Planning document for 70-square-mile San Tan Valley before supervisors Oct. 31

San Tan Valley could encompass an area about the size of the town of Gilbert if a comprehensive planning document is approved by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors many say could be a watershed moment in the future development of the area. A total of 70 square miles of land have been carved out […]

Pinal County shelter over capacity, offering specials on dogs, cats

The Pinal County Animal Care and Control shelter is filled to capacity. “The problem is so severe that PCACC may have to begin euthanizing some dogs that are classified as not animal friendly (those dogs that would do well as only pets in a home),” according to a release. “These dogs have been classified as […]

Sign advertising Pinal County public hearing pointing wrong way?

[Updated: Comments from Planning Manager Steve Abraham, of Pinal County Community Development, were added on why the sign was placed on Ironwood.] Pinal County resident Deborah Coats is questioning the placement of a sign advertising an upcoming public hearing on the San Tan Valley Special Area Plan. “So we are driving home heading south on […]

Pinal County received 1,600 provisional ballots at Aug. 28 election

Pinal County Elections Director Michele Forney says that Tuesday’s primary election was a success for her department. After a late night, Ms. Forney said that all ballots cast on election day were counted, except for the provisional ballots and those early ballots that arrived over the weekend and those dropped off at polling places. “We […]

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office traffic unit arrests DUI suspects July 4

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit was out in full force July 4, with deputies looking for drivers who were under the influence of drugs or alcohol. “We appreciate the aggressive effort of our traffic unit during the holiday weekend to keep Pinal County roadways safe,” PCSO Sheriff Mark Lamb said in a release. […]

Caucus calls for immediate reunification of immigrant families

The Arizona Legislative Indigenous Peoples Caucus is asking tribal nations to work on behalf of immigrant families who have been separated and imprisoned. The caucus has delivered letters condemning the separation of immigrant parents and children to President Donald Trump, Gov. Doug Ducey and several members of Congress. State Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai stated in a […]

Queen Creek Town Council to meet June 6

An agreement with Fulton Homes for development of 503 acres generally at the northeast corner of Queen Creek Road and Signal Butte Road is slated to be voted on in a consent agenda at the Wednesday, June 6, meeting of the Queen Creek Town Council. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and public hearings are […]

Income-eligible families sought for weatherization assistance program

  Community Action Human Resources Agency has funding to assist eligible low-income homeowners in Pinal County with weatherization, according to Mary Lou Rosales, CAHRA executive director. “Under the weatherization program, improvements are made by CAHRA to help reduce energy consumption and energy costs,” she said in a press release. “A thorough assessment of the eligible […]

San Tan Valley petitions may not have enough valid signatures

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors on Monday is to discuss two items concerning San Tan Valley – invalidating the petitions for incorporation and a request by Florence and Queen Creek to advocate for the Arizona Corporation Commission for them to become third-party managers to manage Johnson Utilities. The special public meeting and closed-door executive […]

OPINION: Civic-minded residents sought to help with San Tan Valley incorporation

On April 4 the Vote San Tan Valley Steering Committee submitted more than 5,000 signatures from San Tan Valley citizens asking the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to call an election on whether more than 100,000 people may form their own local government that reflects its citizens and objective. Although there have been challenges in […]