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Pinal County District 3 office in Casa Grande closed for renovation

The Pinal County District 3 Office in Casa Grande, 820 E. Cottonwood Lane — housing the assessor, recorder, treasurer and board of supervisors offices — recently closed for …
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Flash flood watch: Areas of Pinal County may experience heavy rain

Some areas in Pinal County may have periods of heavy rain sometime today through Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Flash flooding or area flooding may be possible. Pinal County …
Education

Central Arizona College offering free tuition for Pinal County residents

Central Arizona College is offering Pinal County residents free in-state tuition for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. The number of credits that students may take is not limited. However, …
Subscriber exclusive

New marijuana regulations include no cultivation, infusion kitchens

Regulations on where to put marijuana dispensaries and not allowing cultivation and infusion kitchens were approved recently by the Apache Junction City Council. Proposition 207, approved by …
News

State Route 24 ramp to westbound Loop 202 closed July 23-25

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for the closure of the State Route 24 ramp to westbound Loop 202 Santan Freeway from 9 p.m. Friday, July 23, to 9 p.m. Sunday, …
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Southbound Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway off-ramp at McKellips Road closed July 22

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for the closure of the southbound Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway off-ramp at McKellips Road in east Mesa from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. …
By ZIP code

87 new coronavirus cases in a week in Apache Junction, Gold Canyon

The Arizona Department of Health Services on July 21 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Apache Junction, east Mesa, Gold Canyon and Queen Valley is 7,225 in ZIP codes 85118, 85119 and 85120. …
First responders

Bank robbery, other incidents reported in Gold Canyon

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took reports of an armed robbery and other incidents in Gold Canyon July 6-9: Disorderly conduct — violation of court order, reported at 10:10 a.m. …
First responders

Thefts, shoplifting reported July 6-9 in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of thefts and shoplifting July 6-9: Theft, reported at 7:52 a.m. July 6 in the 200 block of North Winchester Road. Theft, …
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Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission hearing Friday in Florence

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission invites residents to participate in its first round of statewide public hearings beginning July 23 and continuing through Aug. 9. Information will …
Opinion

This summer will present a huge challenge to the Superstition Community Food Bank, a non-profit organization that for the past 40 years has provided food and other necessities to struggling families …

On July 10 a couple from the DJ Jacobs Memorial Helmet Fund donated eight high-end children’s ATV helmets to our October car show. Their young son lost his life in a tragic accident in Star …
For the past 10 years Mountain View Lutheran Church is privileged to be a member of a coalition of churches in the Apache Junction area banded together for the common purpose of aiding the less …
Neighbors
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Pinal County Supervisor Cavanaugh assigns nonprofit grants

Each year the Pinal County Board of Supervisors sets aside $100,000 per district to grant to local nonprofit organizations for the benefit of county residents. County staff members review the …
Neighbors

Sheppard appointed deputy Pinal County manager

MaryEllen Sheppard was recently appointed Pinal County deputy county manager. Sheppard, who joined Pinal County in February 2019 as human resources director, has been serving in an interim role …
Neighbors

Pretrial, probation and parole supervision week July 18-24

During the week of July 18-24, the essential responsibilities performed by probation, parole and community supervision professionals will be honored in Pinal County and nationwide. These …
Neighbors

Masonic membership awards presented

Masonic awards for years of membership were presented July 8 at Apache Lodge No. 69 to Master Masons Don French (65 years) and Bill Arnold (60 years). The presentation was made by Lodge Master Lynn …
Neighbors

A New Leaf wins $65K grant to improve economic mobility

A New Leaf has been selected as a 2021 Bank of America Charitable Foundation RFP Grants for Economic Mobility recipient and is to receive a $65,000 grant …
Business

Attesa, a multi-use, advanced transportation technology development near Casa Grande, recently broke ground on the Podium Club, its inaugural project at the 2,351-acre site. The Podium Club will …

A special use permit is being sought to operate a 73-foot-tall wireless communication lattice tower on an approximately 40-acre parcel approximately .25 miles north along North Mammoth Mine Road on …
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