KEARNY — A Kearny man is facing charges after allegedly being found with a stolen car.
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.
SUPERIOR (AP) — A scheduled overnight closure of a 17.5-mile (28-kilometer) stretch of U.S. Route 60 in east-central Arizona this week for bridge work will give drivers a preview of a much longer closure planned for September.
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.
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.
SUPERIOR — A full overnight closure of U.S. 60 between Miami and Superior is scheduled Wednesday night for work on the new Pinto Creek Bridge.
CASA GRANDE — Flash flood warnings are still in effect for many parts of the state including Pinal County as monsoon storms continue to roll through Arizona.
FLORENCE — The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will meet to obtain public input from 5-7 p.m. July 23 at the Second Pinal County Courthouse, 135 N. Pinal St.
PHOENIX — Fire restrictions that closed state land to recreation are lifted effective at 8 a.m. on Friday. However, state land in Pinal County will remain under Stage II fire restrictions, according to a press release from the Arizona State Land Department and Department of Forestry and Fire…
FLORENCE — Although Pinal County has cut its primary property tax rate by six cents, increases in assessed value mean the typical taxpayer will still see a small increase of less than half of 1%, the Board of Supervisors was told Wednesday.
FLORENCE — There is more future demand for water in Pinal County than can be satisfied by existing resources, officials say. And that demand will not be met by excessive pumping of groundwater.
COOLIDGE — While many residents in Pinal County are eager to celebrate July Fourth in full this year after the pandemic, some believe that the weather is a hazard that must be contended with.
SUPERIOR -- Motorists on US 60 between Miami and Superior will encounter lane closures and delays Tuesday, June 29, for the Pinto Creek Bridge replacement project.
SUPERIOR — A transient man is facing charges after he allegedly threatened a grocery store owner with physical harm and yelled at store employees.
GOLD CANYON — According to Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Danny Seiden, the only thing hotter than Arizona’s temperature is its economy.
GLOBE — Behind closed road signs in evacuated small towns in Pinal and Gila counties, blackened trees stand slathered with pink fire retardant as dust devils from the ashes of the Telegraph Fire twirl past.
The Biden Administration has now argued in court that the 2400-acre land exchange to make possible a massive copper mine near Superior should go forward despite objections lodged by members of the San Carlos Apache tribe.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors offered special thanks Wednesday to Team Rubicon, an international volunteer organization, for its help to residents recovering from the wildfire that devastated Dudleyville in eastern Pinal County.
FLORENCE — Six residents urged the Pinal County Board of Supervisors Wednesday to promote from within instead of doing an outside search for a new elections director.
SUPERIOR – State Route 77 has reopened to the public. The highway was closed to the public since June 7 because of the Telegraph Fire burning between Superior and Globe.
SUPERIOR — Crews fighting the Telegraph Fire over the weekend were challenged by high winds on Sunday, just as a new incident command team started to take over.
FLORENCE — Members of Florence’s Community Emergency Response Team helped the Red Cross deliver 150 meals June 16 to community members affected by the wildfire near Superior.
SUPERIOR — Pinal County health officials issued an air quality advisory as smoke from an on-going massive wildfire has hovered over the region.
COOLIDGE — After an initial schedule raised concerns about representation, Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission released a second draft Tuesday of potential public hearings that includes every county and is geared significantly more toward regional representation.
PHOENIX -- State lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a $100 million fire fighting and relief plan, but not before refusing a Democratic bid to add another $5 million specifically earmarked for small business.
SUPERIOR – The temperature was so high Wednesday afternoon that aircraft fighting the Telegraph Fire south of Superior were grounded and crews using dozers to scrape firelines were halted.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors expressed its support for hiring an elections director with superlative qualifications and experience, including planning, organizing and executing a major election in either a leadership or consulting role.
PHOENIX -- Legislative panels gave initial approval Wednesday to a $100 million plan for fighting fires and their effects, but not before the discussion strayed into the question of climate change and whether humans are responsible for the heat and drought conditions that result in huge blazes.
COOLIDGE — Pinal County is the third most populous county in Arizona and continues to see growth, but at least one advocacy group, Rural Arizona Engagement, is sounding the alarm about representation in the state’s redistricting process.
SUPERIOR — Fire officials are reminding residents not to fly drones over a wildfire. A drone was spotted Thursday over the Telegraph Fire, which is burning between Superior and Globe.
FLORENCE — After trimming Pinal County’s primary property tax rate by four cents in each of the last few budget years, county officials have approved a bigger slice to give back $1.7 million to taxpayers.
SUPERIOR – Gila County is allowing some residents of Miami to return home. The county’s Division of Health and Emergency Management announced the change via its Facebook page around noon on Thursday.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors on June 9 declared a local emergency for the Telegraph Fire burning in northeast Pinal County and requested state and federal disaster relief.
SUPERIOR — Officials are reminding the public not to enter areas that have been closed due to the Telegraph or Mescal fires after some members of the public were found in a closed area and had to be helped when their vehicle got stuck.
SUPERIOR — A few upcoming events at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum focus on the desert at night.
GLOBE — In the midst of casting the deciding vote against a massive tax cut for wealthy Arizonans that doomed a Republican-led budget proposal Monday, Rep. David Cook got word that his family had been ordered to evacuate their home in Globe due to the approaching Telegraph Fire, which has re…
PHOENIX -- The Arizona House of Representatives will take another shot at passing a budget on Monday, including a massive income tax cut, but it still doesn’t appear to have enough support to pass.
SUPERIOR — A Superior man is facing charges after allegedly threatening a family member with physical violence and fighting with law enforcement officers.
FLORENCE — Out of 34,763 ballots sent in the all-mail local elections on May 18, just 10,229 were returned. Of those, the Pinal County Recorder's Office rejected 2,960, leaving just 7,269 to be counted.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to submit a request for and accept almost $90 million through the federal American Rescue Plan.
KEARNY — More than 300 people visited the town of Kearny Saturday and Sunday for the Gila River Music Festival.
CASA GRANDE — Area Head Start provider Pinal Gila Community Child Services Inc. is one of several agencies statewide to receive a share of $4.4 million in federal coronavirus relief funding.
PHOENIX -- The bid by Gov. Doug Ducey to permanently cut $1.5 billion a year of state revenues is based on an economic theory and a set of numbers that may not hold up under closer examination.
FLORENCE — More employees are staying longer with Pinal County than they were just a few years ago, but county staff continue to look at ways to reduce turnover.