The City of Tucson's only landfill recently celebrated the completion of its first phase of improvements, including a new entrance, administration building, and more. Environmental Services Director Andrew Quigley and staff recently spoke with Arizona Public Media (AZPM) about what goes on behind the scenes at the Los Reales Landfill, which accepts about 1,500 tons of trash each day. You can watch the AZPM video (and an earlier story by Tucson 12) below.
What do the animals do when nobody is around? Find out as you explore Reid Park Zoo by flashlight, search for clues on a scavenger hunt, and meet some animals up close. The Zoo will provide flashlights and snacks at the all-ages, kid-friendly event this Saturday from 6-9 p.m. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets can be purchased in advance. Prices are $25.00 per person for Zoo members, and $28.00 for non-members.
Motorists parking in Downtown Tucson, 4th Avenue and around the University of Arizona campus can pay for metered parking via the GoTucson smartphone app from Park Tucson. Payment also can be made via a mobile website or local phone number. In the video below, Tucson 12 shows you different ways you can use the smart meters.
Downtown Tucson will be the host of a Halloween block party tomorrow from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Beginning tomorrow at 2 p.m., lasting until 4 a.m. Sunday, Congress Street will be closed between Sixth Avenue and Stone Avenue, and Stone Avenue will be closed between Pennington Street and Congress Street to accommodate the party crowd. Also during those hours, Scott Avenue will be closed between the 10th Street alley (just south of the Pennington Street Garage) and Broadway Boulevard.
Tucson's biggest block party returns for its fall event on Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. More than 30,000 Tucsonans are expected to take part in Cyclovia Tucson, a special day for bicycling and playing on 5 miles of car-free streets. This year's event will take place in the midtown area, featuring 4th Avenue and Fontana Bike Boulevard.
A Community Development Block Grant of $458,000 funded recent improvements to Mission Manor Park, 6100 S. 12th Ave. The park has a new playground and swings, irrigation improvements, and a new ramada with lighting, outlets, and tables with benches. All improvements are ADA accessible. Other enhancements include the installation of a new state-of-the-art energy efficient lighting system and a remotely-controlled scoreboard installed on baseball field one.
Tucson’s eighth annual Reverse Trade Show gives vendors an opportunity to meet with procurement professionals from government agencies and private businesses, and learn how to do business with them. The event is sponsored by the local Copper Chapter of the NIGP, The Institute of Public Procurement.
The Reverse Trade Show takes place next Friday, Nov. 6, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Desert Diamond Center, I-19 and Pima Mine Road. Register online or onsite the day of the show.
Tucson Water is recruiting a Water System Operator in the Instrumentation & Control Section of potable, reclaimed water systems. Rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays are mandatory.
Please read the job description to learn about the required experience and certifications. The application deadline is tomorrow.
4th Avenue’s Spooky Kids Halloween Costume Contest and trick-or-treating runs tomorrow from 5-8 p.m. The Fourth Avenue Merchants Association welcomes little goblins, tiny skeletons, sweet witches, and young monsters to load up their candy bags at Mike Haggarty Plaza, 316 N. 4th Ave. The free costume contest begins at 6 p.m., with all participants receiving a goody bag and prizes. 4th Avenue is easily accessible via the Sun Link streetcar.
Living Streets Alliance is hosting two community bike ride events, known as Kidical Mass. The first starts Saturday at noon at Laguna Elementary School, 5001 North Shannon Road, with a bike ride through the Flowing Wells neighborhood. In the spirit of Halloween, costumes are encouraged and bike-decorating supplies will be available. Each participant will receive a free scoop of ice cream at the end of the ride.