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Task Force Letter to Borregans

Dear Fellow Residents, The new coronavirus has brought more than its share of challenges to Borrego Springs. Leaders of our County and Borrego Springs have been trying to anticipate what actions we can take to slow the spread of the virus and to prepare our community to weather... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

From the County of SD:

From the County of San Diego regarding the Coronavirus: For now, we are encouraging people to call 2-1-1 to speak with a live person. For those who have access online, please visit coronavirus-sd.com for the latest information.... — Updated 4/5/2020

 

Follow Stay-At-Home Orders, Citations

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has informed all that they will conduct targeted social distancing enforcement beginning April 3. Sheriff Gore said anyone who was found to violate the orders in effect would face up to a $1,000 fine or up to 6 months in jail. He said... — Updated 4/4/2020

 

Borrego Businesses

As of April 3: Community Valley Bank, Borrego Community Valley Bank, Borrego Springs Branch has updated their hours, and will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chamber of Commerce The Borrego Springs Chamber of C... — Updated 4/3/2020

 

SBA Small Business Disaster Loans

Calling all Borrego businesses! Has your business been affected due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Beginning April 3, small businesses can apply for a loan, stemming from the nearly $350 billion in loans thanks to the CARES Act signed by President Donald Trump in March. The loan... — Updated 4/3/2020

 

For Borrego Springs Residents - Coronavirus Task Force

The Borrego Springs Coronavirus Task Force is a group of community members who are committed to helping Borrego Springs and our neighbors have the information and support they need to make it through this crisis. Click here to learn more about our overall community strategy for... — Updated 4/3/2020

 

SD County Text System

San Diego County residents can now sign up to receive information about the novel coronavirus via text. The system allows County health officials to send real-time information about COVID-19 in the region. To sign up, text “COSD COVID19” to 468-311.... — Updated 4/3/2020

 

Borrego Health Clinic Hotline

Tests for COVID-19 are being conducted at the Borrego Medical Clinic under CDC protocols in coordination with County health officials. However, there is a limited supply, as well as guidelines of who can be tested. For questions, and to see if you can be tested, contact the... — Updated 4/3/2020

 

Three Days and A Great Day: Holy Week and Easter

By Michael Plenkon Over the centuries, Christians developed a week of services and prayer to mark the last days of Jesus’ life and his death and resurrection. The pattern for much of this “holy week” came from pilgrims’ accounts of the celebrations in Jerusalem and the... — Updated 3/27/2018

 

Passover Planning

Passover planning for Borrego? Call Chaplain Susan Katz for your Passover needs, supplies, seder. Call 760-315-0184 or email susan@compassionateoboe.com... — Updated 3/16/2018

 

Calling All Borrego Writers

Every Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., the library hosts a Writers Workshop for authors in all genres to present and discuss works in progress, with whatever level of feedback the author desires. The only rules are respect for all present and our time constraints, no political... — Updated 3/9/2018

 

Important Water Meeting, March 5

Leading citizens’ groups in Borrego are urging both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking residents to “Please come to the public meeting on March 5 to speak about how you would be affected by possible water reductions and rate increases,” according to Rebecca Falk of the... — Updated 3/8/2018

 

Borrego Water Update

In advance of the the next Groundwater Sustainability Plan Advisory Committee (AC) meeting there will be a ratepayers meeting next Monday Jan 22, 2018 5:30 pm at the BWD Office. Please plan on attending to express your feelings, concerns, thoughts , and questions regarding the... — Updated 1/19/2018

 

BNBuilders Awards

In article provided by prnewswire.com, BNBuilders, in partnership with Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects (RNT), is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the new Borrego Springs Branch Library, Park, and Sheriff's Office. The $11.5 million design-build project is designed... — Updated 1/16/2018

 

WENDY'S WORLD OF WATER

Proposition One, approved by the voters on November 4, 2014 authorized the California State Legislature to appropriate funds to the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to establish the Sustainable Groundwater Planning Grant Program. This program provides funds for projects that... — Updated 1/11/2018

 

Borrego Days Planning Meeting

Get involved, help organize, be a volunteer, put in your ideas for the next Borrego Days! Attend the Borrego Days Planning Meeting. The first one of 2018 will be held Monday Jan. 8 at 4:00 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce. Provide your opinions, suggestions, or simply help out to... — Updated 1/5/2018

 

Library Construction on Schedule

It's one of those major milestones for construction projects large and small – foundations. In the case of our new library complex – a large project to be sure – we've reached the first big milestone. The 50-foot deep... — Updated 1/3/2018

 

Viewpoint

As we head into the New Year, Borregans will, as is always the case, be faced with issues that need to be addressed, some quicker than others. Pesky roosters disturbing sleep is a minor one. Our aquifer situation is a major one. We have two years before submission of our final... — Updated 1/3/2018

 

Heaven's Pennies

The fundraiser, Pennies From Heaven, has come to an end. This fundraiser, run by the Interact club at the Borrego Springs High School raised $856.68 for the orphans in Liberia. This money will be used to buy school supplies, and other essentials for these children. The Interact... — Updated 6/8/2017

 

BORREGO SPRINGS MIDDLE / HIGH SCHOOL

6/8/17 Grad Nite 6/9/17 High School 8th grade Welcome Dance 6/12/17 HS EOY Awards – 6pm – Gym 6/13/17 Board Meeting – 5pm – Community Room 6/14/17 Minimum Day 6/14/17 MS EOY Awards / 8th grade promotion – 6pm – Gym 6/15/17 Minimum Day – Last Day of School ... — Updated 6/8/2017

 

Outside the Box

After a long career as a professional photographer, the newest volunteer teaching students’ skills, is vice-president of the Borrego Springs Art Guild, Tom Hogan. “I spend a lot of time in some very odd places.” states Hogan, who finds himself drawn to cemeteries and... — Updated 3/29/2017

 

In Remembrance - Mike Salan

An informal gathering for hiker and adventurer Mike Salan will be held Tuesday March 14.... — Updated 3/9/2017

 

Michael and Denny Go Shrimping

It was a “suggestion” by Borrego Sun publisher Patrick Meehan on January 25 during our weekly staff meeting: Denny DuVall and I should go out to Clark Dry Lake and locate brine shrimp that supposedly had emerged after the recent heavy and persistent rains. Then, editor... — Updated 2/22/2017

 

Crescent Venus at Dusk

It was during the early years of the 17th century that the Italian astronomer Galileo turned his new optic tube skyward. Many people believe that Galileo invented the telescope, but this just isn't so. The optical tool most likely... — Updated 2/9/2017

 

A Stunning Celestial Sparkler

Every year around this time, I can expect my email inbox to overflow and my phone to begin ringing. Folks who spend time outdoors during early-evening hours in mid-January frequently notice a brilliantly sparkling diamond low in... — Updated 1/11/2017

 

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