Friday, July 25, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Planning for Economic Growth of El Paso is in the news. See El Paso Inc, 20-26 July article, “Borderplex Alliance wants regional plan” HERE. I wonder if this Plan will consider the economic benefits of parks and open space….
Learn how National Parks and Monuments add to the economies in western states from the ABC News HERE.
More HERE on Pine Springs, TX and how “Tourism to Guadalupe Mountains National Park creates $8,500,500 in Economic Benefit Report shows visitor spending supports 111 jobs in local economy.”
Monday, July 21, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
Take a trip with us to Downtown El Paso on a Saturday
morning to meet the local artists and growers that make
the Downtown Art & Farmers market worth visiting.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
I've been meaning to link to a Men's Journal Magazine article. (The e-zine doesn't have a re-post feature.) This is definitely one to read as it applies (even though we aren't on their map) to El Paso, Texas - home of the mindless sprawl: Who Stole the Water? How greed, drought and rampant overdevelopment are sucking Texas dry.
Monday, July 7, 2014
The new Initiative Petition (the Franklin Mountains Conservation Petition) reads as follows:
The undersigned ask that the El Paso City Council pass the following ordinance:
The City of El Paso shall preserve, in its natural state and in perpetuity, all of the undeveloped land owned by the City of El Paso (including that controlled and managed by the PSB) on the western side of the Franklin Mountains that is north of Transmountain, east of the EPNG Pipeline Road and south of the New Mexico/El Paso boundary; and shall also preserve, in its natural state and in perpetuity, all of the undeveloped land owned by the City of El Paso (including that controlled and managed by the PSB) on the eastern side of the Franklin Mountains that is north of Transmountain, west of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and south of the New Mexico/El Paso boundary. The City shall take all steps necessary to preserve all of this land and to prevent it from being developed with either private development or major public roadways.
Where to Find the Franklin Mountains Conservation Petition
Join the effort to preserve land and water, make living in El Paso more affordable and create more space for wildlife habitats and corridors and outdoors recreation. The Franklin Mountains Conservation Petition Calls for Saving Land on both sides of the mountain. Anyone who is a registered voter residing in the City of El Paso can sign it. Be sure to put your complete birth date and fill in all spaces. You do not need to fill in the VUID (voter registration number). You can now go to any of these8 retail locations and find a copy of the petition to sign: Chuck’s Bicycle Repair, 700 East Yandell Drive (MAP); The Bicycle Company, 3800 North Mesa Street (MAP); Crazy Cat Cyclery University, 2625 North Mesa Street (MAP); Crazy Cat Cyclery, 6625 Montana Avenue (MAP); Crazy Cat Cyclery Redd Rock, 5650 N Desert Blvd # B (MAP); Casa de Yoga, 2419 Stanton (MAP); Reliance Outdoor Supply, 1060 Doniphan Park Circle (MAP); Joe Vinny Bronsons Bohemian Café, 824 N. Piedras (MAP). We need at least 2,310 signatures. We need yours!
For more information, visit the petition page on this blog.