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 By Nikki Symington    News 

Stewardship Council, Visions

Visions Du Jour: What are the main characteristics of a vision? Research on visionary leader – suggests that visions have five characteristics: a picture, a change, values, a map, and a challenge. At the recent Stewardship Council meeting a speaker brought up the need for Borreg... — Updated 5/24/2023

 By Nikki Symington    News 

BVSC Elects New Members

The Borrego Valley Stewardship Council (BVSC) elected its 2023 slate of Team Leaders at its annual meeting, April 12, in the Borrego Library. The elected Team Leaders are: Bri Fordem, Anza-Borrego Foundation; Kathy Dice, Borrego Water District; Martha Deichler, Borrego Springs Uni... — Updated 5/10/2023


Say NO to the RDF

Join the fight to turning Borrego Springs into an industrial solar wasteland and delay any action on the Regional Decarbonization Framework (RDF) by signing the petition ( — Updated 5/1/2023


Seven Reasons to Say "NO" to the County's Decarbonization Plan

With the hearing for the plan to reduce carbon, called the Regional Decarbonization Framework to be brought before the San Diego County Board of Supervisors (BOS) being rescheduled to May 24, it is time to continue taking action. The Regional Decarbonization Framework (RDF) ... — Updated 5/1/2023

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Spotting Elusive Mercury

I remember six decades ago sitting in Miss Schnitzer's fourth-grade classroom and getting my first formal taste of astronomy. I always looked forward to hearing her tell us of all the amazing properties of the planets of our solar... — Updated 5/1/2023

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Our Dusty Solar System

One of my least favorite household chores is dusting. Here in the desert, if I let it go more than a week, I can trace my name on the coffee table. After a month, geologists can easily do sediment dating there! If this sounds... — Updated 4/28/2023


No in Borrego

“I will do all I can to help lower the costs of electricity bills in San Diego, but CPUC needs to hear from you too. Together we can make a change and make San Diego more affordable.” Supervisor Jim Desmond. Dear Supervisor Desmond, Thank you for fighting to lower the costs... — Updated 4/28/2023


Delay in Solar Vote

The Board of Supervisors have delayed the vote of the current RDF draft until May 24. Sign the petition to reject this plan: — Updated 4/5/2023


No to Solar

The County's favorite plan to reduce carbon emissions preferred option is to place large industrial scale solar projects in Jacumba, Borrego Springs and Boulevard. The plan, according to most environmental and ecological... — Updated 3/28/2023


"Decarbonization Proposal"

A letter to Supervisor Jim Desmond and his assistant, Hunter McDonald Honorable County Supervisor Desmond and Mr. McDonald, Please DELAY any consideration or vote on a Utility Scale Project in Borrego Springs. It seems to me the real issue here is financial, practical,... — Updated 3/21/2023


Call for Action: Sign The Petition, Say NO to Solar in Borrego

Join your neighbors in opposing this terrible plan by signing a petition here: A hearing for the plan to reduce carbon, called the Regional Decarbonization F... — Updated 3/21/2023

 By Nikki Symington    News

SDC Power Comes to Town

Borrego Springs residents and businesses will soon be receiving fliers announcing that as of April 1, 2023, the community will be buying power from San Diego Community Power (SDCP), rather than San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). By law, all residents must be given 60-day and... — Updated 3/16/2023

 By Nikki Symington    News

Wildlife: Going, Going, Gone

One of the things people love about living in or visiting Borrego Springs is the wildlife, the experience of encountering unfettered and uncaged nature. Confronting a Bighorn Sheep; finding the prints of an elusive Bob Cat on the patio; hearing the quiet hoo of Horned Owl; the... — Updated 3/6/2023

 By Jim Desmond    Letters

Supervisor Desmond Speaks...

That’s a question I’ve been asking myself and a frequent question my office has received. I’m asking the same questions, and it appears the answers aren’t simple, but there needs to be a solution. As trending Federal Government and State energy policies are focused on... — Updated 3/6/2023


Borrego In The Crosshairs, Again

Borrego's perennial celebration of springtime wildflowers is shadowed by a darker perennial – San Diego's incessant musings of turning Borrego Springs into an industrial wasteland. In 2010, Borregans fought off the Sunrise... — Updated 3/6/2023


Dark Sky Party at the Library

On Thursday Feb. 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the library will be hosting a stargazing event with telescopes provided by the San Diego Astronomy Association as well as a “Moon to Mars” presentation by a NASA Solar System ambassador and a kids’ space-themed craft. Great... — Updated 2/14/2023

 By Nikki Symington    News

Dimming Solar Power

On December 15, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decided that, effective April 2023, new California solar customers will experience an 80% cut in a key solar incentive. Clean energy advocates warned that the proposal would discourage Californians from “going sol... — Updated 2/7/2023


Chamber 2022 Stats

2023 is off to a great start with many visitors coming to town, but before I offer 2022 highlights I have a friendly reminder from the Chamber. In the past week, we’ve had several non-member organizations ask if they can use the Chamber bulletin board, post in the Chamber Weekly... — Updated 1/17/2023

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Seeing the Inner Planets at Dusk

It's always fun to ask stargazers why they believe that, if Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, it's not also the hottest of our solar system. That honor belongs to Venus, nearly twice as far from the searing heat of our star... — Updated 1/4/2023

 By Dennis Mammana    News

The Mystical Northern Lights

Stand just once beneath the shimmering curtains of the northern lights – the aurora borealis – and you will never forget the experience. They are without question the most hauntingly beautiful and unearthly of all natural pheno... — Updated 11/28/2022


Chamber Highlights Since Our Last Post

The Chamber Column has been on hiatus but the Chamber has been very active since my last post. We’ll begin with marketing campaigns that came out in the summer issue of Food & Travel magazine – that included a four page story and a full back cover ad, as well as an ad in... — Updated 10/4/2022

 By Anne Wermers    School

Mongolia – Part Two

This is part two of the Mongolia series. Martha Deichler described the last portion of our journey to Mongolia in the prior edition of the Borrego Sun. Because Martha missed the early part of the trip due to Covid, I am sharing... — Updated 10/4/2022

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Searching for Neptune After Dark

Remember a few years back when Pluto was deemed to be no longer a planet? The internet erupted with protests. "Why isn't Pluto a planet?" people cried. "It was a planet when I went to school and, as far as I'm concerned, it still... — Updated 9/27/2022

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Finding the Asteroid Vesta

I remember well those wonderful days of elementary school when the very mention of the "solar system" conjured up in my mind amazing images of the sun, the planets and their attendant moons, and even mysterious comets sweeping by... — Updated 9/13/2022


Energy Conservation Tips

In August, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) issued a statewide Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation, due to predicted high temperatures pushing up energy demand and tightening available power supplies. Consumers were urged to conserve... — Updated 9/2/2022


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