How can we be safe if law enforcement can’t always help us?

What happened in Uvalde, Texas where it was obvious that law enforcement was not capable or willing to stop someone killing school children, is a perfect example of a much bigger problem confronting our country in maintaining some kind of safe environment for our nation. Well armed law enforcement were on the scene within minutes … Continue reading How can we be safe if law enforcement can’t always help us?

West El Paso’s biggest parade returning on July 4

For over two decades West El Paso’s biggest parade of the year has been the Independence Day Parade sponsored by the Rotary Club of West El Paso.  This year’s parade with the theme “We the People” on July 4 will be no different. With the financial support of community parade sponsors like the Rotary Club … Continue reading West El Paso’s biggest parade returning on July 4

Water system expert needed at shelter in Juarez

Greetings from the Tree of Hopes shelter in Anapra. The shelter is located in far northwest Juárez, about 5 miles due west as a crow flies of our new meeting place at the Mesa Street Grill.  Thanks to Robert Holguin of K-Fox and his special report earlier this summer we have recently received over a dozen … Continue reading Water system expert needed at shelter in Juarez

How you can help Afghanistan refugees in El Paso

Aerial image of the mountains of Afghanistan, Wikimedia Creative Commons Afghanistan refugees arriving at Fort Bliss are some of the lucky ones. Now they have a second chance at a better life. If you would like to help them here is some information on what you can do. Some donation items include: Clothing - NEW … Continue reading How you can help Afghanistan refugees in El Paso

Sign up to be a conservation volunteer at the Zoo

The El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens Conservation Education Program is recruiting volunteers to work with our Education Team both virtually and at the Zoo.   This  program is designed to help the Zoo accomplish its mission in support of important zoo goals including (1) providing excellent, expert, and compassionate care for our animals, (2) actively … Continue reading Sign up to be a conservation volunteer at the Zoo

Following a dream to the land of the mountain gorilla

Silverback mountain gorilla at Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda by Rick LoBello by Rick LoBello All around the world people are working to save endangered species and our environment.  Many of them are inspired by their visits to zoos.  That is what happened to me when I was 4 years old and my mother joined me … Continue reading Following a dream to the land of the mountain gorilla

A story of hope: from Rwanda to the rest of the world

Everyone has stories. Some stories are happy, some are sad, others are funny, informative, motivating and still others give us something we all need every day, hope. This is a story of hope.  Frederick Ndabaramiye is from Rwanda and we know each other only from emails, but we have a mutual friend in Jeff Ramsey … Continue reading A story of hope: from Rwanda to the rest of the world

Conservationists push for quick reversal of damaged environmental rules

“First 100-Days Challenge” Delivered to New Administration The vast list of damaging environmental policy changes enacted without congressional approval by the Trump administration is about to get major attention from the conservation community. According to a just-released campaign by the Rewilding Institute (TRI) called “Healing Nature’s Wounds,” endorsed by a significant list of national environmental … Continue reading Conservationists push for quick reversal of damaged environmental rules

This is where I want to be right now and its SNOWING!!!!

The bison in the Yellowstone Park bison herd are American bison of the Plains bison subspecies. Yellowstone National Park may be the only location in the United States where free-ranging bison were never extirpated, since they continued to exist in the wild and were not re-introduced, as has been done in most other bison herd … Continue reading This is where I want to be right now and its SNOWING!!!!

Who will speak out the American beaver in El Paso?

American beaver swimming in a small canal west of the Montoya - Meadowlark intersection in the Upper Valley On June 25 distinguished El Paso biologist, Dr. Ad Konings, went birding at the El Paso Country Club and found a beaver in a small canal west of the Montoya - Meadowlark intersection.  As he approached this … Continue reading Who will speak out the American beaver in El Paso?