Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and that means all City of Tucson offices will be closed, except for emergency services. Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday, so all customers will have their collections delayed by one day next week. However, the Los Reales Landfill will be open on Monday.
The northbound and southbound lanes on Sixth Avenue between Seventh Street and Sixth Street will close from Monday at 11 p.m. until Tuesday at 6 a.m. to allow Century Link work crews to safely use a crane to install a shoring box at the construction site of the Downtown Links Phase III project.
Some residents at Reid Park Zoo got a special treat this week, as snow was trucked down from Mt. Lemmon. The animals enjoyed the rare sight and had a good time destroying snowmen and playing with the white stuff. Tucson 12 captured some of the sights and set them to music. Watch the video below to enjoy Snow Day at the Zoo.
Saguaro National Park will be joining other national park units across the country to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a fee-free entry into the park on Monday, January 18.
CAMPBELL AVENUE – GLENN STREET TO GRANT ROAD
On Saturday, January 16, 2016, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will begin fog sealing Campbell Avenue between Glenn Street and Grant Road. Work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. During the work, at least one lane of travel in each direction will be maintained.
CENTURY LINK UTILITY RELOCATION WORK
FOR DOWNTOWN LINKS PHASE III PROJECT
As part of the City of Tucson Department of Transportation's Downtown Links Phase III project, Century Link is continuing work to relocate their existing facilities located within the project limits.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday approved a plan by City Manager Michael Ortega to offer a health insurance incentive for City of Tucson employees eligible to retire. The latest plan offers a varying one-time payout (based on number of dependents) to those who permanently opt out of City-provided insurance. Those who take advantage of the offer can spend the taxable money on insurance premiums for other plans they choose.
The Tucson Association of Realtors Shootout (formerly known as the Ft. Lowell Shootout) runs tomorrow through Sunday at various soccer fields around Tucson. Organizers say the event will have nearly 5,000 soccer players, plus their coaches and families in attendance, contributing up to $5 million to the local economy.
Sun Tran, KGUN 9 News, and HSL Properties are partnering again this year to sponsor a “Stuff-the-Bus” food drive, benefiting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. A Sun Tran bus will be located at River Oaks Apartments at 7730 E. Broadway (Broadway and Pantano) from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dunham hand crafts each character personally from conception to the final coat of paint then brings them to life on stage.
If you'd like to track the streetcar and you have a smartphone, you're in luck. The Tucson Streetcar Tracker, developed by Dallan Porter at the University of Arizona, is useful if you want to figure out how long it will take for the streetcar to show up at the stop where you're waiting.
The City of Tucson is holding the first of three public meetings this month to allow the community and business leaders to discuss a proposal to require all businesses in city limits to offer sick time to their employees. The Earned Sick & Safe Time Stakeholder Meeting runs tonight from 6-7:30 at the Ward 5 Council Office, 4300 S. Park Ave.