Pinal supervisors look at amendments to comprehensive plan

Along with addressing the errors that took place during the primary election, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors also looked at major comprehensive plan amendments for rezoning. Much of the …
Coronavirus

New coronavirus cases dropping in Florence

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Aug. 10 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Florence at 14,107 in the 85132 ZIP code, an increase of 60 new cases from one week ago. More than …
Election 2022

Pinal County posts final election results for Florence

After a trouble-plagued election, the Pinal County Elections Department has announced the final results of the primary race. Election results will not be official until the Pinal County Board of …
Election 2022

Town: No runoff needed for three Florence council seats

With three seats on the Florence Town Council up for grabs, Nicole Buccellato, Jose "Mo" Maldonado and current Vice Mayor Michelle Cordes have received the most votes. And a statement released …
Election 2022

Race tightens for remaining two seats on Florence Council

While political newcomer Nicole Buccellato continues to widen her lead for one of the three open Florence Town Council seats in the primary election, the race for the remaining seats is tightening.

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Election 2022

Pinal County waives elections costs for all cities and towns due to election day errors

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors has voted to waive costs for elections in all cities and towns affected by the errors that plagued the primary election. The county will be absorbing more …
Election 2022

Pinal supervisors appoint new county recorder

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors on Friday, Aug. 5, unanimously voted to appoint Dana Lewis as the new Pinal County recorder through Dec. 31, 2024. The move comes after Pinal County Elections …
Independent Newsmedia

Florence police report assaults

Florence Police report of incidents between July 18 and July 22: Assault reported on July 18 at 1:30 p.m. at North Pinal Parkway AvenueOfficer was dispatched to a report of an assault on staff by …
Elections 2022

Pinal elections department updates ballot counting deadline

The Pinal Elections Department is providing a timeline for when ballot counting is expected to be completed. The update comes after Pinal County Elections Director David Frisk was let go Thursday, …
Elections 2022

Elections director Frisk no longer employed in Pinal County

David Frisk is no longer in the position of elections director and is no longer employed by Pinal County. READ: Human error blamed for Pinal County election problems As a result of discussions …
Elections 2022

Human error blamed for Pinal County election problems

In a state where the integrity of elections has been heavily questioned, Pinal County couldn’t have picked a worse time to fumble its primary elections. The trouble started when mail-in …
Coronavirus

New coronavirus cases in Florence rising slowly

The Arizona Department of Health Services on Aug. 3 reported the number of coronavirus cases in Florence at 14,047 in the 85132 ZIP code, an increase of 106 new cases from one week ago. More than …
Statewide Reporting
TRANSPORTATION

Gila River bridge work in Florence nears 40% completion

Crews are in the second week of work constructing bridge girders for a new bridge over the Gila River in Florence. The project began in February where State Route 79 crosses the normally dry …
WEATHER

Maricopa, Pinal counties under excessive heat warning for July 11

Maricopa and Pinal counties face an excessive heat warning from 10 a.m to 8 p.m. Monday, July 11, according to the National Weather Service. Daytime highs could reach 115 degrees. The Weather …
Opinion

Herrington: As COVID surges in Arizona, CDC calls for masks when indoors in public

Community levels from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have moved up and down in many Arizona counties over the past few weeks.

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J.O. Combs school district seeks to fill board vacancy

Applications are being accepted to fill a vacancy on the J.O. Combs Unified School District Governing Board. On Aug. 1, the district announced that board members Chad McLeod and Lisa Carr had …
Education

Florence schools not fully staffed in many positions

School is in session, but the Florence Unified School District is facing many of the same staffing challenges that school districts across the state are grappling with. Rita Ann Reznick, director …
Education

Group helps veterans attend Central Arizona College

Support Education and Employment for Vets, or S.E.E.4VETS, recently provided $7,600 to Central Arizona College for the Stars and Stripes Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to assist students …
Neighbors

Central Arizona College accepting nominations for outstanding alumni

Central Arizona College is accepting nominations of outstanding alumni. The alum selected will be honored, along with the selected Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, during the 2022 Vaquero Awards to be …
Neighbors
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Meet Your Neighbor: Sharon Gilbertson, an artist with vision

Sharon Gilbertson may have grown up and lived near or surrounded by the Pacific Ocean in California and Hawaii, but the desert’s own siren’s song eventually brought her to …
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Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center offers state-of-the-art support of individuality for all

A life solely under the guidance of one’s self is an ability most have --- but many do not --- and the understanding of this truth of life is at the core of a Phoenix-based nonprofit mission …
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