Female rhinoceros Yebonga turned 43 years old today. She's considered an elderly animal, and she is significantly older than Fireball, her exhibit mate that was born in born in 2003. Although Yebonga is too old to breed and isn't always on exhibit, Fireball has sired six offspring in his former home (The Wilds, in Ohio), and may be recommended for breeding with future females at Reid Park Zoo.
Learn your rights and responsibilities for the Transaction Privilege (sales) Tax by attending a Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department. Questions will be answered, and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained. You should bring a calculator and a pencil.
Next week is National Park Week, and that means you can get into any national park for free. Some of Arizona's attractions include the Grand Canyon, Saguaro National Park, Sunset Crater Volcano, Petrified Forest, and more.
The week is a celebration proclaimed by a presidential proclamation that encourages people to enjoy and learn about the National Park Service.
The University of Arizona Wildcats host Stanford for three games, tomorrow through Sunday, at Hi Corbett Field. Tomorrow's first pitch is at 6 p.m.; Saturday's game begins at 7 p.m.; and Sunday's match up is at 1 p.m.
The 20th Annual Southwest Police Motorcycle Training Competition (SPMTC) is an opportunity for police motorcycle officers from around the country to get together to share training ideas and promote quality training. SPMTC also is a fundraiser for the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics Arizona.
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Did You Know?
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is among four sites under consideration for an Air Force Reserve F-35A Lightning II fighter squadron by 2023. The Air Force made the announcement yesterday. The other bases under consideration are in Florida, Texas, and Missouri.
The Sun Link streetcar is an easy commuting option to the 25th annual Arizona International Film Festival tomorrow through May 1. All of the films being shown are at venues along the streetcar route. Park, dine, explore, and ride the streetcar to the festival's 30 features and 58 short films from 25 countries.
Children between the ages of 7 and 12 are invited to write a letter about their favorite role model (from a designated list of dignitaries) and they could have an opportunity to follow that person around on April 30, the day of the Children's Day Festival/Día del Niño at Children's Museum Tucson. The 10 a.m.-2 p.m. event is sponsored by Arizona Bilingual Newspaper, and admission to the museum will be free that day.
A free legal clinic will be held next Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at 801 W. Congress St. The event is meant for people who have defaulted on their mortgage, are facing foreclosure, thinking about bankruptcy, or want counseling on legal issues related to homeownership.
The voter registration deadline for Arizona's Special Election is next Monday, April 18. Those wishing to register to vote may contact the Pima County Recorder's Office at (520) 724-4330. Registered voters in Pima County may also request to be placed on the Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL) and automatically be mailed an Early Voting Ballot.
Ward 1 City Council Member Regina Romero's office is hosting a meet and greet tomorrow night with Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus. The bilingual event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Sentinel Peak Building, 310 N. Commerce Park Loop.