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 By Michael Sadler    News 

Vagabond Tour 3: Paradise Found

When you haven't seen an old friend in over 20 years, you wonder how they've changed. And how their environment has changed. Not a problem with Richard, he's still exactly the same as when I helped build some of his house in Three... — Updated 6/21/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    News 

Vagabond: The Short and Dusty Road

I headed out of Borrego mid-morning on Mother's Day, right into a blinding dust storm east of the airport. If the wind had been any stronger, it would have flipped the left-curve arrow 180-degrees and propelled me along the short... — Updated 6/13/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

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

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Vagabond Tour is About to Begin

Well folks, looks like my time here’s about up. After 10 years in Borrego Springs, with more than seven years reporting for the Borrego Sun, I’ve decided to pack my car with the bare essentials for living on the road and take off for parts as yet unknown. I call it my Vagabond... — Updated 4/21/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Borrego Springs 9th Annual Film Festival Part Two

The 9th Annual Borrego Springs Film Festival was moving towards great success, as reported in the March 31 issue of the Borrego Sun, thanks mainly to the fine organization built by Festival founder Fred Jee. In summary of the... — Updated 4/21/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Magician Michael Budd Wows Enthusiastic Crowd

I've paid a lot more and got a lot less for my money than the entertainment provided by magician Michael Budd. He performed his one hour of magic for free at the Springs at Borrego's Dreamweaver Amphitheater on April 2, and his... — Updated 4/15/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Rams Golf Team Wins Again!

The Borrego Rams Golf Team, under the supervision of Coach Tim White and Assistant Coach Rich Mossay, played a league match with boys and girls against Calvary Christian Academy here at the Springs at Borrego course on April 7,... — Updated 4/15/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

9th Film Festival Shines

From its inception nine years ago, the Borrego Springs Film Festival (BSFF) has grown into an integral part of life here in this quiet little town, and Fred Jee should be proud of his brainchild having matured into a strong voice... — Updated 4/6/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Who Let the Dogs Out?!

The competition was fierce, the 19 sponsors very generous, the ribbons bright and colorful, and the raffle items highly desirable as about four-dozen dogs and their owners gathered for the First RoadRunner Club/Springs RV Park Dog... — Updated 4/4/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Crazy Fun at Red Neck Open Golf Tourney

Golf is supposed to be a challenge to the brain and body. Practice, practice, practice! But how does one practice that which has never been even remotely contemplated?! Such as sitting uncomfortably in a very wobbly desk chair... — Updated 4/1/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

BMA Spring Fundraiser Underway – Part 2

The Borrego Ministers Association (BMA) has all but exhausted $280,000 in generous donations used to assist local families and individuals over the past two years during the COVID pandemic. Their work, however, continues much of it out of the public spotlight, as the season in... — Updated 3/24/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Ceramic Sign-Making Draws Unique Visions

Borrego's long-time potter, Ginger Dunlap-Dietz, now retired from official Pottery Studio duties, has finished Phase-1 of her workshop on ceramic sign-making at Borrego Art Institute's outdoor pottery at the high school. Her four s... — Updated 3/18/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Rams Golfers Pull to 1 – 1 in Standings

While they have previously played only a single match with a fellow Citrus league team, the Borrego High Rams, playing 9 holes at the Springs at Borrego golf course, were awarded a non-league win by forfeit over the Holtville... — Updated 3/15/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Unsung Heroes of Borrego Pandemic Response Launch Spring Fundraiser

It was a lot of money raised by the Borrego Ministers Association (BMA) from hundreds of very generous Borregan donors in Borrego during 2020 – 21 to meet the challenges of a raging COVID-19 pandemic. However, the approximately... — Updated 3/15/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

BSPAC: City Ballet Returns

The City Ballet of San Diego brought 13 of their dance artists to Borrego's Performing Arts Center on Feb. 18, and the nearly full house of patrons greatly appreciated the artistry, athleticism, and choreography of a wide variety... — Updated 3/11/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

You Need to See this Display!

If ever there was something really, really interesting to see and absorb in Borrego, it's the photo/information panels currently on display in the front courtyard of the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association (ABDNHA), jus... — Updated 3/11/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Desert Imprinting at Desert Moon Thrift

Back in the mid-1980's while living in Tortilla Flats, Arizona, and with desert life firmly imprinted in her mind, Jeannie Heffley packed up her five younger siblings and brought them to Borrego Springs for a visit. She feels the... — Updated 3/1/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

BSPAC: "No Body Like Jimmy"

Leave it to Richard Dopp to utter not a single word of dialogue in BSPAC's encore presentation of "No Body Like Jimmy" this past weekend, yet still get laughs galore. Like I wrote in the March 2021 review, Dopp is brilliantly... — Updated 2/25/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

34th Senior Center Golf Tourney Huge Success

With an eye to a semblance of normalcy for what we all hope is near the tail-end of the COVID-19 pandemic, 124 happy, maskless golfers and 73 generous hole sponsors, plus wildly extravagant tippers for food and drinks, all combined... — Updated 2/25/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Home Kitchen Operations Approved

For those folks who love to cook or bake, and who want to make a little money on the side working out of their own kitchen, the County’s new Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operation (MEHKO) may be just the thing. Operated by a resident in a private home where food is stored,... — Updated 2/25/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Frugal Coyote Makes Sizeable Donation

What seemed at first a routine local news item turned out to be anything but. Had someone misplaced a comma and added a zero on an oversized check from Frugal Coyote to the Borrego Springs Children's Center? No, it turned out to... — Updated 2/2/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Desert Health Webinar

In the first of a three-part series on Desert Health, the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association (ABDHNA) sponsored a webinar in connection with Borrego Health, Mercy Air and the Borrego Springs Fire Department on Jan. 13, hosted by Mike McElhatton. The focus for the... — Updated 1/28/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Weather or Not in Borrego

On December 14 – 15, 2021, Borregans experienced a welcome rainfall, with nearly three-quarters of an inch over those two days, and a total for the month of nearly a full inch (0.96 inches), according to the State Park rain gauge data. That’s at least higher than Dec. 2020... — Updated 1/10/2022

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Caring About the Community

For anyone who has seen Borrego Water District Board Vice President Dr. Lyle Brecht in action over the past decade, in both public hearings and private business meetings, he's an example of a thinking process both inside and... — Updated 12/9/2021

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

The PAC is Back!

It's been a very long 20 months without a performance at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center, but strict COVID-19 protocols helped ensure the sold-out Opening Gala on Nov. 20 would be a huge success, given the Doo-wop and... — Updated 12/7/2021

 

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