Pima County, AZ


TEP warns of high energy demand during heat wave

Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos said the county's jail is showing signs of neglect and age. Tucson City Council pushes decision on water rates back at least two weeks. Tucson Water customers living outside the city limits will have to wait a little longer to find out if their bills are going up.
Pima, AZpima.gov

Free pet microchip clinic begins June 21 at PACC

PIMA COUNTY, June 21, 2021 – Pima Animal Care Center is holding a FREE pet microchip clinic starting June 21. The event will be held in the multipurpose room at the shelter, 4000 North Silverbell Road, from 9 to 11 a.m. each day. This is open to the public, and no appointment is needed.
Pima County, AZSignalsAZ

County to Offer Summer Youth Program at Community Centers in July

Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation (NRPR) will offer a summer youth program at several of its community centers next month, from July 6 to July 29. The program will be offered at Catalina Community Center, Drexel Heights Community Center, Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, Littletown Community Center, and Robles Ranch Community Center, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Online registration for this program opens Wednesday, June 23, at 6 a.m.; to register, visit apm.activecommunities.com/nrpr.
Tucson, AZtucson.com

Letters to the Editor June 20

The City Counsel may raise water rates for unincorporated areas. Justification is they use more. Forget that bills already increase with consumption, and an inverted rate structure already assures higher use customers pay more per gallon. Forget that no valid cost of service study indicates a need. Forget that Tucson...
Tucson, AZtucson.com

Tucson Opinion: City shouldn't hike water rates on Pima County customers

The following is the opinion and analysis of the writer:. The city of Tucson’s plan to impose a rate differential on Tucson Water customers who live in unincorporated Pima County is unlikely to accomplish its stated goal of increasing annexation of unincorporated areas, violates an agreement between the city and Pima County and is contrary to the legislative intent of the Central Arizona Project.
Tucson, AZGreen Valley News and Sun

Excessive heat worsens drought, increases wildfire risk

The official start to the 2021 monsoon is coming in hot, with excessive heat warnings in effect across Pima County and much of Southern Arizona through the weekend. On Tuesday, the first official day of the monsoon, Tucson shattered a 125-year record when it hit 115 degrees. The mark was two degrees shy of the city’s all-time record of 117 degrees, set June 26, 1990.
Arizona StateKOLD-TV

Ethics board asks Pima County constable to resign

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The State of Arizona Constable, Ethics and Training Board has asked District 4 Constable Oscar Vasquez to resign and if not, the Pima County Board of Supervisors to suspend him for 180 days without pay. The Supervisors will decide his fate at its June...