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Guidance Available for Potable Water Use

Guidance Framework for Direct Potable Reuse in Arizona, a final report published by the National Water Research Institute, is now available to the public. The report provides recommendations on the development of regulations in Arizona for direct potable reuse (DPR). The DPR recommendations are intended to be protective of public health and incorporate a level of public health protection as good or better than provided by conventional drinking water supplies.

Free Tax Help at Ward 3 Council Office

The office of Ward 3 Council Member Paul Durham and the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program are partnering to provide free, in-person tax preparation for individuals and families earning up to $66,000 a year. In 2016, the VITA Task Force of Arizona helped secure $26.7 million in federal refunds and credits to Arizonans.

Celebrate Tucson's History at Fort Lowell Day (Video)

Tucson’s historic Fort Lowell Neighborhood and Fort Lowell Park are the sites for the 38th annual Fort Lowell Day/La Reunión de El Fuerte celebration on Saturday, Feb. 10, from noon to 4 p.m.

This free event features a flag-raising ceremony at noon, drills and music from the U.S. Calvary Regiment, two vintage baseball games (10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.), exhibits and games for children, tours of the area’s historic sites, food trucks, and more.

City Recruiting Technological Intern

The City of Tucson is seeking a technological intern to work in the GIS Division of its Information Technology Department. This is a non-permanent position, and the work schedule will be approximately 15-20 hours per week.

Duties range from data creation and maintenance to application development and technical assistance to support City operations for both the public and staff. The job provides entry level work experience for a student who meets the minimum qualifications, and scheduling may be tailored to class schedules.

Signature Event of Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase Opens Thursday at TCC

The annual gem show that started it all opens Thursday at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). Presented by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, the 64th Tucson Gem and Mineral Show attracts thousands of treasure hunters from around the world. Free lectures, seminars, and a Junior Education Area make the show a big draw (see Gem Show Guide App for complete listings).

Traffic Signal Modification at Speedway & Campbell Underway

Workers from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) are modifying traffic signals at the intersection of Speedway Boulevard and Campbell Avenue. During the work, which began today and continues from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, the traffic signals will not be in operation.

Tucson Police Department (TPD) officers will direct travel at the intersection. TDOT is installing new traffic signal heads to implement protected left turn phasing (left turn on green arrow only) in all four directions at the intersection.

Celebrate St. Valentine's Day by Touring the Landfill and Recycling Plant

The City of Tucson Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD) is offering a behind-the-scenes tour of the Los Reales Landfill and the ReCommunity Materials Processing Facility on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14. Tour participants will see landfill operations, how methane gas is generated, how EGSD handles household hazardous waste, and learn how new landfill cells protect groundwater.

Parks and Recreation is Hiring KIDCO Workers

The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is looking for fun, energetic, and enthusiastic recreation workers to help with summer KIDCO programs for children. This position assists in planning activities for children ages 5 to 12 (with possible positions for programming of 12-14 year olds), prepares facilities for scheduled functions, and supervises youth activity participants.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old to apply, and the application deadline is Sunday, March 4.

Spring Slowpitch Softball Registration Underway

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department is now accepting mail-in registration for the Spring Adult Slowpitch Softball Leagues. From Feb. 14-March 2, registration will be available via phone, email, or in person at the Clements Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive.

Call the Sports Unit at (520) 791-4870 or visit its website for more information.

The season begins March 12.

Traffic Alert - Speedway Boulevard / Campbell Avenue Intersection Traffic Signal Modification

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018 and on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 crews will modify traffic signals at the Speedway Boulevard and Campbell Avenue intersection.  Work hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. During the work, the traffic signals will not be in operation and Tucson Police officers will direct travel at the intersection.

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