PHOENIX — Arizona state Rep. Frank Pratt of Casa Grande died Tuesday after a long illness, state officials said.
SUPERIOR — A new U.S. 60 bridge over Pinto Creek has opened to traffic, replacing a 72-year-old structure on the only route between Superior and the Globe-Miami area.
PHOENIX — State Rep. David Cook, R-Globe, has been appointed by House Speaker Rusty Bowers to chair the newly created Ad Hoc Committee on Forest and Wildfire Management.
PHOENIX — Senate President Karen Fann’s Sept. 10 press release was short on details but clear on one point — a senator had received a threat of some kind over the Senate’s audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County.
MARICOPA — Before the start of Friday’s Pinal Partnership breakfast, panel moderator Jordan Rose made a statement about recent news regarding the planned Resolution Copper mine near Superior, noting the project had run into some “pitfalls.”
FLORENCE — Pinal County officials are looking to add 35 communications towers to expand broadband to rural areas within the county.
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.
WASHINGTON — Proposals targeting specific areas for conservation in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and federal waters off Louisiana’s coast made their way into the gigantic budget reconciliation bill that Democrats are moving through Congress.
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.
PHOENIX — Reactions to President Joe Biden’s new COVID-19 vaccine mandate fell sharply along partisan lines in Arizona, with outraged Republicans demanding legal action against what they deemed a tyrannical policy and Democrats, though largely quieter, supportive of the policy.
SUPERIOR — Motorists who use U.S. 60 between Superior and Miami should plan for a full closure of the highway between Sept. 12 and Sept. 17 while crews build connections and transition traffic onto the new Pinto Creek Bridge.
PHOENIX — Former Secretary of State Ken Bennett asked former Democratic Pinal County Supervisor Pete Rios to be his co-liaison on the controversial review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County.
SUPERIOR (AP) — Part of a major highway between metro Phoenix and eastern Arizona's high country will be closed in mid-September for roughly five days for a bridge project, forcing drivers to use a lengthy detour.
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.
CASA GRANDE — The future of Pinal County will include less water but more people, according to speakers at the most recent Pinal Partnership breakfast.
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."
SAN MANUEL — A homeless man is facing charges after allegedly being involved in a fight more than two months ago that led to one man being treated for a stab wound.
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 — The State Land Department has withdrawn its intention to offer a Major Comprehensive Plan Amendment on some 11,700 acres east of Gold Canyon and north of U.S. 60, which would have set aside employment areas, expedited road construction and preserved open space.
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.
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.