Date set for 16th San Tan Valley Quarterly BBQ

The San Tan Valley Quarterly BBQ will take place 4-8 p.m. Oct. 21 at 27382 N. Dolores Place, San Tan Valley.   Neal Carter, the event's host, said this month’s barbecue is the …
2nd-degree murder

Judge sentences Pinal County man to 17 years for shooting, killing woman

A 42-year-old Santan man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for shooting a woman multiple times and killing her in December 2019. Fernando Ray White was sentenced this week by …

Speaker to discuss ‘America’s 1st City’ in Zoom presentation

Bill Iseminger will address the San Tan Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society in a Zoom presentation at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 when he will talk about Cahokia, the largest prehistoric settlement …

Independent seeks submissions for Veterans Day Salute

Independent Newsmedia is featuring a Veterans Day Salute to honor those who have served our country.

Pinal County event at Apache Junction park shines light on domestic violence

The 2nd Annual Pinal County Domestic Violence Awareness Walk & Family Day will take place Saturday in Apache Junction. The event will feature a 5k trail walk, as well as resource booths, …
Town Manager

Florence Town Council dismisses town manager

In a six-to-one decision, the Florence Town Council voted to terminate Russell Martin as town manager tonight at a special council meeting. Only Councilmember Jose Maldonado voted in favor of …
Noise Ordinance

Florence postpones public outreach on noise ordinance changes

Community outreach efforts to gather public input on proposed changes to Florence's noise ordinance has been postponed. At its Sept. 18 meeting, the Florence Town Council discussed the proposed …

Florence council will meet to discuss town manager

The Florence Town Council has called a surprise meeting for Wednesday evening to discuss Town Manager Russell Martin. There is only  one item on the agenda: …

The Irish Cowboy opening Saturday in Florence

Florence residents will finally get a chance to wet their whistles with Guinness and eat some Irish grub as the long-awaited the Irish Cowboy opens this weekend. The pub will open its doors starting …

Pinal hosts San Tan meetings on Central Arizona Parkway

Pinal County will be hosting two informational public meetings in San Tan Valley regarding the extension of State Route 24 and the Central Arizona Parkway. These meetings  are from 5:30 to …
Freeway plans

Opinions sought by ADOT on north-south corridor plans in Pinal County

In-person meetings in Apache Junction and San Tan Valley and a virtual meeting in English and Spanish were held in September on the environmental impact statement and design concept report for a …

Florence employee honored for election certification

Florence’s deputy town clerk has been recognized for earning her election official certification. Deputy Town Clerk Patricia Buchanan completed numerous training sessions and passed the …

More to do at the Florence Library

As always, the Viney Jones Library and Community Center is offering a new array of activities for both young and old. Some events require pre-registration. All events take place at the Viney …


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Rhonda Mattachione, candidate for Board of Supervisors, District 5, my wife, and I created the “Red Ribbon USA,” which is just a simple easy way to protest the two-tiered justice system …
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 …
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions across the country, and Arizona has not been spared. This virus and its resulting economic fallout have put a harsh spotlight on rising health care …
Things to do
“Seussical Jr.” will be performed Oct. 5-7 at the Combs Performing Arts Center in San Tan Valley.

“Seussical Jr." coming to San Tan Valley

Take the family to see “Seussical Jr.,” a musical about friendship, loyalty and love. “Seussical Jr.,” will be performed by the Arizona Repertory Theatre For Kids, or …
Drop off your donated Halloween candy for Fright Fest at the Viney Jones Library and Community Center, 778 N. Main St.

More to do at the Florence Library

As always, the Viney Jones Library and Community Center is offering a new array of activities for both young and old. Some events require pre-registration. All events take place at the Viney …
This Stacy Holmstedt work will be part of her upcoming “Saguaros & Shards” exhibit.

Phoenix hotel to exhibit Mesa artist’s Arizona-inspired work

The works of a Mesa-based artist will be on display in an upcoming exhibition at a Phoenix hotel.
Florence is registering children for its  fall intersession program.

Florence plans fall break program for kids

The town of Florence is now registering children for its upcoming fall intersession program. There will be two weeks of crafts, games, sports, cooking and more at the Viney Jones Library and …
Ballet Folklorico del Sol will perform at the Third Annual Dia de Los Muertos on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Padilla Park, 420 N. Quartz St.

Dia de Los Muertos celebration returns to Florence

The Third Annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration will honor one of the most deeply rooted traditions in Mexican culture. The Pinal County Historical Museum, in collaboration with event producer …
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