Eagle in the Sun Triathlon
400m swim – 12mi bike – 5k run
August 29, 2021
7:00 AM 6900 Delta, El Paso, TX
El Paso’s premier multisport event, Eagle in the Sun Triathlon has introduced thousands to their first triathlon. Now entering its 11th year, the race is a favorite for new and experienced athletes alike and welcomes relay teams in addition to individual competitors.
For more information www.raceelpaso.com/eagle-in-the-sun
Photo credit: Eagle in the Sun Triathlon
2021 SUN CITY SPLASH & DASH
August 28 at Escalate Park
Sun City Splash & Dash is an exciting swim-run event for kids 7-15 years old! The race will start with a swim portion in Ascarate Pool and then take participants on a run around Ascarate Lake. The entire course is closed for the safety of all participants.
Following the race, participants and their families are invited to swim and enjoy the morning at the family pool party!
Online registration is open through 7:30am on August 28th (if space allows).
In-person registration is also available at packet pickup on Friday, August 27 (4-7pm) at El Paso Tennis & Swim Club (2510 N. Saint Vrain).
Ages 7-10: 100 meter swim – 1K run
Ages 11-15: 200 meter swim – 2.25K run
For more info:
Photo credit: raceelpaso.com/splash-dash
2021 Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial
August 15th – 22nd, 2021
One of the City of Gallup’s and State of New Mexico’s treasured cultural events, the first Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial was held September 28, 1922 in Gallup, New Mexico-USA. The event began, and continues on, as a celebration of the diversity of Native American and Indigenous Intertribal culture and art in both traditional and contemporary presentations. Due to the pandemic and fluctuating public safely guidelines for live events, the 2021 Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial will celebrate this year’s events with both live and virtual online events in August as the planning begins for the 100th Centennial Gallup Intertribal Celebration in 2022!
For more information: gallupceremonial.com
Photo credit: Hawk Lightstar Segura
Cover photo credit: Lightstar Productions
11th Annual School Uniform Swap
The YSLETA LIONS CLUB will be holding the 11th Annual Uniform Swap. The event will be held Saturday, July 17th, 2021 at Eastlake High School located at 13000 Emerald Pass Ave. El Paso, TX 79928 (Horizon). From 8:00AM to 12:00PM.
This service project serves at least 1000 plus families in El Paso County each year.
This local Lions Club continues to serve the local students of El Paso.
Every year other clubs and businesses team up with Ysleta Lions Club to make this service project a success, such as:
Five Points Lions Club, Downtown Lions Club, Executive Womens Lions Club, GEICO, SISD, National Self Storage, Liberty Tax, Xtreme Core Fitness, Progressive, Farmers Insurance, Burger King, Inkspress Urself and SPOTLIGHT NEWS.
Ysleta Lions Club was Charter on December 7th, 1941. The Charter President was J.M.Hanks, he was the Ysleta Independent School District Superintendent at that time.
Lions Clubs International is the largest service organization in the world and was founded in 1917 by Melvin Jones.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Ysleta Lions Club contact Ernie Gonzalez at 915-630-2151.
From the Border to Atlanta. EPCC Student from Ciudad Juarez Transfers to Atlanta, Georgia After Receiving a Scholarship
El Paso, Texas June 28, 2021— Daniel Eduardo Gamboa, an International Student from El Paso Community College (EPCC), has been accepted to Georgia State University after receiving a 100% Transfer Campus Atlanta Scholarship for up to three years of undergraduate studies. He will attend starting fall of 2021 and study Performing Arts.
Gamboa was born in Durango, Mexico and moved to and lived most of his life in Ciudad Juarez. Crossing the border every day and learn a new language has been an extra challenge, but this was not an obstacle for him to join the EPCC Forensics Speech and Debate Team and be recognized for his participation. “Speech and debate are fundamental for all majors and any area of personal development. Being a non-native English speaker, the Forensics Speech and Debate Team has absolutely evolved my mastery of the English language and how I transmit my ideas and feelings through my voice and expressions.” Gamboa said.
“Eduardo qualified for the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Prose Interpretation, Poetry Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, and Duo Interpretation. While we were in lockdown Eduardo was still able to compete remotely along with the rest of the team in virtual tournaments against students from all over the country.” Matthew Minnich, EPCC Speech & Debate Coach, said.
“EPCC really is the best place to start, especially for the Hispanic community who are unaware of their opportunities to grow so far away from home,” Gamboa said. “My experience here opened my eyes to a whole new world, meet so many interesting people and have some of the best experiences in my life.”
The 100% Transfer Campus Atlanta Scholarship allows students to pay in-state tuition rates instead of out-of-state tuition rates; It is renewable based on maintaining full-time enrollment status at Georgia State University and at least a 3.0 Georgia State institutional GPA.
EPCC serves more than 28,500 students and offers 145 degree and certificate programs. Throughout its 50-year history, the college has remained focused on engaging students, growing community partnerships and fostering excellence. By creating a college-going culture and implementing innovative student success initiatives, EPCC is transforming the pathway to higher education and developing a better prepared workforce for our region.
Pop Goes the Fort
Jul 4 2021, 4 pm – 10 pm
Spend the 4th of July with MWR and Fort Bliss!
It’s our biggest, best event of the year and it’s BACK!!
Come celebrate Independence Day with Fort Bliss, MWR, and the El Paso Symphony! Biggs Park gates will open at 4 p.m. and music will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the 1AD Band. The El Paso Symphony Orchestra will entertain with a Patriotic Pops concert starting at 7:30 p.m. Spectacular fireworks (sponsored by USAA) befitting a 10th anniversary celebration, will follow the symphony at dark, so don’t miss this event!
Due to gate and safety restrictions, there are only 5,000 tickets available on a first come basis, open to DOD ID cardholders ONLY. You are allowed 5 tickets per family, exceptions will be made if your immediate family exceeds that number.
Tickets are FREE and can be picked up from the following locations, beginning Thursday, June 24 at 10 a.m., while supplies last.
FREE Tickets given to DOD ID cardholders ONLY at five locations.
• LTS (Freedom Crossing and Soldier Activity Center)
• Monti Warrior Zone
• Bldg. 11 & 12 Pershing Road
More info: 915-588-8247 or bliss.armymwr.com
PHOTO CREDIT: US ARMY MWR
City Celebrates Opening of Mayan-Themed Lost Kingdom Water Park
Third Water Park Opens to the Public Sunday, June 20
El Paso, Texas – The City of El Paso and Destination El Paso are thrilled to announce the opening of the Lost Kingdom at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 20.
The City’s third regional water park, located at 6001 Hughey, will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Mayan-themed park features a leisure pool, lap pool, kiddie pool, slides, water playground, lazy river, and climbing wall. Visitors can enjoy lounge chairs and find rejuvenation in a cabana in the Jade Villas or enjoy a delicious meal from the Tres Milpas Terrace Café at the Pok-A-Tok Plaza. Visitors may plan their trip to the new water park by visiting EPWaterParks.com.
“During the City’s strategic planning process, we challenged ourselves to re-imagine our aquatics program,” said City Manager Tommy Gonzalez. “The result is providing amenities our community can describe as exceptional, as evident by sold-out opening weekends for our water parks. Our community has embraced this amenity, which could not have come at a better time with record breaking heat.”
ABOUT LOST KINGDOM AND EL PASO WATER PARKS
Developed through the 2012 Quality of Life Bond Program, Lost Kingdom Water Park is one of four premier regional destinations for residents and visitors. The 5-acre water park, sits adjacent to the baseball field at Ross Middle School, supports the City’s vision to provide exceptional recreational, educational and cultural opportunities for our community.
The new facility is the third of four El Paso Water Park locations to open in the City. The remaining El Paso Water Parks—Chapoteo—will be opening later this month.
For more information, visit EPWaterParks.com.
“Hadari” A male Lion for El Paso Zoo has been located!!!
By Susan Driscoll
President of El Paso Downtown Lions Club
The El Paso Downtown Lions Club has volunteered to sponsor the transportation of the new male lion to the El Paso Zoo. Very apropos, don’t you think?
EPDT Lions Club began this venture in Aug 2020, after we learned the male Lion at the Zoo had passed away. The El Paso Zoo has to meet a tremendous amount of criteria when searching for a new Lion. When the zoo needs an animal or have a loss like this, they will look at the DNA of our females and decide on a viable male to basically “loan” us and which females he should breed with. The cost of the Lion is actually nothing, as he is on permanent loan to the Zoo. He also has a good disposition, has lived in 2 different prides so he is adaptable and he is a very handsome lion!
His name is Hadari, DOB 10-25-17, 3.5 years old! He will be transported from the Pueblo Zoo in Colorado in about one month. The cost of transport has not been determined yet as all the logistics have not been worked out but average is 5K to 10K.
We look forward to a press release and exciting public event after Hadari has been acclimated to the El Paso Zoo and his new lionesses. What a gorgeous animal!!! Look for pictures of Hadari on El Paso Downtown Lions Facebook group page. www.elpasodowntownlions.org.
July 1-3, 2021
Presented By: MainStreet Roswell
400 N. Main St., Roswell, NM 88201
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
We are focusing our endeavors to hosting an event in Downtown Roswell, New Mexico that will support our local merchants and economy while celebrating the mystery around the UFO crash in 1947.
The Festival will be held July 1-3, 2021. We will be holding a costume contest for people and pets, entertainment and a scavenger hunt! Have a great time with the family and support our local merchants!
For more information: www.ufofestivalroswell.com
All events are dependent on the State of New Mexico mandates for COVID-19
On Memorial Day, enjoy freedoms, family, friends & remember those who sacrificed
Memorial Day honors the men and women who died serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. It is a day for Americans to remember and honor the heroes who laid down their lives to preserve our freedoms.
We can all join and pay tribute to those who died during military service with the National Moment of Remembrance, a minute of silence, 3:00 p.m. local time.
Further, we can thank and support their surviving loved ones.
This Memorial Day, let’s unite with family and friends and appreciate our freedoms. Let’s reflect on our history, remembering those who gallantly fought and died for each of us. Their courage and sacrifice will always be honored across this great state, nation and in our hearts.
Americans have paid tribute to our fallen service men and women throughout our history. Find more about this day here
To all our Texas veterans, please know you have our gratitude and unwavering support every day of the year.
Texas Veterans Commission Chairwoman &
U.S. Navy Veteran
Memorial Day through the years
Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. It is a day for Americans to offer tribute and honor to the heroes who laid down their lives to preserve our freedoms.
Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War. In the late 1860s, Americans in various towns and cities began holding springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers.
It was not until after World War I, that the day was expanded to honor those service men and women who died in all American wars.
While visiting American graves at Suresnes American Cemetery in France on Decoration Day May 30, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson stated, “The Americans who went to Europe to die are a unique breed…. (They) crossed the seas to a foreign land to fight for a cause which they did not pretend was peculiarly their own, which they knew was the cause of humanity and mankind. These Americans gave the greatest of all gifts, the gift of life and the gift of spirit.”
Congress recognized Decoration Day as a federal holiday in 1938, and the name “Memorial Day” became more commonplace after World War II.
In 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established the holiday name as Memorial Day, its date as the last Monday in May.
A National Moment of Remembrance with a minute of silence, playing taps or other respectful recognition at 3 p.m. local time was first proclaimed in May 2000 for Memorial Day that year. In December 2000, the United States Congress passed the National Moment of Remembrance Act.
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Sun City Stealth’s WEEK 4 game, Saturday May 22
2021 Season – WEEK4
We cordially invite you to attend the Sun City Stealth’s WEEK 4 game as we host visiting from Albuquerque, NM -the Rio Grande Heat! This home game is scheduled for May 22, 2021 with gates opening at 5:00 p.m. and game activities starting at 6:30 p.m. at Franklin High School, 900 N Resler Dr, El Paso, TX 79912.
MARIACHI LOS CAMPEROS DE NATI CANO & SHAILA DÚRCAL
Sunday May 23, 2021
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Inn of the Mountain Gods
Don’t miss the two-time Grammy award-winning band Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano and Spanish music star Shaila Dúrcal at Inn of the Mountain Gods!
We’re excited to provide our guests with a fun, safe concert experience. CDC-approved masks will be required and social distancing protocols will be in place. Please visit https://innofthemountaingods.com/concert-best-practices/ for a full list of safety procedures and concert best practices.
Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano
The Los Angeles-based group was formed in 1961 by Natividad “Nati” Cano. He was instrumental in the training and mentoring of a new generation of mariachi musicians in the United States. Nati was a visionary leader who wanted to take mariachi bands from small cantinas to the big stage, so more people could enjoy the music.
Over Nati’s lifetime, Mariachi Los Camperos performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Theater and many more places where mariachi bands had never performed before. In 1969, he opened the first-ever Mariachi Dine and Show at “La Fonda Casa de Los Camperos,” which has become an iconic Los Angeles landmark. Today, mariachi restaurants all over the world are modeled after La Fonda.
Nati died in 2014 and the baton was passed to the group’s longtime musical director, Jesus “Chuy” Guzman. Under his direction, Mariachi Los Camperos released the 2015 Grammy-nominated musical tribute to Nati called Tradición, Arte, y Pasión.
Over the years, Mariachi Los Camperos has continued to preserve the richness and culture of the mariachi traditions and to influence a new generation of mariachi musicians throughout the world.
Spanish singer and songwriter Shaila Dúrcal is the daughter of Rocio Dúrcal and Antonio Morales, both towering figures in Spanish music. From the age of three, it became clear that Shaila had the talent and desire to follow in her parents’ footsteps. She made her television debut signing with Nikka Costa on the program Noches at 12 years old. She studied voice in Madrid until the age of 17 when her mother, Rocio, invited Shaila to accompany her on her tour. At her mother’s side, she traveled all over Latin America, the States and Europe, learning not only her mother’s repertoire but how to read and react to an audience.
Eventually, she struck out on her own as a solo artist and relocated to Mexico to record her debut album. Halfway through production, her mother died unexpectedly. Shalia dedicated her album to her mother in honor of her life as both a person and a musician. Recordando, Shaila’s reworking of Rocio’s more popular repertoire, came out in February of 2007 and was followed in 2008 by Tanto Amor. The singer’s 2009 album, Corazon Ranchero, proved a first as it charted higher in Mexico than it did in Spain and was followed in 2011 by her fifth album, Asi.
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FLAMENCO PROUDLY PRESENTS FESTIVAL FLAMENCO ALBURQUERQUE 34
NEW DATES: JULY 13-17, 2021
The Institute is excited to program an incredible Festival that exemplifies our belief in the power of art and access to excellent flamenco, and honors the 33-year legacy of this incredible event.
Despite current challenges, we plan to be able to bring the Festival and its incredible energy to our community. The Institute prioritizes the safety of artists, staff, and participants, and will make decisions in accordance with public health guidelines and best practices. Institute leadership moved Festival Flamenco Alburquerque dates to July of 2021 after careful consideration of current public health and industry guidelines.
Please stay tuned to our websites and social media as we share more details regarding registration and programming.
Santa Fe artist Erin Currier created this year’s fierce, beautiful Festival Flamenco Alburquerque image.
For more information click here
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL FLAMENCO ALBURQUERQUE 34 ARTIST
Each year, the National Institute of Flamenco seeks out an artist to produce an image that reflects our unique festival and its significant legacy. This year’s festival image was created by Santa Fe-based artist and illustrator, Erin Currier.
Artist’s Bio: “My artistic practice has taken me on a lifelong ‘shoestring’ adventure—packed with action and magic—that has variously found me training in Beijing with Kung Fu masters; tango dancing in Buenos Aires; in riots in Chile; eating dinner on dirt floors with Tibetan exiles in Nepal and at the dinner tables of famed filmmakers in Italy; on the couches of Panthers and Weather Underground; in medicinal ceremonies in the Amazonian jungle; at Tahrir Square with a million Egyptians… I am a humanist artist: unapologetically narrative, and for whom art and the social world are inseparable. I use the proceeds of the sales of my art to witness the world firsthand—i.e.-when I sell a painting, I buy a plane ticket and go!
It all began with a natural integration of my sociopolitical beliefs with a sheer joy of art-making, and has since developed into an artistic praxis by which I integrate the human realm- its individuals, cultures, and struggles- with its refuse, in order to address the issues I feel most passionate about. I have been to more than 50 countries, immersing myself, to the best of my abilities, in the daily life of countries like Nepal and Nicaragua, cities such as Istanbul and Caracas, studying languages, getting around on foot or by bus, sketching, making friends, and collecting disinherited commercial ‘waste.’ Inevitably I return to my studio in Santa Fe, NM, to create series of works that are exhibited and collected internationally.” –
To learn more about Erin and her artwork, visit erincurrierfineart.com