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Traffic Alert: 12th Avenue and Irvington Road Traffic Signal Work

 

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, the traffic signals at the 12th Avenue and Irvington Road intersection will not be in operation as work crews replace underground conduit and wiring at the intersection.

The work is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. and is anticipated to be complete by 3 p.m. the same day. This schedule could change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Job Opportunity: Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanic

The City of Tucson is seeking senior heavy equipment mechanics to work in its Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD). Duties include performing preventive maintenance and repairs of heavy vehicles and equipment as well as rebuilding and installing engines. A senior mechanic also makes service calls, keeps records and reports, and helps maintain a safe work area.

Paul's Note - March 15, 2019

A common refrain is “government should be run like a business.” If that’s the case, the next question should be, what business would sell its most valuable assets for prices set nearly 150 years ago?

That may seem like an odd question, but it’s pretty much what our federal government does with public lands when a mining operation wants to open up there.

According to the 1872 Mining Act, a claim (basically an assertion of a right to mine) can be made on a certain types of public land and the federal government will charge you the lofty price of $5 per acre.

Green to Dominate Downtown Tucson on St. Patrick's Day

The 32nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival will be held Sunday, March 17, beginning at 10 a.m. at Armory Park, 220 S. 6th Ave. The celebration honors Irish heritage with local vendors, games for children, and live music.

Artists will include Wide Awake (a U2 tribute band) and Nancy McCallion and Friends. The 2019 theme of the daylong event is "Community in Action."

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