COOLIDGE — With cooler weather hundreds of residents flocked to the Coolidge Airport Saturday morning to watch planes fly into the airport.
NEW YORK — Camilo won his first Latin Grammy Award last year and could soon have many more in his hands: The Colombian singer-songwriter of hits like “Tutu” and “Favorito” received a leading 10 nominations Tuesday, including song of the year and record of the year, for “Vida de Rico,” and al…
ELOY — After a year of quarantine and shutdowns, the Fiestas Patrias is scheduled to return Sept. 17-18. The Fiestas Patrias is put on in Eloy every year by Corazon De Latinos Unidos, an organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Hispanic culture through education and celebration.
CASA GRANDE — Artists from Robson Ranch will host a community craft show and sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Hermosa Ballroom, 5750 W. Robson Blvd.
ELOY — When Robson Ranch author and illustrator Judiann Lewinski picked up paper and pen and began working on her new children’s book, “The Red Wagon Heroes,” she hoped the story would inspire a kinder, gentler world.
ELOY -- Celebrated each year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to honor and celebrate history, heritage, achievements and contributions of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States.
ELOY — The Fiestas Patrias is back in full swing in 2021. The event will celebrate Mexican Independence Day and Hispanic Heritage Month by having food and music as well as a car and bike show.
ELOY — After nearly 40 years of taking his group, Ballet Folklorico de Santa Maria, to venues all over the world, David Carrillo has amassed a collection of more than 100 trophies, plaques and ribbons.
ELOY — Music aimed at getting people dancing, celebrating and having a good time is one of the key features of the Fiestas Patrias. And the 2021 event promises big name groups who hope to get the crowds moving.
ELOY -- Eloy’s storied and rich Hispanic culture and heritage is one of the main calling cards of the city. The influence of the Latino population is something that does not go unnoticed.
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CASA GRANDE -- Arizona City resident Josh Scott is grateful for a lot of things. He’s grateful for his faith, family and community as well as the opportunity to share his music with others.
ORO VALLEY — With an art piece entitled “Simulacrum,” Oro Valley teen Aiden Badruddoja is a winner in the 2021 Congressional Art Competition.
CASA GRANDE — This year on the Fourth of July, the show will go on, with various festivities and events in most Pinal County communities.
ELOY -- With her new children’s book “It All Started in Africa,” Suzanne Bowman Williams hopes to educate children about African American history while inspiring them to make good choices.
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.
PHOENIX – To help people get outside and explore this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all Arizona residents will get free admission to Picacho Peak State Park and other Arizona state parks.
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…
FLORENCE -- A book about one of Arizona’s best-known, and most notorious, crime sprees will be the subject of the first virtual book club meeting organized by the Pinal County Historical Society.
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.
CASA GRANDE — The holiday season has begun but this year, many of the traditional activities will feature a COVID-19 safety twist. Throughout Pinal County, tree lighting ceremonies are virtual and light displays will be viewed from a safe distance as various celebrations adhere to recommende…
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.
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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.
PICACHO PEAK -- As the early months of the COVID-19 epidemic stretched on, the animals at Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch noticed that something was different. Without crowds of people to pet, hand-feed and visit, the animals felt lonely.
ELOY — Celebrating the art and music of Hispanic culture is important to Eloy-born singer Olivia Calderon, whether there’s a community celebration or not.
ELOY — Elizabeth Flores learned to cook at a young age. As a child, she realized that food brought people together. Later, as a parent, she passed her family’s cooking traditions onto her own children as a way of connecting the generations.
Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place every year from Sept. 15 through October 15, is a time to celebrate the culture, achievements and contributions of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States.
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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.
ELOY — The Robson Ranch Fine Arts Guild on Tuesday and Wednesday debuted several COVID-19 memorial paintings completed by its members.
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.
CASA GRANDE — With her new book, “Beautiful Is...,” area author Lisa Perez hopes to share some of the inspirational words she learned from her mother while giving people hope in troubled times.
ARIZONA CITY — Unlike last year when rain and mud canceled the annual Arizona City Daze festival, the weather on Saturday was bright, sunny and a little warm for the one-day event.
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.
ELEVEN MILE CORNER — A celebration of the humble, hard-shelled gourd and all its possibilities will take place Feb. 7, 8 and 9 with the 17th annual Running of the Gourds festival at the Pinal Fairgrounds and Event Center.
ELOY — The Christmas celebration in Eloy on Saturday saw everything from a live performance by Rhythm Edition to the tree lighting ceremony and the annual light parade.
TUCSON - The lights were dimmed on Santa Cruz Valley as injuries played a key role in Friday night's game against Tucson Tanque Verde.
ELOY — Skydive Arizona is one of the top skydiving locations in the country, and the United States Parachute Association decided on the Eloy location as host of its National Championships.
ELOY — Behind the running of Ricardo Alaniz and a strong defense the Santa Cruz Valley Dust Devils took down the Sequoia Pathway Pumas 27-18 in a pivotal game for playoff seeding.
ELOY – When it comes to 2A Conference football, winning the region still matters as the top regional teams earn an automatic bid to the state tournament.
CASA GRANDE — The Casa Grande Union High School District will begin the process for making a superintendent appointment with a public forum Tuesday.
FLORENCE — New state funding will help Pinal County health personnel respond to schools affected by COVID-19. A separate grant will help the county work to reduce a high rate of sexually trans…
CASA GRANDE — Underclassmen at Casa Grande Union and Vista Grande struggled with the transition to high school last year, according to a report by the schools’ principals.
SIGNAL PEAK — Central Arizona College has announced that the following students graduated following the summer session. This list is organized alphabetically by campus.
ARIZONA CITY — A decline in student enrollment numbers in the Toltec School District will impact the budget.