COOLIDGE — Within the span of just over two months, COVID-19 transformed the way car dealers, educational institutions, restaurants, grocery stores and other organizations operate.
CASA GRANDE — Rick Gibson had a new master’s degree in plant protection from the University of Arizona when, in 1981, he accepted a position as a horticultural agent for the University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension program in Pinal County.
CASA GRANDE — A candidate for Pinal County assessor is showing he can let his hair down. Mike Cruz is one of several Casa Grande Elementary School District employees who participated in a district lip sync video contest over the last few weeks.
PRESCOTT — Officials last week marked the completion of a long-awaited federal land exchange that will allow for the expansion of an eastern Pinal County copper mine while adding to wilderness in three Arizona counties.
APACHE JUNCTION -- Much of the Tonto National Forest’s developed recreation sites are back open for use after being closed because of COVID-19.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors met Friday morning and ordered litigation seeking federal funds from the governor that are needed to combat the COVID-19 global health emergency.
CASA GRANDE — Child development experts say the earlier the better when it comes to identifying children with developmental delays, but social distancing in the wake of COVID-19 has made early identification difficult in some cases.
FLORENCE — Pinal County’s new annual budget may or may not continue the Board of Supervisors' goal of steadily reducing the property tax rate by four cents each year.
FLORENCE — With a population just under 500,000, Pinal County has been overlooked for federal funding for COVID-19 relief through the U.S. CARES Act.
FLORENCE — An election nomination petition filed by the only candidate challenging incumbent Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb has been invalidated by a Superior Court judge.
FLORENCE (AP) — Two Arizona sheriffs are refusing to enforce Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home order as the state continues to deal with the coronavirus.
FLORENCE — Strategies for better relationships among Pinal County’s military installations and their civilian neighbors are contained in a study and related documents adopted by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors last week.
FLORENCE — An ozone high pollution advisory will be in effect Wednesday in Pinal County due to pollution caused by current climate effects and warming temperatures.
CLAYPOOL (AP) — Authorities in Gila County are investigating a double homicide after two bodies with gunshot wounds were discovered in a fire.
COOLIDGE — The coronavirus outbreak may have forced municipalities to make adjustments in their operations, but the theme reiterated by city and town managers throughout Pinal County is that for local governments it’s still business as usual.
FLORENCE — The primary election for Pinal County Board of Supervisors may depend on whether voters believe that both Democratic candidates live within the district.
FLORENCE — A Democratic mainstay in Arizona politics has announced that the upcoming re-election campaign for Pinal County supervisor will be his last.
FLORENCE — Pinal County’s economic development progress has continued apace through the pandemic, but the county can’t stay closed indefinitely without harm, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors was told.
FLORENCE — As citizens around the country hold demonstrations to reopen the economy, doing so too soon could backfire, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors was told.
PHOENIX — The state death total attributed to the coronavirus continues to rise, while the number of cases in Pinal County topped 300 for the first time Thursday, health officials reported.
FLORENCE — Nearly 20,000 Pinal County households received mail from the Pinal County Recorder’s Office last week to confirm the address on their voter registration is up-to-date.
PICACHO — Ruben Leos wants to bring the prosperity that cities like Casa Grande and Maricopa are enjoying to the rest of Pinal County. The Pinal native and retired captain with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is running for the Democratic nomination for the District 1 Board of Supervisors …
FLORENCE — Pinal County experienced two more deaths over the weekend attributed to the coronavirus, health officials reported Monday morning.
PHOENIX — The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pinal County topped 200 for the first time, according to numbers released Friday morning.
PHOENIX — Arizona and Pinal County continue to see a steady addition to the number of daily confirmed cases of COVID-19, but so far they have not experienced any surges.
FLORENCE — Health officials reported Tuesday another death from COVID-19 in Pinal County, bringing the total to five in the county since the start of the outbreak.
SUPERIOR -- The Pinal County town of Superior and others in Gila County will receive government funding for rehabilitation projects related to environmental damage left over from their mining pasts.
FLORENCE — Pinal County’s Emergency Management and Public Health departments are working full time on keeping track of coronavirus cases and parceling out supplies from the shipment of medical equipment the county got from the federal stockpile.
FLORENCE — County Manager Louis Andersen reported Wednesday that Pinal County will receive an additional $1 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funding and is awaiting the rules on how it can be spent.
CASA GRANDE — Nonprofits throughout Arizona raised more than $4.7 million through Arizona Gives Day donations Tuesday, with tens of thousands of dollars earmarked for Pinal County-based organizations.
FLORENCE — Several Pinal County mayors and other officials are withdrawing their petition in Superior Court to require state and local health agencies to report the county’s COVID-19 cases by ZIP code.
FLORENCE — While the county has information on where the various cases of COVID-19 are located, it isn’t releasing that information for a variety of reasons, said Dr. Shauna McIsaac, Pinal County public health director.
SUPERIOR — The Superior Community Working Group, which studies issues related to Resolution Copper, plans to continue its work in an online format for the immediate future.
CASA GRANDE — About 20 Pinal County nonprofit organizations are vying for donations today in the annual one-day fundraising blitz Arizona Gives Day.
FLORENCE — Several Pinal County mayors and other officials are seeking a court order for the release of information that breaks down the county’s COVID-19 infections by ZIP code.
CASA GRANDE — Help is available to individuals as well as businesses during the coronavirus outbreak on making rent, mortgage and utility payments and access to the internet.
FLORENCE — In a special agreement with the Arizona Department of Corrections, the Pinal County Adult Detention Center has started to house prisoners headed for the state prison.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Public Health Department Tuesday confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in the county over the last two days.