Harvey: Do not elect Coleman as justice of the peace

How many of you fellow taxpayers receive a pension? Think about this: draw a salary for a number of years as a teacher, draw a salary as both an Apache Junction city councilman and then mayor and then draw a salary as an Arizona state representative all at taxpayers’ expense. Now add to that, draw […]

Spiders, scorpions at arboretum’s June 30 family night

Parents can bring their kids for a special after-hours family evening June 30 at Boyce Thompson Arboretum to learn fact from fiction about scorpions and spiders. The special “creepy crawlies” evening is open to all, not just BTA annual members. Non-member signup is $20 for adults and $10 for ages 5-12. Arboretum annual members and […]

Economic Development conference recognizes Pinal County, Millman for workplace excellence

Pinal County Government and Joel Millman were two winners of the Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence Awards at the biannual conference of the Arizona Association for Economic Development. According to a press release, Pinal County won for Medium Organization of the Year and Mr. Millman won for Workforce Practitioner of the Year. Board of Supervisors […]

Rehm-Bowler: It’s peanut butter and jelly time in Apache Junction

United Way of Pinal County, the city of Apache Junction, Superstition Fire and Medical District, The Salvation Army and Empowerment Systems Inc. partnered to collect 300 jars of peanut butter and jelly. The goal of this drive was to help the families in our community who may not qualify for enough social service aid and are […]

Pinal County wants public involvement in wildfire protection plan

The Pinal County Office of Emergency Management is updating the 2009 Pinal County Community Wildfire Protection Plan and is seeking public comment. The plan was developed in accordance with requirements of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003. “The 2018 CWPP update process re-analyzed communities at risk from wildland fire within Pinal County and establishes […]

Registration begins for annual Pinal County resource roundup

A conference to update staff members from agencies about the variety of resources available to help individuals and families in Pinal County will be held in June. The 14th Annual Resource Roundup starts at 8 a.m. Friday, June 8, at the Holiday Inn, 777 N. Pinal Ave. in Casa Grande. To register, go to https://conta.cc/2ri9ZVg. […]

AJ opens new resource for disenfranchised

Apache Junction officials announced the opening of a community resource center fueled by The Genesis Project to connect the disenfranchised with outreach support. Representatives from a variety of organizations offer on-site office hours to share information with those in need who are seeking help, according to a press release. “Services include a mentorship program, health […]

United Way of Pinal County awarded $159,595 for emergency assistance

United Way of Pinal County has received notice that $159,595 for emergency food and shelter services will be made available for distribution to agencies, Mannie Bowler, executive director of United Way of Pinal County Inc., said. The United Way of Pinal County administers the local program under the guidance of the local volunteer Emergency Food […]

Veteran acts Aldean, Bryan headline Country Thunder

The line-up for the 2018 Country Thunder Arizona includes some of today’s top county/western stars as well as up-and-comers. Veteran duo Big & Rich, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Toby Keith and Cole Swindell will be joined by emerging superstars Brett Young and Michael Ray, the legendary Tracy Lawrence and up-and-comer Lindsay Ell at Country Thunder […]

New member for Pinal County industrial board

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors at a meeting March 14 approved the appointment of Dolores “Dodi” R. Freeman of Florence to the Industrial Development Authority. She will serve out the term of Pete Villaverde, until March 31, 2021. Board members are usually appointed to six-year terms. The county IDA is governed by the provisions […]