The City of Tucson Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD) is offering a behind-the-scenes tour of the Los Reales Landfill and the ReCommunity Materials Processing Facility on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14. Tour participants will see landfill operations, how methane gas is generated, how EGSD handles household hazardous waste, and learn how new landfill cells protect groundwater.
The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is looking for fun, energetic, and enthusiastic recreation workers to help with summer KIDCO programs for children. This position assists in planning activities for children ages 5 to 12 (with possible positions for programming of 12-14 year olds), prepares facilities for scheduled functions, and supervises youth activity participants.
Applicants must be at least 16 years old to apply, and the application deadline is Sunday, March 4.
The Tucson Parks and Recreation department is now accepting mail-in registration for the Spring Adult Slowpitch Softball Leagues. From Feb. 14-March 2, registration will be available via phone, email, or in person at the Clements Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive.
Call the Sports Unit at (520) 791-4870 or visit its website for more information.
The season begins March 12.
On Tuesday, February 6, 2018 and on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 crews will modify traffic signals at the Speedway Boulevard and Campbell Avenue intersection. Work hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. During the work, the traffic signals will not be in operation and Tucson Police officers will direct travel at the intersection.
Have you ever wondered what you would do if you became involved in an active shooter situation? Do you want to learn about simple ways to protect yourself or your family if you find that a violent event is occurring in front of you? If so, then you're invited to attend a lecture-style course offered by the Tucson Police Department.
The Tucson Police Department is in the process of receiving more than 1,000 new bulletproof vests; Tucson Water and Tucson Fire are working together to help the community; and Reid Park Zoo has some special winter visitors that aren’t our usual snowbirds.
Those stories are in the latest edition of In Tucson, produced by Tucson 12.
The Tucson Audubon Society and Tucson Water will host the annual Tucson Meet Your Birds event at Sweetwater Wetlands on Saturday, March 3, 7 a.m.-noon. This free and fun Tucson tradition offers close-up looks at live birds, fish, and reptiles that inhabit the wetlands facility.
Binoculars will be available for borrowing, and there will be expert guides and activities for families and children. Sweetwater Wetlands features wheelchair accessible pathways.
Experience Sweetwater Wetlands in a new and unique way. Tucson Water and the Environmental Education Exchange have partnered on the Sweetwater Wetlands Wildlife Field Guide, a free iBook that features more than 60 birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and plants commonly found at the facility.
Enjoy three hours of childless free time on Friday, Feb. 23, 4:30-7:45 p.m., while your kids have organized activities with Tucson Parks and Recreation. The event will be held at Udall Recreation Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. The cost per child (ages 5-11 only) is $4.
The Rango theme features a showing of the movie Rango, supervised games, and crafts. Pizza, popcorn, and drinks will be served during the movie and are included in the fee.
Topics in this issue...
- Tucson Be Kind
- TPD Priorities
- Culinary Dropout on Grant
- Fry's Update
- State House Bill 2333
- Water Bills in Phoenix
- Zoo Tax
- Broadway, Rio Nuevo & Project for Public Spaces
- Campbell & Grant
- Broadway Volvo
- TUGO Ridership
- F-35s in Vermont
- Animal Health Center & UA Vet School
- Monsoon Squad at Ward 6
- Local Tucson: Edible Baja Arizona
- Better Safe than Sorry
- Events & Entertainment
Friday, February 2nd, 2018
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) Impaired Driver Enforcement Unit will increase DUI enforcement efforts this Super Bowl weekend. Additional officers and resources will be deployed throughout the community in efforts to increase the awareness of motorists regarding the dangers of impaired driving, deter those who may be intoxicated from driving, and investigate DUI offenses to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road.
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) will hold another Coffee with a Cop event Monday morning, Feb. 5. The gathering will take place from 9-11 a.m. at Crossroads Coffee, 8898 E. Tanque Verde Road. There is no planned agenda, other than a simple time to ask questions, voice concerns, and meet the police officers who serve the area.
It’s the first weekend of the month and that means you can safely dispose of paints, chemicals, oils, pesticides, and certain other items that are sitting unused in your shed or garage. The City of Tucson Eastside Service Center, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd., will be open tomorrow, Feb. 3, from 8 a.m. to noon for household hazardous waste collection.
The City of Tucson is recruiting for an electrician to work for the Environmental & General Services Department in its Facilities & Communications Maintenance Division.
Duties involve maintaining electrical equipment and control systems for City buildings and water production facilities. This may include performing limited electrical construction projects and modifications to existing electrical systems. There also are some special job requirements regarding certifications and licensing.