The Tucson Sugar Skulls are the latest addition to Tucson's sports scene. At a public unveiling of the team's name and logo last night, Tucson Indoor Football officially became the Sugar Skulls, as a nod to the popular sugar skull logo in the city's annual Day of the Dead and All Souls Procession. The team's logo features a sugar skull wearing sunglasses and a sombrero surrounded by two guitar necks.
The Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) will host two public meetings to propose changes in how multi-family, commercial, and industrial class users’ bills for sewer and wastewater rates are calculated. Rates currently are determined based on average water usage during December, January, and February. Pima County is proposing to base rates on actual water usage. This proposal does not affect residential users.
Public input is sought on proposed changes to Sun Tran Routes 10 and 17. The proposals keep most of Route 10, but feature a redirect at West Prince Road to Curtis Road. They also keep most of Route 17, but feature a redirect at North Flowing Wells Road to the Tohono Transit Center.
Tucson Water and the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA) offer Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert, a guide to help residents create an attractive, water-efficient landscape. Plants listed include trees, shrubs, groundcovers, vines, cacti, and more. The plants featured were selected by landscape professionals and are drought hardy, tolerant of heat and cold, and adapted to our soil conditions.
The Arizona Symphonic Winds continues its "Music in the Park" fall concert series tomorrow, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. at the László Veres Amphitheater at Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. Established in 1986, the ensemble is a volunteer-based community concert band led by music director and conductor László Veres.
Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, a picnic basket, and enjoy an evening of entertainment for the entire family. All concerts in the series are free to attend.
Tucson Fire Department (TFD) units last night rescued a man from the Pantano Wash, near Kenyon Drive, after responding to a 911 call reporting someone clinging to a tree in the wash. A Swift Water Response team, including crews from the technical rescue team, were first to respond to the scene.
Food and outdoor fun are mentioned widely in the New York Times' Travel section that focuses on Tucson. The article, 36 Hours in Tucson, begins with a mention of our city being a university town with artists, intellectuals, and athletes who share their passions for food and fun.
Sun Link is expected to board its 4 millionth passenger today, Sept. 20. In celebration of the milestone benchmark, the lucky passenger will receive special gifts and recognition when he or she boards the streetcar.
Fiesta de los Bomberos welcomes the Gary Sinise Foundation as the Red, White, and Blue sponsor of the FDLB Feast and Fairways event on Sept. 21 and 22. Feast and Fairways is a gala dinner, auction, and firefighter golf tournament. Proceeds benefit wellness programs for local firefighters with cancer, cardiac, and mental health issues. Most of the funds raised will go to the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation (GTFF).
The Regional Municipalities Veterans Treatment Court, part of the Tucson City Court system, is the recipient of a $395,000 grant over each of the next five years from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Judge Michael Pollard recently announced the grant for the court and the creation of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (Southern Arizona Justice for Veterans) to support it.