The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday approved an agreement with Rio Nuevo that will pave the way for a downtown hotel project by relocating the Greyhound station to an as-yet-unknown site. The agreement lets Rio Nuevo take over as landlord of the temporary Greyhound bus station, which currently sits on the site of the proposed hotel development.
While most of the attention this week is focused on today's Bear Down Friday and the University of Arizona Wildcats football game against UCLA tomorrow, preceded by ESPN's College Game day, there is another sport in town this weekend. Arizona Wildcats Hockey opens its season against NAU at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC).
Tucson Parks and Recreation Department and the Tucson POPS Orchestra invite you to attend the last of the September concert series this Sunday. The free “Music Under the Stars™” concert at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in Reid Park begins at 7 p.m. The concerts, under the direction of Maestro László Veres, have been focusing the spotlight on the many talents of the Tucson Pops Orchestra.
Water efficiency is more than just conserving a resource. Tucson Water’s Zanjeros are specially-trained water efficiency experts who have performed thousands of comprehensive inventories of home water use that helped customers lower their water bills. Learn more about your home’s water-using fixtures, water meter, plumbing, irrigation, and more. Request an appointment by calling (520) 791-3242 or emailing TW_CustomerService@tucsonaz.gov
The Tucson Fire Department (TFD) recently was awarded a $46,000 federal grant to purchase safety equipment necessary to protect personnel during Rescue Task Force (RTF) deployment situations. The equipment will give added protection to TFD personnel so they can safely carry out their tasks on scene.
The next Shred-It service will take place Saturday at Sacred Heart Church, 601 E. Fort Lowell Road, from 8-11 a.m. Individuals may bring two boxes of documents to be shredded on site. A $5 donation is suggested to benefit Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse and Lend A Hand Senior Assistance. The Shred-It event is hosted by Vice Mayor Karin Uhlich and Pima County Constable Bennett Bernal.
Catch the University of Arizona spirit tomorrow (and every Friday before home football games), when Main Gate Square hosts Bear Down Friday from 5-7 p.m. A pep rally begins at 6 p.m. and features the Pride of Arizona marching band, Wilbur and Wilma, UA cheerleaders, the pom squad, and twirlers. Various UA coaches make guest appearances at each pep rally.
Reid Park Zoo’s tapir calf has started taking short excursions into his habitat, closely supervised by zookeepers and his mom. His appearances will be brief and sporadic for the next week or so. The calf was born at the end of August.
University of Arizona football fans can ride the Sun Link streetcar to the games. Prior to the 5:22 p.m. game against the UCLA Bruins (and ESPN's College GameDay from 6-9 a.m.), fans can experience the dining, entertainment, and retail opportunities at Main Gate Square, Fourth Avenue, Downtown Tucson, and the Mercado District, and then board the streetcar to the UA from any one of the 23 stops along the 3.9-mile route. Once on campus, Arizona Stadium is a short walk from the Second Street and Cherry Avenue stop.
As part of the Campbell Avenue Streetscape Enhancement Project, crews from Pima Paving, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are in the process of installing underground irrigation lines across Campbell Avenue between Grant Road and Glenn Street. The irrigation work is scheduled to be finished by this Friday.
The El Rio Theatre Project this weekend presents its 9th annual Shakespeare in the Park, featuring William Shakespeare's “Love’s Labour’s Lost” at the Himmel Park Outdoor Amphitheatre, 1000 N. Tucson Blvd. In this romantic comedy, youthful idealism gets derailed by love. Bring a blanket, a picnic basket, and enjoy an evening of theatre in the park. Performances begin at 7 p.m. tomorrow through Sunday.
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is hoping to fill 25 Community Service Officer positions. The job involves driving in marked police cars and responding to calls of burglary, traffic accidents, and found property. TPD will start accepting applications next Monday. To find out more about job opportunities at TPD, please visit its recruiting website.
Need a van? Maybe a pickup better fits your transportation needs? How about a digital camera, or a laptop? You can find these items and more on the City of Tucson's Public Surplus auction website. Tucson 12 recently went behind the scenes of the auction, discovering a wide variety of items you can grab for a bargain.