The Tucson Fire Department (TFD) yesterday, June 11, responded to two near-drowning calls within two hours of each other on different sides of town. The first involved an approximately 12-year-old male at the 1000 block of East Benson Highway.
Ward 1 Tucson City Council Member Regina Romero, Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres, and the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) invite you to attend an open house for the South 12th Avenue, Irvington Road to Drexel Road, Transportation and Streetscape Improvements Project.
To honor the men and women who serve and have served in the U.S. military, Reid Park Zoo is offering free admission to active and retired military members on Flag Day this Friday, June 14. Along with free admission, the offer includes the option for military personnel to purchase half-price tickets for family members.
The Zoo is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some new additions include the Temple of Tiny Monkeys (with squirrel monkeys) and expanded habitats for meerkats and otters.
The Downtown Tucson Partnership presents live, local performances each Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in Jácome Plaza, in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Grab lunch from your favorite downtown spot or food truck, bring a friend or some coworkers, and enjoy the free lunchtime tunes. The concert series runs through July 2.
Beginning tomorrow, June 11, travel on Valencia Road, both east and west of Kolb Road will shift to the respective travel lanes. The traffic shift will be in place until the project is finished in late July.
The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department is hosting its annual summer track and field and road races throughout June and July. Track and field events will be held Tuesdays, through July 23, at Drachman Stadium, 501 S. Plumer.
Road races are every Thursday, through July 25, at various locations. This week's races will be held at the south end of Freedom Park, 5000 E. 29th St. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., with races starting at 6 p.m.
The City of Tucson is seeking two legal secretaries to work in the City Attorney’s Office. One position is in the Civil Division, providing legal secretary support to attorneys who support City departments. The other position is in the Internal Litigation Unit, providing legal secretary support to paralegals and attorneys.
The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department is hiring experienced pottery and ceramics instructors. These positions are responsible for planning, instructing, and supervising pottery and ceramics classes.
Instructors must be able to explain and demonstrate principles, techniques, and methods of regulating movements of body, hands, and feet to achieve proficiency. The deadline to apply is June 16.
Join the Lohse Family YMCA for a free lunchtime fitness series at Jácome Plaza during the month of June. Classes that will be offered include Les Mills Bodyflow, Bodyweight Bootcamp, Mixxed Fit, Barre-less Barre, Les Mills Bodyattack, and Les Mills Bodycombat. Each class begins at 11:30 a.m. and is only 30 minutes.
In last week’s newsletter, I had a short blurb about the tariffs that the President threatened against Mexico. In a Tweet, the President promised a 5% tariff on goods from Mexico starting next week. These tariffs could rise as high to 25% by September according to the schedule in the President’s plan.
We all need to understand what the economic impact would be to raise prices on goods from Arizona’s biggest trading partner.
The intersection of Golf Links Road and Wilmot Road will close tomorrow, June 8, at 8 p.m. for repaving. The intersection is expected to reopen at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 9.
Wilmot Road will be closed to through travel at 22nd Street and at Stella Road, and Golf Links Road will be closed at Craycroft Road and at Kolb Road. Local traffic to access residences and businesses will be allowed past those points. Message boards are in place to alert motorists of the upcoming closures.