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TreeCycle Begins Tuesday

Once again, residents can recycle their Christmas trees through the City of Tucson's TreeCycle Program. The program begins on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 and continues through Monday, January 15, 2018. TreeCycle collection sites are located throughout Tucson and Oro Valley (see list of TreeCycle sites below).

NewsNet - 2017 in Review (Part 1 - City Awards)

With only about two weeks left in 2017, NewsNet this week will take a look back at some of the accomplishments and fun things that happened in the City of Tucson this year. Today, we have a special edition that focuses on some of the national recognition the City received in 2017 (with the original story date added), and that represents only a small portion of good news this year. We hope you enjoy these stories once again.

Streetcar to Become Pueblo Express This Weekend

The Sun Link streetcar will transform into The Pueblo Express to Santa, a festive and fun ride to see Santa at the Holiday Boulevard Bash at Main Gate Square. The Pueblo Express will leave Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Mercado stop at Congress and Avenida Del Convento. Passengers can enjoy caroling with friends, family, and merry elves as they make their way to Main Gate Square for festive activities, including marshmallow roasting, holiday crafts, and pictures with Santa.

Downtown Parade of Lights and Festival This Weekend

Tucson’s 23rd Annual Parade of Lights and Festival is this Saturday, Dec. 16, at Jacome Plaza, outside the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.

The event opens with the Carondelet Health Fair at 3 p.m. Food, drink, and dessert vendors will be set up in the plaza. At 4:30 p.m., the TaliasVan’s Bright & Morning Star Choir and Orchestra will perform, followed by the Tucson Barber Shop Experience at 5:30 p.m. The tree lighting ceremony with Mayor Jonathan Rothschild takes place at 6 p.m. at the plaza.

Rabid Skunk Found at Jesse Owens Park

Pima Animal Care Center recovered a dead skunk that tested positive for rabies last weekend at Jesse Owens Park, 400 S. Sarnoff Drive. A witness reported the incident to PACC last Saturday, saying he saw several unleashed dogs eating the carcass. PACC still hasn't located the owners of the dogs. The PACC officer who responded to the call attempted to find the dogs, but did not observe any when he arrived.


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