Crews under contract with the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) continue to crack seal/fog seal various roadways throughout the City. Early Friday and Saturday mornings, May 8-9, between 3-6 a.m., the Houghton Road intersections at 22nd Street, Broadway Boulevard, Valencia Road, and Irvington Road will be closed to through travel so crews can complete fog sealing work in the middle of the intersections.
Mapenzi, the baby elephant at Reid Park Zoo, is now a month old and getting familiar with her trunk. An elephant’s trunk has about 40,000 muscles and is both a nose and upper lip. Elephant calves’ trunks may seem more floppy or awkward while they strengthen those muscles and learn how to use them properly.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday, May 5, approved $5.5 million in funding for Tucson Mayor Regina Romero’s We Are One/Somos Uno Resiliency Fund. The money will be distributed as grants, with $3 million earmarked to assist individuals and families, $2 million for small business assistance, and $500,000 for nonprofits. Decisions regarding the administration and qualifications of the program will be decided at a future Mayor and Council meeting.
Sun Link will end service hours at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 7; Monday, May 11; and Wednesday, May 13; so that maintenance can be performed along parts of the streetcar route. On these days, streetcar service will run from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Passengers are encouraged to plan ahead and complete their trip prior to 8 p.m. on these dates. The maintenance includes crack sealing, fog sealing, and new striping on both Fourth Avenue and University Boulevard.
Sun Link is currently operating on a summer schedule.
Join Michael Whetton from Tucson Parks and Recreation to learn how to help a distressed swimmer, put on a life jacket properly, and how to stay safe in our Arizona sun.
Catch a new tip every week during May, which is water safety month.
The Tucson Audubon Society's Southeast Arizona Birding Festival, an annual event held in August, has been canceled due to uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 crisis.
The society will be offering free special classes with its Southeast Arizona Birding Festival partners using the Zoom platform. Topics include birding tips, optics, photography, birding travel, beginning birding, and more.
Some new online classes have had as many as 65 participants. Follow the link above for more information and updates.
Tucson is under an excessive heat warning today, May 6, and Nikki Reck with the Pima Animal Care Center shares some important tips on keeping our pets safe when the temperature starts to rise. Watch the video below for more information.
Starting this Friday, May 8, Arizona residents can once again get haircuts and visit salons that have been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey made the announcement yesterday, May 4, while also saying that starting Monday, May 11, you can once again eat inside many of your favorite restaurants.
Ward 6 Tucson City Council Member Steve Kozachik will host two meetings on Zoom next week. Both are on the topic, "What does reopening the City look like?"
The first meeting is Monday, May 11, 5-6:30 p.m., and focuses on perspectives from business operators, retail frontline workers, and customers. Join Monday's Zoom meeting and enter meeting ID 811 9875 4342 and password 864184. Join by phone at (669) 900-9128 and use passcode 81198754342#.
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona has moved its food distribution location in Tucson to Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way, and is reducing its distribution hours starting today, May 5, to allow for faster and more efficient pickup. Food distribution at the stadium will be held from 7-10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.