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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Public works busy with road improvement projects across Pinal County

For drivers, road construction is never fun. But for Pinal County’s Public Works Department, road projects are a means to an end – to create more ways for drivers to get where they are going in a safer environment and with less hassle. “Right now we are engaged in several projects,” Public Works Director Louis […]

Pinal County signs order of abatement by consent with Johnson Utilities

Pinal County Air Quality announced Aug. 26 it signed an order of abatement by consent with Johnson Utilities LLC 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 […]

Pinal County justice of the peace districts changing for 2018

After a couple of public hearings and much discussion, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors has voted to reduce justice of the peace districts for the 2018 election. The reduction comes after a study found that the Apache Junction Justice Court is nearing critical capacity when it comes to case load. Each charge in a […]

Dolly, animal ambassador for Pinal County Animal Care and Control, is back home

After a rough start when she arrived at Pinal County Animal Care and Control, a pit bull named Dolly soon became a favorite for the shelter. “She was picked up by one of our officers as a stray and very pregnant,” Animal Care and Control Director Audra Michael explained. “Through the stress of everything she […]