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Are You in the Book?

We are the most concise listing of local and backcountry services and all our friends! Get the book and get IN the book today. Soroptimist of Borrego Springs wants you to check on YOUR listing in the local Blue Book phone directory. Are you there? Is the listing right? Do you... — Updated 9/14/2023


57th Borrego Days Desert Festival Update

Are you ready for another family-friendly fun-filled weekend in Borrego Springs? Mark your calendars and make those plans to enjoy the wonderful annual Festival in town! Volunteers are hard at work as planning is moving along for... — Updated 9/14/2023


BASIC Social Platforms

BASIC is happy to announce that we are working to make our platforms, including social media and website, accessible to our Spanish-speaking community. This next step will ensure that we connect with our community in a new way. Please give our Spanish Facebook page a like and... — Updated 9/14/2023


BASIC Social Platforms

BASIC is happy to announce that we are working to make our platforms, including social media and website, accessible to our Spanish-speaking community. This next step will ensure that we connect with our community in a new way. Please give our Spanish Facebook page a like and... — Updated 7/21/2023


Cool Zone Center

The Borrego Springs Library Cool Zone Center is open. Hours are Tuesday from Noon to 7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.... — Updated 7/21/2023


Be Summer Safe & Ready

Although winter and spring are the primary visitation seasons in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, many visitors come to the Park for reasons directly tied to the summer months. Whether looking for the experience of extreme heat or the thrill of fabulous night skies, visitors can... — Updated 7/18/2023


Tips from SDG&E

Shift your use: When possible, use heat-generating appliances, such as washers, dryers and dishwashers, in the morning or at night. On a Time-of-Use plan, save on your bill by shifting outside the on-peak hours of 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cool down with a fan: Use ceiling and tabletop... — Updated 7/18/2023


SDG&E Tips, Save on Energy

As an extended heat wave enters the region and blankets the Southwest, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is offering tips to help local residents keep their home cool while also saving on their energy bill. Tips to Stay Cool - Take the heat out of the kitchen by cooking outside. -... — Updated 6/26/2023


Postcards to Registered Voters for District 4 Special Primary

Nearly 400,000 postcards are on their way to registered voters in the Fourth Supervisorial District listing their voting options for the Aug. 15 special primary election. The person elected will fill District 4’s vacant seat for the remainder of the current term ending in... — Updated 6/15/2023


Watermaster Board Community Alternate Position Open

Following years of serving the Borrego Springs SubasinWatermaster Board as the Community Representative – Alternate, Martha Deichler has tendered her resignation. In an email to the Watermaster and BWD, Martha stated: “It is time for me to step down as I have recently taken... — Updated 6/13/2023


Grant Program Opens for Low Income Families, $4K

A couple thousand low-income San Diego County families and seniors hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic could receive $4,000 in cash to help them recover, County and Jewish Family Service leaders announced on May 5. The one-time, $4,000 allocations are intended to help low-income people... — Updated 5/24/2023


Soroptimist 2024 Blue Book Ads, Additions, Changes, Deletions

The 2024 edition of Soroptimist of Borrego Springs Phone Directory, popularly known as the Blue Book, is being updated. If you have a change to your listing or are new to the community and wish to be listed in the 2024 Blue Book, please send an email to,... — Updated 5/10/2023


Book Donations

Cleaning out your bookshelves to create more space? The Friends of the Borrego Springs Library is accepting book donations to restock after busy winter and spring sales. We accept books of all genres and topics; however, we do not currently take magazine, textbooks or... — 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


Book Drive

Friends of the Library used book store needs your donations of gently used paperback and hardback books. Please bring your donations to the Book Nook just inside the door of the library during regular library hours. There is a donation table. Please no textbooks or magazines.... — Updated 4/5/2023


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


To Our Valued Subscribers and Advertisers...

Thank you so much for supporting our small town newspaper, the Borrego Sun. Although we have tried our best to keep the expenses low, our operating costs have significantly increased due to the rapid changes in the economy over... — Updated 1/17/2023


"Keep It Dark" Brochure

The Borrego Springs Dark Sky Coalition is proud to introduce its new “KEEP IT DARK” brochure. Lighting standards for Borrego Springs are mandated by the County of San Diego in recognition of our status as an International Dark Sky Community (the first in California and second... — Updated 12/20/2022


BWD Director Opening

The Borrego Water District is governed by a five-member Board elected at large to a four-year term. The five positions are staggered where two seats are open in a given election followed by the other three, two years later and on. Candidates must be a registered voter and... — Updated 12/13/2022


Town Hall Scheduled

The Borrego Water District (BWD) Board will be holding its annual Town Hall on November 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Borrego Springs Library Meeting Room. For the past decade, the Board takes this opportunity to update the public on key issues facing the District and Basin as well as... — Updated 11/14/2022


Anza-Borrego Foundation Research Grants

Anza-Borrego Foundation administers grants that encourage research in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and the Colorado Desert. The Anza-Borrego Foundation is pleased to announce two competitive conservation research grants: - Howie Wier Memorial Conservation Grant - Paul Jorgensen... — Updated 11/10/2022


2023 Small Business Week Award Nomination Now Open!

SBA’s 2023 Small Business Week Award nominations are now open! This is your opportunity to showcase your star members/clients and get recognition for yourself or others who advocate for and help small businesses. In addition to the National awards, please download information... — Updated 11/3/2022


Don't Forget to Vote!

Local poll site is located at the Borrego Springs High School Community room which is next door to the gym. Voting days and hours are: Saturday, November 5, 8 am to 5 pm Sunday, November 6, 8 am to 5 pm Monday, November 7, 8 am to 5 pm Tuesday, November 8, 7 am to 8 pm San... — Updated 11/3/2022


November 2022 Election – Go and Vote!

The November 2022 general election, which is Nov. 8, is approaching, and races are heating up, as well as the debate on “Yes/No” on multiple controversial propositions. For elections in 2022, 140 statewide ballot measures are certified for the ballot in 28 states. On Nov. 8, v... — Updated 11/2/2022


Bargain Barn Re-Opening

A new season is upon us! The Bargain Barn is open for donations on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 9 a.m. till noon. We need your clothing donations, especially men’s wear! We will be opening for sales on Friday Oct. 7. The Bargain Barn is located at the end of Avenue Sureste... — Updated 10/4/2022


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