ELOY — The Corazon de Latinos Unidos has announced that the Fiestas Patrias will return this year after a one-year hiatus.
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.
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.
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.
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 — Hunter Ogle was a part of the Santa Cruz Valley varsity football team for all four years of high school. With improvements to his game coming every year, Ogle broke out in a big way in …
ELOY — The Santa Cruz Valley football team boasted one of the best rosters in the 2A conference last year. Led by former coach Rishard Davis, the Dust Devils breezed through the 2A conference …
ELOY — In the long list of graduated seniors from the 2020 Santa Cruz Valley championship football team, one other Dust Devil has decided to pursue an athletic career that does not involve wea…
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — At 12 years old, Joe Guzman stepped in a ring for the first time at Eloy Boxing Club. In less than a month, he’ll step inside another ring on the other side of the wo…
ELOY — With some Eloy schools already in session, Eloy Police Department and Eloy Fire District held a back to school drive to collect school supplies and cash donations for both Eloy students…
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…
ELOY — The COVID-19 pandemic caused students to transition to an at-home school situation for much of the 2020-21 school year. However, after a year of mostly at-home and online learning, Eloy…
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.
ELOY — Before the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines for schools, the Santa Cruz Valley Union High School District board met on July 8 to discuss a propose…