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Tragic Fire Sparks Community Hearts

A tragic fire burned down the Bojorquez family home and all its contents on Double O Road, also causing severe burns to the father, Luis, and the loss of their beloved Pitbull/Labrador, Paloma. Their brand-new car was destroyed as... — Updated 8/22/2019


Sheep Searching, Counting

As Americans were enjoying fireworks and barbecues over the 4th of July weekend, an intrepid army of 84 volunteers were deployed to some of Anza-Borrego's most remote places to count bighorn sheep. Under the guidance of state park... — Updated 8/7/2019


Dark Sky Anniversary

Folks come to Borrego for many reasons, but high on the priority list is viewing the night sky on a moonless night. It was 10 years ago that Borrego Springs achieved International Dark Sky Community Status, and Dark Sky Coalition... — Updated 8/7/2019


ABDSP Offers Training Classes

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is excited to offer a training class this fall for people interested in becoming visitor center volunteers! Our volunteers take pleasure and pride in helping park visitors discover and explore the desert, and in being part of a team (including park... — Updated 8/7/2019


West Nile Virus Claims Life

The Imperial County Public Health Department confirmed on July 16 that Robert Mears, 74, of Bombay Beach on the Salton Sea shoreline, died July 4 at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center of complications from the West Nile virus. Imperial County health officials... — Updated 8/7/2019


My Journey into the Anza-Borrego Desert

Desert flowers were illuminated in the afternoon sun as my Jeep Wrangler descended the mountain slopes. A surreal window opened in front of me with a view of the Anza-Borrego desert valley. Far into the horizon I saw the... — Updated 8/12/2019


BWD Special Meeting Focuses on Answers to Public Questions

By Geoff Poole, Borrego Water District General Manager and Michael Sadler, Borrego Sun Staff Writer A special meeting of the Borrego Water District was held July 9, and along with the general layout for the term sheet for a stipulated adjudication (see article on front page, conti... — Updated 8/7/2019


The Patio Group, La Casa del Zorro to Elevate Resort

The Patio Group (TPG) announces its goals as managing partners of La Casa del Zorro – to make the resort and spa a leading destination in Borrego Springs, where travelers can relax amongst desert-style amenities and experience... — Updated 8/12/2019


SDG&E Rate Reform Rollout

A new rate reform structure that is now being rolled out for SDG&E residential customers will be going into full effect by 2021, about 18 months from now. The rollout is being slowly phased in by zip code (small business customers... — Updated 8/7/2019

 By Michael Sadler    News 

Point of View: A Tree Falls in Borrego

They were a beautiful pair of decorative palms at the RoadRunner Club pool area. Kind of like an old married couple who for more than half a century since the clubhouse opened was blessed with a symmetry soothing to the eyes as... — Updated 8/7/2019

 By Michael Sadler    News 

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary at the Library

Anyone over 60 probably remembers where they were on July 20, 1969, the day Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. The Borrego Springs Library celebrated the 50th anniversary with a film that... — Updated 8/7/2019


ABF Aquires 10-Acre Parcel

The Anza-Borrego Foundation is pleased to share that escrow recently closed on a pristine 10-acre parcel in the middle of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park located between Inspiration Wash and Fonts Point. This brings the 2019 acquisition total to 304 acres. The two brothers who... — Updated 8/7/2019


Tubb Canyon Desert Conservancy Wins Bipartisan Support

Ten members of the United States House of Representatives signed a letter in support of the Tubb Canyon Desert Conservancy’s (TCDC’s) multi-year project to discover a biocontrol agent that will be safe and effective in stopping the spread of Sahara Mustard (Brassica... — Updated 8/12/2019


Weather Or Not: Thunderstorms in Borrego

Borrego Springs experienced its first thunderstorm of the Summer on the afternoon of July 23, followed by two more consecutive days of afternoon thundershowers. Three days of consecutive thundershowers in Borrego has not been... — Updated 8/19/2019


New BWD Well Progressing on Schedule

On-time and under budget, so far at least. The construction of the new BWD well on Borrego Spring Road north of Christmas Circle is running smoothly and on schedule. Southwest Pumping & Drilling has all but finished the first... — Updated 8/22/2019


New BWD Director Appointed

A compelling voice within the Borrego Springs community, Diane Johnson was sworn in as a member of the board of directors of the Borrego Water District on July 23 during the board's regularly scheduled meeting. Johnson did not sit... — Updated 8/19/2019


Possible CVB Relocation

Community Valley Bank has submitted a Re-location Application to relocate the current Community Valley Bank, Borrego Springs Branch located at 587 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, California 92004 to 571 #A Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, California 92004. Any person... — Updated 8/19/2019


Borrego Springs Boys and Girls Club Olympics Fun

Over 600 children from all over the San Diego County participated in this year's Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego's Olympic-styled day-long event. The Club has been putting this on for the last 22 summers, and each one... — Updated 8/19/2019


Virus Squeaks Positive

A deer mouse found during a routine monitoring operation in Warner Springs on July 25 tested positive for the potentially deadly hantavirus, according to San Diego County Department of Environmental Health Vector Control officials, bringing the total to 30 wild rodents, mostly... — Updated 8/22/2019

 By Michael Sadler    News 

A Dark Sky Affair

As dusk broke for the Dark Sky Party at the Borrego Springs Library on Aug. 15, not the Moon, but Jupiter appeared as the first celestial object, even displaying four of its 67 known moons telescopically later in the event. Followi... — Updated 8/22/2019


Water Boatmen are Back

Oh yes, the water boatmen bugs came back for their now all too familiar August visit. And due to changes in the ecology of the Salton Sea are expected to continue dropping in. From high in the sky, water boatmen bugs blow on easter... — Updated 8/22/2019


Water Price Hike

The Borrego Water District has notified the community via mail that they will increase water and sewere rates. The FY2020 water commodity rate will increase 6%, sewer rates 4% and water base rate (monthly meter fee) 5%, according to the notice. These increases will be effective... — Updated 7/30/2019


Helicopter Lands

Coachella Valley-based touring company, Joiride, filed for Chapter 7 liquidation May 24, reporting more than $28 million in debt and only $2,025 in office furniture and cash as assets. Joiride, previously named Big Blue Air Helicopters Inc., flew tours and chartered flights over... — Updated 7/1/2019


Season Ending Party at El Borrego

Juan Carlos and family throw a season-ending party on June 14 at El Borrego Restaurant. Sales were brisk with half-off and two-for-one specials, with an eye on reducing inventory prior to closing.... — Updated 7/2/2019


Truths About Haiti: Part One

My recent returns to Haiti were surprisingly more exhilarating and less emotionally challenging than my first trip earlier this year. I went to help a good friend (and out of my own curiosity) as a supply mule for her medical... — Updated 7/14/2019


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