City Holiday Closures

The City of Tucson will observe Presidents Day next Monday, Feb. 17. All City offices, except for emergency services, will be closed.

Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday, but the Los Reales Landfill will be open. All City of Tucson residential and commercial customers will have their trash and recycling services delayed by one day next week.

Ward 1 Open House on Sunday

Ward 1 Tucson City Council Member Lane Santa Cruz and her staff invite the community to their first open house on Sunday, Feb. 16, 1-5 p.m., at the Ward 1 Office, 940 W. Alameda. There will be food, entertainment from local schools, and kid-friendly activities.

Guests can meet Council Member Santa Cruz and staff, as well as Ward 1 neighbors. There will also be highlights of what is happening in Ward 1 and tours of office spaces available for use by community groups.

Great Backyard Bird Count This Month

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations around the world. This year's GBBC takes place Friday through Monday, Feb. 14-17.

Participants are asked to count birds for at least 15 minutes (or longer) on one or more days of the event, then create a free GBBC account on the official website and enter their observations.