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Nov. 22, 2019 - Volume 4, No. 38

Kino staff

Reaping what they sow: Kino staff works wonders to make the grass grow

Few of us in southern Arizona have lawns to maintain. Those who do often struggle to keep it thriving through our sultry summers and cool winters. Others avoid the problem altogether and put in artificial grass.

It’s not that easy at Kino Sports Complex.


Esmond train wreck

The Way We Were: Remembering Arizona’s deadliest train wreck

In a rapidly growing sunbelt community like ours, it is too often easy to forget our history. The 1903 disaster at Esmond Station, the deadliest train wreck in Arizona history, is an example of an incident that changed the course of political history, but its crash site went unremembered and neglected for decades.

Revisit the incident in our monthly County history column.


CHH at press conference

County wins national running award

The Road Runners Club of America honored County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry with an appreciation award Nov. 18  for his support in creating infrastructure, aka The Loop, to make Tucson a runner-friendly community.

At a press conference as part of the "Meet Me At Maynards" weekly walking event, the group formally announced Tucson's designation as a "Runner Friendly Community." The award marks Tucson's first civic award in the national running community.


WIB meeting

County’s approach to workforce development attracts national attention

Pima County's region-wide approach to building a more prosperous economy and its history of innovative public policy recently attracted the attention of a national workforce development expert who was in town as part of a nationwide listening tour.


Spot the difference photo

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 pictures to inspect.

Most photos will feature three differences with varying levels of difficulty. The next set of photos will be posted to Facebook and Instagram Dec. 4 and announced in our Dec. 6 issue of PCFYI.

Happy hunting!


Ignite icon

Libraries burning to help businesses and nonprofits

This month, the Pima County Public Library launched IGNITE, a host of services to assist aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners and nonprofits. Formerly dubbed Idea+Space and housed in the Main Library downtown, the new effort will expand to additional libraries throughout Pima County in 2020.


Christmas at Canoa

In Case You Missed It

From a don't-miss holiday event at Historic Canoa Ranch to the awarding of Small Business of the Year honors at the Nov. 19 Pima County Board of Supervisors meeting to your chance to sign up for the next Citizen Water Academy, here’s a look at news you may have missed this week.



Pima County FAQs

Because it’s not every day you have to call a government office to share concerns about a public restaurant or swimming pool, to report a dead animal in the road or address other issues, we’ve created this new section to highlight some of the most frequently asked questions received by our Pima County operator. 


Holidays and Publications

Our December issues of PCFYI will publish Dec. 6 and Dec. 20 to accommodate the Christmas holiday schedule. Also, please note that all non-essential County offices and libraries will be closed Nov. 28 and Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.