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Quake Shakes County

A magnitude 3.9 earthquake that struck Riverside County north of Borrego Springs was felt in many parts of San Diego County. The quake hit at 7:19 p.m., roughly 15 miles north-northwest of Borrego Springs, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and was followed by two smaller... — Updated 1/14/2022

 By Nikki Symington    News 

BSFPD Paramedics...

In 2017, the Borrego Springs Fire Protection District (BSFPD) was in trouble: Not enough money to keep up with the competition in attracting and keeping seasoned personnel, especially paramedics. The trucks, ambulances, and medical equipment had come of age, and passed it. Funded... — Updated 1/14/2022



After careful consideration and a lengthy discussion, the Borrego Springs Film Festival Board has decided to reschedule the 9th Annual Festival. Exact date TBD, but at this time, it will possibly be held in March. Due to the increased number of cases with the ongoing coronavirus... — Updated 1/14/2022

 By Ernie Cowan    News 

Christmas Bird Count

The 37th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count is in the books, as more than 70 volunteer birders spread out around Borrego Springs Dec. 19 to conduct the yearly bird census. Count coordinators Mark Jorgensen and Bob Theriault said t... — Updated 1/14/2022

 By Dennis Mammana    News 

Check Out Monday's Mini-Moon!

At least once a year we hear about the supermoon – when the full moon appears largest in our sky. Why, however, do we rarely hear about the full moon appearing at its smallest? Why doesn't this make the headlines? Why don't we... — Updated 1/14/2022

 By Dennis Mammana    News 

Brightest Stars of the Year

If you haven't been stargazing for a while, you might be surprised to step outdoors under a dark sky to see the stars rising in the east during late December. You may often hear astronomers refer to the winter sky as the most... — Updated 1/14/2022

 By Nikki Symington    News 

La Casa Del Zorro's Ruben Bernal Retires

Ruben Bernal is retiring after 30 years as La Casa Del Zorro's Bell Captain. Curly Williams, resident manager, called Ruben Bernal's retirement after 30 years, "An end of an era." "Ruben is an institution at La Casa. He is known... — Updated 1/14/2022


CVB Moves Outdoors

The Borrego Springs Community Valley Bank branch has moved operations outdoors, until further notice. CVB staff will assist customers lined up at the front entrance doors to have their transactions completed. It is unclear of how long operating outdoors will take place. Customers... — Updated 1/13/2022

 By Ernie Cowan    News 

Borrego Ham Radio Group Schedules Field Day Display

The Borrego Radio Amateur Membership Society (RAMS) wants to invite local amateur radio operators and the public to a display of ham radio communications during a club field day demonstration starting at 10 a.m. Jan. 22, at Christmas Circle. RAMS was recently formed by a group of... — Updated 1/13/2022

 By Ernie Cowan    News 

Nature Watch: "Northern Harrier"

I thought it might be a bush blowing across the desert in the strong winds last week near Hawk Canyon. Looking closer I spotted a northern harrier maneuvering just above ground level and being chased by an angry raven. This... — Updated 1/13/2022

 By Dennis Mammana    News 

An Exciting New Year of Celestial Wonder

Like many people, I enjoy the beginning of a new year. It's always brimming with hope and optimism, as well as endless lists of resolutions we swear we're going to attack, but which usually survive a few days at most. There is one... — Updated 1/13/2022


"Follow the Yellow Painted Road"

Borrego Sun Reporter Michael Sadler captured this photo on Christmas Eve of a wondrous double rainbow landing on Christmas Circle, even the Sun office!... — Updated 1/13/2022

 By Michael Sadler    News 

Weather or Not in Borrego

On December 14 – 15, 2021, Borregans experienced a welcome rainfall, with nearly three-quarters of an inch over those two days, and a total for the month of nearly a full inch (0.96 inches), according to the State Park rain gauge data. That’s at least higher than Dec. 2020... — Updated 1/10/2022


BVEF Sustains Let's Go Borrego

Let’s Go Borrego (LGB) is a rider reimbursement program that has been operating since September 2020, thanks to the generous support of the Borrego Valley Endowment Fund (BVEF). Seniors and disabled folks of any age who live within the 92004 zip code area can be reimbursed for... — Updated 1/10/2022


Big Rig Kills Motorcyclist

A motorcycle rider has died after being hit by a big rig in the Ocotillo Wells area on Dec. 29. The crash was reported just after 12:30 p.m. at 5841 state Route 78, according to the California Highway Patrol. The motorcyclist, an Oceanside man, 36, was transported to Desert... — Updated 1/10/2022


CalFire – COVID Vaccine, Testing

Starting late on January 13, appointments will be available ( for COVID vaccination at the Borrego Springs library on January 19. Appointments can be made for: Pfizer and Moderna: 1st dose, 2nd dose, Additional dose and Booster dose J&J: 1st dose and Booster... — Updated 1/10/2022

 By Ernie Cowan    News 

Nature Watch: Mule Deer

The morning sun was just beginning to sweep across the landscape as I came down Montezuma Grade around the sweeping curve into Culp Valley. My eye caught a large animal standing in the middle of the field. Slowing down and looking... — Updated 1/10/2022

 By Ernie Cowan    News 

Anza-Borrego Foundation Acquires Additional Land

Bri Fordem dreams of the day when Anza-Borrego Desert State Park becomes whole. With the help of a dedicated staff and an active Board of Directors, she is also working to see that dream come true through the recent acquisition of... — Updated 1/10/2022

 By Dianne Monk    News

Roadrunner Party

It was business as usual for Road Runner Country Club residents, families and guests to welcome the return of many snowbirds from afar. Hosting the Annual Road Runner Party, organizers went beyond their call of duty on Nov. 13 for... — Updated 12/7/2021


Honoring Our Veterans, Christmas Circle Ceremony

A yearly tradition, our American Legion Post #853 paid its tribute to our veterans as they held a Veterans Day observance at Christmas Circle on Nov. 11, and kept with the "eleventh month, eleventh day, eleventh hour" tradition. Wi... — Updated 12/7/2021

 By Dennis Mammana    News

Shadow on the Moon!

Night owls and insomniacs will be the only ones to witness a rare cosmic alignment this week. On the night of Nov. 18 and the morning of Nov. 19, the full moon drifted slowly into the shadow of the Earth, creating a beautiful... — Updated 12/7/2021


"Happy 246th Birthday, U.S. Marines!"

That was part of the message on Nov. 10 by General David Berger, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, challenging Marines to "adapt to the demands of the present and the future, while learning the hard lessons from our recent... — Updated 12/6/2021


Annual Pints 4 the Park

What a success it was, as many gathered at the Anza-Borrego Desert Visitors Center for the annual Pints 4 the Park event, hosted by the Anza-Borrego Foundation. Over 200 were in attendance at the sold out event Nov. 13, enjoying... — Updated 12/1/2021


Anza-Borrego Desert Photo Contest 2022

The Anza-Borrego Foundation is proud to partner with the Borrego Art Institute and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to present the 2022 Anza-Borrego Desert Photo Contest. Submit your photos of the unique and natural beauty of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park between Nov. 1, 2021 and... — Updated 12/1/2021

 By Ernie Cowan    News

Nature Watch: "iNaturalist"

It's desert season and both residents and desert visitors alike are returning to the many trails and wilderness routes that offer access to a fascinating natural world. Hikes will often encounter plants, birds, or other animals... — Updated 12/1/2021


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