US/ICOMOS 2017 Annual Report

Just in time for World Heritage Day, US ICOMOS has released its annual report of accomplishments in 2017. Key Links http://www.usicomos.org http://www.usicomos.org/see-what-we-accomplished-together-in-2017/ http://www.usicomos.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/USICOMOS_2017AnnualReport_Web.pdf https://twitter.com/usicomos Tweets by usicomos Excerpt: Advocacy Because of the wide range of challenges and disruptions taking place to effective heritage conservation in the US in 2017, US/ICOMOS has found it necessary to …

US National Park Service Raises Fees

Photo: Zion National Park Washington, DC – The National Park Service (NPS) announced (April 12) changes to the entrance fees charged at 117 national parks as part of its ongoing efforts to address aging park infrastructure that is critical to the visitor experience. The changes will be implemented in many of the parks that charge entrance …

Gilroy, California

Gilroy is located in Northern California’s Santa Clara County, south of Morgan Hill and north of San Benito County. Key Links cityofgilroy.org/cityofgilroy ‘a community with a spice for life’ Wikipedia Gilroy Planeta.com California Gilroy Garlic Festival Garlic

Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument

Photo: Justina Thorsen, Snow-covered Organ Mountains Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument (New Mexico) is home to diverse recreation opportunities including excellent hiking trails. Hikers can enjoy expansive mountain views, unique geologic features, rock art, seasonal springs, Chihuahuan desert flora and fauna, wildlife, historic sites and much more on the many miles of trail within …

Olympic National Park

Photo: Ken Lund, Lake Crescent Olympic National Park is located in the state of Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula. The park has four basic regions: the Pacific coastline, alpine areas, the west side temperate rainforest and the forests of the drier east side. U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt originally created Mount Olympus National Monument on March …

March for our Lives

The March for Our Lives (Spanish: Marcha por Nuestras Vidas) is a planned demonstration, scheduled to take place on March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C. and throughout the United States. Student organizers are planning the march in collaboration with the nonprofit organization Everytown for Gun Safety, following the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, reported by …

Walkout

Walkout = A sudden angry departure, especially as a protest or strike. Hashtag: #NationalWalkoutDay Headlines https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/14/us/school-walkout.html http://nymag.com/selectall/2018/03/best-pictures-from-national-school-walkout-day-on-twitter.html https://www.app.com/story/news/education/2018/03/14/national-school-walkout-communications-high-school-parkland/424396002/ Twitter Moment Students stage national walkout to protest gun violence Planeta.com Walk Walkabout

Where to eat and drink in Henderson, Nevada

Where to eat and drink in Henderson, Nevada Restaurants Todd’s Unique Dining https://toddsunique.com Lindo Michoacan http://www.lindomichoacan.com Coyote’s Cafe and Cantina https://www.coyotescafecantina.com Giuseppes Home Gastropubs and Video Poker Borracha Welcome Born and Raised https://www.bornandraisedlv.com/henderson https://twitter.com/bornandraisedlv Breakfast Sunrise Original http://www.originalsunrisecafe.com Kitchen Table Planeta.com Henderson, Nevada https://planeta.com/greenvalleyranch

SXSW 2018: Mexico Connections

The Austin-Mexico connection is strong  and one of our favorite features from SxSW are the panels and forums focusing on Mexico March 8-14. The mission of Casa Mexico SXSW is to display Mexico’s status as a global leader in technology, entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as a modern country with a vast and diverse culture …