PHOENIX – Mayors around the state said they welcome the $441 million in COVID-19 relief funding released by the state last week – they just wish they could have welcomed it sooner.
CASA GRANDE – The city of Casa Grande is asking for public input on how to use its $6,731,338 share of the $1.86 billion in federal CARES Act the state received.
CASA GRANDE — A large vacant warehouse in Casa Grande near Interstate 10 caught fire Friday afternoon, sending up a plume of smoke visible for miles.
The Governor’s Office issued a press release before his press conference Thursday announcing he was releasing more than $440 million in federal aid to cities and towns.
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.
COOLIDGE — Within the span of just over two months, COVID-19 transformed the way car dealers, educational institutions, restaurants, grocery stores and other organizations operate.
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.
CASA GRANDE — The Groundwater Users Advisory Council for the Pinal Active Management Area is accusing the Arizona Department of Water Resources of “steamrolling” the fourth iteration of the area’s water management plan through the approval process without enough time for public comment.
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.
CASA GRANDE — The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative, or RALI, has donated 8,000 safe disposal kits to help Casa Grande families stay safe and healthy while practicing social distancing during the coronavirus crisis.
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.
A great horned owl is suspected of swooping in and snatching a pet dog in Apache Junction, much to the horror of the pet sitter. The brazen, but natural, event has caused much consternation in the northern Pinal County community.
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.
PRESCOTT — Officials last week marked the completion of a long-awaited federal land exchange that will allow for the expansion of an eastern Pinal County copper mine while adding to wilderness in three Arizona counties.
CHANDLER – U.S. Senator Martha McSally, R-Ariz., and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt met with Gila River Indian Community leadership Friday and viewed their plans to safely reopen the Community.
CASA GRANDE — With six full semi-trailers packed with fresh produce, meat, bread and other foods, Lighthouse Ministry plans a food distribution event from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday in the former Kmart parking lot, 1214 E. Florence Blvd.
CASA GRANDE — Local exercise fans will be able to move out of the garage and back into the air conditioning after the city of Casa Grande reopens its Community Recreation Center next week.
CASA GRANDE — A 40-year-old man was arrested by deputies after he allegedly cut his girlfriend’s left forearm during a domestic altercation.
CASA GRANDE — A clerk and another person have been arrested for stealing a credit card a man accidentally left at a Casa Grande convenience store.
CASA GRANDE — The exact impact of the COVID-19 stay-at-home order on city revenues hasn’t been determined yet but the city is planning for a decrease in revenues for its 2021 fiscal year, which begins July 1.
CASA GRANDE — Casa Grande Mayor Craig McFarland will be making another appearance on Facebook Live on the Casa Grande Dispatch Facebook page at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
CASA GRANDE — A Mission Heights Preparatory High School senior has been named as the recipient of the 2020 Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs award.
CASA GRANDE — A group of six volunteers with American Legion Auxiliary Unit 8 has made 5,000 red paper poppies in anticipation of National Poppy Day, set for May 22.
CASA GRANDE — The inside dining room for the Seeds of Hope hot lunch program has reopened. And when lunch recipients step inside for a hot and hearty free lunch, they’ll notice a new look to the facility.
CASA GRANDE — Lucid Motors has started installing the equipment for the assembly line for its electric luxury sedan at its new manufacturing plant in Casa Grande.
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.