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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 Be... — Updated 6/3/2019


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


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 6/3/2019

 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 6/3/2019


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


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


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 5/15/2019


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


Big Horn Sheep Spotted

Michael Johnson spotted some Big Horn Sheep wandering the hills of the Montezuma Valley Road at around 8:30 a.m. April 23.... — Updated 5/23/2019


Easter Sunrise in Borrego Springs

Just after 6 a.m. on Sunday, April 28, 2019, almost 200 people gathered on the hill behind Community Methodist Church on Church lane. Rarely do Borregans assemble that early in the morning. But this was not for hawk watching or a s... — Updated 5/23/2019


Jim Desmond Coming to Town, May 7

Newly elected District 5 County Supervisor Jim Desmond is coming to Borrego Springs to hold a revitalization meeting to discuss with community members a County committee formed to “support community leadership and collaboration while connecting Borrego Springs to the County... — Updated 5/6/2019


REMINDER: May 7, 10 a.m. Jim Desmond Meeting

Just a reminder that the Jim Desmond Revitalization Committee meeting is today May 7, starting at 10 a.m. in the library community room. Join our District 5 County Supervisor Desmond at the meeting, where he will discuss with community members a County committee formed to... — Updated 5/15/2019


To Be Open, Or Not

We have confirmed that the de Anza Country Club, Palms at Indian Head, and La Casa Del Zorro will remain open during the summer months, with a summer schedule. The Coyote Den at de Anza will be open Thursday through Sunday. This is the first time de Anza will remain open during... — Updated 5/15/2019


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 5/15/2019


Borrego Springs Resort To Be Sold... AGAIN

As previously reported in the April 18 issue of the Borrego Sun, the Borrego Springs Resort & Spa is being put for auction May 21, with a starting price of $1.5 million. Maiser Aboneaaj and J.C. Bambach of S & A Industries Inc. purchased the Resort back in 2016 for a final price... — Updated 5/15/2019


Senior Center Future

In a public meeting held last week in the Library Community Room, Joe Gavin, the Chief of Programs and Community Engagement from the San Diego Senior Community Foundation, spoke to a group of community leaders about the needs of seniors in Borrego. His group is conducting a survey... — Updated 5/15/2019


Mexican Mother's Day, A Fiesta For All

Mexican Mother's Day, or Dia de las Madres, is always celebrated on May 10, regardless of the day of the week. This custom was established in 1922 when Mexican journalist Rafael Alducin advocated for a day to celebrate mothers in... — Updated 6/3/2019


Starr Shines Bright for the Wikipedia of Borrego

Volunteers are at the heart of the Borrego community, and no volunteer exemplifies the selfless dedication to duty more than the Chamber of Commerce's Starr Hutchinson, a 19-year resident from Ocotillo Wells. When once asked which... — Updated 5/23/2019


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