CASA GRANDE — Those who bank with Great Western Bank will notice a name-change at their favorite branch.
CASA GRANDE — Three Pinal County war veterans will be among those honored Monday, May 30, at a special Memorial Day celebration at Mountain View Cemetery.
CASA GRANDE — Mayor Craig McFarland has told PinalCentral after a whirlwind visit to Washington, D.C. last week there is strong support from the Arizona congressional delegation for a $300 million grant for widening Interstate 10.
ELOY — The 2022 graduating class at Santa Cruz Valley Union High School faced many obstacles over their four years. However, the seniors proved they could not just survive, but thrive, during the tough times.
COOLIDGE – Stacey Rich is only in her second year as Career Technical Education (CTE) Director and Assistant Principal at Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology (CAVIT). However, the enthusiasm she showed in her presentation at CAVIT’s May Membership Luncheon had the feeling of someo…
ELOY — With the 2021-22 school year coming to an end, a new crop of Dust Devils will transform from students to graduates. The 2022 graduating class boasts a number of top students, with three individuals sharing the title of valedictorian, and a salutatorian joining them.
ELOY — CoreCivic’s Red Rock Correctional Center in Eloy has put in the effort not only to rehabilitate the inmates that stay inside its walls but also give them opportunities to succeed outside.
ELOY — With the 2021-22 school year coming to a close, seniors at Santa Cruz Valley Union High School will soon walk the stage, receive their diplomas and prepare for their future lives out of high school.
ELOY — For the past few years, the Eloy City Council has been seeking options on what the future of the Dust Bowl Theatre will be. Now, after a recommendation from the Eloy Revitalization Commission, the council will soon be making its decision regarding the building.
ELOY — The Eloy Chamber of Commerce has elected a new board member in order to help oversee the chamber’s goals to promote economic prosperity.
ELOY — After Eloy City Councilwoman Sylvia Guanajuato-Rodriguez partnered with the Eloy Police Department to create the Community and Police Engagement Program, she went right to work in planning the program’s first event. On April 28, with around 15 attendees, her vision became a reality.
FLORENCE — The 18-year-old Phoenix man who was charged with first-degree murder after crashing a Toyota RAV4 while fleeing from a state trooper near Picacho in a human smuggling effort, killing three people, is facing additional charges.
ELOY — Skydive Arizona in Eloy has staked its claim as one of the best facilities in the world. Attracting amateurs and professionals from around the globe, it has become a top training site for competitors who fly through the sky. The out-of-country attraction continued last week as Chimera…
PHOENIX — Pinal County mayors, the governor of the Gila River Indian Community and many more joined Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to usher in hundreds of millions of dollars toward funding a major expansion of Interstate 10.
ELOY — While Santa Cruz Valley Union High School may be one of the smaller schools in the state, a focus on academic excellence is always a high priority. Diego Chavez is proof of that emphasis in the classroom, as the senior was named one of the 2022 Flinn Scholars.
PHOENIX — A judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit by three current and former lawmakers claiming that former state Rep. Charlene Fernandez, D-Yuma, “smeared’’ their names.
ELOY (AP) — The pilot in charge during a forbidden Red Bull plane-swapping stunt said Friday he takes full responsibility for the ensuing crash over the Pinal County desert.
ELOY — With the 2022 Eloy City Council elections coming up in summer and fall, the four candidates continue to spread the word about what they hope to accomplish if they are awarded a seat in the council chambers.
ELOY — With the Arizona primary little more than three months away, some state and federal candidates paid a visit to the Robson Ranch Arizona Republican Club on Tuesday for a forum to discuss issues and inform the public on their plans if they are elected.
FLORENCE — A 20-year-old Mexican national man is being charged with multiple crimes after leading police on a high-speed chase through Pinal County.
ELOY — Robert Anchondo walked the halls of Santa Cruz Valley Union High School in the 1980s. While the road to success can be long and winding for some, he paved his own path after graduating from the Eloy school.
CASA GRANDE — A new, long-awaited fundraiser, Dancing for Our Stars to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sun Corridor, was a “huge success,” organizers say.
FLORENCE — An 18-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder after crashing a Toyota RAV4 while fleeing from a state trooper near Picacho Thursday in a human smuggling effort, killing three people.
ELOY (AP) — Authorities were investigating the crash of one of two planes that were part of a Red Bull stunt in which two pilots attempted to swap planes in mid-air over the Arizona desert near Eloy.
PHOENIX — Environmental groups are going to court to stop further development of the proposed 280-mile Interstate 11 project from Nogales to Wickenburg, saying federal officials have not complied with legal requirements.
ELOY — With people battling addiction in mind, Pastor Ed Brown of First United Methodist Church took the initiative to create a program that will benefit both addicts and their families.
ELOY — With 2022 marking the 50th anniversary of the departure of the last troops from Vietnam, Support Our Troops-Arizona did its part in recognizing these heroes last Thursday afternoon. The organization presented over 50 lapel pins to veterans while paying respect to the fallen during the war.
ORACLE — Most of the world’s coffee grows on mountainsides in the Bean Belt, a topical region hugging the equator. But could your morning coffee one day come from trees grown in Arizona?
ELOY — Solar energy has become popular in Pinal County, with multiple companies coming in and competing for the prime real estate to provide solar power to Arizonans.
ELOY — Eloy residents will be seeing an uptick in their water and wastewater bill beginning in November, following a rate increase unanimously approved by the City Council.
ELOY — With Eloy’s city elections rapidly approaching, the candidates have completed their necessary paperwork and will be hitting the campaign trail.
ELOY — After weeks of negotiations and after a quick turnaround working as the assistant to previous City Manager Harvey Krauss, the Eloy City Council voted unanimously to have David Malewitz take over the position.
ELOY — The Eloy Police Department has identified the man who was unconscious by the Union Pacific Railroad tracks after not knowing much information about him for days — though they are not yet releasing that information.
TUCSON — The Kramer family, owners of the Casa Grande Dispatch, PinalCentral and other Arizona newspapers, were inducted Saturday into the University of Arizona School of Journalism Hall of Fame.
ELOY — With City Council elections right around the corner, some of the Eloy council members are hitting the campaign trail. Councilmember Andrew Rodriguez is one of those candidates hoping to retain his seat inside the council chambers.
ELOY — Mulligans, wacky costumes and running the bases in the opposite direction. These ideas may not work in a regular softball game, but they make for an afternoon of fun for the Robson Ranch Softball Club. Last Friday the club hosted a charity softball game, with all proceeds going to the…
ELOY — With sustainability at the forefront of its future plans, Bridgestone Americas has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to help in researching sustainable materials used in the manufacturing of rubber and tires.
APACHE JUNCTION — Poppies are beloved wildflowers in Arizona. Their vibrant orange and yellow petals stand out against the drab desert and signify the coming spring.
ELEVEN MILE CORNER — Regional Fire & Rescue was dispatched to an apartment fire at 888 N. Independent Ave. at Eleven Mile Corner Wednesday at about 7:40 p.m.
ELOY — After previous Eloy City Manager Harvey Krauss announced his retirement in November of last year, the City Council took their time deciding on who would take over the position. And although negotiations are still ongoing, Acting City Manager David Malewitz seems poised to take the spot.
ELOY — With housing being at the forefront of the city of Eloy’s future plans, Mayor Micah Powell issued a proclamation declaring April as Fair Housing Month.
TUCSON — Santa Cruz Valley Union High School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter sent eight members and their advisers to the State Leadership Conference March 28-30 in Tucson at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa.
On paper, the Democratic advocacy group MoveOn has spent more than $1.4 million against Republican Mark Finchem in his campaign to become Arizona’s next secretary of state. In reality, that number only reflects a technicality of campaign finance reporting, not actual campaigning.
ELOY — After former coach Rishard Davis departed Santa Cruz in 2020 following a state title win, James Fitzgerald was brought in to keep the winning tradition alive. However, after only one ye…
PHOENIX — The calling card for the Santa Cruz Valley softball team had been to play fast and aggressive both in the field and at the plate, while relying on their strong young core to lead the…
PHOENIX — Before the season even began, Santa Cruz Valley head coach Andrea James told her team that the goal for them was to win the state championship. Now, after a 16-6 win over Heritage Ac…
ELOY — Mulligans, wacky costumes and running the bases in the opposite direction. These ideas may not work in a regular softball game, but they make for an afternoon of fun for the Robson Ranc…
ELOY — The 2022 graduating class at Santa Cruz Valley Union High School faced many obstacles over their four years. However, the seniors proved they could not just survive, but thrive, during …
COOLIDGE – Stacey Rich is only in her second year as Career Technical Education (CTE) Director and Assistant Principal at Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology (CAVIT). However, the e…
ELOY — With the 2021-22 school year coming to an end, a new crop of Dust Devils will transform from students to graduates. The 2022 graduating class boasts a number of top students, with three…
ELOY — With the 2021-22 school year coming to a close, seniors at Santa Cruz Valley Union High School will soon walk the stage, receive their diplomas and prepare for their future lives out of…
ELOY — While Santa Cruz Valley Union High School may be one of the smaller schools in the state, a focus on academic excellence is always a high priority. Diego Chavez is proof of that emphasi…
ELOY — Robert Anchondo walked the halls of Santa Cruz Valley Union High School in the 1980s. While the road to success can be long and winding for some, he paved his own path after graduating …