The next 2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place this Saturday, Dec. 8. Events during the day include a reading of The Polar Express at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum at 11 a.m., Read to a Dog at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library at 11 a.m., Family Brain Boost at Children’s Museum Tucson at 11:30 a.m., Holiday Horns with the UA Horn Studio at the Hotel Congress Plaza at 3:30 p.m., and street vendors from 2-9 p.m.
The City of Tucson is seeking a locksmith to work in the Environmental & General Services Department. A locksmith maintains the safety and security of City buildings by installing, repairing, or replacing cylindrical locksets, panic hardware, and door closures. A locksmith also follows codes and regulations to ensure compliance with fire life safety codes and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Zoo Lights, presented by Tucson Electric Power, opens to the public this week. Sip hot chocolate as you stroll through thousands of twinkling lights and lighted animal displays that illuminate the grounds of Reid Park Zoo. There also will be falling snow in the winter wonderland, pictures with Santa, and live music on the weekends. S’mores, sweet treats, and food will be available for purchase.
The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department is hosting Cookies with Santa on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 6-7:30 p.m., at Randolph Center, 200 S. Alvernon Way. The cost is $2 per person.
Children will enjoy crafts, holiday stories, cookies, hot chocolate, and a picture with Santa. Register now through Dec. 11 at Randolph Center. The event is limited to the first 75 people to sign up. Call (520) 791-4560 for more information.
The City of Tucson's Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) is taking suggestions for names and/or logos to help rebrand the NoticeMe platform. NoticeMe is the new tool that gives users the ability to sign up for email notifications regarding land use changes, such as rezonings and variances within the City of Tucson.
Tucson Water’s 2018 Status and Quality of the Aquifer booklet documents 20 years of groundwater recovery since a 1998 report reflected overdraft and subsidence. Gains such as using renewable water and implementing conservation programs have helped achieve water reliability.
The free booklet documents these and other strategies that can ensure a reliable water future. For a free booklet by postal mail, write to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, postal address, and zip code.
The City of Tucson is recruiting water system operators to join its Water Quality and Operations division of the Tucson Water department. The positions are responsible for operating, monitoring, and controlling water treatment facilities and distribution systems utilizing SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) to help ensure appropriate water supply, quality, and pressure.
Fourth Avenue will be the host of the annual Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair this weekend. The Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair begins on Friday, December 7, 2018 and is open daily through Sunday, December 9, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Attendance for the Street Fair is estimated to be approximately 300,000 people, so please adjust travel plans accordingly.
With cold weather upon us, there is an increased freeze risk for exposed pipes and plumbing. Tucson Water offers tips to help prevent pipes, plumbing, irrigation systems, and backflow prevention assemblies from freezing, in addition to what to do if something has frozen.
The City of Tucson has selected Tyler Technologies' Energov permitting system to replace the more than 20-year-old Permits Plus program.
The current users of Permits Plus, the Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD), Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), Tucson Fire Department, and Environmental Service's Code Enforcement section will move to the new system, along with new users Tucson Water and Business Licenses.
Pima County Public Library this month is reopening the Sam Lena-South Tucson and Flowing Wells library branches after making improvements. The Sam Lena-South Tucson Library will reopen this Thursday, Dec. 6, at 9 a.m. The Flowing Wells Library will reopen on Monday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m.
Both branches have been closed for renovation and expansion. In addition, both libraries will have updated collections, new furniture, and more public use computers.
The 2019 NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl will take place on Dec. 29 at 11:15 a.m. at Arizona Stadium, as the Arkansas State Red Wolves of the Sunbelt Conference will face the Nevada Wolf Pack of the Mountain West Conference.
Nevada (7-5) and Arkansas State (8-4) have met six times previously, having last faced each other in 1999. The Wolf Pack is 4-2 against the Red Wolves. The football game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network. Tickets are now available.
The City of Tucson is recruiting a traffic engineering technician in its Transportation department. The position provides technical support through review and implementation of projects and plans; investigates, analyzes, and resolves complaints from the general public, ward offices, other agencies, and other city departments; and conducts field studies of traffic conditions, including traffic counts, traffic observations, measuring distances, and measuring traffic speeds.