Month: December 2023

Business, News, Top Stories

This Christmas, Let’s Shop Local

With Christmas approaching, you may be scrambling to find last-minute gifts. Before running to chain department stores, consider a local business for presents this year. According to an Indie Impact Study Series by research firm Civic Economics, for every dollar spent at a locally owned business, 43 cents remains in the economy compared to only 13 cents when spent at a non-locally owned business. Shopping locally not only keeps our economy strong, but often leads to unique finds for the perfect holiday gift. Small downtown businesses offer options from indie accessories to books and treats. Pop Cycle is a popular source for local upcycled items, and has two in-house brands: DDCo design for functional stuff such as magnets, coat racks, and plaques, and Monster Booty Threads for your fas...
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Pima Community College Interim Chancellor Releases Statement Regarding Nevada University Shooting

In the wake of yesterday's shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, which left three people dead, we ask that you keep the victim’s families, friends and loved ones and our fellow academic colleagues in your thoughts and prayers. These senseless acts of violence, many of which have occurred in places of learning, remind us of the work we need to do as a College and as a country to find solutions to gun violence and make our communities and campuses safe for all.  Today and tomorrow, we will have an increased presence of uniformed Pima Police Officers on all of our campuses, and they will be available to answer questions and address concerns. Additionally, we remind all employees and students that if you see something, say something. ...

Tucson Botanical Gardens Lights Up For The Holidays

Tucson Botanical Gardens will be illuminated with over one million lights for its annual holiday event, LightsUp!, Tuesday through Sunday until January 7th. Six areas of the gardens will be dedicated to this event, featuring luminaria chandeliers, lit animal props, punched tin stars, and a Christmas-themed soundtrack throughout the walk, which should take an estimated 45 minutes. Snacks and refreshments are available through the garden’s partnership with Edna’s Eatery. The event runs from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.; ticket prices may vary depending on date and time. Visitors can also admire the garden’s oversized catrinas in their Barrio Garden area. Created by notable artist Ricardo Soltero, the seven foot sculptures were set up for Dia de Muertos, but will remain until December 31st. Othe...