VENOMOUS CREATURES OF THE DESERT
|Event Type: All Ages
Age Group(s): Family – All Ages
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Would you like to hear and see venomous spiders, centipedes and other bugs? Then come and meet the Venomous Expert Cale and find out more about his research project with rattlesnakes and other venomous creatures in the Waddell area.
Library: White Tank Branch Branch location
- Thursdays 9:00am to 1:00pm
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Grass-fed beef and specialty cheeses, cage-free eggs
- Locally produced honey, jams, jellies, hummus & salsa
- Fresh baked goods
- RCSC Clubs
- Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day; on hiatus June through September
Drivers can expect 15-minute delays on U.S. 93 just north of Wickenburg from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday as Arizona Department of Transportation crews work to widen and upgrade the highway.
Both directions of traffic will be diverted to newly constructed southbound lanes along on a five-mile segment of U.S. 93 between State Routes 71 and 89.
ADOT began the expansion project on this stretch of the highway, a key link between Phoenix and Las Vegas, in February and expects to be finished in November. The department said the project will upgrade the two-lane road to a modern four-lane highway. After the widening is finished, the road’s northbound lanes will also be repaved and repainted.
The $12.5 million task adds to the $350 million ADOT has spent to improve the busy roadway over the past 17 years.
Passengers Advised of Possible Bus Strike After Vote
Sep. 29, 2015
The Phoenix Public Transit Department has been informed by Transdev, one of its contracted bus service providers, that the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1433 will convene its members on Sept. 30, 2015, for a meeting where a vote to authorize a strike could occur. If ATU membership votes to approve such action, the company’s bus operators will have authority to strike in the future. A strike could disrupt bus service citywide, however at present bus service is operating normally.
Passengers are advised to check the status of possible bus service impacts by visiting the city of Phoenix Public Transit’s website, www.phoenix.gov/publictransit, Valley Metro’s website, www.valleymetro.org, or by calling Valley Metro Customer Service at 602-253-5000.
Collective bargaining agreements for the employees working under the Transdev contract, which operates 34 of Phoenix’s bus routes, expired June 30, 2015 and were extended to Sept. 30. These routes are some of the most heavily used in the city, including 0-Central Ave.; 7-7th Street; 8-7th Avenue and all RAPID commuter routes. Transdev and the ATU, which represents bus operators, have been in ongoing negotiations since April 2015.
Brenda Yanez, 602-261-8392
Phoenix Installs New Street Signs to Discourage Bicyclists From Riding Against Traffic
Sep. 29, 2015
- When drivers turn onto a street, they may only look for traffic coming from one direction. Riding against traffic means turning motorists may not even look for you.
- Road signs and signals are oriented towards traffic traveling in the correct direction. If you ride against traffic, you can’t see the signs and signals.