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Borrego Springs Senior Center 2020 Fundraising Drive

Dear Neighbors and Friends, We are reaching out in our annual fundraising campaign to ask you for your help. It has never been more important than now. We are witnessing a well-documented explosion in the numbers of older Americans. We were already suffering from isolation,... — Updated 11/18/2020


"It's Finally Over"

No more TV commercials, no more opening up your mailbox to 20 different mailers from candidates, no more political signs, the 2020 election has come to a close, sort of. At the time of writing this, 64.4% of the votes have been counted in San Diego County, and over 95% of the... — Updated 11/13/2020


"The Entire Public Health Picture"

As we now come upon the seventh month of lockdowns in San Diego County, I see us getting further and further away from our original goal. As I’m writing this, COVID-19 patients make up 5% of current hospitalizations, which is a credit to our public health officials and the... — Updated 11/3/2020


"Government is Losing the Trust of the People"

I’ve repeated this often over the last few months. We have lost sight of the goal. I think it’s reasonable for everyone to take a step back and say how did we end up here? How did we go from “we need to flatten the curve” for the month of April to, “we are going to shut... — Updated 10/23/2020


Now on Deck: First Tracks 2020

Rams Hill Golf Club, recently voted Best Public Golf Course in Southern California by SCGA voters, is now inviting traveling golfers the chance to book a limited number of stay-and-play reservations and multi-day passes for their popular First Tracks season-opening event full of... — Updated 10/21/2020


"Lane Sharing"

This letter is in response to a Letter To the Editor from the Oct. 1, 2020 issue of the Borrego Sun, titled “Lane Wars” on Page 7. Dear Ms. Red Mustang, Sorry, but you are indeed wrong because there are two aspects of the vehicle code that you perhaps have overlooked. First... — Updated 10/20/2020


BSPAC Intermission Continues

A letter sent out by the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center Board to Borrego Springs: To Our Patrons : We are sad to announce that the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center (BSPAC), following the guidelines of the California Department of Health, is continuing the... — Updated 10/9/2020


"Lane Wars"

I can’t blame these avid bicyclists for wanting to ride in our community; we have some of the most user friendly, scenic roads in the County. Though it boggles my mind how some of them can manage to keep their balance with such an enormous chip on their shoulder. I drove all... — Updated 10/8/2020


"Not Good Enough"

A celebration is not in order. Even though San Diego County barely missed dropping into the purple tier, there is no cause for celebrating. There is no business plan for a gym to operate 10% capacity. There is no business plan for a restaurant to operate at 25% capacity. We cannot... — Updated 10/5/2020


"Car Antics"

Who is doing all those donuts with their cars leaving tire marks all over the town, especially Christmas Circle? One car went into the Circle and hit a tree, another went over the front of the Borrego Sun doing some damage. If this is not stopped soon, somebody is going to be... — Updated 10/5/2020


From the Borrego Springs COVID-19 Task Force...

Dear Fellow Residents, Thanks to support from The Borrego Valley Endowment Fund, the Borrego Springs COVID-19 Task Force has been addressing the threat posed by COVID-19 to our community for the past five months. To date, most of our activities have been to provide information to... — Updated 10/2/2020


"The Hypocrisy of COVID vs. Economy"

Everyday tens of thousands of people safely shop at big box retail and grocery stores where respectful San Diego shoppers obey the mask, social distancing and sanitation protocols. Churches, museums, restaurants, and the Zoo are now open, but to a limited 25% capacity. Legoland,... — Updated 9/21/2020


"Water Rights vs. Water Wrongs"

I’ve tried, for a long time, to keep my mouth shut – be a good and compliant citizen. Now, I’ve reached the point at which I can no longer suffer the lack of logic and reason foisted upon the public by the SGMA and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR regarding... — Updated 9/17/2020


"Thoughts on Borrego Days"

I have some thoughts about the Borrego Days Festival. Being a part time resident homeowner and former business owner, I thinking back to better days. There used to be two Borrego Desert Celebrations (The Grapefruit Festival and Borrego Days), both had smaller crowds filled mainly... — Updated 9/8/2020


"Two Steps Forward, One Step Back"

Let’s start with the good news. Your continued pressure has been felt in Sacramento and some businesses are able to reopen, at least partially. I’ve talked to many of you who didn’t know if your business would be able to survive any more shutdowns. I know those in the hair,... — Updated 9/3/2020


"Pharmacy & Post Office Personnel"

Regarding the letter in the previous issue (June 25, 2020 issue of the Borrego Sun, Page 6), concerning the Pharmacy staff. I have lived in Borrego Springs since 1988 and have never had a problem with any of the staff here. They are friendly, courteous, and willing to help in any... — Updated 8/28/2020



Over the last four months. there have been many unknowns regarding COVID-19, but as time has progressed, we have learned a lot too. We’ve learned that those with underlying health conditions are more susceptible to the virus. We’ve learned that kids are rarely affected by the... — Updated 8/24/2020


"The BSR Back Story, Part Two"

Many of you know Cameron Brothers owned the Borrego Springs Resort since the early 1990s, and built the hotel in 1997. At the death of the Cameron Brothers founders, the company decided it made sense to sell the Resort. Per the Borrego Sun in June 2016, “BSR Borrego Springs... — Updated 8/21/2020


"Go Pharmacy!"

I was sorry to read that Lee Meachan had a bad experience with our local pharmacy (June 25, 2020 issue of the Borrego Sun, Page 6). Please allow me to counter the negative note with a dose of positivity. In my point of view, we are very lucky to have our little pharmacy in town.... — Updated 8/13/2020


"Open Our Schools"

Over the last month, I’ve had conversations with doctors, data experts and researchers about COVID-19 and one of the most consistent messages has been, we need our young people back in the classroom. While there are still many questions regarding COVID-19, we have learned that... — Updated 8/11/2020


"Plea to BSR, Part One"

Since that awful day last October when Borrego Springs Resort unexpectedly and abruptly closed the golf courses at the Resort and Club Circle, there has been no maintenance of the grounds and the situation is becoming dire. Besides being surprised (or should I say shocked) we had... — Updated 8/11/2020


"Thundering Trucks"

Why are these huge trucks coming through our town? It used to be one truck each way every hour, now it is two. I have been told that they are taking rubbish from Carlsbad to the Salton Sea, and are dumping it there. I have also been told that the trucks are illegal and come... — Updated 8/7/2020


"Legion Scholarship"

American Legion Post 853 is pleased to award Delaney Barclay the $1,000 annual American Legion Scholarship. Commander, Rick Dobbins cited Delaney’s grade point average, her participation in school sports, schools activities, work ethic and her volunteer service at the Legion... — Updated 8/7/2020


"American Legion Steak Night"

The American Legion Riders Post 853 would like to thank the Borrego Springs community for their attendance at our monthly BBQ Steak Nights. We had a successful season in spite of the difficult times, though regretfully, we had to... — Updated 8/3/2020


"Thank You Post Office"

It seems we’ve become a kinder and gentler world in the midst of the current turmoil of COVID-19 even in Borrego Springs. I received a package without a PO Box number that normally would be sent back. The postal worker took the time to call me to inform me and ask for my PO Box... — Updated 7/30/2020


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