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The Town of Florence and Florence Copper have agreed to end the years-long legal battle that played a part in keeping the mining operation from fully opening. In the settlement, officially … more
The Town of Florence’s fitness center was on a roll when the pandemic hit, closing it for a year. “All of our equipment is relatively new,” said Megan Cetta, recreation … more
Pinal County Air Quality has suspended the issuance of all open burning permits. Burn permits allow for the disposal of plant material by open burning during limited daytime hours, according to a … more
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, … more
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 … more
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 … more
EPCOR is raising its rates and the Florence Town Council is none too happy about it. At the Monday, April 5 council meeting, EPCOR officials gave a presentation of the changes that are coming now … more
Florence is launching new magnet program for gifted students. The magnet program will be housed at Circle Cross Ranch K-8 S.T.E.M. Academy in San Tan Valley. While all schools in the Florence … more
The Florence Town Council on Monday, April 5, approved a pilot program in which up to five kiosks will be placed throughout the city to help visitors and residents find the latest news and events … more
  Pinal County to suspend issuance of open burn permits Starting April 2, Pinal County Air Quality will begin issuing only three-day open burning permits. All permits will expire by April … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
Finger pointing and family disputes can arise when people have question marks about their future. That notion is especially true when a loved one passes away without a financial plan of exactly where … more
PHOENIX — State legislators voted Thursday on multiple fronts to curb the power of the governor — this one and future ones — to declare and maintain an emergency. With no … more
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of crime in the Florence area Feb. 11-17: Warrant arrest reported at 8:18 a.m. Feb. 12 in the 1400 block of East Diversion Dam … more
Two bills that could define the use of controversial “conversion” therapy techniques said to help gays and lesbians overcome their same-sex attraction potentially are headed for a … more
The Florence Town Council meeting had been delayed by one day due to the President’s Day holiday. When the council meets on Tuesday Feb. 16, it will receive a presentation on the town’s … more
An economic development project is one of three topics of Wednesday’s closed-door executive session of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 17 in the … more
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