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SUMMER PREPARATION

Pinal County limits burn permits, prepares for rising temperatures

Pinal County Air Quality is only issuing three-day open burning permits, and officials announced all permits will expire by May 1. Pinal County will suspend the issuance of all open burning …
Neighbors

CAC students receive ‘Women in Engineering Scholarship’

Karen Banda and Rebecca Olivera have been named recipients of the "Women in Engineering Scholarship" at Central Arizona College. They both credit Armineh Noravian, professor of engineering at …
DISTRICT 15 Senate

Meet the candidates for Arizona Senate District 15

Candidates officially filed their petitions April 1 to run in the 2024 primary election for Arizona State Senate District 15. District 15 includes a portion of Mesa including Phoenix-Mesa …
DISTRICT 15 House

Meet the candidates for Arizona House District 15

Candidates officially filed their petitions April 1 to run in the 2024 primary election for Arizona State House District 15. District 15 includes a portion of Mesa including Phoenix-Mesa Gateway …
Election 2024

Five running for LD 16 rep seats

Arizona's 16th legislative district is one of 30 in the state, consisting of sections of Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties. It was created in January 2022. Meet the 2024 LD 16 state …

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Election 2024

Two candidates vying for LD 16 Senate seats

Arizona's 16th legislative district is one of 30 in the state, consisting of sections of Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties. It was created in January 2022. Meet the 2024 LD 16 state senate …
Country Thunder

Country Thunder brings traffic delays to Florence area

The festival country music fans love is heading to Florence and the residents there are battening down the hatches. A poster on Florence’s Facebook page joked, “Already got supplies for 5 …
Holiday Events

Queen Creek replaces signature event

For years, Queen Creek’s signature events have included Spring Into QC, Founders’ Day and the  Trunk or Treat Halloween event, but things are changing this year. “After …
Teen Violence

Making a stand against teen violence

Southeast Valley cities and school districts are still grappling with how to handle a wave of violent incidences involving local teens.​ Gilbert is expecting a subcommittee looking at solutions to …
Country Thunder

PCSO has new safety tool for Country Thunder

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is introducing a new way for fans to keep safe at this year’s Country Thunder. Country Thunder 2024 runs April 11-14, which means thousands of …
News
Earth Month

Queen Creek gets do-over on 'Cardboard Box Cars'

Mother Nature was less than cooperative during Queen Creek's Cardboard Box Car “Drive-in” movie on Friday, but she plans to make up for it.  In honor of Earth Month in April, …
Fun Run

Queen Creek school raises $100K

The Gateway Polytechnic Academy recently held its annual Aviator Dash run, the school's biggest fundraising event of the year. And, boy, did the school deliver. The goal of the fundraiser is to …
Crime

Queen Creek police issue Lord assault timeline

Responding to criticisms from some corners that the Queen Creek Police Department did not act quickly enough to save 16-year-old Preston Lord on the October night he was severely beaten during a …
Education

CAC holds new student express registration

Central Arizona College will hold New Student Express Registration Days for the fall 2024 semester beginning later this month. During the two-hour long, on campus, registration sessions, students will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with an adviser, …
Things to Do

Today's the day for Road to Country Thunder

Join the “party before the party” as Florence hosts Road to Country Thunder. Every year, the producers of Country Thunder, one of the largest country music festivals in the country, …
Things to Do

Meet the artists of Road to Country Thunder

Road to Country Thunder makes its way to Historic Main Street this weekend and the music will be thundering. The “party before the party” is from the producers of Country Thunder, …

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Main Street in Florence will be the boot-scooting spot for this year’s Road to Country Thunder on Saturday, April 6.

Today's the day for Road to Country Thunder

Join the “party before the party” as Florence hosts Road to Country Thunder. Every year, the producers of Country Thunder, one of the largest country music festivals in the country, …
Road to Country Thunder takes place from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, April 6 on Historic Main Street in Florence.

Meet the artists of Road to Country Thunder

Road to Country Thunder makes its way to Historic Main Street this weekend and the music will be thundering. The “party before the party” is from the producers of Country Thunder, …
Watch K9s in action during Queen Creek's Public Safety Day on April 6.

Get ready for Queen Creek's Public Safety Day

Join the Queen Creek Police and Queen Creek Fire & Medical Departments as they celebrate Public Safety Day. The event runs from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, April 6 at the parking lot of the Law …
Members of the Queen Creek High School Theatre Company rehearse for their upcoming musical, "Chicago Teen Edition."

Enjoy ‘All That Jazz' at Queen Creek High’s ‘Chicago’

Members of the Queen Creek High School Theatre Company are rea dy to give the audience that “old razzle dazzle” as they prepare to perform “Chicago Teen Edition.” The …
Main Street in Florence will be the boot-scooting spot for this year’s Road to Country Thunder on Saturday, April 6.

Road to Country Thunder coming to southeast Valley

Join the “party before the party” as Florence hosts Road to Country Thunder. Every year, the producers of Country Thunder, one of the largest country music festivals in the country, …
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