Several road segments are in the process of being preserved with asphalt patching and sealing. There will be both day and night work associated with the projects. The Tanque Verde Road and Sabino Canyon Road intersection work is due to wrap up tonight, while Broadway – Wilmot Road to Pantano Road is scheduled to be finished this Thursday. Work begins Wednesday to maintain Craycroft Road from the Rillito River Bridge to Glenn Street.
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If you teach Grades 1-5 in the City of Tucson, sign up to schedule a free classroom presentation on recycling. If you're a middle school teacher, the Talking Trash in Tucson curriculum is available online.
The goal of the instruction is to increase participation in recycling in Tucson (Do More Blue) and reduce contamination in the blue barrels.
Tucson – More than 450 dogs and cats were spayed/neutered at the Second Annual MASH Free Spay
Neuter Event held October 7-9 at Los Ranchitos School. This event was a collaboration of animal
welfare organizations, interested individuals and local businesses and government working together
to provide this amazing gift to our community. All surgeries and vaccinations were free to anyone
that decides to have their pets altered. Skilled, licensed veterinarians from all over the state and
TUCSON – The HomeGoods Distribution Center, located at 7000 S. Alvernon Way, in Tucson’s Ward 5 held its grand opening and ribbon cutting.
The 850,000 square feet HomeGoods Distribution Center will get the products sold by HomeGoods to their stores across the Western United States and will employ 1,000 people.
Present for the ribbon cutting were Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Tucson Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres, Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson, Pima County Supervisor Ramon Valadez and U.S. Congresswoman Martha McSally.
Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are continuing work to crack seal, fog seal and asphalt patch roadways associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program – Road Recovery.
Reid Park Zoo is hosting its 23rd annual fundraiser tonight to benefit its exhibits, education programs, conservation efforts, and capital projects. More than 30 of Tucson’s favorite restaurants will provide small-plate tastings at stations throughout the Zoo.
Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (Sales) Taxation by attending the Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department. The retail workshop will be held next Tuesday, Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. 1st Ave. Questions will be answered, and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained. You should bring a calculator and a pencil to the free workshop.
Pima County Superior Court and the Pima County Bar Association are hosting an event next Tuesday, Oct. 18, that aims to educate the public about some of the top filings that appear before judges, such as divorce and child support, probate, debt, and landlord-tenant issues. The free Court Night event will be held in two sessions (4 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.) at Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road.
The annual Halloween Boo Bash is a fun-filled night with tricks, treats, entertainment, and more. Some of the activities include a costume parade, carnival games, and inflatables. Food will be available for purchase.
The Tucson Parks and Recreation department and Pima Community College East Campus are hosting the event Saturday, Oct. 22, from 4-7 p.m. at Lincoln Park, 4325 S. Pantano Road. Admission is free.
The public is invited to celebrate the completion of the Houghton Road Improvement Project, from Broadway Boulevard to 22nd Street. The ribbon cutting will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 9 a.m. in the Sun Tran Park-and-Ride lot on the northwest corner of Broadway Boulevard and Houghton Road.
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Chair Duane Blumberg, Tucson Ward 4 Council Member Shirley Scott, and other area dignitaries will be on hand to help commemorate the completion of this project.
The Arizona Wildcats annual Red-Blue basketball scrimmage and pre-season celebration starts at 7 p.m. tomorrow at McKale Center on the University of Arizona Campus. Alumni activities include recognition of former men's basketball payers in attendance. The game also is part of Family Weekend.
McKale Center is easily accessible via the Sun Link streetcar if you're heading in from west of the university.
Commemorative trees are available for purchase to be dedicated in December at Pantano River Park. The trees are available through Tucson Clean & Beautiful (in cooperation with the City of Tucson and Pima County) for $225 each.
The price includes the tree, irrigation lines, number marker installation, name dedication at a commemorative plaza, and guaranteed replacement. Tree dedications are partially tax deductible and may be purchased to honor or remember any friend or family member.
While our gardens and trees have loved the great rain we’ve had the last few weeks, they also caused weeds and grass to get out of control. Please remember that weeds and grass in your yard and the areas around your home cannot be taller than 6 inches. Avoid a violation notice by taking care of the overgrowth.