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Happy Thanksgiving to All

We at the Borrego Sun are truly grateful and thankful for all our readers, subscribers and advertisers. Thank you for your continuous support. Happy Thanksgiving to all from the Borrego Sun.... — Updated 11/25/2021

 By Michael Sadler    News 

Bike Borrego Closing Up Shop

Having had a pretty good run of it over the past 10 years, Dave Duncan has put his iconic Bike Borrego business on the market in order to concentrate on his other interests here in town. "I've got plenty to do," he said with a... — Updated 11/19/2021

 By Nikki Symington    News 

Two Build A Village: Co-Honorary Mayors, Jim & Anne Wermers

After building the 20-home community – Desert Shadows – in De Anza Golf Club, in 1992, Anne and Jim Wermers of San Diego, decided to become residents of Borrego Springs, and began fulfilling a vision of resurrecting a town... — Updated 11/19/2021


De Anza Bonanza

The de Anza Desert Club opened its season, with their traditional open tournament, followed with a spectacular "welcome home reception." Old friends seeing each other again after the COVID hiatus, some even bringing tears to their... — Updated 11/19/2021


Volunteer Training, ABDSP

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 11/19/2021


Water Rights Top Priority for BWD

The Stipulated Judgment (Judgment) in Borrego was ruled upon favorably by the Orange County Superior Court in April 2021 and determined water rights based on historic pumping in the Basin. The Judgment was signed by approximately 90% of Basin Pumpers and specifies the steps that w... — Updated 11/19/2021


Lyle Brecht Resigns

Lyle Brecht, Borrego Water District Board member, announced his retirement this past weekend, effective Nov. 8, after over a decade of unique service. As a driving force for both fiscal sanity at BWD and achieving groundwater... — Updated 11/19/2021

 By Dennis Mammana    News 

Finding the Seventh Planet

Many years ago, I was interviewed by a couple of morning radio jokesters in San Diego. Knowing what these guys were like, I was prepared for their silliness and had planned a few good comebacks. Well, to my surprise they played it... — Updated 11/19/2021

 By Sanjiv Nanda    News 

A Vision to Develop a Roadmap for a Connected Borrego

I am a part-time resident of Borrego Springs and have worked in the telecommunications industry since 1990. The opinions expressed in this article are my own and do not represent my employers, past or present. A roadmap appears at... — Updated 11/15/2021


Beware of Phone Scammers

Beware of phone scammers posing as an employee of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. To sound convincing, the caller identifies himself as Lieutenant Hartman. The storyline involves a missed court appearance. He demands the person come alone to Sheriff’s Department... — Updated 11/15/2021

 By Martha Deichler    News 

For the Love of Borrego

First it was scholarships for working students heading to college and now it's generous support of the Borrego Ministers' Association (BMA). Rams Hill has once again reached out to the community and found a void that needed to be... — Updated 11/15/2021

 By Dianne Monk    News 

Village Comes Alive at Day of the Dead

The Borrego Art Institute (BAI) opened its doors to yet another special occasion, a celebration of "Dia de los Muertos" or Day of the Dead and over 300 locals came to participate. This annual event is recognized on the 1st and 2nd... — Updated 11/15/2021


Annual Harvest Festival

On Saturday Oct. 30, the parking lots surrounding the Christian Center were transformed into a hometown carnivalesque attraction that was attended by approximately 400 people. The 2021 Harvest Festival was put on by 100 volunteers... — Updated 11/15/2021

 By Nikki Symington    News 

New at the Senior Center: A Dementia Support Group

When Joy McBride moved to Borrego Springs from Wisconsin this year, she began looking for volunteering opportunities. She was quickly snatched up by the Chamber of Commerce, holding down the office in the morning, and as volunteer coordinator for Borrego Days. Then, she discovered... — Updated 11/12/2021


Chambers Semi Festival Wrap, Other Items

On behalf of the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and myself, we are thrilled how the 55th Annual Borrego Days Festival turned out. Not by judging past statistics but by the non-stop screams of delight coming from the ‘kids zone’, the laughter from... — Updated 11/12/2021

 By Ernie Cowan    News 

Nature Watch: Raccoon

They look cute and cuddly, and these little masked bandits are wild critters that most people would expect to find in woods. But the common raccoon occupies a wide range of habitats from forest to scrub woodlands, urban neighborhoo... — Updated 11/12/2021

 By Dennis Mammana    News 

Seeing Double in Perseus

One autumn night in 1971 while I was a junior in college, I hosted a small group in our observatory to view the wonders of the heavens. Shortly after beginning, we smelled smoke, not uncommon during chilly November nights in... — Updated 11/12/2021

 By Ellen Fitzpatrick    News 

Trunk-or-Treat 2021

Trunk-or-Treat 2021 was a graveyard smash! The Trunks in attendance were decorated for the occasion, tables and lanterns were set up and treats bagged for the kids. The crowd seemed to be three times the size as it was last... — Updated 11/12/2021

 By Michael Sadler    News 

Akrofest Brings "Ooh's" & "Ahh's" in the Skies

In addition to the sheer spectacle of it all, three things that Borregans have come to expect in the yearly aerobatics championships are 1) the competitors will bring their A-Games; 2) their minds will be laser-focused on their... — Updated 11/12/2021

 By Jolene Nacapuy    News 

A New Miss Borrego Reigns

All eyes were focused on the stage at the Borrego Springs High School gym, as the crowd waited in anticipation of whom of the seven contestants would be crowned as Miss Borrego 2021 – 22 on Oct. 16. With all the calculation... — Updated 11/12/2021


Borrego Days Great Success

The 2021 55th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival was a success, and the well-deserved reputation of our wonderful community where volunteerism thrives remains intact. Indeed, the theme "Welcome Back" was a fitting one this year. U... — Updated 11/4/2021

 By Ernie Cowan    News 

Nature Watch: Rock Wren

Hiking in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park can always be an adventure for the observant person, and there's a tiny bird to look for that can add to your adventure. Bouncing around on boulders with lots of energy, hikers are... — Updated 11/4/2021


Hospitality Training

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday Nov. 13 to Sunday Nov. 14 WHERE: Borrego Springs Library, 2580 Country Club Road Borrego Springs, California 92004 COST: Registration $120, Certification is an additional $150 For anyone age 16 or over with a desire to increase their knowledge and... — Updated 11/1/2021


Tale of Two Pipelines

Borrego Water District has recently completed two pipeline replacement projects, Bending Elbow and Flying U. Looking back at the last 15 years of emergency pipeline repairs, the Bending Elbow line tops the list with a dozen. Second place goes to County Club with nine and Ocotillo... — Updated 11/1/2021

 By Dennis Mammana    News

A Flying Horse, Baseball and Politicians

What do a flying horse, baseball and politicians have in common? Keep reading, and you'll find out. But first, some astronomy! Not long after sunset on Monday evening, gaze toward a low eastern horizon, and you will see a glorious... — Updated 10/4/2021


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