FLORENCE — A warrant has been issued for a man facing charges after he allegedly attempted to blow up a Sacaton gas station in March.
FLORENCE — After its Nov. 3 meeting became bogged down in confusion over rules, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors is considering an expanded set of those for conducting meetings.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors is considering a new written policy for invocations, or prayers, at the beginning of its regular meetings.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Board of Supervisors Chairman Steve Miller, R-Casa Grande, began Wednesday’s meeting with a denunciation of a blog post criticizing him, followed by criticism of the supervisor whose name was on the post, Kevin Cavanaugh, R-Coolidge.
FLORENCE — Two months after narrowly voting to reject it, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors, sitting as the Pinal Public Health District board, voted to accept a $3.3 million grant to help bring COVID vaccines to the county’s underserved populations.
COOLIDGE — A Sacaton woman is facing charges after she allegedly pulled a screwdriver on a Coolidge man and demanded the keys to his car.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Economic Development Director Tim Kanavel, who died on Feb. 9, has been honored by the Arizona Association of Economic Development with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
FLORENCE — Two months after they voted to reject it, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors will reconsider on Nov. 3 accepting a $3.3 million federal grant to bring COVID vaccines to underserved populations.
FLORENCE — Pinal County deputies will receive raises to make their pay more competitive with neighboring jurisdictions following the Board of Supervisors’ approval of a budget amendment of $684,353 Wednesday.
FLORENCE – Some Arizona counties continue to grapple with administering COVID-19 vaccines equitably, even as cases spiked across the state in recent months and vaccination rates still lag in rural communities and among some people of color.
PHOENIX — The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration made a major drug bust in Phoenix last week, hauling in 142 pounds of methamphetamine, 60,000 fentanyl pills and 10.5 pounds of cocaine.
CHANDLER – Depicting history, culture and community all within one jersey couldn’t be more unique. Making all proceeds from the sale of that jersey go towards supporting Native American families and children who have been displaced is even more special.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors discussed the prospect of forming an ethics committee Wednesday but took no action.
FLORENCE — A $3.3 million grant to “improve vaccine equity” in communities at increased risk of COVID-19, which the Pinal County Board of Supervisors rejected a month ago, will come back for a closer look.
Northern Arizona’s two representatives in Congress took wildly contrasting positions last week on the passage of the $768 billion National Defense Authorization Act.
SIGNAL PEAK — The greenhouse at Central Arizona College’s Signal Peak Campus sits on the far north of the site, nestled near the mountains and behind the new Drive48 training facility.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Sheriff’s deputies are seeing an increase in the number of drugs trafficked through the county, according to a new yearly report from the office.
PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed Lacey Gard to fill a seat on the Pinal County Superior Court recently vacated by the retirement of Judge Stephen McCarville.
CASA GRANDE — New maps released by the Independent Redistricting Commission show drastic changes to legislative and congressional boundaries within Pinal County, but all indications are it is too soon in the process to draw major conclusions.
PHOENIX — A Bapchule man was sentenced to eight years in prison in connection with the shooting death of a man on the Gila River Indian Community.
PHOENIX — The Copper Corridor, along State Routes 77 and 177, is dotted with small and historic mining towns, some of which are stuck with abandoned or crumbling infrastructure but without money or room to expand or resolve such eyesores.
FLORENCE -- Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer and another county worker stood in a desert area littered with debris recently, assessing the problem of illegal dumping, when something surprising happened.
CASA GRANDE — As Arizona moves into Tier 1 shortage status next year due to the megadrought, regional water rights will become a prominent issue, including among tribal territories.
FLORENCE — Gold Canyon residents spoke against an ordinance that slashes the required buffer between industrial and residential areas from one mile to 660 feet.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb asked for raises for deputies and detention officers to help slow their departure to higher-paying agencies in the Valley.
CASA GRANDE — Water concerns and highway expansion highlighted the issues raised by a panel of area leaders during a roundtable discussion Wednesday afternoon with U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz.
FLORENCE — Pinal County health officials have confirmed the first West Nile virus case of the 2021 mosquito season in a Pinal County resident.
PHOENIX — The Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board is considering the possibility of revoking the certifications of Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputy Julian Navarrette, who was picked up for DUI by Arizona State University Police in December.
APACHE JUNCTION — State Sen. Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa, invited other elected officials Wednesday to sign a proclamation against the mandated use of face coverings, “reaffirming our commitment to the rights of our constituents here in Pinal County."
CASA GRANDE — Although a possible census undercount has been evident ever since news broke that Arizona would not get a 10th Congressional District, Thursday’s official numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau were still surprising. Some cities in Pinal County, such as Casa Grande and Eloy, showe…
FLORENCE — Persistent questioning from a Pinal County supervisor about a federal grant contract prompted advice from the board chair to do better homework and not “ambush” county staff during a meeting.
FLORENCE — Four new solar energy plants are seeking major amendments to Pinal County’s Comprehensive Plan that would allow them to build and operate, the Board of Supervisors was told Wednesday.
CASA GRANDE — Pinal County health officials are finding more mosquitoes containing the West Nile virus and are asking residents to do their part to keep them from infecting humans.
FLORENCE — A grant application for $6.2 million for more COVID-19 testing in Pinal County was approved 3-2 by the public health board Wednesday.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Fleet Services employees recently helped sheriff’s deputies recover more than 64 pounds of heroin and 18 pounds of fentanyl pills concealed in a vehicle.
CASA GRANDE — Tucson resident and former Navy SEAL Eli Crane built a thriving company selling, in its own words, “the most Bad Ass bottle openers on the market” made out of bullets and frag grenades. Now, Crane is running for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District seat.
ELEVEN MILE CORNER — An alarming number of strays continue to pour into the county animal shelter, according to staff, who are increasingly feeling the stress.
CASA GRANDE — An innovations center in Superior and two infrastructure projects on tribal lands were included as part of a seven-bill appropriations minibus that passed in the House of Representatives on Thursday night.
CASA GRANDE — This week’s dry spell may come to an end in Pinal County Thursday as more monsoon storms are expected to roll in.
SACATON — The Boys & Girls Club of Gila River in Sacaton was one of the recipients of a backpack and school supply collection drive conducted by Phoenix Premium Outlets.
FLORENCE — A Gold Canyon man said half of his subdivision is in state Legislative District 16 and the rest is in District 8. Nick Myers of San Tan Valley said he lives in “the gerrymandering portion of LD 12,” where he’s surrounded on three sides by District 8.
BAPCHULE — A new program at St. Peter Indian Mission School on the Gila River Indian Community aims to teach middle school girls the basics of coding and encourage them to consider careers in engineering or science.
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 possible by federal American Rescue Plan Act funding the school received earlier this year.