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KIDCO Hosts 'Lights on Afterschool' Celebration

The City of Tucson's Parks and Recreation Department's KIDCO program is taking part in this week's 16th annual "National Lights On Afterschool" event, promoting the need for after-school programs in the Tucson community. Bring a blanket or chair to watch singing and dancing performances by participants in KIDCO and the In-Betweeners Club (IBC). The free event begins tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center at Reid Park, and food will be available for purchase.

Road Recovery Fog Seal Program Continues This Week

A couple of streets will undergo pavement preservation beginning tomorrow and Friday. Fog Sealing is the application of a thin layer of asphalt emulsion that helps cover small roadway imperfections, cracks, or other small voids and seals the existing asphalt to preserve the roadway. Crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will work from 9 a.m.-noon, but will keep at least one lane of travel open in each direction.

Study Finds Tucson '5th Best Warm City for Winter Holiday Travel'

In anticipation of the holiday season, WalletHub analysts compared 69 of the largest metropolitan areas to find the best winter travel destinations for lovers of warm and cold weather, and Tucson ranked fifth on the warm side. The study analyzed 26 key metrics, ranging from the cost of the cheapest flight to the number of attractions in each winter vacation spot. The Las Vegas region took the top spot for warm destinations, while the Atlanta metro area earned the top ranking for cold areas.

Fog Seal - Columbus Blvd. - 22nd St. to Broadway and Romero Rd. - Miracle Mile to Prince Rd.

Fog Seal - Columbus Blvd. - 22nd St. to Broadway and Romero Rd. - Miracle Mile to Prince Rd.

On Thursday, October 22, 2015, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will begin fog sealing Columbus Boulevard between 22nd Street and Broadway. Work will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. During the work, only one travel lane will be available; flaggers will help direct motorists through the work zone.

City of Tucson Tax Workshop This Week

Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (Sales) Taxation by attending a Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department. The retail workshop will be from 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursday at the Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road.

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.

Services for Albert Elías Sr. to Be Held This Week

Local businessman and labor union leader Albert M. Elías passed away Friday morning at the age of 86. A fourth generation Tucsonan, his family's history traces back to the presidio when Tucson was a Spanish colony. In 2004, Rep. Raúl Grijalva honored Elías with Special Recognition on the House floor for his then 50 years of service to the labor movement and the Typographical Union.

Learn About Tucson Police Foundation and Civil Service Commission

The Tucson Police Foundation and the Civil Service Commission will be providing overview presentations of their organizations at the monthly meeting of the Citizen Police Advisory Review Board (CPARB) tomorrow at the Ward 6 Office, 3202 E. First St. Please enter through the south entrance of the building after 5 p.m. CPARB meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m.

Mark Your Calendar for a Discussion about Water in Southern Arizona

The Central Arizona Project (CAP) and the Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will be hosting "Sustainable Water for Southern Arizona: Current Conditions and Future Prospects," a free community water forum on Friday, Nov. 6 from 7:30-11 a.m. at the Leo Rich Theater at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 South Church Ave.

'The Choice is Yours' Voter Information Pamphlet Available Online

The November 3, 2015 General Election information pamphlet will arrive in voters' mailboxes this weekend and is available for viewing online (link below). The Pima County Elections Department is encouraging voters in the City of Tucson to flip over their ballots, because there are questions on both sides. Ballots must be returned by Nov. 3 to be counted.


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