CENSUS DATA SHOWS GROWTH FOR TUCSON & PIMA COUNTY - The U.S. Census Bureau reports steady growth in the City of Tucson and Pima County. The City of Tucson grew from a population of 520,116 in 2010 to 524,295 in 2012. Between 2007 and 2011, the Census shows net migration into Pima County was 9,467, with 52,077 people moving in and 42,610 moving out. The latest population estimate (2012) is slightly more than 992,000. Over the past few years, many residents in the state moved between Pima and Maricopa Counties. Those who left Arizona mostly went to cities in California and Nevada. Read more from Arizona Public Media.
2nd SATURDAYS DOWNTOWN THIS WEEKEND - The monthly, free, family-friendly event this Saturday begins at 3 p.m. with shows lasting into the late evening. The main stage at Scott Avenue and Congress Street features musical groups, and there are plenty of activities for children. Food from vendors and downtown eateries will be available. Street parking is free on Saturdays, or you can pay $3 to park in the Pennington Street Garage. View 2nd Saturdays Downtown schedule.
LION CUBS ARE HEALTHY AND GROWING - The four lion cubs at the Reid Park Zoo had another health and weight check this week. They're six weeks old and weigh about 11 pounds. They're still not quite big enough to go out on exhibit, but Zoo officials say the public will get a chance to see them in several weeks. You can see photos of them now at on the Reid Park Zoo Facebook page.
TUCSON CITY NEWS IN REVIEW - Tucson remembers the victims of Jan. 8; a song unites people to overcome tragedy; and turning a public art project into a sanctuary; these are the highlighted stories in the latest edition of the Tucson 12's City News in Review.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) COLLECTION SATURDAY - Do you have unused chemicals, oils or pesticides sitting in your shed or garage? The City of Tucson and Pima County are hosting the Household Hazardous Waste Program 2nd Saturday Collection will be held this weekend at the El Rio Center, 1390 W. Speedway Blvd. from 8 a.m. to noon. Accepted materials include automotive fluids, auto and rechargeable batteries from electronics equipment, toxic cleaning products, fluorescent lamps, paints, solvents, lawn and garden products, and computer equipment ($2 for monitors without computer). Drop off of HHW is free for residents. Download the 'my-waste'™ App.