CASA GRANDE — Tucson resident and former Navy SEAL Eli Crane built a thriving company selling, in its own words, “the most Bad Ass bottle openers on the market” made out of bullets and frag gr…
ELEVEN MILE CORNER — An alarming number of strays continue to pour into the county animal shelter, according to staff, who are increasingly feeling the stress.
CASA GRANDE — This week’s dry spell may come to an end in Pinal County Thursday as more monsoon storms are expected to roll in.
FLORENCE — A Gold Canyon man said half of his subdivision is in state Legislative District 16 and the rest is in District 8. Nick Myers of San Tan Valley said he lives in “the gerrymandering portion of LD 12,” where he’s surrounded on three sides by District 8.
CASA GRANDE — Weekend monsoon storms slammed Pinal County with flash flooding, road closures, stranded motorists and power and phone outages.
SIGNAL PEAK — Central Arizona College announced this week that it is providing free tuition to Pinal County residents for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. The decision was made possible by federal American Rescue Plan Act funding the school received earlier this year.
COOLIDGE — While the school year didn't officially begin for some affiliated districts until later, the Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology started in-person classes this week.
PHOENIX — After five years of studies and sometimes contentious hearings, the final environmental impact statement for a proposed new freeway through Pinal County is available for public review.
COOLIDGE — All students enrolled at Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology will receive lifesaving CPR certification training as part of CAVIT’s 2021-22 curriculum.
FLORENCE — The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will meet to obtain public input from 5-7 p.m. July 23 at the Second Pinal County Courthouse, 135 N. Pinal St.
ELOY — An attempt by a Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy to stop a vehicle allegedly transporting immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally ended in a collision with a semi truck Wednesday night.
PHOENIX — Fire restrictions that closed state land to recreation are lifted effective at 8 a.m. on Friday. However, state land in Pinal County will remain under Stage II fire restrictions, according to a press release from the Arizona State Land Department and Department of Forestry and Fire…
COOLIDGE — As Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology nearly doubles its program offerings for the upcoming year, new and returning staff were welcomed back with a breakfast orientation July 7 at Tag’s Cafe.
FLORENCE — Although Pinal County has cut its primary property tax rate by six cents, increases in assessed value mean the typical taxpayer will still see a small increase of less than half of 1%, the Board of Supervisors was told Wednesday.
ARIZONA CITY — An Arizona City man is facing charges after allegedly firing a gun in the air after getting into an argument with a family member.
FLORENCE — There is more future demand for water in Pinal County than can be satisfied by existing resources, officials say. And that demand will not be met by excessive pumping of groundwater.
CASA GRANDE — With a new Footsteps2Brilliance program, United Way of Pinal County hopes to improve literacy rates throughout the area and instill a love of reading among children.
COOLIDGE — While many residents in Pinal County are eager to celebrate July Fourth in full this year after the pandemic, some believe that the weather is a hazard that must be contended with.
ARIZONA CITY — When students in the Toltec School District return to the classroom on July 26, they’ll find a new district principal overseeing both Toltec Elementary School and Arizona City Elementary School.
PHOENIX -- For the second time this year, the House of Representatives passed legislation to allow some prison inmates to earn earlier releases, but it remains to be seen whether it will get a vote in the Senate, where the bill already died once this legislative session.
CASA GRANDE — Interim Superintendent Anna Battle has only been on the job for a few days but is ready to serve the Casa Grande Union High School District community.
ORACLE -- Nestled among the trees, with views of the Galiuro and Santa Catalina Mountains, Camp Corral at the Triangle Y Ranch is a place where kids can be kids.
PHOENIX — With some verbal slaps at how Doug Ducey has handled the current emergency, Republican lawmakers voted Friday to ask Arizona voters to give them the right to quash future declarations.
MARICOPA — A Boys & Girls Clubs community board composed of Maricopa residents and city leaders has been influential in the club’s success in 2020 — despite the challenging first year.
MARICOPA — A few years ago, Boys & Girls Clubs of America conducted a study of former members. In the study, they asked what the most memorable part of their experience was.
MARICOPA — After nearly a decade of work to open the first Boys & Girls Club in Maricopa, the nonprofit again overcame obstacles in an unusual opening year.
CASA GRANDE — Throughout the past year, “pivot” became a key word for the staff and board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sun Corridor as they worked to continue providing services to youngsters amid a pandemic.
CASA GRANDE — By raffling off a brand new 2021 Chevy Silverado Trail Boss truck, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sun Corridor hopes to raise at least $120,000 to fund its programs.
CASA GRANDE — John Leong has seen a number of devastating accidents over his more than 35 years of working as a truck driver, but last Thursday was the first time that he felt that he was actually able to do something to help save a victim.
GOLD CANYON — According to Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Danny Seiden, the only thing hotter than Arizona’s temperature is its economy.
FLORENCE — Six residents urged the Pinal County Board of Supervisors Wednesday to promote from within instead of doing an outside search for a new elections director.
ARIZONA CITY — Following last month’s Arizona City Chamber of Commerce luncheon that left a few attendees with more questions than answers about the revitalization of the golf course, this month’s guest speaker, Rick Moore, provided plenty of details.
COOLIDGE — After an initial schedule raised concerns about representation, Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission released a second draft Tuesday of potential public hearings that includes every county and is geared significantly more toward regional representation.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors expressed its support for hiring an elections director with superlative qualifications and experience, including planning, organizing and executing a major election in either a leadership or consulting role.
CASA GRANDE — An effort to force a recall election of Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, officially fell short this week due to lack of signatures.
COOLIDGE — Pinal County is the third most populous county in Arizona and continues to see growth, but at least one advocacy group, Rural Arizona Engagement, is sounding the alarm about representation in the state’s redistricting process.
FLORENCE — After trimming Pinal County’s primary property tax rate by four cents in each of the last few budget years, county officials have approved a bigger slice to give back $1.7 million to taxpayers.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors on June 9 declared a local emergency for the Telegraph Fire burning in northeast Pinal County and requested state and federal disaster relief.
COOLIDGE -- The end of school, just before summer vacation, is a slow time for many students. To keep them engaged in the final weeks of class this year, CAVIT fire science instructor Bob DiPietro partnered with law enforcement instructor Sonny Hudson to set up a real-world emergency scenari…
PHOENIX -- Baseless claims of voter fraud made in a video last week by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell are the basis for a series of public records requests two Republican state legislators have filed with elections officials across Arizona.
CASA GRANDE — The Casa Grande Union High School District did not stream its board meeting online Tuesday night because the equipment was stolen over the weekend, authorities said.
CASA GRANDE — The Arizona Department of Public Safety has captured all of the occupants of a white pickup truck that fled from troopers in Pinal County Tuesday morning on Interstate 10.
ARIZONA CITY — U.S. Navy Capt. John A. Sipes retired in May after 37 years of service, and his parents, Lois and Jerry Sipes of Arizona City, attended the retirement ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia.
COOLIDGE — After a one-year gap, the Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology was able to resume certification and career and technical education testing for students to close out their school year.
PHOENIX — Newly discovered footage taken during the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot shows Arizona GOP legislator Mark Finchem was much closer to the day’s violence than he has previously claimed.