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The annual Blues Heritage Festival is Sunday, Oct. 19 at Rillito Park Racetrack infield at 4502 N. 1st Avenue near River Road from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Live music will be playing all day in an outdoor family friendly environment. Children 18 and under are free, advance tickets available at all Bookman’s locations and through Paypal at http://azblues.org for $8, $10 at the gate. This year our motto is “Blues for Pink” and will donate a portion of our proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and 80% of all funds donated in Tucson stay in Tucson to help survivors and families.
This time of year marks a solemn occasion for anyone who believes in the unquestionable power of freedom and liberty.
Heirloom Farmers Markets celebrates Heritage Foods Festival with their First Annual Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner, RIPE: Regionally Inspired Plates for the Evening. This inaugural Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner is presented in conjunction with Edible Baja Arizona and Zona 78, and will be held Sept. 17 and Sept. 18 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. each evening at Zona 78 on River Road.
The Environmental Protection Agency set new limits Wednesday on emissions from six Arizona industrial facilities in order to reduce haze at 17 national parks and wilderness areas, including the Grand Canyon.
5:39 PM UPDATE: All Pima Community College classes are cancelled for the remainder of the day due to the storm.
The Loop shared-use path on the north bank of the Rillito River at Via Entrada Wash will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 27, and will require all users to use a temporary detour around the construction area.
Upgrades and improvements to the Marana Water Reclamation Facility made during the past year have resulted in a more efficient collection and treatment system, according to the town of Marana’s utilities director.
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Spring Fling is returning to the UA Mall, where it all began 40 years ago.
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Scented herbs, freshly arranged flowers, seasoned vegetables and fruits and desert trees fill a 3.5-acre lot at Rillito Nursery and Garden Center where employees daily care for the plants. For many years now, the nursery has served people by providing well-grown plants, landscaping, educational tips and a garden center.
The 2014 horse races at Rillito Park Horse Race Track, Tucson's historical landmark for quarter horse racing since 1940, run for eight consecutive weekends (Saturday-Sundays), February 8 - March 30. Live betting, cold beer, and fast horses. It's the birthplace of "the photo finish," camera system that helps identify the winner in those "neck and neck" races, and the track is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Beginning this week, Pima County will be undertaking a river park improvement project on the north bank of the Rillito River from La Cholla Boulevard to Campbell Avenue. This 4.5 mile section of river park is the oldest and most highly used section of The Loop.
Bicyclists and pedestrians will be able to travel from The Loop to Mike Jacob Sports Park and Xtreme Fun Spot on a car-free path when a Pima County construction project ends in February.
On Tuesday, October 8 around 3:30 p.m., Marana Police Department officers responded to the National Bank of America located at 11853 West Marana Road in response to a robbery that occurred. Upon arrival, the officers determined that the suspects had fled from the scene.
Standing in the middle of downtown Tucson, not far from the Pima County Courthouse, is the monument to the Mormon Battalion, remembering the first time the United States military came to the Old Pueblo in 1846. They were the only religious unit to serve in the American military and their trek of 2,000 miles was the longest continual march in U.S. history.