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NewsNet 02-14-14

UA BASEBALL OPENS SEASON TONIGHT - The University of Arizona Wildcats baseball team opens its 2014 season at 6 p.m. at the City of Tucson's Hi Corbett Field against the Kent State Golden Flashes. The 2012 National Championship season of Wildcat baseball at Hi Corbett drew 105,131 fans to 40 games. Last year, 103,877 fans attended the UA games, ranking 14th nationally, out of 298 Division 1 programs. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star.
Arizona Wildcats attendance figures and Hi Corbett history

FREE PET ADOPTIONS THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND AT PIMA ANIMAL CARE CENTER (PACC) - PACC is waiving all pet adoption fees tomorrow through Monday for President's Day. The shelter will be open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 3 p.m. on Monday. In addition to this weekend's promotion, cats are free all month. PACC officials say all of the cat cages are full.

TRAFFIC ALERT:  HOUGHTON ROAD PAVING MONDAY FROM IRVINGTON ROAD TO VALENCIA ROAD - Valencia Road will be closed to travel from Houghton Road west to Frost Drive on Monday. The paving work is expected to be finished in one day. Work hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Northbound and southbound travel on Houghton will not be restricted. Motorists needing access to Valencia west of Frost are asked to use Rita Road to Nexus Road. The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Hunter Contracting are performing the work on behalf of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA). The voter-approved, $2.1 billion RTA plan will be implemented through 2026. Read the news release.

TRASH AND RECYCLING COLLECTIONS FOR NEXT WEEK - Due to the President's Day holiday Monday, residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected. Residents and businesses will have their collections delayed by one day next week. The Los Reales Landfill will be open from 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. for commercial and self-haulers. For landfill information call 791-5151. View holiday collection schedules and download the free ‘my waste’™ app to have access to all collection schedules.

CELEBRATING FORT LOWELL DAY - Visitors recently enjoyed a walk through 1,000 years of history, filled with cavalry, adobe bricks, and fort-era artifacts. Tucson 12 provides video highlights of some of last Saturday's celebration.