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Interactive Maps Provide Valuable Information About Tucson

ZoomTucson is an interactive mapping site that allows citizens to find government information and services, such as political representatives, trash and recycling collection schedules, zoning, and school boundaries. ZoomTucson's clean and simple map interface allows users to search by an address or click on a location to display a wealth of information. It's also good for people interested in moving to Tucson.

City of Tucson Tax Workshop This Week

Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (Sales) Taxation by attending the Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department. The contracting workshop will be from 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursday at the Westside Police Service Center, 1310 West Miracle Mile.

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 to the free workshop.

Registration Underway for Rodeo Camp at Reid Park Zoo

Are you looking for something for your children to do over next month's Rodeo break? Reid Park Zoo is offering a two-day camp (Feb. 25-26) for kids in grades K-5. Participants will be able to enjoy a couple of days visiting the animals behind the scenes, while also taking part in games and activities.

Registration for the fee-based camp is required.

Plant a Tree from Trees for Tucson

Now is a great time to plant a tree in your yard, and Trees for Tucson can help. Trees can be planted year-round in Tucson, as desert trees are frost tolerant. Cool temperatures and moist soil from El Niño weather patterns make planting easier. If you order from Trees for Tucson before the end of February, you will get free delivery to your home, and the cost for three trees is $15 (limit three trees).

Transportation Overview Tomorrow

Did you ever wonder how transportation planning works in Tucson and Pima County? The Tucson Department of Transportation, Pima Association of Governments (PAG), and Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) will answer any questions you have during a Transportation 101 presentation. Vice Mayor Karin Uhlich's office is hosting tomorrow's 6 p.m. event at the Donna Liggins Recreation Center, 2160 N. 6th Ave.

Sixth Avenue to Close Temporarily Between Sixth and Seventh Streets

As part of the City of Tucson Department of Transportation's Downtown Links Phase III project, Century Link is continuing work to relocate its existing facilities within project limits. Starting tonight at 11 o'clock, through 5 a.m. tomorrow, and the same hours Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, the northbound and southbound lanes on Sixth Avenue between Seventh Street and Sixth Street will be closed. The closure will allow work crews to safely use a crane to install a utility vault in the construction site.

Cactus Vandals Sought

Several saguaros, prickly pear and cholla cactuses were damaged in a weekend vandalism incident along the Gould Mine Trail, near the King Canyon Trailhead in Saguaro National Park's west district. The damage was reported to park staff at approximately 7 p.m. Saturday, and the investigation is ongoing.

Park authorities are asking anyone with information about the vandalism to call (520) 733-5118.

Landfill and Recycling Plant Tours Available

The City of Tucson Environmental Services (ES) department is offering a tour of the Los Reales Landfill and the ReCommunity, Inc. Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) on Feb. 12. Participants will be able to learn how ES operates the landfill and see the work begin performed. Tour participants will also gain an in-depth understanding of how recyclables collected in the blue barrels are sorted and marketed.


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