Pinal County issues air quality advisory southeast of Coolidge

The Pinal County Air Quality Department issued an air quality advisory Feb. 1 due to the potential for elevated particulates associated with smoke from a wildland fire on state land in the area southeast of Coolidge, according to a press release. Fire officials are working on the containment of the wildland fire, but smoke and […]

Lane restrictions continue on State Route 77 in Mammoth

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the following restrictions on SR 77 in Mammoth for road repair work: Northbound and southbound SR 77 will be reduced to one lane (right lane will be closed) from milepost 112 to milepost 113 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m daily through Thursday, Feb. 1. Drivers should proceed through […]

Ramp detours at State Route 87 and I-10 interchange begin Jan. 29

Drivers in Pinal County should plan for ramp closures and detours between Interstate 10 and State Route 87 beginning 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, and continuing until late fall 2018. The restrictions are to accommodate construction of the new SR 87 alignment, in conjunction with the I-10 widening project underway near Picacho. Directional signage will […]

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 generosity […]

Lane restrictions scheduled on State Route 77 in Mammoth

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the following restrictions on SR 77 in Mammoth for road repair work: Northbound SR 77 will be reduced to one lane (right lane will be closed) from milepost 110, 1 mile north of San Manuel Airport, to milepost 113 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily, Tuesday, Jan. 23 to Thursday, […]

Advance acquisition of land near Meridian Road sought for State Route 24

Owners of two parcels of land along the proposed State Route 24 Gateway Freeway extension from Ellsworth Road to Ironwood Drive have requested advance acquisition by the state, according to the agenda for the Arizona State Transportation Board’s Friday, Jan. 19, meeting. It starts at 9 a.m. in the city of Sierra Vista Council Chambers, […]

Restrictions scheduled on Interstate 10 near Picacho this week

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the following restrictions on I-10 near the community of Picacho to accommodate construction in conjunction with the interstate widening project: Eastbound I-10 will be reduced to one lane at milepost 209 from 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 for work at La Palma Bridge. Westbound […]

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 continues to cause widespread illness in Pinal County

Pinal County has continued to receive reports of historically high numbers of influenza cases in the community.  So far, Pinal County has more than 1,000 cases reported this season, more than last year.  Currently there are eight recorded deaths related to flu.  The deaths are concentrated in members of the public over 50 years of […]

Lane closure continues on State Route 77 near Mammoth

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the following restrictions on State Route 77 near Mammoth in Pinal County as a four-month pavement-improvement project continues: Southbound SR 77 will be closed between Hollywood Drive and Miguel Road for road improvements from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Friday, March 2. Drivers […]