Growing up, I knew Todd Harris as a standout athlete for Sahuaro High School. He was a big guy, but he had a teddy bear charisma. He was probably the friendliest guy you will ever meet. I got to cross paths with him because of our mutual involvement in youth sports, particularly football and soccer.
Like me, he joined the Army after High School, but unlike me, he became career Army. He was a part of the storied 10th Mountain Division. His service brought him to Afghanistan. On November 3rd, 2010, he was killed in an insurgent attack on his unit.
The City of Tucson is accepting written arguments for or against Proposition 205 and Proposition 409, which will both be on the general election ballot on Nov. 5, 2019.
Reid Park Zoo’s annual Summer Safari Saturday Nights program runs 6-8 p.m. every Saturday until Aug. 17. Enjoy the Zoo during cooler evening temperatures with added fun, including live music from local bands, games, inflatables, food and drink specials, face painting, glitter tattoos, animal encounters, zookeeper chats, and themed evenings.
Applications are available for vendors who wish to participate in the annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, at Reid Park, 22nd Street and Country Club Road. Artists, crafters, photographers, painters, potters, jewelers, and others are invited to sell their original artwork at the fair.
All items must be handmade and are subject to approval. The fee is $90 for a 10' x 10' arts and craft vendor space for the two-day event.
The Downtown Desert Deals program is back, offering deals and specials during July and August. More than 35 businesses in the downtown area including restaurants, bars, shops, entertainment venues, museums, and others are offering discounts on goods and services for the entire family. Some restrictions may apply based on the deal and the participating business.
The City of Tucson is hiring a plumber to work in its Environmental & General Services Department. Duties include maintaining, inspecting, repairing, and installing plumbing, commercial irrigation and related systems, and components in City-owned facilities.
A plumber provides journey-level commercial service and works independently with little to no supervision. The position is subject to on-call, weekends, and holidays as needed.
A community celebration and ribbon-cutting for the newly restored murals at the El Rio Neighborhood Center, 1390 W. Speedway Blvd., takes place Saturday, July 20, from 6-8 p.m. Renowned artists David Tineo and Alfonso Chavez, with the help of local youth, have been working this summer to restore three of five murals from the 1970s.
The City of Tucson Magistrates Merit Selection Commission is currently reviewing applications for reappointment of City Magistrates Antonio F. Riojas Jr. and T. Jay Cranshaw. Public participation is welcome and encouraged from those who have had direct experience with the magistrate’s courtroom.
The City of Tucson is recruiting an electronics technician for its Transportation department. The position’s primary duties involve constructing, installing, troubleshooting, and maintaining electronic-controlled equipment and traffic signal systems. Additional responsibilities include performing preventive maintenance and conducting traffic studies.
When: August 20, 2019 at 1:30-3:00PM and August 23, 2019 at 9:30-11:00AM
Where: 481 W. Paseo Redondo, Pueblo Room Note: This is a secure building. Someone will wait at the door to let you in.
Registration is open for KIDCO Afterschool for the 2019-2020 school year. This program from Tucson Parks and Recreation offers safe and structured activities for youth.
Planned activities may include sports, games, nutrition, fitness, arts and crafts, performing arts, and special events. Register online by entering KIDCO in the search field.