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The Celestial Dragon

While leading one of my popular Night Sky Tours this past week, our discussion somehow turned to the constellation of Draco, the dragon. Now, Draco isn't one of the top 10 stellar groupings that people can name, but I was... — Updated 8/31/2016


STARGAZERS - Six Planets and the Moon

Six Planets and the Moon Week of August 14-20, 2016 One of the coolest sights of the nighttime sky is one that's completely invisible -- unless, of course, you know where to look. Stargazers who understand the workings of our... — Updated 8/17/2016


Save Our Sea! Salton Sea, CA

California has lost over 90 percent of its wetlands due to human activity and other factors like climate change. One by one, wetlands are rapidly disappearing not just in California but throughout the entire nation. But what is a wetland and why should we care if it is conserved... — Updated 8/7/2016


Save Our Sea!

More than seven thousand miles away, sun, water and salt converge to create a desert lake, threatened by scarce resources and decades of inaction. This desert lake is much saltier than the ocean, has spectacular mountain views and is a terminal body of water that is quickly... — Updated 8/7/2016


Solar System Show at Dusk

It's been quite a while since we've seen the planet Venus glistening in the western sky at dusk. It has spent much of the past year on the opposite side of its orbit, rising and setting before the sun, but now it's back in the... — Updated 7/31/2016


Seeing a Cosmic Yardstick

I have a friend who swears that he can tell the distances to the stars just by looking at them, but he's never convincingly demonstrated to me his amazing powers. The reason is that it just isn't possible. Oh, sure, anyone could... — Updated 7/22/2016


STARGAZERS - Big Moon Rising

Week of July 17-23, 2016 There are few things in nature I enjoy more than watching a massive full moon rising over the horizon. This is truly a treat everyone should experience at least once, and when you do you'll surely raise... — Updated 7/22/2016


Park Pilot Patrol

“The opportunity to see from the air some of the Earth’s most beautiful places is my biggest reward flying for the California State Parks,” stated Joshua Ertl, Ranger Pilot #1422 of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park,... — Updated 7/21/2016


Borrego Springs Library - Creating Ideas, Creating Inventors

New technology can be daunting no matter what age you are. With the constant modernization of computers, printers and cell phones it can feel as though you need to learn a new language with every technological development and somet... — Updated 7/17/2016


Stargazers - The Celestial Strongman

No matter how long I study the sky there will always be star groupings I just can't see. The ancients certainly didn't make it easy for us. They never actually devised the constellations to look like animals, objects and people,... — Updated 7/7/2016


Vote Closing - San Diego County's Parks & Recreation Champion

Voting for San Diego County's Parks and Recreation Champion is open until 11:59 p.m. tonight (Thursday, June 30). VOTE for JIM WILSON ONLINE! or email your vote to: A... — Updated 6/30/2016


Worried about a derelict property near you? Contact Imperial County.

To report a property that concerns you (be it a run-down house, trailer or other noxious eyesore) call, e-mail or send an actual letter to: Imperial County Planning and Development Services 801 Main Street El Centro, CA 92243 442-265-1736 To be recognized, your complaint must incl... — Updated 6/27/2016


CBD - Let The Healing Begin

Are you in pain? Are you being prescribed pain relief medications or self-medicating with alcohol or other over-the-counter compounds, using transdermal patches, braces or portable TENS Units to get just enough relief to go about... — Updated 6/7/2016


Sister Anza-Borrego and the Mongolian Rangers

On May 18 Borrego Springs was visited by four rangers from the Ikh Nart Guluu Nature Reserve in Mongolia. Ihk Nart was discovered by Mark Jorgensen, then Superintendent of the AnzaBorrego State Park, in 2004 while researching... — Updated 6/3/2016


Borrego Springs - CERT Training

A 1-minute video of how Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers from Borrego Springs train to put out small fires in the aftermath of an earthquake along the San Jacinto Fault Zone using PASS technique - Pull (the... — Updated 6/2/2016


Imagine Borrego Springs with an Awesome Ocean...

Borrego Springs is an isolated little desert community, connected to the outside world by a few winding two-lane mountain and desert roads; with random huge metal sculptures. It has a round-about circle that connects to the main... — Updated 5/23/2016


Henry the Truck - Issue 12

Vol. 63, No. 13 Borrego Springs, California June 19, 2014 ED DUVALL’S ‘35 FORD This column will be a little different. While we are up to the ’35 and ’36 Fords, this will be the story of Ed DuVall’s ’35 Ford. In the early ’30’s Alta Jones was a teacher in Los... — Updated 4/29/2016


Henry the Truck - Issue 11

Vol. 63, No. 11 Borrego Springs, California May 22, 2014 1933-34 Fords Henry Ford’s next generation The ’33 and ’34 Fords were almost identical, so I will discuss them together for this column. The grill and the hood latch handles were the major differences between the two... — Updated 4/28/2016


Henry the Truck - Issue 10

Vol. 63, No. 10 Borrego Springs, California May 8, 2014 The 1932 Ford 1932 would usher in what was to become Ford Motor Company’s greatest legend of any cars it has produced then, or since! Of all the body styles offered in 1932, the two door coupe that didn’t have ¼ windows... — Updated 4/27/2016


Henry the Truck - Issue 9

Vol. 63, No. 9 Borrego Springs, California April 24, 2014 HENRY the Truck The Model A Henry Ford’s next generation automobile was the Model A. It was a much more sophisticated car than the Model T. It had a lot of refinements over and above the Ts. Four wheel (mechanical) drum... — Updated 4/26/2016


Henry the Truck - Issue 7

Vol. 63, No. 7 Borrego Springs, California March 27, 2014 HENRY the Truck This is starting a new era for me, and the kind people at the Borrego Sun. They were good enough to run my three stories about my adventures with my... — Updated 4/25/2016


Henry the Truck - Issue 8

Vol. 63, No. 8 Borrego Springs, California April 10, 2014 The Model T – part II The Model T transmission was in a class by itself. There were three pedals in a line from left to right. The left pedal was first gear (down all the way). Neutral was ½ way down, and all the way up... — Updated 4/25/2016


Henry the Truck - Issue 6

Vol. 63, No. 5 Borrego Springs, California February 27, 2014 Thanks for the memories of de Anza and Henry the Truck The articles in the Jan 16, 2014 Borrego Sun really brought back many memories, especially the de Anza County Club historical stories. I grew up in Borrego during... — Updated 4/23/2016


Henry the Truck - Issue 5

Vol. 63, No. 2 Borrego Springs, California, January 16, 2014 Eulogy to an Old Friend On Thursday, July 30, 2002 the infamous 'Pine's Fire' started near Banner, and burned North and South for days, destroying property and landscape... — Updated 4/22/2016


Henry the Truck - Issue 3

Vol. 6 , No. 6 Borrego Springs, California December 19, 013 Hauling Gargoyles By Henry the Truck Varrrrrrrmmm!!!!!!!! Denny brings my sleeping self to life in the early morning of May (2001). He has a car trailer hooked up behind... — Updated 4/22/2016


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