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Celebrate Golden Anniversary of Woods Memorial Library

Five decades after opening its doors, the Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. First Ave., still stands as a popular gathering place and community hub, serving customers as diverse as the neighborhoods that surround it. From 1:30-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, the Pima County Public Library and neighborhood friends will look back at the last 50 years of Woods and party like it’s 1968. Activities begin at 2 p.m., and don’t forget to wear your tie-dye.

City Recruiting GIS Data Analyst

The City of Tucson is seeking a GIS data analyst to work in its Information Technology (IT) department. The position helps with the City’s overall GIS functions and provides support in the maintenance and organization of geographic data. An analyst should also be able to present information in clear, understandable visual depictions using accepted cartographic principles, as he or she will frequently work with stakeholder groups.

Tucson Named A Top 50 Bike City In 2018

Bicycling magazine has announced the results of its biennial ranking of America’s 50 Best Bike Cities and Tucson ranked number 24. Editors analyzed data from more than 70 cities across the U.S., including safety statistics, the number of bicycle facilities, people per bike share, and bicycle-friendly businesses. The full ranking is available on Bicycling.com.

Free Health Fair Tomorrow

Tucson Parks and Recreation will host a public health fair tomorrow, Oct. 18, at the Armory Park Center, 220 S. 5th Ave. From 9 a.m.-noon, various exhibitors will be offering free information, services, and referrals for the senior community.

Walgreens will be on hand to offer flu, pneumonia, and shingles vaccinations. Please bring your insurance card.

For more information, call (520) 791-4865.

City Hiring Transportation Construction Inspector

The City is hiring a construction inspector for the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT). Duties include providing construction surveillance of public works projects for compliance with applicable engineering codes and standards. The position is responsible for job site planning and inspections and receives direction from the lead inspector.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Valencia Road/Kolb Road Intersection Traffic Signal Upgrade

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 6 a.m. to approximately 10 a.m. , crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will work to upgrade the traffic signals at the Valencia Road and Kolb Road intersection to improve traffic signal operations. 

During this work, the traffic signals at the intersection will not be in operation and Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies will direct travel at the intersection. The traveling public can expect major delays at the intersection during this upgrade.

Pima Association of Governments Hosting Open Houses on Long-Range Regional Transit Plan

Pima Association of Governments (PAG), with partners the City of Tucson and Jarrett Walker + Associates, will host two open houses focusing on its Long-Range Regional Transit Plan for the Tucson region during the next 10 years. The open houses are tomorrow, Oct. 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 18, 9-11 a.m. Both will be at the Hotel Tucson City Center, 475 N. Granada Ave.

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