Libraries have always been access points of knowledge and education.
CASA GRANDE — With a goal of increasing student and family success and building a healthy community, education is a big part of the mission of the Casa Grande Alliance.
Since Lucid Motors began operations of its Casa Grande plant, the company has hired over 1,000 employees. And all of them have first gone through the program at the Drive48 training center at Central Arizona College’s Signal Peak Campus.
July is typically the month when back-to-school specials and events abound as students and teachers stock up on school supplies ahead of the new year.
They weren’t the most disciplined students at the old high school in Casa Grande, but they were some of the most influential in saving the building and turning it into City Hall.
A look at the history of education in Pinal County. These photos were submitted by The Museum of Casa Grande. They depict schools from around Pinal that date back as early as 1895.
The legacy of segregation is something we’re not likely to forget in America. And rightly so. The Jim Crow laws and the legal doctrine of “separate but equal” promoted countless inequalities and discrimination against victims based solely on the color of their skin.
CASA GRANDE -- One step into Hideout Steakhouse & BBQ is a step into a one-of-a-kind experience. The warm, rustic decor of the restaurant greets guests as they enter, with a bright open concept that makes the large seating area feel spacious and welcoming.
CASA GRANDE -- Within the next six to 12 months, crews are to begin construction on a new Aldi Grocery Store in Casa Grande. East of Walmart on East Florence Boulevard, it will soon be home to the latest addition to shopping options for residents in the area.
As restaurants reopen up to their prepandemic capacities, many customers are eating out more on a weekly basis. From drinks with friends to dinner with colleagues, the majority of us are no longer confined to our own cooking and our own ingredients. This said, diet and nutrition is still ver…
With diet plans, it’s often important to keep track of goalposts and milestones, and in early August, Cooltown Keto hit a major one. The burgeoning home-bakery excitedly shared that they’d reach 1,000 followers on Facebook.
CASA GRANDE -- Healthy eating can be touch and go at times for plenty of people. Many of us understand the tremendous impact a healthy diet can have on our fitness level, longevity and overall quality of life. So, we strive to make decisions when it comes to our food that will likely benefit…
One of the most surprising things about the Queen Creek Olive Mill is the different, and often very innovative, ways they use olive oil. The mill has even found a way to incorporate some of the olive oil blends they make into desserts, like this brownie recipe created by Brenda Rea and repri…
FLORENCE -- Pinal County Historical Society Museum will celebrate the memory of Pedro E. Guerrero, and invite residents to bring photos and mementos of other departed loved ones, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct 31, at the museum, 715 S. Main St. in Florence.
COOLIDGE -- A mix of sweet and tantalizing smells wafts through the small ice cream parlor on Main Street between Roosevelt and Wilson avenues in Coolidge.
Though there's been plenty of growth and development that has come to the county, especially within the last five years, the majority of Pinal's cities and towns started as — and in some cases remain to this day — agricultural communities.
CASA GRANDE -- For more than 30 years, the annual Taste of Casa Grande has been a highlight of the local culinary scene, bringing together food lovers and area food purveyors and restaurants.
The Central Arizona College culinary program is making waves this year as it embarks into another semester of degrees and certificates for students across the area. Both in-person and virtual tools will be implemented in the upcoming semester to help students achieve culinary advancements wi…
One of the best parts about asking our readers to submit photos of their favorite foods from around our county is that we get to showcase the incredible talent of our local restaurants, chefs and catering businesses. We’d like to give a huge shoutout to the local foodies, photographers and c…
Editor’s Note: Though we do our best to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date, directory of the restaurants currently serving customers in our area, this list reflects the establishments open for business at the time of publication. Please contact these businesses directly for information rega…
It’s an occurrence that is noticeable if you’ve ever been out and about in Phoenix in the middle of summer after sunset; though the sun might have gone down, temperatures remain hot into the night.
The COVID-19 pandemic was difficult on communities around the world for many reasons. Many lives were lost, businesses suffered and millions found themselves spending most of their free time at home in efforts to reduce the spread of the virus.
Maybe it’s a crisis, maybe it’s just an opportunity. But however it’s characterized, issues around water management have taken the forefront in planning future growth for the county and its cities.
The United States may be one country, but it definitely isn’t one climate. The many people who have moved to Arizona from cooler areas can attest to that. They know firsthand through much frustration that what worked for them in their gardens back in the Midwest no longer applies in the desert.
High temperatures can be difficult to deal with. For many, warmer weather often means having to use more water, adjust outdoor activities and exercise schedules to account for hotter days, and spend the weekends seeking out ways to cool down.
Arizona sees more sunny days than other states in the U.S. So, it’s only natural for solar energy to become an increasingly popular option for the residents in Arizona. Arizona Public Service Co., the largest investor-owned utility in Arizona, is currently providing 122,000 customers with so…
The dog days of summer are not a time of year most Arizonans look forward to. Sweltering temperatures, the return of flies and mosquitos in droves and slower business are just a few of the reasons why some Arizonans may flock to cooler climates beginning in June or early July.
As the months creep closer to summer, Arizona residents are yet again preparing for the inevitable heat. With the impact of rising temperatures and ongoing regional drought, the agriculture industry must take precautions and plant crops that can thrive.
Though spring and summer can get incredibly warm around Pinal County, they also bring some of the most incredible sunrises and sunsets we get to witness all year. These photos, submitted by Coolidge City Manager Rick Miller, capture a few recent incredible occurrences from around the county.
These days, it’s hard to imagine surviving an Arizona summer without air conditioning. Before the middle part of the 20th century, that was the case for those who had settled in Florence.
Many central Arizona residents are accustomed to dealing with temperatures that climb into triple digits during the summer. Schedules are organized around it. Outdoor activities like hiking are planned for the morning or evening hours as the sun rises or sets; outdoor events are scheduled du…
When school is out for the summer, and kids are faced with the long, hot months of June and July, the Eloy Community Services Department is busy looking for ways to keep area young people cool and entertained.
Summer weather can be a hot topic among Arizonans — literally. Starting in late May or early June, questions abound regarding what the season will look and feel like. Is there going to be a monsoon this year? How hot will it get? Will there be a high chance of brush and wildfires? How hot wi…
Following a difficult and trying year for millions of people around the globe, we are seeing the slow return to a more normal way of life. For many, this might begin with more traditional summer getaways, vacations, gatherings around the barbecue and July Fourth celebrations.