QUEEN VALLEY — Containment efforts of a wildfire burning near a northern Pinal County community have prevented the need for evacuations, officials said Thursday morning.
FLORENCE – Beginning June 15, businesses in unincorporated Pinal County may apply for up to $15,000 to help cover their expenses during the state’s stay-home order.
QUEEN VALLEY — Firefighters made progress containing the southern and eastern portions of a large wildfire threatening a northern Pinal County community.
CASA GRANDE — A curfew that aims to prevent looting went into effect Sunday across the state, and by Monday morning, area law enforcement agencies in Pinal County were reporting no problems related to the restrictions.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors expressed a desire to continue a strategic goal of cutting the primary property tax rate another four cents in the new budget year to $3.75 per $100 of net assessed value.
PHOENIX — After holding a Zoom meeting of its executive board Thursday afternoon, the Arizona Interscholastic Association released guidelines for a return to high school sports.
PHOENIX -- With a possible lawsuit by Pinal County looming, Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday finally let go of some of the federal cash he got for local communities.
SIGNAL PEAK — From skunks nesting near the Pence Center ticket office to hawks soaring overhead and snakes slithering into empty dorms, area wildlife seem to appreciate the quiet of Central Arizona College’s nearly empty campuses.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to celebrate the first space launch of American astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly a decade on Wednesday hit a snag when the mission was postponed at the last minute because of bad weather.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Salvation Army on Wednesday opened heat relief stations across metro Phoenix as forecasters say temperatures will reach as high as 112 degrees in some desert areas by Friday.
CASA GRANDE — Rick Gibson had a new master’s degree in plant protection from the University of Arizona when, in 1981, he accepted a position as a horticultural agent for the University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension program in Pinal County.
CASA GRANDE — A candidate for Pinal County assessor is showing he can let his hair down. Mike Cruz is one of several Casa Grande Elementary School District employees who participated in a district lip sync video contest over the last few weeks.
APACHE JUNCTION — A 40-year-old Apache Junction man was arrested for placing his son in a choke hold after he believed his son and his wife had exchanged bodies, police said.
APACHE JUNCTION — A woman is mourning the loss of her little dog Gilbert after he was snatched by a raptor last month at a pet sitter’s home. The incident is a rarity in the area, and it left his owner and some others in the community shaken.
PHOENIX -- House Republicans thwarted a bid by Democrats Tuesday to shut down regular legislative business and focus only on issues related to COVID-19.
APACHE JUNCTION -- Much of the Tonto National Forest’s developed recreation sites are back open for use after being closed because of COVID-19.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors met Friday morning and ordered litigation seeking federal funds from the governor that are needed to combat the COVID-19 global health emergency.
GOLD CANYON — A 50-year-old Mesa man is scheduled to appear in court next month on charges he struck a pedestrian in Pinal County with his vehicle and then fled the scene.
CASA GRANDE — Child development experts say the earlier the better when it comes to identifying children with developmental delays, but social distancing in the wake of COVID-19 has made early identification difficult in some cases.
FLORENCE — Pinal County’s new annual budget may or may not continue the Board of Supervisors' goal of steadily reducing the property tax rate by four cents each year.
APACHE JUNCTION — A late-night traffic stop of a golf cart resulted in a police chase with the driver initially getting away before being arrested the next morning.
FLORENCE — In 2017 Pinal County Juvenile Court Services decided it was time to look at racial and ethnic disparities to learn if there were more youths from one particular race or ethnic background being arrested than others, a press release from Juvenile Court Services said.
FLORENCE — With a population just under 500,000, Pinal County has been overlooked for federal funding for COVID-19 relief through the U.S. CARES Act.
FLORENCE — An election nomination petition filed by the only candidate challenging incumbent Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb has been invalidated by a Superior Court judge.
FLORENCE — Strategies for better relationships among Pinal County’s military installations and their civilian neighbors are contained in a study and related documents adopted by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors last week.
FLORENCE — An ozone high pollution advisory will be in effect Wednesday in Pinal County due to pollution caused by current climate effects and warming temperatures.
COOLIDGE — The coronavirus outbreak may have forced municipalities to make adjustments in their operations, but the theme reiterated by city and town managers throughout Pinal County is that for local governments it’s still business as usual.
APACHE JUNCTION — Justine Purtell lost everything she owned when another woman in a fit of rage allegedly set fire to the mobile home that she was renting.
APACHE JUNCTION — A 73-year-old Apache Junction man was arrested April 14 on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor dating back to Aug. 13.
APACHE JUNCTION — Police deployed a bean bag shotgun and stun gun to subdue an unruly San Tan Valley man after responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle.
FLORENCE — Pinal County’s economic development progress has continued apace through the pandemic, but the county can’t stay closed indefinitely without harm, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors was told.
FLORENCE — As citizens around the country hold demonstrations to reopen the economy, doing so too soon could backfire, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors was told.
APACHE JUNCTION — A 28-year-old Mesa man was arrested April 18 by Apache Junction police after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into his fiancée’s car on purpose while she was transporting their 1-year-old child.
PHOENIX — The state death total attributed to the coronavirus continues to rise, while the number of cases in Pinal County topped 300 for the first time Thursday, health officials reported.
TUCSON — The Arizona Water Festival, a hands-on event that engages youths in learning about water issues from trained volunteers in their communities, is being presented virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
FLORENCE — Nearly 20,000 Pinal County households received mail from the Pinal County Recorder’s Office last week to confirm the address on their voter registration is up-to-date.
FLORENCE — Pinal County experienced two more deaths over the weekend attributed to the coronavirus, health officials reported Monday morning.