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DHS STAND UP PART 2!!!

As promised last week, we have a part 2 to our “DHS Speak Up” column. Over the last few weeks I have used various outlets to ask locals why they love our city. Realizing that they could live anywhere else in the valley, I believe that their reason for choosing DHS is a story worth telling. (Pictured above: the new 20th anniversary logo for DHS High)

“I love waking up and seeing the beautiful sunsets with the windmills in the background. I love that we can see how beautiful the stars are when it’s dark. I love watching the sunrise from my backyard. We are completely surrounded by mountains. I love how peaceful it feels. My neighbors are quiet. But we still will lookout for each other even though we try to be respectful and not bother one another. Everyone is always willing to give a helping hand. For the most part. Dhs has an amazing community. Despite what other people say. My daughter also has so much love for her teachers and school. -Audrey Madrigal”


The small town feel, and being able to buy a nice sized home for a very good price. [Then there are] the snow capped mountain views for half the year, and the sunrises and sunsets are amazing. I also love my church [family]! He added, “The opportunity to LOVE and HELP others are aplenty.” – Mark Belmonte

I love desert hot springs for its intimate set up. When I first moved here in 1997 it was a town where we really knew or felt like we knew everyone. I enjoy watching it grow and the scenery in the am is 2nd to none really…from where I am up the hill. – Jeffrey Green

Last night our Golden Eagles Football team kicked off their “at home” season by unveiling the new logo for DHS High ad celebrating the 20 th anniversary of the school! 20 years of academic excellence, and we’re just getting started!!! In addition to the celebratory festivities, I was honored at the 50 yard line for community partnership. Advancing DHS, we are making waves in getting the word out about all the wonderful things that our city has to offer! Let’s keep the momentum by supporting our youth, encouraging our city officials, helping one another, and letting the entre region know that Desert Hot Springs is THE place!!!

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