Reid Park Zoo’s annual Summer Safari Nights is on Saturdays this year and is now free for members (admission applies for non-members). The program runs 6-8 p.m. every Saturday (except for June 15) 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.
The next 2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place tomorrow, June 8. Events during the day include Living History Days at the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson, the Tucson Poetry Society at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, and Tucson Train Day at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum.
On Monday, June 10, 2019, work will begin to install a new underground drainage structure on north Gollob Road from Broadway to Appomattox Street. During the work hours of 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, there will be alternating one-way travel on Gollob Road. A robotic flagging system will be positioned at each end of the work zone to direct travel during the work hours.
This traffic shift is scheduled to be in place through July 2019. During this work, those traveling in the area should expect the following:
The Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Pima County Regional Flood Control District invite the public to an open house for the El Rio Wash Drainage Improvements Project on Wednesday, June 12, 6-7:30 p.m. at the El Rio Neighborhood Center, 1390 W. Speedway Blvd.
Sun Tran, Sun Link, and Sun Van are hosting a job fair this weekend for career opportunities in public transportation. The event will be held Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Sun Tran Administrative Office, 3920 N. Sun Tran Blvd. (Prince/I-10).
Reid Park Zoo is home to four squirrel monkeys, some of the smallest primates. Visitors can see them swinging from branch to branch, hear them vocalizing to one another, and enjoying small pieces of fruit or worms. The Temple of Tiny Monkeys is located in the Zoo’s South America Loop. Watch the monkeys in action on the video below.
Tucson Parks and Recreation has an application to name the existing and future softball fields at Lincoln Regional Park as the Julie Reitan Softball Complex. The public comment period on the naming ends at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 22.
The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Pima County Regional Flood Control District invite you to attend a public open house for the El Rio Wash Drainage Improvements Project.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
El Rio Neighborhood Center 1390 W. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745
With the base paving complete on the north side of Valencia Road west of Kolb Road, and the final paving complete on Valencia Road east of Kolb Road, as well as additional work taking place on the new southeast ramp, travel on Valencia Road will shift on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council last night approved the $1.56 billion, structurally-balanced FY 2019/2020 Budget and Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan. An ordinance establishing tax levies will be on the regular agenda for the meeting of June 18. The full budget book will be online soon.
Read the April 23 budget submission memo from City Manager Michael Ortega.
The Tucson Fire Department is seeking candidates for firefighter recruits to perform specialized fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency lifesaving, and rescue work. Firefighters also conduct routine maintenance and inspections of emergency service equipment, educate the community by answering inquiries regarding fire safety issues, and participate in health, wellness, and physical conditioning programs.
Southern Arizona’s aviation industry soon will get a much-needed workforce boost following the state's one-time appropriation of $15 million to Pima Community College’s (PCC) nationally recognized Aviation Technology Program.