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"Insane Meat Prices"

After the high gas prices, we now have the Center Market raising their prices. The meat seems to have nearly doubled in price. The market is about 25 to 30% higher than the Desert Pantry, and they are going to expand. Let’s hope they will keep their prices as they are now.... — Updated 5/27/2020


"Gas Price Extortion"

I think people of Borrego would be much more receptive to a Dollar Store if they would incorporate a gas station with their establishment. Fifty cents above anyplace else was acceptable. One dollar more was a borderline box. Two dollars that is rape. Shame on you Mirage and XL... — Updated 5/22/2020


"I Miss You, Borrego"

I miss seeing your smiling faces behind the masks; I miss the reassuring pats on the shoulder and the hugs of gratitude for your thoughtfulness and generosity; I miss the greetings at the Post Office and the Circle and the other ‘Hot Spots’ around town; I miss the chatter of... — Updated 5/22/2020


"Support The Local Restaurants"

The residents and visitors have been very fortunate that our small village has so many great restaurants. With the restriction in place due to the virus limiting their service to carry out only, may result in loss of some of them. One way to assume they are still there for us... — Updated 5/22/2020


Is It Too Early To Reopen?

Hundreds to thousands of protesters have taken over a few cities in California over the last few weeks, defying the stay-at-home order, calling for officials to reopen the state. Social distancing orders were violated, as many were clustered together with some protesters wearing... — Updated 5/15/2020


"Senior Living"

Social isolation is not a new crisis for seniors, but in the era of coronavirus, it is one that our community is newly aware of. A third of San Diegans over age 65 live alone, many of whom have no one to care for them. For decades, our local senior centers have been a refuge for s... — Updated 5/13/2020


Thank you, San Diego County

These past two months have been difficult for everyone, but especially for business owners throughout the region. We all understand the multiple levels of grief and hardship that COVID-19 has inflicted upon San Diegans. Families who have lost members to the virus and business... — Updated 5/13/2020


"Thank You BVEF, Candlewood"

The Borrego Village Association, Anza-Borrego Foundation, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Water District, with layout and design assistance from Graphics You Can Trust, and in collaboration with Borrego's COVID-19 Task... — Updated 5/10/2020


Supervisor Desmond Seeks Input From Business Owners

San Diego County District 5 Supervisor Jim Desmond has created a website seeking input from San Diego business owners affected by COVID-19. “We are interested in hearing from restaurants, retail stores and all business that have been affected by COVID-19,” Desmond, San Diego... — Updated 5/7/2020


"Why Can't We All Do Our Part?"

Although there is a sign on the Borrego Springs Center Market entrance that everyone must wear a mask or they will be asked to leave, the shelf stocking employee was not wearing a mask. I told her she must wear a mask so she just put it over her mouth. I told her it must also... — Updated 4/15/2020


"New Easter Venue"

Every year for the past few years, my family has celebrated Easter by camping in the Anza-Borrego State Park. Our kids wake up at the crack of dawn and run across the sand, finding eggs under rocks and between the sage and scrub bushes scattered across the desert floor. This... — Updated 4/15/2020


A Word From Supervisor Jim Desmond

Residents of Borrego Springs, These are interesting times that we are living through. While the situation remains fluid, I wanted to update you on the latest regarding the Coronavirus and what we are doing in San Diego County. Per Governor Gavin Newsom’s orders, the entire State... — Updated 4/3/2020


"Local Businesses Support Soroptimist's Mission"

Last month, Soroptimist International of Borrego Springs hosted the bi-annual Soroptimist District-wide Conference right here in Borrego Springs on the weekend of Feb. 28 – 29. Our club hosted several women from the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego. Many of these... — Updated 4/3/2020


"Survey of Need for Additional Health Services in Borrego Springs"

We residents need to decide, and donors and a clinic operator will want to know if there is significant community support for a primary and urgent care clinic. Please complete a short survey, which contains the following questions in a convenient format and process. The survey... — Updated 4/3/2020


"Dollar General Will Plague"

Why stop at a mere Dollar General? If you’re going to learn American Capitalism being new in this country. Let’s just go with Walmart and all the trimmings and let the chips fall where they may. Dollar General will only kill both grocery stores, the removal of the garage at Oa... — Updated 2/11/2020


"Supervisor Desmond Op-Ed"

Homelessness in California is at extremely high levels and San Diego, while better than San Francisco and Los Angeles, has a steadily rising homeless population. Last week, I partnered with Supervisor Dianne Jacob on addressing the homeless population in San Diego’s... — Updated 2/11/2020


"Supervisor Desmond Op-Ed"

We often take many things for granted. The beautiful County we live in, the opportunities we are given, and most importantly, the protection from our military, police and firefighters are things to be grateful for. Last week, we lost a young man named Yaroslav Katkov, an... — Updated 8/19/2019


"Supervisor Desmond Op-Ed"

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, it’s budget season at the County of San Diego. Along with passing our $6.2 billion budget, keeping it well balanced and providing needed resources, the Board of Supervisors gets to allocate dollars for Community Enhancement Programs. Although... — Updated 8/7/2019


"Mesquite Transects"

The draft Borrego Basin Groundwater Sustainability Plan claims there are no viable Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDEs) in the Borrego Basin because impacts prior to 2015 have been arbitrarily excluded from consideration; a protocol that is totally unacceptable and defies... — Updated 8/7/2019


"Cya at Borrego Health"

As a cub scout, I was trained in basic first aid. We were unable to get any such basic first aid when we needed it from a (registered?) nurse on duty at Borrego Health. On the morning of Friday July 5, my wife Wendy fainted and fell in the bathroom at our trailer park. When she... — Updated 8/7/2019


"What is the Stench at the Chamber?"

In a recent editorial (Borrego Sun, 6/14/18), Linda Haddock, the Executive Director of the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce, noted she had never heard one per- son publicly support Rudyville in the 12 years the Borrego Springs community has been discussing it. This notable... — Updated 7/16/2018


"Hope to Heed the Recommendation"

Going into the June 22 Planning Commission meeting to discuss the proposed development known as Rudyville, I felt there would be no reason to grant an exception to the density limits called for by the County General Plan. The Planning Commission’s staff had done comprehensive... — Updated 7/16/2018


Chamber Letter of Support for Property Specific Requests GPA Desert Subregion 24 (DS–24) Request

The Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce is supportive of development and investment in Borrego Springs. Therefore after due consideration of all factors put before us regarding DS-24, we the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors vote to support the DS-24 request... — Updated 7/2/2018


BWD Letter to CPC on Rudyville

The Board of Directors of the Borrego Water District (“District”) wishes to provide its input to the San Diego County (“County”) Planning and Development Services staff, Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors regarding the County’s proposed action on the DS-8 and... — Updated 7/2/2018


Everybody Knows

By Saul L. Miller For some time, like many Borrego residents, I have been very concerned about the water situation in Borrego and our shrinking aquifer. About 10 years ago, I first heard that annually we were using 3-4 times more water then is being returned to the aquifer.... — Updated 2/23/2018


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