Ward 2 Councilmember Paul Cunningham
“Look, up in the sky!” will be the word when junior rangers attend “Astronomy Camp” in the Rincon Mountain District (east) of Saguaro National Park East on Saturday, March 24. The new event, running from 3 to 9 PM that day will travel from earth orbit to the farthest reaches of space through indoor and outdoor activities and a hands-on telescope session when darkness falls.
Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are scheduled to begin underground electrical conduit work today at the Wilmot Road and Fairmount Street intersection in preparation of an upcoming repaving project on Wilmot Road from Pima Street to Golf Links Road.
Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday, January 10, 2018 to honor the life of Specialist Robert W. Jones, of Vail, Arizona, who died Saturday while on assignment in Kosovo. Specialist Jones was a member of the 18th Military Police Brigade, of the United States Army, based in Germany.
Flags will also be flown at half-staff on the day of his interment which will be communicated as soon as possible.
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.
From Pima Animal Care center:
On Saturday, Dec. 9, Pima Animal Care Center recovered a dead skunk from Jessie Owens Park, 400 S. Sarnoff Drive, that tested positive for rabies. Community member Robert Knight, who reported the incident to PACC and secured the dead animal, witnessed several unleashed dogs eating the carcass when he arrived.
Tucson Water has received an inquiry from a customer who was contacted by telephone and asked for payment to avoid having her water service shut off. This is attempted fraud and it is regularly perpetuated upon utility customers. There is an increase in the number of these types of incidents during the holiday season.
The persons calling are falsely representing themselves as Tucson Water employees when they ask for money to keep accounts in good standing. Tucson Water does not request payment or financial information from its customers over the telephone.
From our friends at Saguaro National Park:
The purpose of this notice is to inform those who have applied for Public Housing, Moderate Rehabilitation or the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Programs that they must log into their applicant portal(s) and indicate that they would like to remain on the waiting list.
To remain on the Waiting list, you must log on to the appropriate Applicant Portal listed on or before January 2, 2018. We encourage you to access these sites as often as necessary to update your application(s).
In coordination with the Presidential Proclamation, Governor Doug Ducey has ordered flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff effective immediately, until sunset Friday, October 6, 2017 to honor the victims of the senseless tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A free event to celebrate Tucson’s long and rich history, focusing on the community’s and region’s food heritage, will be held at the Presidio Museum, on the corner of Church and Washington Streets downtown on Monday, Aug. 21. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the program starts at 6 p.m. It is presented by the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission and the Tucson Presidio Trust for Historic Preservation/Presidio Museum with major sponsorship from Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment.
At the invitation of the U.S. Commission to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), on the eve of the 2017 UNESCO Creative Cities Network annual conference in the Paris, there will be a cooking demonstration to present the distinctive cuisine that helped Tucson earn its designation as the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the United States. James Beard Award-winning Chef Janos Wilder will prepare a sampling of traditional and modern dishes that showcase the ancient ingredients of our region
Reid Park Zoo will be closed through June 23 due to extreme high temperatures. Reid Park Zoo will resume regular seasonal hours on Saturday, June 24 from 8 am to 3 pm.