The annual gem show that started it all opens tomorrow, Feb. 14, at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). Presented by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, the 65th Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® - Wulfenite is Loved, is expected to attract thousands of treasure hunters from around the world.
Sunset magazine just published what it calls "The Only Food and Drink Guide You Need for a Weekend in Tucson." From baked goods to single-malt whiskey, Sunset lists 10 of its favorite spots in Tucson.
Some of the places mentioned include Agustin Kitchen, Pueblo Vida Brewing Company, 5 Points Market & Restaurant, Barrio Bread, Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress, and several other coffee shops, bars, and restaurants.
Tucson City Manager Michael Ortega recently presented the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona with a check for more than $150,000. The donations were received from City of Tucson employees through the Employee Combined Appeal Program (ECAP).
Watch the Tucson 12 video linked below for more information and to see the check presentation.
The position is responsible for conducting real-time crime investigative research, and analyzing and reporting on gathered information to support detectives and officers. An analyst also conducts investigative research of alleged criminal activities, performs background searches on suspected criminals, and monitors social networking sites.
Duties include reviewing proposed land use changes for compliance with codes, area plans, and policies. A planner provides assistance to the public regarding zoning issues and transportation programs, and drafts code amendments and correspondence related to coordinating projects.
The Tucson Delivers program continues purchasing equipment, vehicles, and updating facilities for the Tucson Fire Department and the Tucson Police Department. An update event at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 13, at Fire Station #9 (6275 E. Eastland St.) will focus on new paramedic ambulance units that will be in service soon, and you'll have the chance to see Fire Station #9 before it undergoes a complete rebuild.
The Public Safety Communications Department is recruiting public safety service operators to receive both emergency and non-emergency requests for assistance from the public and pass critical information to police and fire dispatchers.
There's still time for parents of uninsured children to register for free dental care. Give Kids a Smile Day Tucson will be held this Saturday, Feb. 16, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 S. Anklam Road.
Tucson Parks and Recreation will host a 3-on-3 Rodeo Classic Basketball Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. at the William M. Clements Recreation Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive. Age divisions are 9-12 and 13-15.
Registration is underway through Feb. 19, and teams must register in person at the Clements Center. The cost is $10 per team (cash only), and awards will be given to the top two teams. A team hot shot competition will be held prior to the tournament finals.
Arizona 811 reminds everyone that shallow digging is still digging, Contact 811 to have all underground utilities located and marked before excavating in any way, anywhere in Arizona. Two full working days (excluding weekends and state holidays) are required in advance for scheduling a locator, whose marks are good for 15 days.