Sept. 24 PCFYI: Winning honors, getting batty and one gem of a museum

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Sept. 24, 2021 - Vo. 6, No. 18

Gem & Mineral Museum

This museum is truly a gem

Discover new treasures at The University of Arizona's Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum. The collection is worldwide in scope, but with specific emphasis on minerals from Arizona and Mexico.

Find the museum inside the Historic Pima County Courthouse, 115 N. Church Ave. You also can visit their website for ticket information and hours of operation. It's like experiencing the Gem Show year-round.



ICYMI: County tops with eviction funds, healthier environment and pets

Pima County’s work on environmental initiatives, eviction protection and helping pets is getting noticed. Learn why Tucson Electric Power is calling the County a trailblazer; how well the County is doing in helping landlords and tenants avoid costly evictions; and how the community stepped up when pets needed them the most.



It’s bat season
on The Loop

Did you know that almost 40,000 Mexican free-tail bats live under the Campbell Avenue bridge? And more than 20,000 bats live under the Broadway bridge over the Pantano Wash.

You won’t see them during the day along The Chuck Huckelberry Loop, but fall is peak season to see bats in action at sunset.


small business

County accepting nominations for Small Business of the Year Awards

The Pima County Small Business Commission is accepting nominations for the 2021 Small Business of the Year Awards. The commission presents the awards each year, judging nominees on criteria such as company culture, positive impact on Pima County and community involvement.

Nomination applications must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15.


dog walker

Girl Scouts know how to keep pets safe in the desert

Need advice on how to keep your pets safe in our desert environment? Check out these tips from Girls Scout Troop 217.

Lily and Marin worked with Pima Animal Care Center before putting together this video for their Bronze Award project. In it, they cover the topics of hot cars, hydration, dangerous desert critters and much more.



Take the bicycle-friendly community survey

Tucson and Pima County recently applied for the Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award from the League of American Bicyclists. You can share your thoughts and experiences on bicycling in the community.

Your input will help the League and the applicant community to better understand current bicycling conditions and potential areas for improvement.


Stephanie Mitchell

This library helps young people forge a better path

We would love to give you a tour of the library where Stephanie Mitchell works. There are bookshelves and displays that look more like a bookstore than a library. On every wall, there is artwork created by customers. Just outside the library’s east wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, you can’t miss the abundant community garden.

Unfortunately, we cannot let you inside since this library is located in the Pima County Juvenile Court Center’s Juvenile Detention Center.