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All Souls Procession is Sunday

The annual All Souls Procession, one of Tucson's signature events, begins at 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4. The route starts at West Speedway Boulevard and North Grande Avenue and proceeds south to the finale site between the Santa Cruz River and the Mercado San Agustín on West Congress Street. Danza Azteca Calpulli Tonantzin will open the finale ceremony with a traditional Aztec ceremonial dance.

Senior Olympic Festival Registration Underway

Tucson Parks and Recreation presents the 35th annual Senior Olympic Festival, Jan. 7-Feb. 3, at several venues throughout Tucson.

The festival is a celebration to promote fitness, health, and an active lifestyle among adults 50 years of age and older. Some of the events include volleyball, bowling, bridge, racquetball, basketball shoot, pickleball, archery, golf, tennis, horseshoes, badminton, and more.

Deadline Approaching to Return Mail-in Ballots

The Pima County Recorder's Office is advising voters to mail their completed early ballots by tomorrow, Oct. 31, to allow enough time for them to arrive and be counted by Election Day next Tuesday, Nov. 6. If you miss the mail-in deadline, you can return your ballots in person to any Early Voting Site, through Saturday, or take it to any polling location on Election Day.

Receive Emergency Alerts Through Pima County's My Alerts System

Receive an alert when an emergency occurs and get real-time information to help keep you safe and informed when you sign up for MyAlerts, Pima County Emergency Management’s mass notification system. When an emergency notification is issued, you'll receive a message via the communication method(s) you selected (cell phone, email, landline, etc.).

City Offers Free Rides on Election Day

The City of Tucson will offer free transit fares all day on Tuesday, November 6th, to make it easier for citizens to vote on Election Day.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for voters to get to the polls,” said Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. “The right to vote is so important, and we want to ensure that everyone who’s eligible to vote has the opportunity to vote.”

Steve K’s Newsletter 10/29/18

Topics in this issue...

  • Maynards to the Moon
  • Be Kind
  • Half-Staff
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness Month
  • Free Election Day Rides
  • The Dutch and Bike Helmets
  • Monastery Update
  • Integrated Pest Management Policy
  • Coyotes and Pest Management
  • Water Security
  • Southern Arizona Transportation Museum
  • More on Downtown
  • Collaborative Development
  • Migrant Caravan
  • Events & Entertainment

Celebrate Grant Road Phase II Construction Completion Tomorrow

The City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) will celebrate the completion of the Grant Road Improvement Project - Stone Avenue to Park Avenue tomorrow, Oct. 30, at 9:30 a.m. at the southeast corner of Grant Road and Sixth Avenue. Improvements include six vehicular travel lanes, protected bike/pedestrian street crossings, drainage and water harvesting features, indirect left turns at Stone Avenue and First Avenue, new bike lanes, new sidewalks, bus pullouts, bus shelters, and public art.

Final Paving Underway for Houghton Road Bridge Over Union Pacific Railroad

Final paving operations on Houghton Road at the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks began this morning, Oct. 29, and will continue through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Crews are paving the final lift of asphalt on the approaches to both the northbound bridge and southbound bridge. Work hours are from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

City Seeking Recreation Worker for Tucson Parks and Recreation Department

The City of Tucson is recruiting for a recreation worker to help customers at various centers within the Parks and Recreation department. The position assists with planning activities for children, preparing facilities for scheduled functions, and supervising youth activity participants. Candidates must be at least 16 years old, be able to obtain CPR/First Aid certification, and pass a background screening upon hire.

Half Staff Notice: Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh

In coordination with the Presidential Proclamation, Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, in honor and remembrance of the victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday. Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.


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