Halloween is Saturday, and you can trade your bounty Sunday for free admission to Reid Park Zoo. Tucson Medical Center is handling the swap from 9-11 a.m. at the front entrance to the Zoo. The first 100 children to trade their treats will get free admission to the Zoo for one child and one adult. The tickets are good for one year.
Born in August, Toliver has brought a burst of energy and excitement to Reid Park Zoo’s South America Loop. The male Baird’s tapir calf will reach about 500 pounds when fully grown. Learn more about Toliver in the Tucson 12 video below.
The City of Tucson's Small Business Assistance Line, (520) 837-4100, is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Help is available in both English and Spanish. Staff members from the City Manager's Office of Economic Initiatives answer the calls.
The Small Business Assistance Line is one of a number of City initiatives to make the City of Tucson more business-friendly, along with 21 business incentives, streamlined permit processes, and more.
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The Metropolitan Pima Alliance (MPA) has designated two City transportation projects as being in the top 20 projects to be recognized at the Common Ground Awards ceremony in October 2015: Houghton Road Corridor: Tanque Verde Road to Interstate 10 and Kino Parkway/22nd Street Intersection Improvement Project.
Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (Sales) Taxation by attending a Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department.
Questions will be answered and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained. Sample returns can be completed. It is recommended that you bring a calculator and a pencil.
Thursday is the deadline to mail your early ballot to the Pima County Recorder's Office to make sure it arrives in time for next Tuesday's consolidated City of Tucson/Pima County General Election. If you're unable to get your ballot in the mail by the deadline, you can drop it off at any polling place on Election Day.
Researchers at the University of Arizona will track new Tucson firefighters for three years to learn more about what chemicals play a role in causing cancer among first responders. Researchers will take blood and urine samples from firefighters after they finish working at a scene.
The concern is that synthetic materials used in everyday items in homes could release harmful chemicals in the event of a fire.
A $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will fund the study.
Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (Sales) Taxation by attending the Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department. The contracting workshop will be from 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursday at the Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road.
Questions will be answered and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained. You should bring a calculator and a pencil to the free workshop.
The University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Science's annual Downtown Lecture Series continues tomorrow. The theme of this year's series focuses on immortality. The latest lecture features Jerrold Hogle speaking about "The Dark Immortality of the Vampire." His lecture runs from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Fox Tucson Theatre. Overflow seating with a video stream will be available at Hotel Congress and Playground Bar and Lounge.
Several streets will undergo pavement preservation beginning today through next Tuesday. The work is part of the five-year, $100 million Road Recovery bond program that City voters approved in 2012. Fog Sealing is the application of a thin layer of asphalt emulsion that helps cover small roadway imperfections, cracks, or other small voids and seals the existing asphalt to preserve the roadway.
Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are continuing a fog seal program associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program – Road Recovery.
To minimize the impact on the traveling public, crews will work from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday through Thursday. The dates and locations where the next roadway improvements will take place are:
The Police Chief Appointment Advisory Committee will interview the four finalists for the position of police chief at a public meeting this Thursday at 8 a.m. in the Mayor and Council Chambers at City Hall, 255 W. Alameda. A competitive interview process was used to select the finalists from the recommended applicant pool. The finalists are Malik Aziz, Larry Esquivel, Rick Gregory, and Christopher Magnus.
The public is invited to attend the Grant Road Improvement Project open house, hosted by the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA). The gathering will take place tomorrow, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Tucson Association of Realtors, 2445 N. Tucson Blvd. There will be a brief presentation by the project team at 5:45 p.m.