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 By Michael Sadler    News 

In Trouble vs. In Compliance: The Salton Sea and Borrego Valley

In two separate presentations on air quality at UCI's Steele-Burnand Research Center, scientists from the Department of Earth System Science at UC Irvine made clear not only the air quality trouble the Salton Sea is in now, and... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News 

Super Bloom Status Report

With the New Year and what seems to be a lot of rain so far this season, hopes for another Super Bloom are high. Wildflower explosions are nothing short of spectacular here in the desert, and we want to share the experience with... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Events 

New Year's in Borrego: A Quiet Dinner or Rockin' the House

At 6 p.m. local time, celebrations were already well under way for the ball to drop in a fully packed Times Square, but our Christmas Circle and the surrounding area was all but silent. Both restaurants at Rams Hill and La Casa... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

RoadRunner Club Mixer: Bringing Out the Best in Some of Us

Congratulations are in order for Charlie Cutler, Ron Crenshaw, Lynnette Salton, and Ken Cragoe, the winning team at the RoadRunner Club Golf Mixer on Dec. 12, sponsored by the Women's Golf Club. The foursome's combined net score... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

The Challenge of Eclectic Golf

It's an odd format for a game that usually gives a golfer only one chance at playing a single hole. Called an Eclectic, golfers get two chances on consecutive days to first make and then improve upon their score for a given hole.... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Just Another Beautiful Day in Bedford Falls?!

It's the story of a generous Building and Loan owner set during Christmas in mid-1940s Bedford Falls, New York, who dearly loves his wife and family, but who finds himself in desperate financial and emotional straits, so much so... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

"Ely Orphanz" Unite in Borrego

Meeting Diana Fox, Anna Marie Leonard, and Brandi Harris at the Sundowner on Nov. 15 was a "union" of three siblings, self-dubbed the "Ely Orphanz" (pronounced Ee-lee), who had never met all together before coming for a visit to... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Viewpoint: A Good Framework for Sustainability

The recently circulated draft Stipulated Judgment and its accompanying Groundwater Management Plan (called the “physical solution”), have passed their first major milestone, a 30-day public comment period. A lot has happened since the USGS published its hydrogeology report in... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

GMP To Be Released

A draft “Stipulated Judgment” 10 months in the making, with an attached Groundwater Management Plan (GMP) that replaces the GSP, will soon be released for a 30-day public review and comment period before being finalized by the Borrego Water District and other Basin Pumpers.... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

RoadRunner Donates Funds to Senior Center

The Annual RoadRunner Christmas Boutique at the clubhouse was in full swing Saturday morning Dec. 7, with shoppers evaluating and purchasing a wide variety of hand-crafted items. "All of the Borrego merchants, vendors, the Wright... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

BAI Holiday Pottery Sale

On the cool, sometimes rain-sprinkled morning of Saturday Dec. 7, local potters displayed and sold their hand-crafted wares to Christmas shoppers and bargain hunters alike. Given the weather and the early hour, it was a fine... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

RRC Golf Mixer Brings Delight, Embarrassment

For the first golf tournament mixer of the Season at the RoadRunner Club, played on just another beautiful November day in Borrego, expectations were high that my three-person team, out of 13 teams, would be a contender for top... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Better Late Than Never: Three Half-Sisters Unite in Borrego

It's a rather touching although complicated tale, best appreciated when considering the time it took to unlock the tri-fold secrets, the cross-country distances involved, and efforts expended to unite three half-sisters who, until... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Water Agreement On Tap

The long-awaited agreement among major pumpers in the Borrego Sub-basin to reduce groundwater extraction over the next 20 years by about 75% was released in draft form on Nov. 20. The Stipulated Judgment and the accompanying “physical solution,” in the form of a newly... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Arrival of Pop Modern in Borrego

For home décor shoppers who harken back to the 50's, 60's, and even 70's for inspiration, there's a new interior design store in Borrego that may suit your needs. "Dazzles" at The Mall carries an exclusive Pop Modern inventory... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Marines Celebrate 244th Birthday at Rams Hill

U.S. Marines are all about tradition. From their inception in 1775 up until today, Nov. 10, 2019, they have gathered and proudly remembered for 244 years. This year's event was held at Rams Hill, and after folks had time to chat... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

6-12-24 Hour Time Trials

Whether for 6, 12, or 24 hours, cyclists from around the country and the world gave it their all riding on $10,000+ bikes, ranging in age from 20 to over 70 years old while participating in the Race Across America's 6 – 12 ... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Weather or Not In Borrego: The 100% Accurate Forecast for Borrego Springs

We haven’t provided weather news in the Borrego Sun for a while, so with the new season in Borrego expected to be jam-packed with news coverage on other important local events, we’re going with a forecast that not only should survive most if virtually not all weatherrelated... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Hey Kids, A Water Pipeline Thru Borrego

This article is for the little folks at Borrego Springs Elementary, because they are the ones who will see the results and reap the benefits. So kids, mark your calendars. Crayon is OK for now. But do have some erasers on hand for... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

de Anza Offers Olive Branch

It came as quite a shock to the community that literally overnight, owners of the Borrego Springs had closed down golf operations Sept. 20, and cut off the water to the Springs course and the 9-hole Club Circle. It’s a condition to last at least this season, perhaps beyond,... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Akrofest Back in Town

The skies were clear and the sun shone bright on just another beautiful day for stunt flying in Borrego. The International Aerobatic Club's Akrofest, hosted by Chapter 36's Paul Miko, had Borregans' eyes to the skies during their... — Updated 10/30/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

GSP Advisory Committee Recommends GSP Adoption

In a landmark meeting at the library on Oct. 4, members of the Borrego Springs Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Advisory Committee expressed their individual opinion as to whether or not to adopt the GSP as the framework... — Updated 10/17/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

GSP Part 2: Land Fallowing

There are six "Projects and Management Action Items" identified in the Draft Final Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) made public on Aug. 30. The ultimate goal of the GSP is to serve as a successful framework/planning document f... — Updated 10/17/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Karen's Collages at the Library

"Gratitude turns what we have into enough," is what Paula Buchwitz used in her collage. Many may call it inspirational or motivational, and that simple yet powerful adage seems fitting in life. This and other collage concepts by... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Hideout Reopens

If it rained, the bar closed. That's because it was then purely a biker bar, and bikers either alone or en mass don't ride for recreation in the rain. And the place was not open on the weekend. In mid-September, however, Josie's... — Updated 10/3/2019

 

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