Tag Archives: Rio Grande

Healthy Rivers, Healthy Communities!

The Big River Foundation is the latest recipient of a grant award from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. John’s and Laura’s latest project is the Giving Library. It started when the young billionaire couple began looking for worthy nonprofits to support. John Arnold was a … Continue reading

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2012 in review

WordPress.com’s stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for our blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 1,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top … Continue reading

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Riverside Runs

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My scimitar-shaped landscaping tool has a lethal, vaguely Middle Eastern look to it; I’m pleasantly surprised when Border Patrol doesn’t react as I jog by. Perhaps they ignore me because I’m heading towards the river rather than away from it, … Continue reading

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Laredo’s Rio Grande Celebrations 2011

Rivers bring life to deserts and the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo inspire a significant celebration every October.  Adding to the historical “Dia del Rio” celebration this year, RioFest was the second annual bi-national kayaking race on the infamous river with two … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Rio Grande, Rio Bravo, Laredo’s RioFest, Rhythms on the Rio!

Rio Fest’s 2nd annual kayak races  are Saturday, Oct. 15th. Race organizers waived entry fees this year for Mexican paddlers in recognition of the turmoil they travel through to arrive at the safe zone that is the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo … Continue reading

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Riverbend Park – Lost in Plain View – by Eric Ellman

Forty feet above a tree-fringed lake near Laredo Community College, birds cart-wheeling behind him, fish leaping from the water below, Pro 8 News anchor Tim Gutierrez looks into the camera and muses “this is something that 98% of Laredoans know … Continue reading

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