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July 10, 2020 - Vol. 5, No. 9

love notes

Virus causes separation, but Pima Love Notes project connects

A card. A message. A hand-colored picture. Words of motivation, inspiration.

The goal of the Pima Love Notes project is simple yet significant.

“We want to send a smile,” says Cecilia Nguyen.

Nguyen is the volunteer coordinator with the Pima County Emergency Operations Center amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The targets of those smiles are people in long-term care and assisted-living facilities who are isolated from friends and family due to health restrictions because of the coronavirus. You can help send those smiles.


Stores along the Loop

Survey findings could spur development along The Loop

Wouldn’t you love to take a bike ride along The Chuck Huckelberry Loop knowing you’d have easy access to the new bakery or brew pub that just opened?

Pima County’s Development Services Office is looking to make that happen, thanks to the survey findings of a University of Arizona graduate student.

The department has begun to examine policy ideas that would spur development to serve commuters as well as recreational cyclists and pedestrians along The Loop in the unincorporated areas, about 18 miles of pathway.


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Got questions? Ask Pima County's Green Geek.

Looking for ways to keep yourself and the environment safe as you exercise outdoors? Want to know how to crank up the air conditioning without polluting the planet? Or are you curious about which plants might be healthful for you and your family as you spend more time indoors?

Ask the Green Geek.

You can send your questions about all things green to And look for the column the second Friday of each month.



Floods follow fires, so make sure your insurance is up to date

Wildfires such as the Bighorn Fire leave the ground charred, barren, and unable to absorb water, increasing the risk of floods.

Pima County Board of Supervisors Chairman Ramón Valadez and Tucson Association of Realtors President Billy Mordka teamed up to inform residents about the risks and the importance of flood insurance.

Watch their video message and learn more about issues around flooding and how to protect your property at



LROW artwork

Students share poetry, artwork as part of Living River project

With poetry, paintings, essays and more than a little science thrown in, Pima County’s Living River of Words project introduces children to watersheds and wetland habitats.

Students age 5-19 do their exploring through scientific investigations along a stream or some other field trip, then share their impressions through poetry and the visual arts. This year, their creations are being shared online.



Your local library has all the history behind Hamilton

"Don't throw away your shot" at learning the history behind what critics have called "the greatest musical written yet."

With the official Broadway recording of Hamilton now premiering, when is a better time to dive deep in to the "The 10 Dollar Founding Father's" life and story?