Sorry if you came looking for my usual brand of snark today… I just can’t muster any attitude with the headlines I came across for you this morning.
Plus, it’s summer. The streets are emptier, the evenings are longer, and the midday temps are a great excuse for una siesta. Life in the Old Pueblo was good this weekend.
Let’s just celebrate that for a sec, shall we?
SHE’LL BE COMIN’ BACK ROUND THE MOUNTAINS
Local hero Gabrielle Giffords is in town to support CD8 candidate Ron Barber.
But the big news is that Gabby could be back in the Old Pueblo for good soon… and I mean that both literally and figuratively.
While Giffords is unlikely to seek elected office, her husband told Tucsonans that the former Congresswoman wants to return to her hometown, and hopes to again work in public service.
Can I get a hallelujah?!?!?
SKATEBOARDING IS NOT A CRIME — IT’S AN HONOR
Some way-cool anonymous person donated $7500 to build local kids a skate park. Then a way-cool homeowners’ association matched that money.
Which inspired way-cool Midvale Park residents to knock on doors, collecting signatures to name the skate park after the youngest victim of Tucson’s Jan. 8 mass shooting.
On Saturday, the way-cool project was dedicated. Now the Christina-Taylor Green memorial skate park facility stands as permanent, daily testament to the life of one way-cool kid.
You won’t be forgotten, Christina.
HELLO, HI CORBETT!!
The Wildcat baseball program is loving its new digs over at Hi Corbett Field.
Spirits are up, and so are wins. In fact, this season UA advanced to its first College World Series in 22 years.
But wait, there’s more! Ticket sales have jumped nearly $30,000 in the single season since Hi Corbett became Wildcat Country.
That’s a lot of peanuts and Cracker Jack, baby!
Monsoon season is set to kick off on the 15th!
These sudden, powerful storms are a perennial fave for locals — big, fat droplets being flung around by hot winds — is there anything better?
Yes. Being prepared is better.
Monsoons are no joke, and as beautiful as they are, if you don’t know how to respect them, they can be deadly. So bump up your Summer Storm Savvy.
Then sit back and enjoy the show.