Pima County has a new website for residents to monitor the more than 7,000-acre, lightning-caused Bighorn Fire that has been burning since June 5 on the west end of the Catalina Mountains. The fire has since moved east and south, closer to populated areas of the Catalina Foothills.
Stay-at-home orders may have ended, but physical distancing is still the smart way to spend the weekend. Keep groups to 10 or fewer individuals, stay 6 feet apart, and wear face coverings in public.
The City of Tucson will implement a new payment system for utility services accounts (water, sewer/wastewater, trash/recycling) on Wednesday, June 17. All customers who pay online or use auto-payment/auto-draft will be required to create a new account.
The new system will be safe, secure, and easy to use.
Join Tucson Parks and Recreation Director Brent Dennis for a quick lesson on how to draw his favorite childhood television character. It's a horse race like no other. Will Dennis win or will you? Aspiring artists are invited to participate.
Tucson Mayor Regina Romero yesterday, June 10, announced the creation of the Mayoral Advisory Council on Racial Equity & Justice. The new body will be comprised of stakeholders and organizers from diverse segments of the Tucson community and will be tasked with identifying and offering policy solutions to address racial, social, and economic inequities within City government and the provision of City services, Romero said.
The Tucson Fire Department responded to a fire at Tank's Speedway Recycling & Landfill Facility this morning, June 11. There is no known cause at this time.
Although this is not a City of Tucson landfill, the City's Environmental and General Services Department (EGSD) wants to remind residents to keep hazardous items out of their trash bins, as the City's Los Reales Landfill has seen a few flare-ups in the last week. The cause of these fires was lithium-ion batteries mixed with hot temperatures.
The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) will host its annual conference as a virtual event this year. The theme is Water at the Crossroads: The Next 40 Years.
The conference takes place as two half-day blocks on Thursday and Friday, June 18 and 19. It features notable speakers, in-depth panel discussions, audience Q&A, and more.