated 6/20/2016

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News

Fifth-Graders Advance Today!

College Bound Coyotes, the fifth-grade class of Borrego Springs Elementary School (BSES) participated in Promotion Ceremonies this morning, June 17, and were awarded Diplomas of Achievement. Family and friends filled the staging... — Updated 6/18/2016

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News

High School Prom an Elegant Affair

Tonight the students were the shining spotlight at the Borrego Springs Resort - decked out in black and gold, the dining area and dance floor was filled with young adults dressed to the nines. See the next issue of the Borrego Sun... — Updated 6/17/2016

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News

Library/Park meeting draws standing-room-only crowd

The Borrego Springs Library and Community Park meeting on June 9 drew a large crowd to the community room at the library. The meeting was meant to inform and gather input from residents on what things they would like to see... — Updated 6/16/2016

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News

Farmer's Market NOW at The Mall

Get your veggies and fruit fix this morning at The Mall in front of Umpqua Bank. Oranges, cucumbers, lettuce, strawberries and more are in great supply in the bins of the Farmer's Market.... — Updated 6/16/2016

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News

FOX 5 Live in town

Borrego Springs is in the news across the country after two quakes measuring over 5 were felt just after 1:00 a.m. this morning. FOX 5 News planted themselves between Village Liquors & Market and Carlee's Bar and Grill to... — Updated 6/15/2016

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News

VOTE! Polls Open Today

Polls are open today, Tuesday, June 7, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at he Methodist Church on Church Lane in Borrego Springs. Pat Oakes, Virginia Perrine, Elaine Tulving and Marge Schuessler are manning the tables this morning to... — Updated 6/9/2016


CBD - Let The Healing Begin

Are you in pain? Are you being prescribed pain relief medications or self-medicating with alcohol or other over-the-counter compounds, using transdermal patches, braces or portable TENS Units to get just enough relief to go about... — Updated 6/7/2016

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News

Tassels Turned at JBdA Charter School

Juan Bautista de Anza Charter School Commencement ceremonies were a heartfelt celebration for six graduating seniors and six (four present) middle schoolers advancing to high school level. The scene was set at La Casa del Zorro... — Updated 6/7/2016

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News

A Memorial Celebration

Residents joined American Legion Post #853 at Christmas Circle park this morning in honor of military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in... — Updated 5/31/2016


Loop to Julian for Weaving Workshops

The Julian Weaving Works is offering a two-day weaving workshop on June 4 and 5, with master weaver Beryl Warnes. No experience is necessary and looms and materiels will be provided. Sign-ups are now open for learning one of four... — Updated 5/9/2016

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News

Dental Hygiene is Elementary

Borrego Springs Elementary School students were treated to a little dental attention on Thursday, March 17, when members of the Borrego Community Health Foundation's (BCHF) dental team visited the school with diagnostic tools and... — Updated 4/6/2016

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News

Borrego Springs - Kesling's Kitchen

Signs have appeared along Palm Canyon Drive that are upsetting local businesses. The eagerly awaited, but yet to be opened, Kesling's Kitchen Restaurant at the Borrego Art Institute (BAI) on The Circle, has posted several signs say... — Updated 3/30/2016

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News

Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce

The Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce installed two new Directors at their Annual Breakfast, hosted by La Casa del Zorro on Wednesday, March 23. While guests enjoyed a breakfast of scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage and... — Updated 3/29/2016

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News

Borrego Springs - Richard Bye

Following the sad passing of beloved artist, singer, father and husband, Richard Bye, Borrego Sun online looks back at the achievements and work of the much loved Borrego resident. Richard Bye - Died peacefully in his sleep at the... — Updated 3/21/2016

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News

Borrego Springs - Flying Saucers

A one-day bloom just so happened on the day of the Annual ABDNHA Garden Tour. This spectacular cactus flower is called a Flying Saucer hybrid, and a spectacular display had cars lining the street in front of this Garden Tour... — Updated 3/20/2016

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News

Borrego Springs - Community Sponsor Group

The March 3 meeting of the Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group (BSCSG) had five action items to contend with before the group would press on with Information, Non-action items and the continued reading of the Borrego Springs Community Plan. Members present included Bonnie... — Updated 3/6/2016


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