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"Bloom in Borrego"

The theme for the 54th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival is “Bloom in Borrego,” highlighting the recent Super Bloom that took over our desert, and also the wondrous growth for the town. The theme was decided at the first Borrego Days Planning Meeting, held at the Borrego Spr... — Updated 5/23/2019


Jim Desmond Hits Town

District 5 County Supervisor Jim Desmond came to Borrego Springs May 7 to institute a new County program with the goal of matching County staff and resources with our community's access to programs and funds. It's called the Borreg... — Updated 6/3/2019


Butterfly Invasion

In what experts say is the biggest butterfly migration since 2005, and we're talking millions then and at least a billion now, according to reports, Painted Ladies are starting to come out in force throughout Southern California, f... — Updated 4/22/2019


Borrego's Skin Care Entrepreneur

Leslie Greathouse is working hard to ensure that Borregans, women and men alike, have clean, moist, and properly exfoliated skin to carry around, and present to others, in our desert environment. A 13-year resident, she has run Gre... — Updated 4/3/2019


New Growth at ArtFarm

The Borrego Art Institute is growing this spring – growing fruits and vegetables in the ever expanding ArtFarm. A variety of vegetables are already being harvested, and many more are sprouting, to be used by Kesling's Kitchen... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Michael Sadler    News

Point of View: Is Airport Noise From Military Aircraft Really A Problem?

In my seven years living in Borrego Springs, including going on five years writing for the Borrego Sun, I have met and talked to a lot of people, from Rams Hill to Coyote Creek, and from the State Park to beyond the airport. This includes permanent residents, snowbirds, and visito... — Updated 4/3/2019


Super Bloom Latest: Flowerfest

Mother Nature has continued to grace the Anza-Borrego Desert with a spectacular show by displaying blankets of vivid colors, but with all its beauty, comes the pain. As the long anticipated flowerfest has arrived to the small town... — Updated 4/17/2019

 By Denny DuVall    News

Wedding at Old Borego

Storm Garner and John Wang were married outside of Old Borego Saturday March 23, with family and guests numbered around 115 people in attendance. This was the first wedding that I know of that has ever taken place at Old Borego,... — Updated 4/4/2019


It's Over, Officially

In mid-March of 2019, the NOAA-affiliated National Drought Mitigation Center announced the official end of California's 376-week drought – that's over seven years worth. Winter storms pushed the Sierra snowpack "well above 100%"... — Updated 4/8/2019


Coming and Goings

* Valeen Szabo has been named as the new Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. Szabo began her new role April 1. * Major Elliott Garrett, chief White House Correspondent, and host of ‘The Takeout’ podcast with CBS News, is retiring in Borrego Springs. He and... — Updated 4/8/2019

 By Jolene Nacapuy    News

"90 Lives Changed in About 30 Minutes"

About 90 lives were changed in 30 minutes. That's surely what happened March 26 at the Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center, during the "Thank You Happy Hour" event, sponsored by the Soroptimist International of... — Updated 4/11/2019


New Executive Director of Chamber

Valeen Szabo has been named the Chamber's new executive director, and began her new role April 1. There is much to do, and she will hit the ground running. Szabo came to the position by way of her experience in planning, budget... — Updated 4/11/2019


GSP Finally Arrives

After four years in the planning stages, Borrego’s Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) has finally arrived for public review. It is a massive document (878 pages in PDF) filled with background information, technical charts and colorful maps, and it is the “road map” for... — Updated 4/17/2019


Caterpillar Invasion

There's more to the wildflower Super Bloom than meets the eye. The casual observer who only sees the vast fields of spring blooms is likely to miss another one of Nature's wonders known as the Sphinx Moth Caterpillar. When winter... — Updated 4/30/2019


Super Bloom Latest: Still Strong

As the spring season settles in and warmer temperatures begin to slowly take over the valley, many are wondering how much longer the wildflowers will be putting on this show for us. How long will all the colors of yellow and green... — Updated 4/30/2019


Mosquito Hawks Invade

Yes, it’s been an unusually wet winter in Borrego Springs and as a result there were lots of wildflowers, sphinx moths, green caterpillars, painted lady butterflies, migrating hawks and now an invasion of mosquitoes large enough to carry off a small child. That’s a wonderful... — Updated 4/19/2019


BSR Up For Sale

The Borrego Springs Resort will be put up for auction on May 21 with a starting price of $1.5 million. Maiser Aboneaaj and JC Bambach of S & A Industries Inc., bought the Resort back in 2016. Full story in the May 2 issue of the Borrego Sun.... — Updated 4/30/2019


Jones Supports Key OHV, State Parks Budget Items

In the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation hearing yesterday, Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) supported several funding items that would benefit many communities in San Diego County and throughout the state. 1) Off-Highway... — Updated 4/22/2019


Hammerheads Soar

The skies over Borrego Valley Airport were soaring with jaw-dropping excitement April 11-13 for the Hammerhead Roundup, an International Aerobatic Club (IAC) Chapter 36 San Diego Hammerheads' global invite competition. Top... — Updated 4/23/2019


What is the Fate of Borrego Days 2019?

Borrego Days 2019 will go on as planned, but organizers at the Chamber of Commerce say it will probably be on a reduced scale; gone will be private companies organizing the events, and instead all Parade & Festival activities will be set up and overseen in-house, according to... — Updated 4/23/2019


2.8 Magnitude Earthquake in Borrego

A 2.8-magnitude earthquake shook Borrego Springs Tuesday April 23, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor hit at 9:50 a.m., 12km north of Borrego Springs. There are no reports of structural damages or injuries.... — Updated 4/30/2019


Avery Candlewood Festival

Find your calendar, circle the weekend March 29 – 31, and insert note: “Candlewood Arts Festival at Galleta Meadows.” You will be happy you did. Coming soon is a unique display of contemporary art, specific to supporting a creative space, both physical and figurative,... — Updated 3/5/2019


Super Bloom Latest: Rain

The bloom season will likely be extended thanks to the Valentine's Day rainfall of 2.86" so says Kate Harper, Desert Research Botanist. This should trigger a third wave of germination, more species of flowers than the rain that fel... — Updated 3/15/2019


122 Species Spotted

It takes a little time when 89 volunteers are wandering around the desert recording all the birds they see, but the final results of the 2018 Christmas Bird Count are finally in. Just before Christmas, volunteers spread out in a... — Updated 3/15/2019


Triumphs Triumph at Resort

What better way to have motorcycling challenges and fun, on both asphalt and desert terrain, than on a hybrid motorcycle in the greater Borrego Valley? The 2019 model from Triumph Motorcycles, Ltd., the Scrambler 1200... — Updated 3/5/2019


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