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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, 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



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



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



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


Well, That's a Star of a Different Color!

I've been gazing skyward for more than five decades, and in that time I've learned a few things. One is that novice stargazers have some deeply ingrained misconceptions about the heavens. For example, many think that we cannot see... — Updated 1/6/2017


The First Meteor Shower of 2017

If you missed the Geminid meteor shower of mid-December (and most of us did because of bright moonlight), you've got another chance. Not with the Geminids, of course -- they won't return until next December -- but with the... — Updated 12/29/2016

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Nature Watch

Seven species of bees have been put on the endangered species list. According to Gary Haldeman, this means that strawberries, coffee and avocados could disappear. Gray wolves are now on that list, and read about the Horned Toad Lizard that Fish & Game voted on Dec. 8 in Suzanne Ho... — Updated 12/21/2016


Viewing the Moonlit Geminid Meteors

It's December, and with it comes colder temperatures throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere and the most prolific meteor shower of the year: the Geminid. Never heard of it? Well, that's not a huge surprise. If you ask beginning... — Updated 12/8/2016

 By Nancy Bye    Information

Nature Watch

Watching our weather is pretty interesting these days. Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday could not have been more lovely. Seventies, blue sky, calm. This is why we love living in our gorgeous valley. Saturday? Well, toward the end of Welk’s “God Bless America,” I smelled it.... — Updated 12/1/2016


Marshal South Writes Again

The enigmatic Marshal South is the controversial writer, poet, and artist who homesteaded on Ghost Mountain in Blair Valley. He and his wife Tanya raised three children on the waterless mountaintop during their experiment in... — Updated 12/1/2016


Anza-Borrego Desert State Park's Protected Lands Offer Unparalleled Night Sky Viewing

Escape the city lights and head to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park for 600,000 acres of star- and moon-gazing beyond compare. The land conservation efforts of the Anza-Borrego Foundation have ensured that the dark skies visible in Anza-Borrego remain uniquely protected from urban... — Updated 12/1/2016


Spotting the Seven Sisters

One of the wonderful features of the nighttime sky is its timelessness. Want to see the stars as viewed by sky watchers of old? Simply step outdoors and look up. On December evenings, you can see a truly ancient constellation,... — Updated 12/1/2016


School Board Meeting

The Borrego Springs Unified School District (BSUSD) Board of Directors met on Nov. 9 for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Arie Korporaal, who won a seat on the Borrego Springs Unified District Governing Board the day before, started off the meeting recognizing... — Updated 11/13/2016


Here Comes the Super Moon!

Imagine that you stopped at your favorite Italian restaurant and ordered a 14-inch pizza. Now, suppose they brought you a 16-inch pizza by mistake. Think you would notice the difference immediately? If so, would you call the... — Updated 11/9/2016


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Count the Stars

How many stars are there in the universe? No one knows, of course, but Dr. Carl Sagan, on his popular 1980s television mini-series "Cosmos," said that there are "more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on all the... — Updated 11/2/2016


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