Jan. 22 PCFYI: Expanding vaccines, saving sewers and loving The Loop

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Newsletter 2

Jan. 22, 2021 - Volume 6, No. 2

Teacher getting vaccinated

Additional vaccine distribution points added

Pima County said it quickly would expand capacity to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine.

It has.

“We can put vaccine into people’s arms,” said Pima County Chief Medical Officer and Deputy County Administrator Dr. Francisco Garcia. “We are ready to go. All we are waiting on is for vaccine to be available.”


David Dean

For one County resident, The Loop served as perfect pandemic pastime

David Dean could have done a lot of things when the pandemic forced him to give up his volunteer stint with two groups supporting the Santa Catalina Ranger District of Coronado National Forest.

Binge-watching TV shows. Putting on the pandemic pounds.

Instead, he got into the best shape of his life, thanks to a lot of intestinal fortitude and easy access to The Chuck Huckelberry Loop.


Dillinger Courtroom

Take part in Dillinger Days, straight from the courtroom

Staff from downtown Tucson's iconic Hotel Congress will be inside the renovated Dillinger Courtroom at the Historic Pima County Courthouse Jan. 22 for a virtual celebration of Dillinger Days. As part of the renovations of the Historic Courthouse, the County has worked to restore the room to its1930s glory.

Watch Hotel Congress' Facebook page beginning Jan. 24 for a virtual reenactment in which staff will talk up the history of the room, and promote the courtroom's opening later this year as an exhibit.


Loop users

Help make The Loop the #1 trail in the nation

The Chuck Huckelberry Loop has been nominated for a USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award as one of the Best Recreational Trails in the United States!

If you love The Loop, let the rest of the nation know. You can vote once a day, per person before Feb. 14.



Three new judges appointed to Superior Court Bench

Gov. Doug Ducey announced Jan. 19 the appointments of Jeffrey Sklar, Lisa Abrams and Gary Cohen to the Pima County Superior Court.

They fill vacancies created by the appointment of Judge John Hinderaker to the United States District Court, District of Arizona, and the retirement of Judges Gus Aragón and Leslie Miller.


RWRD facility

Keeping sewers safe, one flush at a time

What do you know about those flushable (not really) wipes? Because they might be handy for cleaning up germy hands, but they can cause major problems in the sewer systems when flushed.

Find out from Pima County Wastewater Reclamation why those disposable wipes rarely biodegrade in our sewers.


Read Black book cover

#ReadBlack Book Club is changing it up in 2021

Pima County Public Library’s Kindred Team invites you to Read Black!

Join us as we further the conversation on Black literature, history, and culture. This monthly book club will include facilitated conversations about books focused on the Black experience, both fictional and real. Members of the library's Kindred team will guide discussion about each of the selected books.