Tucson is ranked No. 3 in a recent survey about metro areas with the fastest job growth. Bloomberg reports figures from Economist Jed Kelko, who specializes in U.S. cities and the future of work, show Tucson had a job growth rate of 4.2 percent in July over the same period last year.
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.
As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary today, Saguaro National Park's Rincon Mountain (East) District is a bit larger. A 282-acre land donation from The Trust for Public Land is a parcel of property purchased by philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss and donated to the trust with the understanding that the nonprofit organization would add it to the national park.
Cinema La Placita concludes its 2016 run tonight. Each year, the series shows movies in an outdoor setting every Thursday night at 7:30 from May through the end of August. Hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the summer evenings with a different movie each week for $3 per person (includes all-you-can-eat popcorn).
If you're tired of the heat, the fall season is less than a month away and that means beautiful colors abound. One place where you can go to see flowing water, falling leaves, and plants in bloom is just a short trek away.
Watch a 20-year-old video from Tucson 12 that shows the beauty of Sabino Canyon.
Starting tomorrow, the Sun Link streetcar will modify its service schedule on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights to offer service until 2 a.m. The extension will be in effect through Oct. 2. The additional service hours are being offered due to increased demand and activity from University of Arizona students. All other hours remain the same.
State Rep. Sally Ann Gonzales, D-Tucson (District 3), will host a public forum in Tucson tomorrow so people can share their experiences dealing with Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) and offer ideas for improvements. The forum will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Road.
For more information, call (602) 926-5515 or (520) 398-6000.
Tucson Water is seeking applicants for the position of utility service worker, also known as a water meter reader. The job entails working outdoors, reading and recording water meter numbers for residential and commercial accounts, and assisting customers in resolving water service problems. This recruitment will establish a civil service list which will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next six months.
The application deadline is this Friday. The written and practical examinations will be held Sept. 15-16.
The Quincie Douglas and Donna Liggins Centers are closed this week for scheduled cleaning and maintenance. Freedom Park Center will close Aug. 31-Sept. 2, and Armory Park Center will close Sept. 6-10.
Please visit other recreation centers in the meantime.