In a website article called "9 Reasons Why We Were Dragged Kicking and Screaming from This Desert City," Travelocity discusses the wonders of Tucson. "A multi-culti blend of Native American, Mexican and European influence with a population of a half million chill peeps and a harmonious blend of city and nature, Tucson is juuust right. Sunny, funky and always buzzing, we’re darn near in love with the place and predict you will be too," the article reads.
Your old Christmas tree is also a valuable sustainable resource. During this TreeCycle season, the City of Tucson will grind up Christmas trees and have chips available for the public at the Randolph Golf Course, 600 S. Alvernon Way, and at the Los Reales Landfill, 5300 E. Los Reales Road.
The Freecycle Network and Tucson's Ward 3 City Council Office are hosting the eighth annual Freecycle Post-Holiday Swap this Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. 1st Ave.
The 2-4 p.m. event offers community members a chance to get rid of unused items at home by exchanging and trading with neighbors. It also includes a free shredding service (limit two boxes per customer). At last year’s event, approximately 3,000 pounds of paper was shredded.
City of Tucson departments work every day to serve the citizens of Tucson. Today, we take a look at some of many statistics of the work performed during the 2017 calendar year. We hope you enjoy this "By the Numbers" special edition of NewsNet.
Ward 1 Tucson City Council Member Regina Romero, Pima County District 5 Supervisor Richard Elías, the Neighborhood Reinvestment Oversight Committee, and Tucson Parks and Recreation invite you to celebrate the addition of new exercise stations at Menlo Park (325 N. Grande Ave.) this Saturday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m.
The Tucson Fire Department (TFD) recently received an ISO Class 1 rating, making it one of the best fire departments in the country. The ISO is a review of TFD’s emergency response capability and Tucson Water's fire hydrant distribution system. The Tucson Water department provides water to more than 720,000 people at homes, schools, and businesses. The designation means the potential for lower insurance rates for city residents.
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is accepting applications for the position of police officer recruit. Successful candidates from this testing period will be considered for any funded academy class(es) within the next six months. The earliest academy that will be filled from the list is July 2018, but that date may be adjusted if necessary.
The deadline to apply is Jan. 31.
Zookeepers have to count every animal in the zoo every day, and your young kids can help while touring Reid Park Zoo and spending time in the Zoo’s classroom. Kids (ages 2-5 with an adult chaperone) can take advantage of hands-on encounters with some of the Zoo’s smaller animal ambassadors and practice counting and comparing the number of legs and toes throughout the animal world.
If you still have your once-living Christmas tree, there’s time to recycle it through the City of Tucson’s TreeCycle program. Eight collection sites are open in Tucson and Oro Valley through Monday, Jan. 15.
Please remove all lights, ornaments, decorations, plastic tree bags, and tree stands before bringing your tree to a TreeCycle site. Trees collected are chipped and these items can cause damage to people and equipment.