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Pinal County News & Opinion

2 West Nile Virus deaths reported in Pinal County

Two victims who were over 80 years old and with comorbidities have died from West Nile Virus, according to Pinal County officials. “Pinal County Public Health regrets to announce the first …
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New Junior Parada organizer is a familiar face in Florence

Major changes are taking place for the 89th Annual Junior Parada Rodeo in Florence.

Full closure of US 60 between Superior, Miami scheduled Oct. 25

Motorists who use U.S. Highway 60 between Superior and Miami should plan for a full closure of the highway 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, while crews remove the old Pinto Creek Bridge. During the …

EPCOR’s San Tan water reclamation improvements slated for completion in early 2022

There’s good news for EPCOR’s San Tan wastewater customers. The Pecan Water Reclamation Facility expansion is now in the last of four phases and on track to finish on time around the …
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Florence approves moving water, sewer lines for new Gila River bridge project

At a special meeting on Monday, the Florence town council approved relocating the town’s water and sewer lines that are in conflict with the construction of the proposed new Gila River bridge
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Independent Examination

The economic reality behind the politics of multihousing development in Arizona

When Jordan and Lyric Dodd sat down last year and realized they had paid more than $20,000 in rent, it was that moment the couple realized homeownership was in their future. “I believe our …

Everything you wanted to know about the World Series … but were afraid to ask

Imagine you’re at an outdoor dinner party (yes, COVID-friendly). It’s October, and the conversation steers towards the World Series. While you are generally culturally literate, you know …

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Pinal County Neighbors & Education
Florence High program aims to get students into agriculture

Every school in the Florence Unified School District has Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs such as computer networking technologies, graphic design and engineering. But Florence High …

Pitmaster Challenge raises $51K for FUSD schools

Battered Northwest Christian falls to Poston Butte

Central Arizona College offers new 8-week Spanish class

The event is Saturday, Jan. 8, at Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road in Apache Junction.

Event Jan. 8 to kick off Apache Junction founder’s centennial

On Aug. 21, 1922, George Cleveland Curtis gave Apache Junction its name. To kick off the year-long celebration of the founding of Apache Junction, there will be an event 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. …
On Oct. 9, Florence commemorated the 127th birthday of Ernest McFarland, a long-time Florence resident, former U.S. Senator and former Arizona governor, with a special celebration.

Events kick off fun-filled day in Florence

Saturday Oct. 9 turned out to be quite busy day for residents of Florence, with events running from 8 a.m. all the way to 10 p.m. On that day Florence commemorated the 127th birthday of …

Full day of events mark birthday of famed Florence resident Ernest McFarland

Florence will be commemorating the 127th birthday of Ernest McFarland, a long-time Florence resident, former U.S. Senator and former Arizona Governor, with a special celebration. The festivities take …
Trunk of Treat on Main Street during Florence's Halloween Fright Fest on Oct. 31.

Celebrating Halloween will be an all day event in Florence

Florence has a full afternoon of activities lined up for kids and adults on Halloween. First, the Pinal County Historical Society Museum will be celebrating Dia de los Muertos Sunday Oct. 31 from …
Florence residents enjoy a concert during the Road to Country Thunder Event held on Main Street. The event was cancelled in 2020 and postponed to October 2021 due to COVID-19

Florence takes the Road to Country Thunder

After being cancelled last year and postponed this year, Country Thunder is back, which mean the Road to County Thunder is back on, as well. The Road to Country Thunder takes place Oct. 9 in …
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