Sept. 27 Pima County FYI Newsletter

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Sept. 27, 2019 - Volume 4, No. 34

Medical Examiner's Office

Death’s detectives: Forensic anthropologists play vital role in Office of the County Medical Examiner

On a hot summer morning in the desert wilderness of southern Arizona, a man -- probably in his 20s or 30s -- falls to the ground, exhausted and dehydrated after walking through the night from the international border with Mexico. His eventual death is one of the many mysteries County forensic anthropologists must now unravel for the Office of Medical Examiner.


Road repair

Help determine criteria for repairing local roads

The Pima County Transportation Advisory Committee (PCTAC) wants to hear from you. Take our online survey on the PCTAC website to help us set the criteria for repair prioritization of paved local roads in unincorporated Pima County for Fiscal Year 2020/2021.


Anna Sullinger

Veteran County Recorder served as a model for public service officials

Though they often operate with a low profile, county “row officers,” namely the assessor, recorder, school superintendent, sheriff and treasurer, do much of the public-facing grunt work of local government.

A prime example was County Recorder Anna Sullinger, the longest-serving County elected official.


Spot the difference

Did you spot the difference?

Here are the answers to this week's Spot the Difference challenge. Be sure to like or follow our Pima County Facebook and Instagram pages and be on the lookout every other Wednesday for a new set of pics to inspect.

Every photo will feature three differences with varying levels of difficulty. The next set of photos will be posted to Facebook and Instagram Oct. 9 and announced in our Oct. 11 issue of PCFYI.

Happy hunting!


Rachel Beaty

Criminal justice advocate keeps housing pilot project moving forward

The first few steps of a journey often prove the most difficult, especially when it leads down twisting paths to parts unknown. Having a guide can make finding the way much easier.

Currently, almost three dozen formerly homeless individuals have started down a new track as part of Pima County's "Housing First" pilot project.

The two-year experiment seeks to test whether providing housing improves the physical, mental and social well-being of clients while also reducing criminal justice and healthcare system costs and strain by providing them with a place to stay. 



Domestic Violence Awareness logo

Donate, attend walk for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Pima County is again participating in the Paint Pima Purple campaign, designed to raise awareness and help eradicate domestic abuse. Members of the public can support the campaign, which runs throughout October, in a number of ways.


Prairie dog at Desert Museum

Water conservation a priority at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

It’s no secret that water is one of the not-so-secret ingredients of the beauty of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, a Pima County-leased property. It’s why responsible water use is one of the Museum’s highest priorities as a desert conservation organization.


John Peck

Peck elected president of Arizona Justice of the Peace Association

The Arizona Justice of the Peace Association elected officers and directors for the 2019-2020 year during its annual judicial conference in Prescott Sept. 3-6. Ajo Justice Court Presiding Justice John Peck was elected president by a vote of his peers, succeeding Payson Justice of the Peace Dorothy Little. 


Teen art

Library seeks submissions for 'Worlds of Imagination Teen Art Contest'

Teens who like to draw have until Sept. 30 to submit their sci-fi, fantasy, comic or manga art to the Library’s “Worlds of Imagination Teen Art Contest.”

Winners can earn a $50 gift certificate and have their art displayed at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library downtown. Winners also will have the opportunity to have a showing, design a poster, teach a class, or work with a professional artist.