Last year, we had the fourth hottest summer on record. All indications are that we will continue to have more days of triple digit temperatures that will start earlier and earlier.
The organization Building Resilient Neighborhoods and Physicians for Social Responsibility are offering workshops on the topic for neighborhoods.
The workshop is called the Extreme Weather Challenge the mission of the workshop is to help Southern Arizonans to prepare for extreme heat and other weather-related emergencies.
In honor of the César E. Chávez holiday in the City of Tucson, all City offices will be closed on Friday, March 29, (except emergency services).
Trash and recycling collections will not be affected. The Los Reales Landfill and Household Hazardous Waste collection sites will be open. Transit services, including Sun Tran, Sun Link, Sun Van, and Sun Shuttle will operate on their normal schedules.
The 19th annual César E. Chávez Ride, March, and Rally will take place on Saturday, March 30, with the bike ride kicking off the celebration at 8:30 a.m. at Hollinger K-8 School, 150 W. Ajo Way. TUGO bicycles will be on-site for those who do not have their own bikes.
The Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) presented the City of Tucson with several awards at its banquet today, March 28.
Among the many awards, Proposition 409 won Project of the Year for transportation projects costing more than $75 million.
The City of Tucson Department of Transportation won Project of the Year for Transportation Projects $5M - $25M, Grant Road Phase II: Stone Avenue to Park Avenue.
On Monday, April 1, 2019, crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will shift northbound Kolb Road traffic to the east side of Kolb Road both north and south of Valencia Road. After this switch, both northbound and southbound travel on Kolb Road will be open with two lanes of travel in each direction.
A new playground is being built at Reid Park, southeast of the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center and northwest of the lake. The ADA-accessible play area will include shaded play structures for ages 2-5 and 5-12. Other additions include a new drinking fountain with a pet fountain and landscaped areas with turf, trees, and irrigation.
Twenty winning haiku poems recently chosen by Tucson's Poet Laureate TC Tolbert are being displayed along Congress Street and Stone Avenue every day until dusk, through June 1. The "haiku hike" is about a half-mile long.
The Southern Arizona office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) currently has many volunteer opportunities available. A volunteer orientation will be held this Saturday, March 30, 10-11:30 a.m., at 2020 N. Forbes Blvd., Suite 102.
The Golden Pin Lanes Bowling Center will be hosting the Miracle Mile Gateway Car Show and celebration of historic Miracle Mile for the final time this Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at 1010 W. Miracle Mile.
This free event features food and refreshments, music, a 50/50 raffle to benefit Gospel Rescue Mission, door prizes, activities for kids, and show cars. Golden Pin Lanes will feature historic photos and neon signs. Car show registration is from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday.
On Sunday, March 31, 2019, the reconstruction and repaving of Speedway Boulevard from Greasewood Road to Painted Hills Road is set to begin. This project is part of the voter-approved Proposition 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets Program.