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, h…
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.
ELOY — It takes guts to jump out of a plane. The adrenaline is pumping as you’re plummeting to the ground at around 120 miles per hour.
ELOY — The opening ceremony for the 2019 FAI World Cup of Formation Skydiving and Artistic Events on Monday featured all the event’s competitors and judges, the Women’s Skydiving Network Pro team and aerobatic pilot Kirby Chambliss.
ELOY — The FAI 2019 World Cup is still a few weeks away, so in preparation many skydivers who call Skydive Arizona home competed in the U.S. Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships in North Carolina earlier this month.
ELOY -- When one thinks of the Fiestas Patrias anywhere in the world they automatically think of mariachi music and ballet folklorico.
ELOY -- Before they became Grupo Mala Influencia, founder Jorge Bautista began a group called Trankaso Sierreño in 2015.
They’ve deemed themselves as the party band from Casa Grande and they will be the only country band participating the Fiestas Patrias this year.
When most people think about mariachi music, the names Pedro Infante, Vicente Fernandez, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan and Mariachi Sol de Mexico are the most commonly known.
As Ralph Varela sat in his office at the Pinal Hispanic Council he reflected on the 34 years he’s worked in Pinal County and how most of the three decades have been spent in Eloy.
ELOY — Skydive Arizona will host the FAI 2019 World Cup in October, and the city of Eloy decided to partner up with the local businesses in hopes of boosting the city’s image.
ELOY — After Eloy-born singer Olivia Calderon serenaded “America’s Got Talent” audiences and judges with her Spanish version of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” she left the stage feeling like she had already won the nationwide talent competition.
ELOY — An amateur bodybuilder who grew up in Eloy is in the final round of a nationwide fitness competition that could win her $20,000 and a major magazine photo spread.
ELOY — As part of the ninth annual Artists and Scholars Symposium, held from Friday through Sunday, regional artists Jaine Toth, Steve Jarrell, Chris Steward and others will offer a dramatic presentation, “Amazing Grace: Stories of Transformation from Slavery to the Present Day,” on Saturday…
ELOY -- Set in the heart of the desert, a new art studio and gallery is more than a place to create and showcase works of art.
ELOY -- Kim Gibbs and Ken Muhlbeier are friends first, musicians second. As Sierra Sound, the two buddies perform at various venues across the area, playing a wide variety of music in hopes of helping people relax and feel happy.
ELOY — SkyDive Arizona will be a busy place on Friday as its annual Christmas Boogie event and the United States Parachute Association's National Collegiate Championships collide.
ELOY — The sweet craze that is the Chocolate Olympics found its way into the Santa Cruz Library on Nov. 7 as part of the library’s International Games Week.
ELOY — Six teams from around Eloy battled Friday in hopes of being the last standing to hoist the trophy for the Eloy Ballslinger Tournament.
CASA GRANDE — “Red, White and Blue” is the theme for the Santa Cruz Valley Historic Museum’s 15th annual dinner dance starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at The Property Conference Center, 1251 W. Gila Bend Highway.
ELOY — It’s the song that’s been considered the anthem of the United Farm Workers and was inspired by Cesar Chavez and the Chicano movement.
ELOY — Mariachi music is a strong representation of the Hispanic culture. It goes along with horses, charros and everything that is the Mexican Revolution.
ELOY — She was a Pinal County native, born in Florence and raised in Eloy. Mary Jane Damron was always involved in the community and was a pillar in the Fiestas Patrias.
ELOY — Expect plenty of giggles and laughs when Payaso Oliver — also known as Oliver the Clown — takes the stage during the Eloy Fiestas Patrias.
ELOY — Original Eloy natives comprise the bilingual music group of Sparky and the Vision, who have become regulars at the Fiestas Patrias since their first appearance in 2015.
ELOY — Santa Cruz Valley Union High School founded its mariachi band in 1995 with current Eloy Junior High Director Germain Corriero and Ramon Acuna.
CASA GRANDE — It’s a marquee matchup no one expected to see this year.
PHOENIX — Santa Cruz Valley coach Rishard Davis will be the first to say that no opponent should be taken lightly, yet Thursday night’s game against Heritage Academy Laveen was a cakewalk for …
ELOY — Back-to-back rivalry games seemed to be too much for Coolidge to handle, but then again Santa Cruz Valley’s run game is nearly impossible to slow down.
ELOY — The Santa Cruz Valley Union High School District Governing Board has approved a very limited return to campus beginning next month.
ELOY — With the recent rise of COVID-19 cases in the community, the Eloy Elementary School District has decided to push back in-person learning at schools until January.
ELOY — Last month Andrew Rodriguez asked fellow Eloy City Council members if there was something they could do to show their support for the Santa Cruz Valley Union High School District’s budg…
ARIZONA CITY — The Toltec School District Governing Board held a brief meeting on Oct. 8 where members discussed the return to in-person instruction, the upcoming election for the school board…
COOLIDGE — In-person learning will begin Tuesday for students at the Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology, the Governing Board learned Wednesday during its monthly meeting held remotely.
ELOY — It was around this time last year when the Santa Cruz Valley Union High School District was making its final push to get information out about its special budget override election.