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City of SLO Parks and Recreation hosts ‘Tale Trails’ Giveaway in Meadow Park

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The City of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department and County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries are working together to lead community members through an interactive reading experience.

Every month, community members can participate in the city’s Tale Trails Giveaway by taking a stroll through one of the San Luis Obispo’s parks and following the signs to read the showcased book of the month.

In April, residents can walk through the Meadow Park trail and read along to “Something Wonderful: A Rainforest Tree and its Fascinating Environment” by Matt Ritter. The trail begins

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Kansas City Council OKs Hotel Rooms For Three Months For Homeless And Camps Begin To Empty | KCUR 89.3

After a months-long occupation of the lawn outside City Hall, the Kansas City Council on Thursday agreed to put up as many as 500 people in hotel rooms for three months.

A unanimous vote by the council told the city manager to come up with a stop-gap plan for offering housing to the homeless with hopes of finding federal tax dollars to cover the bill.

“If you are somebody who is experiencing homelessness and you’re on the streets, we have a place for you to go,” Mayor Quinton Lucas said.

Lucas and Councilwoman Ryana Parks-Shaw also introduced two other resolutions

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Kansas City OKs funding for homeless to stay in hotels for up to 90 days

In the battle to end homelessness in Kansas City, the city council approved funding Thursday for every homeless person to stay at a hotel or motel for up to 90 days.Buses began loading people and their property up Thursday outside city hall and Westport. The homeless now have a place to stay.”If you are somebody who is experiencing homelessness and you are on the streets, we have a place for you to go,” Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said.The mayor said that this offer is for people in any of the city’s 170 camps. The plan was the result of … read more

Plano summer recreation programs in peril as city struggles to find employees for seasonal jobs

A looming staffing shortage in the Plano parks and recreation department could cut into summer programs if more applicants are not quickly found, city representatives said via email and phone interviews.

Specifically, the shortage could affect summer day camps, swimming classes, open swim time and operating hours at recreation centers, aquatic facilities and the Nature & Retreat Center at Oak Point Park.

“We may not be able to open all pools, or if we do, we may have to have reduced hours,” city spokesperson Steve Stoler said in an email response.

The number of applications the department normally receives for

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Candidates address housing, economy, outdoor recreation at Lead City Commission forum | Local News

LEAD — Affordable housing development, the growing local economy, outdoor recreation, and fiscal responsibility were the themes of the night as three city commission candidates discussed how they want to help shape the future of Lead.

Held at the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor’s Center, Lead resident Gordon Phillips moderated the candidate forum that had Roger Thomas, Kayla Klein and Dustin Heupel taking written questions from a full house of Lead residents. The three candidates are running for two seats that will be vacated by commissioners Joel Edgar and Don Mack.

Each candidate repeatedly expressed their desire to be part of

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City parks and recreation provides program updates for spring, summer

The City of Reno this week provided an update on current operations within its Parks and Recreation department. It comes on the heels of another loosening of statewide COVID-19 restrictions permitting full-contact and close-contact sports to resume.

Parks and Recreation officials note that all of their programs still follow current COVID-19 mitigation measures, which include masking, social distancing and capacity limits.

Aquatics programs, including lap swim time, open lane time and water fitness, are open at Evelyn Mount Pool and Northwest Pool. Both the Idlewild and Traner pools open for the summer season in June. Pool hours, lane reservation

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