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Career Opportunties at Tucson Water

Be part of the next generation of leaders in the water industry. For more than a century, Tucson Water has been providing safe, reliable water service, while ensuring sufficient long-term water supplies. The utility currently is recruiting for several key positions, including lead well maintenance mechanic, senior engineering associate, water parts specialist, water system operator, and electrical engineer.

Please visit Tucson Water careers for more information.

U.S. Rep. McSally’s Office Expedites Blanket Delivery to Tucson

TUCSON – With temperatures falling and a widespread freeze expected Sunday, the Office of U.S. Representative Martha McSally has taken action to expedite the delivery of blankets to Tucson. The 10,000 blankets are being delivered through the Homeless Blanket Program, a congressionally funded program administered by the Department of Defense. The blankets were originally not scheduled to arrive in Tucson until middle to late January.


Road Recovery Bond Program - Rosemont Boulevard - Speedway Boulevard to Winsett Street Final Paving

Crews from Borderland Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are scheduled to begin final paving operations on Rosemont Boulevard from Speedway Boulevard to Winsett Street. Paving will take place from Tuesday, December 20, 2016 through Thursday, December 22, 2016. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Downtown Parade of Lights Tomorrow

The 22nd annual Downtown Parade of Lights will take place tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. and will last about 90 minutes. The parade is expected to have more than 70 different entries with 2,000 participants.

Before the parade begins, people can enjoy a festival with games, music, food, live entertainment, and more at Armory Park from 4-8 p.m.

Free Electric Shuttle To and From Sabino Canyon During Holiday Break

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and Tucson Clean Cities, a program of Pima Association of Governments (PAG), are joining with shuttle company BYD to offer free shuttle service from Udall Park to the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area entrance from Dec. 26-Jan. 2. The BYD electric shuttle can transport a maximum of 40 passengers per trip.

Landscaping Work Next Week on 12th Avenue

Starting Monday, crews from the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will be landscaping and trimming vegetation on 12th Avenue between Bilby Road and Nebraska Street. The work will take place in the median islands, sidewalk areas, and shoulders of the roadway. Work hours will be 7 a.m.- 2 p.m.

One lane in each direction will be closed during the work, which is scheduled to be finished by Friday, Dec. 30.

Streetcar to Become Pueblo Express This Weekend

The Sun Link streetcar will transform into The Pueblo Express this Sunday. Join Santa and his jolly elves at Main Gate Square to sing some classic Christmas carols. Ring in the holidays with festive activities, including a special holiday musical performance by The 3 Kings in Geronimo Plaza. The performance will be followed by marshmallow roasting, and there’s even snow in the forecast.

Blanket Drive Underway for Homeless Population

The Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness (TPCH) is asking the community to donate 5,000 blankets and sleeping bags, through Dec. 23, to help ensure that no one experiencing homelessness becomes severely ill or dies due to weather conditions this winter.

The 10,000 disposable FEMA blankets ordered last spring for Tucson’s winter were diverted to natural disaster areas.

City Council Ward offices are accepting blanket donations, as are several other locations.


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