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NewsNet 01-29-15

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CITY OF TUCSON PROVIDES FREE GEMRIDE SHUTTLES CONNECTING GEM SHOW VENDORS AND VISITORS WITH GEM SHOWS AND PARKING

For the fourth consecutive year, the City of Tucson is providing a free
shuttle service for visitors to the Tucson Gem, Mineral, and Fossil
Showcase. The GemRide shuttle system connects to 33 shows from 30 stops
on four inter-connected routes. Returning this year is the Downtown Gem
Loop, which connects convenient parking in the Downtown area with 16
shows stretching from south of 22nd Street and Interstate 10 to the
Hotel Tucson City Center; and the Mineral & Fossil Loop, which connects

Infill Incentive District

On January 21, 2015, the Tucson Mayor and Council extended the timeframe for the Infill Incentive District Ordinance review. The ordinance will go back to Mayor and Council on February 18, 2015. Staff will be working with stakeholders during this extension period to allow for review and suggest amendments.

Southbound Alvernon Way/Contractor's Way Closure Rescheduled

The graffiti abatement work scheduled for Friday, January 30, 2015, has been rescheduled due to the forecast of inclement weather. Crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will now remove the graffiti from an overhead directional sign on southbound Alvernon Way at Contractor’s Way on Monday, February 2, 2015. 

This work will require the closure of southbound Alvernon Way where it meets Contractor’s Way. The work hours and closure with be from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m., for one day only.

City of Tucson Provides Free Gemride Shuttles Connecting Gem Show Vendors and Visitors with Gem Shows and Parking

For the fourth consecutive year, the City of Tucson is providing a free shuttle service for visitors to the Tucson Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Showcase.  The GemRide shuttle system connects to 33 shows from 30 stops on four inter-connected routes.

NewsNet 01-28-15

Tucson scores high in latest economic survey

Metal theft declines in Tucson

Zoo elephant to guess super bowl winner

Website: Four ways streetcars make cities better

Parks and Recreation offers discounts to low-income residents

Congratulations to Assistant Chief Laura Baker

From the Arizona Daily Star:

On Monday, Baker received her assistant chief badge from the Tucson Fire Department. She’s now attained the highest rank that a woman has held in the history of the Tucson Fire Department.

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“I’m very humbled by being the first woman assistant chief for Tucson fire,” Baker said. “I have a tendency to downplay the gender side because it shouldn’t matter. But the reality is that the significance of me being a woman in a leadership role is very important.”

Southbound Alvernon Way/Contractor's Way Closure

On Friday, January 30, 2015, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will be removing graffiti from an overhead directional sign on southbound Alvernon Way at Contractor’s Way. This work will require the closure of southbound Alvernon Way where it meets Contractor’s Way. The work hours and closure with be from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m., for one day only.

NewsNet 01-27-15

Tucson Fire Department names first female assistant chief

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NewsNet 01-26-15

Demand Increasing for Gem Show Space

StreetCar Marks Six Month Anniversary

Tucson Moves Up on List of Top Worldwide Economies

Traffic Improvements Downtown Lead to Temporary Closure of Intersection

Enjoy Food Trucks Tomorrow Downtown

Sixth Avenue and Toole Avenue Intersection Closure

On Monday, January 26, 2015, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will remove the sewer bypass pumps and bypass lines from the Sixth Avenue and Toole Avenue intersection. This work will require the closure of the Sixth Avenue and Toole Avenue intersection from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for one night only. 

SIXTH AVENUE AND TOOLE AVENUE INTERSECTION CLOSURE

 

On Monday, January 26, 2015, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will remove the sewer bypass pumps and bypass lines from the Sixth Avenue and Toole Avenue intersection. This work will require the closure of the Sixth Avenue and Toole Avenue intersection from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for one night only. 

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