Local educators at public, private, charter, and home schools can register students in 3rd-6th grade for the 29th Annual Ted Walker Youth Day at Old Tucson Studios. The free educational event is Thursday, Feb. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Residents can continue to recycle their cut Christmas trees in the City of Tucson’s TreeCycle program through Monday, Jan. 14. Collection sites are open during daylight hours unless noted otherwise.
Please remove all the lights, ornaments, and the stand. Christmas trees will not be collected from curbs and alleys by Environmental Services.
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) will host a Women in Law Enforcement Open House on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. at the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Center, 10001 S. Wilmot Road. Interested applicants can get information about a career in law enforcement, the application process, and the basic academy training that provides certification as an Arizona Peace Officer.
The City’s Office of Innovation and Strategy is accepting applications for an innovation technologist to help consult, advise, and coordinate special program efforts with a focus on lean practices and elimination of waste. This position reports to the City Manager’s Office and works in coordination and consultation with the Information Technology department to identify and explore new and emerging technologies through research, pilots, and prototyping.
Tucson Water’s Smart Home Water Guides help residents take simple steps to fix small leaks that can add up to big losses in water and dollars. The guides include sections on outdoor and indoor visual leak inspections, how to read a water meter, and maintaining irrigation systems, pools, and spas.
More than 25 Tucson organizations will be in attendance at a citywide community resources awareness fair on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse, 105 N. Norton Ave.
Reid Park Zoo is partnering with the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona, Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc., and Tucson Chinese Cultural Center to bring more than 40 colorful, customized lantern displays to Southern Arizona this spring.
The Asian Lantern Festival, Feb. 2-March 23 (6-10 p.m.), will transport you across the world with Asian-inspired entertainment, cuisine, and culture. You can check admission prices and register now at the above link.
Senior Olympic Festival Opening Ceremonies will be hosted by Tucson Parks and Recreation this Friday, Jan. 11, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Udall Park Amphitheater, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Events will include live performances, information booths, giveaways, a parade of athletes, and a lighting of the torch. Food will be available for purchase. The first 100 people will receive a 2019 Senior Olympic souvenir pin.
The City is recruiting a public information officer for the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT). The officer will serve as the spokesperson and media liaison; write and edit news releases, memorandums, and newsletters; organize and attend public meetings; manage the City’s transportation website and social media platforms; and assist with internal and external communications as needed.
If you'd like to track the streetcar and you have a smartphone, you're in luck. The Tucson Streetcar app, developed by Dallan Porter at the University of Arizona, is useful if you want to figure out how long it will take for the streetcar to show up at the stop where you're waiting.
Governor Doug Ducey ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset today, Wednesday, January 9, 2019, to honor the life of Salt River Police Department Officer Clayton Townsend, who died in the line of duty last night. Flags will also be lowered on the day of interment, which has not been set.
Northwest Healthcare announced yesterday, Jan. 7, that it plans to build a 70-bed hospital and expanded medical services on 18.5 acres at the southwest corner of Old Spanish Trail and Houghton Road. Pending approval from the Mayor and Tucson City Council, the 183,000 square-foot facility and related physician offices/services will add 595 health care jobs in a high-growth area of Tucson.
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild rang the bell 19 times this morning at Fire Central to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the Jan. 8, 2011, mass shootings that killed six people and injured then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others. A Jan. 8 memorial is planned for El Presidio Park in Downtown Tucson.