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Soroptimist 2020 Blue Book: Additions, Changes, Deletions

The 52nd edition of the Soroptimist of Borrego Springs Phone Directory, popularly known as the Blue Book, is being updated. If you have changes to your listing or are new to the community and wish to be in the 2020 Blue Book, please send an e-mail to bssoroptimist@yahoo.com. Be... — Updated 6/21/2019

 
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Summer Time Has Come, Who is Open?

Many establishments in Borrego Springs are gearing up for the summer and closing up, while many others will remain open with updated hours for the time being. The Coyote Den at de Anza will be open Thursday to Saturday for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from... — Updated 6/3/2019

 
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Swainson's Hawkwatch, Another Season Done

Hawk Watch 2019 is over, but once again the dedicated band of volunteers who observe and record passage of migrating Swainson's Hawks each spring were rewarded by the spectacular show of nature on the move. Borrego resident Hal... — Updated 6/18/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News 

Borrego Entrepreneurs, Part III: Sudsy Sue

She lives a quiet, peaceful life in 14-acre canyon oasis, tucked into the foothills abutting the Anza-Borrego State Park. Her stone dwelling is dug into the side of a hill, providing insulation from extreme summer heat and winter... — Updated 6/18/2019

 
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Death in de Anza

Borrego Springs resident Christine Tate was found dead in her home at de Anza. The cause of death at the time of print is unknown. More information will be provided in the June 13 issue of the Borrego Sun.... — Updated 6/3/2019

 
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Be A Volunteer, Help Your Community

Take some time and volunteer at your Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce! Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 760-767-5555.... — Updated 6/3/2019

 
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2019 Anza-Borrego Desert Photo Contest Online People's Choice Winners

The Online People's Choice Winners of the 2019 Anza-Borrego Desert Photo Contest were announced the week of May 20, via Anza-Borrego Foundation's Instagram and Facebook pages. The Online People's Choice is a voting contest... — Updated 6/18/2019

 
 By Michael Sadler    News 

Tashi: A Spontaneuos Event

With only a few hours of advanced notice, about a dozen Borregans fortunate enough to be around and in the loop of notification back on May 11, were treated to a fascinating demonstration of artist-at-work at Christmas Circle by a... — Updated 6/18/2019

 
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Legionnaire of the Year

He's been a Borregan since 2014, and Dale Jones' list of local organizations for which he volunteers speaks to his personal sense of duty to help Borrego Springs thrive. "I believe in our community," he said. So much so, that he... — Updated 6/18/2019

 
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Howitzer Journey Ends at the AL Post #853

If you lived in Borrego in 2010, the wait has ended. Nine years ago, Legion Post #853 ordered a Howitzer for static display. The wheels of military supply bureaucracy apparently grind very, very slowly, but it arrived from the Anniston Army Depot in Oxford, Alabama May 20, and... — Updated 6/18/2019

 
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Earthquake Swarm – No Big One Yet

Over the past 10 days, an earthquake swarm has struck in the Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, scientist at Caltech and the U.S. Geoglogical Survey said. But not to worry, as this will not trigger the “Big One.” Scientists discovered that human-created changes affecting... — Updated 6/18/2019

 
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Borrego Days Planning Meeting Summary

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 By Michael Sadler    News 

Trevor McSpadden Rocks at Dreamweaver

Nothing like a free concert on a gorgeous evening over Memorial Day weekend to bring out a hundred or so concert-goers, adults and lots of kids alike, to help close out the season here in Borrego. Last year at this time, temperatur... — Updated 6/18/2019

 
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Memorial Day at Christmas Circle

A hundred or so Borregans gathered on a mild Spring day May 27 at Christmas Circle, to help remind us all of the ultimate sacrifice so many have given in service to America. The event started with a posting of Colors, the Pledge... — Updated 6/18/2019

 
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CPUC Denies SDG&E Request to Eliminate HUC

Tens of thousands of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) customers may continue to see a High Usage Charge (HUC) on their bills after the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) denied SDG&E’s request to have the state-mandated charge eliminated or suspended. Last summer,... — Updated 6/21/2019

 
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GSP Public Comments: Borrego Springs Sponsor Group

The public comment period has ended for the draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP), and in the next few issues of the Borrego Sun, we will be presenting a few excerpts, beginning with those from a letter submitted to the County by the Borrego Springs Community Group under the... — Updated 6/21/2019

 

Water Quality Addressed

While residents of Borrego Springs all want a sufficient quantity of water to sustain our personal and recreational needs, currently available from our sole source – groundwater pumped from the nearly-100 square mile aquifer beneath us – we also do not want to sacrifice... — Updated 6/18/2019

 

RAAM 6-12-24

Competitive cyclists from the U.S. and around the world are coming to Borrego for the 6-12-24 Hour World Time Trial Championships, Nov. 1 and 2. In a matter of 24 hours, registrations were all booked up, with a max of 275 competitors, and many more on the waiting list. This... — Updated 5/1/2019

 

All Bloomed Out

The anticipated Superbloom of 2019 was as super as expected, and the sound you hear now is the community sigh of relief as things return to a more normal pace. The wildflowers are gone. Or are they? Yes, the traffic jams from... — Updated 5/6/2019

 

104 Degrees & Climbing

As the snowbirds begin to flock to cooler climates, the temperatures are making their way upwards for yet another summer season. For three days, April 24, 25, and 26 Borregans felt a preview of what is to come in the following months. Temperatures reached triple digits for the... — Updated 5/1/2019

 

Easter Happenings at de Anza Country Club

Grown ups, children, even animals all had a blast during Easter Sunday at the de Anza Country Club, who was one of the many establishments holding an Easter egg hunt. The club even had a fun dog show, showcasing little friends and... — Updated 5/23/2019

 

Rotary Work Day

Rotary Clubs all over the world observe the last Saturday of April as the Rotarians at Work Day – a day to volunteer and improve one's community. Borrego Springs Rotary Club showed up at Christmas Circle April 27, bright and... — Updated 5/1/2019

 

CORRECTION: Jim Desmond Revitalization Meeting, 10 a.m.

On the front page of the May 2 issue of the Borrego Sun, there is an error of when Jim Desmond's Revitalization meeting will begin. The article states it will begin at 5 p.m., but it is at 10 a.m. The date and location are correct, May 7 in the library community room. We regret... — Updated 5/15/2019

 

Nearly Two Million Earthquakes Uncovered

Even if you don’t feel it, it’s happening. Yes, an earthquake could possibly be occurring at this very moment. Every 174 seconds, the Earth’s tectonic plates are shuddering, trembling Southern California. Scientists have counted about 1.8 million earthquakes in California... — Updated 5/6/2019

 

Community Garden Open for Business on Earth Day

It was a warm, clear and gorgeous Borrego morning on April 22, Earth Day. As clouds moved in from the mountains in the early afternoon, a light sprinkling fell just as local grandmother and her two grandsons planted their squash... — Updated 5/6/2019

 

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