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 By Martha Deichler    News

Rotary Holiday Toy Drive A Huge Success

Cars began lining up an hour before the starting time of 4:30 p.m. on Friday evening, Dec. 17 for Rotary's annual Christmas Toy Drive for all local children ages 0 – 18. Even with no Christmas Tree in the Circle (damaged in a... — Updated 1/6/2022

 By Nikki Symington    News

Borrego Stays in District 5

A reshuffling of San Diego County's final redistricting maps for five supervisorial districts presented at the December 9 public meeting showed that Borrego Springs had been switched from Supervisorial District 5 to District 2.... — Updated 1/6/2022


Paul Rosenboom Fills Vacant Seat

At its December 20 Special Board Meeting, the Directors appointed Paul Rosenboom to fill the vacant seat left after the retirement of Lyle Brecht in early November. Following an interview period of approximately 45 min each, the Board had a very difficult decision to make between... — Updated 12/29/2021

 By Michael Sadler    News

New Water Rules for the Real Estate Market

The Borrego Water District Board of Directors held a public meeting via webinar on Dec. 14, presenting new water rules applicable to the entire real estate industry that will govern all future property transactions, with the decision handed down by a judge in a legal case. In... — Updated 12/29/2021

 By Nikki Symington    News

Borrego Dreaming

On December 10, the Borrego Valley Stewardship Council (BVSC) invited Borregans to dream about the future of the village, and the community came prepared. The public forum was held at the Borrego Library, with a virtual online platform for others to attend. In what was intended... — Updated 12/29/2021

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Nature Watch: "Black-tailed gnatcatcher"

Like a tiny bouncing ball, the movement in the palo verde tree caught my eye. It was a black-tailed gnatcatcher and I stopped for a moment to see where it was going. Tucked into the thicket of green branches there was a tiny nest,... — Updated 12/29/2021

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Big Moon A-Risin'

Few things in nature are more stunning to watch than an immense and orange full moon rising over the horizon. View this amazing sight just once and you'll surely ask the same question as every other moon gazer: "Why does the moon... — Updated 12/29/2021

 By Dennis Mammana    News

The Winter Solstice

One of my favorite days of the year is right around the corner. Christmas? New Year’s Eve? Valentine’s Day? Nope. I’m talking about the first day of winter. Now, lest you think that this ol’ desert rat enjoys the cold, crisp air of the season – or perhaps the snow that... — Updated 12/21/2021


Christmas Circle Car Crash

A man has been arrested after allegedly driving while impaired and crashing his pick-up truck into the building on Christmas Circle, causing extensive damages. The incident occurred on Nov. 22 around 8 p.m. when those at the Red... — Updated 12/21/2021

 By Nikki Symington    News

Original Art Made Personally for Christmas Gifts

The Borrego Springs Soroptimist Club and Coldwell Banker Real Estate combined to do a personalized make your own Christmas gifts event with children and adults, painting a variety of Christmas ceramics offered by Tami of Paint it... — Updated 12/21/2021

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Buying a First Telescope

During my many public stargazing programs guests frequently ask me, "What kind of telescope should I buy?" My response isn't quite what they expect. If you're considering presenting that special stargazer in your life with a... — Updated 12/21/2021


Vehicles Flame on Grade

Borrego Springs Fire Protection District units and CalFire responded to a call shortly before 11 a.m. on Nov. 27 of an RV on fire near mile marker 14 on Montezuma Valley Road. When units arrived, the RV was engulfed in flames, and... — Updated 12/17/2021

 By Sanjiv Nanda    News

A Preview of Impactful Issues for Next Year

The current leadership slate was reelected for 2022 at the December 2 meeting of the Sponsor Group. Rebecca Falk will continue as Chair, Bonnie Petrach as Vice Chair, and Judy Haldeman as Secretary. After some discussion about the need for in-person meetings and the challenges of... — Updated 12/16/2021


BWD Activities Status Report

The following is an update on issues involving BWD: Director Brecht Replacement Appointment: The Borrego Water District Board is in the process of replacing recently retired Board Member Lyle Brecht. Any interested persons must be a registered voter within the BWD service area and... — Updated 12/16/2021

 By Michael Sadler    News

Redistricting Borrego

If one is to reshuffle the political deck of cards throughout the United States based on local demographics, the census-based redistricting exercise this country endures once every decade can surely be viewed by most folks as both... — Updated 12/15/2021


Fire Destroys Homes, Three Killed

A fire turned deadly as it destroyed multiple homes, and claimed the lives of three people on Nov. 26 within the Desert Shores Trailed Park near the Salton Sea in Imperial County. At around 8:30 a.m., the Imperial County Fire Depar... — Updated 12/15/2021

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Falling Stars of December

Ask any beginning stargazer which they think is the most spectacular meteor shower of the year and I'll bet most will name the Perseid shower of mid-August. Is it really the best, or is their answer influenced by other factors? My... — Updated 12/15/2021

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Nature Watch: "Long-eared owl"

There were these two beady eyes looking down at me through the thicket of tamarisk branches. I had inadvertently disturbed a sleeping long-eared owl who was comfortably tucked into a protective pocket in the trees at... — Updated 12/13/2021

 By Nikki Symington    News

Borrego Dreaming: Shaping the Future

The Borrego Valley Stewardship Council (BVSC) is holding a visioning forum for its 50-organizations and all interested parties on the future of Borrego Springs, 5, 10, 20 – 50 years from now, on Dec. 10, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. held at the Borrego Springs Library, 2580 Country Club... — Updated 12/9/2021

 By Michael Sadler    News

Caring About the Community

For anyone who has seen Borrego Water District Board Vice President Dr. Lyle Brecht in action over the past decade, in both public hearings and private business meetings, he's an example of a thinking process both inside and... — Updated 12/9/2021

 By Nancy McRae    News

Thundering Trucks Roll On

The Borrego Sun has been investigating the trucks that are going through the town, which are potential accidents waiting to happen. There is now new information about the dangers of these 18-wheelers, and Nancy McRae states, "it... — Updated 12/9/2021

 By Martha Deichler    News

Reverend Laura Brecht Leaving Borrego

She is stately as she walks purposefully into a room, colorful robes and skirts flowing gracefully – sometimes wearing the classy white clerical collar and other times donning her distinctive straw hat. But always bearing her... — Updated 12/9/2021

 By Michael Sadler    News

The PAC is Back!

It's been a very long 20 months without a performance at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center, but strict COVID-19 protocols helped ensure the sold-out Opening Gala on Nov. 20 would be a huge success, given the Doo-wop and... — Updated 12/7/2021

 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


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


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