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Borrego Outfitters Gears Up For Another Season, Safely

After abruptly ending its 2019 – 20 season in mid-March, several months early, due to the coronavirus shut-down, Borrego Outfitters is working hard to bounce back in an uncertain environment. "Just like many small businesses... — Updated 10/23/2020


Crash Landing...

A Marine Corps fighter jet collided in mid-air with another plane during an air-to-air refueling operation on Sept. 29 near the Salton Sea. The pilot of the F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter was ejected successfully, and the... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Rebecca Falk    News 

WMB Report: Possible Threat to Water Inflows to Borrego's Water Basin

All directors were present for the Oct. 8 regular meeting of the WaterMaster Board. As soon as the meeting started, during comments from the public, Borrego Water District’s Lyle Brecht introduced an issue that has come to the BWD Board’s attention via correspondence from... — Updated 10/22/2020


Did You Vote?

The Borrego Springs Library is an official Mail Ballot Drop-Off location for the 2020 Election. Hours for dropping off ballots are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the front lobby. On Election Day, the library will be open... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Beth Gramoy    News 

Part Three: Update on BSR Golf Course

Those of you who read the Letter to the Editor in the Borrego Sun this past August on the plight of the Borrego Springs Resort may be interested in the input we received from San Diego County District 5 Supervisor Jim Desmond’s office. Part 1 of that Letter to the Editor (Aug.... — Updated 10/21/2020

 By Dennis Mammana    News 

Encounter with the Red Planet

It was Halloween eve 1938. Millions of war-jittery Americans listened as special news bulletins reported that the tiny town of Grover's Mill, New Jersey, had been captured by invaders from Mars. It was only a radio play – a... — Updated 10/20/2020


Akrofest 2020 Takes Flight

The sound, the sight, the thrills, the smell of aviation fuel, the spectacle. Akrofest 2020 was back again, with 33 pilots competing from near and far taking to the clear skies of Borrego Springs to showcase their talents in the In... — Updated 10/20/2020


Bike Race Canceled

Amid the ongoing uncertainty of public health and safety due to the coronavirus, the 2020 6-12-24 Hour World Time Trial Championships in Borrego Springs has been canceled. In ongoing communications, the WTTC Race Management stated to the participating racers that a decision would... — Updated 10/20/2020


Big Win for Wildlife

On Sept. 29, Governor Gavin Newsom signed the California Ecosystems Protection Act (AB 1788) into law, curbing the use of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs), which have been linked to deaths of wildlife like mountain lions, foxes, and owls. Since 2014, SGARs have... — Updated 10/14/2020


Swarm of Quakes

Hundreds of earthquakes, the largest of which had a magnitude-4.9, rattled south of the Salton Sea on Sept. 30, sending light tremors into Riverside and San Diego County. In a two-and-a-half-hour span, 45 earthquakes of at least a magnitude-3.0 struck the Westmorland area,... — Updated 10/14/2020


Akrofest 2020

The International Aerobatic Club Chapter 36 invites all to attend the world famous Akrofest on Oct. 8, 9 and 10, held at the Borrego Valley Airport. There should be an excess of 20 planes competing in different categories, ending... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Dennis Mammana    News 

Shine on Harvest Moon

If you're looking to score some points with your sweetie, here's a great idea. Late on the afternoon of Sept. 30 or Oct. 1, pack a romantic picnic and a blanket, and head toward a hilltop with a nice, clear view of both the... — Updated 10/14/2020


Electoral Contest for BWD Directors

There are three candidates running for two positions on the Borrego Water District Board of Directors this fall. The candidate list can be found on the Registrar of Voters website: Go down to “More... — Updated 10/9/2020


Kesling's Sale Finalized

Tom Hildebrandt is now the new owner of Kesling’s Kitchen. He is looking forward to reopening sometime in October. More details coming soon.... — Updated 10/8/2020


El Borrego Shuts Its Doors

With the coronavirus pandemic bringing hardships on many businesses, and the uncertainty of going back to normal, has certainly made it hard for small restaurants. After 12 years of serving Mexican homemade style meals to... — Updated 10/8/2020

 By Kym McNabb    News 

Round Up Treasures at the Bargain Barn

The sweltering temperatures may keep many folks indoors but the volunteers at the American Legion's Bargain Barn have been hard at work In the summer heat preparing for the grand re-opening this Friday and Saturday, October 2 and... — Updated 10/8/2020

 By Nikki Symington    News 

Scary Certified Letter Arrives

What to do, or think when you receive an official certified letter from the Orange County Superior Court in your mailbox. Before calling an attorney to explain and spending money needlessly, the Borrego Sun has some recommendations. Take a deep breath and a deep dive into the comp... — Updated 10/8/2020


Tips to Beat the Heat

- Slow down. Be your most physically active during the coolest part of the day, usually between 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. Pace yourself when engaging in physical activity. - Stay indoors as much as possible. If air conditioning is not being used, stay on the lowest floor. Keep shades down... — Updated 10/8/2020


Five Common Mistakes When Creating a Trust

A trust is often an important tool for planning an estate. It can protect your assets from probate, provide for your loved ones, and even provide for your own care if you become incapacitated in any way. However, if your trust isn’t properly prepared, it could end up doing more... — Updated 10/6/2020

 By Ernie Cowan    News 

Honeymoon Shack

Tucked into a deeply sliced rocky canyon in the shadow of Whale Peak there are the remains of an old shack that long ago served as the honeymoon cabin for a pioneer cattleman and his new bride. The Harper family began raising... — Updated 10/6/2020


Goings On In Borrego...

Borrego Springs has been hit with multiple incidents in the past couple of weeks with a stolen car, two accidents and property damage. ----- - On Sept. 25, deputies arrested a suspected car thief after a high-speed chase and foot pursuit. Ernest Bartocci, 45, was identified by... — Updated 10/6/2020

 By Rebecca Falk    News 

WaterMaster Board Report

All those who own property in Borrego have been receiving a green slip at the post office and then signing a certified mail receipt for a notice about a lawsuit. I’ll explain this to the best of my ability. But first, a few words about other business at the WaterMaster Board Mee... — Updated 10/5/2020


Bighorn Fudge Company Reopens!

They are back for the season, so head on over and get your sweets! The Bighorn Fudge Company has reopened as of Sept. 30. They are open Wednesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Remember to wear your face masks.... — Updated 10/2/2020

 By Rebecca Falk    News 

What's Going on at the Water Master Board?

Periodic disclaimer: This report is not the same as minutes of WMB meetings. I feel free to give my own perspective, and my emphasis is on communicating what might matter for the community to know about the meetings. Having said this, it took a few days after the Sept. 10 late... — Updated 10/2/2020


Tips to Help Get Your Estate Plan, Legal Affairs in Order

Death or incapacitation can creep up on anyone, and if you’re not prepared, the burden that falls on your family for handling your estate or financial affairs could be extremely heavy. Below are five tips to help you begin the process of getting your legal life in order with... — Updated 10/2/2020


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