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 […]

Pinal County to suspend issuing open burn permits

Starting Monday, April 2, the Pinal County Air Quality Division will begin issuing only three-day open burning permits. All permits will expire by Tuesday, May 1. Friday, April 27 will be the last day to obtain burn permits until the fall, according to officials. Burn permits allow for the disposal of plant material by open burning […]

Sen. Peshlakai’s Native American Day bill advances to Arizona House

The Arizona Senate has approved a bill to establish June 2 as Native American Day. Sponsored by Sen. Jamescita Mae Peshlakai, whose district spans seven counties including Pinal, the bill proposes creating a state unpaid holiday, linking Arizona with California, Nevada and South Dakota, which also have declared Native American Day an official state holiday. […]

Commissioners to host public comment forums on Johnson Utilities, prior to vote on rate increase

The Arizona Corporation Commission will conduct six public comment forums over two days to hear outstanding issues, complaints and input from customers of Johnson Utilities. The public comment forums — scheduled for Feb. 20-21 in San Tan Valley — are to give customers the opportunity to have their voices heard by commissioners prior to their […]

Pinal County Supervisor Todd House collects 27,000 donated diapers

  What started as a small donation drive five years ago has turned into a bonanza for local human-aid agencies. District 5 Pinal County Supervisor Todd House has been holding a diaper drive since he was elected to the office.  Each year, the donations keep on growing and growing and growing. “It’s amazing, the people’s […]