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I am very pleased to announce that District 1 will be receiving a large portion of the $5 million allocated for road repairs this year. Although the County Administrator did not approve of road repair funds being allocated for neighborhood roads, there was some good news for residents when the Board approved $1.9 million for arterial road repair projects in District 1 at the November 18th Board of Supervisors meeting. While I did ask for consideration of funding neighborhood roads in failing condition, I was informed by the Director of Transportation that only arterial roads would be addressed. Regardless, at this time of Thanksgiving, I am very thankful that my fellow Supervisors approved any funding for District 1 road repairs and hope we can continue to work to find solutions to our road problems.
Special Olympics El Tour de Tucson route skirts the edge of Tucson, so if you are out and about in your car on ride day, it’s very likely you will encounter some of the 9,000 cyclists, 2,600 volunteers and officials on the route – as well as many thousands of spectators. Please be on the lookout.
Residents of four homeowner’s associations are butting heads with Davis Development and Properties, LLC over a proposed neighborhood development in proximity to Canada Del Oro’s Highlands Wash.
Julian DeAlva (left), Brady Arffa and Levi White (right) help clean the Canada Del Oro Wash that runs under East Pusch View Lane.
Eli Pallanes (left), Quinn McKearney, Cole Madril and Rylund Gonzales (right) walk in the Canada Del Oro wash. The club baseball time has volunteered to adopt the wash and will be responsible to clean it at least twice a year.
Jaden Barriga waits for instructions on where to pick up trash in the Canada Del Oro Wash.
Brennan Tryk (left), Riley Tobin and Fabian Mata (right) cheer as they start to walk down the Canada Del Oro Wash.
Best Mom and Pop Business Two-time winner
Best Dentist Two-time winner
The Pima Community College baseball team (20-11) closed out the South Mountain CC Tournament on Saturday with another dominating pitching performance and its balanced offense as the Aztecs beat Douglas College (Canada) 10-0 in eight innings.
Savor Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival
Longtime Northwest area dentist Tom L. Hossfeld, DDS, has decided to retire from dentistry and sold his practice to Steven Priftakis, DMD, effective late in July.
Current road closures in Pima County
The Pima Community College baseball team (4-9-1, 1-3 in conference) dropped a doubleheader at South Mountain on Tuesday.
La Cholla Road at the Canada Del Oro Wash will likely reopen late this afternoon after being closed down due to a piece of roadway washing away, the result of the weekend’s heavy rainfall.
There is a new youth sports league coming in 2013. The new program will be a tackle and flag football league, along with a cheerleading program for all ages.
Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation staff are installing 124 new signs on the Rillito River Park portion of The Loop this month. Signs provide directions at intersections and also show distances to points of interest along The Loop.