Feb. 12 PCFYI: Checking in, riding hard, watching owls

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Newsletter 2

Feb. 12, 2021 - Vol. 6, No. 3

raul munoz

Check in with loved ones regularly, including this Valentine's Day

Mental health is an often neglected component of our overall well-being. It should be on all of our radars, especially now during these trying times.

Pimahelpline.org offers lots of resources and strategies to help you, your friends and loved ones remain positive during this Valentine's Day or throughout the year as part of its Check In Challenge.



Little guy takes a big ride on The Loop

A local family completed the entire Chuck Huckelberry Loop Feb. 6 with a 3-year-old leading the way.

Young Jaxson rode point with brother Jasper and parents Heidi Harley and Art Torrance joining along on a final one-mile stretch from the Julian Wash Archeological Park to the trailhead at Silver Lake Road and Santa Cruz Lane.

“As far as we know, Jaxson, at 3 years, 9 months, may be the youngest person yet to ride the whole Loop!” Harley said.


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Got questions? Ask Pima County’s Green Geek

Wondering if there's a home for those old rags of yours? Or what to do with your Amazon Prime shipping envelopes?

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 fyinewsletter@pima.gov. And look for the column the second Friday of each month.



Monitoring pygmy owls helps County biologists balance conservation efforts with development plans

Hiking through the desert in search of pygmy owls was all part of a day's work for three Pima County wildlife biologists who spent an early autumn morning on County-managed ranch property near Three Points to monitor the elusive bird.

They were there doing the County’s due diligence under the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan and the related Multi-species Conservation Plan, County policies that require monitoring of federally listed endangered species as well as non-listed species on lands the County either owns or manages.


Cupid the dog

PACC pups: This Cupid will steal your heart

You have the special opportunity to add the perfect love to your life and his name is Cupid. And just in time for Valentine’s Day! 

He is currently living in a Pima Animal Care Center foster home, but he’d really love to find his forever family.


Writer in Residence

Meet the Library’s newest Writer in Residence

Get a one-on-one consultation with the Pima County Public Library's newest writer in residence.

Award-winning author Gregory McNamee assumed the role Feb. 4 and will offer consultations every Tuesday and Thursday as well as virtual workshops.