Study: Tourists spent nearly $700 million in Pinal County in 2017

Newly released numbers from the Arizona Department of Tourism show that tourists spent more than $690 million in Pinal County in 2017. The study, conducted by Dean Runyan Associates, highlighted tourism dollars spent in Arizona and broke them down by county. Pinal County’s economy realized $691.5 million in tourism related spending, according to a release. “I’m […]

Pinal County sets workshops on property tax exemptions

In order to assist senior citizens in applying for property tax exemptions, workshops have been scheduled in Maricopa, Mammoth and Superior, according to Pinal County Assessor Douglas Wolf. No reservations are necessary. Seniors should bring tax returns and parcel numbers to facilitate the process, according to a release. The workshops are: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 30 […]

Pinal County Assessor’s Office announces workshops on property tax exemptions

In order to assist senior citizens in applying for property tax exemptions, workshops have been scheduled in Maricopa, Mammoth and Superior, according to Pinal County Assessor Douglas Wolf. No reservations are necessary. Seniors should bring tax returns and parcel numbers to facilitate the process, according to a release. The workshops are: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 26 […]

Study shows Pinal County one of top agriculture suppliers

A recently released study from the University of Arizona’s Department of Agriculture and Resources Economics confirms what many local farmers and ranchers have known for a long time – Pinal County’s agriculture footprint in the state and beyond is remarkable. The study begins by saying that Pinal County ranks in the top 2 percent of […]

Queen Creek prepares roads for area growth

Queen Creek has a plan to develop two major roadways from Germann Road to the future extension of State Route 24. The Queen Creek Town Council recently voted to approve an Intergovernmental Agreement with the city of Mesa for design and construction of Signal Butte Road from Germann to State Route 24 at $12 million […]

Pinal County approves San Tan Valley petting zoo permit

A private petting zoo can continue to operate with recreational vehicle spaces and accessory uses on a 4.8-acre parcel in San Tan Valley, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors decided. The supervisors voted unanimously Dec. 19 to approve a special use permit for Lisa Ferganchick, landowner and applicant, for the zoo north of Ocotillo Road […]

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 […]