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A woman and a young boy were found dead Monday, Sept. 26 in a home in San Tan Valley. At around 2:30 p.m., the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office was called  to the home near Castlegate … more
In November, the Florence Independent will be hosting the Florence Senior Expo. The Florence Senior Expo takes place from 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Caliente Casa de Sol RV Park, 3502 … more
A grand jury in Maricopa County has indicted an 18-year-old Gilbert man who was driving a car that crashed in Queen Creek killing a Florence teen and injuring three others. On Friday, Sept. 16, … more
The Florence Community Library has been chosen as just one of eight public libraries across the country – and the only one in Arizona – to host “Moon, Mars, & Beyond,” an … more
Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek is ready to start the Halloween season with its 25th annual “Pumpkin & Chili Party.” The party runs every Thursday-Sunday in October starting Saturday, … more
Trespassing, thefts in Florence Police crime report for Sept. 7-9 Trespassing reported at 3:48 p.m., Sept. 7 at South Main StreetOfficer was dispatched to a report of an unwanted person. Reporting … more

The Florence Town Council is looking to change its meeting days from Mondays to possibly Wednesdays. The move was initiated by Council Member Johnie Mendoza during the council’s Monday, … more
Sundt Construction will host Arizona State Legislative members from the Senate and the House of Representatives to discuss the state’s shortage of skilled trade workers. Sundt will highlight … more
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, discover the ongoing and evolving traditions of Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Pinal County Historical Museum’s Second Annual … more
From ghost towns to murder mysteries to Arizona filmmaking, Ernest Talks is letting visitors experience the history of Florence and surrounding Pinal County in a new way at McFarland Historic State … more
Manes and Miracles is holding its first open house in years and is looking for volunteers to help welcome the public through its gates.Manes and Miracles needs several volunteers to help pull off its … more
The Arizona Department of Health Services on Sept. 21 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Florence at 14,254 in the 85132 ZIP code, an increase of 18 new cases from one week ago. More than … more
Florence Police crime report for Aug. 29-Sept.3 Fire reported at 12:27 p.m., Aug. 29 at West Franklin RoadOfficers and Florence Fire were dispatched to an active fire at the American Leadership … more

The Queen Creek Town Council is expected to approve a request that would rezone a 1,600-acre site located near the proposed LG Energy Solutions manufacturing plant. On Wednesday, Aug. 14, the … more
Central Arizona College is now accepting applications for its new Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse Bridge Program. The program is designed for current Arizona LPNs looking to earn … more
The 18-year-old driver of a car that crashed killing one person and injuring three others in Queen Creek has been released from the Maricopa County Jail after posting a $75,000 bond. Ezana Tessema … more
The Arizona Department of Health Services on Sept. 14 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Florence at 14,236 in the 85132 ZIP code, an increase of 28 new cases from one week ago. More than … more
Halloween Fright Fest is coming back to Florence and despite its name, it promises to be more fun than scary. Fright Fest is a free event but make sure to bring extra money to buy food from … more
Republican Jake Hoffman, current District 12 Arizona state representative, will face off against Democrat Alan Smith for the District 15 state senate seat in November. Both Hoffman and Smith ran … more
The SRP Board of Directors voted to approve the first phase of a multiphase continued development project at SRP’s Copper Crossing facility to create the "Copper Crossing Energy and Research … more

The Pinal County Superintendent of Schools has formally canceled the November governing board election for the J.O. Combs Unified School District, among others. The candidates running for the J.O. … more
An 18-year-old man has been booked into the Maricopa County Jail on one count of homicide and three counts of assault  following a single-vehicle collision in Queen Creek on Saturday, Sept. … more
Starting Monday, Sept. 26, Pinal County Air Quality will resume issuing open burning permits, with Oct. 1 as the effective date of the permit. Open burning permits allow for the disposal of plant … more
The Pinal County Superintendent of Schools announced today that it has formally canceled the November governing board election for the J.O. Combs Unified School District, among others. The … more
Florence has entered into an intergovernmental agreement with Pinal County and the city of Apache Junction to support the development of the Central Arizona Project National Recreation Trail. The … more
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