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"Who? What? Where?"

Dear editor, I, like so many others, try hard to stay within the rules to protect ourselves and others. With that said, I feel as if someone is dropping the ball. Example: Community Valley Bank closed on Dec. 9 and reopened on Dec. 14. A line of 10 or more people, stood in line... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

"American Legion Riders Support Borrego Toy Drive 2020"

The American Legion Riders donated $300 worth of toys to the Coldwell Banker/Rotary Club “Borrego Christmas Toy Drive.” During this challenging year, the riders made it a priority to help the Borrego Spring kids during the Holiday Season with our donation. The Riders look... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

"Merry Christmas"

I’m focused on reflection and gratitude this holiday season. As I reflect on the changes brought in 2020, there’s a lot I’ve missed in light of our new normal. I’ve missed going out to our different communities in District 5 and interacting with all of our wonderful... — Updated 12/31/2020

 

"Whos in Whoville"

Overwhelming is the word for this Secret Santa operation this Christmas! Like waving a magic wand, we asked and they gave. Eighteen baskets promptly filled and overflowing, required some serious saran wrapping! Four impromptu workers appeared on Thursday morning at Graphics You... — Updated 12/31/2020

 

"Sacramento Sets the Rules, Now They Own the Outcome"

Has shuttering businesses and crushing livelihoods worked to control the virus? Obviously not. If businesses aren’t spreading the virus, what is? Dr. Ghaly, the head of the California’s Health and Human Service Agency’s response to where people are getting the virus; his... — Updated 12/13/2020

 

"Applause to Nikki Symington"

The Borrego Sun and reporter Nikki Symington should be nominated for a 2020 Pulitzer Prize, the most prestigious honor in journalism. For months, this small community newspaper has been all alone chronicling one of the most significant stories in recent years. Only when the FBI... — Updated 12/12/2020

 

Viewpoint: Restaurant Closures

Getting closed down again is really quite a blow, particularly at this time of year. Borrego Springs has done such an exemplary job of stopping the spread of COVID-19, but unfortunately gets lumped in with other communities and counties in Southern California that have not done... — Updated 12/9/2020

 

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

 

"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

 

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