Fourth Avenue will be the host of the annual Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair this weekend. The Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair begins on Friday, December 7, 2018 and is open daily through Sunday, December 9, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Attendance for the Street Fair is estimated to be approximately 300,000 people, so please adjust travel plans accordingly.
With cold weather upon us, there is an increased freeze risk for exposed pipes and plumbing. Tucson Water offers tips to help prevent pipes, plumbing, irrigation systems, and backflow prevention assemblies from freezing, in addition to what to do if something has frozen.
The City of Tucson has selected Tyler Technologies' Energov permitting system to replace the more than 20-year-old Permits Plus program.
The current users of Permits Plus, the Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD), Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), Tucson Fire Department, and Environmental Service's Code Enforcement section will move to the new system, along with new users Tucson Water and Business Licenses.
Pima County Public Library this month is reopening the Sam Lena-South Tucson and Flowing Wells library branches after making improvements. The Sam Lena-South Tucson Library will reopen this Thursday, Dec. 6, at 9 a.m. The Flowing Wells Library will reopen on Monday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m.
Both branches have been closed for renovation and expansion. In addition, both libraries will have updated collections, new furniture, and more public use computers.
The 2019 NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl will take place on Dec. 29 at 11:15 a.m. at Arizona Stadium, as the Arkansas State Red Wolves of the Sunbelt Conference will face the Nevada Wolf Pack of the Mountain West Conference.
Nevada (7-5) and Arkansas State (8-4) have met six times previously, having last faced each other in 1999. The Wolf Pack is 4-2 against the Red Wolves. The football game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network. Tickets are now available.
The City of Tucson is recruiting a traffic engineering technician in its Transportation department. The position provides technical support through review and implementation of projects and plans; investigates, analyzes, and resolves complaints from the general public, ward offices, other agencies, and other city departments; and conducts field studies of traffic conditions, including traffic counts, traffic observations, measuring distances, and measuring traffic speeds.
The City of Tucson has selected Tyler Technologies’ Energov permitting system to replace the more than twenty-year old Permits Plus program. City staff went through a competitive procurement process to find a system that best meets the City’s collective needs for effective process management, enhanced transparency, improved coordination between Departments, extensive utilization of GIS, and integration with other programs such as financial, document management, and reporting systems.
I wanted to take a moment to remember someone that Tucson recently lost. Claudia Ellquist was one of those people whose names don’t always make headlines, but they have a tremendous impact in the community. She passed away earlier this month after a short illness.
Harsch Investment Properties held a groundbreaking yesterday, Nov. 29, on a 157,500-square-foot speculative building at the Tucson Airport Distribution Center Building B, 6860 S. Brosius Ave. Construction is expected to be completed by Nitti Builders later next year.
Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) is hosting Party with the Pets this weekend, featuring entertainment for all ages, music, food trucks, tours of PACC’s new facility, a dedication ceremony for the taxpayer-funded building, pet adoptions, and an opportunity to learn more about shelter programs and services.
The University of Arizona Wildcats Hockey team returns to the Tucson Arena tonight, Nov. 30, and tomorrow to face rival Arizona State University. Tonight's game features an ugly Christmas sweater contest, and tomorrow's game is a "Red Out" to benefit the American Heart Association. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. both nights.
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., is open this Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. to noon for household hazardous waste collection. Drop-off is free for city residents.
Have Breakfast with Santa at Udall Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd., on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 8-10am. Cost is $5/person. Enjoy breakfast, an art project, and a story and picture with Santa. Must register at Udall by Dec. 3. Call 791-4931 for more information.