Spotlight on Andean Bears

Have you seen Reid Park Zoo’s two Andean bears? Worf (male, born 1992) and Lucy (female, born 1994) have shared a habitat since the South America loop opened in 1996. They have two offspring that have gone on to start families at other zoos.

Andean bears, sometimes referred to as spectacled bears, are the only bears found in South America. Learn more about Worf and Lucy by visiting Reid Park Zoo or reading the blog on the Zoo's website.

Old Spanish Trail Work Nearing Completion

The final phase of the Old Spanish Trail Reconstruction Project from Melpomene Way to Harrison Road will take place tomorrow. Old Spanish Trail from 22nd Street approximately 450 feet west will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow work crews to mill (remove asphalt) and repave the roadway. All of the driveways for business access from Old Spanish Trail will remain open.

Tucson Fire Department Cadets Wrap Up Training (Photos)

Students in the Tucson Fire Department Cadet Program are wrapping up more than two weeks of training in fire prevention, fire science, hose handling, aerial ladder climbing, and more. The program is open to those 14-21 years of age. The successful cadets had to complete an application, write a 100-word essay on why they wanted to become a cadet, and take part in a 15-minute interview.

Water Line Repairs Restrict Travel on Portion of Pima Street

Tucson Water and its contractor, Tricon, are repairing two service lines on Pima Street between Rosemont Boulevard and Santa Rosa Avenue. Lane restrictions in the eastbound and westbound travel lanes will reduce traffic to a single lane in each direction on Pima during the repair process.

Water service to area customers will not be affected. The work is expected to be completed by July 8. Motorists in the area are asked to exercise additional caution and be prepared for traffic delays.

Sidewalk Improvements Coming to South Kolb Road

Sidewalk improvements will begin tomorrow on Kolb Road between Broadway Boulevard and Golf Links Road. Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation will work weekdays from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. The work is scheduled to be completed by late August.

Crews are improving curb access ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. During the work, there will be curb lane travel restrictions in place. Residential and business access will be maintained at all times during the work.