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Parks and Recreation Class Registration Deadline Approaching

Tomorrow is your last chance to register for fall classes at Tucson Parks and Recreation. The fall Activity Guide is available online at the link below and at all Parks and Recreation facilities, including administration offices, recreation centers, pools, and many local libraries. The Activity Guide contains information on leisure classes, KIDCO, aquatics, sports programs, registration, and the Discount Program.

Roadrunners First Scrimmage is a Success

The Tucson Roadrunners held their first scrimmage yesterday, attracting more than 3,000 fans who wanted to see Tucson's new American Hockey League (AHL) team in action. Before the end of the first period, the concession stands ran out of everything except beer and hot dogs. The Red/White game featured players from the Roadrunners and the Arizona Coyotes parent team playing mixed squads at the Tucson Arena. The scrimmage ended up in a 7-5 White victory.

Tucson Roadrunners Scrimmage This Weekend (Video)

Tucson's new American Hockey League (AHL) team will have a public scrimmage this weekend, following a busy week this week with a first practice, media day, and the first exhibition game on the road. Sadly, the first outing for the Tucson Roadrunners was a 4-2 loss against the San Jose Barracuda. The Roadrunners - the Arizona Coyotes' affiliate - will hold a Red and White scrimmage game this Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Tucson Arena. All of the Coyotes' NHL players will play in the game with the AHL players from the Roadrunners.

Tucson Parks and Recreation Master Plan Approved

The Mayor and Tucson City Council this week approved the Tucson Parks and Recreation System Master Plan. Recommendations made in the five-year plan include a Prioritized Action Plan categorized by four areas of focus – reinvestment, awareness, health and wellness, and partnerships.

Also included in the plan’s recommendations are capital improvement projects that respond to the community’s call for reinvestment in existing facilities.

Enjoy 2nd Saturdays Downtown Tomorrow

Visit Downtown Tucson tomorrow for 2nd Saturdays Downtown and enjoy live music, movies, street performers, restaurants, street vendors, gallery shows, and more.

Starting at 6 p.m., the main stage at Scott Avenue and Congress Street features free musical performances from Things That Aren't Words, Valley Queen, and The Americans.

You can use the Sun Link streetcar to move easily through the downtown area.

Kolb Road/Sabino Canyon Road Connection Intersection Construction

Work to construct the new intersection connecting Kolb Road with the extension of Sabino Canyon Road will begin Thursday, October 13, 2016, and is scheduled to be complete by Thursday, December 1, 2016.

Between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., at least two lanes of travel on Kolb Road will be maintained in each direction. During milling, paving and concrete work, travel on Kolb Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists are advised to plan their travel accordingly to account for potential travel delays while driving through the work zone.

Tucson City Council Preparing for Sales Tax Question

The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday gave direction to City Manager Michael Ortega to prepare a possible ballot measure for a May 2017 election asking voters for a half-cent sales tax to help fund roads and public safety. The tax is predicted to bring in $350 million in revenue after five years.

City officials estimate the average person would pay an additional $3 a month if a half-cent sales tax increase is approved. A final decision on the ballot question won't be made until a future meeting.

Tucson Police Training New 911 Dispatchers

Six new 911 dispatchers will soon join the emergency dispatch team. They are in their second week of training and learning about the different codes and abbreviations used to communicate with first responders. They have another four weeks of training before they officially begin taking calls.

Police say it takes a special type of person to work in the emergency call center, and they are always looking for new applicants.


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