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Volunteers Needed for Tucson Meet Your Birds

The Tucson Audubon Society and Tucson Water will host the annual Tucson Meet Your Birds event at Sweetwater Wetlands on Saturday, March 3, 7 a.m.-noon. This free and fun Tucson tradition offers close-up looks at live birds, fish, and reptiles that inhabit the wetlands facility.

Binoculars will be available for borrowing, and there will be expert guides and activities for families and children. Sweetwater Wetlands features wheelchair accessible pathways.

Parents Night Out This Month at Udall Park

Enjoy three hours of childless free time on Friday, Feb. 23, 4:30-7:45 p.m., while your kids have organized activities with Tucson Parks and Recreation. The event will be held at Udall Recreation Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. The cost per child (ages 5-11 only) is $4.

The Rango theme features a showing of the movie Rango, supervised games, and crafts. Pizza, popcorn, and drinks will be served during the movie and are included in the fee.

Steve K's Newsletter 2/5/18

Topics in this issue...

  • Tucson Be Kind
  • Half-Staff
  • TPD Priorities
  • Culinary Dropout on Grant
  • Fry's Update
  • State House Bill 2333
  • Water Bills in Phoenix
  • Zoo Tax
  • Broadway, Rio Nuevo & Project for Public Spaces
  • Campbell & Grant
  • Broadway Volvo
  • TUGO Ridership
  • F-35s in Vermont
  • Animal Health Center & UA Vet School
  • Monsoon Squad at Ward 6
  • Local Tucson: Edible Baja Arizona
  • Better Safe than Sorry
  • Events & Entertainment

Tucson Police Department Increases DUI Enforcement for Super Bowl Weekend

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) Impaired Driver Enforcement Unit will increase DUI enforcement efforts this Super Bowl weekend. Additional officers and resources will be deployed throughout the community in efforts to increase the awareness of motorists regarding the dangers of impaired driving, deter those who may be intoxicated from driving, and investigate DUI offenses to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road.

City of Tucson Environmental & General Services Department Hiring Electrician

The City of Tucson is recruiting for an electrician to work for the Environmental & General Services Department in its Facilities & Communications Maintenance Division.

Duties involve maintaining electrical equipment and control systems for City buildings and water production facilities. This may include performing limited electrical construction projects and modifications to existing electrical systems. There also are some special job requirements regarding certifications and licensing.

Revised Distracted Driving Ordinance Now in Effect

Starting today, Tucson Police Department officers will be handing out information cards describing the City of Tucson's newly revised ordinance requiring the use of hands-free devices when using cell phones and other electronics while driving. This is part of a 30-day educational and warning period before officers start issuing citations for violators in March.

Tucson Parks and Recreation Hiring Lifeguards for Seasonal Work

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department is seeking qualified, certified individuals to work as lifeguards and swimming instructors to work at the City’s summer pools, beginning in May 2018. The positions are non-permanent (seasonal, temporary, and intermittent).

A lifeguard must have knowledge of water hazards, lifesaving techniques and first aid, recognize hazardous situations, and adopt effective courses of action. The position requires proficient swimming ability and the proper application of rescue and first-aid techniques.

Tucson City Court and Tucson Police Department Host Outreach Event for the Deaf

Tucson City Court’s Domestic Violence Court and the Tucson Police Department (TPD) are hosting a Cops, Courts, and Coffee event tomorrow, Feb. 2, as an outreach to Tucson’s deaf community. The 5-7 p.m. event will be held at the Tucson Deaf Community Center, 1436 N. 11th Ave. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.

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