The City of Tucson is holding public meetings this week as part of a survey to better understand how and when our community uses Sentinel Peak Park (also known as “A” Mountain). The popular lookout point is enjoyed by pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists from throughout the region.
The second annual Sustainable Landscapes Expo takes place Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pima County Cooperative Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. This free, family-friendly event features more than 30 exhibitors with demonstrations and hands-on activities on efficient water use for gardening sustainability.
The 14th annual Grease Collection event in January had a successful outcome. With the help of its partners, the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) reports it recovered 8,700 pounds of fats, oil, and grease (FOG). The amount collected reduces our carbon footprint by 22,000 pounds when the FOG products are recycled into biodiesel, a cleaner-burning fuel than regular diesel.
On Thursday, March 21, 2019, the traffic signals at the 12th Avenue and Irvington Road intersection will not be in operation as work crews replace underground conduit and wiring at the intersection.
The work is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. and is anticipated to be complete by 3 p.m. the same day. This schedule could change due to unforeseen circumstances.
A free panel discussion called “The Eviction Problem in Pima County: What Can We Do?” will take place Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Topics include emergency resources, an eviction’s impact on children, and more.
Household leaks can waste nearly a trillion gallons of water annually nationwide. Ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. The most important action a residential water consumer can take is to maintain a water-efficient home.
The City of Tucson is recruiting for highly qualified individuals with chemistry backgrounds to perform analyses on drinking water, surface water, and wastewater utilizing EPA approved methods for Tucson Water.
The City of Tucson is seeking senior heavy equipment mechanics to work in its Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD). Duties include performing preventive maintenance and repairs of heavy vehicles and equipment as well as rebuilding and installing engines. A senior mechanic also makes service calls, keeps records and reports, and helps maintain a safe work area.
A common refrain is “government should be run like a business.” If that’s the case, the next question should be, what business would sell its most valuable assets for prices set nearly 150 years ago?
That may seem like an odd question, but it’s pretty much what our federal government does with public lands when a mining operation wants to open up there.
According to the 1872 Mining Act, a claim (basically an assertion of a right to mine) can be made on a certain types of public land and the federal government will charge you the lofty price of $5 per acre.
Tucson Medical Center (TMC) hosts more than 13,000 families each March during its annual safety event for children, and tomorrow, March 16, is the 2019 edition of Be Safe Saturday. From 9 a.m.- to 2 p.m., families can get free bike helmets and booster seats at the event.