Pinal County News & Opinion

District 5 Supervisor Jeff Serdy to host open house April 29

To celebrate National County Government Month and to raise awareness of the role local governments play in the lives of their citizens, Pinal County District 5 Supervisor Jeff Serdy has organized an …
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Pinal County open space and trails fees discussed

When the Peralta Regional Park near Gold Canyon opens in fiscal year 2022-23, Pinal County could have user fees in place to help pay for services. Plans for the 480-acre park off Peralta Road, …

Inmate in Arizona prison found unresponsive, pronounced dead

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — An inmate at the state prison in Florence has died of apparent suicide, correctional officials said. Prison staff found Jason Rothlisberger, 45, unresponsive at the prison …
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$55M 5-year roadwork, maintenance program proposed for Pinal County

A total of 87 projects with a combined cost of $55.77 million are proposed to be in Pinal County’s 2021 five-year transportation improvement and maintenance program. “This program is …

Florence’s pandemic grant program is helping local attractions

The Town of Florence has given out almost $319,000 to small businesses who were affected by the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown last year. “I believe the program has been very successful …
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Arizona opens coronavirus vaccine to all adults

The Arizona Department of Health Services has opened coronavirus vaccinations for age 16 and older at in Maricopa, Pima and Yuma counties. ADHS announced the move Monday morning. Vaccine …

Arizona bills targeting protests, reports against police move forward

PHOENIX — Republican lawmakers voted Thursday to create a new law that its sponsor admitted is designed to convince people to stay away from some protests, often against police brutality, even …

Florence makes marijuana businesses easier to locate

The town of Florence is eager to take advantage of the sales tax revenue from legal marijuana dispensaries, and councilors asked city staff to draw up a set of codes that will make such sales more …
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Florence working to be an Autism Certified City

It’s a situation many adults and children face in their lives each day. With the number of diagnosed autism cases rising, there’s a good chance that events that don’t bother other …

Gaxiola: We have an opportunity to save lives, protect our communities

My 14-year-old daughter, Jasmine, was taken by gun violence nearly 20 years ago. Her murder still haunts me, and I have done everything I could since then to see that no one else experiences a similar loss.

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Central Arizona College’s Lifelong Learning joins AWS Academy

Lifelong Learning of Central Arizona College recently announced its participation in AWS Academy, an Amazon Web Services program that provides higher education institutions with a ready-to-teach …

Face masks again mandatory at San Tan Foothills High School as COVID cases rise

Town Council donates $5k to Florence High graduation lock-in

Central Arizona College students recognized during virtual awards ceremony

Sydney Swanson, a 14-year-old singer/songwriter, will open the festival at 11 a.m. May 21.

Gila River Music Festival May 21-22

The inaugural Gila River Music Festival is May 21-22 in Kearny, a small town on the Gila River an hour from the Valley just down the road from Superior. “The music festival will feature a …
Guitar League members jam during a monthly session pre-COVID-19.

Guitar League to bring back live monthly meetings

The Phoenix chapter of the Guitar League will relaunch monthly live meetings beginning Tuesday, May 11.
The Joey’s, a young energetic rockabilly group from Scottsdale, are to perform at 4 p.m.

Gila River Music Festival May 21-22

The inaugural Gila River Music Festival is May 21-22 in Kearny, a small town on the Gila River an hour from the Valley just down the road from Superior. “The music festival will feature a …

Wreaths Across America Radio to host veteran healing roundtable

Wreaths Across America Radio will hold the first in a series of four roundtable discussions focused on veteran healing through sharing stories of resilience, purpose and success at 7 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, March 25.

Florence Music Fest is free this year, feature start of farmers' markets

The Florence Music Fest takes place Saturday, March 13, in Historic Main Street. The event is free and will feature country and classic rock.
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