Information for Citizens Currently Affected by Government Shutdown

With the federal government partial shutdown about a month old, more federal workers are beginning to feel the effects of missed paychecks. For those with questions, the websites of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Office of Management and Budget's Contingency Plan are offering guidance to employees and the public.

City Seeking Landscape Architect for Transportation Department

The City is recruiting a landscape architect for its Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT). The position is responsible for planning and coordinating projects for park and roadway facilities. An architect manages the planning and design of City landscapes, coordinates funding sources and budget tracking, and serves as the point of contact for internal and external customers.

Arizona 2-1-1 Offers Array of Services in One Place

Arizona 2-1-1 is a website that helps connect people to available health and human services in their communities. Categories include housing and shelter, health and dental, veteran and military services, seniors, employment, substance use disorder, and more. The site also has a new directory for those who need assistance during the federal government shutdown.

Register Now for Parks and Rec Basketball Tournament

Tucson Parks and Recreation will host a 3-on-3 Rodeo Classic Basketball Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. at the William M. Clements Recreation Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive. Age divisions are 9-12 and 13-15.

Registration is underway through Feb. 19, and teams must register in person at the Clements Center. The cost is $10 per team (cash only), and awards will be given to the top two teams. A team hot shot competition will be held prior to the tournament finals.

Tucson Audubon Society Hosts Wednesday Field Trips at Sweetwater Wetlands

Every Wednesday, the Tucson Audubon Society hosts free field trips for birdwatching at Sweetwater Wetlands, 2511 W. Sweetwater Drive. Birders of all experience levels are welcome to see the variety of species that frequent the facility.

Field trips begin at 8 a.m. through February, while the start time will move to 7 a.m. in March. Bring binoculars, carry adequate water, and wear proper clothing.