TUCSON WATER: 36-INCH PIPELINE AT PIMA MINE ROAD CANNOT ACCOMMODATE TWO INCOMING 36-INCH CONNECTIONS - M&C voted unanimously yesterday to tentatively adopt 11 criteria determining who may connect to an existing 36-inch pipeline, serving the Pima Mine Road Recharge Project, jointly owned by the City and the Central Arizona Project. Before the vote, Tucson Water officials told the council that the utility's 36-inch existing pipeline can't accommodate both 36-inch pipelines that Farmers Investment Co. and Community Water Co. of Green Valley have proposed to take CAP to southern Pima County. Community Water Co. plans to recharge CAP water to compensate for groundwater pumping that Rosemont Copper will do for its proposed mine. From the Star.

TUCSON WATER RECIEVES HIGH CREDIT RATING - Moody’s Investor Service has assigned a rating of Aa2 and stable outlook to three upcoming Tucson Water bond sales. The rating of Aa2 describes an investment grade of high quality and very low credit risk. From Moody’s.

TPD OFFICERS TRAIN IN SPECIAL EXERCISE AT TCC - TPD officers participated in a training exercise at the Tucson Convention Center today. Members of the department’s Specialized Response Division, the SWAT Team and the Explosive and Hazardous Device Detail (a.k.a. Bomb Squad) are running scenarios of “high-risk or armed resistance type incidents ... in light of recent events that have occurred in Aurora, Colo., and Boston,” said TPD spokesman Sgt. Chris Widmer. From the Star.

TUCSON NAMED IN TRAVEL CHANNEL’S “TOP 10 CYCLING CITIES” - “This desert oasis has more bicycle infrastructure than any other city in the US, boasting more than 700 miles of designated bikeways,” says the Travel Channel in their recent feature, “Top 10 Cycling Cities in US.” From the Travel Channel.

TUCSON PARKS FOUNDATION PRESENTS THIRD ANNUAL “NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK” WITH TUCSON PADRES - The Tucson Parks Foundation, which celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year, is sponsoring its 3rd annual Night at the Ballpark with the Tucson Padres on Wednesday , May 29th, at 7:05 p.m. at Kino Stadium. Discounted general admission Padres tickets are available for $4 (a $7 value) from the Tucson Parks Foundation website. All fundraising from this event helps to support Tucson Parks and Recreation KIDCO programs. Purchases of 20 tickets or more will receive a 25% discount at checkout. Read the news release from Parks & Rec here.