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Newsletter 2

Jan. 24, 2020 - Vol. 5, No. 2

Seneca basin

Flood Control project brings stormwater basin to midtown neighborhood

The midtown Palo Verde neighborhood has for years battled the ravages of stormwater every time a substantial rain blows through. Now, the Pima County Regional Flood Control District is working to address the flooding issues the neighborhood regularly experiences.

The District has nearly completed construction of a stormwater retention basin that will help reduce localized flooding on Dodge Boulevard near Seneca Street. The basin will also provide a pocket park for the neighborhood that includes native vegetation, a walking trail and park benches.


Steam Pump Ranch

New Loop history map takes users on a trail through time

Hop on your bike or take stroll along The Chuck Huckelberry Loop and travel on a trail through time.

A trip along the Loop and nearby neighborhoods and communities offers a fascinating look at dozens of historical points of interest here in Pima County. Now, the County has created a map to help users explore Pima County’s heritage resources along The Loop.



Did you spot the difference?

We've got the answers to this week’s Spot the Difference challenge. This one features an adorable pup from Pima Animal Care Center resting comfortably on his colorful doggy bed featuring lots of shapes, which added to the complexity of this already-challenging test.

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 Feb. 12 and announced in our Feb. 14 issue of PCFYI. Happy hunting!


Online high school grad with child

Library celebrates third class of online high school grads

More than 100 people gathered Jan. 15 at the Nonprofit Library at the Community Foundation Campus to celebrate the 3rd graduating class of the Library's Career Online High School Program.

Launched in 2016, Career Online High School offers adult learners, age 22+, a chance to earn a fully accredited high school diploma and a career certificate in one of multiple high-demand fields, including home health care, office management, child care, and food and hospitality.


Ted Walker

The Way We Were:

Youth Day honors historic patron to parks, children

For 30 years, Pima County has observed Ted Walker Youth Day, an annual educational event organized by the Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department at Old Tucson. The day, writes our County historian, honors the work of a prominent businessman and philanthropist who served for two decades on the Pima County Parks and Recreation Commission to help shape our park system into what it is today.


lawn and garden graphic

Lawn and garden equipment vouchers can help you cut down pollution, save money

Got gas? Gasoline-powered lawn and garden equipment emits unhealthy air pollution, is noisy, and dealing with fuel is a hassle. If you’re interested in turning over a new leaf and going electric, have we got a deal for you!

Pima County DEQ recently launched a new Cut Down Pollution program, with funding from Arizona DEQ, to help reduce air pollution in Pima County. Residents can turn in gas-powered lawn and garden equipment and get up to $400 in vouchers toward the purchase of new, zero-emitting electric or battery powered landscaping equipment.



Pima County FAQs

Because it’s not every day you have to call a government office to get a vendor’s permit or ask a question about property taxes, 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 a future set of FAQs.


Kino Sports Complex

In Case You Missed It

Media outlets have been busy covering the various programs and initiatives of Pima County departments, from the opening of the new south expansion project at Kino Sports Complex to how lead poisoning prevention programs are protecting families in Pima County.

Check them out, in case you missed it.