Ward 2 News

Sun Tran "Stuff the Bus" to benefit Community Food Bank

Sun Tran, KGUN 9 News and HSL Properties are partnering again this year to sponsor a “Stuff-the-Bus” food drive, benefiting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. A Sun Tran bus will be located at River Oaks Apartments at 7730 East Broadway (Broadway and Pantano) on Friday, January 15, 2016. Donations will be accepted from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 

32nd annual Senior Olympic Festival

Tucson Parks and Recreation presents the 32nd annual Senior Olympic Festival. This festival is a celebration of fitness to promote healthy living and an active lifestyle among seniors. This is Tucson’s largest organized, annual senior activity and is open to anyone 50 years of age or older.

What: The 32nd annual Senior Olympic Festival, featuring nearly 100 events and activities at more than 30 venues throughout the City of Tucson.

When: Jan. 9-31, 2016

TPD Active Shooter Training

With the recent terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, the Tucson Police Department recognizes the need to provide information to citizens in our community regarding what they can do when faced with an active shooter or other violent encounter.

Beginning this month, TPD will hold an active shooter/violent encounter presentation. Due to the size of the room available, the class size will be

Tucson city court to hold second warrant day

The Tucson City Court, City Prosecutor, and City Public Defender will hold a second “Warrant Day” on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. Individuals with warrants may come to the court starting at 8 a.m. and see a judge, on a walk-in basis, regarding their warrant until 4 p.m. The goal of Warrant Day is to resolve the warrant and possibly close cases in warrant status. Tucson City Court is located at 103 E. Alameda and directions are posted online at http://www.tucsonaz.gov/courts .

Traffic Alert - North Rillito Interceptor Sewer Rehabilitation Project

This is a series of traffic alerts that will be issued throughout the construction of the North Rillito Interceptor (NRI) Sewer Rehabilitation Project. These alerts will announce construction, detour and street closure information as it affects residents, businesses and traffic within the area. The 10-mile long NRI project is being completed in phases; the current phase’s construction boundaries are along River Road from Longfellow Avenue to just west of Campbell Avenue.
 

Kolb Road: Connection to Sabino Canyon Road Pre-Construction Public Open House

The public is invited to attend a public open house for Kolb Road: Connection to Sabino Canyon Road. This project is part of the $2.1 billion, 20-year Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan that was approved by voters in May 2006.

  • Thursday, November 19, 2015
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • No formal presentation is scheduled.
  • Morris K. Udall Regional Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the contractor, provide information and answer questions regarding the project’s construction.

Old Spanish Trail Reconstruction Project

On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, crews from Southern Arizona Paving, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to reconstruct Old Spanish Trail from Melpomene Way to Houghton Road.

Crews will begin the project with the lowering of manhole covers and water valve covers. Lowering the manhole and valve covers is scheduled to be complete by Thursday, November 12, 2015. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Home Heating Safety Tips

In Tucson, we have two seasons, summer and winter.  We can be challenged by going from near 90 degree high temperatures one week and lows in the 30’s just days later.  As the need for warming the house increases, so can the dangers associated with fireplaces, furnaces, and space heaters. Below are a few reminders as you heat up while the temperatures drop.

Fireplace Safety:

City of Tucson Workshops: License and Transaction Privilege Tax Reporting

Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (Sales) Taxation by attending a Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department.

Questions will be answered and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained. Sample returns can be completed. It is recommended that you bring a calculator and a pencil.

D-M Hosts Units for Training in October

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Multiple units from across the country will be visiting Davis-Monthan throughout the month of October for training.
 
A KC-130J Harvest Hawk will train at D-M from October 16-23. The KC-130J is from the 4-160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.
 
A KC-135 from the 22nd Air Refueling Wing at McConnell AFB, KS, will train here October 5-9 alongside D-M A-10s.
 

Travel restrictions due to Downtown events

Several downtown streets will be closed this weekend to accommodate numerous events in Downtown Tucson.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Stone Avenue will be closed to vehicles from Ochoa Street to Cushing Street (14th Street)

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – McCormick Street will be closed to vehicles from Stone Avenue to Church Avenue

8 a.m. to midnight – Scott Avenue will be closed to vehicles from McCormick Street to 14th Street

5 p.m. to midnight – Stone Avenue will be closed to vehicles from Ochoa Street to McCormick Street

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