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Dec. 20, 2019 - Volume 4, No. 40

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A video review of 2019 in Pima County

More than 7,000 employees work in service to the residents and visitors of Pima County. Pima County touches the lives of every resident and visitor in one way or another and all of us here strive to make the lives of the people of Pima County better. Please enjoy this look back at the year that was, and we thank you for your support and investment in your county government. We hope you had a wonderful 2019 and an even better 2020. Happy New Year.



The Way We Were:

When Pima County and Tucson wished upon a star

History is almost as often about what does not happen as it is about what does happen. One local example, writes our County historian, is the story of an ambitious proposal to build a City-County planetarium named for a hometown hero, a project that did not as much fail as it transformed into something else.


Health care workers event

Pilot program puts future health care leaders on path to success

A pilot program designed to improve health care access among underserved or hard-to-reach groups recently got off the ground in Pima County. The effort aims to increase the number of Community Health Workers (CHW) in low-income and minority populations who often avoid seeking medical treatment due to financial, cultural or even historical concerns.


grease campaign

Bring used cooking oils to Jan. 4 grease event

The last thing you want this holiday season is a clogged drain. As you prepare your favorite holiday dishes, the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department reminds you to properly dispose of your excess cooking oil and grease. Six collection sites will be open Jan. 4.


Nova Home Loans Bowl trophy

Help support Nova Home Loans Bowl

Attending the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl Dec. 31 means more than a good time. Your support also helps local charities. This year’s game pits the Wyoming Cowboys against the Georgia State Panthers. Other activities include a pep rally, tailgating, fireworks and a post-game New Year’s Eve bash downtown.



Rabies Control and Kennel Men: A Look Back at PACC 50 Years Ago

As Pima Animal Care Center began collecting information for its end-of-year report, it became evident how much the shelter had changed. Kristen Hassen, Director of Animal Services, Pima Animal Care Center, reflects on how far PACC has come in 50 years.


Big Boy train

Did you spot the difference?

We've got the answers to this week's Spot the Difference challenge between two photos taken in October when Big Boy, an old-time steam locomotive, rolled into the Historic Train Depot in downtown Tucson.

Be sure to like or follow our Pima County Facebook and Instagram pages and be on the lookout 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 Jan. 8 and announced in our Jan. 10 issue of PCFYI. Happy hunting!



Under the Dome: Tucson International Airport a hub of economic activity

Tucson International Airport does a lot more than fly 3.5 million people a year around the country. It also serves as a hub of economic activity that supports more than 40,000 regional jobs and contributes more than $7.4 billion to the local economy, writes County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry.


Reading Rainbow club

Rainbow Reads Book Club moves to Woods Library in 2020

Rainbow Reads: A Positively Queer Reading Circle is doing something different as it moves into its third year: moving. The Rainbow Reads Book Club will start meeting the third Sunday of even months (beginning in February) from 1 to 3 p.m. at Woods Library, 3455 N. First Ave. Join us!



Pima County FAQs

Because it’s not every day you have to call a government office ask about getting a passport or where you report graffiti, we’ve created this new section to highlight some of the most frequently asked questions received by our Pima County operator. In every issue of PCFYI, 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.


constable logo

Apply for 9th Precinct constable opening

The Pima County Board of Supervisors is accepting Letters of Interest, Resumes and Financial Disclosure Statement Forms from individuals interested in being considered for the appointment to fill the vacancy of Pima County Constable, Justice Precinct 9.

The submission deadline is Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at 5 p.m.


Lights of the World

Happy Holidays from Pima County

Pima County's non-essential offices will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, and Wednesday, Jan. 1. Emergency response agencies will maintain operations.

Look for our next issue of Pima County FYI on Friday, Jan. 10.