SUPERIOR -- When the Magma Copper Company left Superior in the '80s, it left behind a dirty hillside with toxic tailings ponds and other mine waste. Since arriving in 2005, the Resolution Copp…
PHOENIX — An attorney for members of the San Carlos Apache tribe on Friday asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to back their efforts to halt the transfer of central Arizona land that they consider sacred to a copper mining company.
FLORENCE — Ideas for improving Pinal County’s transportation system and state funding shortfalls were shared by candidates hoping to fill a vacancy for state representative in Legislative District 8, in interviews before the Pinal County Board of Supervisors Wednesday.
SUPERIOR — There is no copper being mined from Resolution Copper’s East Plant, several miles beyond the town of Superior. But within Shaft Nos. 9 and 10, work continues in maintaining the vast underground network of pipes, corridors and control systems necessary to keep the mine in ready sha…
SUPERIOR — Motorists who use U.S. 60 between Superior and Miami should plan for a full closure of the highway from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, while crews remove the old Pinto Creek Bridge.
PHOENIX — Ron Watkins, a prolific promoter of false conspiracies about the 2020 election who is closely tied to the QAnon movement, says he is running for Congress as a Republican in Arizona's 1st District.
SUPERIOR — As rivers and reservoirs dry up throughout the Southwest, Arizona is now months away from mandated cutbacks of Colorado River supplies. As sustaining groundwater becomes vital for the state, particularly in agriculture, potential projects with high water consumption have come unde…
CASA GRANDE — The latest maps drafted by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission include major changes for Pinal County and represent a shift from earlier maps to try and avoid splitting up municipalities.
FLORENCE — Pinal County is now providing pending parcel numbers to help builders work as quickly as possible, and the Board of Supervisors will consider additional employees for the Assessor’s Office on Oct. 6.
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.
SUPERIOR – While motorists who routinely travel between Superior and the Globe-Miami area may not know what’s involved with maintaining and repairing the only highway between the communities, they’ve come to know even small projects can mean big travel delays.
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.
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.
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.