Governor Doug Ducey has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset Wednesday, August 22 in honor of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin, an Arizona native, who passed away on Monday from injuries he received when his helicopter crashed in Sinjar, Iraq. Flags will also be lowered on the day of internment, which has not been set.
On Thursday, August 23, 2018, crews will lower sewer manhole covers and water valve covers on Stone Avenue and on Grant Road in preparation of asphalt milling work and the final paving operations on Grant Road. The one-day utility lowering work will take place from 5 a.m. to about 3 p.m.
During the utility lowering work, Stone Avenue will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction from Alturas Street to Grant Road. Travel lane restrictions on Grant Road will take place at Hampton Avenue and at Santa Rita Avenue.
Topics in this issue...
- Maynards to the Moon
- Be Kind
- Family Fire
- A Positive Water Item
- Greyhound Racing
- Parks Bond
- County Road Bond
- Elections Ballot Item
- F-35 EIS Address Correction
- Local Tucson
- Brush & Bulky Schedule
- Safe Streets
- Events & Entertainment
A birthday party and happy hour tonight at La Cocina Restaurant will mark the celebration of the 243rd anniversary of the founding of the Tucson Presidio.
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will be a special guest at the 5-7:30 p.m. event that features Pima County District 5 Supervisor Richard Elías as the emcee. There will be free birthday cake and live entertainment on the La Cocina stage.
A KGUN 9 news segment over the weekend spotlighted the City of Tucson’s policy of water harvesting at all construction projects. Water harvesting on new roadway construction sites utilizes runoff from rainwater for supplemental watering of plant materials and removes nuisance water that can occur with ponding and drainage issues.
The Tucson Water department is recruiting apprentice utility technicians for its Maintenance Division. Job responsibilities include helping monitor and service water systems and inventory, participating in new construction projects and excavation of assets, and providing customer service for a utility serving more than 725,000 customers.
A statue outside of Tucson's City Hall commemorates the story of a 2,000-mile march that led members of the Mormon Battalion to Tucson almost 200 years ago. In the Tucson 12 video below, learn more about the long journey and the history of the statue.
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Friday, August 17th, 2018
- Paul’s Note
- Pet of the Week
- Ward 3 Events
- Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings
- City Wide Events
- Did You Know?
Prop 407 Update: Connecting Tucson
Texas Instruments Inc. announced this week that it plans to build a new facility in Tucson. The total capital investment of the project, which will be up to 125,000 square feet on now-vacant land at the Williams Centre, is projected at a little more than $29 million.
The global semiconductor design and manufacturing company said it plans to add 35 jobs within the next five years that will pay average salaries of $143,000 and have an overall economic impact of $68 million over that time.
Each year, approximately 60 local teenagers are accepted into the Teen Volunteer Program, with the goal of educating the public. In the Tucson 12 video below, follow Christina Bryant, a volunteer since 2014, as she shows what the program has to offer.
The City of Tucson is recruiting a lead planner for its water conservation programs in Tucson Water’s Public Information and Conservation Office. The position promotes water efficiency and the beneficial use of water resources in Tucson and oversees educational materials, training, and contracts for water conservation.
Join 25,000 other customers, and go paperless with a Utility Services eBill account. Set up your own secure, password-protected account and get electronic notification of your statement and payment due date. You also have the option to click to pay.
The eBill service also includes Tucson Water’s monthly newsletter and any inserts mailed to customers. You can send an email directly to Customer Service from the website if you have billing or account questions.
“Our only hope is that those who frequent Jesse Owens Park will look beyond the cleats and see the man who, in spite of untold humiliating experiences, dedicated his life to the furtherance of the well-being of all mankind.” - Tucson resident H. A. Ryan, a letter to the Arizona Daily Star, April 6, 1980