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AT&T Down

Borrego Springs has been facing an AT&T outage as of Sunday August 7. Representatives of AT&T said that there are issues with a tower servicing the area and that service will be restored on Saturday August 13. For credit options due to the inconvenience, it is suggested to... — Updated 8/10/2022

 By Dennis Mammana    News 

Ophiuchus, the Serpent-Bearer

Even beginning skywatchers can go outdoors on a clear night and easily find among the stars the classic shapes of Scorpius, the scorpion, and the teapot of Sagittarius. Right now, you can see them both low in the southern sky... — Updated 8/9/2022


Borrego Group on Their Way to Khovd, Mongolia

How many of you recall a delegation from Mongolia visiting Borrego Springs in February 2019? At that time, an official “Partner City” ceremony was held in the community room at the library. Nine delegates from Khovd, including their Governor, traveled halfway around the world... — Updated 8/9/2022


BVEF New Board Members

The Borrego Valley Endowment Fund (BVEF) is pleased to announce that Melissa Stevens and Dr. Richard Fausel have joined our Board of Directors. Says BVEF Vice Chair Dr. David Garmon, “The BVEF is excited to welcome Melissa and Dick with their impressive experience in the... — Updated 8/9/2022


SDG&E Credit

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) wants its residential customers to be on the lookout for upcoming breaks on their electric bills. SDG&E’s residential customers will receive $64.17 in bill credits on both their August and September electric bills (or a total of $128.34).... — Updated 8/8/2022

 By Sarah and Lee Rogers    News 

SVP – Update, Disappointment, Cause for Hope

On Friday July 22, without any other input, Judge David Gill settled on the placement of Sexual Violent Predator Michael Martinez on Running M Road in Borrego Springs by no later than September 9. This announcement came as neighbors returned to the San Diego County Superior Court... — Updated 8/8/2022

 By Michael Sadler    News 

Vagabond-4: A Very Short Trip

It was a dark and stormy night at Lake Cuyamaca, mid-afternoon white caps blowing their billowy, frothy tops like little volcanoes across the lake to the southeast, a complete reversal of yesterday's wind, where the view of the... — Updated 8/8/2022

 By Diana Del Bono    News 

Consumer Confidence Report

The Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) is an annual water quality report that the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires Borrego Water District and all other water agencies in the State to provide. The purpose of the CCR is to raise customers’ awareness of the quality of their... — Updated 8/8/2022


Vandals Strike Again...

Businesses, a home and a vehicle have been the latest string of targets to be vandalized in Borrego Springs. The estimated cost of damage has not been fully assessed at the time of print. Françoise Rhodes, Executive Director of... — Updated 8/8/2022

 By Dennis Mammana    News 

A Stellar Chinese Valentine's Day

There's a wonderful ancient Chinese story that tells of two lovers – Niulang, a poor, orphaned cowherd and Zhinu, a young, beautiful weaving maiden and the seventh daughter of the Emperor of Heaven – who once were separated... — Updated 8/3/2022


Be Summer Safe & Ready

Although winter and spring are the primary visitation seasons in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, many visitors come to the Park for reasons directly tied to the summer months. Whether looking for the experience of extreme heat or... — Updated 8/3/2022

 By Ernie Cowan    News 

Nature Watch: Common Raven

The common raven is one of the world's most widespread wild bird, not to mention being somewhat famous as the subject of Native American folklore, poets, authors, and playwrights. This large-bodied, silky-black bird is also a resid... — Updated 8/3/2022

 By Sarah and Lee Rogers    News 

SVPs – Here We Go Again

Two weeks ago, Judge Gill closed the initial review of the proposed placement of SVP Martinez with the promise that he would visit Borrego Springs and view the house on Running M Road for suitability. Since then, the neighbors have hoped to see the Judge and ensure that he sees... — Updated 8/3/2022

 By Dennis Mammana    News 

Desperately Seeing Pluto

"My very energetic mother just served us nine pizzas." Anyone who's ever studied the solar system in school has learned this mnemonic device in which each word begins with the same letter as the planets of our solar system in... — Updated 8/3/2022



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Borrego Water District (“DISTRICT”) invites and will receive sealed Bids up to but not later than 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 806 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, California 92004, for the furnishing to DISTRICT of all labor,... — Updated 8/3/2022

 By Dennis Mammana    News 

Check Out the "Not So Super" Moon

Here we go again. Another month, and yet another "super moon"! What's so super about the "super moon"? You may have already asked yourself this question after going out to see it and coming away thinking "Gee, it looks just like ev... — Updated 8/3/2022


Well, That's a Star of a Different Color!

I've been gazing skyward now for nearly six decades, and I'm still amazed at all we can see if we just take the time to look up into a dark sky. Add to that a small backyard telescope and the celestial sights become even more... — Updated 8/3/2022


ABF-ABDSP Leave No Trace Initiative

The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Anza-Borrego) and the Anza-Borrego Foundation (ABF) are excited to announce a partnership with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Thousands of visitors from around the world enjoy... — Updated 8/3/2022


Volunteers Complete 50th Sheep Count

The 50th Annual Anza-Borrego Desert Bighorn Sheep Count was completed on July 10, but results of the census were not announced by coordinators before the Borrego Sun went to press. What was learned from field observations, however, was the count was significantly reduced this... — Updated 8/1/2022


Postage Price Hike

Effective July 10, the United States Postal Service raised its prices for Forever stamps, as well as mailing First-Class Mail. Forever Postage Stamps have gone up from 58 cents to 60 cents. USPS last raised its prices of a Forever stamp in August, from 55 cents to 58 cents. A Fore... — Updated 8/1/2022


Mental Health Crisis, Dial 988

Californians dealing with mental health crises will soon be able to seek help by dialing 988, a new service expected to improve access to psychiatric care as rates of anxiety, depression and other disorders climb. The hotline, akin to 911 but for psychiatric instead of medical... — Updated 8/1/2022


Proposed Gas Relief

As gas prices continue to skyrocket, many Californians, who are paying more at the pump compared to the rest of the country, are hoping for some help. This could be soon. About 23 million eligible Californians could each receive payments of up to $1,050, as part of a $17 billion... — Updated 8/1/2022


Rodarte Joins, BVEF Fellow

Borrego Springs High School graduate Vanessa Rodarte will be starting a one-year internship on the Borrego Valley Endowment Fund Board of Directors. Vanessa brings a variety of background and experience to the Board. She is currently in her fourth year at San Diego State Universit... — Updated 8/1/2022

 By Dennis Mammana    News 

Exploring the Celestial Scorpion

During late June evenings, we can easily see one of the great celestial symbols of summertime. Look low toward the southern sky after dark, and you'll spot the long, curving arc of Scorpius, the scorpion. You will easily notice... — Updated 8/1/2022


Anza-Borrego Foundation – Borrego Water District

The Anza-Borrego Foundation (ABF) and the Borrego Water District (BWD) are two local organizations that do not often interact beyond sharing the name Borrego. That changed recently when ABF was able to work with the BWD to negotiate the purchase of 160-acres of surplus land held... — Updated 8/1/2022


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