F-35 Jets and Drones Won't Come to Tucson for Now

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base was passed over as a home for F-35 Lightning II next-generation fighter jets. The Air Force yesterday named Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, as the preferred location for the first Air Force Reserve-led F-35 base.

D-M also lost out on being home to new drones. The Air Force says Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina is the chosen location to base a new MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft group.

D-M was a finalist for both missions.

Horse Racing to Continue at Rillito Park

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously yesterday to extend an operating agreement with Rillito Racing, Inc. through June 2021. The subsidiary of the Rillito Park Foundation manages the County's annual Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing season. The operating agreement says Rillito Racing will use a $1 million grant over five years to improve facilities at the racetrack.

Tucson Police Department Releases New Informational Video on Traffic Stops

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) often receives questions from citizens about what to do when they are pulled over by police. TPD recently produced a 30-second video for its Facebook page that provides tips to help make the community and officers feel safe during traffic stops.

The video linked above describes the acronym H.A.S.T.E.

Tucson Parks and Recreation Getting New Registration System

Tucson Parks and Recreation has a new registration system. Account information has been transferred into the new system for those who have taken a class since July 1, 2015. Login names for those accounts will be the email address on file. Parks and Recreation is asking people to update their accounts to be sure the most current email and phone number are in the system.