Photography Contest

The International Wildlife Museum is holding its first photography contest with themes around wildlife conservation. The contest is to encourage photographers to capture the message and importance of conserving wildlife. The contest is open to all age limits and have six categories for winners, including professional, amateur youth, amateur young adult, amateur adult, digitally altered and fan favorite. The winners will have their photographs displayed in the museum starting November 18, 2016. The final day to enter the contest is September 30. For more information on the contest, visit

New Golf Complex for Sunnyside Students

The Sunnyside Unified School District is building a new golf complex for students. The district is using funds from a voter-approved bond for athletic to build the complex. The complex will be built on a 25-yard by 25-yard patch of land near the school. The complex will be completed by October and will be available to students of all ages during off-season. For more of the story, click here.

Dog Training to Avoid Snakes

As the summer heat begins to cool off, dog owners begin to bring their pets back outside for their walks. The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is offering classes to teach dogs how to utilize their senses to avoid poisonous snakes. The dog is taken through a series of different scents to learn how to detect snakes and avoid them. The classes are held Tuesday evenings, cost $99, and include a follow-up session if necessary. For more information visit the HSSAZ website.

Wastewater Beer

Pima County is proposing a statewide competition to local brewery to create batches of beer from purified wastewater. Currently, Arizona is not going through a drought to encourage this competition. However, the purified wastewater is supposedly drinkable, despite current laws prohibiting wastewater to be used for human consumption. The competition will launch depending on the backing of Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. If approved, the competition will begin this November. For the full story, click here.