Last week, County School Superintendent Dustin Williams announced an initiative to combat vaping among Southern Arizona teens. The campaign, called Real Deal on Vaping, will use social media to help combat peer pressure. A recent survey said that 47% of area teens have tried vaping.
Cyclovia Tucson takes place on Sunday, April 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Start the day at the new Banner—University Medicine hospital tower with a tour of the new lobby, a ballet folklórico performance, mariachis, the Tucson Roadrunners hockey team, a zip line, food trucks, and more. Parking is available at the Diamond Children’s garage, 1625 N. Campbell Ave.
The 34th annual Tucson Folk Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, in Downtown Tucson (times vary). The free event spans six stages of acoustic music in traditional, contemporary, and ethnic genres.
The 13th annual National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) walk in Tucson is Saturday, April 6, at the Kennedy Park fiesta area, 3359 S. La Cholla Blvd. This free, family-friendly event features 5K, 3K, and 1K walks. Check-in time is 7:30 a.m. and walks begin at 9 a.m. Registration is required, but there is no fee.
Safely dispose of any paints, chemicals, oils, pesticides, and certain other items that are sitting unused in your shed or garage. The City of Tucson Eastside Service Center, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd., is open tomorrow, April 6, 8 a.m.-noon, for household hazardous waste collection. Drop-off is free for city residents.
The City of Tucson is seeking an Information Technology (IT) systems analyst to provide ongoing maintenance and support for all departments within the City organization, including Fire, Police, Planning and Development Services, and others. This includes providing ongoing maintenance and support for enterprise applications as well as technical participation in new project initiatives.
Downtown Tucson will host the 34th Annual Tucson Folk Festival this weekend from Saturday, April 6, 2019 to Sunday, April 7, 2019. Below is a list of road closures that will be in place for the event. Please note due to current ADA ramp and sidewalk improvement work that is ongoing, restrictions for pedestrian and bicycle access at Northwest Alameda and Stone as well as Northeast Alameda and Church will be in place.
Friday, April 5, 2019 – Beginning at 7 a.m. Church Avenue between Alameda Street and Pennington Street will be closed through Sunday night.
A roadway improvement project began yesterday, April 2, on Congress Street, from Silverbell Road to Grande Avenue, as part of the voter-approved Tucson Delivers: Better Streets program (Proposition 101).
Starting tomorrow, April 4, the traffic signals at the Speedway Boulevard and Greasewood Road intersection will not be in operation. Work crews are replacing underground conduit and wiring at the intersection.
The work will begin at 9 a.m. and is anticipated to be completed by 4 p.m. the same day. Police officers will direct travel through the intersection during the work, and motorists should expect delays in the area. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel in the area.
The Arizona Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers recently presented Tucson City Court Judge Michael Pollard with the Citizen of the Year award. The ceremony was last Friday, March 29, at the association's Celebration of Social Work Month and Awards Luncheon.
Judge Pollard was recognized for his work in the Regional Municipalities Veterans Treatment Court (RMVTC) and Homeless Court.
Tucson ranks as one of "The Best Bird-Watching Spots in the United States," according to TravelAwaits.com. The list of 10 cities highlights the best cities throughout the United States where you can see different species of birds.
On Thursday, April 4, 2019, the traffic signals at the Speedway Boulevard and Greasewood Road intersection will not be in operation as work crews replace underground conduit and wiring at the intersection.
The work will begin at 9 a.m. and is anticipated to be complete by 4 p.m. the same day. This schedule could change due to unforeseen circumstances.
Tucson Parks and Recreation's two splash pads opened today, April 1, and the spring schedule for pools is now in effect. Cool off at the Catalina Park splash pad, 900 N. Fourth Ave., or the Naida Jane Baker splash pad, 2536 N. Castro Ave. A new splash pad at Palo Verde Park, 425 S. Mann Ave. will be open near the end of April after construction is complete.
Join residents in Tucson and other cities across the nation, April 1-30, by pledging to save water and other natural resources. The Wyland Foundation’s 2019 National Mayors' Challenge for Water Conservation has begun. By pledging to save water for Tucson, residents have the opportunity to win eco-friendly prizes. Winning cities are those with the highest percentage of residents participating in the challenge.