Tucson Water’s Administrator of Strategic Initiatives, Jeff B. Biggs, received the 2016 Outstanding Public Works Employee Award during the Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association's statewide conference yesterday at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort. The award recognizes Biggs’ achievements, including 35 years of work in various water-related capacities.
The suspect accused of tagging the historic Rialto Theatre last month and defacing other buildings along 4th Avenue and downtown was arrested yesterday. The Tucson Police Department (TPD) identifies the suspect as 20-year-old Andres Leon-Valenzuela. He faces charges of intentional vandalism, drug possession, marijuana possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Tomorrow's the day mermaids and other sea creatures gather on downtown's "beach" on the MLK Lot at North Fifth Avenue at East Congress Street, and at Fourth Avenue’s Haggerty Plaza, 316 N. Fourth Ave.
Come and catch Pokémon at Reid Park Zoo tomorrow, 7-10 p.m. Trainers can capture Pokémon, meet other players, and learn tips and tricks from local Pokémon GO pros. Meanwhile, guests can enjoy music, face painting, caricatures, and more. Lures will be activated in the Pokémon GO app at several different locations in the Zoo approximately every 30 minutes.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council this week voted to eliminate paper transfers on Sun Tran buses and incorporate an unrestricted two-hour transfer period in any direction on the SunGO Card and SunGO ID & Card. Effective Sept. 1, the change is meant to simplify the transfer policy, reduce costs, and provide an added benefit to passengers.
With all of the rain we've had this week, filling washes and flooding streets, Tucson Water hopes to drum up residents' interest in capturing some of that monsoon water instead of having it go to waste.
The City of Tucson's Parks and Recreation department has several locations with amenities that will help you meet your exercise goals.
In the latest edition of Sierra Says on Tucson 12, Community Promotions and Marketing Manager Sierra Davenport shows you the exercise equipment and facilities available for little or no cost.
ZoomTucson is an interactive mapping site that allows citizens to find government information and services, such as political representatives, trash and recycling collection schedules, zoning, and school boundaries. ZoomTucson's clean and simple map interface allows users to search by an address or click on a location to display a wealth of information. It's also good for people interested in moving to Tucson.
The Tucson Fire Department (TFD) responded to 75 weather-related calls in a span of two hours yesterday. Eight of those calls involved swift water rescues, and nobody was injured. Most other calls were for vehicles stuck in water.