More than 300 attendees boarded the NIGP Copper Chapter’s procurement train, where vendors from the community met agency representatives to learn how to do business with them. Watch the video below to learn more.
As my staff and I were getting last week’s update ready to post, I heard the news of the death of Judith Blair. I was able to get a sentence or two up, but her work in our community deserves a lot more than that.
Judith was a Tucson transplant (a word I choose with good reason), coming here when her son Joseph played basketball for the Wildcats. She grew to love our community and stayed after Joseph became a professional player.
Downtown Links Constructors (DLC), under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, continue pre-construction field activities which are scheduled to continue through the end of December 2019. The traveling public will see equipment, work crews and short-term traffic control during this investigative phase of work which includes; surface, subsurface, geotechnical, environmental and survey verifications. The traveling public should anticipate the following traffic closures:
Safely dispose of paints, chemicals, oils, pesticides, and certain other items that are sitting unused in your shed or garage. The City of Tucson Eastside Service Center, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd., is open Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 a.m.-noon, for household hazardous waste (HHW) collection.
Drop-off is free for city residents. Please do not bring medical waste, dried paint, ammunition, explosives, or CRT monitors. Vehicles should enter north from Prudence Road.
The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department is hosting Cookies with Santa on Wednesday, 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. 13 at Randolph Center. The event is limited to the first 75 people to sign up. Call (520) 791-4560 for more information.
On Monday, Dec. 9, contractors with the City of Tucson Transportation Department will repave First Avenue north and south of Roger Road. Crews will work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this one-day project, one travel lane will be maintained in each direction on First Avenue, with periodic left-turn restrictions for northbound motorists turning west onto Roger Road.
There are no travel lane restrictions on Roger Road. Travelers are asked to obey all traffic control signs and watch for work crews.
The City of Tucson is accepting applications for police officer recruits through Jan. 13. Applicants for this position must complete both the online application and online questionnaire. Physical fitness assessments and written examinations will be held at the City's Public Safety Academy, 10001 S. Wilmot Road.
The training process for a police officer is extensive. A new police recruit will attend the academy for 22 weeks to learn the skills and functions of the job while under the guidance of experienced police staff.
Nikki Reck with Pima Animal Care Center introduces you to Sam, who is a mellow, housebroken, 7-year-old boy who loves walks and is gentle taking treats. Learn more about him and how you can adopt him when you watch the latest Pet Connection video.
On Monday, December 9, 2019, Sunland Asphalt, under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, will repave First Avenue north and south of Roger Road.
During this one day project, crews will work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this work, one travel lane will be maintained in each direction on First Avenue, with periodic left-turn restrictions for northbound motorists turning west onto Roger Road. There are no travel lane restrictions on Roger Road.
Zoo Lights: Holiday Magic, presented by Tucson Electric Power, opens to the public tonight, Dec. 5, at Reid Park Zoo. The event runs through Dec. 23, 6-8 p.m. each night, with encore nights Dec. 26-30.
More than one million twinkling lights illuminate animal displays and will light the beautiful Zoo grounds. Many of the evenings feature special guests. Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children (2-14), with some discounts available.
One of every four home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems, so make sure to check your lights carefully. If your family has a fresh-cut Christmas tree in your home, be sure to water it every day. A dry tree is dangerous because it can catch fire easily.
From tree selection, location, and decorations, Tucson Fire Department Battalion Chief Barrett Baker shares important tips to keep you safe this holiday season. Watch an archived video about Christmas trees.
Bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Sun Link streetcar at 4th Avenue and 8th Street on Friday, Dec. 6, to help Ramon's Miracle on 31st Street Christmas Party 2019, now in its 49th year. Volunteers from the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) will be there from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to greet you and load your toys onto the streetcar.
The City of Tucson is looking for six residents to serve on the Environmental Services Advisory Committee (ESAC). The committee advises the Mayor and Tucson City Council on all Environmental Services department programs and services, including rate structures, recycling issues, and environmental protection.
Volunteers with experience in utility rate-making, business management, environmental engineering, neighborhood issues, and related fields are preferred. City of Tucson employees are not eligible to serve on ESAC.