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Travel restrictions due to Downtown events

Several downtown streets will be closed this weekend to accommodate numerous events in Downtown Tucson.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Stone Avenue will be closed to vehicles from Ochoa Street to Cushing Street (14th Street)

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – McCormick Street will be closed to vehicles from Stone Avenue to Church Avenue

8 a.m. to midnight – Scott Avenue will be closed to vehicles from McCormick Street to 14th Street

5 p.m. to midnight – Stone Avenue will be closed to vehicles from Ochoa Street to McCormick Street

Downtown Events: Travel Restrictions

Several downtown streets will be closed this weekend to accommodate numerous events in Downtown Tucson. 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Stone Avenue will be closed to vehicles from Ochoa Street to Cushing Street (14th Street)

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – McCormick Street will be closed to vehicles from Stone Avenue to Church Avenue

8 a.m. to midnight – Scott Avenue will be closed to vehicles from McCormick Street to 14th Street

5 p.m. to midnight – Stone Avenue will be closed to vehicles from Ochoa Street to McCormick Street

Vista Del Rio Porch Fest

Vista del Rio's annual Porch Fest is this Sunday. Come down for music from local bands and enjoy a meal from our local food trucks. The event is family friendly.

Vista del Rio is on North Dos Hombres Drive, just north of the intersection of Tanque Verde and Pio Decimo. The festival starts at 4 o'clock.

 

Tucson Police Offer Free Car Seat Safety Checks

Car crashes are the leading killer of children between the ages 1 to 19 in the United States. In an effort to keep kids safe, the Tucson Police Department partners with Safe Kids Pima County to offer free car seat checks. In the Tucson 12 video below, learn about some common errors parents make when buckling their children into safety seats. The next car seat safety check is scheduled for this Saturday at Kmart, 7055 E. Broadway Blvd., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Photo Opportunity: Celebrate the Completion of Kino Parkway - 22nd Street Intersection Improvement Project on October 2

Join the City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) in celebrating the completion of the Kino Parkway – 22nd Street Intersection Improvement Project on Friday, October 2, at 9 a.m. at the southwest corner of Kino Parkway and 22nd Street.

Celebrate Completion of Kino Parkway - 22nd Street Intersection Improvement Project

Join the City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) this Friday in celebrating the completion of the Kino Parkway – 22nd Street Intersection Improvement Project. The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. at the southwest corner of Kino Parkway and 22nd Street. The project reconstructed one of the busiest intersections in Southern Arizona with the first grade-separated intersection constructed by the City of Tucson.

Professional Bull Riders Coming to TCC This Week

The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) will be competing at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) Friday and Saturday as part of the elite Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) tour. Five PBR world champions are scheduled to compete in Tucson, including Mike Lee (2004), Guilherme Marchi (2008), Renato Nunes (2010), J.B. Mauney (2013), and three-time World Champion Silvano Alves (2011, 2012, 2014). The 2015 BFTS will conclude Oct. 21-25 in Las Vegas.

Tucson Police Department to Honor Exceptional Employees

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) this weekend will hold a ceremony to present several employees with a Medal of Distinguished Service. The employees chosen embody TPD's values of Service Orientation, Excellence, Leadership, Fairness, Teamwork, Integrity, and Personal Responsibility. The Fall Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the Marriott University Park Hotel, 880 East Second St.

Learn more about the ceremony at TPD's Facebook page.

Volunteer at Tucson Meet Yourself

Volunteer shifts are available to help at the Tucson Meet Yourself folklife festival, Oct. 9-11, in Downtown Tucson. More than 500 volunteers help each year. The volunteer website has all of the job descriptions, shifts, qualifications and online training modules you'll need. You also can email TMYVolunteer@gmail.com to request a formal volunteer presentation at your business, club or school.

How to Handle Illegal Dumping

When moving time comes, typically around the end of the month and the end of University of Arizona semesters, people occasionally dump their trash where it doesn't belong. Property owners are responsible for trash cleanup of items dumped on their property and abutting areas. One option is to use the free Brush and Bulky collection, provided twice a year by the City of Tucson's Environmental Services department.

2015 Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta, October 1-4

The Fifth Annual Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta presented by Cox takes place at a new venue – Hi Corbett Field from October 1 – 4. This year’s teams include four of the top teams from the Mexican Winter League – the Naranjeros de Hermosillo, Yaquis de Obregon, Cañeros de Los Mochis, Aguilas de Mexicali as well as some the best young players in baseball – the D-backs and Reds Future Stars. SS Dansby Swanson, the #1 pick in the 2015 June Draft, is on the travelling roster.

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