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.
Tucson's new American League Hockey team released its schedule yesterday for its inaugural season. The Tucson Roadrunners will open the season with an away game, Oct. 14, against the San Diego Gulls. The first home game at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) is scheduled for Oct. 28 against the Stockton Heat.
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.
The Huffington Post is recognizing the Tucson Unified School District's (TUSD) Steps to Success program that encouraged nearly 400 students who dropped out of school to re-enroll in classes. The online news site recently published an article discussing how the program was implemented, and it tracked the success of one of the students.
If you haven't returned your mail-in ballot for the Aug. 30 primary election in Arizona, you have until Thursday to return it in enough time for it to arrive by Tuesday's election day. More than 261,000 ballots were sent to voters on the Permanent Early Voting List, and the Pima County Recorder's Office reports about 70,000 voters already filled them out and sent them back.
The City of Tucson's Environmental Services department is seeking to fill multiple equipment operator positions that primarily are responsible for the collection of refuse and recycling materials using City trucks operated by hydraulic systems. Ideal candidates will have solid waste collecting experience and the skills to operate front loaders, automated side loaders, roll-offs, rear loaders, skid steers, and other collection and hauling equipment. The application deadline is Sept. 5.