FLORENCE — The challenges of being part of a global pandemic haven’t stalled progress in Pinal County, Board of Supervisors Chairman Anthony Smith, R-Maricopa, said Wednesday.
FLORENCE — Despite receiving comments in favor of face masks that outnumbered opponents more than 3-to-1, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors declined to mandate masks at last week’s meeting.
PHOENIX – As President Donald Trump was hailing the pace of border wall construction Tuesday, Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. was bemoaning it as a project that continues “to destroy … sacred sites.”
CASA GRANDE — Following his announcement that he had tested positive for COVID-19, the whereabouts of Sheriff Mark Lamb or who else might have been exposed to the virus through his public appearances has been unclear.
FLORENCE — Residents in unincorporated Pinal County will be "highly encouraged" to wear face coverings in public to slow the spread of COVID-19 in a resolution pending before the Pinal County Board of Supervisors.
COOLIDGE — Some cities are firm on their stance about enforcing face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, while others are still exploring the issue, according to the Pinal Partnership's virtual mayors' update on Friday.
ORACLE — The Pinal County Sheriff's Office issued an evacuation alert Thursday for areas around Oracle threatend by a growing wildfire in the Santa Catalina Mountains.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved agreements with two state universities Wednesday related to the future Arizona Technology Corridor through Pinal County.
PHOENIX — A report released Friday by the House Ethics Committee accuses Rep. David Cook of having an undisclosed relationship with a lobbyist, one that the investigators said is romantic.
FLORENCE — Pinal County will fund several nonprofit agencies for a total of $660,000 to relieve homelessness in the new fiscal year as part of a tentative annual budget the Board of Supervisors approved Wednesday.
CASA GRANDE — Congress is still working on plans to help businesses and citizens who have been impacted by COVID-19, U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran said in a phone interview last week.
ELEVEN MILE CORNER — After an area resident offered discounted rabies vaccinations to people on social media earlier this week, Pinal County Animal Care and Control issued a statement urging people to seek the shots only from a licensed veterinarian.
QUEEN VALLEY — Containment efforts of a wildfire burning near a northern Pinal County community have prevented the need for evacuations, officials said Thursday morning.
FLORENCE — Beginning Monday, businesses in unincorporated Pinal County may apply for up to $15,000 to help cover their expenses during the state’s stay-home order.
CASA GRANDE — The state’s response to COVID-19, special legislative sessions, per-diem rates for legislators and term limits were the main topics of discussion at Tuesday night’s Pinal County Republican Committee debate between incumbent Rep. David Cook and challenger Neal Carter.
QUEEN VALLEY — Firefighters made progress containing the southern and eastern portions of a large wildfire threatening a northern Pinal County community.
WINKELMAN -- Over the span of a couple nights, concrete trucks and pumps worked from along the banks of the Gila River in Winkelman to transform a long grid of rebar into something drivers can really appreciate: the concrete surface of a new bridge.
CASA GRANDE — A curfew that aims to prevent looting went into effect Sunday across the state, and by Monday morning, area law enforcement agencies in Pinal County were reporting no problems related to the restrictions.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors expressed a desire to continue a strategic goal of cutting the primary property tax rate another four cents in the new budget year to $3.75 per $100 of net assessed value.
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 — 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.
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.