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Newsletter 2

Jan. 10, 2020- Volume 5, No. 1

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County partners with community on several Beyond Tucson events Jan. 11

Pima County facilities and departmental staff will play a key role in a host of events taking place Jan. 11 as part of Beyond Tucson, which provides meaningful activities around health-related outdoor activities and commemorates the Jan. 8, 2011, Tucson shootings that took six lives.

Anyone can take part in the free day of events, which includes a “Walk with a Doc” along the Rillito section of The Chuck Huckelberry Loop; a County Health Department-led run/bike/walk with free bike repairs; and a “Stroll and Roll” beginning at Christina-Taylor Green Park, among other events. The latter also will feature a visit by the “Stars of Hope” organization, a national group that uses the arts to promote healing in communities that have experienced tragedies.



Doggy 101: PACC behavior coordinator offers training tips

So, you received a puppy for the holidays and are now wondering how the heck to train it. Or perhaps you’ve decided to adopt a pet at Pima Animal Care Center, but want to know if we have any pets that are trained.

Thamzen Carson, behavior coordinator at Pima Animal Care Center, offers some suggestions in this Q & A.


spot the difference

Did you spot the difference?

We've got the answers to the first Spot the Difference challenge of 2020. This one is between two photos featuring the public art at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park.

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. 22 and announced in our Jan. 24 issue of PCFYI. Happy hunting!


Green Geek logo

Got questions? Ask the Green Geek.

Wondering how bad car idling really is for the environment? The risks of mercury contamination from eating fish? Or the impact of the devastating wildfires in Australia? Ask the Green Geek.

Pima County FYI has a monthly column featuring questions and answers on all things green. Our own Green Geek gets assistance on answering your questions from the sustainability experts in Pima County's Office of Sustainability and Conservation. Send your questions to And look for the column the second Friday of each month.


Loop users

Please take Loop survey

We want to know what you think of The Chuck Huckelberry Loop shared-use path. Your answers to this brief survey will help Pima County better understand the community's desires and needs regarding The Loop and active transportation.

Deadline for responses is Jan. 31.


Victim Services video

Victim services advocate training available

The Pima County Attorney’s Office Victim Services Division invites those who want to help someone in crisis to attend an informational session on training to become a victim advocate.

Sessions are Jan. 21 or Jan. 28, 6-8 p.m., at the Tucson Police Department Rillito Substation, 1310 W. Miracle Mile Road.


Southwest books

Southwest Books of the Year list now available

A favorite for readers who stay up late devouring the best of Southwest-themed books, the Library’s 43rd annual Southwest Books of the Year is now available! You can find your copy at libraries statewide and more than a dozen local and regional stores, including Antigone Books, Clues Unlimited, and all three Bookmans.


Road repair

Pima County FAQs

Because it’s not every day you have to call a government office to ask where to report a pothole or legally change your name, 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.



In Case You Missed It

It's tough keeping up on all the news out there. Here’s a quick review on some of the stories you might have missed in the news recently about Pima County.