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South Side Projects Honored at Common Ground Awards



The Home Goods Inc. Western Distribution Center and the Kino Parkway/22nd Street Intersection Improvement were honored at the 11th annual Metropolitan Pima Alliance Common Ground Awards, held Friday, October 30.


“These projects and their recognition show the renaissance of Ward 5 and the South Side of Tucson,” said Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres.  “I want to thank the Metropolitan Pima Alliance Common Ground Awards committee for their recognition of these great projects.”


City/County Consolidated Election Tomorrow

If you still have your early ballot for the consolidated City of Tucson/Pima County General Election, you can drop it off at any polling place tomorrow. Please don't mail it in at this point, as it will not arrive on time and it won't be counted. If you don't have an early ballot, you can vote at your neighborhood polling place from 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

Pima County Elections Department
City Clerk's Office (elections)

Talking Trash (Video)

The City of Tucson's only landfill recently celebrated the completion of its first phase of improvements, including a new entrance, administration building, and more. Environmental Services Director Andrew Quigley and staff recently spoke with Arizona Public Media (AZPM) about what goes on behind the scenes at the Los Reales Landfill, which accepts about 1,500 tons of trash each day. You can watch the AZPM video (and an earlier story by Tucson 12) below.

Zoo Hosts Evening Safari

What do the animals do when nobody is around? Find out as you explore Reid Park Zoo by flashlight, search for clues on a scavenger hunt, and meet some animals up close. The Zoo will provide flashlights and snacks at the all-ages, kid-friendly event this Saturday from 6-9 p.m. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets can be purchased in advance. Prices are $25.00 per person for Zoo members, and $28.00 for non-members.

Halloween Party Downtown Tomorrow to Close Streets

Downtown Tucson will be the host of a Halloween block party tomorrow from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Beginning tomorrow at 2 p.m., lasting until 4 a.m. Sunday, Congress Street will be closed between Sixth Avenue and Stone Avenue, and Stone Avenue will be closed between Pennington Street and Congress Street to accommodate the party crowd. Also during those hours, Scott Avenue will be closed between the 10th Street alley (just south of the Pennington Street Garage) and Broadway Boulevard.

Celebrate Park Improvements at Mission Manor Park

A Community Development Block Grant of $458,000 funded recent improvements to Mission Manor Park, 6100 S. 12th Ave. The park has a new playground and swings, irrigation improvements, and a new ramada with lighting, outlets, and tables with benches. All improvements are ADA accessible. Other enhancements include the installation of a new state-of-the-art energy efficient lighting system and a remotely-controlled scoreboard installed on baseball field one.

Reverse Trade Show Next Month

Tucson’s eighth annual Reverse Trade Show gives vendors an opportunity to meet with procurement professionals from government agencies and private businesses, and learn how to do business with them. The event is sponsored by the local Copper Chapter of the NIGP, The Institute of Public Procurement.

The Reverse Trade Show takes place next Friday, Nov. 6, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Desert Diamond Center, I-19 and Pima Mine Road. Register online or onsite the day of the show.

4th Avenue Hosts Family Halloween Event Tomorrow

4th Avenue’s Spooky Kids Halloween Costume Contest and trick-or-treating runs tomorrow from 5-8 p.m. The Fourth Avenue Merchants Association welcomes little goblins, tiny skeletons, sweet witches, and young monsters to load up their candy bags at Mike Haggarty Plaza, 316 N. 4th Ave. The free costume contest begins at 6 p.m., with all participants receiving a goody bag and prizes. 4th Avenue is easily accessible via the Sun Link streetcar.


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