Now that Tucson is an official UNESCO City of Gastronomy, national and international stories about our city's food scene continue to appear. USA Today has a story today called "Chasing the Sources in Tucson's Budding Food Scene." In the article, the reporter visits a number of restaurants downtown and beyond, first focusing on the search for a good lunch along Congress Street.
Three years of conservation efforts around the Southwest prevented a water shortage in Lake Mead for at least another year. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation just announced projections for the Colorado River reservoir’s Jan. 1 water level, saying it rises above the elevation at which downstream users must restrict their water diversions.
Tucson Water Director Tim Thomure previously said Tucson is prepared to absorb any future water shortages.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council recently 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.
Firefighters and the community will say goodbye this weekend to Tucson Fire Department (TFD) Capt. Martin Green, who died last Saturday after a sudden illness. Green began working with TFD in 1990 and served as a firefighter and engineer before becoming captain.
The City of Tucson’s Armory Park Center cooling issue has been resolved, and the facility today returned to normal operating hours.
An equipment failure earlier this month left the center without cooling, and programs and activities had to be canceled until the repair was made.
Cinema La Placita hosts movies in an outdoor setting every Thursday night at 7:30 through the end of this month. Hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the summer evenings with a different movie each week for $3 per person (includes all-you-can-eat popcorn).
The reconstruction of the Speedway Boulevard and Stone Avenue intersection continues. To expedite completion of the intersection improvements, Stone Avenue will be closed to travel from Helen Street to First Street beginning at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Stone Avenue is scheduled to reopen next Monday night.
Longtime community activist Marian Lupu died at her Tucson home yesterday at the age of 91. The advocate for the aging founded the Pima Council on Aging and was its director for 40 years, retiring about ten years ago. She most recently was a volunteer with Dancing in the Streets Arizona, founded by her daughter and son-in-law, Soleste Lupu and Joseph Rodgers.
Details of a memorial service have not been released yet.
Applications are available for artists who wish to participate in the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair, Nov. 26-27. The event has been held for more than two decades, attracting vendors from all over the Southwest.
The Tucson Parks and Recreation department is seeking artists, crafters, photographers, painters, potters, jewelers, and more to sell their original artwork. All items must be handmade and are subject to approval.
After market studies and monthly activity measures, the Pima County Public Library says its changing hours at three of its branches, effective Sept. 12.
The Joel D. Valdez Main Library will close at 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. All other hours will remain the same.
The Dewhirst-Catalina Library will shift its Tuesday hours from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. to 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Sahuarita Library will close on Saturdays, but will now be open on Mondays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.