Parking Information Regarding Presidential Visit To UW-La Crosse
UW-La Crosse has released parking details for those who will be visiting campus on Thursday in conjunction with the president’s visit. Travel to campus: Entrance to the campus from the south along Main or State streets will be the most convenient during the day. Travel along La Crosse Street will be affected with changes to normal traffic routes including detours and delays. The main entrance to the event will be on the south side (Badger Street) entrance of the Recreational Eagle Center. This coincides with the most convenient parking that is on the south side of campus. All UWL parking lots are open to the public free of charge on Thursday.Handicap parking will be available in the Recreational Eagle Center parking lot, which is Lot C-7. Those wishing to make use of this lot should enter from La Crosse Street where their vehicle will be cleared. Due to the extra time needed for this process these, guests must be parked and in the venue no later than 12:15 p.m. Parking will be free on Thursday, and visitors should park in UWL lots numbered C-1, C-2, C-3 C-8, C-9, C-10, C-11 and R-1. These lots will give those attending the most convenient access to the event in order to avoid delays. Some parking lots and streets near the Recreational Eagle Center will be closed and should be avoided.
Gundersen Health System Welcomes Cyclists Riding For Cancer Research
Gundersen Health System, at 7pm tonight, will host 27 cyclists from Texas whoa re pedalling to La Crosse as they journey to Anchorage, Alaska. The event will be held in the Gundersen Legacy Building lower lobby and will include comments from the cyclists, La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat and representatives from Gundersen.
The event will include a brief welcome program and a discussion between the cyclists and members of the A Bump in the Road cancer support group. The cyclists, all of whom are University of Texas students, are taking part in the Texas 4000 charity ride. Billed as the longest charity ride in the world, Texas 4000's mission is to fund raise , educate and bring hope to those with cancer. For more info, check out texas4000.org.
Center Expansion Could Cost Millions
The last time that the La Crosse Center was expanded, in 2000, the project cost 14-million dollars. The same work might cost about 30-million bucks today...so members of the La Crosse Center Board might have to choose their next remodeling plans carefully. On Tuesday, the board looked at designs for expanding and remodeling the civic center. No priorities have been established yet, but a new west-side entrance could cost nearly 11 million dollars. Expanding the lobby along 2nd Street would carry a four-million dollar price tag. City council members may decide by this fall what changes they would prefer to see at the La Crosse Center.
Riverfest Starts Today
Even without a presidential visit, this would still be a big week in La Crosse. Riverfest opens this morning for a four-day run in Riverside Park. The opening ceremony at 11 a-m traditionally honors American history, and the military. Steve Doll is the commodore for the 2015 Riverfest. Tonight's main concert at the fest will feature the local band Last Call. National country music star Dustin Lynch performs on Friday night.
Sparklers Fun Until Your Burned
In the spectrum of fireworks dangers, people rarely think of sparklers as a major hazard. But last year around the Fourth of July, the season with nearly 70% of fireworks related injuries, 16% of reported injuries were caused by sparklers. Erica Kane with Gunderson in La Crosse says sparklers are not as always as safe as some people think they are. She says plain and simple, children should not handle sparklers or other fireworks. The safest way to prevent sparkler related injuries is to enjoy professional fireworks displays. Or, glow sticks can be a fun alternative to sparkler.