With winter in high gear now, Tucsonans are starting to head to Mt. Lemmon to enjoy the snow. Tucson 12 went up the mountain during a previous snowstorm to capture some of the sights of people at play. Enjoy the video below.
Tucson Parks and Recreation presents the 32nd annual Senior Olympic Festival, tomorrow through Jan. 31, at several venues throughout Tucson. The festival is a celebration to promote fitness, health, and an active lifestyle among adults 50 years of age and older.
Some of the events include volleyball, bowling, bridge, racquetball, basketball shoot, pickleball, archery, golf, tennis, horseshoes, badminton, and more.
Pima County’s Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department is hosting its Annual Grease Collection and Recycling Event tomorrow, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. After the event, the collected grease and cooking oil will be recycled into biodiesel, a cleaner burning fuel for the environment.
The collection event originally was held on the day after Thanksgiving, but now takes place in early January to accommodate grease collected throughout the holidays.
Campbell Avenue – Ft. Lowell Road to Glenn Street
22nd Street – Tucson Boulevard to Alvernon Way
On Sunday, January 10, 2016, crews from Sunland Asphalt, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin milling and paving operations on Campbell Avenue from Ft. Lowell Road to Glenn Street.
Construction is underway on the new AC Hotel by Marriott in Downtown Tucson at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway. The multi-story building will take approximately 18 months to complete. Daily traffic control set-ups will be necessary in order to construct this new building. Below is the vehicular travel restrictions associated with this construction. Please note that pedestrian and bicycle access is being maintained in and around road closures.
The City of Tucson recently received a rebate of more than $849,000 for its participation in the JP Morgan Purchasing Card (P-Card) program. The program allows the City to buy items through a credit card, instead of the traditional purchasing and payment process.
The City receives a percentage of total spending as a rebate at the end of the year. The rebate contributes to the City’s General Fund, which is used for public safety, parks, and other services.
Vice Mayor Karin Uhlich and Pima County Constable Bennett Bernal are partnering with Pima County Public Library to host a Shred-It service during the Freecycle™ Post-Holiday Swap at Woods Memorial Branch Library.
The events will take place this Saturday, 2-4 p.m., in the parking lot of the library, 3455 N. 1st Ave. Individuals may bring boxes of documents to be securely shredded onsite at no cost.
The Tucson Fire Department (TFD) tomorrow will graduate 31 recruits who have successfully completed the training academy. The graduation ceremony for the newest firefighters will take place at 9 a.m. at the Tucson Convention Center's Leo Rich Theater, 260 S. Church Ave.
Tucson is ranked the 7th best city in a WalletHub study of "2016’s Best and Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle."
WalletHub’s analysts compared the 100 most populated cities based on 24 key metrics to identify those that help their residents stick to their health goals. Items taken into consideration include the average monthly fitness club fee, number of sports clubs per capita, percentage of residents engaging in physical activity, and more.
When you take a trip to Reid Park Zoo, you might overlook some of the animals. Watch “Zoo News” on Tucson 12, learn about some very deserving animals that have interesting adaptations you might not know about.
Tucson Parks and Recreation presents the 32nd annual Senior Olympic Festival. This festival is a celebration of fitness to promote healthy living and an active lifestyle among seniors. This is Tucson’s largest organized, annual senior activity and is open to anyone 50 years of age or older.
What: The 32nd annual Senior Olympic Festival, featuring nearly 100 events and activities at more than 30 venues throughout the City of Tucson.
When: Jan. 9-31, 2016
The Mayor and Tucson City Council voted yesterday to hire an outside pollster to survey Tucson residents about whether they would support a half-cent city sales tax increase. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said the poll would cost $10,000-$20,000, but he said outside groups may be willing to pay the costs.
A half-cent sales tax increase would bring in about $50 million a year, but it must be approved by voters. The tax hike would bring the city rate to 2.5 percent, matching Oro Valley and Marana.
The Tucson Department of Transportation says it can deliver better lighting that saves energy and money without adding light pollution.
An energy audit conducted for the City by the vendor selling the lighting system says Tucson could save $180,000 a month on electrical costs and reduce overall lumens by 62 percent.
Unlike the current lighting system, the new lighting would be able to be dimmed or turned up as needed.
Any change would need to be approved by the Tucson City Council.
The City of Tucson Magistrate Merit Selection Commission is reviewing an application for reappointment from City Magistrate Michael P. Pollard.
Public participation is encouraged from those who have had direct experience with the magistrate's courtroom. All comments should be submitted in writing by 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, to:
City Magistrate Merit Selection Commission
City Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 27210
Tucson, AZ 85726-7210