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Self-Guided Tours Available Via Smartphone at Sweetwater Wetlands

Tucson Water and Arizona Project WET are offering a series of self-guided tours at the Sweetwater Wetlands, 2551 W. Sweetwater Dr. The new Discovery Program engages visitors through a journey along the path that surrounds the ponds and recharge basins. Guests can use a QR code reader app on any smart device to view the Wetlands in a scientific way as they navigate around the 60-acre site.

Plenty of Christmas Gifts at City's Public Surplus Auction (Video)

From jewelry to vehicles, the City of Tucson’s online auction is open for bids, offering plenty of gift ideas. Items for bid include video games and consoles, DVDs, laptops, digital cameras, watches, power tools, speakers, and more.

Tucson 12 recently went behind the scenes of the City's Public Surplus auction, discovering a wide variety of items you can grab for a bargain.

Simplification of Golf Rates on City Council Agenda

The Mayor and Tucson City Council next Tuesday will consider changing the rate schedule for Tucson City Golf, amending the structure from 110 rates to 24.

Under the current system, golfers pay different rates that depend on factors such as course location, time of year, day of the week, time of day, whether they are city residents, when they book, and whether they have any discounts. Under the proposed structure, the highest maximum rate (paid by non-residents in the spring at Randolph) would increase to $60, up from $56.

Streetcar to Become Polar Express

The Sun Link streetcar will transform into the Polar Express (or the Pueblo Express) tomorrow. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus along with their jolly elves to sing some classic Christmas carols.

Ring in the holiday season starting at 5 p.m. at the Mercado stop on Avenida del Convento, where kids and parents can make paper snowflakes to decorate the inside of the streetcar. The Polar Express will be leaving the station at 6 p.m. sharp with limited space available.

Recruitment Opens for Police Dispatchers

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) currently has multiple vacancies for public safety dispatcher within the Communications Division. The position involves skilled radio communications, including dispatching emergency and non-emergency calls for service. It requires the dispatcher to relay critical information via a radio system to public safety personnel who are dispatched on calls for service.

TEP Transmission Line Upgrade to Cause Brief Water Service Interruptions West of Tucson

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) will be upgrading electrical transmission lines as part of a road project on State Highway 86, and the work will affect water service. The lines serve a Tucson Water booster station that provides service to approximately 3,600 customers. Water service to those customers will be interrupted from 8 p.m. tomorrow until 5 a.m. Saturday.

The affected area generally is west of Kinney Road, south to about Drexel Road, and west and northwest of San Joaquin Road.

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