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Job Opportunity: Contract Officer

Are you interested in working in a busy City of Tucson department that works directly with city departments, businesses, and citizens? The Department of Procurement is recruiting for a contract officer, an entry level professional position involved in contracting for materials, equipment, services, engineering, and construction services for the City of Tucson.

The deadline to apply is July 13.

Spotlight on Andean Bears

Have you seen Reid Park Zoo’s two Andean bears? Worf (male, born 1992) and Lucy (female, born 1994) have shared a habitat since the South America loop opened in 1996. They have two offspring that have gone on to start families at other zoos.

Andean bears, sometimes referred to as spectacled bears, are the only bears found in South America. Learn more about Worf and Lucy by visiting Reid Park Zoo or reading the blog on the Zoo's website.

20th Annual "A" Mountain Fireworks Celebration

With special thanks to Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment for its
generous donation, the 20th Annual “A” Mountain Fireworks
Celebration will start at approximately 9:15 p.m., Monday, July 4.

"A big thanks, once again, to Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment
for generously sponsoring the fireworks. Thanks also to 94.9 MIXfm for
providing the soundtrack," said Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. "The
4th of July is a time for family and a time for all of us to reflect on
what it means to live in a democracy."

Westbound Valencia Road Travel Restrictions at Headley Road Near Midvale Park

Westbound Valencia Road at Headley Road, near Midvale Park will be restricted to one travel lane on Saturday June 25, 2016 from 6 a.m. to about 11 a.m. The travel lane restrictions will be in place so that crews from PACE Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), can remove and replace a damaged traffic signal pole, mast arm and traffic signal.

Old Spanish Trail Work Nearing Completion

The final phase of the Old Spanish Trail Reconstruction Project from Melpomene Way to Harrison Road will take place tomorrow. Old Spanish Trail from 22nd Street approximately 450 feet west will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow work crews to mill (remove asphalt) and repave the roadway. All of the driveways for business access from Old Spanish Trail will remain open.

Tucson Fire Department Cadets Wrap Up Training (Photos)

Students in the Tucson Fire Department Cadet Program are wrapping up more than two weeks of training in fire prevention, fire science, hose handling, aerial ladder climbing, and more. The program is open to those 14-21 years of age. The successful cadets had to complete an application, write a 100-word essay on why they wanted to become a cadet, and take part in a 15-minute interview.

Old Spanish Trail Pavement Improvements West of 22nd Street - Alert

On Saturday, June 25, 2016, Old Spanish Trail will be closed to travel from 22nd Street west approximately 450 feet to allow work crews to mill (remove asphalt) and repave the roadway. All of the driveways for business access from Old Spanish Trail will remain open. Business access will be maintained for motorists via Harrison Road. The closure will be in place from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Speedway Boulevard and Main Avenue

Crews from Sunland Asphalt, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin lowering manhole covers and water valve covers in the intersection of Speedway Boulevard and Main Avenue on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, 2016 in preparation of an upcoming intersection improvement project. Crews will work 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Old SpanishTrail-22nd Street West to Harrison Road

On Saturday, June 25, 2016, Old Spanish Trail will be closed to travel from 22nd Street west approximately 450 feet to allow work crews to mill (remove asphalt) and repave the roadway. All of the driveways for business access from Old Spanish Trail will remain open. Business access will be maintained for motorists via Harrison Road. The closure will be in place from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. This work is part of the reconstruction of Old Spanish Trail from Houghton Road to 22nd Street.

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