WATER VALVE, CONNECTION WORK AFFECTING TRAFFIC NEAR 22ND STREET - Excavation and preparation work is underway today on westbound 22nd Street, between Rosemont Avenue and Craycroft Road, as crews get ready for tomorrow's scheduled replacement of a critical 24" valve. The work is being coordinated in advance of milling and paving work scheduled to begin at the end of this week. Read the news release.
TWO CITY OF TUCSON EMPLOYEES WIN NATIONAL AWARDS - Two members of the City of Tucson’s Procurement Department have received awards from the Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP). Contract Administrator Victoria Cortinas is the recipient of the NIGP Copper Chapter’s 2014 Manager of the Year award and Contract Administrator Nathan Daou is the recipient of the NIGP Copper Chapter’s 2014 Buyer of the Year award. Last year, NIGP named City Procurement Director Marcheta Gillespie as president of the Board of Directors. Read the news release.
RIO NUEVO BOARD REJECTS NAME CHANGE - The board that oversees the Rio Nuevo downtown redevelopment project has decided to keep the project's name after all. The board had been soliciting suggested name changes as part of a contest to award scholarships. Even though the Rio Nuevo name will remain, six students still will split the remaining $1,000 prize money. They already were awarded $500 each for being semi-finalists in the competition. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star.
FORUM TONIGHT ON INTERNET SAFETY FOR CHILDREN - The Arizona Attorney General's Office - Community Outreach Division is hosting a forum tonight to discuss with parents the constant changes in technology and social networking with which children are involved. Cyber-bullying, sexting, child predators and other issues will be addressed at the forum, which begins at 6 p.m. at Corona Foothills Middle School, 16705 S. Houghton Road (in the Vail School District).
Read the Corona Foothills Middle School event announcement.
SPRING FLING RETURNS TO UA CAMPUS - After a decade-and-a-half absence from campus, Spring Fling is returning to the University of Arizona this weekend. The 40-year-old student-run carnival moved to Rillito Downs 15 years ago to accommodate construction of the Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center and just wound up staying there. Setup for Spring Fling began Monday, closing off campus on the UA Mall, from Cherry Avenue to Campbell Avenue. Proceeds from Spring Fling help fund student clubs on campus. Read more from the Arizona Daily Wildcat.