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 By Dennis Mammana    News 

Seeing the Solar System

Many celestial phenomena excite stargazers, but few are as cool as the one you can see during the next two weeks. Your only challenge will be forcing yourself to head outdoors before sunrise! If you do, and if you have a very low... — Updated 6/21/2022

 By Sanjiv Nanda    News 

Community Input Invited on Proposed Dollar General Store, La Casa Del Zorro Solar Project

The June 2 Sponsor Group meeting opened with John Wells of La Casa del Zorro providing an update on fencing and landscaping around their solar project at the intersection of Borrego Springs Road and Yaqui Pass Road. La Casa is work... — Updated 6/21/2022


SDG&E to Possibly Raise Rates, Double Digits

As if San Diego Gas & Electric rates aren’t already high enough, a new potential rate increase is in the works, with customers to possibly look at $18 more per month on their bills. The proposal is SDGE’s 2024 – 2027 budget, also known as ‘general rate cases,’ which... — Updated 6/2/2022

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Make Friends with Vega

Of all the books I've read during my nearly six decades of stargazing – and there have been a lot – my favorite isn't a technical tome like you might imagine. It's actually the inspirational and romantic autobiography of the... — Updated 5/25/2022


Sponsor Group Meeting

Attend the next Sponsor Group Meeting, scheduled for Thursday June 2, 5 p.m. at the Borrego Springs Library or via Zoom. Anticipated topics include the La Casa Del Zorro solar project at the intersection of Borrego Springs and Yaqui Pass Road, 18-wheeler trucks, permit... — Updated 5/19/2022

 By Sanjiv Nanda    News

Crime Statistics, Homeless Outreach, Emergency Medical Response Discussed at Sponsor Group Meeting

In keeping with the times, the May meeting of the Sponsor Group was a hybrid meeting, that is, there were an equal number of people who attended the meeting in-person at the Borrego Springs Library, and online via Zoom. While there were some minor audio hiccups at the start of... — Updated 5/19/2022

 By Dennis Mammana    News

A Cosmic Coverup!

I just love eclipses. Not only are they fun to watch, but an eclipse is one of the few cosmic phenomena where we can see the movement of our heavens. If you're as intrigued by these celestial events as I am, then you must plan to... — Updated 5/19/2022

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Seeing Red in the Night Sky

Beginning stargazers are often disappointed when they cannot see the glorious colors that appear in celestial photographs taken by massive telescopes. Experienced sky watchers know that this is because the human eye's color... — Updated 5/19/2022

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Impacts of Climate Change, Not Debatable

Headlines that climate change is ravaging our desert, triggered the expected reaction of philosophical polarization but also the wrong debate. For the man who has lived here and devoted his working life to the plants and animals of Anza-Borrego, there should no longer be a... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Dennis Mammana    News

A Planetary String of Pearls

A beautiful string of planetary pearls shines at dawn right now, but one of the coolest sights of the early morning sky is completely invisible. Well, sort of. Stargazers who know something about astronomy can find it every night... — Updated 5/3/2022

 By Nikki Symington    News

Opinion: Rumor vs. Fact...

The Borrego Sun tries to follow up when someone calls with a concern, question or suspicion. While some are occasionally bordering on the edge of a conspiracy, we still check it out. We do this because we are a newspaper. When wrong information begins circulating, and playing... — Updated 5/3/2022


SDG&E Releases Decarbonization Roadmap with First Utility Industry Standard Reliability Analysis

One of the biggest challenges facing the San Diego region and California is how to decarbonize key economic sectors over the next two decades, while also helping to ensure electric reliability, affordability and equity. A study released today by San Diego Gas & Electric offers... — Updated 4/21/2022

 By Sanjiv Nanda    News

Sponsor Group Welcomes New Members

The April 7 Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group (BSCSG) meeting opened with a welcome to two new members. At its April 5 meeting, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors (BOS) appointed Bruce Durbin and Julie Gerson to the two vacant seats on the Group. Later in the meeting,... — Updated 4/15/2022


La Casa Del Zorro Solar Project Nears Completion

The estimated time for completion of the La Casa Del Zorro Solar (LCDZ) Project has been pushed back a bit, now expected to begin electrical generation in about 60 days. It's taken almost three years to get to this stage. "Delays... — Updated 4/4/2022


Thanks from BWD

After four months of continuous effort, Borrego Water District (BWD) with assistance from its Consultants, the Community and Water Master (WM) have submitted a Grant application for almost $6 million to the State of California in the latest round of Proposition 68 Grants intended... — Updated 3/18/2022


Sponsor Group Elects New Members, Dollar Store Is Back

The Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group (BSCSG) held its regular meeting on March 3. John Wells gave the Group an update on the La Casa Del Zorro Solar Project, which has begun build-out, and said he had taken Sponsor Group Member Judy Haldeman’s suggestion to hire... — Updated 3/18/2022


LCDZ Solar Project

The La Casa Del Zorro Solar Project, a 750-kilowatt photovoltaic installation, is being erected at the intersection of Yaqui Pass Road and Borrego Springs Road on a 6.72-acre parcel. The Project consists of a solar array utilizing single axis trackers, six (6) 125kw inverters,... — Updated 3/11/2022

 By Nikki Symington    News

"Why Are Strangers Trucking Our Water?"

Curious mind want to know... Water trucks drawing water from a Borrego Water District (BWD) well in the Dry Gulch area drew the attention of residents wondering why trucks not belonging to the BWD were regularly stopping to draw... — Updated 3/4/2022

 By Sanjiv Nanda    News

SDG&E Shares Future Plans for Borrego Springs Microgrid

At its February meeting, the Sponsor Group hosted representatives from SDG&E who provided a comprehensive update of future plans to make the Borrego Springs Microgrid sustainable and resilient, and answer residents' questions.... — Updated 3/4/2022


Newest BWD Director Finds Challenges, Opportunities

Paul Rosenboom is well on his way after only two months to becoming an effective member of the Borrego Water District's Board of Directors, providing he can get all the acronyms straight – DWR, SGMA, GSP, PSP, PRC, CIP, and... — Updated 2/25/2022


Chamber Welcomes Area Spotlight

February is finding itself to bring many spotlights on the Borrego Springs area which is an economic boost for everyone. However before I share some of the happenings I do need to make a correction (as yes I freely admit I do make mistakes) regarding a new President’s Club... — Updated 2/25/2022

 By Nikki Symington    News

Revitalization Meeting Discusses

San Diego County District 5 Supervisor Jim Desmond opened his monthly Revitalization Committee Meeting by thanking the Borrego Springs residents that took up the battle with the County’s Redistricting Committee over moving Borrego Springs into another Supervisor’s district, an... — Updated 2/11/2022

 By Sanjiv Nanda    News

Sponsor Group Looks Ahead to A Busy 2022

The Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group (BSCSG) is established by the County to be an information link between the community and the County of San Diego on matters dealing with planning and land use. At the January 2022 meeting, Chair Rebecca Falk highlighted several county... — Updated 1/28/2022

 By Dennis Mammana    News

An Exciting New Year of Celestial Wonder

Like many people, I enjoy the beginning of a new year. It's always brimming with hope and optimism, as well as endless lists of resolutions we swear we're going to attack, but which usually survive a few days at most. There is one... — Updated 1/13/2022


BWD Activities Status Report

The following is an update on issues involving BWD: Director Brecht Replacement Appointment: The Borrego Water District Board is in the process of replacing recently retired Board Member Lyle Brecht. Any interested persons must be a registered voter within the BWD service area and... — Updated 12/16/2021


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