Fourteen teams, mostly from Major League Soccer (MLS), train and play games at the Kino Sports Complex during the league’s preseason. Five years after Major League Baseball Spring Training left Tucson, the city is ranked among the top 25 U.S. markets for soccer.
Pima County reports hotel stays associated with MLS preseason events at resorts in the area have increased in recent years. The teams stay in hotels for up to six weeks while they’re here and spend money at restaurants and stores, adding revenue to the local economy, and they also bring in visitors to see their games.
A Tucson man who grew up riding BMX bikes recently qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August. Corben Sharrah, 24, qualified by winning all three of his heats in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials that took place this past Saturday in Chula Vista, California.
Enjoy Reid Park Zoo and cooler evening temperatures at a themed night featuring different zookeeper chats, animal encounters, live music, family friendly activities, special dining options, and gift shop discounts. Events take place every Friday, 6-8 p.m., through July 8.
Tomorrow's theme is Hats Off to Dads: Learn about our Zoo Dads (lion, tapir, rhino, gibbon). Fathers get free admission with a paid child admission.
Inc. magazine recommends Tucson as a great place to start a new company, naming it the number one most affordable city in the United States. Personal finance site GOBankingRates reviewed the cost of living in the 50 largest U.S. cities, taking into account rent, groceries, utilities, transportation, and health care. Tucson was found to be the most affordable city and the only one where an individual can survive nicely on less than $40,000 per year.
Today is the first day of monsoon 2016 and this week is monsoon safety awareness week. The National Weather Service will be hosting a Monsoon Safety Fair with community safety experts and exhibits this Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.
Temperatures are expected to soar this weekend, but kids can cool off with the help of the SummerGo Youth Pass. The pass gives students ages 6 to 18 unlimited rides on public transit and free entrance to all city pools through August 5. SummerGo passes can be purchased for $45 at several recreation centers and city pools. A student ID is required for purchase.
The Tucson Fire Department is recruiting candidates for Medical/Ambulance Billing – Cost Recovery Clerk. The job duties include clerical work, recording information, data entry and review, and coding EMS ambulance ePCRs for billing insurance carriers or patients. The successful candidate shall demonstrate expertise in all phases of medical billing, including accounts receivable management, ICD coding, HCPCS codes and third party reimbursement.
TPD/ODS Coffee With a Cop
Thursday June 23rd, 2016
Starbucks @ 1580 E. Tucson Marketplace Blvd.
08:00am until 10:00am
Public meetings around Arizona this month are an opportunity for state residents to help shape the next step in planning for the proposed Interstate 11, as the Arizona Department of Transportation moves ahead on a three-year environmental study for a corridor stretching from Nogales to Wickenburg.
The 280-mile corridor that is the focus of the current environmental study begins in Wickenburg and runs west of the Phoenix metropolitan area and then south to the Tucson area and Nogales.
The ambassadors are giving away free parking to people interested in learning how to use the app and set up their own accounts. The "Street Team" also will be promoting GoTucson as a convenient way to purchase transit fares.
This Thursday will be your last chance to provide comments on possible increases to transit fares and route changes. Due to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements, Title VI policies must be reviewed every three years, and transit service changes are proposed to reduce the City of Tucson’s General Fund contribution to transit.
Visit Tucson's Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food in America will be highlighted this weekend. Tucson is home to the most authentic Mexican food north of the border. The highest concentration of these restaurants is found within a 23-mile area that includes the City of South Tucson, downtown, and lower midtown. Many of the casual eateries are family-owned and decades old.