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Sentinel Peak closure on October 27

Sentinel Peak Park, "A" Mountain, will be closed to all vehicular traffic on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, for the TMC Get Moving Tucson “A” Mountain Half-Marathon and 5K and to allow the University of Arizona to light the "A" to kick off homecoming week. The park will reopen on Monday, Oct. 28, at 8 a.m., with no restrictions.

Paul's Note - October 18, 2019

In 1881, 22 citizens of Tucson met at the Gem Tavern to organize Tucson's volunteer fire company. They selected Jack Boleyn, who owned a dry goods store, as chief. The company had 22 buckets, 6 axes, 9 picks and 2 shovels. Within two years, the city funded a regular (and better equipped) fire department and kept Boleyn on as chief.

27 people have served as chief since Boleyn's time. Number 28 was pinned on Monday, Chief Chuck Ryan.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The City of Tucson’s Environmental and General Services Department (EGSD) collects household hazardous waste (HHW) at different locations around the city. The first Saturday of every month, city residents can drop materials off at the Eastside Service Center at 7575 E. Speedway Blvd. (turn north on Prudence to enter the drop-off line) from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for free. The next collection date is Saturday, Nov. 2.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The 2019 National Disability Employment Awareness Month is being observed to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and educate employers about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.

This year's theme is "The Right Talent, Right Now." In Tucson, several events are taking place that support the community through promotion and provision of fitness, recreation, and competitive sports opportunities for people with disabilities.

The 2019 Arizona Insect Festival Takes Place Sunday

The University of Arizona Department of Entomology will host the 2019 Arizona Insect Festival on Sunday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the University of Arizona (UA) Environmental and Natural Resources 2 Building on East Lowell Street. The free event is the largest UA event completely designed and run by UA scientists to improve science literacy and increase awareness about the importance of insects in our community.

City Seeking Senior Account Clerks

The City of Tucson is hiring senior account clerks for its Human Resources department. The positions will be responsible for performing all payroll-related functions, including maintaining time and leave documentation, accounting, and related clerical tasks for various City departments. These are senior positions, and individuals are expected to perform tasks at proficient, accomplished levels and assist in setting priorities for work.

Community Hate Crimes Forum

The Street Crime Interdiction Unit is hosting a neighborhood forum to discuss hate and bias crimes in the Tucson area. The class is open to the public and will cover several topics to include what constitutes a hate crime, different types of bias, emerging trends, and reporting requirements. Once the training is done there will be an open forum so community members can express their concerns reference hate and bias crimes in their neighborhoods.

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