July 2013 videos

July 2013


Zapata Memorial DedicationZapata Memorial Dedication
Duration – 4:59

Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Eric Zapata served the community for ten years before he was shot and killed in 2011 while assisting a fellow officer under fire. He was the first officer lost in the line of duty in the City of Kalamazoo. He will not be forgotten by the community. In June, a memorial in his honor was dedicated on the Kalamazoo Mall.

State of the Downtown 2013State of Downtown 2013
Duration – 7:16

Downtown Kalamazoo is more vibrant than ever, with new signs, new shops, and new places to live! Rob Peterson of Downtown Kalamazoo Incorporated recently gave us a walking tour of the state of downtown.

New Animal Shelter PlansNew Animal Shelter Plans
Duration – 5:56

Animals end up at Kalamazoo County Animal Services and Enforcement for many reasons, and the current building doesn’t house them according to Animal Welfare Act guidelines. An exciting new development this year is a plan for the shelter to move into a building that would be jointly operated with the Kalamazoo Humane Society.

Community BeautificationCommunity Beautification
Duration – 4:07

Since 2009, the Kalamazoo County Land Bank has been working to create vibrant communities. Part of their approach is to aid in neighborhood beautification.

Comstock Trail OpensComstock Trail Opens
Duration – 2:53

While you’re outside this summer enjoying our local parks, you can visit our newest: the Comstock section of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail.