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De Anza Country Club Opens Season with Style

It wasn't that long ago when the de Anza Country Club found itself floundering amidst financial woes, but all that has changed. Under the watchful eye of new owners Tom and Linda Heathcott, and their team from Calgary, de Anza has... — Updated 11/28/2018

 

Rams Hill Buffet-Dance Party

After their summer hiatus, the Rams Hill Golf Club is open and ready to get the season started. Their buffet and dance party kicked the season off in style, as both members and non-members were invited to the event Nov. 3. With gre... — Updated 11/14/2018

 

Did Your Mail-in Ballot Get Counted?

According to election precinct workers and Borrego Springs Postmaster Janet Mixon, there were a number of reasons why your Mail-in ballot may not have counted. Specifically, P.O. Box numbers may not have matched County registrar numbers, or County address records did not match... — Updated 11/19/2018

 

Prop 3, Measures PP, GG

For Borregans, there were three ballot choices in the 2018-midterm elections that would affect the town’s future, depending on which way it swayed – Proposition 3, Measure PP and Measure GG. However, only one out of the three ballot choices passed, and that was Measure GG. Mea... — Updated 11/19/2018

 

Library Closes Nov. 21

The library will close its doors at the current location 6 p.m. Nov. 29, and will re-open at the new location Saturday Dec. 1 at 9:30 a.m. The library will provide limited services between Nov. 27 and Nov. 29. The new library hours of operation will be – Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. to 6... — Updated 11/19/2018

 

CAL FIRE SD to Conduct Vegetation Management Burn

In a press release from Tony Mecham, fire chief: In an ongoing effort to address the wildland fire fuel hazards in San Diego County CAL FIRE/San Diego County Fire Authority, in cooperation with local landowners, will be conducting a Vegetation Management Program (VMP) burn... — Updated 11/28/2018

 

Veterans Day at Christmas Circle

On the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that signaled the end of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918, over a hundred Borrego veterans and family members gathered on Veterans Day to pay tribute to those who have served in our armed... — Updated 12/3/2018

 

Fiery Collision Kills Two

UPDATE: Brett Ann Gregory, an Oceanside Police Department dispatcher has been identified as one of the victims killed in the fiery collision Nov. 24 in Ocotillo Wells. According to her department, "she was an angel and a hero." She worked as the department's front desk as a... — Updated 11/29/2018

 

Fall Fashion Preview at Borrego Outfitters

The aisles were crowded with customers and sales were brisk for the Borrego Outfitters' Fall Fashion Preview held Saturday Nov. 17, enhanced by employees decked out in varied outfit selections. The event "was a big success this... — Updated 11/28/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Comfy Seating at BSPAC Season Opening Gala

A nearly full house of Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center patrons sat comfortably in the theatre Nov. 17 and experienced a toe-tapping, season opening Gala performance by Judy Taylor and her Wild Oats All Girl Band doing C&W,... — Updated 12/3/2018

 

SDG&E Speaks, Listens

Carolyn Ortiz has been with SDG&E for 37 years, and she came to Borrego’s Library Community Room Nov. 14 to speak and to listen. She spoke to the issue of “Customer Programs and Solutions,” including the in’s and out’s of the company’s “Time of Use” changes.... — Updated 11/29/2018

 

Did You Feel the 3.9 Earthquake?

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake struck just 12 miles southeast of Ocotillo Wells at approximately 5:48 a.m. Thursday Nov. 29, the US Geological Survey said. The temblor appears to have been produced by the San Jacinto fault.The quake had a depth of 11.4 hm, the USGS said. Shaking... — Updated 11/29/2018

 
 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 11/2/2018

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

RUDYVILLE – R.I.P

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

 

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