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 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

 
 By Michael Sadler    Events

Baile Folklorico en la Biblioteca!

Que color! Que Belliza! Que ninos! Ten young girls and one young boy from the Borrego community performed classic Mexican dance numbers at the library on Saturday Sept. 14, under the direction of Mary Alvarez and organized by... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Iron Door Sold

The iconic iron doors of the aptly named Iron Door Bar in Ocotillo Wells are still open after escrow closed Sept. 6 on the $255K sale of the establishment. Originally built in 1969, and formerly owned/operated by Holly Turner since 1981, the Iron Door is on Split Mountain Road abo... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Events

Library Party Beats the Heat

There's nothing like enjoying ice cream and listening to a live band in the air-conditioned spaces of our Library to bring folks in for a break from Borrego's August heat wave. The band originally scheduled, Trails and Rails, were... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

A Dark Sky Affair

As dusk broke for the Dark Sky Party at the Borrego Springs Library on Aug. 15, not the Moon, but Jupiter appeared as the first celestial object, even displaying four of its 67 known moons telescopically later in the event. Followi... — Updated 8/22/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Events

A "Free Spirit" Comes to Borrego

Making others laugh, or smile, or otherwise have a fun time is as old as Ancient Egypt, where 5,000 years ago African pygmies amused Pharohs and Royal Families. Closer to home, and time, "Free Spirit the Clown" has 17 years of... — Updated 8/19/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary at the Library

Anyone over 60 probably remembers where they were on July 20, 1969, the day Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. The Borrego Springs Library celebrated the 50th anniversary with a film that... — Updated 8/7/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Point of View: A Tree Falls in Borrego

They were a beautiful pair of decorative palms at the RoadRunner Club pool area. Kind of like an old married couple who for more than half a century since the clubhouse opened was blessed with a symmetry soothing to the eyes as... — Updated 8/7/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Weather Or Not in Borrego

Spurred to new heights by a heat dome over Europe and Alaska, high temperature records in the Northern Hemisphere are not merely being broken, but rather shattered. In Anchorage, all-time record temperatures (90º F) were set... — Updated 7/22/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Borregan in Senior National Senior Games

Rick Cosca is no stranger to golf tournaments. Earlier this year, he won the RoadRunner Club Championship in the top bracket, and in 2018 he was the club champ at the Fallbrook Seniors tournament. The National Senior Games is a... — Updated 7/14/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Trevor McSpadden Rocks at Dreamweaver

Nothing like a free concert on a gorgeous evening over Memorial Day weekend to bring out a hundred or so concert-goers, adults and lots of kids alike, to help close out the season here in Borrego. Last year at this time, temperatur... — Updated 6/26/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Tashi: A Spontaneuos Event

With only a few hours of advanced notice, about a dozen Borregans fortunate enough to be around and in the loop of notification back on May 11, were treated to a fascinating demonstration of artist-at-work at Christmas Circle by a... — Updated 6/18/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Borrego Entrepreneurs, Part III: Sudsy Sue

She lives a quiet, peaceful life in 14-acre canyon oasis, tucked into the foothills abutting the Anza-Borrego State Park. Her stone dwelling is dug into the side of a hill, providing insulation from extreme summer heat and winter... — Updated 6/18/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Rams Golfers Finish Strong

Our Borrego High School Rams tied with Vincent Memorial for second place in the Citrus League Finals, held at the Borrego Springs Resort May 2. Making 1st Team All-League was Bladimir Rangel, scoring 46 on the back-9 at BSR. 2nd... — Updated 6/18/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Pebble Beach, Anyone?

I was told it was a great course, so naturally I've wanted to play it for years. So in between morning golf at the RoadRunner Men's Club and a late afternoon appointment here in town, I played the back-9 at Pebble Beach with two go... — Updated 6/3/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

The Big Reveal: Borrego's Ceramic Mural

Nearly 200 people showed up at the Borrego Art Institute March 23, to witness the unveiling of The Mural, a local masterpiece of mosaic ceramic art by 54 pottery artists, from professionals to amateurs, including the work of 16... — Updated 4/19/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Annette Hubbell's Warrior Women

When it comes to seven "Warrior Women" fighting for their causes, writer/performer Annette Hubbell brought to life their unique, often gut-wrenching stories of both the fight and the small victories even one person can accomplish,... — Updated 4/8/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Golf: Rams Lead League

OK, so it wasn’t nine wins. In four out of their nine matches played, the Rams golf team won by forfeit (including the last two), and together with their four wins, the team has vaulted into first place in the Citrus League. All this as practice for the Citrus Golf Finals to be... — Updated 4/4/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Point of View: Is Airport Noise From Military Aircraft Really A Problem?

In my seven years living in Borrego Springs, including going on five years writing for the Borrego Sun, I have met and talked to a lot of people, from Rams Hill to Coyote Creek, and from the State Park to beyond the airport. This includes permanent residents, snowbirds, and visito... — Updated 4/3/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Sports

Rams Golfers Looking for Headbutt

While the boys golf team is far behind 2019 overall CIF leader La Costa Canyon, they are, at this writing on March 13, on the winning side at 3 – 1 overall and 1 – 1 in Citrus League play. And what players and head coach Tim... — Updated 4/3/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    Arts

Plein Air: The 100 Meter Dash of Fine Art

If folks ever wonder how long it takes to paint an oil-based or acrylic work of art, they might consider that Van Gogh finished The Potato Eaters in "many days." But how about 15 invited artists spread out near the Visitors Center... — Updated 4/3/2019

 

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