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.
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.
Today's edition of NewsNet features some employment opportunities at the City of Tucson, an innovative, progressive, and dynamic organization whose mission is to deliver exceptional service to its residents. We focus on employees’ success, empowerment, and staff development. Learn more about job opportunities at the links below or visit our online employment center.
Kids 17 and under can beat the heat at City pools and recreation centers for free this summer. Youth will not need to pay an admission fee at 13 recreation centers during open recreation hours.
Due to other center programming, those ages 12-17 are permitted after 2 p.m., and youth 7 years and up are permitted after 6 p.m. Youth also can swim for free at 19 pools during recreational swim hours.
Track and field events will be held Tuesdays, through July 23, at Drachman Stadium, 501 S. Plumer. Road races will be every Thursday, June 6-July 25, at various locations.
Tucson Water’s 2018 Annual Water Quality Report is available on its website. The report provides information on drinking water within the utility’s 37 water service areas in and around the Tucson metropolitan area.