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Florence town council discusses future of rodeo grounds

As the Junior Parada comes closer, Florence town council members are talking about the Charles Whitlow Rodeo Grounds. On Monday Sept. 13, town staff and council members held a work session to discuss …

US60 closures between Loop 202 and Goldfield Road Sept. 24-26

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for closures of east- and westbound U.S. Highway 60 Superstition Freeway between Loop 202 at the SuperRedTan Interchange and …

Gard appointed to Pinal County Superior Court

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Sept. 17 announced the appointment of Lacey Gard to the Pinal County Superior Court. This appointment is to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Stephen …

Expect delays on SR79, Florence to Oracle Junction, starting Sept. 21

Motorists who use State Route 79 between Florence and Oracle Junction should expect delays starting Tuesday, Sept. 21, while crews complete a chip seal followed by a fog seal. Motorists should …
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Pinal County health board rejects $3.4M in vaccination equity funding

Pinal County will not accept $3,387,435 from the federal government to hire a vaccine equity employee and distribute COVID-19 vaccines to underserved communities, the public health services board of …
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Authorities say an Arizona state prison inmate has died

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — An inmate at the state prison in Florence has died and authorities said it appears to be a suicide. Arizona Department of Corrections officials said Monday that …

Florence readies youth NFL flag football registration

The town of Florence is accepting registration for the upcoming Junior NFL Youth Flag Football League. League play will begin in September on weeknights and Saturdays at the Florence Aquatic …

Statement from Maricopa County Chairman Jack Sellers about the Sept. 24 Senate audit hearing

Members of the Board of Supervisors watched the Senate/Cyber Ninja hearing and the County’s social media team, working with elections professionals, responded to allegations in real time.  …

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Pinal County Neighbors & Education
FUSD co-hosts upcoming health and wellness event

A health and wellness event co-sponsored by FUSD is scheduled for this weekend The health and wellness event takes place Saturday, Sept. 18th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be hosted by the …

FUSD superintendent lights up a grill for education

Central Arizona College welding program receives award

Central Arizona College offering housing relief

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 …
Actor Kevin Costner and his band Modern West will be performing Nov. 7 at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek. Tickets go on sale Sept. 10.

Actor Kevin Costner and his band to perform at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek

Kevin Costner and his band Modern West are bringing their “Tales from Yellowstone 2021 Tour” to Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek, Sunday, Nov. 7. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Sept. 10 …
Proceeds will benefit Central Arizona College’s men’s basketball program.

Central Arizona College men’s basketball to hold golf tournament

The Central Arizona College men’s basketball program will hold its inaugural Shotgun Scramble Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 25, at Mission Royale Golf Club, 11 Mission Parkway in Casa …
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