Parks and Recreation Department to Open Outdoor Pools Memorial Day Weekend
The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department is opening the Pavo Real and Nations Tobin outdoor pools for the public on Saturday, May 27, through Memorial Day, May 29, and the following weekend of June 3 and 4.
Admission for all city-managed pools is $1 per child (ages 17 and under) and $2 for adults (ages 18 to 59). Adults 60 years and older are charged $1.
The City’s outdoor pools will open daily starting June 7. All indoor pools are open year-round.
For a schedule of hours and locations or additional information, call the El Paso Parks and Recreation Department at (915) 544-0753 or visit www.elpasotexas.gov/parks.
Parks and Recreation Department to host overnight campout
The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will host an overnight campout starting at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26, and lasting through 10 a.m., Saturday, May 27, at McKelligon Canyon.
The campout will show participants how to properly set up a tent and campsite, teach outdoor cooking techniques and tips, along with an astronomy program, storytelling, marshmallow roasting, archery, and a hike exploration.
All families must provide their own tents, food, drinks (no alcohol) and necessary camping supplies. Camp space locations in the park will be on a first come, first serve basis. The registration fee is $5 per child (17 years of age and younger) and $10 per adult (18 years of age and older).
For more information, call the El Paso Parks and Recreation Department at (915) 867-6770 or visit www.elpasotexas.gov/parks.
Mayor Oscar Leeser to Deliver 2017 State of the City Address
WHO: Mayor Oscar Leeser
WHAT: 2017 State of the City Address
WHEN: Tuesday, May 23
Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Event begins at 11:45 a.m.
Mayor’s speech begins at Noon
WHERE: Judson F. Williams Convention Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza
WHY: Mayor Oscar Leeser will deliver his final 2017 State of the City Address at the El Paso Convention Center. Mayor Leeser will provide an engaging overview of unprecedented growth and accomplishments of how El Paso reached new heights during the last four years.
City Rep. Emma Acosta, District 3, Street Dept., and YISD to host ceremony for Dale Road project
The Office of City Representative Emma Acosta, District 3, in conjunction with the City of El Paso Streets and Maintenance Department invite the public to a celebration marking the completion of the Dale Road traffic calming project.
The ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017 near the intersection of Dale and Nichols roads.
The ceremony will wrap up with students from Ramona Elementary of the Ysleta Independent School District painting their handprints on the traffic circle near their campus.
“I want to thank the community and neighborhood associations for working together with me and making it possible for the city to construct this traffic calming project which is a wonderful addition to the neighborhood. The colorful traffic circle will beautify the area while improving safety and the City’s transportation network,” Acosta said.
Dale Road from North Loop to Orgain/Franklin received various traffic calming remedies under the streets department’s Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP). The project scope includes:
· Three landscaped traffic circles at the intersections with Nichols, Bucher, and Franklin/Orgain Way
· One entryway traffic island at North Loop
· Seven landscaped center medians, spaced at relatively equal intervals along the center turning lane, between North Loop and Dodge
· ADA-complaint improvements at all intersections receiving traffic calming
· New pavement striping of the shoulder, center turning lane, and intersections
The project cost approximately $800,000 project. This project is part of the City of El Paso’s commitment to enhance El Paso’s regional transportation system.
City to host three meetings to get public input on design of new community recreation centers
The City of El Paso’s Capital Improvement Department has scheduled three community meetings to garner public input on three new community recreation centers that are entering the design phase.
Chamizal Community Center Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 6:00 pm
Bowie High School
801 S. San Marcial Street
Lomaland Community Center Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 6:00 pm
Loma Terrace Elementary School 8200 Ryland Ct
Alameda Community Center Thursday, May 25th, 2017 6:00 pm
Riverside High School 301 Midway Drive
The facilities are funded by 2012 Quality of Life Bond Program, and have an approximate total budget of $33,000,000 which includes land acquisitions, project management, design, construction and public art. The centers will be constructed at the following locations:
Chamizal Community Center, 2119 Cypress Avenue Alameda Community Center, 7380 Alameda Avenue Lomaland Community Center 709 Lomita Drive (Lomaland Park) The Chamizal and Alameda Community Centers will include a library combo component, which will allow the public to drop off, pick up and order books, as well as utilize other library resources such as computers.
All three projects are part of the City of El Paso’s commitment to enhance the quality of life for business, residents and visitors.
Urgent call for platelet donations for pediatric, adult oncology and neo-natal patients
The Hospitals of Providence Blood Bank/Donor Center is issuing an urgent call for platelet donors in the community to help pediatric oncology/Adult oncology and neo-natal patients in need of this lifesaving product.
Anyone willing to donate platelets must be 17-years or older, in healthy condition and over 110 pounds.
Donors can call Robin Murphy at (915) 577-6676 or Elisa Camacho (915) 577-7305 to schedule donation or for more information. Donors are encouraged to make an appointment. Appointments can be made from Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm, however, donors who need different schedules will be accommodated.
Donors must present an identification card such as driver’s license, social security card or State ID.
The Hospitals of Providence Blood Bank uses Trima Accel, an instrument that collects platelets based on donor weight, platelet count and several other factors. Donation takes between 45 to 90 minutes depending on donor’s time available.
The Hospitals of Providence Blood Bank is the only hospital based Blood Donor Center in the El Paso Region.
Who can donate: Anyone 17-years or older in healthy condition and over 110 pounds.
Where to call to schedule donation: (915) 577-6676 or (915) 577-7305
Environmental Services Department Opens New Citizen Collection Station
The City of El Paso Environmental Services Department has officially opened the newest Citizen Collection Station (CCS) located at 3510 Confederate.
Citizen Collection Stations are designated areas where residents can drop off trash, household hazardous waste, bulky items like furniture and mattresses, and recyclables. Residents may use the sites free of charge by providing a recent water bill and matching identification.
The new Citizen Collection Station has the same services as all other sites located in El Paso. The site offers reusable paint, mulch, and reusable household products, as well as a community tool shed where residents can borrow yard tools.
This specific location has a country warehouse where residents can help divert waste to the landfill by repurposing things such as washers, dryers, stoves, bicycles, lawnmowers and anything else that the community can use. The country warehouse is on an “As Is” and first come, first serve basis.
The Citizen Collection Stations are located throughout El Paso:
• Northeast – 4507 Hondo Pass
• Central – 2492 Harrison
• Westside – 121 Atlantic
• Eastside – 1034 Pendale
• Far East – 3510 Confederate (new location)
For more information on Citizen Collections Stations and the services that ESD provides, visit http://www.elpasotexas.gov/environmental-services or call 3-1-1.
EPCC Staff Makes an Impact on the Environment
Mayra Cordero has been working for El Paso Community College (EPCC) as an Environmental Specialist for 7 years. She was born in Mexico City and raised in Delicias, Chihuahua. She came to EPCC as a student and attended English as a Second Language (ESL) courses where she was invited to attend a class for Student Leadership. As part of the leadership class, Cordero had to present a project and through much research, she discovered that recycling would save a lot of money for the college. She presented this project to former EPCC President, Dr. Richard Rhodes. He told Cordero that it was an excellent idea. Cordero knew this was an opportunity to help recycle and create a better environment for this institution. “I noticed there was a need in the college and I thought I could help develop a plan for EPCC.”
One year later she was hired as EPCC’s Recycling Coordinator. The Recycling Program started in September, 2009 at the Valle Verde Campus and at the Administrative Services Center (ASC). The program had a very good response from the students, faculty and staff so it was extended to the remaining campuses a couple of months later.
Since Cordero started the program, EPCC has recycled 840 tons of paper, cans and plastic bottles. The program has expanded and now it recycles toners, batteries and office supplies as well. EPCC has received many recognitions. One of them being the Green Business Challenge Award, which is a customizable national model that local governments can use to engage local businesses to save money, energy, water, and waste, improving their business’ environmental performance. “In a few weeks I knew that I had a real leader in Mayra,” said Richard Lobato, EPCC Executive Director of Physical Plant, “Mayra made sure that all EPCC personnel were aware of the changes she was implementing.”
The Recycling Program has helped other organizations to either start their own program or to grow it; one of them is The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). At the beginning of her research, Cordero went to UTEP to find out how they were recycling. At that time UTEP was only recycling cardboard. When she took charge at EPCC and the program started to show very good results, representatives from UTEP sat down with her to find out more about her successful program. “The main reason why this program has been very successful is because the janitors have done an excellent job,” Cordero said, “also the support from EPCC staff and faculty who were eager to start recycling.” Cordero continues to educate even more students, staff and faculty on the award winning recycling program.
2017 10th ANNUAL ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR
The El Paso Artists Studio Tour will take place this year on two weekends in April. April 22 & 23 are the dates for those in Central, Northeast, and San Elizario and April 29 & 30 for those in Downtown, Westside & Upper Valley. Hours will be 10-5 Saturday and noon-5 Sunday.
This year the tour features thirty-eight artists in eighteen locations.
Art lovers browse the private studios, meet the artists and shop for fine art. Admission is free and refreshments will be served at each studio.
The tour is sponsored by the Plein Air Painters of El Paso and The El Paso Scene. Randy Limbird, from the Scene, had this to say; “Walking into an artist’s studio can be a lot of fun. You see what inspires them, their views from the window, and a variety of their work. When people buy art, they’re establishing a relationship with the artists. They’re not just buying a painting, they’re buying a story. So, why not see where the artists live and work? It makes it more appealing.”
Artists in the tour include Ho Baron, Kathryn Johnson, Julie Caffee-Cruz, Joe Langston, Frank Garcia, Alberto Escamilla, Robert Dozal, Martha Arzabala, Romy Hawkins, Hal Marcus, Juan Stockmeyer, Melinda Etzold, Francisco Romero, Lisa Matta, Deana Hicks, Cheryl L. Kilian-Hofer, Terri Wenner, Candy & Charlie Mayer, Krystyna Robbins, Nina Eaton and Rami Scully. Art Junction artists: Yeunhee Lee, Rosario Acosta, Glenn Trittenbach, Gummi Thordarson, C. Manny Guerra, Omar Lopez, Tracy Navar, Cesar Barraza, Gloria Gomez-Kilkenny, Adalberto Ley, Lucy J. Ley, Erica Contreras, John Collins, Kirsten Jedamiczik, Claudia Ley, and Karla Zanelli.
For information, directions to the studios and a map, go to www.pleinairpaintersofelpaso.com.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING COMMUNITY VISIONING WORKSHOP
The City of Sunland Park, New Mexico, wishes to inform all interested parties that a public meeting will be held regarding the Sunland Park 2040 Comprehensive Plan. A Comprehensive Plan is the guiding document for both city staff and elected officials, and will document the community at present day and the community’s vision for the future.
“Our Purpose”, according to Mayor Javier Perea, “is to have active citizen involvement in the planning process that we can use to guide the development of the city.” We encourage all residents of the City of Sunland Park to take part in this Community Visioning Workshop where the goal is to gather valuable information from the public regarding the issues, challenges and desires of the City.
Date and Time: April 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Place: San Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Church,
1885 McNutt Road, Sunland Park, NM 88063
‘Dream Big’ with Disney On Ice at El Paso County Coliseum
Photos: Courtesy of Disney/Feld Entertainment
Believing is just the beginning when dreamers in El Paso get to witness the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous leading ladies in “Disney On Ice presents Dream Big.”
The hugely popular, action-packed ice skating spectacular will take over the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, May 17-21, for nine performances.
Tickets, which will cost $22, $28, $55 and $65, plus fees, go on sale Saturday, March 11, and will be available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com.
With Tinker Bell as their guide, audiences will follow eight Disney Princesses – Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White – as they embark on incredible adventures, determined to make their dreams come true. In addition, fans will experience the captivating power of sisters Anna and Elsa when Disney’s Academy Award-winning “Frozen” is brought to life on the icy stage as well.
• 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17
• 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18 (Spanish)
• 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19
• Noon, 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20
• Noon, 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 21
Information: 533-9899; disneyonice.com; countycoliseum.com; @ElPasoColiseum on Twitter; facebook.com/EPColiseum; instagram.com/elpasocountycoliseum; @DisneyOnIce on Twitter; facebook.com/DisneyOnIce; instagram.com/disneyonice.
EPCC 40th SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL
El Paso Community College (EPCC) invites the public to participate in the 40th annual Spring Arts Festival. Numerous events celebrating the arts will take place all spring long. The first event is the last week of February.
WHAT: The Dramatic Monologues
WHEN: Friday, March 24 | 2 – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Valle Verde Campus, Room B240 | 919 Hunter Drive
WHO: Presented by Francisco Carrasco
A full schedule of events is attached. For more information about this and other events from the EPCC Spring Arts Festival, log onto www.epcc.edu/events/artsfestival
3rd SHOW ADDED DUE TO EXTRAORDINARY FAN DEMAND!
2016 CMA Entertainer of the Year
With Trisha Yearwood
Friday April 7, Saturday April 8, Sunday April 9 at 7:00 PM
Pan American Center
Las Cruces, NM
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