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We want you: Join Huntsville Fire & Rescue for recruitment meet-and-greet events

May 23, 2022 Click to view We want you: Join Huntsville Fire & Rescue for recruitment meet-and-greet events

Looking for a career change or an opportunity to make a difference? Then be sure to attend Huntsville Fire & Rescue’s (HFR) upcoming meet-and-greet events to learn about what it takes to be a firefighter. The informal meetups will take place Wednesday, May 25, and Saturday, June 4, at different times to accommodate schedules and offer more people a glimpse into the life of a firefighter. The events will be held: Wednesday, May [more]

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Air Quality Forecast May 23, 2022

May 23, 2022 Click to view Air Quality Forecast May 23, 2022

AIR QUALITY FORECAST FOR HUNTSVILLE

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Want to make a difference? Answer the call today at Huntsville Fire & Rescue

May 20, 2022 Click to view Want to make a difference? Answer the call today at Huntsville Fire & Rescue

For many, fighting fires is a childhood dream, but these critical first responders do much more than run into burning buildings. They also respond to events such as tornados, floods, manmade disasters and technical rescues. They protect our public and environment during hazardous materials incidents and render lifesaving medical aid to citizens in need. They also improve our community’s quality of life through training, education and other nonemergency services. As pillars of [more]

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Huntsville Police Department honors 12 fallen officers

May 17, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Police Department honors 12 fallen officers

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) hosted its annual Fallen Officer Memorial Service on Tuesday, May 17. The event was held in honor of National Police Week to recognize 12 of its officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community. Chief Kirk Giles and Command Staff honored HPD’s fallen officers along with the Huntsville Police Citizens Foundation, Mayor Tommy Battle, Alabama State Representative Rex Reynolds, and Huntsville City Council [more]

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City of Huntsville, Alabama, ‘Best Place to Live’ in U.S. News & World Report survey

May 17, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville, Alabama, ‘Best Place to Live’ in U.S. News & World Report survey

Great news! The City of Huntsville, Alabama, is the 2022-2023 best place to live in the United States, according to a ranking by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News recently analyzed 150 large metropolitan areas in the U.S. to find the best places to live based on job market, housing affordability, quality of life, desirability and net migration. Huntsville, which topped the list with an overall score of 7, quality [more]

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HSV International Airport approved to land commercial space vehicles

May 13, 2022 Click to view HSV International Airport approved to land commercial space vehicles

Huntsville International Airport has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to allow commercial space vehicles to land in Huntsville. Huntsville International Airport, located in North Alabama, is the first commercial airport in the U.S. approved as a reentry site to receive a space vehicle landing. “Huntsville has propelled us into another historic first for our state with the award of the commercial space vehicle reentry license for Huntsville International [more]

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City praises new Orion amphitheater ahead of highly anticipated opening weekend

May 13, 2022 Click to view City praises new Orion amphitheater ahead of highly anticipated opening weekend

A groundbreaking Huntsville venue years in the making will debut to the public this weekend with the kickoff of The First Waltz at MidCity District. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle joined U.K.-based music venue developer and operator tvg hospitality, the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, MidCity District and other leaders on Friday, May 13, for a grand opening of The Orion Amphitheater. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, tvg hospitality CEO and Mumford & Sons member [more]

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Mayor Battle statement on Department of Defense report about U.S. Space Command

May 10, 2022 Click to view Mayor Battle statement on Department of Defense report about U.S. Space Command

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle has issued the following statement regarding the recently released report from the Department of Defense Inspector General about the United States Space Command: “The City of Huntsville is pleased with the findings of the recently released report from the Department of Defense Inspector General. The results show what we have long maintained: the process for selecting Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal as the home for United States Space Command [more]

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Need a vacation buddy? Snag one from Huntsville Animal Services for only $10

May 10, 2022 Click to view Need a vacation buddy? Snag one from Huntsville Animal Services for only $10

With the official start of summer approaching next month, Huntsville families are making vacation and staycation plans. Whether hitting the beach or hanging out by a backyard pool, Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) has dozens of potential vacation buddies available for adoption or foster. The shelter has also slashed adoption fees to $10 on most adult dogs, though some exclusions apply. “People like getting out on a warm, sunny day and dogs do, [more]

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Know before you go: Splash pads opening for the season

May 6, 2022 Click to view Know before you go: Splash pads opening for the season

For the last several weeks, Huntsville Parks & Recreation crews have been working to get the City’s splash pads ready for the season. There are three locations, and all are free to use. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a family member who is 16 years of age or older. Everybody Can Play The Everybody Can Play splash pad will open Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m. Regular hours [more]

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