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Celebrate Tucson's History at Fort Lowell Day (Video)

Tucson’s historic Fort Lowell Neighborhood and Fort Lowell Park are the sites for the 38th annual Fort Lowell Day/La Reunión de El Fuerte celebration on Saturday, Feb. 10, from noon to 4 p.m.

This free event features a flag-raising ceremony at noon, drills and music from the U.S. Calvary Regiment, two vintage baseball games (10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.), exhibits and games for children, tours of the area’s historic sites, food trucks, and more.

City Recruiting Technological Intern

The City of Tucson is seeking a technological intern to work in the GIS Division of its Information Technology Department. This is a non-permanent position, and the work schedule will be approximately 15-20 hours per week.

Duties range from data creation and maintenance to application development and technical assistance to support City operations for both the public and staff. The job provides entry level work experience for a student who meets the minimum qualifications, and scheduling may be tailored to class schedules.

Signature Event of Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase Opens Thursday at TCC

The annual gem show that started it all opens Thursday at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). Presented by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, the 64th Tucson Gem and Mineral Show attracts thousands of treasure hunters from around the world. Free lectures, seminars, and a Junior Education Area make the show a big draw (see Gem Show Guide App for complete listings).

Traffic Signal Modification at Speedway & Campbell Underway

Workers from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) are modifying traffic signals at the intersection of Speedway Boulevard and Campbell Avenue. During the work, which began today and continues from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, the traffic signals will not be in operation.

Tucson Police Department (TPD) officers will direct travel at the intersection. TDOT is installing new traffic signal heads to implement protected left turn phasing (left turn on green arrow only) in all four directions at the intersection.

Celebrate St. Valentine's Day by Touring the Landfill and Recycling Plant

The City of Tucson Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD) is offering a behind-the-scenes tour of the Los Reales Landfill and the ReCommunity Materials Processing Facility on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14. Tour participants will see landfill operations, how methane gas is generated, how EGSD handles household hazardous waste, and learn how new landfill cells protect groundwater.

Parks and Recreation is Hiring KIDCO Workers

The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is looking for fun, energetic, and enthusiastic recreation workers to help with summer KIDCO programs for children. This position assists in planning activities for children ages 5 to 12 (with possible positions for programming of 12-14 year olds), prepares facilities for scheduled functions, and supervises youth activity participants.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old to apply, and the application deadline is Sunday, March 4.

Spring Slowpitch Softball Registration Underway

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department is now accepting mail-in registration for the Spring Adult Slowpitch Softball Leagues. From Feb. 14-March 2, registration will be available via phone, email, or in person at the Clements Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive.

Call the Sports Unit at (520) 791-4870 or visit its website for more information.

The season begins March 12.

Traffic Alert - Speedway Boulevard / Campbell Avenue Intersection Traffic Signal Modification

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018 and on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 crews will modify traffic signals at the Speedway Boulevard and Campbell Avenue intersection.  Work hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. During the work, the traffic signals will not be in operation and Tucson Police officers will direct travel at the intersection.

Find Out What's Happening in Tucson

The Tucson Police Department is in the process of receiving more than 1,000 new bulletproof vests; Tucson Water and Tucson Fire are working together to help the community; and Reid Park Zoo has some special winter visitors that aren’t our usual snowbirds.

Those stories are in the latest edition of In Tucson, produced by Tucson 12.

Volunteers Needed for Tucson Meet Your Birds

The Tucson Audubon Society and Tucson Water will host the annual Tucson Meet Your Birds event at Sweetwater Wetlands on Saturday, March 3, 7 a.m.-noon. This free and fun Tucson tradition offers close-up looks at live birds, fish, and reptiles that inhabit the wetlands facility.

Binoculars will be available for borrowing, and there will be expert guides and activities for families and children. Sweetwater Wetlands features wheelchair accessible pathways.

Parents Night Out This Month at Udall Park

Enjoy three hours of childless free time on Friday, Feb. 23, 4:30-7:45 p.m., while your kids have organized activities with Tucson Parks and Recreation. The event will be held at Udall Recreation Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. The cost per child (ages 5-11 only) is $4.

The Rango theme features a showing of the movie Rango, supervised games, and crafts. Pizza, popcorn, and drinks will be served during the movie and are included in the fee.

Steve K's Newsletter 2/5/18

Topics in this issue...

  • Tucson Be Kind
  • Half-Staff
  • TPD Priorities
  • Culinary Dropout on Grant
  • Fry's Update
  • State House Bill 2333
  • Water Bills in Phoenix
  • Zoo Tax
  • Broadway, Rio Nuevo & Project for Public Spaces
  • Campbell & Grant
  • Broadway Volvo
  • TUGO Ridership
  • F-35s in Vermont
  • Animal Health Center & UA Vet School
  • Monsoon Squad at Ward 6
  • Local Tucson: Edible Baja Arizona
  • Better Safe than Sorry
  • Events & Entertainment

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