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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


A Call to Community

We the undersigned urge the Borrego Water District Board to more vigorously defend the interests of homeowners and businesses, who are the municipal ratepayers in Borrego Springs. Under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), Borrego Springs is required to reduce the... — Updated 1/11/2018


Call 911

Thank you for printing in the paper for the public to call 911 instead of driving to the fire station. Also, thanks for stating why! People do not realize that we are not always here. If people follow this it will save lives. Monte Vista, who provides fire/medical dispatch for... — Updated 5/8/2017


Verizon - Calls for Service

I have called Verizon continually over the past two years complaining about the decline in their service to Borrego Springs. I've had responses from their customer service reps ranging from an apology to telling me that BS isn't an... — Updated 5/6/2017


Arid Times

On behalf of our entire water watchdog group we would like to thank the farmers and golf courses in Borrego for draining our aquifer so far down there is not enough water left for hardly any growth to occur in our valley. We would also like to thank all the water boards and the... — Updated 4/24/2017


Christmas Circle needs your help

The super bloom this year brought thousands of visitors to Borrego for the first time. The benefits to the local economy (Businesses) had not experienced anything like this in years. Christmas Circle Park provided a great gathering place. The parking, picnic tables and rest rooms... — Updated 4/24/2017


A Thanks to Volunteers

Dear Editor, I would like to thank the many volunteers who turned out this season to help remove Volutaria and Sahara mustard from our community. Forty two people donated 565 hours removing weeds on nonpark lands during our Wednesday Weed Walks, Saturday weed parties, and at... — Updated 4/5/2017


Borrego Water Use & Sustainability

Soon we will start the negotiations to divide up 5,700 acre feet of water, which is the amount of our recharge, for all the users in the valley. This is the total amount we can use annually. We currently use 19,000 acre feet of water. Anything over 5,700 acre feet means we will... — Updated 1/3/2017


Emergency Medical Air Transportation Coverage

Renewed and Expanded by the Borrego Valley Endowment Fund During 2016, the Borrego Valley Endowment Fund (BVEF) funded municipal policies with Mercy Air and REACH that relieved insured residents of out-of-pocket costs – the deductible and co-insurance that often amount to $3,000... — Updated 12/21/2016


Golf prices too high

This letter is of a concern that will affect all business owners in the Borrego Springs Community. It is my belief that if the golf course management companies don’t reconsider the prices that they have set for the coming season that the customer(s) will find another location... — Updated 11/13/2016


Stop the whining

For the last several years the little town of Borrego has put on a festival that rivals towns of a hundred thousand or more. The parade alone stands out as to how successful our festival is! There has been an estimated thousands of people that come to watch the parade alone. Each... — Updated 11/13/2016


Apologies for the storm and blackout

An apology from me to all of Borrego Springs. On Monday , Oct. 24 weather forecast indicated a chance of showers. Knowing how this works I frugally rinsed my car (I have slow recovery of water in my well) more thoroughly on the passenger side late in the afternoon. If I had... — Updated 11/13/2016



Blade sharpening has a primal history. Well before the wheel, a sharp edge, along with fire, was the principle means of survival. The first sharp edges were rough but useful, and were created with shards of flint or volcanic glass... — Updated 11/11/2016


'Thick with gossip, short on facts'

As a long time friend of the Boynton family and Brett Boynton in particular since 1974, I have to take exception to your article titled “Murder Update Answers Some Questions” by Suzanne Howarth. The article, which concerns the murder of Brett Boynton in Borrego Springs,... — Updated 10/6/2016


A fan of the .99 Cent store!

I regularly shop at the .99 cent stores in Escondido. I notice Mercedes and other expensive vehicles park adjacent to mine in the parking lot. I am impressed by the friendly service efficiency and quality of merchandise, fresh fruits and vegetables. They sell some name brands,... — Updated 10/6/2016


Beautification a success

I was in Borrego recently and was very impressed with all the changes to Palm Canyon Dr. down to Christmas Circle. The Beautification Committee and all the people who worked so hard to make this happen are to be congratulated. Perhaps the best improvement was getting rid of that... — Updated 9/13/2016


Save the Circle ideas

I was wondering if it was possible to put up a recycle bin for plastic and aluminum? A little work, but it could pay for itself and then some. Maybe. Profits would go to Save Christmas Circle Fund. If we could get the local businesses to sponsor a hole, we could put a disc golf... — Updated 9/13/2016


Why we moved to Borrego

Dear John ... This is not your typical dear John letter. It all starts with new residents of Borrego Springs (two weeks new) out to see Christmas Circle. We left the house without our phone and without water. We were just planning... — Updated 8/3/2016


Thank you, Brave men

On July 14 I heard a loud pounding on my door. When I opened it, I saw a young man who looked hurt and he yelled, “Get out! Call the Fire Department now.” I grabbed my phone and ran outside, down my driveway to see what the problem was while dialing 9-1-1. What I saw was horri... — Updated 8/1/2016


Introducing the New School Superintendent

To the wonderful community of Borrego Springs, I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as your Superintendent. This will be the start of my 5th year at BSUSD and I have been witness to the great achievements of this... — Updated 7/25/2016


Appreciation for local law

To the Deputy Sheriff sta,, C.H.P. staff and Senior Patrol Volunteers, thank you for your valuable service. May the Lord richly bless and protect you all. From the Pastoral Staff and Congregation of the Borrego Springs Christian Center. BILL FABER TSTEE... — Updated 7/16/2016


A Call for Support - Borrego Days

Greetings Friends & Neighbors! With the Borrego Days 2016 theme, Resort to Nature, we celebrate that which makes Borrego Springs exceptional - a nourishingly relaxing resort lifestyle in uncompromised abundance nestled in the h... — Updated 7/8/2016


We celebrate happy medians

The Borrego Village Foundation (BVF) is delighted to acknowledge some hard work put in by two true blue Borregans, Carol Black and Robert Blum. We thank them on our Foundation’s behalf, but even more on behalf of Borrego’s whole community. Blum (the hands-on President of the... — Updated 7/2/2016


VOTE! Jim Wilson

2016 San Diego County Parks & Recreation Champion! The County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation received is Nominations were from cities and nonprofits across San Diego County celebrating the efforts of individuals who bring positive change to the world around them... — Updated 6/20/2016


The water it takes ...

In response to your article ‘Individual Water Conservation Strategies’ of May 19. My husband and I have been coming to Borrego Springs every winter for the last nine years and love it, in fact so much that we just bought a house here. We are very aware of the water problem... — Updated 6/2/2016


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