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Film Tucson: Lack of Arizona film incentives has 'Duster' making tracks out of town

We landed the pilot episode of "Duster" thanks to our ability to connect the producers with affordable hotels, cinematic locations, and our hard-working local crew base. But due to our lack of state film incentives, we're unsure if the rest of the show will come to Tucson.... Read more»

Pima County to spend $1 million in COVID relief grants to promote tourism recovery

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of using $1 million in federal COVID relief funding to promote tourism. Two grants awarded to Visit Tucson and Tucson City of Gastronomy will help advertise the local UNESCO designation. ... Read more»

Visit Tucson CEO leaving for Texas, search begins for replacement

Brent DeRaad, Visit Tucson’s President & CEO for the past nine years, announced his resignation today to become the head of the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau in Texas.... Read more»

It’s a fiesta: Cultural celebration features game between Wildcats, Mexican Winter League team

The University of Arizona Wildcats will start their season with a party-like atmosphere featuring music and unique foods as the backdrop - all part of the Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta - an event that attracts fans who enjoy baseball and immersing themselves in Mexican culture.... Read more»

‘Nuestro equipo’: Az Diamondbacks’ City Connect jerseys showcase Hispanic fans

Featuring “Serpientes” across the chest, a snake curled around a red sun and the Arizona flag, the new Sonoran-sand-colored Diamondbacks Nike City Connect jerseys pay homage to the Hispanic community in Arizona.... Read more»

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Huckelberry: Preserving iconic courthouse through adaptive reuse

For mostly all of its nearly 90-year history, the Pima County Historic Courthouse was exactly that, a courthouse. Last month, the Board of Supervisors approved leases by the UA Mineral Museum and Visit Tucson, giving this grand old building a new life as a tourist attraction and resource center. ... Read more»

Wish you were here: CBP tries to sell Nogales to reluctant officers

In real estate, the saying goes, it’s all about location, location, location. Apparently, that same rule also applies when it comes to recruiting Customs and Border Protection agents.... Read more»

Weekly editor leaving to take tourism job

Dan Gibson, editor of the Tucson Weekly, is stepping down to take a position with Visit Tucson, the nonprofit tourism promotion agency. Gibson announced the move on his personal Facebook page Wednesday, saying he'll leave the desk at the alt-weekly later this month.... Read more»

Brewer vetoes SB 1062: 'Could divide Arizona in ways we cannot imagine'

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062 on Wednesday, saying it would "create more problems than it purports to solve... Religious liberty is a core American and Arizona value, so is non-discrimination ... I have not heard of one example in Arizona where a business owner’s religious liberty has been violated."... Read more»4

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: The plan to bring more visitors to Tucson

An interview with former state Rep. Ted Vogt, the new director of the Arizona Department of Veterans Services. Next, financial planner Shelly Fishman had the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Plus, Visit Tucson's new effort to attract more visitors to Southern Arizona, while Tucson Weekly Arts Editor Margaret Regan had the every-other Tuesday Arts Report.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Az Legislature marks first 100 days

Interviews with Brent DeRaad, CEO of the Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with Democratic state Sen. Steve Farley, Republican state Rep. Ethan Orr, and Arizona Capitol Times reporter Hank Stephenson.... Read more»