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Parks and Rec Summer Activity Guide Available Now (Video)

Tucson Parks and Recreation’s Activity Guide for summer 2019 has arrived, and copies are available to pick up at any Parks and Recreation center, pool, or administration office. Copies also will be available soon at local libraries or can be viewed online at the link above.

The Activity Guide contains information on leisure classes, swim lessons, summer KIDCO, aquatics, track and field events, sports camps, registration, and the Discount Program.

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (Video)

The City of Tucson's Public Safety Communications Department this week (April 14-19) will be celebrating the telecommunicators who dedicate their lives to safeguarding the public, as well as honoring the fire and police personnel who respond to calls for service. This celebration is part of a week-long annual event that was established to honor public safety telecommunications personnel by way of various celebration and appreciation measures. 

Watch a City of Tucson video about a telecommunications worker.

Food for Fines Program Back at Pima County Public Library

Library customers can pay overdue fines and help support the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona during Food for Fines, April 15-30. During Food for Fines, $1 in overdue fines will be waived from a customer’s library account for each non-perishable food item donated at any Pima County Public Library location. Only overdue fines will be waived.

United Community Advisory Board Meeting This Week

The next quarterly meeting of the United Community Advisory Board (UCAB) is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, at 5:45 p.m. at the El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, 101 W. Irvington Road. UCAB hosts meetings regarding the Tucson International Airport Area EPA Superfund Site/Tucson Airport Remediation Project (TARP) and the City of Tucson’s efforts and commitment to provide clean and safe water to the community.

Hundreds of New Jobs Coming to Tucson

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) announced this week that it plans to open a new operations center in the Downtown Tucson area to better support its growing student body across the country.

The center, which will open early next year, will house academic advisers, student financial services staff, admissions, and IT support. SNHU says it will hire approximately 100 people initially, eventually planning to employ up to 350 new staff members in Tucson by 2021.

2nd Saturdays Downtown This Weekend

Visit Downtown Tucson tomorrow, April 13, and enjoy live music, street performers, restaurants, and street vendors. Events during the day include Living History Days at the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, SAHBA Home & Patio Show at the Tucson Convention Center, Arizona International Film Festival at the Screening Room, and Family Brain Boost at Children's Museum Tucson. Some events are free, while some require tickets or admission fees.

City of Tucson Hiring Sports Recreation Workers

Tucson Parks and Recreation is seeking sports recreation workers to help with summer track and field programs, road races, and specialized summer events. This seasonal position is an opportunity to gain experience for a first job, and no previous experience is required.

Job duties include writing scores on a tracking sheet and assisting with event setup.

Applications are due by April 28. Oral board interviews will be held during the week of May 5. 

Traffic Alert: Eastbound Congress St Closure, Silverbell Rd to Grande Ave

On Monday, April 15, 2019, at about 5 a.m. westbound traffic on Congress Street, between Silverbell Road and Grande Avenue, will be shifted to the north side of the roadway so crews can begin milling the asphalt and subgrade on the south side of the roadway. Following the traffic shift, Silverbell Road at Congress Street will be closed to all eastbound travel. Eastbound Congress Street travel must detour at St. Mary’s Road. Westbound travel will maintain through access from Congress Street to Silverbell Road.

Ninth Street Road Closure: Speed Hump Installation

On Thursday, April 11, 2019, Ninth Street from Fourth Avenue to Hoff Avenue will be closed to vehicular travel from approximately 9 a.m. to noon to allow for the installation of a speed hump just east of Fourth Avenue.

A second speed hump will be installed on Ninth Street just east of Bean Avenue from approximately 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Crews will return on Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to noon to complete the project. During this work, travel will be restricted to one lane on Ninth Street at the work zone, with a flagger directing traffic.

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