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22nd Annual El Día de San Juan Fiesta

The 2019 Día de San Juan Fiesta is officially happening this summer! This year, Tucson Water and the Día De San Juan Coalition are joining forces to create a unique 3 part event celebrating water in the desert. The event will start with the launching of the Santa Cruz River Heritage Project in Barrio Santa Cruz, then go on to the traditional procession through Barrio Sin Nombre and end with a big Fiesta at the MSA Annex. This celebration will feature live music, food, arts & crafts vendors, games, activities for children, and more!

Traffic Alert: Speedway Boulevard and Camino Seco Traffic Work

The traffic signals at the intersection of Speedway Boulevard and Camino Seco will not be in operation tomorrow, April 30, as crews replace the underground conduit and wiring. The work is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and is expected to be completed by 4 p.m. the same day.

Police officers will direct traffic through the intersection until the work is finished. Expect delays when driving in this area. Watch for construction personnel and obey all traffic control signs in the work zone. 

Read the news release.

Learn About Future Parks Projects

Ward 1 Tucson City Council Member Regina Romero and the Tucson Parks and Recreation department invite you to actively participate in a discussion of Tucson Delivers: Parks + Connections Bond projects and planning for the future of Joaquin Murrieta Park and El Rio Park.

The public meeting is tomorrow, April 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at El Rio Neighborhood Center, Multipurpose Room, 1390 W. Speedway Blvd. 

National Air Quality Awareness Week

April 29-May 4 is National Air Quality Awareness Week, and the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality’s (PDEQ) Clean Air Program is encouraging everyone to think about the air and take actions to improve air quality during the dedicated week. Individuals willing to make a change in their transportation habits can take PDEQ’s pledge to drive less for a chance to win prizes, including a $100 gift card.

Tucson Local First Arizona Roadshow Starts Wednesday

The new Local First Arizona Roadshow is a monthly series in Tucson celebrating strong local economies one neighborhood at a time. The Roadshow is the first of its kind and launches on Wednesday, May 1. Dedicated Gluten-Free Bakery and Coffee Shop and Unscrewed Theater are partners in the event.

There will be an opportunity to make business connections and enjoy many activities for the entire family, including live music, food trucks, cake, a bouncy castle, and more. Wednesday's event runs 4-7 p.m. at 4500 E. Speedway Blvd.

Speedway Blvd and Camino Seco Traffic Signal Rewire

On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, the traffic signals at the Speedway Boulevard and Camino Seco intersection will not be in operation as crews replace underground conduit and wiring.

The work will begin at 9 a.m. and is anticipated to be complete by 4 p.m. the same day. This schedule could change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Police officers will direct travel through the intersection until the work is complete. The traveling public can expect delays when driving in this work area. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel in the area.

Paul's Note - April 26th, 2019

We are quickly catching up with 2020, which means that it’s time for another census for all of us living in the United States. The census is in article one of the Constitution, so it was important to the founders of our country.

The framers of the constitution put it near the beginning because having an accurate count is critical to ensuring that there is equitable representation in congress and in our state legislatures. It has also become important in many other ways as well.

Opportunities for Tucson Families to Assist Asylum Seekers

With the growing number of immigrant families being released in the Tucson area, community service providers are in need of volunteers and donations to support the asylum seekers continuing on their journey.

To volunteer in any capacity, please send an email to For more information on available opportunities and needed donations, please read the volunteer/donation information sheet (PDF).

Tucson Audubon Society Hosts Wednesday Field Trips at Sweetwater Wetlands

Every Wednesday, the Tucson Audubon Society hosts free field trips at Sweetwater Wetlands, 2511 W. Sweetwater Drive. Birders of all experience levels are welcome to see the variety of species that frequent the facility. Field trips begin at 6 a.m.

Bring binoculars and a camera to view the exciting species in the area. Make sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and proper clothing for outdoors.


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