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 […]

Pinal County public works employee finds wallet, tracks down owner living in Canada

Pinal County Public Works Director Louis Andersen received an e-mail recently from a grateful winter visitor who alerted him to an employee who went out of his way to return his lost wallet. Finding and returning a wallet with $200 cash, identification and credit cards inside, is what most of us would do without hesitation. […]

Influenza activity increasing rapidly in Pinal County and state

The Arizona Department of Health Services announced Dec. 20 that influenza activity is now widespread in Arizona. Pinal County has also identified this recent trend upward in flu activity. As of Dec. 20, the Pinal County Public Health Department has confirmed 244 cases of influenza compared to 14 at this time last year.     […]

Food trucks in Pinal County are inspected

It’s no doubt that food trucks have grown in popularity across the nation. You see them everywhere you go.  From construction sites to NFL games, if there is a crowd, a food truck is more than likely to be there. Food trucks have also grown in sophistication as well.  At one time, you could only […]

Pinal County signs order of abatement by consent with Johnson Utilities over hydrogen sulfide violations

Pinal County Air Quality announced Aug. 26 it signed an order of abatement by consent with Johnson Utilities L.L.C. on Monday, Aug. 21.  This action comes after the Pinal County Board of Supervisors studied a potential lawsuit against the utility company after numerous violations of the county’s Air Quality Control District Code of Regulations. Simply […]

Open house Aug. 10 to discuss Hunt Highway Phase 4, Gantzel Road improvements

Pinal County Supervisor Mike Goodman extends an invitation to all San Tan Valley area residents to an open house this Thursday to learn more about the next phase of Hunt Highway construction and the expansion of Gantzel Road, according to a press release. “These are two huge projects for this area,” Supervisor Goodman said in […]

Johnson Utilities issues warning infants should not drink water

This warning affects the Johnson Ranch, Copper Basin, Rancho Bella Vista and Rancho Bella Vista South subdivisions. Johnson Utilities LLC received certified lab results June 27 that showed nitrate levels of 11 mg/L. This is above the nitrate standard, or maximum contaminant level, of 10 mg/L, according to a press release issued by Pinal County. […]

Pinal County official warns residents about scam calls regarding taxes

Pinal County Treasurer Dodie Doolittle said her office has received calls regarding a tax scam targeting some local residents.

“Our office has been contacted by residents saying they have received messages from a person claiming to be with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration,” Treasurer Doolittle stated. “They are told that their address is under federal investigation. I am forwarding on a statement from the Office of the Inspector General regarding this scam and how to report if you receive a call from these scammers.”

From the Office of Inspector General:

“There are numerous telephone and e-mail scams in which individuals claim to be employees of the Treasury Department. These scammers often state that they are from the ‘Department of Legal Affairs,’ offer grant money in exchange for you wiring a small payment or threaten to arrest you within a short period of time unless payment is made. Do not provide personal information or payment to these individuals. Their actions are crimes under Titles 18 and 31 of the United States Code, and the Treasury Office of Inspector General is working to stop them.

Free classes for May to address ‘healthy eating and diabetes’

The Pinal County Public Health District will sponsor a free diabetes class at the San Tan Valley Public Health Clinic. The topic this May is “Healthy Eating and Diabetes.”

The class will take place 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, May 11. The clinic is at 36235 N. Gantzel Road, between Poston Butte High School and Banner Ironwood Hospital.
Since diabetes is largely self-managed and about 99 percent of the care comes from the patients and his or her family, it is an important skill to know what and how much to cook and eat, according to a press release.

These classes will offer up-to-date, practical “how-to” information and skill-building on monitoring, healthy eating, being active, problem solving, medications and reducing risks.

Supervisor House looks forward to 2016 as board chairman

Since the Pinal County Board of Supervisors went to five members, the duties of the chairman are passed on every year instead every 16 months, as it did when there were three board members. In the final meeting of 2015, the board chose District 5 Supervisor Todd House to chair the meetings for 2016.  District […]