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Newsletter 2

Dec. 6, 2019 - Volume 4, No. 39

Tucson Cancer Conquerors

Cancer doesn’t stand a chance against this group

Jean’s a university professor who has beat cancer four different times. Gila was a single mother of two with no one to turn to when she got – and eventually beat – her cancer diagnosis. Aleesia, Carole, Ebony and Liz have similar tales of triumph.

They’re just a few of the Tucson Cancer Conquerors, a group that meets regularly at Pima County’s Brandi Fenton Memorial Park for exercise, edibles, strength and support.


Cienega Creek

Conservation on the creek: Biologists monitor Cienega’s wildlife

In the Cienega Creek Natural Preserve it’s easy to forget you’re in the Sonoran Desert.

The preserve lies about 25 miles southeast of downtown Tucson, still very much in the desert, but here saguaro, ocotillo and cholla give way to dense grass stands and tall cottonwood, mesquite and willow trees.

The scenic spot is also a work site for biologists with the Pima County Office of Sustainability and Conservation and Arizona Game and Fish Department whose job it is to run an ongoing wildlife monitoring program at the preserve.


Spot the Difference photo

Did you spot the difference?

Here are the answers to this week's Spot the Difference challenge between two photos featuring the South Complex construction work at Kino Sports Complex

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. 18 and announced in our Dec. 20 issue of PCFYI. Happy hunting!


Green Geek logo

Got enviro questions?

Ask the County’s Green Geek

Wondering what the downside is to "fast fashion?" Or how to live a greener lifestyle in 2020? Ask the Green Geek.

Pima County FYI has a monthly column featuring questions and answers on all things green. Our Green Geek gets assistance on answering your questions from the sustainability experts in Pima County's Office of Sustainability and Conservation.


Christmas cat

A kitty for Christmas? Why pets can be great holiday gifts

If you believe those memes on social media, every pet adopted over the holidays ends up back in the shelter within a few weeks. And while it’s true that taking on a pet is a big commitment, our staff at Pima Animal Care Center wants to bust the myth that adopting a pet as a gift is a bad idea.


2019 books

Checking out the best books of 2019

Wondering what the best books of 2019 were for teens, children, adults? Or how about the best history books? Thrillers? Romances?

The Pima County Public Library has compiled the “best of” lists from various organizations and genres just in time for your holiday reading pleasure.


Mt. Lemmon

Pima County FAQs

Because it’s not every day you have to call a government office to file a court document, get a building permit 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.

Every two weeks we’ll highlight a new set. Do you have a question on a government office? E-mail us and we’ll include it in our next set of FAQs.