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   Standard and Poor's improves Kent’s general obligation bond rating; cites city's strong financial management, budgetary performance

April 7, 2015 - Standard and Poor’s upgraded the city's general obligation bond rating April 6 from AA- to AA with a stable outlook.... (more)

   April Is Earth Month!

March 24, 2015 – Kent Parks’ annual Earth Day volunteer event on Saturday, April 18, at Morrill Meadows Park is already drawing great response from community members.  Wednesday, April 22, marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, and a second volunteer event was created just for corporate groups, since many encourage employees to find stewardship opportunities to honor the day. ... (more)

   Green River Trail Closure at James St. and Russell Rd.

Green River Trail Closure at James St. and Russell Rd. Starting: Monday, March 23, 2015 6 a.m. Re-opening: Monday, June 1, 2015, weather dependent Reason: Construction of this portion of the Green River Levee. Frager Rd. is the posted detour route.... (more)

   Kent is celebrating its 125th anniversary

March 16, 2015 - From roots in hops and lettuce farming to aerospace and high-tech manufacturing, Kent has come a long way since it was first incorporated on May 28, 1890 with a population of 793.  ... (more)

   Kent Parks launches Battle of the Corporate Stars on Earth Day

March 5, 2015 – Do you remember1970?  This city councilmember was a young husband, while around him was Vietnam, Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album…and the first Earth Day. Kent Parks is celebrating 45 years of Earth Day by inviting 20 company-sponsored teams to participate in the first “Battle of the Corporate Stars.”  The event will take place at Park Orchard Park on Wednesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. until noon. ... (more)

   “Fairy Tales and Fantasy” brings dance to Spotlight Series stage

February 24, 2015 – Meet ballet’s best-loved princesses and princes in an enchanted evening of classical favorites. Brigham Young University’s Theatre Ballet brings childhood dreams to life in “Fairy Tales and Fantasy,” on Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kentwood Performing Arts Center.... (more)

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