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 By Michael Sadler    News 

Dreamers Still in Limbo After Court Ruling

While safe for now, and only safe until possibly June 2019, kids covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program remain in a state of limbo following the ruling of Texas federal judge Andrew Hanen. He denied “temporary injunctive relief” that would have... — Updated 10/19/2018

 By Michael Sadler    News 


The final public Hearing before the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on DS-24, the Borrego Country Estates’ (aka Rudyville) request for increased housing density, was the culmination of more than a decade of controversy. According to Hearing attendees, it was nip and tuck... — Updated 10/5/2018


Borrego Wins Battle of Rudyville

By J. David Garmon, M.D. President, Tubb Canyon Desert Conservancy Before an overflow crowd, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors delivered the knockout punch to Rudyville in a 3 – 2 vote at their Sept. 12 hearing. With... — Updated 10/8/2018

 By Michael Sadler    News 

Long Range AccuWeather Forecast Pans Out in Borrego

In what is surely one of the most kudos-worthy long-term weather forecasting feats in Borrego Springs history, the people and technology at AccuWeather combined to make an accurate rainfall prediction that defied historical... — Updated 10/11/2018


Preliminary Environmental Assessment For Viking Ranch

On 160 acres at the northern end of Borrego Valley, along the reaches of Coyote Creek previously covered with citrus trees between approximately 1994 – 2016, there is now vacant land. With the goals of fallowing the land to return it to a more “natural” condition, and also... — Updated 10/5/2018


Sue Salt to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The Chamber of Commerce announced that long-time resident, community volunteer for many organizations, former Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center president, and all-around Borrego favorite Sue Salt will receive this year's... — Updated 10/5/2018


Shooting at the Serpent

In the Sept. 20 issue of the Borrego Sun, we ran a piece on the Visit California promotional film, "Family," shot in Borrego Sept. 19, the day the issue hit the news stands. Caroline Beteta, President and CEO of Visit California,... — Updated 10/18/2018


Volunteers Needed to Assist State Park Archaeologist

The Colorado Desert Archaeological Society needs volunteers to work in the Anza-Borrego Desert, Cuyamaca Rancho, and Palomar Mountain State Parks. An Introduction to Archaeology class will be taught by Robin Connors, State Park Archaeologist, in November and December 2018. Upon... — Updated 10/8/2018


"Skin in the Game"

The Borrego Water District Board thanks the Sun for its questions concerning the effect of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act’s (SGMA) impact on water rates for municipal water ratepayers. Below is the Board’s response: From SGMA’s perspective, the District is a... — Updated 10/8/2018


Eyes to the Skies for Akrofest 2018

In keeping with this year’s theme for the 2018 Borrego Days Desert Festival, all eyes will be on the daytime skies at the Borrego Valley Airport Oct. 11 – 13 for the Borrego Hammerhead Roundup, a.k.a. Akrofest 2018. Practice begins on Oct. 10. Competition begins at... — Updated 10/11/2018


Linda's Chamber Chat

The Visit California commercial filmed here on Sept. 19 will be released in stages, with the first release set for the UK this December. It will travel the world on a global junket with regional, national and continent release events. What a blast for the millennials running this... — Updated 10/11/2018


New BWD Board of Directors Start Work in November

BWD Board Members face many challenges during their tenure. We asked the two retiring Directors, the two current Directors, and the two incoming Directors their views on the duties and responsibilities going forward. Incoming Directors Dave Duncan and Kathy Dice ran unopposed for... — Updated 10/11/2018


2018 – 19 Miss Borrego Springs Contestants

Seven Borrego Springs High School seniors will compete for the crown to be the next Miss Borrego. The pageant will be held Saturday Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. in the high school gym. Seniors participating in the 2018 – 19 Miss Borrego... — Updated 10/18/2018


Countdown to Festival

Borrego Days Has New Title Sponsor Look to the skies! Borrego Days has a new Title Sponsor, Under The Sun Foundation and the Candlewood Arts Festival. The Under The Sun Foundation is the new steward of the landmark metal Sky Art sculptures of Galleta Meadows in Borrego Springs. Th... — Updated 10/18/2018

 By Jolene Nacapuy    News 

2018 Miss Borrego Reigns

The eyes were on the stage as the crowd that filled the Borrego Springs High School gym anticipated who of the seven contestants would be crowned Miss Borrego 2018 – 19 on Oct. 13. With all the calculations tabulated by Kathy... — Updated 10/18/2018

 By Michael Sadler    News 

Hammerheads Soar Over Borrego Springs

Most folks like to know they do something well. But for a select few stunt pilots in aerobatic competition, in particular, doing one thing extremely well that is at once dangerous and both physically and psychologically... — Updated 10/18/2018

 By Jolene Nacapuy    News 

Revitialization... of de Anza Club

The Borrego Sun editor Jolene Nacapuy interviewed Linda Heathcott, Manager of the LLC of de Anza Country Club, to discuss the happenings and renovations at the de Anza Country Club. Can you tell me about the expansion plans at de... — Updated 10/18/2018



The 53rd Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival is upon us. This year's theme, "Eyes to the Skies" – highlights both aircraft and our dark night skies. The Festival begins with a spectacular multi-aircraft flyover at 10 a.m.... — Updated 10/19/2018


Meet with District 5 Supervisor Candidates

Meet and Greet with District 5 Supervisor Candidates Jim Desmond and Michelle Gomez at the Margarita and Beer Garden located at Christmas Circle from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Oct. 20.... — Updated 10/19/2018


2018 – 19 Borrego Days Schedule

BE WITHIN THE PARKING VICINITY BY 9:15 A.M. ROADS OFFICIALLY CLOSE AT 9:25 A.M. Friday Oct. 19: * 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.– Rotary Pancake Breakfast at Coldwell Banker * 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. – VIP Kickoff Reception at the Palm Canyon Hotel & RV Resort * 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Op... — Updated 10/19/2018


Borrego Village Association – Working to Build a Better Borrego

Sustainable Tourism Program The creation of the Borrego Valley Stewardship Council (BVSC), and the adoption in Nov. 2014 of a Governing Charter based on National Geographic’s principles for sustainable destination management were spurred by the recognition of water constraints... — Updated 9/6/2018


Duncan Hunter Indicted

Following a Department of Justice investigation lasting well over a year, a federal grand jury on Aug. 21 in the San Diego-based Southern District of California indicted Borrego Springs’ 50th Congressional District Republican representative Duncan Hunter and his wife, Margaret,... — Updated 9/6/2018


BWD Directors Set

Two seats on the Borrego Water District Board of Directors have unanimously been filled, after one candidate dropped out. The two seats open are to replace directors Beth Hart and Joe Tatusko, plus another seat currently filled by board VP Lyle Brecht, who sought re-election. The... — Updated 9/6/2018

 By Michael Sadler    News

Troupe Nolander: All in the Family

If you saw Greg and Heather Nolander walking down Palm Canyon Drive with their three daughters, you'd think they were a typical family out to see the sights of Borrego Springs. Inside our library Aug. 25, however, the two youngest... — Updated 9/24/2018


What's Going On With The Library?

CONSTRUCTION crews work in and out of the summer heat to complete the library by January 2019.... — Updated 9/24/2018


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