Reid Park Zoo is hosting a Teddy Bear Clinic on Sunday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the Zoo for a full medical checkup, diagnosis of any illness, suggested stuffed animal treatments, and learn how veterinarians care for animals at the Zoo.
Activities are included with regular admission, and no registration is required.
Friday, January 26, 2018
- Paul’s Note
- Ward 3 Events
- Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings
- City-Wide Events
- Did You Know?
Comments on January 23rd Study Session
Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are scheduled to begin lowering manhole covers and water valve covers on Craycroft Road from Grant Road to 29th Street on Monday, January 29, 2018, in preparation of an upcoming repaving project. With over 200 covers to lower, the work is scheduled to be complete by early March 2018. Crews will work Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
A developer from Kansas City, Missouri wants to build a 20-story tower on East Broadway, between Scott and Sixth avenues. The 250,000-square-foot tower would be Tucson's second-tallest building. The structure, across from Tucson Electric Power, could be as high as 300 feet.
The Rio Nuevo taxing district this week signed off on entering into formal discussions with JE Dunn Construction for the development, which could open by 2020.
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is in the process of receiving more than 1,000 new bulletproof vests as part of the voter-approved half-cent sales tax, Proposition 101, now known as Tucson Delivers.
In the Tucson 12 video below, learn how a vest saved one detective's life. You can also see the process of how officers get fitted for the vests to properly protect them while on duty.
A bicycle/pedestrian improvement project on Broadway Boulevard from Aviation Parkway to 4th Avenue is underway, with crews working Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Broadway, from Euclid Avenue to Toole Avenue, is reduced to two lanes during the project, scheduled to be completed this April.
The traffic signal pole at Golf Links and Houghton roads will be replaced this Saturday, Jan. 27. Work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tucson Police officers will direct traffic through the intersection while the contractor for the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) performs the work. Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are asked to use caution when traveling in the area to help ensure the safety of work crews.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council last night approved an ordinance (Item 9 in Agenda materials) that makes texting and driving and the use of handheld electronic devices by motorists a primary offense in city limits. The vote also lowers fines currently imposed for violations when the new rules go into effect on Feb. 1.
The Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase begins Saturday, Jan. 27, and continues through Sunday, Feb. 11. During that time, visitors and residents come to hunt for jewelry, jewelry-making supplies, bargain-priced collectibles, and rare treasures.
Two highly endangered red pandas are on exhibit for a limited time at Reid Park Zoo. Due to their sensitivity to the heat, the animals can only stay until the temperatures rise. Hopes are that the two will become a successful breeding pair at their future home in Salt Lake City, Utah. Watch the Tucson 12 video below to learn more.
Sun Link is testing a pilot program for a 3-Day Pass that allows unlimited weekend rides on the streetcar for $10.
The 72-hour period begins when the pass is activated. Using the card allows passengers convenient, multi-day travel on the streetcar within the Mercado, Downtown Tucson, 4th Avenue, and University of Arizona districts. The trial period for purchasing the pass ends Feb. 15. It will still be accepted on transit vehicles after this date, if purchased prior.
Beat Back Buffelgrass Month takes place Jan. 27-March. 4, and volunteers are needed and welcome. The rapid spread of buffelgrass, an invasive species, has introduced a new wildfire risk to our desert ecosystem. Buffelgrass grows in dense stands, crowds out native plants, and negatively affects wildlife and wildlife habitat.