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Volunteers needed for Tucson Mountain Park trail building and restoration

Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation [cq] is calling for volunteers to assist in building 2.5 miles of trails at the Painted Hills Trails Park [cq] and help with Enchanted Hills Trail Park’s [cq] ongoing restoration efforts, according to Marcia Zamorano, [cq]a Pima County communication specialist. [cq]... Read more»

Gottschalk, deputy city manager, to take over Dallas pension fund

Kelly Gottschalk, a deputy city manager and former finance chief for Tucson, was announced Tuesday as the new head of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System — the same pension fund that lost millions on the ill-fated Painted Hills land deal.... Read more»

County draws up discount deal for Painted Hills

Pima County has reached a tentative agreement to purchase a long-sought-after tract of land in the Tucson Mountain foothills for $18 million less than the current owners, the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System, paid for it in 2006.... Read more»

City Council proposes land swap for Painted Hills

The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday to reconsider annexing the Painted Hills area, but will ask the county to pursue a land swap for the parcel.... Read more»