Check out the latest video from Sunland Park with Tom Dawson as he previews week five’s racing at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino.
This week, Tom talks about the lead up to the March 24 running of the $800,000 Sunland Derby and the $200,000 Sunland Oaks.
Sunland Park‘s musical summer journey continues this Saturday night, as Strange Days – The Doors Tribute band extraordinaire – rides into town.
Formed and based out of Los Angeles, Strange Days is a worldwide touring Doors concert experience, capturing the Doors in their prime by combining vintage instruments with the latest technology. In concert, Strange Days offers both an authentic on-stage look and an unmistakable studio album sound.
Led by Jason Tosta and complimented by Robert Carsten, Alexis Angel, and Dave Madden, Strange Days’ authentic sound, look, and performances have led to a unique experience.
According to their website, Strange Days had the honor of having Doors guitarist Robby Krieger join them onstage numerous times.
Reviewers and fans alike rave about Strange Days, and now residents from all over the Borderland have an opportunity to see for themselves.
“The Lizard King Lives!” this Saturday night, in the Franklin Lounge, the concert is free for everyone 21 years old and older.
Music starts 8pm • FREE ADMISSION & Parking • Age 21 and over event
Sunland Park’s Summer Season of Music continues this Saturday as the venue hosts one of the hottest rock tribute bands out of the West Coast – Wanted: The Ultimate Tribute to Bon Jovi.
According to the band’s website, lead vocalist Jerry March says the main goal of the tribute band is to replicate the fun atmosphere of a Bon Jovi concert for all to enjoy.
” We have always felt that the music of Bon Jovi has had a way of affecting people in an amazingly positive fashion, and the way that joy and happiness would virtually explode at a live Bon Jovi show was nothing short of amazing. It is, and always will be, our mission to do everything humanly possible to give that same experience to the concert goer and make them leave the venue that night feeling that they experienced a true “re-creation” of the Bon Jovi concert experience and that they absolutely got their money’s worth…even if the show is FREE!”
The band features the top professional musicians from around the Los Angeles area, each committed to re-creating the sound, the feel and the fun of Bon Jovi for fans around the country and around the world.
As with previous free concerts, it will start at 10 p.m. in Franklin’s Lounge, and attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
For more information, visit the Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino’s website.
On the eve of Sunland Park’s celebration of the City’s 35th year anniversary, Stampede, a leading processor of proteins to national restaurants and retailers across the country, announced Friday that they will be bringing over 1,200 new jobs to Sunland Park.
“Sunland Park is already one of the safest and fastest growing cities in the State. Stampede’s interest in our community is a result of our collaboration with the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance and our City’s leadership. Stampede’s investment in making Sunland Park their international premier hotspot, reaffirms why nearby families are looking to us to continue making Sunland Park a premier place to start a career, start a family, or invest in a bright future,” said Javier Perea, Mayor of Sunland Park.
In 2015 Tyson vacated the facility on McNutt Road, which resulted in 200 lost jobs to the community.
At that time, the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance (MVEDA), together with the NM Partnership, began aggressively re-marketing the facility to food processors and site selection consultants nationwide.
According to MVEDA officials, “These efforts eventually led to introductions with Stampede Meat executives, direct site visits, and comparative operational analysis, provided by MVEDA, which outlined the benefits of operating in Sunland Park versus the other sites that were under consideration in Oklahoma, Texas, and Iowa.”
Via Stampede’s website, the company touts their four Chicago-area plants that currently have a production capacity in excess of 190 million pounds annually. In addition to prepared meats, they also supply restaurants with prepared meals, soups, vegetables and vegan protein alternatives.
“Stampede’s decision to establish their roots in Sunland Park symbolizes what the City has said for years: We are Open for Business – Welcome! Our Administration and elected officials have worked hard to provide the necessary leadership and aggressive infrastructure projects for the City. I am looking forward to working with Sunland Park’s newest member of our community in making our residents SunlandProud,” said Julia Brown, City Manager.
“Through collaborative efforts between the State of New Mexico, The City of Sunland Park, and MVEDA, we were able to illustrate to Stampede Meat that they were partnering with a community that was truly committed to their growth and success. The positive economic impact that that will be created by this project for the City of Sunland Park cannot be overstated,” said Davin Lopez, President & CEO of MVEDA
Upon full expansion, this project will make Stampede Meat one of the largest manufacturers in the State of New Mexico.
Several City of Sunland Park residents have reported being asked for water samples by people claiming to represent the Camino Reál Regional Utility Authority.
The authority director said no such door-to-door sampling initiative is underway, and residents should report anyone seeking a water
sample to the local police.
“This action is illegal, and it needs to stop,” said CRRUA Executive Director Brent Westmoreland. “If our office finds out who is behind this effort, we will turn it over to the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.”
Westmoreland said each CRRUA employee wears a uniform bearing the CRRUA logo, as well as a badge with the employee’s photo and name issued by Doña Ana County.
To report an unauthorized attempt to sample water from your home, try to get the person to reveal his or her name and then call the Sunland Park Police Department at (575) 589-0388.
Try to get the license plate number of the vehicle the person is using.
Anyone with information about the people going door-to-door in the City of Sunland Park is asked to call the Camino Reál Regional Utility Authority at (575) 589-9989.