COOLIDGE — It’s been more than a year an a half since actors graced the stage with an Arizona Community Theater production in Coolidge.
COOLIDGE — After a two-year wait, hundreds of local residents gathered at Kenilworth Sports Complex to watch a dazzling fireworks show Sunday night to celebrate the Fourth of July. In addition to those gathered on the lawn, even more locals sat on top of cars lined up along West Coolidge Ave…
CASA GRANDE — This year on the Fourth of July, the show will go on, with various festivities and events in most Pinal County communities.
COOLIDGE — Last year there was nothing. But this year there was music, dancing, pinata smashing and most importantly, a taco truck.
COOLIDGE — Many lofty goals to complete personal projects during the pandemic fell by the wayside as the months dragged. But Tucson-based jack-of-all-trades David Membrila — he’s an educator, a comedian and a musician — saw his lengthy tome, “Finally…Soup for the Chicken!,” through to fruition.
COOLIDGE — Locals are celebrating the long-awaited return of a popular country bar that had been knocked out by COVID-19 for over a year. The Gallopin’ Goose had packed crowds and live music performances on Friday and Saturday nights, but the return of the Goose did not go off without a hitch.
COOLIDGE -- A recent Coolidge news story that went viral was featured on the popular "Bluff The Listener" segment of NPR's Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me.
TEMPE -- It’s the year 1500. A buyer and a seller are haggling in the massive Aztec marketplace of Tlatelolco, over chiles, cacao beans or copal incense perhaps. It’s getting heated.
COOLIDGE — There will be no Cotton Days in 2021. During a chamber luncheon on Feb. 24, Coolidge Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lynn Parsons announced it would not take place.
SIGNAL PEAK -- Rodeo is an integral part of Native American culture and while it is a dangerous and intense sport, the Indian National Finals Rodeo also is a celebration of the ranch lifestyle and the horses in the Native American communities.
FLORENCE — Join the Pinal County Historical Museum at 6 p.m. on Feb. 2 for its Zoom Book Club meeting discussing “Freemasonry: An Introduction” by Mark E. Koltko-Rivera, Ph.D.
TUCSON -- When Sirena Rana is out hiking the more than 800 miles of the Arizona National Scenic Trail, some of the portions that run through Pinal County are among her favorites.
COOLIDGE — Residents of Coolidge looking for an escape from the sheltered realities of the pandemic have had one reliable venue throughout the past few months. The Pita Patio Grill has continued to host live events — with social distancing precautions recommended — on a weekly basis, includi…
PHOENIX — The Heard Museum has a new exhibit, All at Once: The Gift of Navajo Weaving, showcasing 46 exquisite textiles from contemporary Navajo weavers.
I admit, though I have reviewed Yakuza games in the past, I am not an actual fan of the series. I don’t find anything particularly wrong with the franchise, but it’s just never been a game that’s drawn me in. Maybe that’s why I am a good choice to review these games. I don’t go in with any b…
Immortals Fenyx Rising is a rare treat in that it is a game that did not come in with the massive wave of hype that usually accompanies a major release; yet delivers beyond expectations.
Treyarch returns to Call of Duty with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and updates the franchise while staying true to what has made it such a massive success.
The latest in the popular Watch Dogs series has arrived with Watch Dogs: Legion and ushers in an exciting new chapter in the series. Set in a near future London; players take on the personal of operatives for a hacker group known as Dedsec.
Back in 2001 many developers were cranking our FPS games as fast as they could to meet the demand of an eager gaming public. Games such as DOOM, DOOM 2, Half-Life, and Duke Nukem 3D inspired numerous clones and there had come a point of oversaturation for many gamers due to the poor quality …
TEMPE -- Salute to Service at Arizona State University will move forward this year with virtual events planned from though Nov. 19, including a concert by multiplatinum-selling alternative rock band the Gin Blossoms.
COOLIDGE — Kristen Szakacs was not intimidated by the idea of starting a new business during the pandemic. But she does acknowledge that at first, the espresso machine “scared the crap out of me.”
COOLIDGE — Coolidge resident Sherry Mullins has been doing the same Halloween routine for nine years: she stays at home, gets dressed up and passes out candy. Despite the pandemic, this year was no different.
COOLIDGE — Finding ways for Coolidge to come together has been a challenge during the pandemic. But on Saturday, locals and visitors strolled down Coolidge Avenue to the sight of custom-painted vintage cars and motorcycles and devoted owners showing off their passion for these vehicles.
COOLIDGE — COVID-19 has nixed a wide range of events and celebrations this year. The Coolidge Parks and Recreation Department has especially felt the effects of the pandemic, as the majority of city-sponsored and organized events have been canceled.
COOLIDGE — The Glyptodonts of Southern Arizona will be the topic of a special virtual event hosted by the Pinal Geology and Mineral Museum in observance of National Fossil Day.
COOLIDGE -- COVID-19 has changed a lot of things. Long-awaited events have been canceled, many are working from home and schools have put off campus reopenings.
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CASA GRANDE — COVID-19 might go down in history as the Grinch who stole Christmas, or who at least significantly changed some annual holiday events.
COOLIDGE — With only so many options that families can take advantage of to entertain their little ones while following social distancing guidelines, a local Coolidge organization is tackling that problem and giving back to the community in a unique way.
COOLIDGE — In light of COVID-19 and adopted social distancing practices, many social gatherings around the world have been canceled through April. For many children, that also included long-anticipated Easter egg hunts.
FLORENCE — The company that produced the “Live PD” television show will return to Pinal County to tape sheriff’s officers on the job for another year, according to an agreement approved 4-1 Wednesday by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors.
COOLIDGE — Runners, carnival goers, parade onlookers, car enthusiasts and music lovers kept Central Avenue abuzz with activity throughout the Cotton Days weekend.
COOLIDGE — Some musical groups get their start already knowing the genre they want to share with the world. The story is somewhat different for the mariachi group known as Mariachi Nueva Era.
COOLIDGE — 10th & Main may have gotten its start at a barber shop, but the band will be playing to a much wider audience at Coolidge Cotton Days.
SIGNAL PEAK — Beautiful handmade bowls, savory soups and decadent desserts, all made by Central Arizona College students, come together Tuesday for the Empty Bowls event that showcases student talents while raising money for the hungry.
COOLIDGE — On Saturday afternoon, the Coolidge Youth Center was packed for the “Cooltown Throwdown,” the first showcase hosted by Robles Boxing & Fitness since their move to Coolidge last year.
SIGNAL PEAK — Central Arizona College head baseball coach and co-acting athletic director Anthony Gilich wasn’t surprised when several of the school’s student athletes were recently recognized…
COOLIDGE — Conner Goade began his boxing career by losing his first seven matches in a row.
COOLIDGE — Local boxing coach Randy Robles, who has been in and out of the hospital over the past few months, believes if it wasn’t for him boxing as a child and learning to persevere, he migh…
The past year was truly something this generation has never experienced before. Schools shut down and then scrambled to find a way to keep students learning, progressing, and engaging in their…
COOLIDGE -- Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation is one of nine new programs at Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology this year. The course will be taught by retired police …
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 possibl…
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.
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.
COOLIDGE — One week after the city of Coolidge updated its webpage, the Coolidge Unified School District announced a website redesign of its own.