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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


56th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival

The 56th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival has arrived! Below is a timeline of this weekends events (Please note, these events are subject to change)... — Updated 10/21/2022


Bankruptcy Facts, Contacts, Important Dates

To file credit claims, file legal representation, follow all motions, pleadings and other documents use the free access site of Information may also be obtained for a fee at, or the court’s website. Contact may... — Updated 10/4/2022


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


Energy Conservation Needed to Avoid Power Outages

With an intense heat wave forecasted through Labor Day and wildfires threatening power lines, the electric grid statewide is strained. As a result, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which manages high-voltage power transmission, is urging everyone to voluntarily... — Updated 9/2/2022


Family Shares Mike Himmerich's Wishes

Mike Himmerich passed away on July 1 (Obituary in Borrego Sun, July 21). His family requests that donations in his memory be made to the Borrego Ministers’ Association (BMA), a group he served faithfully and generously with his time and energy. Mike was the BMA’s treasurer... — Updated 8/3/2022


BWD Consumer Confidence Report

The 2021 Borrego Water District Consumer Confidence Report is now available at the District Office 806 Palm Canyon Drive 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday or on the District website: — Updated 7/12/2022


Gubernatorial Primary, June 7

The June 7 Gubernatorial Primary Election is slowly approaching, and things are different this year. For those voting, you will need to either mail in your ballot, drop it off at a secure location or vote in-person at a Vote... — Updated 6/13/2022


Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library used book store, the Book Nook, in the lobby of the library, is accepting book donations. Please donate your used books. (No magazines, textbooks or water damaged books). The store is open during regular library hours, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4... — Updated 5/19/2022



Borregans that have an opinion on two alternatives to keep our fireman/paramedics and insure quality of life saving services should attend the board meeting of of the Borrego Springs Board of Directors. The meetings are open to the public. However, this meeting will be via Zoom,... — Updated 5/16/2022


Dream Big Small Business of the Year

Dream Big Awards – The U.S. Chamber’s Dream Big Awards program is officially open for 2022 application submissions. The annual awards celebrate the success of small businesses and highlight their contributions to America’s economic growth. This year we will be collecting... — Updated 5/3/2022


Webinar Rescheduled

Don't miss the online zoom presentation of the Fire and Emergency Services Public Information on Saturday April 23, 3 p.m. Learn and express your preference about Borrego Springs Fire Protection District and County/CalFire options for fire suppression and emergency services... — Updated 4/22/2022


Attention High School Seniors

Wanted: High School Seniors! The Borrego Springs Art Guild has scholarship money available. Please contact Teresa San Filippo at 530-921-0734 for more information. Don’t miss the opportunity!... — Updated 4/19/2022


Desert Safety

Carry water AND drink it Saving your water for the hike back has led to death in Anza-Borrego. Drink plenty of water before you leave home, while you hike, and on the return route. If you feel thirsty, it is already too late. Drink lots of water and drink often. Make sure your veh... — Updated 4/19/2022


BSUSD: Face Masks Optional

Hello Parents, The latest update in guidance from the state changes the wearing of masks indoors from required to strongly recommended. Our district has decided to make face masks optional beginning Monday, March 14. Your student has the choice to wear or not wear a mask to... — Updated 3/15/2022


Supervisor Desmond, Chair of LAFCO

"It is an absolute honor to be elected Chair of the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). LAFCO is responsible under State law to facilitate orderly growth and development in the most efficient manner possible while protecting against the premature conversion of agricultural... — Updated 3/4/2022


Borrego Springs Elementary Needs Student Prizes

Borrego Springs Elementary gives frequent student prizes to recognize character (Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, Empathy), reading achievement, academic improvement, good attendance, participation in our COVID testing program, and Students of the Month as selected... — Updated 3/4/2022


Kendall's New Hours for February

Kendall’s Café has changed their hours as of February 1. They will be open Monday – Thursday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Friday to Sunday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.... — Updated 2/2/2022


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