Living Streets Alliance is again partnering with the City of Tucson Bicycle & Pedestrian Program and the Pima Association of Governments to give away bike lights to people without them. Not only do bike lights improve visibility for both cyclists and others on the street – it's the law that bicyclists have them.
Saturday's workshop (10 a.m.-noon) will help you learn why energy conservation matters, while giving you the tools to save energy in your home. The free event begins with a behind-the-scenes animal visit to learn how our actions affect wildlife around the world. After that, TEP staff will show you free and low-cost energy efficiency measures you can use at home.
All adult workshop participants will receive a free kit containing $50 worth of devices to increase home energy efficiency, including CFL bulbs, a smart power strip, weather stripping, and more from TEP.
The 1623 First Folio, assembled seven years after William Shakespeare's death, includes 36 of his plays, of which 18 never had been published. This year, the Folger Shakespeare Library is sending a First Folio to every state in the country, and the University of Arizona was chosen through a competitive selection process to be the host site for Arizona.
From Feb. 15 through March 15, you can view the book at the Arizona State Museum and participate in many events celebrating the occasion.
Following a national recruitment and competitive selection process, City Manager Michael Ortega chose Timothy Thomure as the next director of Tucson Water, effective Feb. 15.
Thomure is a water professional with 21 years of experience in the public sector, private industry, and consulting. He comes to the City from HDR Engineering, Inc., where he has worked since 2007 as an area water operations manager and water reuse practice lead.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council tomorrow night will hold a public hearing prior to deciding whether to amend the Major Streets and Routes Plan (MS&R Plan) to include the Baseline Alignment Concept for the Broadway: Euclid to Country Club Improvement Project. The Baseline Alignment Concept unanimously was approved by the Mayor and Council last June.
The Tucson City Council is proposing the commemorative naming of the Central Avra Valley Storage and Recovery Project (CAVSARP) solar array after former Ward 5 Tucson City Council Member Steve Leal, a strong advocate for the expanded use of alternative energy sources.
Real estate brokers say 2016 should be a busy year for commercial development. That's because deals were reached last year on nearly 1 million square feet of space for stores larger than 10,000 square feet.
The largest building under construction is the 100,000-square-foot Fry’s Food & Drug store on West Valencia Road near Midvale Park Road, according to data from the 2015 year-end Big Box Retail Report.
The Price Is Right Live™ is an interactive stage show modeled after the TV show The Price is Right. This non-televised version at the Tucson Music Hall offers prizes, including appliances, vacations and a new car. Play classic games from television’s longest running and most popular game show, such as Plinko™, Cliffhangers™, The Big Wheel™, and even the Showcase.
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Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings
Did You Know?
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and that means all City of Tucson offices will be closed, except for emergency services. Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday, so all customers will have their collections delayed by one day next week. However, the Los Reales Landfill will be open on Monday.
The northbound and southbound lanes on Sixth Avenue between Seventh Street and Sixth Street will close from Monday at 11 p.m. until Tuesday at 6 a.m. to allow Century Link work crews to safely use a crane to install a shoring box at the construction site of the Downtown Links Phase III project.
Some residents at Reid Park Zoo got a special treat this week, as snow was trucked down from Mt. Lemmon. The animals enjoyed the rare sight and had a good time destroying snowmen and playing with the white stuff. Tucson 12 captured some of the sights and set them to music. Watch the video below to enjoy Snow Day at the Zoo.
Saguaro National Park will be joining other national park units across the country to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a fee-free entry into the park on Monday, January 18.