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Tomorrow Opens Two Special Hockey Nights at Roadrunners Games

The Tucson Roadrunners hockey team is partnering with KVOA-TV to present "Anti-Bullying Night" at tomorrow's 7:05 p.m. game against the San Diego Gulls at the Tucson Arena. Kids who sign an anti-bullying pledge will get a free wristband and a ticket offer to a future game.

Saturday's 7:05 p.m. game against the Gulls will be "Superhero Night," with themed capes handed out to the first 1,000 kids (12 and under), giveaways, and $1 hot dogs, popcorn, and sodas. Doors open at 6 p.m.



TUCSON – Road work and repair along Valencia Road, from 12th Avenue to Alvernon Way is in progress.


The road work and repair came thanks to lobbying from Tucson Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres.


Crews have been installing underground electrical conduit, lowering manhole covers and water valve covers and will followed by milling (removing asphalt) and repaving.


Ward 5 Summary of Current Events

Here is the summary of current events, read by Councilmember Richard Fimbres at the 1/24 Mayor and Council meeting:



Lin’s Grand Buffett had its formal grand opening on January 13.  Lin’s is located at the Bridges in Ward 5.


I want to thank the more than 400 who turned out for the opening, which included Councilmember Shirley Scott and her staff.


Eighty local people were hired at Lin’s.  I want to congratulate Frank Lam of Lin’s and the Manager, Juan Rivera for a successful grand opening of Lin’s in Ward 5.



Tucson Recipient of National Biking Award

Tucson will receive the equivalent of $200,000 a year in technical support from PeopleForBikes to support the development of bike infrastructure and programs that encourage biking in a given neighborhood. Tucson is one of 10 cities chosen by the national bike foundation to "radically reimagine their bicycling infrastructure, propelling communities nationwide into a better future for biking."

Kino Parkway Bridge To Close for a Period Tomorrow

The Kino Parkway bridge over Interstate 10 will be closed for six hours tomorrow night so the Arizona Department of Transportation can safely remove concrete construction barriers from the bridge.

Kino Parkway will close to traffic in both directions at 11 p.m. tomorrow and reopen by 5 a.m. Friday. The on- and off-ramps connecting eastbound I-10 with Kino Parkway also will be closed during the work.

Ward 5 to Dedicate Rainwater Harvesting System and Trees

Tucson City Council Member Richard Fimbres, staff, and partnering organizations will celebrate sustainability efforts at the Ward 5 office, 4300 S. Park Ave., with the dedication of four trees and a rainwater harvesting system. The event will be held tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. and it's open to the public.

The office is a rainwater harvesting demonstration site with a new 2,800-gallon cistern designed and installed by Dryland Design. The native fruit trees were donated by Trees for Tucson.

Columbus Wash Drainage Improvements - Belvedere Avenue at Pima Street Closure

On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, crews from Clear Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to install a large underground drainage box culvert in Belvedere Avenue at Lester Street. The work extends north and south on Belvedere Avenue and the work will take approximately two weeks to complete.  Belvedere Avenue will be closed from just north of Pima Street to just north of Lester Street. Residents on Lester Street, east of Belvedere Avenue, can access northbound Belvedere Avenue only.

Major League Soccer Teams Arrive for Preseason Play

Major League Soccer (MLS) players are arriving in Tucson this week for their "spring training" season at the Kino Sports Complex on East Ajo Way. Preseason games will be divided into two periods. The first period — the Desert Friendlies — will take place this Friday, Jan. 27, through Saturday, Feb. 4. The second period — the Desert Diamond Cup — will be Feb. 18-25.

Free Tax Preparation Sites Open Starting Today

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) provides free tax preparation for households and individuals earning up to $64,000. The program ensures taxpayers receive all credits for which they may be eligible, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, which can equal as much as 50 percent of a family's annual earnings.

Job Opportunity at Tucson Water

Tucson Water is accepting applications for a water system operator in the Instrumentation & Control Section. That section is responsible for the central control operations of the potable and reclaimed water systems. Rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays are mandatory, and experience and certifications are required.

Please read the job description to learn about the requirements.

The application deadline is Jan. 31.


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