Go behind the scenes to see the fun ways Reid Park Zoo keeps its animals cool in the heat. Watch the latest edition of Zoo News, produced by Tucson 12.
If you're considering buying a home and want to learn more about the process, the free Homebuyer Expo is a good place to start. Get information on how you can qualify for up to $20,000 in down payment assistance, and learn how to improve your credit score. Lenders and housing professionals will be in attendance to answer your questions.
Startup Tucson plans to use a $50,000 grant from the Small Business Administration to attract cross-border startup companies. The program, Thryve Latin America, is meant to attract startups seeking to conduct business in the United States. Officials say the new program will focus initially on Mexico, capitalizing on Southern Arizona’s cultural ties and working relationships that already exist.
Startup Tucson expects to have the full plan for Thryve Latin America in place by the end of this year.
The new Sun Tran bus schedule, effective Sept. 25, is available online. The printed Ride Guide will be available soon on Sun Tran buses and at libraries, major malls, and Sun Tran's Administrative Office at 3920 N. Sun Tran Blvd.
The free guide provides information on bus fares, schedules, tips on how to ride the bus, and more.
This month marks the 13th annual National Preparedness Month from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As part of the month, Tucson officials are urging you to be prepared for an emergency, such as a multi-day power outage or an interruption in utilities. Emergency officials advise all residents to create a 72-hour emergency kit. Each member of your family, including pets, should have a kit. The City of Tucson, U.S.
The U.S. Air Force says Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson is one of five possible locations for a new unit that will remotely pilot MQ-9 Reaper drones. The site list announced yesterday was narrowed down from 19 possible locations last year.
Survey teams will assess each site for potential impacts to existing missions, infrastructure, and manpower.
The Pentagon plans to retire the D-M-based A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack jet in 2022.
The City of Tucson, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, and the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) invite the public to attend a dedication ceremony to rename the Warren Avenue Underpass at Speedway Boulevard to the Thomas Volgy Underpass at Speedway Boulevard and Warren Avenue.
Volgy served as mayor of Tucson from 1987 to 1991 and as the Ward 6 Tucson City Council representative from 1977 to 1987.
An unveiling of a commemorative plaque will take place tomorrow, 2:30-3 p.m., in the underpass at Speedway Boulevard, just west of Campbell Avenue.
Prior to tomorrow's home opener against Grambling State at 7:45 p.m., University of Arizona football fans can experience the dining, entertainment, and retail opportunities at Main Gate Square, Fourth Avenue, Downtown Tucson, and the Mercado District, and then board the Sun Link streetcar to the UA from any one of the 23 stops along the 3.9-mile route. Once on campus, Arizona Stadium is a short walk from the Second Street and Cherry Avenue stop.
Visit Downtown Tucson this weekend and enjoy live music, street performers, restaurants, and street vendors at 2nd Saturdays Downtown. The main stage at Scott Avenue and Congress Street opens at 6 p.m. with performances from Belinda Esquer, Los Guapos, and Haboob.
You can use the Sun Link streetcar to easily move through the downtown area.
Community leaders will meet in Tucson this weekend for the first Arizona Living Economy Forum to showcase what’s successfully driving prosperity in Arizona. Hosted by Local First Arizona, Mrs. Green’s World, and the YWCA of Southern Arizona, the event will be held Sunday, 12:30-5:30 p.m., at the YWCA at 525 N. Bonita Ave.
Organizers of the forum are bringing together influencers from many areas to highlight ideas that are working in our community and the best ways to expand them.
COMMEMORATIVE NAMING OF THE WARREN AVENUE UNDERPASS TO
THOMAS VOLGY UNDERPASS
The City of Tucson, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) invites the public to attend a dedication ceremony to rename the Warren Avenue Underpass at Speedway Boulevard the Thomas Volgy Underpass at Speedway Boulevard and Warren Avenue.
THOMAS VOLGY UNDERPASS DEDICATION CEREMONY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016
A first-of-its-kind program designed to help low-income families participate in a rainwater harvesting program became reality yesterday, as the Mayor and Tucson City Council voted to start a one-year pilot program to allow those in need to collect rainwater for future use. A good rainwater harvesting system can cost $2,000 or more for a medium size cistern, which holds around 800 gallons of water.